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Hillmen News · Event Recap: Week of February 11 – February 17


Saturday, Feb 11th

No event results

Sunday, Feb 12th

No event results

Monday, Feb 13th

Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
@ Center High School
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Center High School
N/A SUMMARY
Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Center High School
N/A SUMMARY
Girls Varsity Soccer
vs. Center High School
N/A

Tuesday, Feb 14th

Girls Freshman Basketball
@ Lincoln/Lincoln
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Basketball
@ Lincoln/Lincoln
W 27 – 48 SUMMARY
Girls Varsity Basketball
@ Lincoln/Lincoln
W 34 – 61 SUMMARY

Wednesday, Feb 15th

Boys Freshman Basketball
@ Colfax High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Soccer
vs. Colfax High School
L 0 – 1 SUMMARY
Boys Junior Varsity Basketball
@ Colfax High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Basketball
@ Colfax High School
W 46 – 62 SUMMARY
Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Colfax High School
W 1 – 0 SUMMARY

Thursday, Feb 16th

Girls Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Colfax High School
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Colfax High School
N/A

Friday, Feb 17th

No event results

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Multiple Teams · Girls Varsity Basketball beat Lincoln 61-34 to capture PVL Title


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

7:00 PM

Placer High School
AWAY
61
Lincoln/Lincoln
HOME
34

Game Recap

AUBURN JOURNAL
This time, Placer’s girls basketball team made no mistake.

Playing to win the Pioneer Valley League outright against a team that shockingly upset the Hillgals, 48-46, in Auburn on Jan. 27, Placer ran out to a 23-7 first-quarter lead and never looked back in a convincing 61-34 victory at Lincoln on Tuesday.

“We did not want a repeat of the first time we played them,” Placer coach Tony Camillucci said.

Job done.

Mollie Brogdon led a balanced attack with 14 points, and Julia Camillucci had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

“At haltime, we talked about not letting teams back in,” Tony Camillucci said. “We haven’t had many wins by big margins. We did better in the third quarter and finished strong, which is good.”

Placer (15-11, 8-2) now waits to find out its playoff fate, though with a league title and ranked sixth in Sac-Joaquin Division III, Camillucci expects the Hillgals to host a playoff game next Tuesday.

It’s a challenge for which he thinks his team is ready.

“I think we’re playing the best basketball we have all season,” he said. “We had a rough preseason, but that’s what sports does: It’s how you deal iwht adversity. Our girls grew a lot, matured a lot, gelled together. Our whole goal all year was to win league. Going into league, we had the worst record. It was nice to turn it around.”

Box Scores

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Placer
21
12
12
15
Lincoln/Lincoln
7
10
10
7

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Girls Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · Girls Varsity Soccer falls to Colfax 1-0


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

5:30 PM

Colfax High School
AWAY
1
Placer High School
HOME
0

Game Recap

Colfax 1, Placer 0

With the victory on Wednesday at Placer, the Falcons moved into solo first place in the PVL.

The Falcons (14-1-3, 6-1-2 PVL) will play second-place Bear River today and will win the PVL with a win or tie.

Placer (4-6-5, 4-2-4 PVL) will finish 4th in the PVL

Box Scores

1
2
Colfax
1
Placer

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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · Boys Varsity Soccer beat Colfax 1-0 to advance to the Playoffs


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

7:30 PM

Colfax High School
AWAY
0
Placer High School
HOME
1

Game Recap

Auburn Journal

One team has a shot at the playoffs. The best the other could do was play spoiler.

On Wednesday night at Placer High School, the records didn’t matter. As usual when Placer and Colfax meet, an exciting, up-and-down-the-field game came down to one huge goal, and the Hillmen got it in the 1-0 victory.

“No matter where anybody is in the standings, when these two teams meet, it’s always close,” Colfax coach David Ray said. “It was either going to be 0-0 or 1-0 no matter what. It was just whether someone was going to poke one in.”

Fittingly, it was Tanner Federico who poked on in, scoring on a rebound in a scramble in front of Colfax’s goal midway through the second half. It was Federico’s team-leading 12th goal, second in the Pioneer Valley League.

“We were pretty balanced overall,” Placer coach Dave Brown said. ‘Everybody played pretty well. It was a typical Colfax-Placer game, back and forth. Both teams created a lot of opportunities. It was a pretty exciting game.”

The chances didn’t stop with Federico’s goal. Colfax had a couple of chances to tie it late, including one golden opportunity when Coleman Young got the ball behind Placer’s defense and rifled a shot that Placer keeper Jonathan Kostka somehow kept out of the net.

“A spectacular save late in the game to seal the win,” Brown called it.

“Their keeper made a great save,” Ray said.

Joey Kaestner played very well in goal for Colfax, Ray said, and Robby Jones was his usual strong self in the middle of the field. Calan Martel started in back, but Ray moved him forward as the game progressed, and he created several opportunities for the Falcons. Ray also praised the efforts of Lukas Harrison and Dane Reimers.

