The St. Francis varsity placed sixth overall at the Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships held at Tokay High School. Davis won the varsity title with 273 points to edge Granite Bay 273-268.5 followed by Rio Americano (261), Lodi (141) and Oak Ridge (124) ahead of St.
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.”
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.
LODI, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming and diving teams finished the 2017 season in style by winning the Frosh/Soph division at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships and placing sixth overall in the varsity meet.
“It is amazing winning the team championship as a freshman, swimming with all of my friends,” said Chloe Beebout. “I am really excited. There are so many good freshman and sophomores when we get to our senior year on the varsity team, we are going to kill it.”
LODI, Calif. – With a roster dominated with youthful standouts, the St. Francis swimming team competed at the Sac-Joaquin Section Trials on Thursday looking to make history and give a glimpse of a strong future.
“I could not be prouder of my whole team,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “How exciting for the Frosh/Soph group and how exciting is it to be coaching them the next three years. Seeing them in action today when it matters, they all stepped up. The group includes a lot of talented freshmen and Hannah Parulan, a sophomore, who is definitely the leader.”
LODI, Calif. – Senior Elizabeth Fugit had everything going right for her. She was accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy and was having the senior season at St. Francis she had hoped for. She had worked hard to post the times in the pool that aligned with her senior goals with a strong showing at the section meet in her future. Then everything changed.
Within hours she was in the hospital having her appendix out. Time in the pool was done and time spent with her friends on the swimming team was over. With league championships ahead, she was out and watching from the pool deck.
CARMICHAEL, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming and diving team finished second overall behind four second and three third-place finishes on the final day of the Delta League Championships at Jesuit High School.
St. Francis was in a battle with Davis all meet. After entering with a lead thanks to the sweep by diving and the Delta League title by Molly Wilson, the Troubadours led after the first day that featured three relay finals and challenged all meet against the Blue Devils, who finally out-scored the St. Francis 506.5 to 477.5.
CARMICHAEL, Calif. – Behind a strong diving performance on Wednesday and three second-place relay finishes, the St. Francis swimming and diving leads after the first day of the Delta League championships. St. Francis leads 65.5 to 41.5 over Davis.
“We setup some second swims,” said Head coach Richard Levin. “The more we can get in the big final, the better. The diving cushion was a big help today.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming teams posted a pair of victories over Carondelet last week to wrap up their dual meet season. The Troubadours went 8-1 in dual meets during the season.
“This dual helps us with our team confidence,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “We swam well at the California Catholic Challenge and finished fourth. It is significant because we have never beat them in my time at St. Francis. It shows there is more left in the tank and we are getting hot at the right time of the season.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Twelve St. Francis seniors have committed to play a sport in college during the spring signing period that started Wednesday and were celebrated at a ceremony at the school today. Overall, 17 St. Francis student-athletes from the Class of 2017 have made commitments or signed a National Letter-of-Intent this year.
The Troubadours made commitments to schools including Duke and Stanford and several California schools from American River College to UC San Diego. The Troubies will travel as far as away as New Hampshire to play softball at Saint Anselm.
Elk GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team posted a 125-45 win over Franklin on Wednesday at the Wackford Aquatic Center. The Troubadours swept four of the events and won 10 of the 11 overall to lead the team to victory. Senior Tatum Roepke and freshman Chloe Bebbout each claimed two events.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Tatum Roepke was practically born in the water so it only makes sense she continues swimming in college. She has committed to swim for Cal State East Bay next fall.
“I went on my recruiting trip and the team just felt like a family to me,” said Roepke “It felt like I was already part of the team. The coach is awesome. He came to watch me swim in San Diego. I wanted to step up what I am doing from USA Swimming to College swimming.”
CARMICHAEL, Calif. – St. Francis won nine of 11 events to post a 127-43 victory over Pleasant Grove on Wednesday to improve to 2-0 on the Delta League dual season.
