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Arts: Auditions for “The Boy Friend” & Patrons of the Arts Meeting

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Auditions for the Fall Musical, “The Boy Friend,” – a 1920’s comedy, will be at 3:15 p.m. on August 22 and on August 23 in the Choir Room. Call backs will be at 3:15 p.m. on August 25. This is an after-school program, so everyone can audition. Invite all theatre guys to come to the auditions, we need boys who can sing and dance!

Those interested should attend the Fall Musical Workshop on August 17 at 3:15pm in the Choir Room. 

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Alumna Delaney Feener wins Theatre Award

Congratulations to Delaney Feener ‘14 who is a winner for theatre! Delaney was very active in SF Theatre and won an Elly Award for Best Actress as the Witch Into the Woods while a student at SF. She also performed with the SF Players at the Lenaea Festival receiving gold in scenes and gold in One Acts! Receiving this prestigious award is quite an accomplishment! Bravo!

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Julie Soto ‘06

Julie, Ryan and Will were all in Mrs. Watson’s productions from 2003-2007. See photos below of the 2006 St. Francis High School production of “Little Women,” Julie played Aunt March.

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Brust to Play Lacrosse at Puget Sound

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Recent graduate Sarah Brust ’17 will play lacrosse for Puget Sound this fall.

Brust, who will study exercise science, was contacted by the Puget Sound coach after being accepted to the school. She had reached out originally earlier in her career but had decided to hang up her stick in college. As her high school career came to end this spring, she started having doubts.

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Alumna LaRocco Finishes 13th at USATF Championships 10K

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SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Alumna Lauren LaRocco ‘14 finished 13th in the 10,000 meters with a time of 33:41.08 at the USATF Championships on Thursday at Sacramento State.

“My goal was to start really conservative,” said LaRocco. “I did not know how I would feel coming down from altitude. I really tried to run my own race and slowly pick off girls. I think I did a pretty good job of it and I was close to one of them at the end.”

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2017 Swimming Highlights

  • 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.
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Diver Molly Wilson Earns All-America Honor

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis rising senior Molly Wilson has been named to the 2016-17 NISCA/Speedo Girls 1-Meter All-America Diving team, joining a select group including just 10 girls from the state of California. Wilson was also among 27 juniors on the team that recognized 100 girls overall.

Wilson was 10th at the CIF State Diving Championships at the Clovis Olympic Complex with a personal-0best 464.75. She is the highest finisher at the state meet in school history in the sport and made her second consecutive appearance at the state meet (2016, 16th).

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Washburn Leads Four All-Metro Selections

Lauren Washburn hit a team-best .519 during her senior season over 26 games with 16 runs scored with 28 RBI. She was third overall in the league in hitting, earning Delta League first-team honors.

Sophomore Chloe Smith was also named to the All-Delta League team, hitting .448 with a team-best four triples and three home runs.

Sophomore Catie Caldwell led the team with eight wins in the circle with a 4.17 ERA over 20 appearances.

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2016-17 Basketball Highlights

  • The St. Francis basketball team was eliminated from the CIF Division I NorCal Regional quarterfinals with a 63-48 loss to No. 3 Heritage. No. 11 seed St. Francis opened NorCals with an 81-52 upset over No. 6 James Logan in the first round. The team finished with a 22-9 record.
  • St. Francis ranked among the top teams in the nation and state in three-pointers made (259, 16th in the nation, fifth in the state), three-pointers made per game (8.4, 4th in the state), assists (17.5, 29th in the nation and 7th) and scoring (64.3, 16th in the state)
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2017 Diving Highlights

  • Junior Molly Wilson was 10th at the CIF State Diving Championships at the Clovis Olympic Complex with a personal-0best 464.75. She is the highest finisher at the state meet in school history in the sport and made her second consecutive appearance at the state meet (2016, 16th).
  • Wilson has named to the 2016-17 NISCA/Speedo Girls 1-Meter All-America Diving team, joining a select group including just 10 girls from the state of California.
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2017 Track and Field Highlights

