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Tangney enjoying the ride

Terry Tangney was sitting on the bench a few years ago when Woodcreek High basketball was tough to watch. So it’s only fair he should get an up-close view now, when the Timberwol ...

What a ride for Auburn’s Jones

Just three years ago, Chris Jones was behind a desk for 40 hours each week. Now his desk has two wheels, pedals and it goes real fast when he’s on the seat. The Auburn resident ...

Dragila vaults on with tour

Don’t close the book on Stacy Dragila’s remarkable athletic career just yet. At the age of 37, Dragila plans on sticking around the pole vault pits for at least another year. ...

Realignment on right track

The Sac-Joaquin Section unveiled its proposal for realignment this week, along with a sensible new plan for the football playoffs. The realignment’s effect on our local schools ...

What will we see in 2009?

After reflecting on a year that featured many highlights and some depressing lowlights, it’s time to glance ahead to a 2009 brimming with promise. Here are some random foothills ...

Sierra Scoop: Highlights... from the field

Given the events of the past 48 hours, this football season and this column should begin and end like this: ? But perhaps reflecting on some of the highlights on the field this fa ...

Sting of forfeits lingers at Placer

Placer High principal Peter Efstathiu is still not convinced the Hillmen football team got a fair shake when it forfeited three wins, including two in Pioneer Valley League play on ...

Football: No hype necessary

As a fairly new father, I have a heightened appreciation for the start of high school football season on Friday. The atmosphere on a Friday night under the lights as cleats hit t ...

Sierra Scoop: Renfree hits fast forward

Matt Renfree is suddenly one phone call away from Major League Baseball. The Placer High graduate joined the Seattle Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate on Friday, just in time for a ...

Sierra Scoop: The dirt on turf projects

As turf football fields pop up all around them, coaches and administrators in the foothills aren’t just sitting around watching the grass grow. There have been rumblings around ...

Sierra Scoop: Willson not surprised at Davis’ return

Sierra College baseball coach Rob Willson is busy helping the Wolverines try to capture a state title this weekend in Fresno. But he witnessed a remarkable feat beyond his team's m ...

Verlin takes his shot at Idaho

Don Verlin knew it was only a matter of time before he became a head coach at a Division I basketball program. And I knew it was just a matter of time before my alma mater hired ...

Flood of frosh on the pitch

The road trips are lengthy and the wins are tough to come by, but it's a small price to pay for Chris Asbury, who's helping build a bright future for the Placer High girls soccer p ...

Ginty gets in on Madness

Devin Ginty couldn't think of a better way to spend his spring break. He'll be taking a road trip with some of his buddies, but he won't know their destination until this afternoo ...

Placer dropped by friendly fire

Allison Johnson knows how Placer High's girls hoops team was feeling Thursday night. The Vanden coach empathized with the Lady Hillmen even while celebrating her team's thrilling ...