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Volleyball Advances in Sections; Hosts Gregori at 5 p.m. on Thursday

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – The St. Francis volleyball team easily advanced with a 3-0 win over Kennedy in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

“They were very, very focused tonight,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “I thought they served really well was good to see how scrappy defensively they played. They looked like they were having fun and they followed the game plan to a tee.”

St. Francis had big runs in each set aided by strong serving. The Troubadours tallied 16 aces on the night with only one error.

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Golf Finishes Fourth at Masters, Fletcher Records Hole-in-One

Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Results

STOCKTON, Calif. – The St. Francis golf team finished fourth overall at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament with a 417 team score, missing a top-three qualification for the CIF NorCals by three strokes.

“That is golf. It has its ups and downs,” said Head Coach Bert Jones. “They played OK and we failed to advance by three strokes. It goes to show every shot does matter.”

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Six Troubadours Named to the All-Delta League Tennis Team

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Six St. Francis players were named to the All-Delta League tennis team based on play at the Delta League Singles and Doubles Championships.

The six honorees include junior Myra Anwar and Adithi Benush in singles and the doubles teams of seniors Kiya and Kyla Jackson and senior Cameron Parra and Izzy Asker.

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Cross Country Wins Delta League Title

Delta League Championships Results

FOLSOM, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team placed six among the top 10 led by senior Sydney Vandegrift in second and junior Sophie DeBenedetti in fourth to win their first league title since 2013.

“It shows the strength of the team and what they have been doing over the last two seasons running cross country and track,” said Head Coach Aaron Rios. “They work together and train hard. It showed out there today.”

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Water Polo Earns No. 2 Seed in Section Bracket

Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Bracket

NAPA, Calif. – The St. Francis water polo team was selected as the No. 2 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I bracket. The Troubadours have a bye in the first round and will play the winner of Oak Ridge and River City at 6:15 at Jesuit High School on Thursday, Nov. 2.

The semifinals will be held at Johannsen High School on Tuesday, Nov. 7 and the finals will be at American River College at 6:16 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11.

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Four Golfers Earn All-Delta League Distinction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Four St. Francis golfers were named to the All-Delta League for their overall performance in league dual and center matches over the course of the season. Players accrue points based on their individual finishes in each event with a Most Valuable Player and top 10 players honored.

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Volleyball Programs Post Undefeated League Marks, Celebrate Seniors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball program celebrated their six seniors and all three programs completed undefeated Delta League seasons with wins over Monterey Trail on Thursday night.

“It was a great night for the program,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “The coaches for the freshman and JV teams did n phenomenal job. They worked really hard and did not want the season to end. When it was over, they were sad it was over and that is a tribute to the coaches.”

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Water Polo Defeats McClatchy on Senior Night

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Maddie Brown scored two times to help St. Francis to a 14-5 win over McClatchy on Senior Night at Jesuit High School.

Malia Arnott led all scorers with five goals, while Caroline Wilkins added two. Senior Kobe Carpenter scored once and added four assists, while sophomore Kendall Houck scored twice and contributed three assists.

St. Francis jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first quarter and added five more goals in the second to cruise the victory.

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Jackson Sisters Win Third Delta League Doubles Title

Doubles Pairs Earn All-Delta League Honors

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Senior sisters Kyla and Kiya Jackson won their third consecutive Delta League Doubles Championship, earning the automatic berth to the Sac-Joaquin Section tournament. The Jacksons defeated Jaylynn Tan and Hallie Wilson of Franklin in the championship match 6-1, 7-5 to win their fourth match of the day.

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Spring Sports Conditioning Information

Conditioningh Information for All Spring Sports – Lacrosse, Diving, Swimming, Track & Field, Softball

  • Track preseason track opportunities with the Carmichael Track Club start this week and will be Tuesday and Thursday at Jesuit at 3:45 p.m. Halloween week will be Monday and Thursday. Here are the dates: 10/26, 10/30, 11/2, 11/7, 11/9, 11/14, and 11/16. Contact Coach Jett for more information.
  • Lacrosse will start preseason conditioning next week each Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15-4:30 p.m. Please meet in the Gym Foyer.
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Adithi Benush and Myra Anwar to Play for Tennis Section Berth

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Junior Myra Anwar and sophomore Adithi Benush advanced to the third-place consolation match at the Delta League Singles Championships Monday at Laguna Creek Racquet Club. They will play on Wednesday for the berth in the Sac-Joaquin Section tournament.

Benush opened with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Danielle Beningfield of Elk Grove and advanced to the semifinals with a 6-0, 7-5 win over Nancy Avoce of Davis. She lost to top-seed Jacquie Tan of Franklin 6-0, 6-1.

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Golf Advances to Masters Behind Sweeney’s Second-Place Finish

Sac-Joaquin Section Division I North Results

RANCHO MURIETA, Calif. – Junior Patricia Sweeney carded a two-over par 74 to pace the St. Francis golf team and help the Troubadours advance to the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters.

“I played with the No. 1 player (Sienna Lyford) and that helped keep my game because I am a very competitive person,” said Sweeney. “I was trying to beat her. I played really well.”

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Get to Know: Water Polo’s #3 Chloe King

Chloe King is in her third season with the varsity water polo team and fourth year in the program. She is helping the coaches on the bench during game keeping statistics while her knee heals. She hopes major in public health or biology with the goal of medical school. She is a retreat leader with campus ministry. She has two dogs, a Neapolitan Mastiff and a Great Dane.

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Volleyball Third at Super 8 Invitational

Troubadours Fall in Semifinals to Ponderosa

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity volleyball team finished tied for third in its own Super 8 Invitational on Saturday at St. Francis. The Troubadours went 2-1 in Pool A with wins over Vacaville (25-11, 25-13) and Whitney (25-18, 25-14) before falling in three to Cosumnes Oaks 21-25, 25-23, 15-12.

The Troubadours lost to eventual champion Ponderosa in three sets in the semifinals before the Bruins went on to defeat Cosumnes Oaks in the final; Elk Grove won the consolation bracket.

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Get to Know: Water Polo’s #12 Hailey Malone

Hailey Malone is a returning letter winner with the varsity team. She also is a member of the St. Francis swimming team and swims for Arden Hills Rec team. She took up swimming in the sixth grade. She is a Campus Service Leader. She is the co-coordinator of WellSpring and the Pink Ladies for Breast Cancer.

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #4 Alexa Edwards

Alexa Edwards is a returning All-Delta League selection who was a Freshman All-America selection by MaxPreps. She opened her sophomore season by gracing the cover of SportStars magazine for their Volleyball Preview issue. She likes to hang out with her friends and enjoys watching basketball and soccer on TV.

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Water Polo Records Comeback Win over Granite Bay

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Malia Arnott scored the go ahead goal to cap a big comeback as the St. Francis water polo team escaped with a 10-9 win over Granite Bay on Thursday.

“The biggest thing tonight was to remind them to fall back on the work they do in practice,” said Head Coach Heather Moody. “They work really hard and put a ton of energy into training. They should get confidence from that and build it into a game. They found that tonight.”

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Tennis Clinches Delta League Title, Undefeated Season

Troubies Clinch Delta League for Third Consecutive Season

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis seniors were recognized prior to the match and helped clinch with a 9-0 win to wrap up the regular season undefeated with a third straight Delta League title.

“It feels great because we did it as a team,” said Head Coach Kristi Spector. “Everybody contributed all the way down the ladder – all 18 girls. Overall, we lost five individual matches the entire season.”

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Tennis Improves to 11-0 in Delta League Play

Troubies Remain Undefeated on the Season

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team moved one match closer to a perfect regular season with an 8-1 win over Franklin on Tuesday at Laguna Creek Racquet Club.

St. Francis improved to 14-0 and 11-0 in the Delta League by winning five of six singles matches and sweeping the doubles. Adithi Benush won the only three-set match of the day, defeating Franklin’s Jaylynn Tan 6-4, 4-6, 1-0, while the Troubadours got straight set wins by Alisha Anwar, Kyla Jackson, Marisa Fat and Kiya Jackson.

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Tennis Senior Marisa Fat Named Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winner

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Tennis senior Marisa Fat has been named a School Winner in the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. Fat has helped the St. Francis tennis team to a 14-0 record this season and the Delta League team title. She has posted a 7-1 single record this season at Nos. 2, 3 and 5 singles positions. She is also the Student Body Vice President.

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Class of 1967 Reunion Recap
50th Reunion

The Class of 1967, who was the first class to fully attend the M St. location all four years celebrated their 50th Reunion in style at the California Auto Museum with Christian Brothers on October 14, 2017.

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Golf Clinches Delta League Title with Center Win

Team Title Decided by Tiebreaker

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Patricia Sweeney was the top finisher for the Troubadours in a tie for second overall as St. Francis tied for the team title with Pleasant Grove, eventually winning with the tiebreaker.

Sweeney shot a one-under par 71 to tie with three players in second. Lexi Martin of Pleasant Grove was the individual winner with a six-under par 66.