Senior Elizabeth Fugit won the 100 backstroke and helped the 200 medley and 400 free relays post victories. Emma Peters won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.54, while senior Taylor Koewler won the 200 IM in 2:15.62. Senior Tatum Roepke won the 100 butterfly in 59.67 and freshman Kendall Houck captured the 500 free in 5:25.70.Freshman Emma Hollenback won the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.77.
OMAHA, Neb. – Alumna Kate Mills ‘07 finished eighth in the 400 IM (4:46.58) at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb., on June 16. Mills swam at Harvard and is a 2011 graduate with a degree in Art History and Spanish. She is the school record holder in the 200 Butterfly and ranks in the top five in the 200 IM and 400 IM. She is qualified to swim the 200 IM on Tuesday and is appearing in her third Olympic Trials.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis High School and the Troubadour Athletic Department will partner with SportsLeader over the next four years to implement their Catholic virtue-based formation program for coaches.
“In offering athletics programs at St. Francis we seek to use sport as a context for physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “Our partnership with Sports Leader represents a continuation of that great Troubie tradition in a very intentional way.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis athletic department placed second overall in the All-Sports Award standings for the Delta League among the girls programs for the 2015-16 season, losing to Davis by two points. The Troubadours recorded a league-best seven combined first and second-place finishes.
“We congratulate Davis and appreciate the great competition in our league,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “Winning is not a primary goal but a byproduct of doing things well and we are proud of the efforts of our student-athletes and coaches.”
Senior Emily Peters qualified for the CIF State Championships in the 50 free for the second consecutive season. She clocked a time of 24.25 to finish 25th in the 50-meter freestyle Friday at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex. She entered the meet seeded 34th with a seed time of 24.23 and was 22nd overall as a junior.
St. Francis placed fourth overall in the varsity meet at the Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships held at Tokay High School. The St.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Four years ago Emily Bloom could never have envisioned giving a speech at graduation and she has no idea what she would have said. But after her experiences at St. Francis Catholic High School, she now has something to say.
“I could not have given a speech at Memorial Auditorium and I would not have had anything to say,” predicted Bloom of herself as a freshman.
FRESNO, Calif. – Senior Emily Peters clocked a time of 24.25 to finish 25th in the 50-meter freestyle Friday at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex. She entered the meet seeded 34th with a seed time of 24.23 and was 22nd overall as a junior.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Emily Peters qualified in the 50-meter freestyle for the CIF State Swimming Championships starting on Friday, May 20 at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex.
“It is exciting,” said Peters. “It was a fun meet last year. I am grateful that I can go again and have that opportunity to compete against some fast girls.”
Peters will be swimming at the meet for the second consecutive year and is the only Troubadour in school history to swim at the state meet that started in 2015. She finished 22nd overall last year with a time of 24.24.
LODI, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming and diving team finished fourth at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships on Saturday at Tokay High School.
“Today was a good day,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “Coming into this season, I didn’t think we would be able to get fourth. I knew we were in a fight against Rio (for third) starting today. We ended up 10 points behind but I could not be prouder. It is bittersweet because this senior class has a lot of kids I am going to miss. It is sad to see them be done.”
LODI, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team advanced six swimmers in a combined six events and all three relays at the Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships at Tokay High School. The finals will be contested on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.
Senior Chloe Mitchell had the top finish on the day, placing fourth in the 500 free with a time of 5:01.60. She also qualified in the 200 free (1:52.84). Katie McIntee was fifth in the 100 free and ninth in the 200 free, while classmate Emily Peters finished fifth in the 50 free (24.49).
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis had 21 selections to the River Cats All-City teams sponsored by SportsStars presented prior to the game Sunday at Raley Field. The Troubadours had student-athletes selected to each team led by four from the Sac-Joaquin Section winning water polo team.
CARMICHAEL, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity swimming and diving team finished second overall at the Delta League Championships on Friday at Jesuit High School.
