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Attendance on SWAP Day, February 2, 2018

All school days are mandatory, and this includes SWAP Day. A parent/guardian or their daughter must attend SWAP Day. This means either the student or her parent must be in classes on February 2, 2018.  Attendance is taken just like any other day. If for any reason neither student nor her parent can attend, the parent must call her daughter in absent by 8:00 a.m. to the attendance line (916) 737-5050.  

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Athletic News (1/26/18)

Mark Your Calendars – Spring Sports Parent Meeting

The Athletics Department will hold the Spring Sports Parent meeting for the sports of Diving, Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming, and Track and Field on Thursday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Gym. Individual team meetings will follow.

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AP 2018 Exam Information

If your daughter will be taking an AP Exam this May, please look for the AP Parent Information letter which will be emailed to you soon.  The letter includes important dates, requirements, and payment information.  Also, be sure to note that all AP Exam takers must attend a mandatory pre-administration meeting scheduled for Friday, April 13th at 8:00 a.m.

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Get to Know: Basketball’s #10 Adrienne Graybill

Adrienne Graybill is in her fourth season in the basketball program and second with the varsity team. She is the only three-sport athlete in the Class of 2018 and will finish her career with nine varsity letters, including four for varsity golf, two for hoops and three for track and field. She plans to attend Grand Canyon University in the fall and study forensic science.

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2017 Tennis Highlights

  • St. Francis went 19-1 overall on the season and 12-0 in the Delta League to win the league title, capturing the title for the 28th time in school history and third consecutive.
  • The St. Francis tennis team lost 5-2 in the semifinals of the CIF/USTA Northern California Regional Championships Friday to eventual champion Los Gatos. It was the second consecutive CIF NorCal appearance for the program.’
  • The Troubadours equaled the best finish in school history with their fourth NorCal semifinal appearance. St.
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Soccer’s DeFazio Scores Goal, Adds Two Assists in Win

Junior Scores for Third Consecutive Game

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Janae DeFazio scored a goal and contributed two assists as the St. Francis soccer team posted a 3-0 victory over Monterey Trail on Tuesday afternoon.

“I am really proud of Monterey Trail,” said Head Coach Maryclaire Robinson. “They have a few girls that absolutely have jets. We scored some really nice goals in the first half to break open the game but we were still having to defend the entire field.”

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Basketball Improves to 6-0 Behind Bagatelos

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Nika Bagatelos scored 17 points to help St. Francis improve to 6-0 in Delta League play with a 63-54 victory over Monterey Trail on Friday.

“We had to pull through and take care of the basketball while playing good defense and rebound,” said Bagatelos.

St. Francis (10-7) led 45-30 after three quarters but the Mustangs fought to make the came close down the final quarter, closing within five points. The Troubies had to seal the game at the line with Marlee Nicolos and Lauren Pank each hitting two free throws late.

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Retreats for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

If you have a sophomore, junior, or senior daughter who has not gone on retreat yet, we still have a few more retreats to choose from this year.  The retreat dates for each grade level are below. Follow the direct link, and if you have any problems registering for sophomore or junior retreats, please contact Mrs. Murray at mmurray@stfrancishs.org.  If you have questions about Kairos registration, please contact Mr. Tholcke at stholcke@stfrancishs.org.  

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Principal’s Message (1/19/18)

Dear Families, 

This week I was blessed with the opportunity to attend a Kairos retreat. It was my first experience attending any of the retreats offered at St. Francis Catholic High School.  I must say what an amazing opportunity it is for our student leaders, retreatants, and staff members to be able to participate.

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Get to Know: Soccer’s #14 Taylore Givens

Taylore Givens in her first season with the varsity team. She has two goals on the season including one at Davis last week. She started playing soccer in the fifth grade and has a little brother, Jared. She is also a member of Mathletes and plans to run for a student body office next year. She does not like fruity candy and her favorite is Andes mints (the ones you find on your pillows at hotels).

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Athletic News (1/19/18)

Holy Hoops Ticket Information

Holy Hoops tickets went on sale on Friday, January 19 for St. Francis students, alumnae and families. Students were sent a link and passcode to their St. Francis accounts to access the ticket sale. The Holy Hoops game against Christian Brothers is scheduled for Saturday, January 27 at Christian Brothers. Game times are 2:30 (F), 4:00 (JV), and 5:30 p.m. (V). Tickets are $7 each with $1 service charge and are print-at-home or download to your phone. Tickets must be shown at the door.

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Track and Field Preseason Information

St. Francis Track and Field Goals: 
  • Delta League Champions
  • Advance as many athletes as possible to Sections, Masters, and State
  • Improve on individual personal records
  • To work hard.
  • To have fun.
Practice:
  • Always remember track and field is a real sport. It is not a hobby.  You must be at all practices on time (3:45 PM), with proper equipment, and prepared to workout.
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Swimming Preseason Information

Meet Information, Swimmer Information and Attendance Policy

2018 Meet Information

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. 

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Nicolos to Sign with Santa Clara Soccer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Marlee Nicolos will sign with Santa Clara soccer program next month during the NCAA National Signing Day for soccer.

“I am so excited about signing with Santa Clara,” said Nicolos. “It is amazing. I have been excited and a little nervous but after my official visit on Sept. 29, it made everything so much more exciting. I met the girls in my (recruiting) class, girls on the team and had team bonding. It was an amazing experience and one of the best nights I have had.”

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Keitges Scores 17 Points in Basketball Win over Franklin

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Jorie Keitges scored a career-high 17 points as St. Francis posted a 75-44 victory over Franklin on Tuesday night.

“It was a lot of fun tonight,” said Keitges. “We all connected on the court and our sequences of passes were on point.”

Keitges knocked down five three-pointers as part of her record night, scoring in double digits for the third time this season.

“I was focusing on my form and to shoot it with arc and spin on it,” said Keitges. “They went in for me tonight.”

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Father Daughter Dance is Almost Here!

Dads, enjoy a wonderful evening with your daughter! 

This special event is sure to provide many opportunities to make lasting memories.

Ticket price includes: Close, ample and free parking; a delicious buffet dinner at interactive food stations; dessert bar; unlimited non-alcoholic specialty drinks; candy bar; Treasure Chest; dancing; and, Many returning games and activities with new surprises!

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Solos & Ensembles Recitals 2017

The Solo and Ensemble Recital on December 11th was a resounding success. Over 20 vocalists and instrumentalists performed beautiful songs for over 80 family members and friends.

We we would also like to acknowledge & thank Mrs. Tina Harris, Vocal Instructor, Mr. Gerald Rheault, our piano accompanist, and 
Todd Weber, Guitarist for their support and accompanying the students at solo and ensemble!

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SFHS Representing at CA Honor Choirs

We are so impressed with how active our singers have been, and will be this coming spring in Honor Choir participation. Honor Choir is an auditioned/recommended ensemble comprised of singers from various schools, who rehearse and perform with a guest conductor.

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Get to Know: Soccer’s #20 Anissah Surita

Anissah Surita is in her fourth season in the soccer program and also played softball as a junior. She has played in 28 career games over the course of her four-year career. She is out of the season after tearing her Achilles last April playing club and will have surgery later this month.

Your injury has dampened your senior season, how are you trying to make the most of it?
“As a teammate, I am trying to support my team. I am glad that I still get to be part of the program and see my friends play.”

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Get to Know: Basketball’s #4 Nika Bagatelos

Nika Bagatelos is in her third season with the St. Francis varsity team after earning a call-up her freshman season. She has played basketball all her life. Nika set a sophomore school record with 56 three-pointers last season and likes to knit hats in her spare time and works at the St. Johns Center. Her aunt Mindy was on the 1993 State Championship team.

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PCA Girls in the Game Event

Young Female Athletes, their Coaches and Parents are invited to attend.

Girls in the Game Educating and Empowering Young Female Athletes to be the Voices and leaders of our future with Ruthie Bolton, Monique Ambers, Alicia Jay and More! Saturday, February 10th 10am-12pm The Guild Theater ~ 2828 35th St., Sacramento.
Join us February 10th to learn about the lifelong benefits of keeping “Girls in the Game” and to celebrate the growing opportunities and achievements in sports! 

