Olympics

Media Life: Placer’s Highway 40 stretch gets new monument in Ophir

Take a detour off the smooth textures of  Interstate 80 and onto Ophir Road near Auburn and you’ll soon get an inkling for how automobile travel felt and sounded like in ...

Media Life: KCRA to highlight Placer’s Sochi Olympics presence

Sacramento’s KCRA Channel 3 will be the center of the Olympic world for Auburn TV viewers starting Feb. 6, when the 22nd Winter Games storms onto the small screen and creates ...

Crush Bonspiel curling returns to Roseville — with extra-curricular activities planned

Wine Country Curling, ever the gracious host, has places to go and things to do for visiting curlers when they aren’t competing in the Wine Country Curling Club Crush Bonspie ...

Placer County Beach Volleyball gets a spike in popularity

Don Vanderloo’s sport of choice is sand volleyball — two on two, A-level play. Having kicked up sand since the 1980s, Vanderloo ran into an issue when “all my gu ...

Roseville complex welcomes 562 youth swimmers for Western Zone

The parking lot at the Roseville Aquatics Complex was full of cars and RVs on Wednesday, and it will be again Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They included license plates from Nevad ...

Granite Bay’s Haley Anderson strikes gold at worlds

Haley Anderson of Granite Bay won the women’s 5K open-water swim Saturday at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Anderson was timed in 56 minutes, 34.2 seconds ...

Gold medalist Summer Sanders gets very close to varicose veins campaign

In childhood innocence, Summer Sanders referred to varicose veins as “very close veins.” Now a mother of two, the two-time Olympic gold medalist from Roseville has gro ...

Olympic medalist Anderson to swim in Russia, Spain

Granite Bay High School graduate and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Haley Anderson was named to USA Swimming’s roster for the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, and the F ...

Media Life: Family treasure trove of Placer’s Olympic artifacts on display

    AUBURN CA - Trekking up Interstate 80 and then making a right-hand turn into the Tahoe area will have the added benefit starting next week of not just some of the m ...

Inline skater hopes to roll from Roseville to Rome

Alyssa Martinez had Rollerking to herself on a recent weekday afternoon, and she was gliding effortlessly — and fast — around the rink.As quick as she was and with her ...

Hall of Famer Chris Mullin visits Galleria Mall in Roseville

It’s an Olympic year, and the MetroPCS USA Basketball Tour made a stop at the Westfield Galleria Mall in Roseville on Friday.Checking in with the tour was Chris Mullin, membe ...

Softball camp features Olympians Fernandez, Granger

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Fernandez will hold a Gold Medal Youth Softball Camp and Coach’s Clinic from Friday through Sunday, Aug. 26-28, at Foskett Park in Linco ...

Placer County a site for 2022 Winter Games?

If all goes as well as some hope, the Winter Olympic Games will be held in Placer County and the surrounding region in 2022. The California Winter Games Committee announced this we ...

Olympic great Michele Granger setting a gold standard with Granite Bay softball program

There are high school coaching positions available every year. Many are sought by young college graduates ready to step into the professional working world.But when the softball po ...

14-year-old reporter shoots for broadcasting career

Daniel Wetter doesn’t care much for the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “I don’t like that question,” the 14-year-old says. “I’m already doing ...