“We did not go quiet,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “We knew we had a challenge in front of us. They did not quit. Davis is a great team and our hats our off to them. We just needed a little more to get it done. We could taste it but we came up a little short this time.”
CARMICHAEL, Calif. – Aided by a strong performance by the Diving team, the St. Francis swimming team got off to a great start at the Delta League Swimming Trials at Jesuit High School Thursday.
“We needed some work done today and we got the job started,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “Davis is a great competitor and competition. It is going to be a tough challenge tomorrow. But I think we are setup to compete for the win.”
St. Francis leads Davis by 34 points heading into the finals on Friday, which begin at 3:00 p.m.
Seven student-athletes have signed or committed to plays sports at collegiate programs across the nation in conjunction with the third NCAA National Signing Day. Overall, St. Francis has 25 student-athletes from the class fo 2016 playing sports in college this fall.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior McKenna Peterson will swim at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn., next fall. She will participate in the St. Francis Signing Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 13.
“I was exploring my options to see what was out there and found St. Catherine,” said Peterson. “I reached out to the coach and went to visit. They had everything I was looking for (in a school). It is the perfect fit for me.”
CARMICHAEL, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team won eight of the 10 events led by several strong individual performances in preparation for the NorCal Championships this weekend.
“This was a meet where we needed to show up and we took care of business,” said Head Coach Richard Levin.
Sophomore Emily Bartylla won the 100-yard breaststroke ( (1:14.26) and finished second in the 50 freestyle (26.81) while participating on the winning 200-yard medley relay with Caroline Urkov, Emily Peters and Audrey Camarillo and second-place 400-yard free relay.
CARMICHAEL, Calif. – A year ago, they were the top two programs in the Delta League with St. Francis winning the league title. The two schools met again Wednesday with Davis taking a 107-63 victory in the varsity meet and 107-60 win in the Frosh-Soph matchup.
“We have a long way to go,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “Davis is a perennial powerhouse and they showed their stuff. Our senior and junior leadership all showed up today and we had some young swimmers standout.”
Dual Meets: We will not be able to swim every swimmer on the team in every swim meet. With the meet schedule that is attached you will see which groups swim in which meets listed below. Even then not all swimmers will be entered in each meet.
Spring sports start on Feb. 8 for the sports of lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving and track and field. Please have your daughter’s current physical on file with the athletic department to insure her participation in the first day of tryouts. The physical must be on the form on the school website. You can find it here.
DIVING: Practice starts on February 15: 3:00-4:30 p.m. at Capital Diving. Workouts the rest of the season (2/22-4/27) will be M/W/F from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thirteen St. Francis Troubadours participated in the National Letter-of-Intent and College Commitment Celebration at St. Francis on Wednesday.
Senior Ariane Arndt, who will attend UC-Berkeley out of the Pac-12 Conference, headlined a class representing seven sports committing to 12 different schools, including five out-of-state school. The schools for the Troubie signees include Brown, Cal, Cal-State Northridge, Colorado State, Fordham, Loyola Marymount, Michigan State, San Jose State, Santa Clara, UCLA, UC San Diego and Yale.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – When it came time to select her school for college, St. Francis senior swimmer Chloe Mitchell had a good idea of the atmosphere and environment she was looking for in a program. After taking three visits, Mitchell chose to swim for Fordham next fall.
“Fordham felt more like home,” said Mitchell, who is from El Dorado Hills. “It is a Jesuit school and I love the Catholic atmosphere. The team felt like family and that the men and women practice together and are really close. It was another big part of my decision.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis swimmer Katie McIntee has made a verbal commitment to swim next fall at San Jose State and will sign a National Letter-of-Intent with the Spartans on Nov. 11.
“I chose San Jose State because I really liked the coach and the girls,” said McIntee. “After taking my trip, I felt very comfortable. The girls helped me feel right at home and already part of the team.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Former college basketball coach and athletic director Stan Morrison was the keynote speaker for the St. Francis athletics department retreat in August 2015. Morrison started his coaching career at El Camino High School before embarking on a career that would include head coaching jobs at Pacific, USC, San Jose State Basketball coach and as the AD at both UC Santa Barbara and UC Riverside.
