football

Summer of surgeries: Scotty Henrichs returns to Granite Bay football

No player has looked forward to taking the field more this season than Granite Bay’s own Scotty Henrichs.  Just a few months ago, the 17-year-old wide receiver wasn&rsq ...

SATURDAY SPECIAL: Auburn-area football squads open season with full-contact scrimmages

Dennis Murphy barked instruction with authority Thursday as he directed Placer High football players through an aggressive ball-stripping drill on the Hillmen practice field. Thos ...

To boldly go … for the first time

Most high school football players entering their senior season have become accustomed to practicing in the closing weeks of summer in the scorching heat. It has become a yearly ...

Rocklin football campaign for 2015

High school football is just a few weeks away and all eyes will be turning to the Sierra Foothill League as from where the cream of the crop will rise – do not be surprised t ...

Woodcreek among Nine Football Teams hit with Sac-Joaquin Section Sanctions

Nine Sac-Joaquin Section football programs will scramble to fit the practice workload into a shortened season this year after violating a new Sac Joaquin Section bylaw designed to ...

Rocklin’s Evan Michalet keeps making a national name

A Rocklin High football standout recently joined 630 of the nation’s top high school players taking part in tournament series making sports headlines the country.  &ldq ...

Westerm Sierra's Karene Robertson

School: Western Sierra Collegiate Academy Wolves Grade: Sophomore Western Sierra Collegiate Academy will compete in football for the first time this season with some players who ...

Rocklin's Wesley Preece

School: Rocklin High Thunder Grade: Senior It would be hard to miss a high school athlete standing 6-foot-6-inches tall and weighing 225 pounds, and that is what Rocklin High foo ...

Western Sierra athletics have a banner year

It was an exciting year for Western Sierra Collegiate Academy. Its third senior class graduated this spring and 2014-15 was a breakthrough for the school’s athletic programs. ...

New baby, new coach and a brand new team

Taking a largely untested and untried group of teenagers and trying to turn them into varsity football players would be more than enough to put on the plate of a new coach. But ima ...

Granite Bay grad looks to make impact on Sierra College’s football team

Johnny Cooley was the perfect back for Granite Bay High’s fly-sweep offense.  The 2013 juggernaut running back had the burst to hit the secondary in four steps and the ...

Anticipating a new era in Whitney football

Following in the footsteps of a coach who led his team to 67 victories in nine seasons, made the postseason seven times and the championship game twice while winning one, Whitney H ...

Western Sierra Collegiate Academy's Bryce Mellish

Grade: Junior Western Sierra Collegiate Academy’s Bryce Mellish is that rare combination of confidence without arrogance. The aspiring quarterback for the Wolves’ inau ...

Baseball ending starts sports’ cycle

Just when everyone is about to collapse from a high school year of sports, the spirit is revived by Little League All Stars baseball. At each level, 9-10 Minors, 11 Minors/Majors, ...