Sports

THE COMEBACK SQUAD: Sierra College softball program hopes for 2015 heroics after winning state title last year

Led by numerous come-from-behind victories in the state tournament, The Sierra College softball team rallied to the first CCCAA Softball State Championship in school history last y ...

Placer, Colfax finish fast in third snowboard series

The boys came to play. After two weeks of watching Placer High girls lead the way in the California-Nevada Ski and Snowboard Federation Central II season, the Hillmen boys capture ...

SHOWDOWN LOOMING: Placer girls trample Lincoln 49-26 to set up undefeated showdown with Colfax

Friday’s prep girls basketball game between host Placer and Colfax wouldn’t be bigger if Michael Buffer himself agreed to do the introductions. None needed. Since Pla ...

PVL BOYS BASKETBALL: Placer boys jump ahead early, throttle Colfax

Prep basketball fans packed Earl Crabbe Gymnasium with high energy Tuesday in a Pioneer Valley League boys rivalry game between host Placer and Colfax. The Hillmen captured every ...

FIGHT to the FINISH: SJS Wrestlers prepare for a grueling season finish in the CIF playoffs

Wrestlers are crazy. They starve themselves to make weight, slap themselves to get pumped and admire an ear pulverized into a cauliflower salad like it’s a piece of art. Wr ...

SUPER WOMAN: Auburn preschool teacher competes in grueling Spartan Races

Auburn’s Nichole Root is a daytime superhero. The founder of Lolli Totts Preschool flies over fire, plods through lakes of mud and scales 10-foot walls, monkey bars and rope ...

Defense, local grads lead Sierra College men, women to Big 8 basketball wins

ROCKLIN — Placer High graduate Isaiah Pineiro went into another gear by recording a double-double in Sierra College’s 79-61 Big 8 men’s basketball victory over Am ...

BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL: Autistic Placer freshman scores her first basket amid magic moment

Jocyleen Ditico was born to play basketball. It’s not because she’s six feet tall, or even that she wound up attending classes at a school with one of the most histori ...

Max Miller's Clinic of Champions comes to Sacramento

Max Miller’s Clinic of Champions for college, high school and youth football coaches will be held in Reno, Feb. 27-28. For the first time, however, Miller will hold a clinic ...

SADDLE UP: Auburn-area students prep for 2015 rodeos

After a holiday break in December, District 3 of the California High School Rodeo Association opened the 2015 half of its season this weekend at the Lincoln Arena. The action star ...