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Winter One Acts 2018

The SF Players are pleased to present their annual Winter One Acts. The four one acts are varied and range from realistic to science fiction. This will be great night of theatre showcasing the talents of the St. Francis High School advanced acting company.

Each year the One Acts are performed before a panel of judges and they select one of the One Act shows to be presented at the Lenaea High School Theatre Festival on Feb.4 at the Harris Center in Folsom.

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Wellness Window (1/12/18)

St. Francis Catholic High School is pleased to host Lifetime Achievement Award-Winning Speaker, Author, and Mental Health Advocate, Kevin Hines, at our Wellness Assembly on Wednesday, January 24.  Kevin will share his own story with our Troubies, address suicide prevention, and provide hope for students and their families who may be dealing with mental health issues.  

For more information on our speaker, please visit his website at www.kevinhinesstory.com

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Theatre News (1/12/18)

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Auditions for Spring Play

“2 Gentlemen of Verona” auditions are Tuesday, January 16 and Wednesday, January 17. Students need to sign up for a time slot for one of those days. Callbacks are Thursday (January 18). This all-girl cast will perform the show March 9-17. 

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Principal’s Message (1/12/18)

Dear Families,

I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and officially welcome you back to the second half of the 2017-18 academic year. I know the last two weeks probably flowed at a different pace, but now that school is back in session, a sense of normalcy should return to your households.  The remaining months of this semester are going to move quite rapidly, and it’s important that we remind our students to plan ahead, stay on target, and not procrastinate.

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January SFHS Dad’s Club Meeting (1/18/18)

The next meeting of the Dad’s Club will take place on Thursday, January 18th, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall. Social time will begin at 6:00 p.m. Our special guest speaker at this month’s meeting will be our President, Theresa Rodgers.  President Rodgers will discuss the work she does to advance the mission of St. Francis High School.  Guests will also learn about her professional background in education and her path to St. Francis.  All dads are welcome to participate in an engaging Q & A following her talk.

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Don’t miss your chance to become a St. Francis Troubadour for the day! (2/02/18)

SWAP (Switch with a Parent) Day will be held on Friday, February 2nd, and is a great opportunity for parents to experience their daughter’s classes in a fun and memorable way.  Join us between 8:00 and 8:45 a.m. for a coffee reception in the Dining Hall. School “starts” at 8:45 with a welcome by the President, Theresa Rodgers, and the Principal, Elias Mendoza, and then you are off to enjoy all of your daughter’s classes. Be sure to make a copy of her schedule so you know where you need to be and when (you don’t want to get a tardy!).

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Athletic News (1/12/18)

Holy Hoops Ticket Information

Holy Hoops tickets go on sale on Friday, January 19 for St. Francis students, alumnae, and families. The Holy Hoops game against Christian Brothers is scheduled for Saturday, January 27 at Christian Brothers. Game times are 2:30 (F), 4:00 (JV), and 5:30 p.m. (V). Tickets are $7 each with $1 service charge and are print-at-home or download to your phone. Tickets must be shown at the door. Students will be sent a link and passcode to their St. Francis accounts to access the ticket sale.

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Soccer Completes Week with 2-0 Win over Elk Grove

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Freshman Ella Sloss and junior Lindsey Porter scored within two minutes of each other in the first half to pace St. Francis to a 2-0 win over Elk Grove on Thursday. The win improved the Troubies to 2-2 in league play and 7-4-3 overall.

St. Francis scored the first goal of the day in the 16th minute when Sloss connected off a pass by Lindsey Porter into the box.

“It was really helpful to have everyone in the box,” said Sloss. “It was a good ball by Lindsey (Porter) and just happened to be in the right place at the right time.”

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SFHS Theatre Alumna Headed to Broadway!

Congratulation to SFHS Theatre Alumna Jesscia Crouch ‘04 who has been cast in the Broadway bound Pretty Woman: The Musical! Jessie was very active member of the SF Theatre Program. She performed in musicals, plays and was a member to the SF Players all four years of high school. Jessie received an Elly Award for her final performance as Winifred in Once Upon a Mattress! After high school she graduated in musical theatre from NYU Tisch and has been working non stop since in regional theatres and national tours.

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SFHS Students Place in 2018 Academic Decathlon Art Competition

Congratulations to our Academic Decathlon Art Competition Winners! SFHS placed in all but one category, and Senior Katharine Moore’s piece “The Beauty of Color” was selected as the Overall Excellence winning entry! See all of our amazing artists work below and be sure to congratulate Julia Bird ‘21, Ava Schaedler ‘20, Sophia Zogbi ‘21, Sana Niaz ‘18, Ana Lucia Burns ‘19, Lynea Gamez ‘21 and Katharine Moore ‘18.

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Get to Know: Soccer’s #23 Anna Huber

Anna Huber is on her second season with the varsity team and fourth season overall in the soccer program. She is considering several schools for college including Nevada, Wheaton, Dominican, UC Santa Cruz and Seattle University. She is joined on the team by her twin sister, Rachel, who was born one minute earlier. She likes to cook in her free time and her grandma’s chicken dumplings is her specialty. She has two goals this season and 27 in her St. Francis career, including 16 during her freshman season.

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Get to Know: Basketball’s #22 Logan Kelly

Logan Kelly is in her fourth season overall with the varsity team. She has made a verbal commitment to play at Lewis and Clark in Portland next season. She is the daughter of Frosh Coach Mike Kelly. She is thinking of majoring in psychology and minoring in photography in college.

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Freshman Williams Has Big Game in League Opener

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak with a 72-53 win in the Delta League opener over Pleasant Grove on Wednesday.

“I thought we had a lot of energy on defense,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “We put pressure on their ball handling and wanted to keep the tempo up. We knew if we got in a half-court game, their size would be a factor.”

Freshman Saniyiah Williams had a breakout game in her first Delta League game, scoring a career-high 17 points with a pair of three-pointers.

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Game Day Information for Golden 1 Basketball Game; Television and Live Stream Links

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Here is game day information for the St. Francis-Davis game at the Golden I Center on Friday at 6 p.m.

Ticket Pickup

Online ticket purchases must be picked up at will call at the Southwest Entrance on game day starting at 5p.m.. Tickets may also be picked up at St. Francis on Jan. 4 from 3:30-7:00 p.m. in the gym. All tickets are general admission.

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Soccer Opens Delta League Play with 7-1 Win over Grant

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Grace Barger scored twice as the St. Francis varsity team cruised to a 7-1 victory over Grant to improve to 6-2-3 overall and win their third straight. The win extended the unbeaten streak by the team to five games.

“We got off to a really good start and really worked as a team today,” said Barger, about the 6-1 first half. “A lot of people scored which was really good. We got to work on the things we have been working on in practice. It was fun.”

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Soccer Opens Delta League Play Tuesday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis soccer team will open Delta League play on Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 3:30 p.m. at Granite Regional Park against Grant.

The Troubadours are coming off the Tri-Valley Classic, posting a 2-0-2 record over the two day tournament. St. Francis posted a pair of ties against San Ramon Valley (1-1) behind a Jane DeFazio goal and 0-0 tie versus Clayton Valley Charter as Sydney Galvan and Kimberly Riley combined for the shutout.

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Basketball Wins Again at Nike TOC

QUEEN Creek, Ariz. – The St. Francis basketball team used a strong second quarter for the second consecutive day to help post a 51-39 win over Warren (Calif.) and advance to the consolation bracket championship Friday.

“We built off the energy from last game with our defensive intensity,” said junior Nika Bagatelos. “That started it off and then our shots started falling.”

Bagatelos finished with 13 points with three triples and senior Logan Kelly scored a team-high 15 points as the Troubadours won their second game in three days.

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Basketball Rebounds with Win over Omaha Northwest (Neb.)

