Sports

Trojans eager to showcase new offense

If Oak Ridge High’s football team was ever going to switch the spread offense, it couldn’t have picked a better time to do it. With a Notre Dame recruit at quarterback ...

SATURDAY SPECIAL: Auburn-area football squads open season with full-contact scrimmages

Dennis Murphy barked instruction with authority Thursday as he directed Placer High football players through an aggressive ball-stripping drill on the Hillmen practice field. Thos ...

FLUSH WITH ACES: Meadow Vista’s John Dewildt has 10 hole-in-one finishes

John Dewildt pulls his golf cart up the 18th green at the Winchester Country Club in Meadow Vista Wednesday and watches four fellow members finish out their round. A golfing celeb ...

Twirling to a national titles

Sophia Barden has a goal to be a world baton twirling champion. She hasn’t achieved her goal yet, but she’s not about to quit trying. Barden, 14, just returned from pa ...

Athlete of the Week: Morgan Jones

Morgan Jones didn’t let a broken toe stop her from putting together a fine performance at the Suburban Swim League championships held July 24-26 at Sierra College in Rocklin. ...

WOLVERINE STRONG: Placer County grads ready for promising Sierra College football season

Derrick Achayo’s muscles have muscles. The hulking 6-foot-4-inch, 255-pound offensive lineman who graduated Roseville’s Oakmont High in 2014 is one of six Sierra Colle ...

CIF state appeals committee upholds Spillner ineligibility ruling

A three-person California Interscholastic Federation state-level appeals committee has upheld a decision made by CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Commissioner Michael Garrison in June to de ...

Shawn Kelly’s golf tips: Knocking down the fundamentals

The broadcast of the PGA Championship on Sunday at windy Whistling Straights was fun to watch. Having played Whistling Straights in the PGA national championship several years ago, ...

SWEET CAROLINA: Loomis Golden Spikes duo of Roseville, El Dorado Hills earns Team USA baseball trek

It’s amazing how far area youth baseball players can go while lugging the weight of those golden spikes. Kurt Marton and Brent Jones, standout student athletes for the Loomi ...

Two UFC fighters train this week with Wrestling Prep

Two UFC fighters, Alejandro “Diablito” Perez and Gabriel “Moggly” Benitez spent this week at Urban Sprawl Academy in El Dorado Hills training under the guid ...

California Academy of Baseball has team place well at tournament in New York

A 12-and-under baseball team from the California Academy of Baseball in Rancho Cordova reached the quarterfinals of the Cooperstown All-Star Village tournament in Cooperstown, New ...

Oak Ridge grad excited for mission trip abroad

After more than a year of planning and fundraising, Lauren Sende and her basketball teammates from Westmont College in Santa Barbara are off on the trip of a lifetime. The team le ...

Athlete of the Week: Leon Kassianenko

Based on points scored, there was no better swimmer than Leon Kassianenko at the Suburban Swim League championships held July 24-26 at Sierra College in Rocklin. Kassianenko, 15, ...

Sierra Valley Storm knocked out of World Series by eventual champs

The Sierra Valley Storm 12-and-under baseball team fell short of their goal of winning a PONY Bronco Division World Series, but still had an outstanding season. The Storm split fo ...