Hillmen Messenger

Tennis tournament for a senior project

Story by Amy Classon, Staff Writer

October 22, 2010


Filed under Sports

Budget cuts have negatively affected teachers, coaches, students, and athletes, but one student trying to reverse the effects is senior tennis player, Aaron Lee. Lee will be putting on a tennis tournament for his senior project; the tournament will not only provide Aaron with a great opportunity, but...

Cameron Brown and Kirby Riecks

Story by Richelle Rock, Staff Writer

October 20, 2010


Filed under Sports

On the hottest of hot summer days, most people are sitting in their air-conditioned houses, sipping on lemonade and watching Jersey Shore while a small group of people are training for the upcoming fall cross country season, running for miles up and down the American River Canyon. A couple of these ...

The inside scoop of powder puff

The inside scoop of powder puff

Story by Kirstin Schauble, Staff Writer

October 20, 2010


Filed under Sports

  The annual powder puff is starting once again at Placer High School. For many alumni, powder puff was one of the best memories from high school, and this year it is sure to be the same way. Powder puff was first introduced to Placer High School in 1966. The first year, there were 11 senior girls on each team, which is an unusually small number compared to ...

Athlete of the Issue: Nigel Pell

Story by Richelle Rock, Staff Writer

October 1, 2010


Filed under Sports

When the team takes the field, there is one person they know they can always rely on: Nigel Pell. Third year varsity goalie Pell, a senior at Placer High School, has displayed his talent for soccer for eleven years now. “I just do it…I’m good at it. I’m lazy…I don’t like running,”...

Placer sports cutbacks

Placer sports cutbacks

Story by Kirstin Schauble, Staff Writer

October 1, 2010


Filed under Sports

  Lack of money in our athletic budget is forcing changes upon our sports teams here at Placer High School.  “The district gives high schools a stipend budget each year for sports. They have slowly cut back that amount of money given to us, and since 2005 we’ve lost $21,000 from our stip...

MLB Playoffs

Story by Zac Hersh, Staff Writer

October 1, 2010


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

It’s that time of year again - the compelling ends to the regular 162 game season of major league baseball. With less than two weeks worth of games left on the regular MLB schedule it is still up for grabs, which teams will come out on top. First of all how do the MLB teams even get to the playoffs?...

Baseball coach no more

Story by Tanee Edwards, Staff Writer

September 28, 2010


Filed under Sports

It’s clear that we have a great sports program here at Placer high school: from our football team to our basketball team to our little-known, but just as awesome golf team, no one can doubt the range offered at this school. But one of our sports has recently experienced a loss that will affect the...

Athlete of the issue: Jordan Roper

Story by Eric Burton, Staff Writer

September 28, 2010


Filed under Sports

Jordan Roper, a junior at Placer High School, is a videographer and skater for Moman Skateboarding team. Roper first started skating three years ago and has been filming for the past two years. Before Roper skated or filmed, he just played soccer. Eventually, it was a mix of skating and soccer....

Some campus sports strive for more recognition

Story by Ali Dunaway, Staff Writer

September 21, 2010


Filed under Sports

Many sports have been feeling underappreciated in the past few years. Local papers and students tend to pay more attention to football and basketball and forget about a lot of the other sports at Placer High School.             Tennis, Golf, Cross Country, Wrestling and Softball have all...

Hobbies that aren’t sports

Story by Taylor Engbrecht, Staff Writer

September 20, 2010


Filed under Sports

  When people say they are involved in a sport, it may be assumed that they are talking about typical recreation such as soccer, football, volleyball etc. Rarely do people think of horseback riding, skateboarding, or downhill biking. Not all students consider any of the latter a sport, but rather...

Football preview by Zac Hersh

Story by Zac Hersh, Staff Writer

September 20, 2010


Filed under Sports

The Placer High School football team is looking to have another successful season in the fall of 2010. Led by Coach Joey Montoya and an experienced class of seniors, this season could easily end in a championship.             After last years’ amazing run to the section championship game,...

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