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The School Newspaper of Placer High School

Hillmen Messenger

The School Newspaper of Placer High School

Hillmen Messenger

Are girls sports at Placer underrepresented?

Are girls sports at Placer underrepresented?

Story by Addie Buckingham, Messenger Staff Writer March 18, 2022

Placer High School has a very strong athletic program. There are many different sports teams for both boys and girls, but do some get more attention than the other? More funds? Better playing conditions? An...

Athletes prepare for the spring sports season

Story by Emma Villanueva , Sports Editor March 18, 2022

With spring sports starting, athletes are excited to play in a somewhat normal sports season. Sports like baseball, softball, boys volleyball, and track are beginning, and athletes have lots of ambitious...

Earl Crabbe Gym Construction

Placer’s Earl Crabbe Gym and Weight Room under Renovation

Story by Emma Villanueva , Sports Editor March 18, 2022
“It’s going to be a state of the art beautiful facility, with a state of the art training room, we will have brand new equipment in the weight room and training room we haven’t had here in years and it’s going to feel like a brand new place. It’s really really exciting" - Coach Montoya
Kirsten Jilot and Kyla Rector after the first tournament

Girl’s Beach Volleyball Starts At Placer

Story by Ava Conn, Features Editor March 18, 2022

As of this year, Placer Girls beach volleyball is up and running. Coach Karly Sipherd is currently running the program and has devoted hours of her time to making beach volleyball available to the girls...

LeFebvre Relay on Placer Highs track

Placer’s LeFebvre Relays a huge success

Story by Rylee Yetka, Messenger Sports Editor March 9, 2022

  On March 4, 2022, Placer High hosted the annual LeFebvre Relay for track and field athletes to compete in from schools around Northern California.       The LeFebvre Relay was the first-ever...

Placer 2022 Hall of Fame induction ceremony to be held in April

Placer 2022 Hall of Fame induction ceremony to be held in April

Story by Emma Villanueva , Sports Editor March 8, 2022

The Placer High School Athletic Hall of Fame has displayed Placer’s athletes throughout Placer’s 125 year long history.  Every year, different athletes from Placer are inducted into the hall of...

Grace Conn has been a member of the girls varsity soccer team her freshman and sophomore years.

Placer underclassmen step up when brought up to the varsity level

Story by Rylee Yetka, Messenger Sports Editor February 11, 2022

 Every year a handful of underclassmen athletes are asked to play on a varsity team. For some the transition is easy but for others, it is a challenge.      There is a big difference in the level...

Boys varsity soccer team making others take notice

Boy’s varsity soccer team making others take notice

Story by Marilyn Schackner, Hillmen Messenger Staff January 28, 2022

With 11 wins and one loss, the boy’s varsity soccer team has high hopes for the rest of the season and making it to the playoffs. Since the beginning of the season, the team has been playing amazingly...

PE is a struggle this year online and in-person students.

Physical education online a challenge for students and teachers

Story by Lianess Williams, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Covid-19 has drastically changed physical education in schools. With physical education online teachers can’t monitor their students like they could during in person school. Covid has caused schools...

Placer Junior Wyatt Hamilton sets world record mark

Story by Delaney Stetka, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Placer High School is the home of a new world record holder. In December, Wyatt Hamilton ran 100 miles in under 23 hours, a world r ecord for anyone his age. The 17-year-old junior has been running...

Covid 19 athletic restrictions eased allowing some high school sports to begin

Covid 19 athletic restrictions eased allowing some high school sports to begin

Story by Rachel Edwards, Staff Writer February 15, 2021

After nearly a year of Covid-related high school sports cancellations, Placer High School started select practices last month. High school sports schedules were disrupted in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions....

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”...

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