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Boys Junior Varsity Cross Country, Boys Varsity Cross Country · Placer Boys Varsity Cross Country finishes 2nd out of 36 schools


Saturday, October 15, 2016

8:30 AM

Place

2

Points

102

Meet Recap

Boys Varsity Cross Country ran an awesome race at the Bella Vista Invite. Placer Hillmen placed 2nd out of 36 teams with a score of 102.
Ryman Crone was Placer’s #1 finisher and #4 overall with a time of 16:38 on the 5K course at Folsom HS.
Other Placer Finishers were: #5 Jesus Reyes 16:42, #9 Connor Ryan 16:53, #41 Brendyn Moley 17:58, #45 Adam Fragola 18:05, #47 Riley Black 18:07, #49 Dan Martin 18:08, #53 Wesley Moore 18:16. These were great scores since there were 302 runners in the race/

Opponents

School Place Points
Rio Americano High School
1
70
Placer High School
2
102
Vista Del Lago High School
3
149
Del Oro High School
4
212
Vanden High School
5
244
University City High School
6
250
El Dorado High School
7
290

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Multiple Teams · Placer High School Junior Varsity Football beat Center High School 48-8


Friday, October 14, 2016

5:15 PM

Center High School
AWAY
8

Placer High School
HOME
48

Game Recap

Placer’s JV’s remained unbeaten, topping Center 48-8. The Hillmen are 2-0 in PVL and 7-0 overall.

Box Scores

1
2
3
4
Center

8

Placer
21

7

14

6


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Multiple Teams · Placer High School Varsity Football beat Center High School 16-15


Friday, October 14, 2016

7:30 PM

Center High School
AWAY
15

Placer High School
HOME
16

Game Recap

FROM AUBURN JOURNAL

Placer coach Joey Montoya had to wonder when that slippery football was going to slosh into the hands of a Hillmen Friday night. Nearly every fumble and every tipped ball found its way back into the clutches of the Center Cougars for the first three quarters. It wasn’t until defensive lineman Devin Toste broke through the Cougar line and got his paws on a 37-yard field goal attempt with 2:41 left in the game that Placer started to believe their 16-15 advantage would hold up as the final score.

Like a dying mud duck, the kick tumbled and splashed down to the rain-soaked turf while the Hillmen faithful erupted. But wait…a penalty flag! The preliminary call was roughing the kicker on Placer, and it appeared Center would be given a first down near the Placer 15 yard line.

Then the officials huddled. Fortunately for Placer, one of the officials saw the “Toste tip” and correctly ruled that the penalty be waived off, giving Placer the ball at their own 20 yard line. Anthony Kerrigan, who rushed for 120 yards on 14 carries on the night, burst around left end for a first down and Placer was able to run out the clock in the victory formation.

“We could not have played more poorly than we did in the first half,” said Montoya, after watching his players get their hands on four fumbles, only to see them all bounce Center’s way. “But we found a way to play poorly against a great team, that was 5-1 coming in, and still get a win.”

It was another kick, soon to be known as “Blake’s big boot” that lifted Placer to the lead earlier in the fourth quarter. Down 15-13 with 11 minutes remaining, the Hillmen had the ball, fourth and four at the Center 15 yard line. Instead of calling a play, Montoya called a time out to think it over before deciding on kicker Blake Van Dyke for the 32-yard field goal attempt in the sloppy conditions.

“I had confidence in him,” Montoya said.

Boom!

The ball rocketed off Van Dyke’s foot and split the uprights for the lead, the defense stiffened when it needed to down the stretch, Toste got the tip, and the Hillmen found themselves all alone atop the Pioneer Valley League with a 2-0 mark.

Placer dug itself a hole early on. After stopping Center without a first down on their first series, the Cougars punted, with the ball skipping on the wet turf to Placer’s one yard line. The visitors from Antelope then stopped the Hillmen in the end zone on the next play for a safety and a 2-0 lead with just two minutes gone in the game.

