Hillmen Messenger

Budget Cuts at ARD affect community

February 28, 2012


Filed under Sports

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...

Placer basketball teams working hard in league

Story by Kerry McCullough, Messenger Staff Writer

February 28, 2012


Filed under Sports

The 2012 basketball season is well underway and the Hillmen are making the most of it. High school rivalries play out on the gym floor and the Placer basketball teams are ready and willing to compete for their school and its history. The Gold Mine is packed with enthusiastic students who are just...

Coaches’ short tempers affect Placer student athletes

Story by Kerry McCullough, News Editor

October 11, 2011


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Girls golf team set to play against Placer teachers

Story by Lauren Taber, Features Editor

September 28, 2011


Filed under Sports

This golf season, the Lady Hillmen Golfers may not be the only ones using their nine irons in competition; there is the possibility of a Lady Hillmen versus Placer High Faculty Golf Tournament. Until recently, it had been a tradition for the boy’s golf team to compete against the faculty seasonall...

Placer kicks South Anchorage back to Alaska

Placer kicks South Anchorage back to Alaska

Story by Hannah Gregg, Sports Editor

September 28, 2011


Filed under Sports

Placer High’s first game of the season had an unusual aspect to it- our rivals were visiting from over 2,000 miles away. The Alaskan football team came to California to face the Hillmen for Placer’s first home game of the 2011 season. Hailing from South Anchorage High School, these players have been preparing for...

Freshman girl takes stance by joining football team

Story by Jeff Branson, Messenger Staff Writer

September 28, 2011


Filed under Sports

Out of 126 football players at Placer High School, Ashley Moore is especially unique. The freshman is the only female player at any level in the Hillmen football program. There are three teams. Freshman, JV and Varsity. There is rarely a girl in any of these groups. Moore always goes hard and tries to b...

Junior varsity football team short on players

Junior varsity football team short on players

September 27, 2011


Filed under Sports

By MaKayla Ratcliff Messenger Staff Writer Although the JV team is often stuck in the shadows of the Varsity team one thing that is really noticeable are the shortage of players. New Placer high JV football assistant coach Brett Belanger, states that he thinks the season will not be effected by the amoun...

Football team changing logo to help team fly again

Story by Lauren Taber, Messenger Staff Writer

May 27, 2011


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The image of a bulky football player, burning across a field at full speed is not complete without an air of intimidation; one that is undeniably brought together by one hardy symbol of football toughness: the helmet. Recently, rumors have been swirling through the school that this coming season, the...

Teams take part in offseason training to one up competition

Story by Kerry McCullough, Messenger Staff Writer

May 27, 2011


Filed under Sports

What happens to all the fall and winter athletes in the off-season? Spring sports are in full swing but for some Placer High School athletes the spring and summer seasons are all about conditioning and preparing for next year’s season. Basketball and football teams are often seen practicing on Placer’s...

Super Bowl full of problems

Story by Zak Liske, Sports Editor

April 5, 2011


Filed under Sports

The Super Bowl is over, but many were left with a bad experience. A large issue has come to attention and that is that 1250 temporary seats that were not useable due to fire hazards. This year’s Super Bowl was played at the new Cowboys Stadium in the Dallas, Texas area. The stadium boasts a large s...

Rest in peace: Sacramento Kings (1985-2011)

Story by Zak Liske, Sports Editor

April 5, 2011


Filed under Sports

The Sacramento Kings are all but extinct. They are all but ready to officially become the Anaheim or Los Angeles Royals, readopting their former name from the days in Kansas City. The team has gone through a win drought in the past five or so seasons and have slowly lost their talent from...

March Madness

Story by Zak Liske, Sports Editor

April 5, 2011


Filed under Sports

The month is March and that means one thing in the sporting world: March Madness. The greatest college basketball tournament started on March 15th and is set to end in the first week of April. This year in college hoops has been one with no definitive leader or team on top. Multiple teams have been...

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