swimming

Seiler gears up for primetime

Dave Seiler typically swims his fastest at the year-end meets when it counts most. “Traditionally, the bigger the meet, the better I’m going to swim,” the Placer High gradua ...

Studebaker will swim at Cal

Placer High senior Ryan Studebaker signed a national letter of intent last week accepting a swimming scholarship from Cal. After taking sixth at the 2008 Sac-Joaquin Section Champi ...

Trailblazers claim repeat

Del Oro High’s lone section title of the fall came on the cross country trails, where the girls team claimed its second straight Sac-Joaquin Division III championship for the sec ...

Titles abound in spring

Matt Ross, Spencer Zaputil and Joel Thys waited four years. Placer High baseball fans waited 16 seasons. The 2009 Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship was well worth the wa ...

Falcons again dominate links

The Colfax High golf program lost longtime coach John Lamb to retirement and top player Colby Smith to UNLV on a golf scholarship but the Falcons didn’t miss a beat in the 2009 s ...

Special Olympian has golden attitude

At first glance Katie Van Groningen might look like a 19-year-old girl but when she dives into a pool it’s as though she transforms into an aquatic animal. Barely ever coming u ...

Studebaker shines at PVL finals

Ryan Studebaker won two individual events and swam on two placing relays, highlighting the Placer High boys swim team’s fourth place performance at the Pioneer Valley League cham ...

Local swimmer takes first at Jr. Olympics

Cleveland Speece, who swims for the Wolverine Aquatics Club out of Rocklin, placed first for his division at a recent Junior Olympics meet in Fairfield. He finished the 50 free in ...

Colfax, Placer are pool pals, PVL contenders

Imagine the Colfax High football team coming down the hill each afternoon during the fall to practice at Placer’s Le Febvre Stadium. It would take an apocalyptic set of circumsta ...

Studebaker runs strong in the pool

The competition for Ryan Studebaker will hit a steep curve later this spring. Right now he’s just enjoying the ride at Placer High. The junior is the latest in a string of great ...

Weimar’s Porter headed to UNLV

It’s not quite a pipeline, but the University of Nevada-Las Vegas swimming program is collecting some gems from the foothills. Haley Porter is the latest swimmer from the area t ...

Auburn offers host of exercise possibilities

Whether it’s dancing, Pilates, yoga or swimming, Auburn offers an assortment of possibilities to make your body healthier in 2009. The Auburn Recreation District has already mai ...

Quite a splash

Ron Buda claims he was a “terrible swimmer” with the Auburn Robalos more than 40 years ago. He found his niche in coaching and raised the Placer High swimming program to promin ...

Go ahead, get your feet wet — it’s good for you

When you think of getting exercise, do you ever feel like just diving in? This summer, don’t be a fish out of water. Swimmers are in fantastic shape and those who swim or exe ...

Bonner, Studebaker take sixth

Placer High senior Tyler Bonner and sophomore Ryan Studebaker had the top performances for the Hillmen at Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin Section swimming finals at Tokay High in Lodi. B ...