Greg Benzel

Coaches' wives fit football into family life

By Cecil Conley Sports Editor Greg Benzel and Jeff Tisdel spend their afternoons surrounded by young men on football fields in Rocklin. Once the two coaches go home, they are out ...

Performance means more than appearance

His Rocklin High School teammates can wear the facemask shields and flashy gloves, the neck rolls and headbands. All senior defensive tackle Nick Cooper needs is the uniform he was ...

Too small not too bad for Thunder receiver

Too small is too often how Nick Williams is measured. Whatever shortcomings the Rocklin High School senior might have are not evident, however, when he is playing wide receiver for ...

Pain is no gain for football teams

By Cecil Conley Sports Editor Mike Gimenez cannot buy a break. Injuries are taking a toll on his Whitney High School football team, and there is no relief in sight. The Wildcats ...

Thunder prepare for Nevada Union

Rocklin High’s varsity football team, which topped visiting Oak Ridge 27-7 in its season opener, will play at Nevada Union in Grass Valley at 7:15 p.m. Friday. “They play toug ...