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 ...

The man behind the Mark Fuller Invitational tournament

“A lot about life can be learned on the mat,” said Lincoln High School Principal Jay Berns. Like a proud parent, Mark Fuller, the namesake for Lincoln’s Mark Ful ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ex-Olympian Granger pitches in at Sierra College

Playing a game of “do you know who I am” is not Michele Granger’s style. She may have won an Olympic gold medal in 1996, but the former softball pitcher does not like using i ...

Leg injury bothers Wilson

United States triple jumper Aarik Wilson, who has family in Lincoln, failed to qualify for the finals in the Olympics in Beijing, China last week. Wilson’s stepmother, Sheri Wil ...

United States Olympian has family in Lincoln

United States triple jumper Aarik Wilson will have plenty of support from Lincoln when he competes in the Olympics Monday in Beijing, China. Wilson’s stepmother, Sheri Wilson, h ...

Lachemann lives another dream

Marcel Lachemann celebrated many milestones as a major league coach. He was in the dugout for Reggie Jackson’s 500th home run, Rod Carew’s 3000th base hit and Don Sutton’s 3 ...