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The latest news, releases, scores and features about the St. Francis Athletics teams and the Troubadours.

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First Athletics Hall of Fame Class to be Inducted in November
The 2018 class will include the 1993 CIF State Championship basketball team, golf coach Diane Aguer, five standout Troubadours and contributor Dotty Brandenburger.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Catholic High School is proud to announce its inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame Class which will be inducted this fall, President Theresa Rodgers announced. The ceremony and dinner is scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the St. Francis Gymnasium.

“On behalf of the entire St. Francis community, we are very excited about the establishment of the new St. Francis Athletics Hall of Fame and the induction of our first class this Fall,” said Rodgers.

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JV Volleyball Wins Second Tournament Title

STOCKTON, Calif. – The St. Francis junior varsity volleyball team won the Stockton Invitational title on Saturday, capturing their second tournament title of the season.

The Troubadours opened with a 25-8, 25-22 win over Redwood in the opening round. They then posted a win over host Lincoln 25-16, 25-12 and then defeated Del Oro 25-20, 25-22.

Head Coach Taryn Wright’s team then survived St. Ignatius in the semifinals 25-19, 17-25 and 15-9 on the third set. They beat Oak Ridge in the finals 25-14, 25-19.

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Cross Country Wins Fourth Team Meet Title; Takes Capital Cross Challenge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team won for the fourth time this season by out-scoring Vista del Lago 59-76 Saturday at the Capital Cross Challenge at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex.

“We were trying to stay together as a pack for the first two miles,” said freshman Tatiana Cornejo. “For the last mile we were just going to go for it.”

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Volleyball Sweeps Davis 3-0 for Key Road Win

DAVIS, Calif. – Junior Alexa Edwards had 18 kills and senior Kathryn Kramer had 15 as St. Francis swept Davis 3-0 to win for the eight consecutive time.

The Troubadours quieted the home crowd with a 25-21 first set win before closing out the match 25-9 in the second and 25-15 in the third.

Edwards hit 48 percent on the night, recording a double-double by adding 15 digs. Senior Sam Chavez added 12 in the win. Ellie Eichhorn led the team with 21 assists with Jesiree Moral adding 18 in the win.

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Cross Country Takes Varsity and Frosh/Soph League Titles

RIO LINDA, Calif. – Freshman Cate Joaquin led a St. Francis attack with six of the top 10 runners to take the team title at the Delta League meet on Wednesday at the Cherry Island Soccer Complex.

“For us it was an extraordinary day with some great individual performances,” said Head Coach Aaron Rios. “It was a great race for Cate and huge confidence boost going into our race on Saturday.”

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Cross Country Takes Varsity and Frosh/Soph League Titles

RIO LINDA, Calif. – Freshman Cate Joaquin led a St. Francis attack with six of the top 10 runners to take the team title at the Delta League meet on Wednesday at the Cherry Island Soccer Complex.

“For us it was an extraordinary day with some great individual performances,” said Head Coach Aaron Rios. “It was a great race for Cate and huge confidence boost going into our race on Saturday.”

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Alumna Golfer Marissa Mar ’10 Reaches Mid-Am Round of 16

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – St. Francis Alumna Marissa Mar ’10 advanced to the Round of 16 in match play at the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur on Tuesday before losing on the final hole.

Mar lost to Gretchen Johnson in an exciting match. She trailed by two after three holes before tying the match on the ninth hole. She fell down by two again on the back nine again before tying it on 17 after winning back-to-back holes. Johnson won the 18th to clinch the match. Overall, Mar squared the match four times after falling behind early.

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Tennis Sweeps Cosumnes Oaks in First Delta League Meeting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Myra Anwar led a 9-0 sweep over Cosumnes Oaks in the first meeting between the schools as Delta League members.

“It was the first our first meeting with Cosumnes Oaks so we did not know anything about them so we went out there and played our best games,” said Anwar.

Anwar posted a 6-0, 6-2 win over Athena Wilson at No. 1 singles with a 6-0, 6-2 win.

“I felt really good about my match,” said Anwar. “It was nice to work on game and new formations. It was a good match overall.”

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Golfer Olivia Alcoran to Play in 2018 PURE Insurance Championship This Week

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Olivia Alcoran will participate in the 2018 PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach from Sept. 25 – Sept. 30, 2018.

“I have been looking forward to this opportunity since I was little,” said Alcoran. “I’ve been to the tournament and to get to play in it will be pretty cool.”

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Alumna Golfer Marissa Mar ’10 Advances to U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – St. Francis Alumna Marissa Mar ’10 advanced to the Round of 64 match play at the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur on Sunday, finishing tied for 10th after a two-over par 74 on Sunday at the Norwood Hills Country Club. She opened with a 76 in the opening round on Saturday.

Mar, a Stanford graduate, was a semifinalist in the event in 2017 and tied for medalist honors after shooting a 142 in stroke play. She had four birdies on six bogeys on Sunday to card her 74.

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Get to Know: Water Polo’s #2 Malia Arnott

Malia is in her third season on the St. Francis varsity team and fourth overall in the program. She picked up the sport as a freshman. She was part of the St. Francis Chicago Service Trip this past summer. She is undecided on college at this point trying to find the right fit. She is also a member of the St. Francis swimming team.

How is your senior season going?
“It is going really well. We have a young team but we are really working together. We are a close team out of the pool. We are looking to apply that in the pool.”

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Freshman Volleyball Places Fifth at Stockton Invitational

STOCKTON, Calif. – The St. Francis freshman volleyball team finished fifth at the Stockton Invitational on Saturday, posting a 3-1 record with wins over Miramonte, Del Oro and Oakdale.

The Troubies opened with a 2-0 win over Miramonte Saturday morning 25-15, 25-19 and then advanced with a 2-0 win over Del Oro. SF fell to Vacaville in close three-set battle. The Troubies clinched fifth place overall with a 2-0 win over Oakdale.

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Volleyball Sweeps Franklin 3-0

Elk GROVE, Calif. – Sophomore Kiley Kane had a team-best tying seven kills to lead St. Francis to a 25-7, 25-12, 25-11 victory over Franklin on Thursday. St. Francis remained undefeated in the Delta League and improved to 17-2 overall.

The Troubies had a strong serve game with senior Sam Chavez recording five aces and Jesiree Moral and Ellie Eichhorn each adding four, while combining for 21 assists.

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Water Polo Tops Rio Americano 10-3

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Kate Watley had 13 saves to lead the St. Francis water polo team to a 10-3 victory Thursday at Jesuit High School over Rio Americano.

“I was anticipating the shot, working with my defense and making sure everyone was dropping back,” said Watley, who had 13 saves in the contest.

The game was tight early as St. Francis managed a 1-0 lead after the first eight minutes on a Zoe Slater goal off an assist by Malia Arnott.