Basketball

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St. Francis Basketball

Division III State Champions 1993

Division I State Runner-Up 2016

8-Time Sac-Joaquin Section Champions

1991,1992,1993,1994, 2002 DIV III / 2007, 2008 DIV II / 2011 DIV I

16-Time League Champions

1987, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2018

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FinalForms Online Athlete Registration

FinalForms Online Athlete Registration

We are very excited to announce that St. Francis Catholic High School has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time.

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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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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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Freshman Basketball, Varsity Volleyball Teams Garner St. Francis’ Top Team GPA Honors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The 2017-18 St. Francis freshman basketball team coached by Mike Kelly and the Varsity volleyball team coached by Alynn Wright were the top teams taking home the St. Francis Booster Club Team GPA Awards for the 2017-18 seasons.

The Frosh hoops team posted the top overall team GPA in the athletic department with a cumulative 3.808, while the volleyball team had the top mark for the 12 varsity teams at 3.609.

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Summer Basketball Starts June 4

Summer Basketball Schedule (PDF)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis summer basketball starts June 4 with practices and summer league games. All student-athletes must get a physical on file with the athletic department by June 6 or attend Sports Physical Night.

All three levels will be attending a camp at Chico State June 15-17 and the varsity team will play in a tournament in South Lake Tahoe.

For more information on the Frosh first practice, contact Brian Montes at 916-600-8210.

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Athletics Department Celebrates Spring Signing Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Nine St. Francis Catholic High School seniors representing seven different sports made commitments or signed National Letters-of-Intent to play sports in college next fall at a ceremony at the school today.

“It was what I have been waiting for,” said senior Logan Kelly from Rio Linda, who signed with Lewis & Clark College. “It was exciting and I was so glad to get to sign with all the girls from my class. It was a really neat ceremony and I am so grateful for everyone who was a part of it.”

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2017-18 Basketball Highlights

 The St. Francis basketball team lost at eventual section champion Antelope 81-51 in the Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinals. No. 8 seed St. Francis opened with a win over No. 9 Roseville 41-37. The Troubadours finished the season with an 18-11 overall record.

 St. Francis won the Delta League Championship for the third consecutive season and 15th overall in school history. The Troubadours recorded a 12-2 league record.

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Logan Kelly to Play Basketball at Lewis & Clark

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior basketball player Logan Kelly will play at Division III Lewis & Clark in Portland, Ore., next fall, making her commitment official on April 11 at the St. Francis Spring Signing Day celebration.

“I am extremely excited and kinda nervous too,” said Kelly. “Playing basketball in college was something I always hoped I could do. Coming into my senior year, Lewis & Clark was where I wanted to be. After visiting over the summer, I got a feel for the campus and the people were amazing. It was exactly what I was looking for (in a school).”

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2017-18 Basketball Highlights

  • The St. Francis basketball team lost at eventual section champion Antelope 81-51 in the Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinals. No. 8 seed St. Francis opened with a win over No. 9 Roseville 41-37. The Troubadours finished the season with an 18-11 overall record.
  • St. Francis won the Delta League Championship for the third consecutive season and 15th overall in school history. The Troubadours recorded a 12-2 league record.
  • Seniors Marlee Nicolos and Logan Kelly joined junior Nika Bagatelos on the All-Delta League First Team. St.
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Basketball Head Coach Vic Pitton Retires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Head Basketball Coach Vic Pitton has decided to retire from coaching the Troubadour varsity team and teaching at the school. He will be moving to Mississippi with his wife, Susan, at the completion of the academic year to be near his daughter and their two grandsons.

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Basketball Falls to Antelope in Quarterfinals

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – The eighth-seeded St. Francis basketball team lost to Antelope 81-51 in the quarterfinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs on Thursday night.

“We could not stop their dribble penetration,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “We played hard and I am happy with the effort that we gave. Lauren Pank and Ally Gage played outstanding games.”

The Troubadours fell behind 7-0 to start the game but responded with a 9-0 run after a timeout.

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Basketball Advances over Roseville with 11-0 Run to Close Game

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Trailing 37-30 with three minutes on the clock, St. Francis closed the game on an 11-0 run to advance past No. 9 seed Roseville in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs.

“The last three and half minutes were fantastic,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “The first 28 and half was not quite up to our standards.”

The Troubies trailed 37-30 after managing just eight points in the third quarter but turned up the pressure to get back in the game in short order.

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Basketball Advances over Roseville with 11-0 Run to Close Game

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Trailing 37-30 with three minutes on the clock, St. Francis closed the game on an 11-0 run to advance past No. 9 seed Roseville in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs.

“The last three and half minutes were fantastic,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “The first 28 and half was not quite up to our standards.”

The Troubies trailed 37-30 after managing just eight points in the third quarter but turned up the pressure to get back in the game in short order.

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Get to Know: Basketball’s #21 Ally Gage

Ally Gage is in her second season on the varsity team and third season in the basketball program. She has scored in double figures in four games this season, including three of the last five overall (career-high 12 points vs. Elk Grove). She can speak fluent Spanish and likes to go on runs in her free time.

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Basketball to Host Roseville in SJS Division II Playoffs

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis basketball team earned a No. 8 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs and will host ninth-seeded Roseville on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.

 

The Troubadours enter with a 17-10 record after tying for the Delta League title with a 12-2 league record. Leading scorer Marlee Nicolos, who led the team with a 14.5 scoring average, is out for the season.

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Basketball Clinches Share of Delta League Title

Watch the Sac-Joaquin Section Playoff Annoucement at 4 p.m. on Thursday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Adrienne Graybill scored a varsity career-high 11 points among three players in double figures as St. Francis defeated Grant 66-30 on Tuesday. The win clinched a share of the Delta League title with Davis as both teams finished at 12-2 on the season.

“It was super exciting because I scored my career high and we got the win on senior night,” said Graybill.