Hillmen Messenger

Senior football players compete in their final season in memory of their fallen teammates

Jared Gaches (left) and Trevor Keller (right) standing on a wall facing the sky.

September 21, 2018

Hanna Yazdi Opinions Editor   As the Seniors of the Varsity football team take the field for their final year of gridiron glory, they keep with them in their hearts the spirits of their brothers that are no longer with them.   Jared Gaches and Trevor Keller, two youthful students from Place...

Freshman Amy Hiatt moves up to the JV volleyball team

Amy Hiatt full of smiles as she participates in PE at Placer.

October 27, 2015

By Kennedy Haswell Messenger Staff Writer There are a lot of things that make freshman Amy Hiatt a stand out. Maybe it’s the fact that she is 6’2”, or maybe it’s the fact that she made the junior varsity volleyball team as a freshman, one of only two players. Not only though is she just...

More sports specific P.E. classes craved by students

October 27, 2015

By Katie Schwab Messenger Staff Writer Many freshman can’t wait to be able to take a P.E. sport. However, not every sport is offered as a P.E. at Placer. “It is actually a pretty simple formula” states the athletic director, Mark Lee, in an email. In order to have have a sport P.E., the...

Cheerleaders, where are they?

This year’s cheerleading squad performs at the Homecoming game.  Some students wonder why they limit their appearances to just football and basketball.

October 27, 2015

By Madison Mohar Messenger Staff Writer You hear them on the sidelines at the football games, but why don’t you hear them at any other sporting event? Where are they? You may not hear them, however they are still there cheering in the stands. Whether they are in uniform or not the Placer high...

Students told to stay off track during football games

October 27, 2015

By Lexi Heuer Messenger Staff Writer A new rule is being set in place regarding our Friday Night Football games, which will affect the Goldmine and its students. Beginning of the 2015 football season, students are no longer allowed to stand on the track by our Snack Bar. This subject has many different...

Unfair assumptions made that football players get special privileges in school

October 27, 2015

By Clare Arnold Messenger Staff Writer   Some Placer students believe that being an athlete gives you special privileges on campus. Often it is said the football players may be labeled as the “golden children” of Placer. However, this perception may not have its merits. “I hold athletes...

Placer High School will stay in the PVL League for now

Banners in the Placer High gym hang high with pride of the many years we have been competing in multiple leagues.

October 27, 2015

By Julia Lindbloom Messenger Staff Writer Placer High will remain in the Pioneer Valley League after a vote by the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section “Watch List Committee” of 5-2 to keep Placer in the PVL and out of CAL (Capital Athletic League) until at least 2018. This league change would place Placer...

Earl Crabbe Gym

December 3, 2014

Mikey Ferreira Messenger Staff Writer Earl Crabbe gym one of the oldest gym in all of Placer county. This gym has been loved and celebrated in every year by Placer students. This gym is probably the heart and soul of this school. When people walk into this gym there is a different attitude. You...

Upset Students and Bare Mountains

December 3, 2014

Ali Conway Messenger Staff Writer The boom has faded as football season comes to a great close. However, the lack of support has diminished greatly in a few short weeks. As winter sports gear up for another great hillmen season, teams are losing support they desperately need . The Ski Team, who...

What happened to Placer gymnastics?

November 24, 2014

By Finn Thomas Messenger Staff Writer   Placer used to have other sports available for students to be a part of, such as gymnastics, rifle team, and field hockey. As gymnastics seems to be a sport that's getting more popular across the nation, in college, and professionally, why don't we...

Male sports receiving more attention

November 24, 2014

Ariana West  Messenger Staff Writer Can girls join guys sports? I know girls have their own team in volleyball, basketball, golf, etc. but why do girls not have their own football team? I think this is extremely unfair because I know many girls who would love to play football but won’t beca...

Lower level football gets less support than Varsity

November 9, 2014

By Finn Thomas Messenger Staff Writer   Varsity football games are packed with family and students watching, and supporting the game. However, when it comes to the Junior Varsity and freshmen games, very few come compared to Varsity football game, which is right after Junior Varsity. Hundreds...

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