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Golf Wins Seventh Straight Dual Match

Golf Sweeps Season Dual Schedule

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Sophomore Nashla Aguero shot a three-over par 36 (par 33) at Emerald Lakes Golf Course as St. Francis defeated Franklin 195-250 Thursday afternoon.

Aguero finished second on the team with her 36. Junior Patricia Sweeney was the medalist for the fourth consecutive match with a two-over par 35. Lauren Allen signed for a 39 and Chase Saca carded a 41. Olivia Alcoran and Ceci Fletcher each had rounds of 44.

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Tennis Posts Shutout against Sheldon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Freshman Alex Evans won her singles match at No. 6 singles without dropping a single game 6-0, 6-0 as St. Francis defeated Sheldon 9-0 on Thursday.

“It feels good to contribute,” said Evans. “When I came in I was expecting something a lot different. All the girls really want to be here and really put a lot of effort into the team. It makes me want to try harder.”

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Water Polo Defeats Woodcreek

Houck Scores Four Goals in Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Kendall Houck scored four goals and had seven steals to help the St. Francis water polo team to an 11-5 win over Woodcreek on Thursday.

“She played great,” said Head Coach Heather Moody. “Last year she struggled with the physicality against Woodcreek. This year she really took a deep breath and kept her composure. It really helped us throughput the game to get those four goals.”

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St. Francis Water Polo Rallies Donation Effort for Fire Victims

More than $1600 and Five Trucks of Donations Collected

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis water polo program played a tournament in Napa last Saturday and will return for another at the end of the month. When the team, coaches and parents heard about the devastation caused by the recent fires in Northern California, they wanted to help.

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Volleyball Defeats Davis 3-1

Edwards Posts 20 Kills in Win

DAVIS, Calif. – Sophomore Alexa Edwards had 20 kills while hitting 35 percent with 13 digs to help St. Francis to a 3-1 victory over Davis Wednesday night. The win improved St. Francis to 10-0 in Delta League play with four regular season matches left with a 22-4 overall record.

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Hole-in-One Highlights Center Match Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Chase Saca had an ace on the 17th hole at Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course on Monday as part of four-over par round of 75 as St. Francis won its second Delta League Center match.

“It was my first hole-in-one ever,” said Saca. “I was shocked at first and did not know it went in.”

Saca hit a wedge on the 17th hole island green surrounded by water, hitting the pin on the fly and the ball disappeared in the hole. It was her first career hole, a golfing achievement many never accomplish in a lifetime on the links.

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Cross Country Fifth at Clovis Invitational

FRESNO, Calif. – St. Francis placed fifth in the Clovis Invitational Championship race with 248 points. The Troubadours were led by Sydney Vandegrift, who placed 18th overall with a time of 18.12.7.

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Water Polo Wins Three at Grizzly Classic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Malia Arnott scored three goals including two in the opening quarter as St. Francis finished the Grizzly Classic with a 15-5 win over Mt. Whitney from Visalia. The Troubadours went 3-1 on the weekend with wins over Ponderosa (14-2), Valley Christian (8-6) and Mt. Whitney. The lone loss came to Drake in the first game on Saturday.

St. Francis (12-5) jumped to a 5-0 lead against the Pioneers behind Arnott with Kendall Houck, Reagan Garcia and Libby Slater. The Troubies extended the lead to 9-0 in the second quarter and cruised to the win.

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Volleyball Sweeps Holy Court over Christian Brothers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team prevailed 3-1 in the annual Holy Court rivalry game with Christian Brothers on Friday night. The Troubadours improved to 20-4 on the season with the four-set win 22-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-18.

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Cross Country Runners Showing Sportsmanship

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore cross country runner Bridget Kemp waits at the finish line and shakes hands with all her competitors after each race. For her it is a natural way to complete her competition.

“I used to swim and at the end of the race you turn to the people in the two lanes next you and shake their hand,” said Kemp. “Everyone else is behind me so I might as well shake their hand. They finished and they did a good job.”

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Tennis Remains Undefeated; Wins at Davis

DAVIS, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team remained undefeated after an 8-1 victory on the road at Davis Thursday afternoon. The Troubadours won five of six singles matches and swept the doubles to clinch the win.

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Golf Defeats Sheldon

ELK GROVE, Calif – Junior Patricia Sweeney paced the Troubadours with a three-over par 39 to help St. Francis defeat Sheldon on Wednesday at Wildhawk Golf Course. Three players were tied for second at four-over par 40 including seniors Lauren Allen and Chase Saca along with sophomore Nashla Aguero. Junior Olivia Alcoran posted a 41 with classmate Ceci Fletcher carding a 43.

St. Francis 200, Sheldon 299

SF – 1. Patricia Sweeney 39; 2. Lauren Allen 40; 2. Chase Saca 40; 2. Nashla Aguero 40; 5. Olivia Alcoran 41; 6. Ceci Fletcher 43.

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #6 Sam Chavez

Sam Chavez is in her first season on the varsity and second in the volleyball program. She was a captain for the JV team as a sophomore and has been playing volleyball since the fifth grade. After from school, she likes to hang out with her golden retriever, Tucker. Today she dressed up as a Train Conductor for St. Francis Day.

How does it feel to be on the varsity?
“It feels good to be on varsity. Our year is going pretty good. We are really bonding together well as a team so that is good for the long run.”

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Water Polo Defeats Monterey Trail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Four players scored four or more goals each in a 31-1 victory over Monterey Trail on Tuesday in the home opener for the St. Francis water polo team.

“It feels good to contribute,” said junior Hayley Hoang, who scored four goals and added three assists and three steals. “We accomplished what we practiced and we put everything together today.”

St. Francis (9-4) scored nine goals in each of the first two quarters while the Mustangs managed just one goals.

“We wanted to be patient with the ball,” said Hoang.

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Get to Know: Water Polo’s #7 Maddie Brown

Maddie Brown is in her third year with the water polo program and second year with the varsity team. She is a Campus Service Leader (CSL) with the campus ministry department. She has participated in the skit at Homecoming each of the last two years. She is the oldest of four children.

What does it mean to you to be a part of the water polo program?
“I am very honored that I am part of it and glad to be part of the team. I think we have a really great team this year. I am excited to see how we work together to accomplish our goals.”

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Get to Know: Water Polo’s #5 Maddie Lima

Maddie Lima is on her first season with the varsity unit and second season in the water polo program. She did not play last season because of her commute from Penn Valley. But she prepped for last year for tryouts by playing polo in a lake near her house with alumna Sophia Rubino. Maddie’s top college choice at this time is Gonzaga. She is a part of several clubs on campus including Medicine & More, Keep Tahoe Green, Adventure Club and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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St. Francis Senior Ranker to Sign with Cal for Rowing

Watch Sydney Ranker (1:24.17)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Sydney Ranker has committed to UC Berkeley and will sign with their nationally-ranked rowing program on the upcoming National Signing Day on Nov. 8.

“I am really excited to go to Cal,” said Ranker. “They are the No. 1 school for rowing and are a regular at NCAAs every year. It is a really competitive program that I want to be part of.”

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Jacksons Win USTA Team Tennis National Title

ORLANDO, Fla. – St. Francis seniors Kiya and Kyla Jackson won the USTA Junior Team Tennis national championships in the 18U Intermediate division with their team based at Laguna Creek Racquet Club. The three-day tournament was contested at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.

The team advanced to the finals by defeating the Tennis ADDicts (Mid-Atlantic) 55-44 in the semifinals with the Jacksons providing a doubles win 6-5, 6-4. They won the title with a 49-36 win over Berry Creek out of Texas 49-36 with the Jackson providing a three set win in doubles 5-6, 6-0, 1-0.

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Volleyball Reaches Craft Invite Quarterfinals

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team lost in quarterfinals of the Chris Craft Invitational hosted by Oak Ridge High School. The Troubadours fell to Monte Vista High School out of Danville 2-0 (25-21, 25-17) in the quarterfinals on Saturday. St. Francis went 2-1 in pool play with wins over Granite Bay (25-22, 25-21) and Pitman (25-21, 21, 25-20). The Troubies lost in three sets to St. Francis (Mountain View) 25-15, 20-25, 11-15. SF is at Monterey Trail on Monday. 

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JV Volleyball Sweeps Stockton Invitational

STOCKTON, Calif. – The St. Francis junior varsity volleyball team went 4-0 in winning the Stockton Invitational on Saturday at Lincoln High School. The Troubadours defeated Oakdale (25-8, 25-17, Pleasant Valley (25-18, 25-3) and Whitney (25-9, 25-10) en route to the finals. SF then handed St. Ignatius a 2-0 loss by the set scores of 25-16, 25-20, avenging the loss to St. Ignatius by the freshmen team last week in Stockton. Head Coach Taryn Wright’s team has now reached the final in both of its tournaments this season and owns a 19-1 overall record with a 6-0 mark in Delta League play.