  • The St. Francis track and field team posted eight top-10 finishes and advanced nine competitors to the finals at the Sac-Joaquin Section Finals. The Troubadours top finishers were the 4×100-meter relay and freshman Isabella Palchak in the high jump, garnering fourth-place finishes.
  • St. Francis finished third at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships and the Troubadours advanced in eight individual events and both relays to Masters.
  • St. Francis finished second to Davis for the overall girls Delta League title 184-115 in the team race.
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2017 Softball Highlights

  • The St. Francis softball team went 14-14 overall and 7-7 in the Delta League to finish fifth overall in the standings.
  • The Troubadours advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs as the No. 13 seed. St. Francis lost to No. 3 Vacaville 13-3 in the opening round.
  • Lauren Washburn hit a team-best .519 during her senior season over 26 games with 16 runs scored with 28 RBI.
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Track and Field Season Ends at Masters

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team posted eight top-10 finishes and advanced nine competitors to the finals at the Sac-Joaquin Section Finals Friday night.

“The standards at St. Francis are so high for us it is a disappointment to not make it to the state meet,” said Head Coach Rod Jett. “Everyone that ran today, ran well and at or near their seasons bests. This meet has such a high caliber of competition. We had a lot of good marks and personal-bests. It was a great season.”

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Sophomore Isabelle Grassel Finishes 11th in Long Jump

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Sophomore Isabelle Grassel has been flying far lately, resulting in a berth in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet. But she almost never started taking off.

“I was not jumping what I wanted to earlier in the season,’ said Grassel. “I was thinking about quitting (jumping). I finally got what I wanted at Delta and made it to sections. You have to never give up. When your season is not going as you wanted it to, you can’t give up. You have to keep going because it could change.”

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Softball Seniors Selected for Optimist Game

SACRMENTO, Calif. – Softball seniors Lauren Washburn and Rhyann O’Mara were both selected to play for the South team in the upcoming 40th edition of the Optimist All-Star game on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Capital Christian High School.

Washburn hit a team-best .519 during her senior season over 26 games with 16 runs scored with 28 RBI. She was third overall in the league in hitting, earning Delta League first-team honors. O’Mara hit at a .423 clip for her senior season with 17 RBI.

Both were selected to the River Cats All-City team announced last week.

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Track and Field Sets Stage at Masters Trials

ELK GROVE, CALIF. – The St. Francis Troubadours will run in five individual events and the 4×100-meter relay on Friday seeking berths in the CIF State Track and Field Championships after qualifying at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters on Thursday.

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Golfer Selected for Second First Tee Event

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Rising junior Olivia Alcoran has been selected by The First Tee for another Golf and Leadership event this year.  She is one of 96 junior golfers selected nationwide by The First Tee to participate in the 2017 The First Tee Life Skills & Leadership Academy that will take place in East Lansing, MI from July 26 – August 1, 2017.

 

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Athletics News – 5/26/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Track and Field completes the 2017-18 season with the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters and the CIF State Championships. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

St. Francis Sports Physical Night — Wednesday, June 1, 2017 6-8 p.m.

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California High School Musical Honors 2017

Congratulations to Natalie Bourgeois ‘17, Jillie Kate Randle ‘18 & Michael Carey ‘17 (Center High School) for representing St. Francis last night at the regional California High School Musical Honors for their roles in SF’s “Little Women” production. We are elated to share that Natalie was awarded Best Actress for her performance as Jo March. She’ll be going to New York this summer to be part of the Jimmy Awards showcasing the top high schools musical theatre performers from across the country! Thank you to all who are involved and support the Arts at St. Francis.

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Wehner Selected as St. Francis’ Valedictorian

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis water polo and swimmer Kayla Wehner has been selected as the school’s valedictorian and will address her class Thursday night at the graduation ceremony at Memorial Auditorium.

“It was really exciting for me,” said Wehner of her honor. “As a freshman I could not have imagined being the valedictorian. Seeing that working really hard in all my classes and things outside of school was able to pay off, it was really cool.”

