Hillmen Messenger

Bad weather creates some problems for Spring sports

Story by Zach Stoll, Messenger Staff Writer

April 5, 2011


Filed under Sports

            Winter is officially over, but that does not mean the rain and snow has stopped. The rain has been nonstop lately, and it is causing some irritation for the spring sports teams at Placer High School. Many teams at Placer are having their games and tournaments cancelled due to...

One sport a season is not enough for some at Placer

One sport a season is not enough for some at Placer

Story by Zach Stoll, Messenger Staff Writer

March 22, 2011


Filed under Sports

Three sports seasons occur at Placer High School, all in which a lot of kids find at least one sport they enjoy to participate in. A few students at Placer High are taking their love for sports to the next level by playing two sports at one time. Freshman Macaylea Mitchell already participated in...

Process of college sports recruiting stressful and rewarding

Story by Kirstin Schauble, Messenger Staff Writer

March 11, 2011


Filed under Features, Sports

Getting noticed and recruited by colleges for athletics may be one of the most stressful processes. No matter how good an athlete is, they can’t leave it up to colleges to find you. It’s up to the athlete to contact them and to get noticed. The recruiting process is starting earlier and earlier....

Conditioning is an important part of sports season

Story by Zak Liske, Sports Editor

March 11, 2011


Filed under Sports

The winter sports season is underway and the spring sports season is on the horizon. For these athletes conditioning has been a major focus point in their race to league titles.  “It helps build toughness. The pre-conditioning really helps prepare one for the real toughness of the season,” said...

Nutrition is key to success

Story by Amy Classon, Messenger Staff Writer

February 15, 2011


Filed under Sports

            At Placer High School some of the coaches and athletes are expressing and questioning the importance of proper nutrition.             Many people don’t understand the importance of the foods you put into your body and it’s correlation to the energy you spend and...

Winter sports teams look to finish strong as season ends

Winter sports teams look to finish strong as season ends

Story by Zach Stoll, Messenger Staff Writer

February 15, 2011


Filed under Sports

The month of February is here, and with it comes the end of the winter sports season at Placer High School. Five sports are ending, some of which fared well during their season and some of which struggled. One team that is having an up and down season due to injuries is the boys’ varsity basketball...

National Championship game ready for change

Story by Zak Liske, Sports Editor

February 1, 2011


Filed under Sports

The BCS National Championship is over, but there is still the question of whether the ranking system currently in place is the best choice for crowning a national champion. There has been controversy about the current way that teams get to play in bowl games. As of the latest season of college football,...

Club and school sports keep athletes busy 24/7

Story by Sammie Leigon, Messenger Staff Writer

February 1, 2011


Filed under Sports

Athletes at Placer have been competing not only in school and club sports, but their school schedules as well; numerous athletes are involved in traveling teams that pose a conflict with their school sport, which creates a problem for them, their school work, and social life. With winter sports going...

Kendall arnett tournament

Story by Zach Uvalle, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010


Filed under Sports

The Kendall Arnett basketball tournament is approaching quickly. It’s the sixty ninth annual tournament and teams from around the greater Sacramento area look forward to it each year. It’s been a tradition for Placer to host this tournament since the year of 1941 and the team is looking forward to...

Dance Therapy

Story by Claire McCoy, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010


Filed under Sports

Everyone can dance even if they claim that they have “two left feet” or “no sense of rhythm.” Dance sometimes is not just about the routines a dance team does and how in sync they are. Dance can be about expressing emotions and feelings and not worrying about technique and structure. People are...

Athletes and nutrition

Story by Zach Uvalle, Staff Writer

October 22, 2010


Filed under Sports

Athletes put tremendous strain on their bodies. They burn a massive amount of calories and need to continuously refuel themselves by eating. Athletes need all the calories they can get, although some calories are much better for energy than others.             There are many foods that...

Are school rivalry pranks going too far?

Story by Nicole Parrish, Staff Writer

October 22, 2010


Filed under Sports

Are school rivalry pranks going too far?  Some recent pranks have caused vandalism to schools.  Some pranks are less damaging than other pranks.  Some are funny, and some are cruel, but for the most part it’s all fun and games.  For example, students put a chicken in Athletic director Mark Lee’s...

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