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Sweeney Leads Golf to Grant Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Patricia Sweeney led the golf team to a win over Grant on Wednesday with a two-under par round of 34. It is her best round in a high school match.

St, Francis posted a 194 team score behind Sweeney’s two-under 34. Sophomore Nashla Aguero recorded a two-over par 38, while Olivia Alcoran carded a 39.

Senior Chase Saca posted a 41 and classmate Lauren Allen had a 42. Senior Adrienne Graybill signed for a 50.

St. Francis is back in action at Sheldon on Oct. 4.

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Jackson Sisters are Twinning for St. Francis Tennis

Duo Heads to Orlando This Weekend with Team NorCal

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior tennis standouts Kiya and Kyla Jackson will travel to Orlando this weekend for the USTA Junior Team Coed Nationals with their team based at Laguna Creek Racquet Club.

“We worked so hard this summer,” said Kyla Jackson. “We are hoping to play against really good people, have fun and represent NorCal.”

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Water Polo Wins at St. Mary’s

STOCKTON, Calif. – Sophomore Kendall Houck scored four goals as St. Francis overcame an early deficit to post an 8-5 win over St. Mary’s.

The Troubadours trailed at the half 2-1 but scored six goals in the second half to take the game. Houck scored three of her six goals in the second half. Senior Kobe Carpenter scored the first and last goals in the contest with Caroline Wilkins and Natalie Imboden also contributing.

SF hosts its first game On Tuesday Oct. 3 against Monterey Trail.

St. Francis 8, St. Mary’s 5

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Cross Country Performs Well at League Meet

Delta League Meet Results

ELVERTA, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team won the Varsity race and placed second in the Frosh/Soph at the annual Delta League meet held Wednesday morning.

“For us it was a solid performance,” said Head Coach Aron Rios. “We got out of it what we were looking for. The girls got in a quality work day and worked on some mental tests. We got to see a lot of good things from the league and what everyone will bring to the championship in October.”

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #9 Maggie Malaney

Maggie Malaney is in her fourth season on the volleyball team. She is a two-sport letter winner, becoming the first Troubie to earn a varsity letter in both basketball and volleyball since 1993. She suffered a knee injury against Oak Ridge earlier this season but is still a positive influence on the bench and at practice. Maggie’s twin brother Jake plays football and basketball at Jesuit. She hopes to attend college out of state with Notre Dame as her goal.

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Senior Graybill Plays in First Match; Helps Golf Defeat Elk Grove

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Senior Adrienne Graybill has been on the golf team for four years but had never played in a match before Monday. A native of El Dorado Hills and three-sport letter winner persevered and made her first lineup to play against Elk Grove.

“It means a lot to make it,” said Graybill after signing her card with a 46. “It is my senior year and I finally qualified for the top six to play in a match”

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Volleyball Wins Seventh Straight Match

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 win over Sheldon Monday, winning their seventh consecutive match to improve to 14-2 and 5-0 in the Delta League.

“We did pretty good,” said setter Jesiree Moral. “There are definitely some things we can work on in slower paced games. Overall, we did pretty well executing.”

The Troubadours dropped just 19 points in the match and hit 46 percent. Malia Berry led the team with eight kills and freshman Chloe Henning added seven in the win.

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Water Polo Finishes Ninth in Capital Challenge

ROCKLIN, Calif. – The St. Francis water polo team went 3-1 at the Capital Challenge and finished in ninth place in the two-day tournament held at several high schools across the area.

St. Francis opened with an 8-3 loss to Buchanan Friday morning but rebounded in the second game against Del Oro in their home pool. Sophomore Kendall Houck scored three straight goals as part of a four-goal game. Libby Slater added two goals as the Troubadours went into Saturday with the momentum.

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Frosh Volleyball Finishes Second in Stockton

STOCKTON, Calif. – The St. Francis freshman volleyball team finished second at the Stockton Invitational after losing for the first time this season 2-0 to St. Ignatius in the finals. The Troubadours defeated Oakdale (25-16, 25-14), Amador Valley (25-10, 25-7) and Vacaville (25-13, 25-18) en route to the finals. 

The freshman are in action again on Wednesday against Franklin at 4 p.m. at St. Francis

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Tennis Moves to 8-0 with Franklin Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – The St. Francis tennis team defeated rival Franklin 8-1 on Thursday at Rio del Oro Racquet Club to remain undefeated in Delta League play.

“It is a great victory and it is always competitive at the top part of the ladder,” said Spector of the match with Franklin. “We never know (how the match will turn out). We played our top lineup and everyone as hard as they could. In the end we had a great victory.”

The Troubadours won five of six singles matches and swept all three doubles matches to cruise to the victory.

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Go Back in Time to the 80’s at St. Francis High School

Let’s Go Back to the 80’s 

You and your family are cordially invited to our 3rd annual St. Francis Community Celebration on Saturday, September 23.  This complimentary event is appropriate for all ages.  Break out your neon and big hair, and come experience the wonderful St. Francis community as we step back into the 80’s for a “totally rad” celebration!

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Water Polo Defeats Rio Americano 9-4

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Ari Miggins made 10 saves in the opening half to help St. Francis to a 9-4 victory over Rio Americano on Tuesday night.

“It feels a lot better than it did last year,” said Miggins. “I definitely have more skill set and am stronger in certain aspects than I was before. It is easier for me to go play the first quarter without seeing how they are playing or shooting. I am lot more confident going in the water.”

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Golf Shoots Season-Best 191 to Defeat Davis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Lauren Allen and junior Patricia Sweeney tied for medalist honors with one-over par rounds of 37 to pace the St. Francis golf team to a win over Davis. The Troubadours posted a five-player score of 191, a season-best for the second consecutive dual match, over Davis, who posted a 214.

Four Troubadours posted round under 40 including a two-over par 38 by senior Chase Saca and a three-over par 39 by Ceci Fletcher, a career-best. Junior Olivia Alcoran carded a four-over 40, while sophomore Nashla Aguero recorded a 41.

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Volleyball Sweeps Davis 3-0

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team swept Davis on Monday to remain undefeated in Delta League play with a 3-0 win over the Blue Devils. The Troubadours won 25-15, 25-19, 25-18.

“Davis played very well tonight and put up a really strong block,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “Their middles did a good job tonight. I was proud of some of the defense we played tonight. I think the defense was what won for us. We were not firing on all cylinders.”

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Freshman Volleyball Wins CIVT Tournament

The St. Francis freshman volleyball team defeated Roseville 25-22, 25-9 to take the Carmichael Invitational Volleyball Tournament. The Troubies went 7-0 on Saturday at the CIVT. They opened by winning their pool with wins over Novato, University Prep and Bret Harte. SF then advanced over Napa and Sutter before beating Bishop Manogue in three sets 25-11, 25-27, 15-6 in the semifinals. The Frosh are now 11-0 on the season and take on Davis at 4 p.m. on Monday. 

Path to the Title – St. Francis (7-0)

Novato 25-2, 25-6

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Golf Wins Dual with Pleasant Grove

RANCHO MURIETA, Calif. – Senior Chase Saca was one of three golfers to break 40 for nine holes as St. Francis defeated Pleasant Grove 203-212 at Rancho Murieta Country Club on Wednesday. Saca tied teammate Olivia Alcoran for second overall with three-over par rounds of 39. Junior Patricia Sweeney was the individual medalist with a two-over par 38. The Troubadours also counted a 43 by Lauren Allen and a 44 Nashla Aguero for the 203 team score, edging the Eagles by 212.

St. Francis 203, Pleasant Grove 212

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Volleyball Deals Pleasant Grove 3-0 Loss

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team remained undefeated at home with a 3-0 victory over Pleasant Grove to improve to 2-0 in Delta League play.

“I am really proud of the kids starting off strong against Pleasant Grove,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “They are a good team, well coached and have a lot of weapons. We seemed to take them out of their game. We served pretty aggressive tonight and our defense played really well.”

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #11 Gracie Hause

Gracie Hause (aka Condo) is in her second season with the varsity volleyball team. A fun fact about Gracie is she has six dogs. She wears No. 11 for her birth date. She went to Hawaii and Germany this summer.

How fast has your time at St. Francis gone?
“I did not believe everyone when they said it would go by fast. It is senior year and I do not even know what happened.”

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Water Polo Defeats Franklin

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Malia Arnott scored four goals to help St. Francis to a 21-0 victory over Franklin on Tuesday. Alyssa Jacobsen, Natalie Imboden and Zoe Sloat all added two goals for the Troubadours. Next up: Miramonte at St. Mary’s on Saturday.

St. Francis 21, Franklin 0

SF – Arnott 4, Jacobsen 2, Imboden 2, Malone 2, Lavezzo, Lima, Slater, Brown, Wilkins, Hoang, Carpenter, Garcia, Berg, Sloat.

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Tennis Defeats Davis 7-2

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team used its depth and lineup strength to post a 7-2 win over Davis on Tuesday.

“It is such a huge win,” said sophomore Peyton Spellacy. “Davis is such a fantastic team. I am really proud of my varsity girls that we pulled out a match. We played phenomenal.”