Queen Creek, Ariz. – Seniors Marlee Nicolos and Logan Kelly both posted double-doubles to help St. Francis defeat Omaha Northwest (Neb.) 62-56 on Wednesday in the Nike Tournament of Champions.
 

“We are really happy with the win,” said Nicolos. “We talked a lot about it and we were not happy with how we played yesterday. We really wanted to step up our game, listening to coach and working on his points of energy and effort and the results we will show. It definitely did today.”

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Basketball Drops Nike TOC Opener

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. – The St. Francis basketball team dropped their opener in the 2017 Nike Tournament of Champions to Horizon (Colo.) 59-35 at Queen Creek High School. Four Troubadours scored six points each to lead the team.

“They need to take the challenge to be ready to compete from the start of the day until game time,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “No one is going to do it for them and they have to do it themselves.”

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SF Musicians Learning from the Original Composer for Christmas Concert

We had a full house last night for the opening of our Christmas Music Concert. We can’t wait to share our music with you again today at 2pm.

One interesting fact you may not know is that while preparing for the concert, our musicians were unsure of the correct tempo for Veni, Veni Emmanuel. Our choral director, Mrs. Harris, knew the original composer of this version, Michael John Trotta, was still active in the industry and decided it couldn’t hurt to contact him. He was elated to help and offered to skype with our students.

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Get to Know: Soccer’s #16 A.J. Tanner

AJ Tanner is in her second season on the varsity team and has been selected one of the squad’s captains for the 2017-18 season. She has made a commitment to play soccer at San Francisco State for the Gator program. AJ stands for Alyssa Joselyn. She likes to cook in her spare time and brownies are her specialty. She also played softball growing up but has focused on soccer in high school.

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Troubadours Post Stellar Fall Campaigns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The five St. Francis fall sports programs recently completed a campaign that will be remembered for a long time based on the banners and trophies that will occupy the gym walls and trophy cases. The Troubadours combined to win four Delta League titles, two Sac-Joaquin Section championships and a pair of runner-up trophy finishes in the Section finals. All five programs advanced beyond sections to compete in regional and/or state championship play.

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Get to Know: Soccer’s #10 Lindsey Porter

Lindsey Porter is in her third season on the varsity team. She recently committed to play at UCSB in the Fall of 2019. She is a captain. She is tied for the team lead in goals with two and ranks second with five points.

What did the team learn from Holy Cup?
“From Holy Cup, I think as a whole we learned to play more as a team and trust in each other’s abilities. We also learned that in order to succeed, our desire for success needs to be greater than our fear of failure.”

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Soccer Gets Back in Win Column with 3-0 Victory over Rocklin

Troubies Score Three Times in Non-League Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis soccer team posted a 3-0 win over Rocklin on Thursday, posting a positive result after going winless over the last two contests to improve to 3-2-1 on the season.

“The process was better,” said Head Coach Maryclaire Robinson. “It took us longer to get played in. This was the first game against a good opponent where we took care of the details and then the goals came. And it was nice goals.”

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2017 Alumnae Visiting SFHS

2017 Alumnae Sarah Ajise (USC) and Julia Cannon (CalPoly) visit SFHS for the Advent Prayer Service and to keep an eye on younger sister, Lauren Cannon. Troubies always welcome on campus!

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Ayotte Goal Highlights Loss to Bella Vista

Junior Scores First Goal Since Return from Knee Injury

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Anne Ayotte scored her first goal since returning from a knee injury that cost her the entire sophomore season, providing a positive note in a 2-1 loss to Bella Vista on Tuesday at Granite Regional Park.

“Bella Vista tried to clear it and didn’t and I shot it with my left into the corner,” said Ayotte. “It feels so good. It is my first goal since I have gotten back so it was fun.”

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Basketball Opens with Two Wins in Roseville Elite Showcase

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Senior Marlee Nicolos scored 17 points to lead three players in double figures in a 66-57 win over Reno Saturday to cap the three-day Roseville Elite Showcase. The Troubadours won two of three games on the weekend, defeating Inderkum 51-29 in the season opener and losing to Pleasant Valley 67-60 on Friday.

“It was a really good building weekend and starting point,” said Nicolos. “It is nice to be 2-1 heading into the Arizona Tournament. We have a lot of strong points as well things to work on. The coaches and girls are really excited.”

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Get to Know: Soccer’s #3 Allie Cloninger

Allie Cloninger is a captain for the varsity team this season in her third season with the team and fourth overall in the program. She has two goals this season in the first three games after scoring just one in her first two varsity seasons.

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Class of 55 Visits St. Francis High School

Our sprightly graduates from the St. Francis Class of 1955 joined us on campus for a festive holiday lunch. These Alumnae were treated to beautiful singing from our A Capella group and lunch was served by our warm student Ambassadors. As one of the Alum noted, “It felt like a miracle.” Our current students witnessed the St. Francis sisterhood and friendships that have been nurtured over many decades. As the words of one of the songs shared said, “Here we are as in olden days, happy golden days of yore.

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Spanish Students Take Part “Las Posadas” Re-enactment

Today our Spanish classes are participating in a re-enactment of Mary’s and Joseph’s search for shelter before the birth of Jesus, Our Lord. We are grateful to our Maintenance Staff for their support and assistance and to Jason Murchinson, from the Epicurean Group and his Kitchen Crew for helping with the preparation of the tamales.

Mrs. Vargas, one of our amazing Spanish faculty members, has provided a wonderful description about the Spanish-speaking Christmas tradition of Las Posadas. Read on to learn more:

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Three Volleyball Seniors Named to Optimist Game at St. Francis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Three St. Francis seniors will play against some of the Sac-Joaquin Sections top seniors at the Sacramento Optimist Volleyball Large School Game on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at St. Francis High School. The small schools match will take place at 5 p.m.

“I am really honored and super excited,” said senior Mady Schildmeyer. “I have dreamed about playing in this game. I have known a lot of girls who have played in the past. It is a huge honor and I could not be more excited to play.”

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Volleyball’s Alynn Wright Named Delta League Coach of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Volleyball Head Coach Alynn Wright was named the Delta League Coach of the Year in a vote of the league’s coaches.

“She focuses on volleyball but that is not her main priority,” said senior Mady Schildmeyer. “It is helping us become better women. Since (my first season on varsity) my sophomore year, she has helped me with my confidence on and off the court. Having that flourish is a big factor with who I am on the court and as a person.”

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Katherine Clark ’12 graduated with high honors from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Katherine Clark ’12 graduated with high honors from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a commission as an Ensign. Katherine was a varsity starter and two-time Captain of the CGA Women’s Soccer Team and received the Captain Lee H. Baker Award, which is presented to a female senior for inspirational leadership in Academy athletics.

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Soccer Opens with 4-0 Win over Vacaville

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior A.J. Tanner scored and added two assists in a 4-0 win over Vacaville on Tuesday in the season opener for both teams.

“We scored some goals and defensively we have worked on some things and I could see it was helpful,” said Head Coach Maryclaire Robinson. “Everyone got a chance to stretch their legs. It was a nice way to start.”

The Troubadours scored four times in the opening 20 minutes of the game to cruise to the victory.

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Cross Country Ready for Final Run at State Championships

FRESNO, Calif. – After winning the Delta League and Section Championships, the St. Francis cross country team will toe the line at Woodward Park on Saturday morning chasing one final title to top off the season.

“The last two weeks have been great,” said Head Coach Aaron Rios about training since the section meet. “The girls are looking the best they have all season — only a few seconds apart. I really hope this translates to the meet. If this happens, we’re looking at a top 5 finish for sure.”

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Volleyball’s Alexa Edwards Named Delta League Most Valuable Player

Seven Troubadours earned Delta League recognition.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team had six players named to the All-Delta League team including Most Valuable Player Alexa Edwards as votes by the league coaches.

Edwards led the league with 512 kills (15th in the state) with a league-best 4.7 kills per set and 333 digs with the second-best per set average of 3.0. She was also third in hitting percentage (.280). It was the second all-league honor for Edwards.

