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The Foothill Gold takes home gold

Foothill Gold '01

The Foothill Gold ’01 softball team swept the Central Valley Showcase 6-0 for the Championship win in Madera on Sept. 21-22. Gold ’01 played a nail-biter game on Sunday against the Central Cal Angels to win themselves a spot in the championship game. In the last inning with the Angels, bases were loaded with one […]

Comments Off / September 29, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Foothill Gold 12U 2001 does it again

CELEBRATING — Faith Matis, Leah Polson, Lexi Detwiler, Sky Linnane, Cami Lee, Reagan Hunt and Savannah Wyrick, standing left to right, join Brooke Niemiec, Gianna Hays, Julia Norvilleo Haley Orchard and Mia Perez, kneeling left to right, in celebrating their tournament win. Courtesy photo

The Foothill Gold 12U girls softball team won Gold at the ASA Spring Fling Tournament.  The girls beat out the California Breeze and Hype Fastpitch. During the championship game against the LTG Lions in a universal tie-breaker, a hard hit single won the game 12-11. The team is coached by Paul Niemiec, Alan Orchard, Tim Perez and John Polson.

Comments Off / April 09, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Foothill Gold wins silver

Foothill Gold celebrates a second-place finish. Courtesy photo

The Foothill Gold 12U softball team took second place in the Fall Fastpitch Fever in Lincoln this past weekend. The team played the Folsom Freedom, Mizuno All America and the Breeze on Saturday, winning all three.  Coming back Sunday, the girls won two games to make the championship game, where they came in a respectable […]

Comments Off / September 17, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Foothill Gold earns a spot in the nationals

10U Foothill Gold softball team heads to Nationals next month. Courtesy photo

The 10U Foothill Gold softball team played some incredible softball this weekend at the ASA Metro Association Tournament in Folsom. With three wins, including a hard fought 5-4 victory over the Folsom Freedom, the Gold earned a spot to represent Sacramento in the highly competitive ASA National Tournament July 30 through Aug. 5 in Bloomington, […]

Comments Off / June 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Foothill Gold blasts to second place

THE FOOTHILL GOLD girls proudly hold up their second-place trophies from the Fallball Blast Off Tournament at McClellan Air Force Base. Photo by Suzanne Hunt

Foothill GOLD 10U Competitive softball team took second place in the Fallball Blast Off Tournament at McClellan Air Force Base last weekend. The girls had to fight off three great teams in order to play in the championship game against the Oakdale GOLD Sunday afternoon. The Foothill GOLD team battled until the end but came out with […]

Comments Off / September 15, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

New book tells the stories and celebrates the 10-county foothills region

Wineries of the Sierra Foothills

Book: “Wineries of the Sierra Foothills: Risk-Takers and Rule-Breakers” Author: Barbara Keck Photographer: Johan Martin Publisher: Range of Light Media Group, 2016, 176 pages Available:[email protected] Ten counties, 280 wineries in the largest wine region in terms of acreage in the whole United States — that’s the Sierra Foothills. Barbara Keck’s newly released book, “Wineries of the Sierra Foothills: Risk-Takers […]

Comments Off / March 30, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Gold ’01 comes in third

Foothill Gold '01 COACH Johnny Polson stands with players Giana Hayes, Leah Polson, Shelby Pfeiler, Lexi Detwiler, Faith Matis and coach Alan Orchard in the back row, left to right; front row, left to right: Savannah Wyrick, Bailey Pfeiler, Reagan Hunt, coach Tim Perez, Adreanna Killingsworth, Sydney Littles and Mia Perez. Courtesy photo

The Foothill Gold 01′ softball team took third place in the recent TCS Western World Series in Reno, Nev., a competition that features 108 teams. Going undefeated until Friday night against the Nor Cal Bownet team, the Gold girls had to battle against Hawaii Dynasty to stay in the tournament. They beat Hawaii in a Friday night nail […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »



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