With the win, coupled with Center losing to Lincoln, Placer (7-9-1, 5-5 PVL) moved into third place in the PVL. Center, at 4-5 in league, has a makeup game today against Colfax (6-12-1, 2-7 PVL). A Colfax win or tie would advance Placer to the playoffs. Should Center win, third place in the league would come down to a tiebreaker.

Ray was well aware of the situation. Oddly, perhaps, for a rivalry, he said Colfax would welcome the opportunity to play spoiler against Center and see Placer get into the playoffs.

“We all know each other,” he said. “When we’re not playing against Placer, we want Placer to do well. It’s something to fight for, for guys that we know and we like.”

Of course Brown would like the Hillmen to keep playing, but he was happy on Wednesday that they finally got to play at home.

“It was a big crowd, nice to have the support at our first and only home game in our stadium,” he said. Placer has been forced to play its home matches at neutral sites such as Del Oro as the wet winter has played havoc with its field. “The school band was here. It was a pretty festive atmosphere. It was beautiful weather, perfect soccer weather.”

And that is probably the first time those words have been spoken in Northern California this winter.

Box Scores

1
2
Colfax
Placer
1

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Multiple Teams · Boys Varsity Basketball beat Colfax 62-46 to win 3rd straight PVL Title


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

7:00 PM

Placer High School
AWAY
62
Colfax High School
HOME
46

Game Recap

AUBURN JOURNAL
– Two teams going in different directions met here Wednesday night to complete the Pioneer Valley League’s boys basketball regular season.

For the Placer Hillmen, who arrived at Colfax High’s Pucci Pavilion with the outright PVL championship already in hand, the league finale was a chance for the Hillmen to polish their game as they await the opening of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section’s Div. III playoffs which will begin at home sites next Wednesday.

“Are we playoff ready?” Hillmen coach Mark Lee pondered after being asked the question if the Hillmen are ready for the postseason. “I think we are, but we’ll find out in about five more days.”

The Hillmen, after an uneven first half , exerted themselves over the final two quarters and ended up pulling away from the Falcons for an eventual 62-46 win. The victory ups Placer’s season record to 24-3 and gives the Hillmen a final PVL slate of 9-1.

Colfax, meanwhile, which missed the playoffs for the third straight year, ends the campaign at 14-13 and in PVL play finished 3-7.

“I thought we battled the whole way, but Placer’s defensive pressure ended up being the difference,” said Colfax coach Terry O’Keefe. “We gave them a lot of easy baskets in the last quarter. But good teams will do that to you.”

Leading 28-24 at halftime, Placer turned up its defensive pressure in the third quarter and, with Jeremy Lillis and Brendyn Ikeda combining for eight points, pushed out to a 42-32 advantage at the end of three stanzas.

However, with Jordan Ferreira saddled with foul trouble, Colfax scored the first four points of the fourth quarter to pull within 42-36 with 6:05 to play. But Placer answered the Colfax surge with two big baskets each from Ikeda and Jordan Perlow. When Kai Huntsberry added another tally, the Hillmen were sailing home with a comfortable 52-38 lead with just over three minutes to play.

“I thought both Brendyn and Jordan really gave us a boost tonight,” said Lee. “They made some big plays for us in the fourth quarter.”

Lillis led the Hillmen with 24 points including 14 in the big second half. Ikeda and Huntsberry, meanwhile, both finished with 10 apiece and Ferreira, who eventually fouled out of the game with just over three minutes to play finished with six.

O’Keefe had another big game for the Falcons as he netted 25 points, including four treys. Mason Ahrens followed with nine and Maxx Wolff added five.

For Placer, the Hillmen will now await today’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Selection show which will unveil the playoff brackets. The show, which will be streamed on www.nhsfnetwork.com begins at 4:30 p.m.

Placer is expected to be in the top eight of the Div. III bracket and will open with a home game next Wednesday at Earl Crabbe Gym.

Foothill 69 Bear River 44

AUBURN JOURNAL

Box Scores

1
2
3
4
Placer
14
18
12
18
Colfax
14
14
10
8

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Multiple Teams · Placer High School Girls Junior Varsity Basketball beat Lincoln/Lincoln 48-27


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

5:30 PM

Placer High School
AWAY
48

Lincoln/Lincoln
HOME
27

Game Recap

Placer ended the season on a high note winning its last 10 games. 8-0 in league to win the JV PVL league title. Taking a 14-4 lead after one period. The Placer Hillmen girls JV basketball team cruised to victory. Frosh guard Kylie Garten and Frosh post Anne Lillis each had a game high 12 points

Box Scores

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2
3
4
Placer
14

12

9

13

Lincoln/Lincoln
4

8

8

7


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Multiple Teams · Boys Varsity Basketball clinch PVL Title with a 62-54 victory over Center.