The Troubadours won four of six singles matches and swept the three doubles matches to clinch the win.

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Kim Johnson-Marble ‘08 Inspired to Join Military After 9/11

Kim Johnson-Marble ‘08 was interviewed by ABC 10’s France Wang ’10 on why she was inspired to join military after 9/11. 

“I wanted to be a part of giving back, showing how strong we are as a country,” Johnson-Marble said. “I told my parents ‘I’m going to be in the army.’

Johnson-Marble said when she was giving her oath, she had that same gut feeling again in her stomach that she had during 9/11. 

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JV Volleyball Finishes Second at Chris Craft Invite

JV Volleyball reached the final of the Chris Craft Invitational on Saturday, posting a 5-1 record on the day. The Troubies lost to Oak Ridge in the final after beating Cosumnes Oaks, Folsom, Granite Bay, Vista and Pleasant Grove.

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Water Polo Finishes 10th at St. Francis Autumn Invite

ATHERTON, Calif. – Junior Emalee Lavezzo scored the game-winning goal in the fourth quarter to help St. Francis defeat Los Altos 8-7 on Saturday at the St. Francis Autumn Invitational. The win advanced the Troubadours to the consolation championship.

“We came out really strong,” said Lavezzo. “We had our battles but we came back. Scoring the game-winning goal gave us the momentum to block the last goal in the final 30 seconds. It was a really cool and everyone is excited.”

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JV Water Polo Wins McClatchy Tournament

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Junior Varsity polo team won the McClatchy Fall Tournament on Saturday, posting a 3-0 record with their “A” team. The Troubies recorded wins over Rio Americano (13-1), Oakmont (15-6) and host McClatchy (8-5) to take the title. SF also field a second team that played in the tournament, dropping games to Vintage, McClatchy and Rio Americano.

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Water Polo Splits Two at St. Francis Fall Invite

ATHERTON, Calif. – The St. Francis water polo team posted a shutout over Palo Alto Friday afternoon to advance to Saturday’s action and chance to play for the top spot in the consolation bracket.

“I was really happy with how we approached our defensive attack,” said Head Coach Heather Moody. “We are doing a really good job pressing, fouling with a purpose and knowing what is next.”

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Tennis Sweeps Delta League Opener over PG

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team swept its opening Delta League match against Pleasant Grove, posting a 9-0 victory in the league opener for both teams.

“The team is really excited to get on the court for the first time,” said senior Marisa Fat. “It was the first league match and we were really happy to come out with a bang. Everyone finished and supported everyone on the court.”

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Volleyball Gate Proceeds to Catholic Charities

The Athletic department will partner with Campus Ministry on Wednesday to raise funds for Catholic Charities USA by donating all gate receipts from the El Camino game on Wednesday, Sept. 6. CCUSA is the official domestic relief agency of the US Catholic Church. St. Francis’ donation to CCUSA’s Disaster fund will support disaster response and recovery efforts including direct assistance, rebuilding, and health care services. 

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Volleyball Opens with Win over Oak Ridge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Alexa Edwards had 10 kills and 19 digs as St. Francis posted a 3-0 win over Oak Ridge in the season opener for both squads Wednesday night.

“We feel really accomplished even though it is the beginning of the season,” said Edwards. “We have been putting in the work at practice. But just because we won the first two games (Foundation vs. Roseville), we still have to put in the work. We are really excited to see what we do this season.”

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Volleyball Opens with Foundation Win over Roseville

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity volleyball team won its Foundation Game on Monday over Roseville 25-18, 25-15, 25-17.

 

“We did really good,” said senior setter Mady Schildmeyer. “Once we got the jitters out, we connected so well and stayed together as a team. I loved it. It was one of the most fun games I have ever played.”

 

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Cross Country Opens with Strong Performances at Oakmont

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ROSEVILLE, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country program captured two team and individual titles in the opening meet of the season at the Oakmont Invitational on Saturday.

“It was great and I am so excited,” said senior Sydney Vandegrift. “We have been working so hard during the summer. We have had all 50 girls show up. It has been great. We decided to stay as a pack at the beginning, working on starting well as a team and building up to the end.”

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Tennis Wins B.O.S.S. Tournament

ROCKLIN, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team captured the B.O.S.S. Tournament title with wins over Granite Bay in the semifinals and McClatchy in the finals on Saturday to complete the opening weekend with a perfect 3-0 record.

“It is a great way to start off the season,” said freshman Alisha Anwar. “Everyone has started off really well and it has helped everyone’s confidence.”

Anwar, who was playing her first prep matches, went 3-0 in her first matches. She won her match in the finals with a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 3 singles.

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Tennis Opens B.O.S.S. Tournament with Win over Folsom

FOLSOM, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team opened the 2017 season with a 9-0 win over Folsom in the opening round of the B.O.S.S. Tournament Friday. The Troubadours will play Granite Bay in the semifinals on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Rocklin High School.

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Sophomore Lizzie Allison Creates Non-Profit Team Celebrate

Meet SFHS sophomore Lizzie Allison. Lizzie has always been interested in serving others, especially foster youth in our community. She quickly discovered many roadblocks in volunteering with youth, including being too young for potential opportunities. Determined to make a difference, Lizzie figured out a way for all ages to get involved.

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Greta Gerwig ‘02

Greta Gerwig graduated from St. Francis Catholic High School in 2002. While at SF, Greta was part of the Dance program, Chamber Choir and numerous theatre productions. She played in SF’s shows “Into the Woods,” “The Boy Friend,” “Pippin,” and “The Apple Tree,” as well as Lenaea Festival showings with SF for “Antigone,” “Final Dress Rehearsal” and “Ladies of the Tower,” for which she was a Lenaea medalist.

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Volleyball Players Take Part in G7 Service Trip to Nicaragua

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Volleyball seniors Maggie Malaney and Aubrey Kenny organized the donation of St. Francis volleyballs while on a service trip this summer in Nicaragua. They traveled with current classmates with the Global-7 non-profit organization service trip to Nicaragua.

“I thought the language barrier was going to be a big problem,” said Malaney. “The kids did not know your name and I can’t speak Spanish so it was hard to communicate with them. But the hugging (was universal) and they were truly grateful.”

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Volleyball Sophomore Edwards Featured on SportStars cover

Sophomore Alexa Edwards is featured on the cover of the SportStars volleyball preview issue and it is available online. It is the fourth time a St. Francis student-athlete has been featured on the cover of the magazine dating back to 2012. Former standout Gabi Palmeri was featured two times, including the volleyball preview issue in 2012 with Loni Kreun, Ali Wegener and Hannah Liserra  and aluma Lauren LaRocco was on the cover in 2013.

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Fall Musical “The Boy Friend” Workshop

All students interested in auditioning, or being involved in the production should attend the Fall Musical Workshop on Aug. 17 at 3:15pm in the Choir Room (in the Performing Arts Complex at St. Francis).

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St. Francis High School Volleyball Tryouts (SF Main Gym)

All Freshmen are to wear a solid white t-shirt with their first name on the front and their last name on the back each day during tryouts.  A sharpie can be used to write your name on the t-shirts.

NOTE TO FRESHMAN: All Freshmen are to wear a solid white t-shirt with their first name on the front and their last name on the back each day during tryouts.  A sharpie can be used to write your name on the t-shirts. #TellaFriend

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Soccer’s DeFazio Named to NSCAA All-Region Team

Rising junior Janae DeFazio was named to the NSCAA High School All-West Region team announced by the organization. She was one of just five sophomores on the region team.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Rising junior Janae DeFazio was named to the NSCAA High School All-West Region team announced by the organization. She was one of just five sophomores on the region team.

The National Soccer Coaches Association has recently been rebranded as the United Soccer Coaches.

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Arts: Auditions for “The Boy Friend” & Patrons of the Arts Meeting

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Auditions for the Fall Musical, “The Boy Friend,” – a 1920’s comedy, will be at 3:15 p.m. on August 22 and on August 23 in the Choir Room. Call backs will be at 3:15 p.m. on August 25. This is an after-school program, so everyone can audition. Invite all theatre guys to come to the auditions, we need boys who can sing and dance!

Those interested should attend the Fall Musical Workshop on August 17 at 3:15pm in the Choir Room. 

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Alumna Delaney Feener wins Theatre Award

Congratulations to Delaney Feener ‘14 who is a winner for theatre! Delaney was very active in SF Theatre and won an Elly Award for Best Actress as the Witch Into the Woods while a student at SF. She also performed with the SF Players at the Lenaea Festival receiving gold in scenes and gold in One Acts! Receiving this prestigious award is quite an accomplishment! Bravo!

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Julie Soto ‘06

Julie, Ryan and Will were all in Mrs. Watson’s productions from 2003-2007. See photos below of the 2006 St. Francis High School production of “Little Women,” Julie played Aunt March.

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Brust to Play Lacrosse at Puget Sound

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Recent graduate Sarah Brust ’17 will play lacrosse for Puget Sound this fall.

