Hillmen Messenger

More freshman athletes making the jump to Varsity level than ever before

Story by Riley Haswell, Messenger Staff Writer

October 28, 2013


Filed under Sports

From football to basketball freshmen have been pulled up to a varsity team than ever before. Kapri Pelle who plays on the varsity volleyball team says even though there’s an age difference between us, the team is still very supportive and friendly. “When I first found out that I can play on the...

Plans for bike park near overlook in early stages

Story by Cali Hicks, Messenger Staff writer

October 25, 2013


Filed under Sports

Plans are underway to bring a bike park back to the Auburn area. The bike park will be built at the Overlook site, near the skate park. The facility will be a track for BMX riders, and will also have endurance tracks for mountain bike riders. It will be set up for all levels of riders, and will help...

Injured players in sports are becoming more common as the season progresses

Story by Morgan Cutter, Staff Writer

October 16, 2013


Filed under Sports

With the start of the new Year, athletes wonder what the new season will bring and if it will be the best season that they have ever had. But the one thing that they don’t ponder is that they could get seriously injured during the course of the season. They also don’t realize that if they do...

Whether other sports like it or not, football is the king of the hill when it comes to athletics

Whether other sports like it or not, football is the king of the hill when it comes to athletics

Story by Morgan Cutter, Staff Writer

October 16, 2013


Filed under Sports

Every Friday night, when the lights come on, the stands are full with students and fans cheering on the home team with enthusiasm. Throughout the season, the excitement continues and school support seems substantially greater than that of the other fall sports. “Football lends itself as more of a spectator sport than some of the other sports.” said Mike Sabins, the ASB Lead...

Plans for bike park near overlook in early stages

Story by Cali Hicks, Staff writer

October 7, 2013


Filed under Sports

Plans are underway to bring a bike park back to the Auburn area. The bike park will be built at the Overlook site, near the skate park. The facility will be a track for BMX riders, and will also have endurance tracks for mountain bike riders. It will be set up for all levels of riders, and will help...

Bike racing gains popularity

Bike racing gains popularity

Story by Maxfield Mickel, Staff Writer

March 12, 2013


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Did you know that mountain bike racing is quickly becoming a mainstream high school sport? Even to such a degree that many high schools in California are establishing school affiliated mountain bike teams. Currently, there 52 high school mountain bike racing teams spread between public and private schools...

Freshman play up to varsity despite the protests of some

Story by Tiffany Harben, Staff Writer

March 12, 2013


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Some students are upset that freshmen are on the varsity team, but some students could care less. In the end it is the coach’s decision on what they is best for the team. The question of if freshman should be allowed on varsity has been a question ever since the first freshmen made varsity. A...

P.E. uniforms aren’t the right fit for everyone at Placer

Story by Emily Rodgers, Staff Writer

March 12, 2013


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Some female students at Placer High School have been making it clear that they dislike the physical education uniforms.  They have many reasons for disliking the uniforms, and they are demanding a change. PlacerHigh School’s P.E. attire has not pleased the females who have to wear them. Females h...

Auburn Racquet Club offers fitness scholarship program

Story by Samantha Leigon, Messenger Staff Writer

December 13, 2012


Filed under Sports

The Auburn Racquet & Fitness Club is currently in full swing of its 2nd annual Scholarship Program that is open to juniors and seniors at both Colfax and Placer High School. Sign-ups began at the beginning of the school year where students interested in the four month program answered a few quest...

Varsity boy’s cross-country team dominates sections and moves on to state meet

Varsity boy’s cross-country team dominates sections and moves on to state meet

Story by Kailee Warren, Staff writer

November 30, 2012


Filed under Sports

Since the beginning of June in the blazing heat of the merciless canyon, the Placer cross-country varsity boys’ team was training for their 2012 season. To say that they have worked hard to earn their success this year would be an understatement. These runners have covered more than 700 miles to accomplish...

Placer students go against the odds for athletic scholarships

Placer students go against the odds for athletic scholarships

Story by Jennifer Eich, Messenger Staff Writer

November 30, 2012


Filed under Sports

High school, college, and professional sports all have different levels of competition and the odds of making it to the top are slim to none.   The chances of making a team in high school are much greater as to the chances of making it in college and making it to the professional level are...

Placer captures all six varsity PVL titles

Placer captures all six varsity PVL titles

Story by Jeff Branson, Messenger Staff Writer

November 13, 2012


Filed under Sports

The Hillmen are champions! For the first time since joining the Pioneer Valley League, Placer has secured all six varsity PVL championships for the fall sports season. Placer’s Football, girls Volleyball, boys Cross Country, girls Cross Country, girls Golf, and boys Soccer teams all won PVL, making...

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