Morrison had several messages for the Troubadour coaches intertwined among his tremendous coaching experiences and stories that highlighted his talking points.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Rising senior Chloe Mitchell has been named to the NISCA/Speedo Girls High School All-America team in the 500 freestyle. She placed 89th overall in the event with her personal-best time from the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships.
Juniors Emily Peters and Chloe Mitchell both qualified for the first CIF State Championships and the St. Francis swimming team placed fourth overall in the varsity meet at the Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships held at Tokay High School.
Peters swam in the 50-meter freestyle and clocked a time of 24.24 to finish 22nd overall.
Peters qualified to swim at the first CIF state championships in the 50 freestyle after her sixth-place finish in time of 24.29.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats honored 11 St. Francis student-athletes as members of the 2014-15 River Cats All-City teams in a ceremony before the game Sunday against Memphis at Raley Field.
The Sacramento River Cats recognized their 2014-15 All-City team before today’s baseball game. Eleven Troubadours were selected to the respective sports all-city teams and senior soccer player Anna Gregg was named the River Cats Girls Soccer Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.
CLOVIS, Calif. – Freshman diver Julia Coss and junior swimmer Emily Peters will represent St. Francis in the first CIF Swimming and Diving State Championships that begin on Friday, May 22. Clovis West High School is hosting the event.
Coss, who is one of four freshmen on the start list, will dive in the morning starting at 8:30 a.m., while Peters will swim in the 50-meter freestyle event. The prelims begin at 2:30 p.m.
Time Warner Cable will provide a live web stream at www.TWCcommunity.com
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats will honor 11 St. Francis student-athletes as members of the 2014-15 River Cats All-City teams in a ceremony before the game against Memphis on Sunday, May 24 at Raley Field.
LODI, Calif. – Juniors Emily Peters and Chloe Mitchell both qualified for the first CIF State Championships and the St. Francis swimming team placed fourth overall in the varsity meet at the Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships held at Tokay High School.
“I love that aspect about swimming as a sport,” said Peters. “We individually represent our team but score points for the St. Francis community and represent St. Francis and what is means to be a Troubie.”
LODI, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team recorded 11 finalists among seven student-athletes in seven different events and all three relays at the Sac-Joaquin Section trials held Thursday at Tokay High School.
Four student-athletes qualified in two events each including Erin Crooks (200 IM and 100 Fly), Katie McIntee (200 Free, 100 Free) and Emily Peters (50 Free, 100 Free).
Junior Chloe Mitchell was the top finisher in the trials with a fourth-place in the 500 freestyle with a personal-best 4:56.48.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Seniors Annie Rafeld and Cami Cunningham are shining examples of a senior class that has made an impact on the school and the entire Troubie community. On graduation night, they will receive the ultimate honor as the chosen representatives for their class. Rafeld, who is from Granite Bay, is the valedictorian, while Cunningham, a Yuba City product, is the class salutatorian.
MODESTO, Calif. – Freshman Julia Coss finished third and earned a berth in the first CIF State Diving Championships to be held May 22 at Clovis West High School. She was one of five divers who competed at the Sac-Joaquin Section finals Saturday at Buchanan High School, the most of any school in the section.
“I am really excited, happy and honored to be one of the top four in the section,” said Coss. “It feels really good. I am really happy with my performance. I am thankful for the experience and I am so proud of how well my team did. We all had a great season.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming and diving team defeated Davis to capture the first Delta League title Saturday at the Jesuit High School pool. The Troubadours claimed three individual varsity titles and recorded 33 top-eight finishes.
“It was the perfect storm with our kids stepping up and certain people scratching,” said Head Coach Richard Levin, who won his fifth straight league title directing the Troubadours. “I was very happy with their performances and they were happy. It was a team effort.”
ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Senior Erin Crooks posted two top-five finishes and swam on a pair of relays to help St. Francis to a second-place finish at the 2015 NorCal Swimming Championships held at the Roseville Aquatic Center. St. Francis finished with 312 points to place behind only Granite Bay as the Troubadours recorded 23 top-16 performances, including 12 in the top eight.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Seven St. Francis High School seniors will sign a National Letter-of-Intent or make a commitment to play collegiate sports next year at schools across the country Wednesday. They will be recognized on campus as part of the school’s spring signing day recognition.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Kristen Lance will join the Loyola Marymount swimming program next season.
“I am real excited,” said Lance. “I visited and went on a recruit trip this past weekend. The team is a family. I felt already welcomed and part of the team. I love the coach, the campus and I could not be more excited.”
Lance, who is from Carmichael, plans to study political science with a focus in international relations and minor economics.
St. Francis is known for its sisterhood. Here is a collection of photos of Troubie sisters who play sports for the Troubadours, as well as shots with their sports-playing brothers at Jesuit in honor of National Sibling Day.
CARMICHAEL, Calif. – St. Francis swept all 11 events to take a dominating 139-27 victory over Elk Grove at Jesuit High School.
Junior Chloe Mitchell and senior Kristen Lance each won two events. Mitchell won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:01.00 and returned to take the 100y free in 56.33. Lance won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:21.32 and the 100y breaststroke in 1:14.05.
Spring Sports Photo Days are next week. The Diving, Track and Field and Lacrosse teams will have their pictures taken on Monday, March 16. The Swimming, Soccer and Softball teams will have their pictures taken on Tuesday, March 17. Students should report to the gym in full uniform (tops and shorts).
CARMICHAEL, Calif. – Katie McIntee won the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle and contributed on two winning relays as the St. Francis swimming team posted a 116-39 victory over Pleasant Grove in the first Delta League meet of the season.
“We were getting our squad that we will be competing with and see how they swim together,” said Head Coach Richard Levin.
McIntee opened with a win in the 200 free in 2:00.88 and came back to win the 100 free in 55.76. She also was part of the 200- and 400-free relay teams that finished first.
CARMICHAEL, Calif. – Sophomore Tatum Roepke won two events among three top top-three finishes to highlight the opening meet for the St. Francis swim team Friday and Saturday at the Jesuit Invitational. Overall, the Troubadours posted 13 top-3 finishes.
Diving practice starts Monday, Feb. 16 from 3-4:30 p.m. at Capital Diving. Student-athletes must have their 2014-15 physical on file with Athletics department before participating. For questions, contact Head Coach Dede Crayne via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU to Rick and Angela Lavezzo (Madalyn ‘16) for supporting the Troubadours by signing up for 2015 swimming and water polo team sponsorships, a renewal from last year. Team sponsorships include a table for eight at the SFHS Booster Club Crab Feed, Adidas apparel and special barware and recognition at the event.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis alumnae are succeeding at the collegiate level across the country. Here is collection of news and notes about the former Troubies. Submissions can be sent in to Assistant AD Steve Shaff at email@example.com.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Nine St. Francis High School seniors signed a National Letter-of-Intent or made a commitment to play collegiate sports next year at schools across the country Wednesday. They were recognized on campus as part of the school’s formal fall signing day recognition.
The event was broadcast on the TroubieTV Network on PlayOn Sports.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis will be holding a press-conference event on Wednesday, November 12 at 9 a.m., in the CLC on campus to celebrate our students who have committed to participate in collegiate athletics for the ”early” signing date of the National Letter of Intent program.
The event will be broadcast on the TroubieTV Network online. Family, friend and fans can watch the event for free by registering on the PlayOn! Sports NFHS Network.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior swimmer Erin Crooks will swim at Lafayette College next fall, joining the Leopard’s Division I program in the Patriot League.
“It feels really good,” said Crooks. “It is nice knowing my college search is over and I have found a place that I am excited about. I am looking forward to spending four years at Lafayette and the opportunities I will have.”