Brust, who will study exercise science, was contacted by the Puget Sound coach after being accepted to the school. She had reached out originally earlier in her career but had decided to hang up her stick in college. As her high school career came to end this spring, she started having doubts.

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Alumna LaRocco Finishes 13th at USATF Championships 10K

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SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Alumna Lauren LaRocco ‘14 finished 13th in the 10,000 meters with a time of 33:41.08 at the USATF Championships on Thursday at Sacramento State.

“My goal was to start really conservative,” said LaRocco. “I did not know how I would feel coming down from altitude. I really tried to run my own race and slowly pick off girls. I think I did a pretty good job of it and I was close to one of them at the end.”

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2017 Swimming Highlights

  • The St. Francis varsity placed sixth overall at the Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships held at Tokay High School. Davis won the varsity title with 273 points to edge Granite Bay 273-268.5 followed by Rio Americano (261), Lodi (141) and Oak Ridge (124) ahead of St.
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Diver Molly Wilson Earns All-America Honor

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis rising senior Molly Wilson has been named to the 2016-17 NISCA/Speedo Girls 1-Meter All-America Diving team, joining a select group including just 10 girls from the state of California. Wilson was also among 27 juniors on the team that recognized 100 girls overall.

Wilson was 10th at the CIF State Diving Championships at the Clovis Olympic Complex with a personal-0best 464.75. She is the highest finisher at the state meet in school history in the sport and made her second consecutive appearance at the state meet (2016, 16th).

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Washburn Leads Four All-Metro Selections

Lauren Washburn hit a team-best .519 during her senior season over 26 games with 16 runs scored with 28 RBI. She was third overall in the league in hitting, earning Delta League first-team honors.

Sophomore Chloe Smith was also named to the All-Delta League team, hitting .448 with a team-best four triples and three home runs.

Sophomore Catie Caldwell led the team with eight wins in the circle with a 4.17 ERA over 20 appearances.

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2016-17 Basketball Highlights

  • The St. Francis basketball team was eliminated from the CIF Division I NorCal Regional quarterfinals with a 63-48 loss to No. 3 Heritage. No. 11 seed St. Francis opened NorCals with an 81-52 upset over No. 6 James Logan in the first round. The team finished with a 22-9 record.
  • St. Francis ranked among the top teams in the nation and state in three-pointers made (259, 16th in the nation, fifth in the state), three-pointers made per game (8.4, 4th in the state), assists (17.5, 29th in the nation and 7th) and scoring (64.3, 16th in the state)
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2017 Diving Highlights

  • Junior Molly Wilson was 10th at the CIF State Diving Championships at the Clovis Olympic Complex with a personal-0best 464.75. She is the highest finisher at the state meet in school history in the sport and made her second consecutive appearance at the state meet (2016, 16th).
  • Wilson has named to the 2016-17 NISCA/Speedo Girls 1-Meter All-America Diving team, joining a select group including just 10 girls from the state of California.
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2017 Track and Field Highlights

  • The St. Francis track and field team posted eight top-10 finishes and advanced nine competitors to the finals at the Sac-Joaquin Section Finals. The Troubadours top finishers were the 4×100-meter relay and freshman Isabella Palchak in the high jump, garnering fourth-place finishes.
  • St. Francis finished third at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships and the Troubadours advanced in eight individual events and both relays to Masters.
  • St. Francis finished second to Davis for the overall girls Delta League title 184-115 in the team race.
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2017 Softball Highlights

  • The St. Francis softball team went 14-14 overall and 7-7 in the Delta League to finish fifth overall in the standings.
  • The Troubadours advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs as the No. 13 seed. St. Francis lost to No. 3 Vacaville 13-3 in the opening round.
  • Lauren Washburn hit a team-best .519 during her senior season over 26 games with 16 runs scored with 28 RBI.
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Track and Field Season Ends at Masters

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team posted eight top-10 finishes and advanced nine competitors to the finals at the Sac-Joaquin Section Finals Friday night.

“The standards at St. Francis are so high for us it is a disappointment to not make it to the state meet,” said Head Coach Rod Jett. “Everyone that ran today, ran well and at or near their seasons bests. This meet has such a high caliber of competition. We had a lot of good marks and personal-bests. It was a great season.”

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Sophomore Isabelle Grassel Finishes 11th in Long Jump

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Sophomore Isabelle Grassel has been flying far lately, resulting in a berth in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet. But she almost never started taking off.

“I was not jumping what I wanted to earlier in the season,’ said Grassel. “I was thinking about quitting (jumping). I finally got what I wanted at Delta and made it to sections. You have to never give up. When your season is not going as you wanted it to, you can’t give up. You have to keep going because it could change.”

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Softball Seniors Selected for Optimist Game

SACRMENTO, Calif. – Softball seniors Lauren Washburn and Rhyann O’Mara were both selected to play for the South team in the upcoming 40th edition of the Optimist All-Star game on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Capital Christian High School.

Washburn hit a team-best .519 during her senior season over 26 games with 16 runs scored with 28 RBI. She was third overall in the league in hitting, earning Delta League first-team honors. O’Mara hit at a .423 clip for her senior season with 17 RBI.

Both were selected to the River Cats All-City team announced last week.

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Track and Field Sets Stage at Masters Trials

ELK GROVE, CALIF. – The St. Francis Troubadours will run in five individual events and the 4×100-meter relay on Friday seeking berths in the CIF State Track and Field Championships after qualifying at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters on Thursday.

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Golfer Selected for Second First Tee Event

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Rising junior Olivia Alcoran has been selected by The First Tee for another Golf and Leadership event this year.  She is one of 96 junior golfers selected nationwide by The First Tee to participate in the 2017 The First Tee Life Skills & Leadership Academy that will take place in East Lansing, MI from July 26 – August 1, 2017.

 

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Athletics News – 5/26/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Track and Field completes the 2017-18 season with the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters and the CIF State Championships. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

St. Francis Sports Physical Night — Wednesday, June 1, 2017 6-8 p.m.

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California High School Musical Honors 2017

Congratulations to Natalie Bourgeois ‘17, Jillie Kate Randle ‘18 & Michael Carey ‘17 (Center High School) for representing St. Francis last night at the regional California High School Musical Honors for their roles in SF’s “Little Women” production. We are elated to share that Natalie was awarded Best Actress for her performance as Jo March. She’ll be going to New York this summer to be part of the Jimmy Awards showcasing the top high schools musical theatre performers from across the country! Thank you to all who are involved and support the Arts at St. Francis.

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Wehner Selected as St. Francis’ Valedictorian

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis water polo and swimmer Kayla Wehner has been selected as the school’s valedictorian and will address her class Thursday night at the graduation ceremony at Memorial Auditorium.

“It was really exciting for me,” said Wehner of her honor. “As a freshman I could not have imagined being the valedictorian. Seeing that working really hard in all my classes and things outside of school was able to pay off, it was really cool.”

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Ladd Soaring in the Pole Vault

ELK GROVE, Calif. – When your meet ends with a phone call with an Olympian, you probably had a pretty good day. That is what happened to St. Francis freshman Meghan Ladd, who talked to Olympic Gold medalist Stacy Dragila Friday night.

“I don’t know (how it happened) but it was really exciting,” said Ladd. “I have seen her YouTube videos of her winning the Olympics. It was really exciting. I did not believe it at first.”

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Thirty Troubadours Honored with SportStars All-City Honors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis had 30 Troubadours represented on the 2016-17 SportStars River Cats All-City teams announced before Sunday’s game with against the Nashville Sounds. Overall, SportStars Magazine celebrated 500 athletes at the eighth annual event.

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Track and Field Finishes Third at Section Meet

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team finished third at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships as a host of Troubadours advanced to the Masters meet next week.

“We had lots of personal and season bests and that is how you want to perform at this meet when everyone is peaking,” said Head Coach Rod Jett. “We had a lot of people advance to next week and we will come back again next week and do it again. It will be interesting and fun.”

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Wilson Finishes T10th at CIF State Diving Championship

FRESNO, Calif. – St. Francis junior Molly Wilson finished tied for 10th at the 2017 CIF State Diving Championships on Friday, posting a personal-best 464.75 for her 11 dives.

Wilson is the second Troubadour to represent St. Francis at the State meet and the first to qualify in consecutive seasons. She won the Sac-Joaquin Section title for the second consecutive season to earn her spot.

She scored 6.5 points for her team, insuring them a place among the final rankings at the state championships.

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Basketball Player Razo Signs with Dominican

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior basketball player Julia Razo will continue her basketball career at Dominican University in San Rafael.

“I am really grateful for it and I was not expecting it,” said Razo. “I am really excited for a new beginning. It has always been a goal to play in college so I am glad I got it.”

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Softball Season Ends with Second Round Playoff Loss

VACAVILLE, Calif.  – No. 12 Vacaville pounded out 18 hits and two home runs to defeat No. 13 St. Francis 13-3 in a second-round Sac-Joaquin Section playoff game on Thursday.

