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2016 Volleyball Highlights

  • St. Francis advanced to the CIF Northern California Regional semifinals before losing to eventual state champion Valley Christian in the Division II bracket. The sixth-seeded Troubadours upset No. 3 seed Whitney in the quarterfinals to advance. SF also defeated No. 11 Windsor.
  • St. Francis advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals before losing to eventual section champion Whitney. The Troubies were the No.
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Basketball Comeback Downs Davis in Roseville Elite

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Down by seven heading into the final quarter, Head Coach Vic Pitton challenged his senior point guard. And she answered.

Senior Janae Fairbook scored 14 of her game-high 22 points in the final quarter to help St. Francis erase the deficit and post a 77-69 victory over Delta League rival Davis in the third-place game of the Roseville Elite Showcase.

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JV Basketball Claims Robby Nakamura Holiday Title

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Krysta Alvarez had a game- and season-high 19 points to lead St. Francis to a 50-46 win over Del Oro to capture the Robby Nakamura Holiday Classic at Kennedy High School.

“It feels very good especially with a new team and our chemistry is definitely growing,” said Alvarez, who notched double digits for the first time this season. “It is nice to win and know we can work together well.”

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Spector Named Delta League Coach of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis tennis coach Kristi Spector was named the Delta League Coach of the Year. She led the Troubadours to the quarterfinals of the CIF/USTA Northern California Regional Tennis Championships and the Delta League championship.

The Troubadour tennis team also advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section finals before losing to Oak Ridge, finishing with an 18-3 record on the season and posting a perfect undefeated 12-0 mark in Delta League play. It was the second consecutive league title for the Troubadours and first NorCal appearance since 2011.

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2016 Tennis Highlights

  • St. Francis reached the quarterfinals of the CIF/USTA Northern California Regional Tennis Championships presented by Farmers before a 5-2 loss to third-seeded Amador Valley
  • The Troubadour tennis team advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section finals before losing to Oak Ridge (7-2). They advanced with wins over Vacaville (9-0), Rocklin (7-2) and Del Oro (5-4). The Troubadours advanced to NorCals after posting a win over McClatchy in the play-in match.
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Late Goal Completes Holy Cup Comeback

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis soccer team scored three unanswered goals to comeback and post a 3-2 win over Christian Brothers in the Holy Cup matchup at Hughes Stadium Thursday night.

“Amazing team effort and character,” said Head Coach Maryclaire Robinson. “I am very impressed especially under the conditions.”

Christian Brothers (5-1) scored early to take the lead in the contest and added a second goal early in the second half. Sophomore A.J. Tanner  got the Troubadours back in the game with a strong second half, scoring twice to tie the score.

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Athletics News – 12/9/16

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Basketball and Soccer continue play over holiday break. Soccer (JVG/V) plays at Rocklin on Tuesday this week and JV Red plays El Camino at home. The Varsity Basketball team travels to the Nike Tournament of Champions on Sunday. The Frosh teams play in a tournament at Oak Ridge Dec. 20-22 and both the Frosh and JV teams are in Antioch following Christmas. Varsity soccer will compete in the Tri-Valley Tournament Dec. 27-28.  For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Soccer Opens Season with a 5-1 Win over Rio

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Janae DeFazio scored twice and added an assist as the St. Francis varsity soccer team opened the 2017 season with a 5-1 win over Rio Americano.

“It is exciting,” said DeFazio. “There are a lot of new players. We were all a little nervous but once we got on the field we were connecting good.”

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Basketball Opens Season with Win over Kennedy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis basketball team opened the 2016-17 season with a 69-40 victory over Kennedy in the home opener for the team.

“The young players are starting to learn what to takes to play at the varsity level,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton.

Senior Janae Fairbrook led all scorers with 16 points, while sophomore Nika Bagatelos had 12 and Logan Kelly contributed a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

“It is great to start the season off with a win,” said Kelly. “We all worked together as a team and helped each other out.”

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Frosh Basketball Wins Robby Nakamura Holiday Classic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Hannah Dorsey scored 17 points and Ali McDaniel added 11 as the St. Francis freshman basketball team won the Robby Nakamura Holiday Tournament on Saturday 40-33 over host Kennedy.

“It felt really good because we all pulled together as a team to win,” said McDaniel. “We worked together and really played hard for the win.”

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Jones Named Delta League Girls Golf Coach of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif – St. Francis Head Coach Bert Jones was named the Delta League Coach of the Year.

Jones, who was in his first season in the position, led the St. Francis golf team to a tie for seventh finish at the 2016 NCGA/CIF NorCal Championship at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch. It was the first NorCal appearance for the program since 2013.

