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Placer Girls Flag Football Inaugural season

Placer Girls’ Flag Football Inaugural season

Story by Lydia La Barbera, Editor-n-Chief December 18, 2023

Our own Placer High School Girls' Flag Football team just completed their historical inaugural season for PHS, here's an overview of how our girls feel. The flag football girls have worked hard and...

Placers dance team continues to entertain Hillmen fans

Placer’s dance team continues to entertain Hillmen fans

Story by Marlie Buckingham, Messenger Staff Editor October 3, 2023

For the past three years, Placer fans have had the pleasure of watching their own dance team perform at rallies, halftime shows, and other school events.   The team, which practices two days a week...

Coach Lee finishes historic career at Placer

Coach Lee finishes historic career at Placer

Story by Daniel Corkery, Sports Editor March 28, 2023

In 1994, coming off of a 6-22 season, Placer Basketball needed a boost of energy to turn their program around. Luckily, there was a new man in charge. Coach Mark Lee, a section championship winning coach...

Teyah Karde (left) and Annabell Easton (right) celebrating their win at the LeFebvre Relays

Placer’s Track and Field throw team celebrates success and opportunity

Story by Sierra Delp, Editor-In-Chief March 18, 2023

Placer High School’s junior varsity and varsity Track and Field throwing teams have had a successful season so far and share a passion for their unique sport. The team has 11 JV members and 11 varsity...

PHS freshmen express the ups and downs of being on a varsity team.

March 16, 2023

Freshmen athletes at Placer High School are playing for varsity teams, explaining both the ups and downs of this feat. Jeremiah Rethi, a freshman on the varsity basketball and football teams at...

Hillmen Basketball gets a “golden” experience at Golden 1 Center

March 3, 2023

It is not everyday that high school players get the opportunity to play on an NBA court, but that is exactly what the varsity boys and girls team was able to do earlier this month. According to a 2016...

Garret Dutro broke a 53 year old record on Friday, scoring 46 points .

Dutro’s record breaking performance lifts Placer past Kimball

Story by Daniel Corkery, Sports Editor February 22, 2023

In its 126 year history, Placer High has had many prestigious and glorious athletes suit up, however senior captain Garret Dutro now holds the single game scoring record on the Hill.  In a much needed...

Hillmen survive Nighthawks upset bid

Hillmen survive Nighthawk’s upset bid

Story by Daniel Corkery, Sports Editor February 17, 2023

The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section division 3 playoff bracket kicked off round one in the Boy’s bracket this past Wednesday. 3 seeded Placer opened up against the 14 seed Natomas Nighthawks at home and came...

Hillmen split back to back road games

Hillmen split back to back road games

Story by Daniel Corkery, Sports Editor February 3, 2023

  The Placer Hillmen basketball team had back to back games this past weekend against the Ponderosa Bruins and Rio Linda Knights. The resiliency of the Placer Hillmen was on full display this...

Manley, Hillmen stroll past Vikings

January 27, 2023

The Hillmen traveled down to Roseville for a league clash against the Oakmont Vikings for a momentum boosting game. The Foothill Valley League is one of the strongest leagues in the third division...

Coach Mark Lee and the Placer varsity team stand for the National Anthem prior to the tip off and the Golden 1 Center.

Hillmen Basketball gets a “golden” experience at Golden 1 Center

Story by Daniel Corkery, Sports editor January 23, 2023

It is not everyday that high school players get the opportunity to play on an NBA court, but that is exactly what the varsity boys and girls team was able to do earlier this month. According to a 2016...

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...

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