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Placer-Del Oro rivalry remains on hold

As the 2010 football schedules were dusted off this month, I looked over the Placer High and Del Oro schedules looking for something I knew wasn’t there. Every year I hope for t ...

UNLV’s Smith, Seiler arrive on national scenes

Both Colby Smith and David Seiler have enjoyed fantastic success this summer. However, the two UNLV athletes arrived at their sporting peaks by different means. Smith is the golfe ...

Bohnet hits the water for her cause

Lucy Bohnet has a couple of great reasons for making her muscles ache and her lungs burn at Sugar Pine Reservoir on Monday.The Auburn resident plans to swim five miles in the beaut ...

Riders rallying for Wright

Christian Wright went from living his dream to barely living Friday.The mountain biker from Auburn launched off of a jump and had a frightening crash during a practice run at a Jun ...

Inspiration aplenty at WS 100

I’ve been watching an inordinate amount of sports for most of my life. There are very few sports I will tune out on TV. A good ping-pong match can hold my interest for an hour. ...

Brace for epic Western States race

One week from today, hundreds of brave souls will be marching into Le Febvre Stadium to finish the Western States Endurance Run. And this year, Auburn’s most heralded endurance e ...

Replay’s not the answer for baseball

On Twitter, the wisecracks were flying within seconds of Jim Joyce’s missed call that cost Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game Wednesday night. In case you m ...

Bikes should always be welcomed

Of all places, the Endurance Capital of the World should be a place where cyclists are welcomed, at all times. There have been several negative comments on the Auburn Journal web ...

Veteto returning to his roots

Konner Veteto’s basketball career blossomed in southern California, but he’s returning to his roots. The Placer High graduate is transferring to Sacramento State after playing ...

Prep soccer headed for major changes

The California Interscholastic Federation will vote this week on a revision to one of its bylaws that would prohibit soccer players from participating with club teams and high scho ...

Spring storylines blossoming

Just like the grass (weeds) springing up all over my yard this spring, there are countless stories blossoming all over the foothills sports scene as the days get longer. There are ...

Scholarship shortage a telling sign

There are a couple ways to look at the lack of recruiting attention paid to Placer County’s three remarkable football teams in 2009.Between Placer High, Del Oro and Rocklin & ...

Kings are worthy of cheers, finally

It’s usually tough to get excited about a basketball team that is seven games under .500 and is basically out of the playoff picture in early January.But Sacramento Kings fan ...

Falcons score some more karma points

The Colfax High football team leads the Pioneer Valley League, the Sac-Joaquin Section and maybe the state in karma points. Coach Tony Martello and the Colfax team deserve a lot o ...

Foothills pair hook up on the AVP Tour

Diane Pascua was almost ready to take out a classified ad to find a playing partner after a handful of events on the AVP Tour this summer. As it turned out, the perfect fit was sit ...