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Fembot’s at Pleasant Grove HS Practice Tournament

Excellent practice competiton Oct. 27-29, 2017 at Pleasant Grive High School. A practice competition allows teams to test their robots, and fine tune before the large FIRST Robotics competiton “Power Up” coming January 2018.

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MUN Competes at the Stanford Conference Nov. 2017

Congratulations to the SFHS Model UN team! During Veteran’s Day weekend 16 Troubies attended the Stanford Model United Nations Conference. With both veteran and rookie members in attendance, the girls debated their assigned perspectives, negotiated with other delegations, and interacted with high school students from across the country. Additional congratulations to Anisha Rao ‘19 for winning the award of Outstanding Delegate in the United Nations Security Council! 

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Tennis’ Kristi Spector Named Delta League Coach of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Tennis Coach Kristi Spector has been named the Delta League Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.

“I am humbled because it is voted on by the other coaches,” said Spector. “It is not who is undefeated or first in your league to be named coach of the year. I appreciate the fact that the others coaches felt that I am connected with my team in a way that they decided to vote me coach of the year.”

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Cross Country Wins Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Title

FOLSOM, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team won its second consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section title, winning the Division II title Saturday at Willow Hills Reservoir.

“It is another box checked off for us,” said Head Coach Aaron Rios. “We had some goals in the summer and this was one of them to win the section. Today they ran more as a team and with state upcoming that is huge motivation for us.”

Senior Sydney Vandegrift, who signed to run at Cal on Wednesday, finished second overall in 18:33 to lead the Troubadours.

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St. Francis Senior Niki Barnes to Sign with TCU for Equestrian

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Niki Barnes will sign to attend school and ride for the Texas Christian University Equestrian team at the St. Francis Signing Day Celebration on Wednesday.

“There is such a big span of riders across the United States and so few opportunities in college, to be chosen to be part of a team is a really big deal,” said Barnes. “It is not like other sports where there are so many (scholarship) opportunities.”

Barnes, who lives in Rancho Murieta, is an accomplished rider who has been around horses and the sport for most of her life.

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Senior Kendall Carlsen to Sign with SMU Rowing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior and Capital Crew product Kendall Carlsen has committed to Southern Methodist University and will sign with the Mustangs rowing program.

“I went to the campus on an official visit, I had never been to Texas before,” said Carlsen, who was also considering Loyola Marymount and USD. “I knew right away that it was the school for me, I feel I will fit in very easily. I liked Texas, the team and the coaches. They have a new coaching staff so I know the program will be very successful in the future.”

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Congrats to Delaney Feener ’14

Congratulations to Delaney Feener’14 who is appearing as Cinderella in INTO THE WOODS at DePaul University. 

In 2013 Delaney won an Elly for her portrayal of The Witch in The SF Theatre production of Sondheim’s musical. 

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Wilson to Dive for Cal Poly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Molly Wilson will sign with Cal Poly on Wednesday to join the Mustangs Diving team next fall.

“I am really excited because I really love the sport,” said Wilson. “It is nice to be able to continue it another four years in a place I want to be.”

Wilson plans to study biology at the school.

Cal Poly competes in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, finishing sixth overall last season with two divers placing among the top three at the conference meet. The program produced 18 MPSF All-Academic selections last year.

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Jackson Twins Win Section Doubles Title

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – St. Francis seniors Kiya and Kyla Jackson defeated the team of Ali Isaac and Emma Dobson of Del Oro to win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Doubles title at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club Monday.

“We are very ecstatic,” said Head Coach Kristi Spector. “They have been working on this for a long time and it is really special coming in their senior year. They played as a team and did not deviate from their strategy. It is what pulled them though.”

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Golfer Lauren Allen to Sign with Missouri S&T

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior golfer Lauren Allen will sign with Missouri University of Science and Technology to play golf for the Miners next fall. She will participate in a ceremony at St. Francis on Wednesday.

“I am very excited knowing I get to continue to play the sport I love while getting a degree I know I’ll love,” said Allen. “Making a career out of connections with others that play the sport is a dream come true for me.”

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Jackson Sisters Advance in Section Brackets

Benush Loses in Second Round to No. 1 Seed Tan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Kiya and Kyla Jackson advanced into the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section doubles draw on Thursday. Play was postponed for Friday and rescheduled for Monday morning.

Sophomore Adithi Benush advanced to the second round of the singles draw before falling to top seed Jacquie Tan of Franklin 6-0, 6-0. She had advanced with a three-set win over Laura Wadsworth of Armijo 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the opening round.

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Cheryl Watson attends Screening of Greta Gerwig’s ‘02 “Lady Bird”

St. Francis Performing Arts Department Chair, Cheryl Watson, enjoyed a special screening of Greta Gerwig’s ‘02 new film, “Lady Bird,” penned a love letter to Sacramento. Greta tells the story of Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (played by Saoirse Ronan) during her senior year at Immaculate Heart High School. 

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Tennis Advances in Section Playoffs, Hosts Davis Next Week

Sac-Joaquin Section Playoff Bracket

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team, the top seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I bracket, advanced with an 8-1 win over McClatchy Wednesday at Rio del Oro Racquet Club.

“I am really proud of the way the girls played, especially being in the middle of Homecoming week,” said Head Coach Kristi Spector. “I wanted them to play their game and not get caught up in another person’s game.”

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Volleyball Advances in Sections; Hosts Gregori at 5 p.m. on Thursday

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – The St. Francis volleyball team easily advanced with a 3-0 win over Kennedy in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
 

“They were very, very focused tonight,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “I thought they served really well was good to see how scrappy defensively they played. They looked like they were having fun and they followed the game plan to a tee.”


St. Francis had big runs in each set aided by strong serving. The Troubadours tallied 16 aces on the night with only one error.

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Volleyball Advances in Sections; Hosts Gregori at 5 p.m. on Thursday

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – The St. Francis volleyball team easily advanced with a 3-0 win over Kennedy in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

“They were very, very focused tonight,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “I thought they served really well was good to see how scrappy defensively they played. They looked like they were having fun and they followed the game plan to a tee.”

St. Francis had big runs in each set aided by strong serving. The Troubadours tallied 16 aces on the night with only one error.

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Golf Finishes Fourth at Masters, Fletcher Records Hole-in-One

Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Results

STOCKTON, Calif. – The St. Francis golf team finished fourth overall at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament with a 417 team score, missing a top-three qualification for the CIF NorCals by three strokes.

“That is golf. It has its ups and downs,” said Head Coach Bert Jones. “They played OK and we failed to advance by three strokes. It goes to show every shot does matter.”

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Six Troubadours Named to the All-Delta League Tennis Team

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Six St. Francis players were named to the All-Delta League tennis team based on play at the Delta League Singles and Doubles Championships.

The six honorees include junior Myra Anwar and Adithi Benush in singles and the doubles teams of seniors Kiya and Kyla Jackson and senior Cameron Parra and Izzy Asker.

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Cross Country Wins Delta League Title

Delta League Championships Results

FOLSOM, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team placed six among the top 10 led by senior Sydney Vandegrift in second and junior Sophie DeBenedetti in fourth to win their first league title since 2013.

“It shows the strength of the team and what they have been doing over the last two seasons running cross country and track,” said Head Coach Aaron Rios. “They work together and train hard. It showed out there today.”

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Water Polo Earns No. 2 Seed in Section Bracket

Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Bracket

NAPA, Calif. – The St. Francis water polo team was selected as the No. 2 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I bracket. The Troubadours have a bye in the first round and will play the winner of Oak Ridge and River City at 6:15 at Jesuit High School on Thursday, Nov. 2.

The semifinals will be held at Johannsen High School on Tuesday, Nov. 7 and the finals will be at American River College at 6:16 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11.

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Four Golfers Earn All-Delta League Distinction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Four St. Francis golfers were named to the All-Delta League for their overall performance in league dual and center matches over the course of the season. Players accrue points based on their individual finishes in each event with a Most Valuable Player and top 10 players honored.

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Volleyball Programs Post Undefeated League Marks, Celebrate Seniors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball program celebrated their six seniors and all three programs completed undefeated Delta League seasons with wins over Monterey Trail on Thursday night.

