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Oakmont's Garcia, Vista girls are second at state meet

FRESNO -- Del Oro High School junior Trevor Stephens made it onto the top-10 podium by one second. Oakmont junior Karlie Garcia missed a state championship by one second. And Vista ...

Whitney season, and Wildcats volleyball future

AUBURN _ The Whitney High girls volleyball team was unable to topple No. 6 seed Placer in round one of the Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs, but what the Wildcats accomplished this sea ...

Our View: Interesting lineup of candidates, and a tough job awaits

The upcoming election to fill the vacancy in state Assembly District 4 will feature a quick campaign — and a familiar name. Beth Gaines, wife of former assemblyman and current st ...

CIF Playoff Seedings Take Big Hits

After pre-season trips to Las Vegas and Fresno to take on perennial powers Bishop Gorman and Clovis West, last Friday’s trek to Manteca to meet East Union in the opening round of ...

High Playoff Seeds For Falcons, Hillmen

Pioneer Valley League champion Colfax and runner-up Placer both reaped the benefits of successful seasons when the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section released its football playoff brackets S ...

Kicked out by the CIF?

A proposed revision to a California Interscholastic Federation bylaw would force soccer players to pick between playing for their club teams and suiting up for their high school sq ...

New collaboration serves job seekers, businesses

Local job seekers and employers can look to some new support services with the launch of Golden Sierra Business Connections. The collaborative effort between the California Employ ...

Hillmen run out of rallies

STOCKTON — Trailing 14-0 less than four minutes into Friday night’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV title game, the Hillmen believed they could come back. And they did. Down t ...

Why State Bowl Berth Is Out Of Reach For Hillmen

Win, lose or draw Friday night in its CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Div. IV playoff championship game with Modesto Christian, make no mistake about it, the Placer Hillmen football team w ...

Deja vu for Del Oro in Folsom

On the same field at Folsom High’s Prairie City Stadium where it rallied to knock off California High of San Ramon in its season opener, the Del Oro football team mounted an even ...

Placer Frosh Improve To 5-0

By Mike Ray Gold Country News Services Hillmen Frosh Batter Cougars, 50-8; Now 5-0 Michael Robinson rushed for 160 yards and tallied five touchdowns to help power Placer’s fros ...

PVL Primer

Since its inception in 2002, Pioneer Valley League football supremacy has been the championship domain of three schools. In its eighth season, the PVL has seen Colfax grab four ou ...

Week Three Grid Matchups Pair Possible Playoff Foes

The calendar may still read September but for a few area high school football teams this weekend’s games could easily be previews of what’s to come in November, or for that ma ...

UHLER'S Version: "It's a Wonderful Life"

Congratulations are in store for Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler and his family. There appears to be no economic recession or depression impacting the Uhler household. Ki ...

Blaze bond at beach training camp

For five days next week, 19 girls from area high school soccer teams will be stretched to their mental and physical limits at Dillon Beach on the Marin County coast. Conducted lik ...