Friday, February 10, 2017

7:00 PM

Center High School
AWAY
54
Placer High School
HOME
62

Game Recap

Placer clinched the PVL title with a 62-55 victory over the Courgars at a loud and proud Earl Crabbe gym on Friday night. The Hillmen had to come from behind after trailing at the end of the 3rd quarter 40-41 but had a big 4th from Jeremy Lillis with 8 points, Kai Huntsberry with 12 of the Hillmens 22 fourth quarter points.
Placer improves to 23-3 on the year and 8-1 in PVL play. Placer has a 2 game lead over Foothill( 6-3) and Center (6-3) with one more game to play at Colfax on Wednesday 2/15.
This is the 3rd straight PVL title for the Hillmen.
Placer was led by Lillis with 21 points and 16 rebounds along with Kai Huntsberry with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Jordan Ferreira also chipped in 14 poits. Brendyn Ikeda had another great defensive night as he held Centers leading scorer, TJ Caldwell, to just 6 points all coming in transition in the 4th quarter. The Hillmen are currently ranked #9 in the Sacramento Bee and are listed as a #4 seed in the MaxPreps D3 rankings.
Placer will host a home playoff game on Wednesday Feb 22 at 7:00.

Box Scores

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2
3
4
Center
11
9
21
13
Placer
15
11
14
22

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Multiple Teams · Boys Varsity Basketball beat Foothill 71-55 to improve to 22-3 overall and 7-1 in PVL


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

7:00 PM

Foothill
AWAY
55
Placer High School
HOME
71

Game Recap

Placer avenged their first round loss to the Mustangs with a 16 point win at home to improve to 7-1 in league and thanks to a 6 point Foothill win at Center the Hillman now stand alone in first place in the PVL with Foothill and Center both at 6-2 and tied for second. The HIllmen got of to a great start with a 24-10 first quarter and maintained their lead for the rest of the game. Placer was led in the first quarter with Lillis 10 points, Ferreira with 6 and Huntsberry with 8.
Placer was led by JJeremy Lillis with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Huntsberry with another strong outing had 20 points and dished out 5 assists. Jordan Ferreira had 16 points, 9 rebouns and 3 steals for Placer. Vernon Robertson led all scorers with 23 points for the Mustangs.
Placer improves to 22-3 on the year and play for the PVL championship on Friday at home vs Center.

Box Scores

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2
3
4
Foothill
10
19
15
11
Placer
24
14
15
18

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Multiple Teams · Perlow’s two late 3’s help Boys Varsity Basketball beat Lincoln 71-55


Friday, February 3, 2017

7:00 PM

Placer High School
AWAY
71
Lincoln/Lincoln
HOME
55

Game Recap

AUBURN JOURNAL SPORTS

Jordan Perlow hit two three-pointers late in the fourth, and Jeremy Lillis had a monster dunk at the start of the quarter as Placer’s boys basketball team pulled away from host Lincoln, 71-58, on Friday night.

Lillis finished with 28 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Hillmen (21-3, 6-1 Pioneer Valley League), who outscored the hosts 20-10 in the last quarter after being up by just three going into the frame.

“It was a great atmosphere,” Placer coach Mark Lee said. “They made a great run at us, cut the lead to one. I was really pleased with the way my team came back and fought back in the fourth quarter.”

It didn’t appear the game would be so close as the Hillmen raced out to a 23-12 lead after one. But the Fighting Zebras kept chipping away, closing the gap to 34-29 at the break and 51-48 after three.

Then, off an out-of-bounds play to open the fourth, Lillis got his dunk – “That got the place going,” Lee said – and Placer stepped up its intensity.

“We picked up our defense and got real aggressive on the offensive end,” Lee said.

Jordan Ferreira had another strong all-around game with 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two steals. Brandon Ikeda had 11 points and four steals, and Kai Huntsberry finished with 10 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals.

Gabe Gillespie led the Fighting Zebras (10-14, 2-5 PVL) with 14 points, including four three-pointers in the second quarter. Sky Williams scored 12, Justus Horse 11 and Preston Summerhays 10.

Placer will play host to Foothill on Wednesday. The Mustangs upset the Hillmen on Jan. 19, ending Placer’s 20-game PVL winning streak. Placer is tied with Center for 1st place in the PVL with 6-1 records while Foothill sits in 2nd with a 5-2 mark.

Box Scores

1
2
3
4
Placer
24
14
15
18
Lincoln/Lincoln
10
19
15
11

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Multiple Teams · Boys Varsity Basketball beat Bear River 63-22


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

7:00 PM

Placer High School
AWAY
63
Bear River High School
HOME
22

Game Recap

Placer improved to 5-1 in PVL play and 20-3 overall with their victory at Bear River. Placer’s press was too much for the young Bruins as the Hillmen got off to a great start and were up by 23 after one quarter and then by 33 at the half. Placer caused 27 turnovers and had 20 steals on the night which led to 36 fast break points.
Placer was led by Jordan Ferreira who led all scorers with 19 points and also had 10 rebounds and 3 steals. Kai Huntsberry had a nice night with 18 points, 4 assists and 3 steals. Lucas Yamzon had 8 points on 5 shots and also had 2 steals. Jordan Perlow had 5 points on 3 shots and had 6 rebounds and 3 assists for the Hillmen. Placer plays at Lincoln on Friday.

Box Scores

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2
3
4
Placer
28
20
10
5
Bear River
5
6
4
7