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Now I can root for the home team

Over the past eight years various readers have called me a Placer homer, a Bear River booster, a Colfax supporter and a Del Oro sellout ? sometimes all within a few weeks. It?s tr ...

Placer football sending Hess to next level

Updates from a desk littered with playoff brackets, spring schedules and coffee cups:Basketball season is over at Placer High and baseball season is four days from first pitch. So ...

Kings can draw hope from 49ers

After four seasons of brutal basketball in Sacramento, Kings fans are just looking for some hope these days. San Francisco 49er fans might be able to provide some after their wild ...

Remembering a remarkable year in sports

It was a banner sports year in 2011. There were remarkable feats, thrilling victories, gut-wrenching defeats and dynamic personalities on display. We at the Auburn Journal did our ...

Some short, sweet wishes for Christmas

Given the blessings bestowed upon the sports community in the foothills recently, Christmas wish lists are brief this year. But here is a sampling of what some local sports figures ...

Playoff picture just beginning to take shape

Coaches will tell you it’s ludicrous to talk prep football playoffs in September. But the Sac-Joaquin Section’s playoff format is so complicated and includes so many co ...

Placer football will be worth the long wait

Coaches are torn and players are grateful, but the general consensus is, the Sac-Joaquin Section’s mandatory three-week break from sports before the fall season opens is a good t ...

Why do they run? For the love of the trail

Gordon Ainsleigh wasn’t seeking endorsement deals and worldwide fame back when he joined the horses at the Tevis Cup Endurance Ride in 1974 for a 100-mile jaunt along the Western ...

Another gut wrencher for Sacramento?

I’m still trying to find a bright side to the Kings’ impending move to Anaheim, from any perspective. It’s been tough to get fired up for a Sacramento game in the ...

Kendall could be even better

The Kendall Arnett Basketball Tournament will always be an Auburn gem. California’s oldest basketball tournament will return to Earl Crabbe Gym beginning Tuesday, hitting the cou ...