Center had their issues with the wet conditions too, as quarterback Brandon Lesly was not so much passing the ball as heaving it like a hand grenade. He could not find his grip all night, negating the Cougar’s deep passing threat. Instead he settled mostly for short sideline completions to 6-4 wide out Zharon Houston, which clicked for several first downs, including one which kept Center’s first scoring drive alive.

Lesly’s second completion was to Jeremiah Bradford for a 19-yard touchdown and Center extended its lead to 9-0 with 5:59 left in the first quarter. Placer committed three penalties on the drive, and had a sure interception slip away in the rain.

On their next possession, Placer put together an impressive 11-play, 64-yard ground attack with Kerrigan and fullback Mario Perez doing most of the damage. It was Morgan “Meatball” Rein-Robinson who packed the pigskin the final six yards for the score, and Placer trailed 9-6 as Van Dyke’s kick was off the mark.

Center had to punt on its next possession but Placer muffed the catch, and the ball bounced to the Cougars. The Hillmen came up with a big sack, followed by a Collin Wright interception to stall that drive. Placer then went three-and-out, and Center fumbled the punt return but again the ball bounced to the Cougars.

During their next drive the Cougars again lost the handle on the football two more times, both times with same result. It appeared nothing was going to go Placer’s way. Hillmen defensive back Johnny Callahan stepped in front of a Lesly pass for an interception to put an end to a sloppy first half, where the Hillmen outgained the Cougars 180 to 128, but still trailed 9-6.

In the third quarter the team exchanged possessions until Placer blocked a Cougar punt and Perez pounced on it at the one yard line. It was the break Placer was looking for. Enter the Meatball, for a one-yard scoring plunge and Placer led for the first time in the game, 13-9 with 2:38 left in the 3rd quarter.

The lead didn’t last long, however as two plays later, Cougar workhorse Robbie Donnell slipped through a few tacklers at the line of scrimmage and raced 69 yards for a touchdown and a 15-13 lead. The extra point attempt was no good, which turned out to be as big a play as Donnell’s dash, because three minutes later Van Dyke’s kick would give the Hillmen all the points they needed for the win.

Donnell, who was stopped for no gain or tackled for loss seven times, could not get untracked in the muddy conditions against defensive coach Eric Rodarte’s hard hitting squad, gaining only 21 yards on 16 carries aside from his big run.

Placer’s Perez pounded out 60 yards on 15 carries and picked up key first downs for the Hillmen on second effort. Hugh Hanson had a nifty 42-yard punt return which aided Placer in its field position battle in the third period, leading eventually to their first go-ahead score. Dallan Trentman had a good night on both sides of the ball for the winners.

Placer rolled up 328 yards of offense on the night, all of it on the ground behind a punishing line. The Hillmen had just three passing attempts in the wet conditions. Center finished with 256 yards.

Placer hosts Foothill next week, which lost to Bear River 27-6 Friday night and is winless in the PVL.

Box Scores

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2
3
4
Center
9

6

Placer
6

10


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Multiple Teams · Placer Girls Varsity Volleyball beat Bear River 3-1


Thursday, October 13, 2016

6:00 PM

Bear River High School
AWAY
1
Placer High School
HOME
3

Game Recap

Placer varsity girls improved to 6-0 on the season ,but more importantly, they distance themselves from the rest of the field in the PVL. Placer now has a 2 game lead over Bear River at 4-2 and Colfax 4-2.
Kapri Pelle had a great night for Placer as she was extremely active and aggressive. She had 17 kills, 12 digs and two aces for Placer. Julia Camillucci was also on fire with her hitting vs the Bruins as she had her stroke going and contributed 10 kills with laser shots. Jessica Baker also had a great night with 8 kills as the setters distributed the ball well to keep the Bruins off balance. Alyssa Orteza added 13 digs and 6 aces. Jessica Lee was awesome serving as she was 22 for 22 on the night with 4 aces. Placer plays in the Lodi tourney this weekend before they continue PVL play on Tuesday at home vs Lincoln. Reminder due to the Powder Puff game the same night (Tuesday) the varsity VB game time has been moved to 3:30 so the senior girls can play in the PP game at 7:30.

