Hillmen Messenger

Admission ticket price hike during playoffs, $7 for students

Story by Elaina Lewis, Messenger Staff Writer

November 13, 2012

With playoff season approaching, sports fans are getting ready to support their teams, and to pay more to do so. Entrance into a football playoff game this year will cost a student $7 and an adult $10. The price increases don’t stop at football; all sports will have a spike in ticket price due to the...

Running for a cause

Story by Alex Garner, Messenger Staff Writer

November 13, 2012

Throughout the year various endurance races and walks are held inCalifornia. Ranging from breast cancer walks to zombie runs, students at Placer took part in these exciting and thrilling events.   Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is an influential and moving event that unites the community...

Junior roller derby skates into Auburn

Story by Madison Hernandez, Messenger Staff Writer

October 26, 2012

Eighteen is no longer the minimum age for joining the Women’s Roller Derby team inAuburn. The “Auburn Gold Digger Roller Derby team” has made it official for kids 18 and under to join the program. Organizers of the program have been skating since they were young teens, and saw the joy their own...

Motocross: though not a school sport, athletic outlet for many hillmen

Story by Jeff Branson, Messenger Staff Writer

October 26, 2012

Motocross, though it isn’t a CIF endorsed sport, is a big deal to many high school students. Since the CIF doesn’t have a competitive interscholastic system regarding motocross, it is not an official school sport in California. Therefore, Placer doesn’t have a motocross team. However, there is...

High hopes on the hill for varsity football

Story by Kailee Warren and Jeff Branson, Messenger Staff Writer

October 26, 2012

This fall season is looking up on the hill for Placer varsity football. Placer (8-0) is trailed closely by 7-1 upstart Center and Bear River, which holds a 6-2 record though they have lost to the two front runners. Lincoln, which won the PVL three years ago and Colfax, which has won the past two titles,...

Placer golf: green and gold claim victory on the greens

Story by Alexis Angleton, Messenger Staff Writer

October 26, 2012

Placer’s girl’s golf team has added another great season to their unbeatable reputation. The Placer golf team’s coach, Carol French, helped lead them to victory. The team has had 11 matches and winning every single one of them, they were undefeated during the season. On Monday, October 22nd, the team w...

Sports superstitions at Placer

Story by Kailee Warren, Messenger Staff Writer

October 15, 2012

When one watches athletes before a game or a meet, it is not considered out of the ordinary to see elaborate handshakes, team chants, or absurd eating habits. Superstitions in sports are not to be taken lightly, because for some players it helps them focus and stay confident. To disregard any small superstition...

Vanderdoes is Army All-American

Vanderdoes is Army All-American

October 15, 2012

Eddie Vanderdoes IV was presented to the US Army All American team by Staff Sergeant Raymond Bouches on Wednesday, October 2, 2012. The game will be taking place in San Antonio, Texas on January 5, 2013.  

Students stressors: upkeeping grades with athletics and jobs

Junior Hallee Ralls is a two sport athlete and holds a job at Tangp.

Story by Mariah Velasquez, Messenger Staff Writer

October 15, 2012

Student athletes have a great responsibility weighing on their shoulders. Between excelling in their sport and performing in the classroom, a lot is expected of them as far as completion of their duties. Life as a student athlete can be difficult and keep one very busy. At some instances, there is...

Trap-shooting new to Placer athletics

Placer graduate Ellie Doughty represents her trap-shooting polo from last year's team.

Story by Holly Hockett, Messenger Staff Writer

September 28, 2012

A brand new club on campus, Placer’s Trap Shooting team has taken our school by storm, though not many have even heard of it. “I’ve only heard of it once, and that was just in the announcements” says Lela Scott, senior. Despite its struggle for fame, the Placer Sportsman’s Club has been...

Q & A with Tine Hummel

Story by Kellyn McDonald, Sports Editor

February 28, 2012

German exchange student, Tine Hummel, is excited to be here and is a great addition to the Placer High Tennis team. Q: What do you like most about tennis? A: I like that your behavior on the court is similar to life situations; you have to fight through something that may be difficult. I also enjoy wor...

Budget Cuts at ARD affect Community

Story by Olivia Morgan, Messenger Staff Writer

February 28, 2012

The Auburn Parks and Recreation District is facing a crisis. Huge budget cuts are being made to some of the facilities that are incorporated in the District. Some of the cuts include: Closing the pool earlier, on August 15 instead of on Labor Day. The new closing date eliminates almost a month of pool...

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