Vacaville scored two runs in the first and four in the second to take an early control of the game. St. Francis (14-14) left the bases loaded in the third and only plated one run in the fourth as the inning ended with three runners on board.

“We had a couple hard hit balls and the whole left side of their infield really did a nice job, said Head Coach Kevin Warren.

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Track and Field Posts Strong First Day at Sections

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St Francis track and field team was successful in their goal for the day – advancing to Friday’s finals and setting up several Masters meet runs.

The Troubies were led by their senior leaders in the sprints and hurdles. Meaghan Rogers advanced in both the 100 and 200 meters, while Elizabeth Hennessy was a double qualifier in the 100m and 300m hurdles.

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Athletics News – 5/19/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Diving was represented at the CIF State Championships by Molly Wilson on Friday and softball was eliminated from the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. Track and Field continues the three-week qualification process for the state championships with the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters trials and finals. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Swimming Claims Frosh/Soph Section Title, Places Sixth in Varsity Meet

LODI, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming and diving teams finished the 2017 season in style by winning the Frosh/Soph division at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships and placing sixth overall in the varsity meet.

“It is amazing winning the team championship as a freshman, swimming with all of my friends,” said Chloe Beebout. “I am really excited. There are so many good freshman and sophomores when we get to our senior year on the varsity team, we are going to kill it.”

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Track and Field Finishes Second at Delta League Champs

DAVIS, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team finished second at the Delta League finals Friday at Davis Senior High School. The Troubadours qualified several  student-athletes to the Sac-Joaquin Section championships next week.

“No matter what place we get, I like to see our girls come out and see everyone try their best,” said senior captain Meaghan Rogers. “It is the last meet we all come together and see what we can do.”

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Fifteen Students Recognized for Collegiate Commitment to the Arts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Fifteen outstanding students will be recognized at a St. Francis event on Friday, May 12 at 8:00am in the St. Francis Theatre on campus to honor those graduating seniors who have made the choice to major in an Art discipline. Students represent a breadth of Art fields such as music, television and film, acting, musical and technical theatre, art history, and architecture. They will be attending fifteen different programs at some of the country’s top schools.

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Softball Earns Section Playoff Bid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity softball team will play Del Oro in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division ii playoffs, the section office announced on Thursday. Game time is 4 p.m.

St. Francis, the No. 13 seed, will travel to fourth-seeded Del Oro. The winner will take on the winner of No. 5 Roseville and No. 12 Vacaville on Thursday. Teams will then play a double-elimination tournament at Arnaiz Complex in Stockton.

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Athletics News – 5/12/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Diving will be represented at the CIF State Championships by Molly Wilson. Softball opens play in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, while track begins the three-week qualification process for the state championships with the Sac-Joaquin Section trials and finals. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Swimming Showcases Youth at Sections

LODI, Calif. – With a roster dominated with youthful standouts, the St. Francis swimming team competed at the Sac-Joaquin Section Trials on Thursday looking to make history and give a glimpse of a strong future.

“I could not be prouder of my whole team,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “How exciting for the Frosh/Soph group and how exciting is it to be coaching them the next three years. Seeing them in action today when it matters, they all stepped up. The group includes a lot of talented freshmen and Hannah Parulan, a sophomore, who is definitely the leader.”

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Senior Swimmer Fugit Returns to Pool at Section Trials

LODI, Calif. – Senior Elizabeth Fugit had everything going right for her. She was accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy and was having the senior season at St. Francis she had hoped for. She had worked hard to post the times in the pool that aligned with her senior goals with a strong showing at the section meet in her future. Then everything changed.

Within hours she was in the hospital having her appendix out. Time in the pool was done and time spent with her friends on the swimming team was over. With league championships ahead, she was out and watching from the pool deck.

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Softball Wins Key League Game on Senior Night

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Chloe Smith went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI with a double and home run to pace St. Francis to an 11-7 win versus Franklin Monday.

“I was thinking line drive to get something going,” said Smith. “We were making contact with the ball but we were hitting right at people.”

Smith’s third inning home run gave St. Francis a 2-1 lead and sparked a five-run inning to take control of the game.

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Track and Field Advances 10 from Trials

DAVIS, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team set the stage for an exciting final next week with strong performances in the Delta League Trials Friday at Davis High School. The Troubies qualified nine athletes in 13 events and scored 11 points in the first three event finals.

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Wilson Repeats as Section Diving Champion

MODESTO, Calif. – Junior Molly Wilson defended her Sac-Joaquin Section diving title on Saturday at Johansen High School to earn a berth in the CIF State Diving Championships.

“I worked really hard this season,” said Wilson. “It feels good to win. I could have done better and I was starting to get a little down on myself. But with my last two dives I let it go and had fun with it.”

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Diver Molly Wilson Wins Section North Trials

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Molly Wilson won the Sac-Joaquin Section North Diving Trials on Thursday with a personal-best and High School All-America qualifying score of 458.40, advancing to Saturday’s finals with berths to the state championships on the line.

“It feels good (to win this meet),” said Wilson. “I have worked really hard throughout the diving season. I am glad my hard work is paying off.”

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Athletics News – 5/5/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Diving will be represented at the Sac-Joaquin section championships on Thursday and Saturday. Lacrosse competes in the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse league playoffs. Softball will play three regular season road games. Swimming is off in prep for the section championships and track and field will compete in the first leg of the championship season with the Delta League Trials at Davis on May 5. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Swimming Finishes Second at Delta League Champs

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming and diving team finished second overall behind four second and three third-place finishes on the final day of the Delta League Championships at Jesuit High School.

St. Francis was in a battle with Davis all meet. After entering with a lead thanks to the sweep by diving and the Delta League title by Molly Wilson, the Troubadours led after the first day that featured three relay finals and challenged all meet against the Blue Devils, who finally out-scored the St. Francis 506.5 to 477.5.

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Swimming and Diving Leads After First Day

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – Behind a strong diving performance on Wednesday and three second-place relay finishes, the St. Francis swimming and diving leads after the first day of the Delta League championships. St. Francis leads 65.5 to 41.5 over Davis.

“We setup some second swims,” said Head coach Richard Levin. “The more we can get in the big final, the better. The diving cushion was a big help today.”

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Athletics News – 4/28/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Diving will be represented at the Sac-Joaquin section championships on Thuraday and Saturday. Lacrosse competes in the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse league playoffs, Solftball will play three regular season road games. Swimming is off in prep for the section championships and track and field will compete in the first leg of the championship season with the Delta League Trials at Davis on May 5. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Golfer Alcoran Selected for First Tee Event in Atlanta

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Olivia Alcoran has been selected one of 24 girls nationwide by The First Tee to participate in the 2017 John Deere Drive Your Future Academy in Atlanta, GA on June 19-22.

She’ll have a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship plus the opportunity to be a VIP guest and pro-am participant at the John Deere Classic in July 2017. The event will take place at East Lake GC, the site of the TOUR Championship and final event of the PGA Tour FedEx Cup series.

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Divers Sweep League Championships

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – Junior Molly Wilson won the Delta League diving meet on Wednesday with a score of 425.85 to become the fourth consecutive Troubie to win the league title.

Overall, SF placed the top four finishers in the varsity competition. Wilson, who finished second to Tiffany Wong in 2016, posted a 425.85 to win by almost 100 poiints. Junior Julia Endicott was second with a score of 329.85 and freshman Maddy Miles scored 246.10 to place third. Junior Cami Lutes posted a 248.05 to finish fourth.

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SFHS Speech Team at CA State Speech and Debate Championships

Speech Team April 2017 at Day 2 of the CA State Speech and Debate Championships!

Congratulations to Alexandra Retodo, Tessa Crouch, Isabelle Bauman, Lauren Kim, Maya Solis and Nicole Young who will be attending the State Tournament on April 28-30 at Arcadia High School in Southern California.

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Caldwell Pitches and Powers Softball to Victory

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Catie Caldwell hit a grand slam and pitched 4.2 scoreless innings of relief to lead the Troubadours to a 14-4 victory over Monterey Trail.

“It feels pretty great,” said Caldwell. “After I hit the home run, I started shaking because I was so excited. I helped my team out and did my best. I put my part into the team effort.”

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2017 Soccer Highlights

  • St. Francis finished with a 15-5-4 overall record, losing to No. 14 Folsom in the Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinals.  The No-6 seeded Troubadours defeated No. 11 Modesto 3-0 in the opening round.
  • St. Francis was 10-2-2- in Delta League play, finishing second overall in the team standings. Sophomore Janae DeFazio tied for the Delta League individual lead in goals with 16 and led the league in points.
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Swimming Posts Victory over Carondelet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming teams posted a pair of victories over Carondelet last week to wrap up their dual meet season. The Troubadours went 8-1 in dual meets during the season.

“This dual helps us with our team confidence,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “We swam well at the California Catholic Challenge and finished fourth. It is significant because we have never beat them in my time at St. Francis. It shows there is more left in the tank and we are getting hot at the right time of the season.”