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Ladd Soaring in the Pole Vault

ELK GROVE, Calif. – When your meet ends with a phone call with an Olympian, you probably had a pretty good day. That is what happened to St. Francis freshman Meghan Ladd, who talked to Olympic Gold medalist Stacy Dragila Friday night.

“I don’t know (how it happened) but it was really exciting,” said Ladd. “I have seen her YouTube videos of her winning the Olympics. It was really exciting. I did not believe it at first.”

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Thirty Troubadours Honored with SportStars All-City Honors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis had 30 Troubadours represented on the 2016-17 SportStars River Cats All-City teams announced before Sunday’s game with against the Nashville Sounds. Overall, SportStars Magazine celebrated 500 athletes at the eighth annual event.

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Track and Field Finishes Third at Section Meet

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team finished third at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships as a host of Troubadours advanced to the Masters meet next week.

“We had lots of personal and season bests and that is how you want to perform at this meet when everyone is peaking,” said Head Coach Rod Jett. “We had a lot of people advance to next week and we will come back again next week and do it again. It will be interesting and fun.”

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Wilson Finishes T10th at CIF State Diving Championship

FRESNO, Calif. – St. Francis junior Molly Wilson finished tied for 10th at the 2017 CIF State Diving Championships on Friday, posting a personal-best 464.75 for her 11 dives.

Wilson is the second Troubadour to represent St. Francis at the State meet and the first to qualify in consecutive seasons. She won the Sac-Joaquin Section title for the second consecutive season to earn her spot.

She scored 6.5 points for her team, insuring them a place among the final rankings at the state championships.

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Basketball Player Razo Signs with Dominican

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior basketball player Julia Razo will continue her basketball career at Dominican University in San Rafael.

“I am really grateful for it and I was not expecting it,” said Razo. “I am really excited for a new beginning. It has always been a goal to play in college so I am glad I got it.”

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Softball Season Ends with Second Round Playoff Loss

VACAVILLE, Calif.  – No. 12 Vacaville pounded out 18 hits and two home runs to defeat No. 13 St. Francis 13-3 in a second-round Sac-Joaquin Section playoff game on Thursday.

Vacaville scored two runs in the first and four in the second to take an early control of the game. St. Francis (14-14) left the bases loaded in the third and only plated one run in the fourth as the inning ended with three runners on board.

“We had a couple hard hit balls and the whole left side of their infield really did a nice job, said Head Coach Kevin Warren.

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Track and Field Posts Strong First Day at Sections

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St Francis track and field team was successful in their goal for the day – advancing to Friday’s finals and setting up several Masters meet runs.

The Troubies were led by their senior leaders in the sprints and hurdles. Meaghan Rogers advanced in both the 100 and 200 meters, while Elizabeth Hennessy was a double qualifier in the 100m and 300m hurdles.

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Athletics News – 5/19/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Diving was represented at the CIF State Championships by Molly Wilson on Friday and softball was eliminated from the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. Track and Field continues the three-week qualification process for the state championships with the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters trials and finals. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Swimming Claims Frosh/Soph Section Title, Places Sixth in Varsity Meet

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.”

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Track and Field Finishes Second at Delta League Champs

DAVIS, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team finished second at the Delta League finals Friday at Davis Senior High School. The Troubadours qualified several  student-athletes to the Sac-Joaquin Section championships next week.

“No matter what place we get, I like to see our girls come out and see everyone try their best,” said senior captain Meaghan Rogers. “It is the last meet we all come together and see what we can do.”

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Fifteen Students Recognized for Collegiate Commitment to the Arts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Fifteen outstanding students will be recognized at a St. Francis event on Friday, May 12 at 8:00am in the St. Francis Theatre on campus to honor those graduating seniors who have made the choice to major in an Art discipline. Students represent a breadth of Art fields such as music, television and film, acting, musical and technical theatre, art history, and architecture. They will be attending fifteen different programs at some of the country’s top schools.

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Softball Earns Section Playoff Bid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity softball team will play Del Oro in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division ii playoffs, the section office announced on Thursday. Game time is 4 p.m.

