Sports

Del Oro Hall-of-Famer Fletcher dies at 68

John Fletcher, who was a varsity football coach at Del Oro from 1979 to 1994, and helped lay down the foundation which thrust the Golden Eagles program into an era of excellence, d ...

Rooker, Bruins golfers show way at PVL tournament

ROSEVILLE‒ It was a good day Monday in Roseville individually for Colfax High’s Jordan Rooker and team-wise for Bear River High’s girls golf squad. Playing at Timber ...

Realigned PVL anybody’s race

With former Pioneer Valley League powers Placer and Lincoln now departed to the new Foothill Valley League, four teams – Center (5-0), Bear River (5-0), Colfax (5-0) and Foot ...

Falcons make Pirates walk plank, 38-0

WHEATLAND – How good are the Colfax Falcons?   If five weeks of preseason football games didn’t answer that question, the Falcons should find out this coming Fri ...

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Games that count opened up in the Capital Valley Conference, Delta, Sierra Foothill, Capital Athletic Leagues last Friday. Many teams have a scheduled bye week before Pioneer Valle ...

Falcons top Bruins in epic five-game PVL match

LAKE OF THE PINES– Advantage Colfax.   That was the storyline Wednesday night as Colfax’s girls volleyball team used a huge comeback to rally past host Bear Rive ...

Economy boom, officiating bust

We often take for granted that every game we attend is going to have the officiating necessary to put the outcome in the record book. Most of us do not know where those men and wom ...

Sports Chatter

With the high school football season reaching the midway point for area teams, here’s what we think we’ve learned halfway through the year and perhaps what we may need ...

Falcons, Bruins spikers win PVL openers

VOLLEYBALL   Colfax and Bear River tuned up for their first pivotal Pioneer ValleyLeague volleyball match of the season by both posting easy wins Monday evening. The Fal ...

Despite new faces Falcons off to 4-0 start

With only nine starters from last season’s team coming back in 2018, it wouldn’t be too farfetched to think that the Colfax Falcons entered the current football season ...

Placer boys take Nevada Union Invite

GRASS VALLEY– Placer’s boys team and Del Oro’s Riley Chamberlain stole top cross-country honors at Saturday’s Nevada Union Invitational ran in Grass Valley. ...

Placer topples Nevada Union in FVL opener

AUBURN– The Placer girls volleyball team has encountered some speed bumps over the latest stretch of the season. Entering Monday, the team hadn’t played an official mat ...

High school sports shrine to induct Mike Ray, Ron Pucci

Two Placer County high-school sports legends are going to soon give Colfax sizeable presence in the Sac-Joaquin Section high-school sports Hall of Fame. Mike Ray, covered Colfax H ...

Bruins continue to punish opponents

LAKE OF THE PINES– It was business as usual for the Bear River Bruins football team Friday night. Playing an overmatched Encina Prep team, which suited up just 16 players, t ...

Falcons now 4-0 with win over Union Mine

COLFAX – Colfax’s Jake Green returned the opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown, and the Falcons never looked back on their way to handing Union Mine a 44-14 drubbin ...