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Kendall Arnett Tournament teams doing well in post season basketball

The participants in the 2016-17  Kendall Arnett are showing their strength in the playoffs. Four of the eight teams in this years Kendall Arnett tournament have advanced to the CIF State Playoffs and 3 of them are still playing into the second round. The Hillmen, who won the Kendall Championship,  are an #8 seed in […]

Placer beats Analy 73-52 to advance in state playoffs.

FROM THE AUBURN JOURNAL They’ve been the engine driving the car all season, this trio of senior leaders on Placer High’s boys basketball team, and they did it again Wednesday night, each taking his moment to shine. But this time, in the opening round of the CIF Div. III State Basketball Championships, Jeremy Lillis, Jordan […]

Girls lose to Campolinda in State Playoffs.

Julia Camillucci had 16 points, and Stephanie Knoble added 13, but it wasn’t nearly enough as the 15-seed Hillgals fell at 2-seed Campolindo on Wednesday, 74-55, in the first round of the CIF Div. III State Championships. Great season for the Lady Hillmen as they won the PVL Championship and were 1 point away from […]

Boys open State Playoffs at home vs Analy tonight

Placer Hillmen vs Analy Tigers Div. III CIF Northern Region State Playoff Game. For the second year in a row the Placer Hillmen Boys basketball team is hosting a 1st round state playoff game.  Placer #20 in the state amongst Div III  is hosting Analy who is ranked #32 in the state.  Game is tonight […]

Girls travel to Campolinda for State Playoff game tonight.

Placer Hillmen vs. Campolindo Cougars Div. III CIF State North Regional game.  Placer has a record of 17-12 overall and with a league record of 8-2 and are the Champion of the Pioneer Valley League (PVL). The Lady Hillmen are the #15 seed in the Div. III State playoffs. Placer lost in the CIF Sac-Joaquin […]

Placer Girls lose by 1 to Patterson in D III Semi-finals.

For three long, hard-fought, physical quarters, they seemed a little lost, a little overwhelmed by the moment, perhaps. And then came the fourth. Specifically, the last five minutes of the game, when the Placer Hillgals, down 40-26 entering the quarter, unleashed a ferocious full-court press and a hot-shooting Stephanie Knoble and clawed their way back […]

Placer drops a tough one to hot shooting VDL Eagles

The Placer Hillmen might be seeing Vista Del Lago senior Luke Avdalovic in their nightmares for a while. He’ll be making shots. Shot after shot after shot. Just like he did in the second quarter on Friday in a second-round Sac-Joaquin Section Div. III playoff game on Friday at Vista in Folsom. Avdalovic caught fire […]

Girls pull off huge upset at Vista.

Placer girls pulled off a huge upset at Vista Del Lago but stunning the Lady Eagles 51-47. Placer hung around long enough to stay close and have a chance for the win. Placer led 39-37 after 3 quarters but trailed by 1 with just under :20 seconds remaining when Raven “Big Shot” Lewis drained a […]

Placer boys defeat American Canyon 76-68 to advance to second round

Placer boys basketball team defeated a very athletic and aggressive American Canyon 76-68 to advance to the second round and travel to #4 seed Vista Del Lago. Placer was led by Jeremy Lillis with 27 points and 13 rebounds and Jordan Ferreira with 26 ponts, 9 rebounds and 4 steals. Kai Huntsberry also chipped in […]

Placer girls defeat River Valley to advance

Placer girls wo entered the playoffs with a home gmae and a #7 seed defeated the tough River Valley Falcons 54-45 to advance to the second round. Placer will take on #2 seed Vista Del Lago on Thursday at their place. Placer is starting to play their best basketball of the year and are a […]

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