Olympics

Media Life: Placer’s Highway 40 stretch gets new monument in Ophir

Take a detour off the smooth textures of  Interstate 80 and onto Ophir Road near Auburn and you’ll soon get an inkling for how automobile travel felt and sounded like in ...

Media Life: KCRA to highlight Placer’s Sochi Olympics presence

Sacramento’s KCRA Channel 3 will be the center of the Olympic world for Auburn TV viewers starting Feb. 6, when the 22nd Winter Games storms onto the small screen and creates ...

Hoping to bounce into the 2020 Olympic Games

Vigorous vertical velocity for Rocklin’s 12-year-old trampoline queen Alyssa Oh sets both her sights and skills sky high enough to spot a 2020 Olympic dream on the horizon. ...

Rocklin wrestler sets sights on 2020 Olympics

Contradicting the phrase “good for a girl,” 18-year-old Olivia Seppinni tackles the sport of wrestling at a level most athletes, males included, seldom attain – t ...

Roseville complex welcomes 562 youth swimmers for Western Zone

The parking lot at the Roseville Aquatics Complex was full of cars and RVs on Wednesday, and it will be again Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They included license plates from Nevad ...

Gold medalist Summer Sanders gets very close to varicose veins campaign

In childhood innocence, Summer Sanders referred to varicose veins as “very close veins.” Now a mother of two, the two-time Olympic gold medalist from Roseville has gro ...

Softball camp features Olympians Fernandez, Granger

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Fernandez will hold a Gold Medal Youth Softball Camp and Coach’s Clinic from Friday through Sunday, Aug. 26-28, at Foskett Park in Linco ...

Ex-Olympian Granger pitches in at Sierra College

Playing a game of “do you know who I am” is not Michele Granger’s style. She may have won an Olympic gold medal in 1996, but the former softball pitcher does not like using i ...

How does 2018 Reno-Tahoe Olympics sound?

Skimming through the notebook while hoping newspapers never become extinct. It’s too hard reading from a computer screen in the bathroom, especially when using a laptop. ... Ano ...

Our predictions for the region, 2009

As we bid farewell to 2008 and welcome 2009 with open arms — and, hopefully, fuller retirement portfolios — we look to that time-honored tradition of New Year’s resolutions t ...