St. Francis, the No. 13 seed, will travel to fourth-seeded Del Oro. The winner will take on the winner of No. 5 Roseville and No. 12 Vacaville on Thursday. Teams will then play a double-elimination tournament at Arnaiz Complex in Stockton.

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Athletics News – 5/12/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Diving will be represented at the CIF State Championships by Molly Wilson. Softball opens play in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, while track begins the three-week qualification process for the state championships with the Sac-Joaquin Section trials and finals. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Swimming Showcases Youth at Sections

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.”

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Senior Swimmer Fugit Returns to Pool at Section Trials

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.

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Softball Wins Key League Game on Senior Night

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Chloe Smith went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI with a double and home run to pace St. Francis to an 11-7 win versus Franklin Monday.

“I was thinking line drive to get something going,” said Smith. “We were making contact with the ball but we were hitting right at people.”

Smith’s third inning home run gave St. Francis a 2-1 lead and sparked a five-run inning to take control of the game.

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Track and Field Advances 10 from Trials

DAVIS, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team set the stage for an exciting final next week with strong performances in the Delta League Trials Friday at Davis High School. The Troubies qualified nine athletes in 13 events and scored 11 points in the first three event finals.

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Wilson Repeats as Section Diving Champion

MODESTO, Calif. – Junior Molly Wilson defended her Sac-Joaquin Section diving title on Saturday at Johansen High School to earn a berth in the CIF State Diving Championships.

“I worked really hard this season,” said Wilson. “It feels good to win. I could have done better and I was starting to get a little down on myself. But with my last two dives I let it go and had fun with it.”

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Diver Molly Wilson Wins Section North Trials

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Molly Wilson won the Sac-Joaquin Section North Diving Trials on Thursday with a personal-best and High School All-America qualifying score of 458.40, advancing to Saturday’s finals with berths to the state championships on the line.

“It feels good (to win this meet),” said Wilson. “I have worked really hard throughout the diving season. I am glad my hard work is paying off.”

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Athletics News – 5/5/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Diving will be represented at the Sac-Joaquin section championships on Thursday and Saturday. Lacrosse competes in the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse league playoffs. Softball will play three regular season road games. Swimming is off in prep for the section championships and track and field will compete in the first leg of the championship season with the Delta League Trials at Davis on May 5. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Swimming Finishes Second at Delta League Champs

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.

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Swimming and Diving Leads After First Day

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.”

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Athletics News – 4/28/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Diving will be represented at the Sac-Joaquin section championships on Thuraday and Saturday. Lacrosse competes in the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse league playoffs, Solftball will play three regular season road games. Swimming is off in prep for the section championships and track and field will compete in the first leg of the championship season with the Delta League Trials at Davis on May 5. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Golfer Alcoran Selected for First Tee Event in Atlanta

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Olivia Alcoran has been selected one of 24 girls nationwide by The First Tee to participate in the 2017 John Deere Drive Your Future Academy in Atlanta, GA on June 19-22.

She’ll have a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship plus the opportunity to be a VIP guest and pro-am participant at the John Deere Classic in July 2017. The event will take place at East Lake GC, the site of the TOUR Championship and final event of the PGA Tour FedEx Cup series.

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Divers Sweep League Championships

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – Junior Molly Wilson won the Delta League diving meet on Wednesday with a score of 425.85 to become the fourth consecutive Troubie to win the league title.

Overall, SF placed the top four finishers in the varsity competition. Wilson, who finished second to Tiffany Wong in 2016, posted a 425.85 to win by almost 100 poiints. Junior Julia Endicott was second with a score of 329.85 and freshman Maddy Miles scored 246.10 to place third. Junior Cami Lutes posted a 248.05 to finish fourth.

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SFHS Speech Team at CA State Speech and Debate Championships

Speech Team April 2017 at Day 2 of the CA State Speech and Debate Championships!

Congratulations to Alexandra Retodo, Tessa Crouch, Isabelle Bauman, Lauren Kim, Maya Solis and Nicole Young who will be attending the State Tournament on April 28-30 at Arcadia High School in Southern California.