“It was a great night for the program,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “The coaches for the freshman and JV teams did n phenomenal job. They worked really hard and did not want the season to end. When it was over, they were sad it was over and that is a tribute to the coaches.”

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Water Polo Defeats McClatchy on Senior Night

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Maddie Brown scored two times to help St. Francis to a 14-5 win over McClatchy on Senior Night at Jesuit High School.

Malia Arnott led all scorers with five goals, while Caroline Wilkins added two. Senior Kobe Carpenter scored once and added four assists, while sophomore Kendall Houck scored twice and contributed three assists.

St. Francis jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first quarter and added five more goals in the second to cruise the victory.

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Jackson Sisters Win Third Delta League Doubles Title

Doubles Pairs Earn All-Delta League Honors

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Senior sisters Kyla and Kiya Jackson won their third consecutive Delta League Doubles Championship, earning the automatic berth to the Sac-Joaquin Section tournament. The Jacksons defeated Jaylynn Tan and Hallie Wilson of Franklin in the championship match 6-1, 7-5 to win their fourth match of the day.

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Spring Sports Conditioning Information

Conditioningh Information for All Spring Sports – Lacrosse, Diving, Swimming, Track & Field, Softball

  • Track preseason track opportunities with the Carmichael Track Club start this week and will be Tuesday and Thursday at Jesuit at 3:45 p.m. Halloween week will be Monday and Thursday. Here are the dates: 10/26, 10/30, 11/2, 11/7, 11/9, 11/14, and 11/16. Contact Coach Jett for more information.
  • Lacrosse will start preseason conditioning next week each Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15-4:30 p.m. Please meet in the Gym Foyer.
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Adithi Benush and Myra Anwar to Play for Tennis Section Berth

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Junior Myra Anwar and sophomore Adithi Benush advanced to the third-place consolation match at the Delta League Singles Championships Monday at Laguna Creek Racquet Club. They will play on Wednesday for the berth in the Sac-Joaquin Section tournament.

Benush opened with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Danielle Beningfield of Elk Grove and advanced to the semifinals with a 6-0, 7-5 win over Nancy Avoce of Davis. She lost to top-seed Jacquie Tan of Franklin 6-0, 6-1.

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Golf Advances to Masters Behind Sweeney’s Second-Place Finish

Sac-Joaquin Section Division I North Results

RANCHO MURIETA, Calif. – Junior Patricia Sweeney carded a two-over par 74 to pace the St. Francis golf team and help the Troubadours advance to the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters.

“I played with the No. 1 player (Sienna Lyford) and that helped keep my game because I am a very competitive person,” said Sweeney. “I was trying to beat her. I played really well.”

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Get to Know: Water Polo’s #3 Chloe King

Chloe King is in her third season with the varsity water polo team and fourth year in the program. She is helping the coaches on the bench during game keeping statistics while her knee heals. She hopes major in public health or biology with the goal of medical school. She is a retreat leader with campus ministry. She has two dogs, a Neapolitan Mastiff and a Great Dane.

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Volleyball Third at Super 8 Invitational

Troubadours Fall in Semifinals to Ponderosa

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity volleyball team finished tied for third in its own Super 8 Invitational on Saturday at St. Francis. The Troubadours went 2-1 in Pool A with wins over Vacaville (25-11, 25-13) and Whitney (25-18, 25-14) before falling in three to Cosumnes Oaks 21-25, 25-23, 15-12.

The Troubadours lost to eventual champion Ponderosa in three sets in the semifinals before the Bruins went on to defeat Cosumnes Oaks in the final; Elk Grove won the consolation bracket.

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Get to Know: Water Polo’s #12 Hailey Malone

Hailey Malone is a returning letter winner with the varsity team. She also is a member of the St. Francis swimming team and swims for Arden Hills Rec team. She took up swimming in the sixth grade. She is a Campus Service Leader. She is the co-coordinator of WellSpring and the Pink Ladies for Breast Cancer.

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #4 Alexa Edwards

Alexa Edwards is a returning All-Delta League selection who was a Freshman All-America selection by MaxPreps. She opened her sophomore season by gracing the cover of SportStars magazine for their Volleyball Preview issue. She likes to hang out with her friends and enjoys watching basketball and soccer on TV.

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Water Polo Records Comeback Win over Granite Bay

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Malia Arnott scored the go ahead goal to cap a big comeback as the St. Francis water polo team escaped with a 10-9 win over Granite Bay on Thursday.

“The biggest thing tonight was to remind them to fall back on the work they do in practice,” said Head Coach Heather Moody. “They work really hard and put a ton of energy into training. They should get confidence from that and build it into a game. They found that tonight.”

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Tennis Clinches Delta League Title, Undefeated Season

Troubies Clinch Delta League for Third Consecutive Season

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis seniors were recognized prior to the match and helped clinch with a 9-0 win to wrap up the regular season undefeated with a third straight Delta League title.

“It feels great because we did it as a team,” said Head Coach Kristi Spector. “Everybody contributed all the way down the ladder – all 18 girls. Overall, we lost five individual matches the entire season.”

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Tennis Improves to 11-0 in Delta League Play

Troubies Remain Undefeated on the Season

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team moved one match closer to a perfect regular season with an 8-1 win over Franklin on Tuesday at Laguna Creek Racquet Club.

St. Francis improved to 14-0 and 11-0 in the Delta League by winning five of six singles matches and sweeping the doubles. Adithi Benush won the only three-set match of the day, defeating Franklin’s Jaylynn Tan 6-4, 4-6, 1-0, while the Troubadours got straight set wins by Alisha Anwar, Kyla Jackson, Marisa Fat and Kiya Jackson.

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Tennis Senior Marisa Fat Named Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winner

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Tennis senior Marisa Fat has been named a School Winner in the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. Fat has helped the St. Francis tennis team to a 14-0 record this season and the Delta League team title. She has posted a 7-1 single record this season at Nos. 2, 3 and 5 singles positions. She is also the Student Body Vice President.

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Class of 1967 Reunion Recap
50th Reunion

The Class of 1967, who was the first class to fully attend the M St. location all four years celebrated their 50th Reunion in style at the California Auto Museum with Christian Brothers on October 14, 2017.

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Golf Clinches Delta League Title with Center Win

Team Title Decided by Tiebreaker

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Patricia Sweeney was the top finisher for the Troubadours in a tie for second overall as St. Francis tied for the team title with Pleasant Grove, eventually winning with the tiebreaker.

Sweeney shot a one-under par 71 to tie with three players in second. Lexi Martin of Pleasant Grove was the individual winner with a six-under par 66.

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Golf Wins Seventh Straight Dual Match

Golf Sweeps Season Dual Schedule

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Sophomore Nashla Aguero shot a three-over par 36 (par 33) at Emerald Lakes Golf Course as St. Francis defeated Franklin 195-250 Thursday afternoon.

Aguero finished second on the team with her 36. Junior Patricia Sweeney was the medalist for the fourth consecutive match with a two-over par 35. Lauren Allen signed for a 39 and Chase Saca carded a 41. Olivia Alcoran and Ceci Fletcher each had rounds of 44.

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Tennis Posts Shutout against Sheldon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Freshman Alex Evans won her singles match at No. 6 singles without dropping a single game 6-0, 6-0 as St. Francis defeated Sheldon 9-0 on Thursday.

“It feels good to contribute,” said Evans. “When I came in I was expecting something a lot different. All the girls really want to be here and really put a lot of effort into the team. It makes me want to try harder.”

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Water Polo Defeats Woodcreek

Houck Scores Four Goals in Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Kendall Houck scored four goals and had seven steals to help the St. Francis water polo team to an 11-5 win over Woodcreek on Thursday.

“She played great,” said Head Coach Heather Moody. “Last year she struggled with the physicality against Woodcreek. This year she really took a deep breath and kept her composure. It really helped us throughput the game to get those four goals.”

