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Athletic News

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

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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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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.