Hillmen Messenger

Football in the spotlight, other sports just want equal recognition

October 29, 2014


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By Abigail Potts Messenger Staff Writer   Football is the main sport here at placer high school, and everyone knows the details of it right away, but what about the other sports like golf, tennis, soccer and baseball? You only hear about those sports when they have a match and thats just...

Placer football earns first league victory after Center forfeits

Placer football earns first league victory after Center forfeits

October 24, 2014


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By Cody Hitchcock Messenger Staff Writer   The varsity football game on October 10th was canceled because the opponent forfeited the game. Center High School forfeited the Placer home game, which is causing the varsity team to go without a football game for twenty days including the team...

JV affecting Varsity?

September 29, 2014


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Andrew Strupeni Messenger Staff Writer   The JV football team has started the season off with one win and one loss. The Varsity team has started off with one loss and one win. Both teams seem to be doing good, but how do each of the teams affect each other?   Each of these teams have had a good season start off. The Varsity team a...

Are fans being too aggressive towards student athletes?

September 25, 2014


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By Ariana West Messenger Staff Writer   “What the heck is wrong with you? You shouldn’t be on the varsity team!” a fan yelled at girls basketball player Adya Harbour. Harbour just looked away and decided to ignore the rude remarks. All she had done was accidentally made a bad pass a...

Placer’s dance team will not be performing this year

Placer’s dance team will not be performing this year

September 25, 2014


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By Abigail Potts Messenger Staff Writer The dance team performed at rallies and football games throughout the season. Last year was the last year that the dance team was active. For those who don't know what dance team is, it could be described by some as similar to cheerleading. ”I feel in...

Baseball Update

Story by Jay Maloney, Writer

May 6, 2014


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While Varsity Baseball at Placer got off to a shaky 2-10 overall start, the team has recently caught fire and has risen to an 8-11 record on the year, joining the JV team, which is 12-3 and has lost only one league game. To junior Jordan Wood, who is a shortstop for the Varsity team, the reason for...

Update on Sports

Story by Natasha McGown

March 7, 2014


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Placer Winter Sports of 2013 was a successful season for all the sports. Boys Varsity Basketball is still going on and is 13 to 11. "It was a lot of fun” said sophomore Giovanni Roberts.  Girls Varsity basketball team did well, however, two of their star players were injured.  The Girls varsity basketball...

New Event In the 2014 Sochi Olympics

Story by Aimee Sexton

March 7, 2014


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Every four years, the world comes together to compete in the Olympic Games. The Olympic Games started in Greece when they held a great festival to honor their Gods.  At this time, they made games that tested the mental endurance and physical power of men. Nowadays, the Olympic Games are not nearly as...

New JV Baseball Coach

Story by Jay Maloney

March 7, 2014


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Ralph Lewis is set to coach the Placer JV baseball team this season. Lewis is also the coach of the boy’s freshman basketball team and was a coach in the Placer football program. When asked what he was looking forward to most this season, Lewis responded, “just being out on the diamond.” He...

NFL Commissioner pushing Redskins to change team name

Story by Avery Engelstad, Messenger Staff Writer

November 8, 2013


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Football fans be warned, the redskins might be changing their team name!  In May 2013, the house of representatives sent a letter to redskins owner Dan Snyder, commissioner  of the nfl Roger Goodell, and other 31 NFL franchises about how many Native Americans have and are finding the football teams name o...

It is not uncommon for high school athletes to give up sports after graduation

Story by Morgan Cutter, Messenger Staff Writer

November 8, 2013


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Once a student starts high school, they don’t realize that, with time flying by, they need to start thinking about what they want to do when school is over. But when it comes time to get serious and think about the future, students only have a general idea of what they want to do after high school. By...

Placer High School cross country team, “Run hard! Be Strong! Think Big!”

Story by Alex Garcia, Messenger Staff Writer

October 28, 2013


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This year, Placer high school’s cross country team is stronger than ever. With it’s largest turnout ever of fifty athletes, it’s runner’s have been fulfilling their motto of “Run hard! Be Strong! Think Big!”, logging miles in the American River canyon and the surrounding area since June 21st....

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