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Playoff-hungry Eagles take flight

LOOMIS — Ron Benjamin is no stranger to success on a prep soccer pitch. He moved to the foothills in 2007 to serve as director of girls coaching for the Placer United Soccer Clu ...

Hillmen rally past Eagles

Evan Staton drove in the tying run in the seventh and the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth as Placer High rallied to beat host El Camino 9-8 Monday afternoon in extra innings. ...

Del Oro sharp in final non-league test

The Del Oro High baseball team blew open a close game with five runs in the fourth inning in a 13-3 win over Rio Americano Friday. Three Eagles pitchers combined to contain the Rai ...

Timberwolves see NorCal title slip from their grasp

The victory that felt so close just slipped through the fingers of the Woodcreek High boys basketball team Saturday night at Arco Arena. The Timberwolves had possession of the b ...

Finishing the SFL all-league story

With my profoundest apology for not including it the first time, I am listing here the first and second team all-league lists for Sierra Foothill League girls basketball.This was t ...

Timberwolves return to Arco

As part of our game preview, we spoke to both coaches, and also to two coaches who are familiar with Woodcreek and St. Francis and asked their thoughts on the game. Steve Taylor of ...

Timberwolves rally late, beat Mitty in overtime

On its way to the Bay Area Saturday afternoon, the Woodcreek High boys basketball team took a little detour past Arco Arena. "The guys looked out the window and said there was o ...

Del Oro netters sweep Whitney

Kyle Russell finished with nine kills as the Del Oro High boys volleyball team swept Whitney Thursday. The Golden Eagles downed the Wildcats 25-12, 25-23, 25-16 to improve to 4-1 ...

New videos at Placer Sports

We have posted some new video reports at our regional all-sports Web site, www.placersports.com.  Visit our site and click on the video content area to see highlights from the ...

Rocklin tops Pleasant Valley; plays at St. Francis Thursday

The Thunder boys beat Pleasant Valley High of Chico 73-44 on Tuesday night in the first round of the Northern California regional basketball tournament. Rocklin High is a No. 10 s ...

Golden Eagles thinking small ball

LOOMIS — A squad that’s slugged its way to consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals is making some quick adjustments to a new style of offense this spring. The Del Oro High ...

Oakmont cruises past Montgomery into NorCal second round

The game felt like a mismatch from the outset, and except for the fact that Oakmont went into cruise control for portions of the night, it was just that. Montgomery High’s boy ...

Eagle of the Week

Junior Foster Fretland had a breakout season with the Del Oro High wrestling team. Fretland, a 145-pounder, placed seventh at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament last month, ...

New polls at Placer Sports

Two new polls are up today at Placer Sports, our regional aggregrate sports Web site. Log on at www.placersports.com or use the choose location pull-down menu to select Placer Spor ...