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St. Francis Water Polo Rallies Donation Effort for Fire Victims

More than $1600 and Five Trucks of Donations Collected

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis water polo program played a tournament in Napa last Saturday and will return for another at the end of the month. When the team, coaches and parents heard about the devastation caused by the recent fires in Northern California, they wanted to help.

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Volleyball Defeats Davis 3-1

Edwards Posts 20 Kills in Win

DAVIS, Calif. – Sophomore Alexa Edwards had 20 kills while hitting 35 percent with 13 digs to help St. Francis to a 3-1 victory over Davis Wednesday night. The win improved St. Francis to 10-0 in Delta League play with four regular season matches left with a 22-4 overall record.

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Hole-in-One Highlights Center Match Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Chase Saca had an ace on the 17th hole at Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course on Monday as part of four-over par round of 75 as St. Francis won its second Delta League Center match.

“It was my first hole-in-one ever,” said Saca. “I was shocked at first and did not know it went in.”

Saca hit a wedge on the 17th hole island green surrounded by water, hitting the pin on the fly and the ball disappeared in the hole. It was her first career hole, a golfing achievement many never accomplish in a lifetime on the links.

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Cross Country Fifth at Clovis Invitational

FRESNO, Calif. – St. Francis placed fifth in the Clovis Invitational Championship race with 248 points. The Troubadours were led by Sydney Vandegrift, who placed 18th overall with a time of 18.12.7.

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Water Polo Wins Three at Grizzly Classic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Malia Arnott scored three goals including two in the opening quarter as St. Francis finished the Grizzly Classic with a 15-5 win over Mt. Whitney from Visalia. The Troubadours went 3-1 on the weekend with wins over Ponderosa (14-2), Valley Christian (8-6) and Mt. Whitney. The lone loss came to Drake in the first game on Saturday.

St. Francis (12-5) jumped to a 5-0 lead against the Pioneers behind Arnott with Kendall Houck, Reagan Garcia and Libby Slater. The Troubies extended the lead to 9-0 in the second quarter and cruised to the win.

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Volleyball Sweeps Holy Court over Christian Brothers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team prevailed 3-1 in the annual Holy Court rivalry game with Christian Brothers on Friday night. The Troubadours improved to 20-4 on the season with the four-set win 22-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-18.

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Cross Country Runners Showing Sportsmanship

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore cross country runner Bridget Kemp waits at the finish line and shakes hands with all her competitors after each race. For her it is a natural way to complete her competition.

“I used to swim and at the end of the race you turn to the people in the two lanes next you and shake their hand,” said Kemp. “Everyone else is behind me so I might as well shake their hand. They finished and they did a good job.”

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Tennis Remains Undefeated; Wins at Davis

DAVIS, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team remained undefeated after an 8-1 victory on the road at Davis Thursday afternoon. The Troubadours won five of six singles matches and swept the doubles to clinch the win.

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Golf Defeats Sheldon

ELK GROVE, Calif – Junior Patricia Sweeney paced the Troubadours with a three-over par 39 to help St. Francis defeat Sheldon on Wednesday at Wildhawk Golf Course. Three players were tied for second at four-over par 40 including seniors Lauren Allen and Chase Saca along with sophomore Nashla Aguero. Junior Olivia Alcoran posted a 41 with classmate Ceci Fletcher carding a 43.

St. Francis 200, Sheldon 299

SF – 1. Patricia Sweeney 39; 2. Lauren Allen 40; 2. Chase Saca 40; 2. Nashla Aguero 40; 5. Olivia Alcoran 41; 6. Ceci Fletcher 43.

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #6 Sam Chavez

Sam Chavez is in her first season on the varsity and second in the volleyball program. She was a captain for the JV team as a sophomore and has been playing volleyball since the fifth grade. After from school, she likes to hang out with her golden retriever, Tucker. Today she dressed up as a Train Conductor for St. Francis Day.

How does it feel to be on the varsity?
“It feels good to be on varsity. Our year is going pretty good. We are really bonding together well as a team so that is good for the long run.”

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Water Polo Defeats Monterey Trail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Four players scored four or more goals each in a 31-1 victory over Monterey Trail on Tuesday in the home opener for the St. Francis water polo team.

“It feels good to contribute,” said junior Hayley Hoang, who scored four goals and added three assists and three steals. “We accomplished what we practiced and we put everything together today.”

St. Francis (9-4) scored nine goals in each of the first two quarters while the Mustangs managed just one goals.

“We wanted to be patient with the ball,” said Hoang.

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Get to Know: Water Polo’s #7 Maddie Brown

Maddie Brown is in her third year with the water polo program and second year with the varsity team. She is a Campus Service Leader (CSL) with the campus ministry department. She has participated in the skit at Homecoming each of the last two years. She is the oldest of four children.

What does it mean to you to be a part of the water polo program?
“I am very honored that I am part of it and glad to be part of the team. I think we have a really great team this year. I am excited to see how we work together to accomplish our goals.”

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Get to Know: Water Polo’s #5 Maddie Lima

Maddie Lima is on her first season with the varsity unit and second season in the water polo program. She did not play last season because of her commute from Penn Valley. But she prepped for last year for tryouts by playing polo in a lake near her house with alumna Sophia Rubino. Maddie’s top college choice at this time is Gonzaga. She is a part of several clubs on campus including Medicine & More, Keep Tahoe Green, Adventure Club and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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St. Francis Senior Ranker to Sign with Cal for Rowing

Watch Sydney Ranker (1:24.17)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Sydney Ranker has committed to UC Berkeley and will sign with their nationally-ranked rowing program on the upcoming National Signing Day on Nov. 8.

“I am really excited to go to Cal,” said Ranker. “They are the No. 1 school for rowing and are a regular at NCAAs every year. It is a really competitive program that I want to be part of.”

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Jacksons Win USTA Team Tennis National Title

ORLANDO, Fla. – St. Francis seniors Kiya and Kyla Jackson won the USTA Junior Team Tennis national championships in the 18U Intermediate division with their team based at Laguna Creek Racquet Club. The three-day tournament was contested at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.

The team advanced to the finals by defeating the Tennis ADDicts (Mid-Atlantic) 55-44 in the semifinals with the Jacksons providing a doubles win 6-5, 6-4. They won the title with a 49-36 win over Berry Creek out of Texas 49-36 with the Jackson providing a three set win in doubles 5-6, 6-0, 1-0.

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Volleyball Reaches Craft Invite Quarterfinals

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team lost in quarterfinals of the Chris Craft Invitational hosted by Oak Ridge High School. The Troubadours fell to Monte Vista High School out of Danville 2-0 (25-21, 25-17) in the quarterfinals on Saturday. St. Francis went 2-1 in pool play with wins over Granite Bay (25-22, 25-21) and Pitman (25-21, 21, 25-20). The Troubies lost in three sets to St. Francis (Mountain View) 25-15, 20-25, 11-15. SF is at Monterey Trail on Monday. 

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JV Volleyball Sweeps Stockton Invitational

STOCKTON, Calif. – The St. Francis junior varsity volleyball team went 4-0 in winning the Stockton Invitational on Saturday at Lincoln High School. The Troubadours defeated Oakdale (25-8, 25-17, Pleasant Valley (25-18, 25-3) and Whitney (25-9, 25-10) en route to the finals. SF then handed St. Ignatius a 2-0 loss by the set scores of 25-16, 25-20, avenging the loss to St. Ignatius by the freshmen team last week in Stockton. Head Coach Taryn Wright’s team has now reached the final in both of its tournaments this season and owns a 19-1 overall record with a 6-0 mark in Delta League play.

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Sweeney Leads Golf to Grant Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Patricia Sweeney led the golf team to a win over Grant on Wednesday with a two-under par round of 34. It is her best round in a high school match.

St, Francis posted a 194 team score behind Sweeney’s two-under 34. Sophomore Nashla Aguero recorded a two-over par 38, while Olivia Alcoran carded a 39.

Senior Chase Saca posted a 41 and classmate Lauren Allen had a 42. Senior Adrienne Graybill signed for a 50.

St. Francis is back in action at Sheldon on Oct. 4.