Crooks was drawn to the complete experience offered on the Easton, Pa., campus.
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – Junior swimmer Chloe Mitchell helped raise $2,200 for breast cancer research via her 2014 Caps for Cancer Fundraiser with all the proceeds donated to the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Cancer research department.
Mitchell was touched by cancer early in her life when two friends lost their mothers to the disease. She wanted to do more than wear a pink shirt or dye her hair.
“The situation inspired me to do something for women who have or had breast cancer to promote research,” said Mitchell.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis will play in the Delta League beginning this fall with many familiar faces and several new ones.
“The Delta League has a lot of history and it is great it is back in existence,” said Delta League Commissioner Ron Nocetti.
The Troubadours move into the newly formed Delta League along with Pleasant Grove and Sheldon from the Delta River League. The league is a realignment of members of both the Delta River and Delta Valley Leagues.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis High School athletics department completed the spring campaign on a championship run that included back-to-back Sac-Joaquin Section titles that highlighted another successful season in 2013-14.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis junior soccer player Anna Gregg was named the River Cats Girls Soccer Player of the Year at the High School Awards Ceremony before Sunday’s game against the Tacoma Rainers.
“It means so much and feels so great,” said Gregg of the Player of the Year honor. “I set a goal to help to the section championship and that was accomplished. I could not be happier.”
Gregg and her St. Francis teammates captured the Sac-Joaquin Section title on Saturday on her goal to defeat Oak Ridge 1-0.
LODI, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team finished third overall at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships contested Saturday at Tokay High School, finishing behind champion Granite Bay and Davis.
“Knowing how good Granite Bay and Davis were, the third-place finish as the top school among the rest felt pretty good,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “We had some great performances in the relays, especially Emily Peters who swam an outstanding 50 leg in the 200 free relay. Katie McIntee led off two relays and was a trouper stepping into the spotlight.”
LODI, Calif. – St. Francis senior Maddie Johnson will swim the final meet of her high school career on Saturday at the Sac-Joaquin Section Girls finals at Tokay High School.
“It is exciting because it is my senior year,” said Johnson, who reached the championship final in her signature event the 100 butterfly. “I am really looking forward to doing well and leaving my mark and getting some best times.”
SACRAMENTO, – Calif. – Seventeen St. Francis Troubadours have been named to the 2013-14 River Cats All-City teams and will be recognized on Sunday at the High School Sports Awards Ceremony before the River Cats take on the Tacoma Rainiers at 1:05 p.m. at Raley Field.
The St. Francis All-City fall sports selections include senior golfer Emily Laskin, volleyball seniors Ali Koumelis and Anna Baytosh and cross country runners Lauren LaRocco, Madison Rawson and Miranda Myers.
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team won the Delta River League title for the sixth consecutive season, recording an impressive 19 event wins Saturday at the El Dorado Hills swimming complex.
“It was a strong performance,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “I was really pleased with the swims. The kids came together as a team. They swam fast and swam hard to come out on top.”
Seniors Maddie Johnson and AnnClaire MacArt and sophomore Chloe Mitchell each won two events Saturday.
ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Senior AnnClaire MacArt won the 100 freestyle to lead St. Francis to a third-place finish at the 2014 NorCal Swimming Championships held at the Roseville Aquatic Center last weekend.
St. Francis finished third with 303 points, just five behind second-place Davis Senior. San Ramon won the girls event with 670 points. The Troubadours finished ahead of Woodcreek (257) and Granite Bay (228).
The Troubadours posted 16 top-16 performances, including seven in the top eight.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior swimmer AnnClaire MacArt will be part of a talented group of 32 swimmers who qualified to represent the St. Francis swimming team this weekend at the Nor Cal Championships to be held at the Roseville Aquatic Center Friday and Saturday.
