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Placer rallies to top Whitney

ROCKLIN — Cameron Southward wasn’t sure how the football ended up floating in front if his face near midfield, but the Placer High senior knew what to do when he saw it. South ...

Rocklin tops Atwater in round two of volleyball playoffs

Rocklin High’s varsity volleyball team, the top seed in the Division II playoffs, beat No. 9 Buhach Colony of Atwater in three games on Thursday night. The Thunder will play No ...

Whitney's Young wins, three gridiron stars vie for weekly honor

With 54 percent of the vote, Whitney High volleyball player Shelby Young was the readers’ choice for last week’s Placer Sports Athlete of the Week. Young beat out Grani ...

Stunning comeback gives Placer frosh PVL crown

The Placer Hillmen frosh football team pulled off a stunning comeback at Whitney High in Rocklin Thursday night and with it, grabbed the Pioneer Valley League championship. Traili ...

Too much Thunder as Tigers fall in section semifinal

On the strength of a trio of first half goals, the Rocklin High soccer team advanced to the section title game Wednesday night in Folsom. In the third meeting of the season betw ...

Maginnis fuels Sierra’s motor

Julie Maginnis is like a point guard in the water. When the Sierra College women’s water polo team goes on offense, the Del Oro High graduate is often the one leading the charge ...

Rocklin tops Folsom in volleyball playoff opener

Rocklin High’s varsity volleyball team, the top seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section, Division II playoffs, beat No. 16 Folsom in four games in Tuesday night’s first-round match. T ...

Whitney falls to Ceres in boys soccer playoffs

Whitney High’s varsity boys soccer team lost 4-1 in Ceres on Tuesday night, in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section, Division IV playoffs. It was the first playoff match i ...

Undefeated Thunder to close SFL season at Roseville

Rocklin High’s varsity football team has already clinched the Sierra Foothill League championship. Now the Thunder (9-0 overall) have their sights set on a perfect regular seaso ...

Whitney to host Placer Friday in PVL finale for football

Whitney High’s varsity football team will host Placer on Friday in a rematch of last year’s Sac-Joaquin Section, Division IV title game. Both teams are 4-1 in PVL play and Fri ...

Whitney girls eliminated from postseason in water polo

Whitney High’s varsity girls water polo team was eliminated from the Sac-Joaquin Section, Division II playoffs with a 10-2 loss to Rio Americano. Marley Kinney and Courtney Uelt ...

Whitney boys place 13th at cross country subsections

Whitney High’s varsity boys cross country team placed 13th at the Division 3 subsections on Saturday at Angels Camp. There were 32 teams in the divisional race. Two freshmen ...

Hunting season set to open for three types of birds

Saturday is a big day for bird hunters as it is opening day for three bird seasons. Pheasant: Long cherished by hunters, the hunting season for these Chinese imports will find h ...

Woodcreek girls lead way at Angel's Camp

The high school subsection cross county meet is hard to read, with the major goal for top teams being getting through to the section finals. “The subsection meet is a day of s ...

Subsection meet sets stage for DII section cross country finals

Strategies vary when it comes to the subsection cross country meet, as teams prepare for the section finals that follow. “Subsections is always a little hard to figure out bec ...