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Razo Among Four Named to All-Metro Basketball Teams

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Julia Razo was named to the Sacramento Bee All-Metro third team announced by the paper last week.

Razo was named to the Sacramento Bee All-Metro five player third-team selection and was an All-Delta league first team. She averaged a team-best 14.4 points in leading the team to the Delta League title and the NorCal Quarterfinals and Section quarterfinals. She scored a career-high 27 points against both Christian Brothers and Monterey Trail.

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Spring Signing Day Highlights St. Francis Students

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Twelve St. Francis seniors have committed to play a sport in college during the spring signing period that started Wednesday and were celebrated at a ceremony at the school today. Overall, 17 St. Francis student-athletes from the Class of 2017 have made commitments or signed a National Letter-of-Intent this year.

The Troubadours made commitments to schools including Duke and Stanford and several California schools from American River College to UC San Diego. The Troubies will travel as far as away as New Hampshire to play softball at Saint Anselm.

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Diver Wilson Wins DeLaSalle Invitational

CONCORD, Calif. – Freshman Madison Miles finished fifth among four Troubadours with a score of 136.65 in the varsity competition at the DeLaSalle Invitational on Monday. Junior Molly Wilson won the meet with a score of 246.20. Callista Stanley (114.40) and Maddie Covert (113.10) finished sixth and seventh, respectively.

In the JV meet, Claudia Campos (108.200 and Arissa Vallejo (72.65) also competed.

DeLaSalle Varsity Results

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Lourim to Run for UC Santa Cruz

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Allie Lourim will attend UC Santa Cruz and run for their cross country and track and field programs next year.

“Running in college was definitely one of my goals,” said Lourim. “I am happy I get to continue doing what I love. This has been the dream to sign with a school.”

She will run for Head Coach Jamey Harris.

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Senior Monet Lopez to Play Soccer at ARC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Monet Lopez will continue her soccer career at American River College. She will be part of the St. Francis Signing Day Celebration on Wednesday, joining 11 classmates who have made commitments to play a sport in college.

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Tijerino-Santos to Play Soccer for ARC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior soccer player Savannah Tijerino-Santos has committed to play for American River College and will join the local program to play and attend school next fall.

“I am very excited and I am glad I get to keep playing soccer,” said Tijerino-Santos. “I would have been upset if I had stopped playing after high school. Doing it with one of my best friends, I am super excited.”

Savannah will joins classmate Monet Lopez in joining the ARC program coached by Paul Arellanes.

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Elizabeth Hennessy to Run for UCSD

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Elizabeth Hennessy will continue her track career next year, competing for the UC San Diego Tritons. She is one of 11 Troubadours making commitments to play or compete collegiately next fall during the spring signing period.

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Ferguson to Continue Water Polo Career at Santa Clara

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Sally Ferguson, who scored the winning goal in the section championship match in 2015, will continue her water polo career at Santa Clara next season.

“I am really excited I get to extend my water polo career,” said Ferguson. “I would have been sad if it ended here. I am excited to be part of a team in college. It will definitely be a lot of fun.”

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Big Weekend at Arcadia Invitational

ARCADIA, Calif. – Led by a school record in the 4×1600-meter relay on Friday night, the St. Francis track and field team was well represented at the Arcadia Invitational.

The 4×1600-meter relay reset the record set last season of 22:28.11 by Sophie DeBenedetti, Alana Reyna, Gabrielle Dyer and Chase Worthen. DeBenedetti paired with Kathryn Kramer, Noelle Lynch and Sydney Vandegrift to win the race in 21:11.79.

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Divers Finish Second and Sixth at Jesuit Invite

RIO LINDA, Calif.  – Junior Molly Wilson finished second at the Jesuit Invitational with a career-best 441.90 on her 11-dive list.

“I think I did ok,” said Wilson. “I could have done better on a couple of my dives but I am happy with my overall performance. Hopefully I can hit every dive at sections.”

Junior Camille Lutes finished sixth overall with a score of 159.85.

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Volleyball’s Schutz Named a Lackey Scholarship Recipient

LODI, Calif. – St. Francis senior Claire Schutz was named a recipient of the A. Dale Lacky/CSEA Scholarship awarded by the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section office and will recognized at a ceremony on April 25. Schutz was selected to represent the Delta League as the league’s top female student-athlete and will receive a $500 scholarship.

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Fencer Gabby Zegers to Sign with Duke

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Lindsey Lohan, a phone book and a family rule. St. Francis senior Gabby Zegers definitely came across fencing in a non-traditional way. But eight years later, she is devoted to the sport and is going to Duke to join their nationally-ranked program on scholarship.

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Volleyball’s Davis Commits to Play at Occidental

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior volleyball player Emily Davis has committed to play volleyball at Occidental.

“I have always wanted to play volleyball in college,” said Davis. “I wanted to make sure I found the right school that I could play at and have everything else I was looking for in a school. I think I have found that in Occidental.”

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Athletics News – 4/7/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Spring Sports are limited this week with the Easter holiday. Track and Field hosts the Jesuit Invitational and hosts Franklin and Pleasant Grove on April 19. Diving host the Jesuit Invitational on April 8 and travels to the DeLaSalle invitational on April 10. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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St. Francis Senior Del Mar to Join UNR Rifle Team

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Veronica Del Mar has committed to attend the University of Nevada-Reno and will compete on the Wolfpack’s NCCA rifle team.

“I am so excited to compete against my current teammates who are going to other NCAA schools,” said Del Mar. “I have put a lot of work into this and I don’t want to stop here. It is going to be harder and a lot of fun. It will be great to compete against people not just California but the whole United States. Hopefully, I will make the travel team.”

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Swimming Defeats Franklin in Delta Dual

Elk GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team posted a 125-45 win over Franklin on Wednesday at the Wackford Aquatic Center. The Troubadours swept four of the events and won 10 of the 11 overall to lead the team to victory. Senior Tatum Roepke and freshman Chloe Bebbout each claimed two events.

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Roepke Commits to Cal State East Bay for Swimming

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Tatum Roepke was practically born in the water so it only makes sense she continues swimming in college. She has committed to swim for Cal State East Bay next fall.

“I went on my recruiting trip and the team just felt like a family to me,” said Roepke “It felt like I was already part of the team. The coach is awesome. He came to watch me swim in San Diego. I wanted to step up what I am doing from USA Swimming to College swimming.”

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Washburn to Play Softball at Saint Anselm (N.H.)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Lauren Washburn has committed to play softball at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, fulfilling a lifetime dream to play in college.

“It took a lot,” said Washburn of her softball career. “I have been trying to do it (have a chance to play softball in college) since the seventh grade. To finally be able to say, I am going somewhere to play softball is achieving that goal.”

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Passantino to Sign with Tennessee Wesleyan for Lacrosse

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Grace Passantino will continue her lacrosse career at Tennessee Wesleyan next fall. She will participate in the St. Francis Signing day Celebration on April 12.

“I plan to attend Tennessee Wesleyan in Athens, Tenn.,” said Passantino. “It started with a recruiting process and visit. I got a sense of the school and the team. It seemed like a great fit because the girls were so accepting and loving.”

Tennessee Wesleyan is a member of the Appalachian Athletic Conference and competes in the NAIA.

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Softball Falls to Sheldon in Delta League Game

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Bella Valentine homered and sophomores Chloe Smith and Sydney Littles had two hits each before Sheldon broke open a close game to defeat St. Francis 19-6 on Tuesday.

“It felt good (to get the home run),” said Valentine. “At first I did not think it was going to go out. But I felt like I got all of it.”

St. Francis (7-9) led 3-1 after the first highlighted by Valentine’s second home run of the season.

“We were really hitting the ball well,” said Valentine of the early success. “We were finding the gaps and getting on.”

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Vaulters Clear New Heights at Mustang Invite

Vaulters Clear New Heights at Mustang Invite

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team continued to get strong performances on Saturday from their vaulting unit, winning two competitions at the Delta Mustang Invitational.

The SF pole vaulters took first in Frosh/Soph and Varsity divisions on Saturday. Senior Olivia Birmingham won varsity with vault at 9-0, while freshman Meghan Ladd won the F/S competition.

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Pitton Named Optimist Head Coach

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Head Basketball Coach Vic Pitton was named the coach of the South team for the upcoming Optimist All-Star game on Saturday, April 8.

“It is certainly a privilege and an honor to coach such dedicated athletes,” said Pitton, who won his 300th career game this season and led the Troubies to the NorCal quarterfinals.

Pitton, who also coached the team in 2015, will coach a group including seniors from St. Francis, Elk Grove, McClatchy, West Campus and Vanden among others.

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Mile, Sprints, Hurdles and Relays Highlight Second Day at Stanford

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Junior Sydney Vandegrift ran the second-fastest time in school history in the mile, finishing 12th in the mile in 5:03.08 and the Troubadours had several performances in the relays and sprints to wrap up the action at the second day of the Stanford Invitational.

