Greg Benzel

Rocklin stuns Granite Bay; to host Woodcreek

GRANITE BAY – The Rocklin High School football team continued their string of dominance with a convincing 31-14 victory over the defending state champion Granite Bay Grizzlie ...

Rocklin invades Whitney for 2013 Quarry Bowl

It’s time once again for the Quarry Bowl showdown between Rocklin and Whitney high school football. Another sellout crowd is expected to be on hand for this gridiron preseaso ...

Thunder, ‘Cats host season openers Friday

Rocklin and Whitney high schools will open their 2013 football campaigns at home Friday. The Thunder host Pleasant Grove and the Wildcats entertain Vintage from Napa. Rocklin got ...

Although it isn’t yet fall …

With temperatures hovering around the century mark, it’s hard to imagine that fall is approaching. OK, OK, it’s still two months away, but the talk has already turned t ...

Super Bowl swamis make their picks

There would be no credibility in Gold Country Media Sports if an attempt wasn’t made to prognosticate the outcome of Super Bowl XLVII. Of course, it would be folly for me to ...

Rocklin readies for Del Oro with 49-14 win over young Roseville team

With Roseville coming in at 1-7 Friday night, there was a chance the Rocklin High football team could suffer a letdown with Del Oro waiting in the wings in the final week of the ...

Boise State beckons for Rocklin quarterback

Far be it for Jimmy Laughrea to be jealous of all the attention Dano Graves has received in recent weeks. Laughrea will simply join all the folks applauding the Folsom High School ...

Loss to linger for Rocklin football coach

Greg Benzel’s back will be sore by the time August arrives. Rocklin High School’s football coach will have carried around last Friday night’s Sac-Joaquin Section playoff loss ...

After Laughrea goes down, Thunder bows out

Life without Jimmy Laughrea began far too soon for Rocklin High School’s football team. Once the Thunder lost its quarterback, a loss in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playo ...

Seniors' days are numbered in football

Friday night is the beginning of the end for Jimmy Laughrea and Brant Wright. Their football careers at Rocklin and Whitney high schools, respectively, will conclude one way or ano ...