“It is our first true test,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “It will really show us how the rest of the year will go. Our goals for the weekend are swimming best times and getting some second swims. We want kids to make finals and come back on Saturday to swim in the race that counts.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis swept all 11 events to post a 130-36 victory over Pleasant Grove in a dual meet Wednesday at the Jesuit High School pool.
Seniors Annclaire Macart and Maddie Johnson both won two events on the afternoon. Macart, a Dartmouth signee, won the 200 freestyle in 1:57.53 and returned to win the 100 free in 54.49 to edge teammates Alexis Martinez (57.59) and Isabella Smith (58.28). Johnson, who signed with TCU, won the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:16.60 and then touched the wall first in the 100 butterfly in a winning time of 1:09.09.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team posted a pair of dual meet victories over Folsom and Sheldon Wednesday at the Jesuit High School pool. St. Francis defeated Folsom 106-64 and Sheldon by the score of 140-27.
The Troubadours improved to 3-0 in Delta River League action.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Maddie Johnson recorded two top-three finishes in the tri-meet with Clovis West and Granite Bay on Wednesday, March 19.
Johnson finished second in the 200 IM in a time of 2:18.22 and touched the wall third in the 100 yard fly in 1:00.49.
Alyssa Tambornini was sixth in the 50-yard free in 26.12 with teammate Isabella Smith finishing seventh in 26.24. Tambornini also was seventh in the 100 free in 57.86, the top SF finisher in the event.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity swimming team posted a 96-90 victory over Rio Americano Thursday at Jesuit High School.
“It is always good local competition between good friends,” said Head Coach Richard Levin of the meet against Rio Americano. “You want to swim well against them. A lot of them are training partners and part of the same club teams. To swim well here is a good indicator for the rest of our season.”
Rio Americano defeated St. Francis by over 100 points and edged the Troubadours in the standings at the section meet last season.
The St. Francis Booster Club has its spring Spirit Wear line available for ordering online via a partnership with Athletics Unlimited and adidas. All items will be available for purchase until Friday, March 14 at 5 p.m. and will be distributed by April 4.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team opened the 2014 season with the Red-Gold meet on Tuesday. The Troubadours competed in five events including the 50-yard freestyle, 100y butterfly, 100y freestyle and 100y backstroke and 100y breaststroke.
“Our main goal is to get the team out together and get them swimming as a group,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “It is important to have a good first experience before the Jesuit Invitational and have fun as a group.”
This is a reminder to all spring sport athletes that you must have a physical on file before you may participate in conditioning or tryouts for your chosen sport. Please click on the following link to find our pre-participation exam.
You and your parent/ guardian will complete the health history exam on the first page then the second page is completed and signed by a doctor. Tryouts for all sports begin on Monday, Feb 10th.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team will hold a mandatory meeting for all students who wish to participate on the 2014 St. Francis swim team on Friday, Jan. 31 in Room 404 from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
California Swim Shop will be at the meeting to order swim suits and parkas. The 2014 meet schedule and practice times will be announced at the meetings.
There will also be a parent meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the cafeteria.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Bumps and bruises are her specialty but Kelly Ketcham brings much more to the St. Francis High School community.
Ketcham was named the Assistant AD for Sports Medicine for the St. Francis Athletics Department staff recently after working with the Troubadour student-athletes and teams as the school’s athletic trainer for the last four years. The title was effective in November 2013.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The role of performance apparel and footwear in sports is part of everyday culture and is a significant part of athletic branding across all levels and sports. The promoter locally for adidas is Megan Curry.
On any given week,
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis High School had 18 student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent or commitments to play sports next fall at colleges and universities across the country. They were celebrated with a ceremony at the school today to highlight their outstanding achievement.
Assistant Coach Nick Ledoux joins the St. Francis swimming program for the 2017 season. He began is swimming career at Rancho Arroyo and CRA, then moved to Laguna Creek Racquet Club, where he began coaching in 2004 as a junior coach. He moved to Rio Del Oro Racquet Club in 2008, where he has been coaching with Head Coach Richard Levin. .
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