“It is such a great opportunity to run with these fast girls,” said Vandegrift. “We talked about staying in a good position and being a little more ambitious.”

Vandegrift just missed the school record in the event set by Peyton Bilo in 2015 (5:02.21).

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Two School Records Fall at Stanford Invitational

PALO ALTO, Calif. – The Troubadour track and field program competed in three events on Friday, setting a pair school records, at the first day of the Stanford Invitational.

Senior Elizabeth Hennessy opened the meet for St. Francis, finishing second in the 400-meter hurdles in a school-record time of 63.88, breaking the school record in the event.

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Track and Field Defeats Davis in Dual

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team defeated Davis 75-60 on Wednesday. The Troubadours recorded several season-best performances in the meet. Senior Meaghan Rogers had personal bests in both the 100 meters (12.49) and 200 meters (26.00), finishing second and third respectively.

Kathryn Kramer and Amanda Roina were the top finishers in the 400m, placing third and fifth. Each recorded a personal-best. Alana Reyna was the top finisher in the 1600 with a personal-best time of 5:33.55.

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Endicott Leads Divers in Monterey Trail Sweep

RIO LINDA, Calif. – Junior Julia Endicott was the top scoring diver Wednesday to the top place in a meet with Monterey Trail on Wednesday. She scored 160.35 for her six-dive total. Freshman Maddy Miles was second with a 138.90 and sophomore Sam Pajo was third. The Troubadours have a big week next week, hosting Franklin and Sheldon on Wednesday and the Jesuit Invitational on Saturday.

Scores vs. Monterey Trail

1. Julia Endicott  160.35
2. Maddy Miles 138.90
3. Sam Pajo  96.20

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​Softball Falls to Elk Grove

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis softball team fell to Elk Grove 11-0 on Thursday. Senior Lauren Washburn went 2-for-2 for the Troubadours to record the only hits for the Troubies.

Victoria Lowe held SF scoreless over five innings, recording nine strikeouts and no walks.

Elk Grove hit three home runs in the contest.  Senior Jada Kanemasu took the loss, giving up four runs on five hits over 2.2 innings.

St. Francis hosts Sheldon on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

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Athletics News – 3/31/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Spring Sports continue play this week. Lacrosse travels to Davis on Tuesday and Bishop O’dowd on Thursday. Softball hosts Sheldon on Tuesday and travels to Franklin on Thursday. Diving hosts Franklin/Shelon on Wednesday and the Jesuit Invitational on Saturday. Swimming is at Franklin and Sheldon on Wednesday and competes in the California Catholic School Challenge on Saturday. Track and Field will be represented at the Arcadia Invitational.

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Lacrosse Wins Senior Night over Bella Vista

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Senior Grace Passantino had four goals and sophomore Jade Borg and junior Juliette Vielhauer each added three goals as the St. Francis lacrosse team posted a 19-2 win over Bella Vista.

The Troubadours recognized their six seniors in a ceremony before the game, including Sarah Brust, Emily Bish, Kismit Gill, Avery Myers, Passantino and Sarah Westover. SF built a 13-1 lead in the first half and cruised to the victory. The Troubies improved to 7-3 and 3-1.

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Softball Scores 14 in Win over Grant

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -The St. Francis softball team recorded their first Delta League win with a 14-3 victory over Grant on Monday.

“I was really excited to see them hit the ball hard today,” said Head Coach Kevin Warren. “We had the three home runs and couple hit real hard right at people.”

St. Francis had a season-high 14 hits and scored 14 runs as five players recorded two or more hits I the contest. Chloe Smith, Makayla Scott and Mary Baccay had home runs in the game. Catcher Julia Perkins recorded a career-high three hits in three at bats.

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Track and Field Competes at Macres Invite, Bronco Distance Carnival

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Senior Meagan Rogers won the 100 meters in 12.63 at the Mark Macres Invitational on Saturday hosted by Monterey Trail High School, highlighting several top times and marks for the Troubadours.

Freshman Isabella Palchek won the Frosh/Soph high jump with a clearance of 5-0, while classmate Meghan Ladd won the Frosh/Soph pole vault by extending her own freshman school record with a 9-6 clearance and also finished second in the high jump (4-8).  Olivia Birmingham finished fifth in the varsity pole vault at 9-6.

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Crocker Art Museum “Self-Portrait” Exhibition

We are excited to once again participate in the Crocker Art Museum’s “Self-Portrait” exhibition with 13 other high schools. The Self Portrait Gallery will be on display from April 6 through May 27 and the Artist Reception will be April 23! Congratulations to all of our featured artists, your artwork is phenomenal!

Mia Stephens
Artist’s Statement:​ “I created this piece using a combination of ink, paint, and construction paper. I used brightly colored construction paper to add a whimsical element to an otherwise black and white piece.”

Kat Yo
Artist’s Statement:​  “​Imperfect ​ is primarily composed of clay, acrylic, and wire. I was inspired by the many confident women in my life and their struggle to accept all parts of themselves, even the pieces which society has labeled as flaws. Women, especially during young adulthood, are faced with unrealistic and often demeaning beauty expectations. This sculpture depicts the self-conscious feeling a woman has when her imperfections are slowly torn out so only the ​acceptable​ parts remain. Without validation or acknowledgement of her true colors, her real self is left to bleed away. My hope in creating this work is that other young women will be able to recognize how imperfections are important. It is what make us truly and uniquely beautiful.”

Katherine Freitag
Artist’s Statement: ​“I was inspired by my art teacher, Mrs. Stember, in my sophomore year during my first painting class. She encouraged me to progress in a medium with which I was not originally confident. I now love the creative process of painting with acrylic as I capture the life of my friends and family.”

Ann Feletto
Artist’s Statement:​ “By definition, iridescence means lustrous rainbow like play of color caused by differentiate refraction of light waves that tends to change as the angle of view changes. As a senior in high school, college and the future are often on my mind. To me this piece was a lot of fun to make and provided light in my life while I applied to schools. It helped me realize that this whole figuring out college thing really isn’t too bad if you look at it from more than one angle. If you have tunnel vision, you are guaranteed to be let down. If you just take the time to change the angle of your view, you can see the light and positivity in it.”

Annika Remme
Artist’s Statement: ​“When I was first drawing this, I was worried about the difficulty of the hair but as I continued, it started to come together. My main focus while drawing this was to make sure the same strength I had imagined was transferred into the eyes. I was amazed by how alive they seemed and was happy with the result. I wanted the mood of the piece to show the patience, power, and perseverance.”

Taylor Ngo
Artist Statement: Traditionally, photographers are meant to capture the essence of a moment or a single time of being.  However, I wanted to challenge this notion by depicting motion:  something as simple as the turning of a head.  I also incorporated stitches to connect the movement so that the piece is fluid.  The result of my undertaking is a self-portrait that captures 2 moments in time and combines them, and this is something that a normal photograph can’t do.

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Athletics News – 3/24/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Spring Sports continue play this week. Lacrosse hosts Senior Night against Bella Vista on Tuesday. Softball travels to Davis on Tuesday and hosts Elk Grove on Thursday. Swimming and diving host Monterey Trail on Wednesday. Track and Field will be represented at the Stanford Invitational on Friday and Saturday, while swimming will compete in the NorCal Championships. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Track and Field Wins Elk Grove Meet

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team defeated Elk grove 79-47 on Tuesday in a Delta League dual meet.

Senior Meaghan Rogers won the 100 meters in 12.66, while senior Aly Shebert was second in the 200m in 27.02. Sophomore Taylor Givens was the top finisher in the 400m, placing third in 1:04.30 and senior Meredith Wong was third in the 800m (2:48.70).

In the hurdles, sophomore Serena Shimada won the 100m hurdles in 16.60 and senior Elizabeth Hennessy claimed the 300m hurdles in a season-best 45.79.

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Lacrosse Defeats Vista 15-3

MATHER, Calif. – The St. Francis lacrosse team completed the season sweep with a 15-3 win over Vista del Lago on Tuesday.

“It was a big team effort and we got a lot of people involved,” said Head Coach Julia Southard. “Our offense looked pretty fluid and we were capitalizing on our scoring opportunities.”

Jade Borg, Sarah Westover and Grace Barger each scored three times in the win.

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Get to Know: Softball’s #7 Jada Kanemasu

Jada Kanemasu is in her third season with the St. Francis varsity softball team. She has recorded 20 career victories after going 8-2 as a junior with a 3.25 ERA. She likes spending time with her family and friends. She has two little nephews.

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Get to Know: Lacrosse’s #16 Sarah Westover

Sarah Westover is in her fourth season with the St. Francis lacrosse program. She has scored 101 goals in her career after her six-goal performance against Palo Alto on Tuesday. She has signed to play next year at USC. She has chickens, horses, two dogs and used to have a turkey named Fred.

How is your senior season going?
“It is going really good. Senioritis is really kicking in. This season has been awesome. We have really been taking it and dominating. I am really looking forward to college.”