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

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St. Francis Wins First Delta League All-Sports Title

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis Athletics department won the 2017-18 Delta League All-Sports title for the first time in the three-year history of the award. The Troubadours won or tied for five league titles during the year and recorded two second-place finishes.

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Alumna Rachel Huber ’18 to Play Soccer at William Jessup

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Alumna Rachel Huber ’18 recently committed to play soccer at William Jessup University in Rocklin this fall. She will play for Head Coach Constantini and join former teammate Aly Barr on the Warriors roster. Huber was a two-year letter winner for the Troubadours over the last two seasons.

Here is our Q&A with Rachel Huber:

What was attractive about attending Jessup for school?

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Recent Grad Ariana Miggins to play Water Polo at American River College

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Recent St. Francis graduate Ari Miggins will continue her water polo career at American River College this fall.

“They have a really strong team and I like the training schedule,” said Miggins. “(Head Coach) Bethani (Black) has a similar coaching style to St Francis Head Coach Heather Moody so I know I can fit in easily.”

Miggins played in 21 games as a senior, making 148 saves while allowing just 69 goals.

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Alumna Allison Child Joins Volleyball Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Alumna Allison Child ’13 will begin her first season on the St. Francis volleyball staff in 2018, serving as the head coach of the freshman team.

“Being back at St. Francis is such a blessing and I am excited to be here to serve the community that gave me so much,” said Child. “I loved being a part of this volleyball program as a player, and I can’t wait to experience it as a coach, alongside an amazing and supportive staff. Overall, it’s truly an amazing opportunity to be back in the SF gym and I am looking forward to this season!”

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Where Are They Now? Ashley Kyalwazi ‘14

Alumna Ashley Kyalwazi ’14, who was the Student Body President her senior year, continues to be a shining example and representative of St. Francis High School. She recently stopped by the campus in between her graduation from the University of Notre Dame and enrollment in Harvard Medical School this fall.

“I had a great time as an undergraduate at Notre Dame,” said Kyalwazi. “Over the course of four years, I was blessed to meet amazing people from professors to my peers. I will miss my time at ND, but I am looking forward to beginning my medical school journey.”

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St. Francis Golf Coach Bert Jones Named Top 100 Instructor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On the eve of Father’s Day, St. Francis golf coach Bert Jones remembers a piece of advice his father once told him “that you should always leave the game a little bit better than you found it”.

He lives daily by those words and they are a major reason why has been selected one of the Top 100 Instructors for 2019-20 by the World Teachers Golf Federation. The list will be published in the upcoming June 2018 issue of Teaching Pro Magazine. 

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Updated St. Francis High School Volleyball Tryout Information (SF Main Gym)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Volleyball Tryouts are open to all SFHS students (Students must have a current 2018-2019 St. Francis High School Physical Form on file with the Athletic Director in order to participate.)

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. For more information, contact Head Coach Alynn Wright at awright@stfrancishs.org.

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Golfer Olivia Alcoran Chosen for First Tee Leadership Academy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Rising St. Francis senior Olivia Alcoran was selected by The First Tee of Greater Sacramento (TFTGS) to represent the chapter at the 2018 The First Tee Northern California Leadership Academy. The event’s activities will be held at locations in the Monterey, CA and Pebble Beach area from June 17-20, 2018.

The event is comprised of 60 young people from The First Tee and Youth on Course Northern California network who are committed to The First Tee’s Nine Core Values.

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Basketball Programs Travel to Chico State This Weekend

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis basketball program will travel to Chico on Friday for a three-day tournament at Chico State University for all three programs. Here is a breakdown of the game for the Troubadours. New head coach Heather Brownholtz will lead the varsity program, Junior Varsity head coach Gary Ender will lead his team and new Freshman Head Coach Brian Montes will lead the new Troubies from the Class of 2022.

Chico State Basketball Schedule

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2018 Track and Field Highlights

  • Sophomore Isabella Palchak made the CIF State meet for the first time in her career. She qualified by finishing third at the Section Masters meet. She also won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I meet with a season-best 5-7 clearance to record the second-best jump in school history and won the Delta League title this year. She was the Troubadours only representative at the state meet. She did not record a height in the final.
  • St. Francis finished seventh at Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 meet with 24 points.
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2018 Track and Field Highlights

  • Sophomore Isabella Palchak made the CIF State meet for the first time in her career. She qualified by finishing third at the Section Masters meet. She also won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I meet with a season-best 5-7 clearance to record the second-best jump in school history and won the Delta League title this year. She was the Troubadours only representative at the state meet. She did not record a height in the final.
  • St. Francis finished seventh at Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 meet with 24 points.
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2018 Swimming Highlights

  • The St. Francis varsity placed fourth overall with just four swimmers scoring 93 points at the Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships held at Tokay High School. Davis won the varsity title with 314 points followed by Granite Bay with 248 and Lodi with 165.
  • The Troubadours advanced four swimmers in a combined four finals events and two relays. Sophomore Emma Peters had the best finish with a ninth-place in the 200y freestyle, while she finished 12th in the 100y freestyle.
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2018 Diving Highlights

  • Senior Molly Wilson was 13th at the CIF State Diving Championships at the Clovis Olympic Complex with a 431.90. She made her third consecutive appearance at the state meet (2016, 16th; 2017, 10th).
  • Wilson finished second at the Sac-Joaquin Section Diving Championships, recording her third consecutive finish in the top two.
  • St. Francis took the top two spots in both the varsity and junior varsity Delta League Diving championships.
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Lacrosse Named Sac-Joaquin Section Academic Team Champion; Track and Field Second

LODI, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity lacrosse team was named the Sac-Joaquin Section Academic Team Champion for the 2018 spring campaign.

“We are a well-rounded group of people,” said Head Coach Julia Southard about her team. “The best athletes are good at other things and this show these girls are working hard in the classroom. I am really proud of this achievement.”

The Troubadours posted a combined 3.389 grade point average to edge Oak Ridge (3.354) for the sport title. St. Francis lost to Oak Ridge in the SVL playoffs and North Coast Section playoffs.

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Alumnae Miranda Myers and Lauren LaRocco Make Hometown Returns
LaRocco Qualifies for NCAA Championships in the 10,000 Meters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The public address announcer at Hornet Stadium recognized the hometown returns of St. Francis alumnae Miranda Myers ’15 and Lauren LaRocco ’14 before reach raced for their respective schools at the NCAA Track and Field West Preliminary Saturday night at Hornet Stadium.

“It definitely helped hearing I was a local athlete and made me feel at home,” said Myers, a junior at Northern Arizona. “It brought back memories when I was in high school and I had everyone here supporting me. It was really nice.”

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Wilson Finishes 13th at CIF State Diving Championships

CLOVIS, Calif. – Senior Molly Wilson finished 13th at the CIF State Diving Championships on Saturday. It was her third consecutive appearance at the meet.

Wilson finished second at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships, earning her berth in the field. Wilson was 10th at the state meet in 20017 and 16th in 2016.

She will dive for Cal Poly next fall.

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Senior Molly Wilson Dives at Third CIF State Meet Saturday

CLOVIS, Calif. – Senior Molly Wilson will represent St. Francis for the third consecutive season at the CIF State Diving Championships on Saturday at 8 a.m. at Clovis West High School.

“I am going to try to do my best and focus on myself,” said Wilson. “It got 10th place last year so hopefully I can stay in the top 10, maybe higher.”

Wilson finished 10th in 2017 with a personal-best 464.75 score for her 11 dives. She was 16th as a sophomore. She is the second Troubadour to represent St. Francis at the State meet and the first to qualify in consecutive seasons.