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Caldwell Pitches and Powers Softball to Victory

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Catie Caldwell hit a grand slam and pitched 4.2 scoreless innings of relief to lead the Troubadours to a 14-4 victory over Monterey Trail.

“It feels pretty great,” said Caldwell. “After I hit the home run, I started shaking because I was so excited. I helped my team out and did my best. I put my part into the team effort.”

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2017 Soccer Highlights

  • St. Francis finished with a 15-5-4 overall record, losing to No. 14 Folsom in the Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinals.  The No-6 seeded Troubadours defeated No. 11 Modesto 3-0 in the opening round.
  • St. Francis was 10-2-2- in Delta League play, finishing second overall in the team standings. Sophomore Janae DeFazio tied for the Delta League individual lead in goals with 16 and led the league in points.
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Swimming Posts Victory over Carondelet

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.”

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Razo Among Four Named to All-Metro Basketball Teams

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Julia Razo was named to the Sacramento Bee All-Metro third team announced by the paper last week.

Razo was named to the Sacramento Bee All-Metro five player third-team selection and was an All-Delta league first team. She averaged a team-best 14.4 points in leading the team to the Delta League title and the NorCal Quarterfinals and Section quarterfinals. She scored a career-high 27 points against both Christian Brothers and Monterey Trail.

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Spring Signing Day Highlights St. Francis Students

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.

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Diver Wilson Wins DeLaSalle Invitational

CONCORD, Calif. – Freshman Madison Miles finished fifth among four Troubadours with a score of 136.65 in the varsity competition at the DeLaSalle Invitational on Monday. Junior Molly Wilson won the meet with a score of 246.20. Callista Stanley (114.40) and Maddie Covert (113.10) finished sixth and seventh, respectively.

In the JV meet, Claudia Campos (108.200 and Arissa Vallejo (72.65) also competed.

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Lourim to Run for UC Santa Cruz

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Allie Lourim will attend UC Santa Cruz and run for their cross country and track and field programs next year.

“Running in college was definitely one of my goals,” said Lourim. “I am happy I get to continue doing what I love. This has been the dream to sign with a school.”

She will run for Head Coach Jamey Harris.

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Senior Monet Lopez to Play Soccer at ARC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Monet Lopez will continue her soccer career at American River College. She will be part of the St. Francis Signing Day Celebration on Wednesday, joining 11 classmates who have made commitments to play a sport in college.

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Tijerino-Santos to Play Soccer for ARC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior soccer player Savannah Tijerino-Santos has committed to play for American River College and will join the local program to play and attend school next fall.

“I am very excited and I am glad I get to keep playing soccer,” said Tijerino-Santos. “I would have been upset if I had stopped playing after high school. Doing it with one of my best friends, I am super excited.”

Savannah will joins classmate Monet Lopez in joining the ARC program coached by Paul Arellanes.

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Elizabeth Hennessy to Run for UCSD

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Elizabeth Hennessy will continue her track career next year, competing for the UC San Diego Tritons. She is one of 11 Troubadours making commitments to play or compete collegiately next fall during the spring signing period.

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Ferguson to Continue Water Polo Career at Santa Clara

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Sally Ferguson, who scored the winning goal in the section championship match in 2015, will continue her water polo career at Santa Clara next season.

“I am really excited I get to extend my water polo career,” said Ferguson. “I would have been sad if it ended here. I am excited to be part of a team in college. It will definitely be a lot of fun.”

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Big Weekend at Arcadia Invitational

ARCADIA, Calif. – Led by a school record in the 4×1600-meter relay on Friday night, the St. Francis track and field team was well represented at the Arcadia Invitational.

The 4×1600-meter relay reset the record set last season of 22:28.11 by Sophie DeBenedetti, Alana Reyna, Gabrielle Dyer and Chase Worthen. DeBenedetti paired with Kathryn Kramer, Noelle Lynch and Sydney Vandegrift to win the race in 21:11.79.

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Divers Finish Second and Sixth at Jesuit Invite

RIO LINDA, Calif.  – Junior Molly Wilson finished second at the Jesuit Invitational with a career-best 441.90 on her 11-dive list.