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Jackson Sisters are Twinning for St. Francis Tennis

Duo Heads to Orlando This Weekend with Team NorCal

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior tennis standouts Kiya and Kyla Jackson will travel to Orlando this weekend for the USTA Junior Team Coed Nationals with their team based at Laguna Creek Racquet Club.

“We worked so hard this summer,” said Kyla Jackson. “We are hoping to play against really good people, have fun and represent NorCal.”

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Water Polo Wins at St. Mary’s

STOCKTON, Calif. – Sophomore Kendall Houck scored four goals as St. Francis overcame an early deficit to post an 8-5 win over St. Mary’s.

The Troubadours trailed at the half 2-1 but scored six goals in the second half to take the game. Houck scored three of her six goals in the second half. Senior Kobe Carpenter scored the first and last goals in the contest with Caroline Wilkins and Natalie Imboden also contributing.

SF hosts its first game On Tuesday Oct. 3 against Monterey Trail.

St. Francis 8, St. Mary’s 5

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Cross Country Performs Well at League Meet

Delta League Meet Results

ELVERTA, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team won the Varsity race and placed second in the Frosh/Soph at the annual Delta League meet held Wednesday morning.

“For us it was a solid performance,” said Head Coach Aron Rios. “We got out of it what we were looking for. The girls got in a quality work day and worked on some mental tests. We got to see a lot of good things from the league and what everyone will bring to the championship in October.”

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #9 Maggie Malaney

Maggie Malaney is in her fourth season on the volleyball team. She is a two-sport letter winner, becoming the first Troubie to earn a varsity letter in both basketball and volleyball since 1993. She suffered a knee injury against Oak Ridge earlier this season but is still a positive influence on the bench and at practice. Maggie’s twin brother Jake plays football and basketball at Jesuit. She hopes to attend college out of state with Notre Dame as her goal.

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Senior Graybill Plays in First Match; Helps Golf Defeat Elk Grove

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Senior Adrienne Graybill has been on the golf team for four years but had never played in a match before Monday. A native of El Dorado Hills and three-sport letter winner persevered and made her first lineup to play against Elk Grove.

“It means a lot to make it,” said Graybill after signing her card with a 46. “It is my senior year and I finally qualified for the top six to play in a match”

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Volleyball Wins Seventh Straight Match

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 win over Sheldon Monday, winning their seventh consecutive match to improve to 14-2 and 5-0 in the Delta League.

“We did pretty good,” said setter Jesiree Moral. “There are definitely some things we can work on in slower paced games. Overall, we did pretty well executing.”

The Troubadours dropped just 19 points in the match and hit 46 percent. Malia Berry led the team with eight kills and freshman Chloe Henning added seven in the win.

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Water Polo Finishes Ninth in Capital Challenge

ROCKLIN, Calif. – The St. Francis water polo team went 3-1 at the Capital Challenge and finished in ninth place in the two-day tournament held at several high schools across the area.

St. Francis opened with an 8-3 loss to Buchanan Friday morning but rebounded in the second game against Del Oro in their home pool. Sophomore Kendall Houck scored three straight goals as part of a four-goal game. Libby Slater added two goals as the Troubadours went into Saturday with the momentum.

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Frosh Volleyball Finishes Second in Stockton

STOCKTON, Calif. – The St. Francis freshman volleyball team finished second at the Stockton Invitational after losing for the first time this season 2-0 to St. Ignatius in the finals. The Troubadours defeated Oakdale (25-16, 25-14), Amador Valley (25-10, 25-7) and Vacaville (25-13, 25-18) en route to the finals. 

The freshman are in action again on Wednesday against Franklin at 4 p.m. at St. Francis

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Tennis Moves to 8-0 with Franklin Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – The St. Francis tennis team defeated rival Franklin 8-1 on Thursday at Rio del Oro Racquet Club to remain undefeated in Delta League play.

“It is a great victory and it is always competitive at the top part of the ladder,” said Spector of the match with Franklin. “We never know (how the match will turn out). We played our top lineup and everyone as hard as they could. In the end we had a great victory.”

The Troubadours won five of six singles matches and swept all three doubles matches to cruise to the victory.

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Go Back in Time to the 80’s at St. Francis High School

Let’s Go Back to the 80’s 

You and your family are cordially invited to our 3rd annual St. Francis Community Celebration on Saturday, September 23.  This complimentary event is appropriate for all ages.  Break out your neon and big hair, and come experience the wonderful St. Francis community as we step back into the 80’s for a “totally rad” celebration!

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Water Polo Defeats Rio Americano 9-4

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Ari Miggins made 10 saves in the opening half to help St. Francis to a 9-4 victory over Rio Americano on Tuesday night.

“It feels a lot better than it did last year,” said Miggins. “I definitely have more skill set and am stronger in certain aspects than I was before. It is easier for me to go play the first quarter without seeing how they are playing or shooting. I am lot more confident going in the water.”

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Golf Shoots Season-Best 191 to Defeat Davis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Lauren Allen and junior Patricia Sweeney tied for medalist honors with one-over par rounds of 37 to pace the St. Francis golf team to a win over Davis. The Troubadours posted a five-player score of 191, a season-best for the second consecutive dual match, over Davis, who posted a 214.

Four Troubadours posted round under 40 including a two-over par 38 by senior Chase Saca and a three-over par 39 by Ceci Fletcher, a career-best. Junior Olivia Alcoran carded a four-over 40, while sophomore Nashla Aguero recorded a 41.

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Volleyball Sweeps Davis 3-0

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team swept Davis on Monday to remain undefeated in Delta League play with a 3-0 win over the Blue Devils. The Troubadours won 25-15, 25-19, 25-18.

“Davis played very well tonight and put up a really strong block,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “Their middles did a good job tonight. I was proud of some of the defense we played tonight. I think the defense was what won for us. We were not firing on all cylinders.”

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Freshman Volleyball Wins CIVT Tournament

The St. Francis freshman volleyball team defeated Roseville 25-22, 25-9 to take the Carmichael Invitational Volleyball Tournament. The Troubies went 7-0 on Saturday at the CIVT. They opened by winning their pool with wins over Novato, University Prep and Bret Harte. SF then advanced over Napa and Sutter before beating Bishop Manogue in three sets 25-11, 25-27, 15-6 in the semifinals. The Frosh are now 11-0 on the season and take on Davis at 4 p.m. on Monday. 

Path to the Title – St. Francis (7-0)

Novato 25-2, 25-6

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Golf Wins Dual with Pleasant Grove

RANCHO MURIETA, Calif. – Senior Chase Saca was one of three golfers to break 40 for nine holes as St. Francis defeated Pleasant Grove 203-212 at Rancho Murieta Country Club on Wednesday. Saca tied teammate Olivia Alcoran for second overall with three-over par rounds of 39. Junior Patricia Sweeney was the individual medalist with a two-over par 38. The Troubadours also counted a 43 by Lauren Allen and a 44 Nashla Aguero for the 203 team score, edging the Eagles by 212.

St. Francis 203, Pleasant Grove 212

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Volleyball Deals Pleasant Grove 3-0 Loss

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis volleyball team remained undefeated at home with a 3-0 victory over Pleasant Grove to improve to 2-0 in Delta League play.

“I am really proud of the kids starting off strong against Pleasant Grove,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “They are a good team, well coached and have a lot of weapons. We seemed to take them out of their game. We served pretty aggressive tonight and our defense played really well.”

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Get to Know: Volleyball’s #11 Gracie Hause

Gracie Hause (aka Condo) is in her second season with the varsity volleyball team. A fun fact about Gracie is she has six dogs. She wears No. 11 for her birth date. She went to Hawaii and Germany this summer.

How fast has your time at St. Francis gone?
“I did not believe everyone when they said it would go by fast. It is senior year and I do not even know what happened.”

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Water Polo Defeats Franklin

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Malia Arnott scored four goals to help St. Francis to a 21-0 victory over Franklin on Tuesday. Alyssa Jacobsen, Natalie Imboden and Zoe Sloat all added two goals for the Troubadours. Next up: Miramonte at St. Mary’s on Saturday.