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2016 Golf Highlights

  • St. Francis golf finished tied for seventh at the 2016 NCGA/CIF NorCal Championship at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch. It was the first NorCal appearance since 2013. Freshman Nashla Aguero posted the low score on the day for the Troubadours with a 10-over par 82.
  • The Troubies qualified for the CIF NorCal Regional Championships with a third-place finish at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters tournament at the Reserve at Spanos Park. Junior Chase Saca tied for the low score of the day for the Troubadours with an eight-over par 80, shooting 39-41.
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Athletics News – 12/2/16

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Basketball and Soccer open their 2016-17 seasons this week. Both teams have home games for all three teams on Tuesday. Soccer travels to Christian Brothers for Holy Cup on Thursday night at Hughes Stadium. All three basketball teams play in tournaments next weekend with varsity in Roseville, JV at Kennedy and Frosh n Pittsburg. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Volleyball Season Ends in NorCal Semifinals

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team dropped its CIF State NorCal Semifinal match 3-1 at Valley Christian 27-29, 25-15 25-22 25-17 Tuesday night.

“I was proud of the girls” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “They fought and battled. We just had more unforced errors tonight.”

Freshman Alexa Edwards had 22 kills and Claire Schutz added 14. Junior Madelyn Schildmeyer recorded 44 assists to lead the Troubadours. Junior Aubrey Kenny notched 19 digs and sophomore Camille Enes had 12 in the match.

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Athletics News – 11/25/16

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Happy Thanksgiving from St. Francis Athletics. Cross country competes on Saturday for the CIF Division 2 State Championships in Fresno. Basketball and Soccer open their 2016-17 seasons the first week of December. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Volleyball Advances to NorCal Semifinals

ROCKLIN, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team upset No. 3 seed Whitney in the CIF State Championship Division 2 NorCal bracket 3-1 Saturday night. The Troubadours advance to face Valley Christian out of San Jose in the semifinals Tuesday night.

“I am on a high right now,” said freshman Alexa Edwards. “It feels so amazing that we could do it. We are two games away from state.”

St. Francis faced Whitney for the second time in the postseason and third time overall this season. The team mantra leading up the match was two L’s equal a W (picture it with your hands).

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Volleyball Advances with Win in NorCals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team advanced to the next round of NorCals with a 25-20, 25-12, 25-22 win over Windsor in the CIF NorCal Regional Championships on Wednesday.

“It was really satisfying,” said Edwards. “It was a good momentum change. Our cover was really good and our blocking helped us against #16 and shut her down. It helped our defense adjust.”

Edwards led the attack with a game-high 16 kills with seven digs.

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Tennis Falls in NorCals to Amador Valley

FOLSOM, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team’s season came to an end Friday in the quarterfinals of the CIF/USTA Northern California Regional Tennis Championships presented by Farmers with a 5-2 loss to third-seeded Amador Valley at the Broadstone Racquet Club.

“I am really proud of the girls for the way they played, not only today, but the entire season,” said Head Coach Kristi Spector. “This was truly a team all the way from No. 1 to No. 18 in terms of support each other and working together on and off the court. It has been a wonderful year with a lot of support.”

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Athletics News – 11/18/16

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Cross country competes on Saturday after Thanksgiving for the CIF Division 2 State Championships. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Tennis Opens Against Amador Valley in NorCals

FOLSOM, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team was awarded a No. 6 seed in the CIF/USTA Northern California Regional Tennis Championships presented by Farmers. The Troubadours will take on No. 3 seed Amador Valley (12-3) at 10 a.m. on Friday at Broadstone Racquet Club. The Dons were the North Coast Section runner-up.

The winner will advance to a 2 p.m. match against the winner of No. 2 St. Ignatius and No. 7 Red Bluff.

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Soccer Adidas Web Store

St. Francis High School Soccer Student-Athlete Web Store

  • Deadline: November 27th, 2016 (11:59 p.m.)
  • All orders will be delivered to St. Francis High School with an estimated ship date of December 22nd.
  • No returns or exchanges on decorated apparel
  • No orders will be taken after the deadline: November 27th

St. Francis High School Soccer Parents Web Store 2016

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Basketball Adidas Sale

Deadline:November 20th, 2016 (11:59pm)

  • All orders will be delivered to St. Francis High School with an estimated ship date of December 15th.
  • No returns or exchanges on decorated apparel
  • No orders will be taken after the deadline: November 20th

St. Francis High School Basketball Parents 2016

Deadline:November 27th, 2016 (11:59pm)

All orders will be delivered to St. Francis High School with an estimated ship date of December 22nd.

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Volleyball No. 6 Seed in NorCal Bracket

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team is the No. 6 seed in the Division II bracket for the CIF State Girls Volleyball Championships. The Troubadours will host No. 11 Windsor at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at St. Francis.

“We have a lot of volleyball left,” said Alynn Wright to her team after the section semifinals. “The Whitney coaches complemented the team on the outstanding defense we played. We can still play better defense.”

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Alumnae Post Top Performances at NCAA West Regional

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis alumnae Lauren LaRocco ‘14 and Peyton Bilo ‘15 had successful returns to Sacramento at the NCAA West Regional on Friday morning.

“It was really fun because there were people lining the course everywhere,” said Portland junior Lauren LaRocco. “I was really surprised by the turnout and I felt like I had a lot of support running in my hometown.”