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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...

Junior Wyatt Hamilton broke the world record for running 100 miles for anyone his age.

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....

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

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

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...

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”...

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

Cheerleaders, where are they?

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...

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,...

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...

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

Placer High School will stay in the PVL League for now

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...

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...

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...

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...

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