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HUMBLE BEGINNINGS: The SJS wrestling postseason begins with conference cakewalks

California’s four-week individual prep wrestling postseason begins with league tournaments this weekend and culminates with the state championships in Bakersfield March 4 and ...

Permanent homeless shelter issues on Placer supes agenda

Homeless shelter issues are back on the front burner with the Placer County Board of Supervisors this week. The board will hear a staff update Tuesday on work to implement plans r ...

SNOW DAYS: Placer, Colfax, Del Oro teams enjoy success on the slopes

As evident by state championship results each season, Auburn-area students have a particular knack for navigating the slopes. Placer High’s snowboarding team, reigning Calif ...

Del Oro, Placer take dual meet wrestling wins

Placer 66, Colfax 3 Cooper Wilkin’s one-point defeat at 170 pounds was the lone blemish on an otherwise spotless night for the Placer wrestling team Wednesday. Bryce Cook ( ...

SIGN LANGUAGE: Lincoln student-fans get personal in PVL rivalry game

The words “F@$# you” are scrawled into the visiting wall of Placer High’s historic Earl Crabbe Gymnasium. A sharpie penned the phrase “Smoke weed every day& ...

Del Oro, Bear River, Placer take dual meet wrestling wins

Del Oro 68, Nevada Union 12 The deep and talented Del Oro wrestling squad showed off excellence across the weight classes Wednesday by ousting host Nevada Union in the first dual ...

Placer Pizzazz: See the artistic side of our government workers at annual Placer County Employee Art Show in Auburn

While Placer County employees are busy keeping our government offices running smoothly, many of them also flourish in their artistic endeavors. The creativity of these employees i ...

Dec. 21 Auburn-Area prep hoops roundup

Placer boys runner-up in Rocklin Tourney The Hillmen rolled Del Campo 70-41 in Thursday’s Rocklin Tournament opener, and then ousted host Rocklin 70-47 in the tournament fin ...

Dec. 13 Prep Hoops Roundup: Bear River, Placer, Del Oro, Colfax, Forest Lake Christian

Lehigh Tournament REDDING — After leading early in Friday’s semifinal game with Shasta in the Leigh Classic, the Bear River boys couldn’t keep up with the Wolves ...

Preseason basketball report: Placer, Del Oro, Forest Lake and Colfax find early success

Placer girls 52, Nevada Union 44 A Nevada Union girls basketball program on the heels of back-to-back entries in the D1 Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs had all kinds of trouble with ...

BACK TO THE MAT: Del Oro hosts Oakdale, Placer, Center in top-notch wrestling scrimmage

LOOMIS — That iron with such proclivity to sharpening was put to use at Del Oro High Wednesday as Del Oro, Oakdale, Placer and Center boys wrestling programs collided for a h ...

Placer jobless rate below 5 percent

Placer County’s unemployment rate has ticked upward to 4.8 percent, new state Economic Development Department show. The jobless rate was 4.4 percent in September and the ris ...

TURKEY AND FOOTBALL: The best prep football teams practice on Thanksgiving

The countdown has started for the California Interscholastic Federation’s first true state-wide bowl football championship games. With most CIF sections around the state put ...

SHOWTIME: Prep football season comes down to must-win road games for Placer, Bear River, Del Oro

If it’s Friday, it must be the second round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin football playoffs. And to whet your postseason gridiron appetite, sample these pre-turkey day helpings of w ...

THE ART OF BEING PERFECT: 10-0 Placer Hillmen join illustrious list of programs that enjoyed perfect regular seasons on the local gridiron

The undefeated season is a milestone that high school football teams are always chasing. After all, nobody wants to lose. However, going undefeated isn't a very realistic goal ...