St. Francis 21, Franklin 0

SF – Arnott 4, Jacobsen 2, Imboden 2, Malone 2, Lavezzo, Lima, Slater, Brown, Wilkins, Hoang, Carpenter, Garcia, Berg, Sloat.

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Tennis Defeats Davis 7-2

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team used its depth and lineup strength to post a 7-2 win over Davis on Tuesday.

“It is such a huge win,” said sophomore Peyton Spellacy. “Davis is such a fantastic team. I am really proud of my varsity girls that we pulled out a match. We played phenomenal.”

The Troubadours won four of six singles matches and swept the three doubles matches to clinch the win.

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Kim Johnson-Marble ‘08 Inspired to Join Military After 9/11

Kim Johnson-Marble ‘08 was interviewed by ABC 10’s France Wang ’10 on why she was inspired to join military after 9/11. 

“I wanted to be a part of giving back, showing how strong we are as a country,” Johnson-Marble said. “I told my parents ‘I’m going to be in the army.’

Johnson-Marble said when she was giving her oath, she had that same gut feeling again in her stomach that she had during 9/11. 

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JV Volleyball Finishes Second at Chris Craft Invite

JV Volleyball reached the final of the Chris Craft Invitational on Saturday, posting a 5-1 record on the day. The Troubies lost to Oak Ridge in the final after beating Cosumnes Oaks, Folsom, Granite Bay, Vista and Pleasant Grove.

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Water Polo Finishes 10th at St. Francis Autumn Invite

ATHERTON, Calif. – Junior Emalee Lavezzo scored the game-winning goal in the fourth quarter to help St. Francis defeat Los Altos 8-7 on Saturday at the St. Francis Autumn Invitational. The win advanced the Troubadours to the consolation championship.

“We came out really strong,” said Lavezzo. “We had our battles but we came back. Scoring the game-winning goal gave us the momentum to block the last goal in the final 30 seconds. It was a really cool and everyone is excited.”

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JV Water Polo Wins McClatchy Tournament

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Junior Varsity polo team won the McClatchy Fall Tournament on Saturday, posting a 3-0 record with their “A” team. The Troubies recorded wins over Rio Americano (13-1), Oakmont (15-6) and host McClatchy (8-5) to take the title. SF also field a second team that played in the tournament, dropping games to Vintage, McClatchy and Rio Americano.

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Water Polo Splits Two at St. Francis Fall Invite

ATHERTON, Calif. – The St. Francis water polo team posted a shutout over Palo Alto Friday afternoon to advance to Saturday’s action and chance to play for the top spot in the consolation bracket.

“I was really happy with how we approached our defensive attack,” said Head Coach Heather Moody. “We are doing a really good job pressing, fouling with a purpose and knowing what is next.”

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Tennis Sweeps Delta League Opener over PG

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team swept its opening Delta League match against Pleasant Grove, posting a 9-0 victory in the league opener for both teams.

“The team is really excited to get on the court for the first time,” said senior Marisa Fat. “It was the first league match and we were really happy to come out with a bang. Everyone finished and supported everyone on the court.”

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Volleyball Gate Proceeds to Catholic Charities

The Athletic department will partner with Campus Ministry on Wednesday to raise funds for Catholic Charities USA by donating all gate receipts from the El Camino game on Wednesday, Sept. 6. CCUSA is the official domestic relief agency of the US Catholic Church. St. Francis’ donation to CCUSA’s Disaster fund will support disaster response and recovery efforts including direct assistance, rebuilding, and health care services. 

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Volleyball Opens with Win over Oak Ridge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Alexa Edwards had 10 kills and 19 digs as St. Francis posted a 3-0 win over Oak Ridge in the season opener for both squads Wednesday night.

“We feel really accomplished even though it is the beginning of the season,” said Edwards. “We have been putting in the work at practice. But just because we won the first two games (Foundation vs. Roseville), we still have to put in the work. We are really excited to see what we do this season.”

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Volleyball Opens with Foundation Win over Roseville

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity volleyball team won its Foundation Game on Monday over Roseville 25-18, 25-15, 25-17.

 

“We did really good,” said senior setter Mady Schildmeyer. “Once we got the jitters out, we connected so well and stayed together as a team. I loved it. It was one of the most fun games I have ever played.”

 

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Cross Country Opens with Strong Performances at Oakmont

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ROSEVILLE, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country program captured two team and individual titles in the opening meet of the season at the Oakmont Invitational on Saturday.

“It was great and I am so excited,” said senior Sydney Vandegrift. “We have been working so hard during the summer. We have had all 50 girls show up. It has been great. We decided to stay as a pack at the beginning, working on starting well as a team and building up to the end.”

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Tennis Wins B.O.S.S. Tournament

ROCKLIN, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team captured the B.O.S.S. Tournament title with wins over Granite Bay in the semifinals and McClatchy in the finals on Saturday to complete the opening weekend with a perfect 3-0 record.

“It is a great way to start off the season,” said freshman Alisha Anwar. “Everyone has started off really well and it has helped everyone’s confidence.”

Anwar, who was playing her first prep matches, went 3-0 in her first matches. She won her match in the finals with a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 3 singles.

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Tennis Opens B.O.S.S. Tournament with Win over Folsom

FOLSOM, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team opened the 2017 season with a 9-0 win over Folsom in the opening round of the B.O.S.S. Tournament Friday. The Troubadours will play Granite Bay in the semifinals on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Rocklin High School.

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Sophomore Lizzie Allison Creates Non-Profit Team Celebrate

Meet SFHS sophomore Lizzie Allison. Lizzie has always been interested in serving others, especially foster youth in our community. She quickly discovered many roadblocks in volunteering with youth, including being too young for potential opportunities. Determined to make a difference, Lizzie figured out a way for all ages to get involved.

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Greta Gerwig ‘02

Greta Gerwig graduated from St. Francis Catholic High School in 2002. While at SF, Greta was part of the Dance program, Chamber Choir and numerous theatre productions. She played in SF’s shows “Into the Woods,” “The Boy Friend,” “Pippin,” and “The Apple Tree,” as well as Lenaea Festival showings with SF for “Antigone,” “Final Dress Rehearsal” and “Ladies of the Tower,” for which she was a Lenaea medalist.

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Volleyball Players Take Part in G7 Service Trip to Nicaragua

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Volleyball seniors Maggie Malaney and Aubrey Kenny organized the donation of St. Francis volleyballs while on a service trip this summer in Nicaragua. They traveled with current classmates with the Global-7 non-profit organization service trip to Nicaragua.

“I thought the language barrier was going to be a big problem,” said Malaney. “The kids did not know your name and I can’t speak Spanish so it was hard to communicate with them. But the hugging (was universal) and they were truly grateful.”

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Volleyball Sophomore Edwards Featured on SportStars cover

Sophomore Alexa Edwards is featured on the cover of the SportStars volleyball preview issue and it is available online. It is the fourth time a St. Francis student-athlete has been featured on the cover of the magazine dating back to 2012. Former standout Gabi Palmeri was featured two times, including the volleyball preview issue in 2012 with Loni Kreun, Ali Wegener and Hannah Liserra  and aluma Lauren LaRocco was on the cover in 2013.

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Fall Musical “The Boy Friend” Workshop

All students interested in auditioning, or being involved in the production should attend the Fall Musical Workshop on Aug. 17 at 3:15pm in the Choir Room (in the Performing Arts Complex at St. Francis).

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St. Francis High School Volleyball Tryouts (SF Main Gym)

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.

NOTE TO FRESHMAN: 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. #TellaFriend

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Soccer’s DeFazio Named to NSCAA All-Region Team

Rising junior Janae DeFazio was named to the NSCAA High School All-West Region team announced by the organization. She was one of just five sophomores on the region team.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Rising junior Janae DeFazio was named to the NSCAA High School All-West Region team announced by the organization. She was one of just five sophomores on the region team.

The National Soccer Coaches Association has recently been rebranded as the United Soccer Coaches.