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Thys finds stroke in Sonoma

Now at his third college since graduating from Placer High in 2009, Joel Thys finally has a clear path for this baseball future. That’s allowed him to focus on what he and Sonoma ...

Thys goes to Marlins in draft

Joel Thys’ breakout spring on the baseball diamond got even better Wednesday afternoon. The Placer High graduate was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 47th round of the Major ...

Thys rebounding at Ohlone

Joel Thys found out last season just what a grind college baseball can be — especially for a catcher. Then a freshman at Long Beach State — traditionally an NCAA Division I po ...

Chemistry keyed Placer’s 1993 title run

Jerran Hamelin remembers the warm afternoon in May of 1993 like it was yesterday, not only because Placer High won its first Sac-Joaquin Section baseball title. Hamelin played ca ...

There’s no panic at Placer

Seniors Spencer Zaputil and Joel Thys wrestled and joked around the batting cage Tuesday as if they hadn’t a care in the world. Meanwhile Matt Dougherty and Ryan Lipsmeyer playfu ...