Box Scores

1
2
3
4
5
Bear River
16
25
11
22
Placer
25
22
25
25

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Multiple Teams · Placer Freshman Football beat Jesuit High School 34-13


Thursday, October 13, 2016

5:30 PM

Jesuit High School
AWAY
13
Placer High School
HOME
34

Game Recap

Placer freshmen football stayed unbeaten on the season with a big 34-13 victory over Jesuit.
Placer improves to 7-0 on the season.
Placer travels to Casa Roble on Thursday October 20th for a 5:30 game vs the Rams.
They then take on Del Oro frosh on Thursday October 27th at Placer then finish their season at Lincoln on November 3rd. Keep it going Hillmen!

Box Scores

1
2
3
4
Jesuit
6
7
Placer
14
7
14

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Girls Varsity Golf · Placer High School Girls Varsity Golf beat Lincoln High School 220-255


Thursday, October 13, 2016

3:00 PM

Lincoln High School
AWAY
255

Placer High School
HOME
220

Meet Recap

Placer stayed undefeated in PVl play with a big win over Lincoln. Natalie Pietromonaco and Birdie Brown both shot 42 along with Ashley Meadows 44, Ashley Clifton 47, and Lara Condosta 50. Placer can wrapped up at least a share of the PVL title with a first or second place finish at the PVL #18 home match on Monday October 17th at Black Oak.


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Multiple Teams · Placer High School Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball beat Bear River High School 2-0


Thursday, October 13, 2016

5:00 PM

Bear River High School
AWAY
0

Placer High School
HOME
2

Game Recap

Placer JV stayed undefeated in the PVL with a big win over Bear River. Placer is now 6-0 and take on Lincoln on Tuesday at home. Game time is 5:30

Box Scores

1
2
3
4
5
Bear River
14

12

Placer
25

25


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Multiple Teams · Placer High School Girls Freshman Volleyball beat Bear River High School 2-0


Thursday, October 13, 2016

4:00 PM

Bear River High School
AWAY
0

Placer High School
HOME
2

Game Recap

Placer improved to 5-1 on the season and are still 1 game back of PVL leading Colfax.
Placer plays at home vs Lincoln on Tuesday at 4:30

Box Scores

1
2
3
4
5
Bear River
11

16

Placer
25

25


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Boys Junior Varsity Cross Country, Boys Varsity Cross Country · Placer Boys Junior Varsity Cross Country finishes 1st place


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

4:00 PM

Place

1

Points

15

Meet Recap

Brendyn Moley out ran the field and finished with a time of 12:13 on the 2 mile course at Bear River High School. Devin Muzzy finished 2nd with a 12:41 time. 3rd for Placer was Andrew Davis 12:42, James Linder finished 4th at 12:47 followed by Reed Hickman with a 5th place time of 12:52. Placer had a perfect score as they finished 1-5 place. Logan Meng 13:14 finished 7th , Cedar Rosso 13:42, Merrick Slane 13:48, Austin Lee ran a PR time of 13:52 and finished 15th. Connor Braica ran a 14:39, Henry Cox ran a 16:14 to finish out the Placer runners.
Placer Frosh/Soph won the last 2 invites they have competed in and hope to make it a 3rd straight at the Bella Vista Invite Saturday at Folsom Course.

Opponents

School Place Points
Placer High School
1
15
Lincoln High School
2
56
Foothill High School
3
77
Center High School
4
95

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Boys Junior Varsity Cross Country, Boys Varsity Cross Country · Placer High School Boys Varsity Cross Country finishes 1st place


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

3:00 PM

Place

1

Points

17

Meet Recap

Placer won the PVL #2 varsity boys XC meet at Bear River on Wednesday.
Placer’s Ryman Crone won the boys race while Jesus Reyes and Connor Ryan finished 2nd and 3rd. Jesus Carrasco ran with a broken left arm with a cast on it and finished 4th, and Placers 5th place runner was Wesley Moore. Placer runs this Saturday at the Bella Vista Invite at Folsom course.

Opponents

School Place Points
Placer High School
1
17
Bear River High School
2
63
Center High School
3
76
Lincoln High School
4
91