“I think I did ok,” said Wilson. “I could have done better on a couple of my dives but I am happy with my overall performance. Hopefully I can hit every dive at sections.”

Junior Camille Lutes finished sixth overall with a score of 159.85.

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Volleyball’s Schutz Named a Lackey Scholarship Recipient

LODI, Calif. – St. Francis senior Claire Schutz was named a recipient of the A. Dale Lacky/CSEA Scholarship awarded by the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section office and will recognized at a ceremony on April 25. Schutz was selected to represent the Delta League as the league’s top female student-athlete and will receive a $500 scholarship.

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Fencer Gabby Zegers to Sign with Duke

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Lindsey Lohan, a phone book and a family rule. St. Francis senior Gabby Zegers definitely came across fencing in a non-traditional way. But eight years later, she is devoted to the sport and is going to Duke to join their nationally-ranked program on scholarship.

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Volleyball’s Davis Commits to Play at Occidental

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior volleyball player Emily Davis has committed to play volleyball at Occidental.

“I have always wanted to play volleyball in college,” said Davis. “I wanted to make sure I found the right school that I could play at and have everything else I was looking for in a school. I think I have found that in Occidental.”

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Athletics News – 4/7/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Spring Sports are limited this week with the Easter holiday. Track and Field hosts the Jesuit Invitational and hosts Franklin and Pleasant Grove on April 19. Diving host the Jesuit Invitational on April 8 and travels to the DeLaSalle invitational on April 10. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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St. Francis Senior Del Mar to Join UNR Rifle Team

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Veronica Del Mar has committed to attend the University of Nevada-Reno and will compete on the Wolfpack’s NCCA rifle team.

“I am so excited to compete against my current teammates who are going to other NCAA schools,” said Del Mar. “I have put a lot of work into this and I don’t want to stop here. It is going to be harder and a lot of fun. It will be great to compete against people not just California but the whole United States. Hopefully, I will make the travel team.”

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Swimming Defeats Franklin in Delta Dual

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.

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Roepke Commits to Cal State East Bay for Swimming

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.”

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Washburn to Play Softball at Saint Anselm (N.H.)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Lauren Washburn has committed to play softball at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, fulfilling a lifetime dream to play in college.

“It took a lot,” said Washburn of her softball career. “I have been trying to do it (have a chance to play softball in college) since the seventh grade. To finally be able to say, I am going somewhere to play softball is achieving that goal.”

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Passantino to Sign with Tennessee Wesleyan for Lacrosse

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Grace Passantino will continue her lacrosse career at Tennessee Wesleyan next fall. She will participate in the St. Francis Signing day Celebration on April 12.

“I plan to attend Tennessee Wesleyan in Athens, Tenn.,” said Passantino. “It started with a recruiting process and visit. I got a sense of the school and the team. It seemed like a great fit because the girls were so accepting and loving.”

Tennessee Wesleyan is a member of the Appalachian Athletic Conference and competes in the NAIA.

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Softball Falls to Sheldon in Delta League Game

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Bella Valentine homered and sophomores Chloe Smith and Sydney Littles had two hits each before Sheldon broke open a close game to defeat St. Francis 19-6 on Tuesday.

“It felt good (to get the home run),” said Valentine. “At first I did not think it was going to go out. But I felt like I got all of it.”

St. Francis (7-9) led 3-1 after the first highlighted by Valentine’s second home run of the season.

“We were really hitting the ball well,” said Valentine of the early success. “We were finding the gaps and getting on.”

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Vaulters Clear New Heights at Mustang Invite

Vaulters Clear New Heights at Mustang Invite

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team continued to get strong performances on Saturday from their vaulting unit, winning two competitions at the Delta Mustang Invitational.

The SF pole vaulters took first in Frosh/Soph and Varsity divisions on Saturday. Senior Olivia Birmingham won varsity with vault at 9-0, while freshman Meghan Ladd won the F/S competition.

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Pitton Named Optimist Head Coach

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Head Basketball Coach Vic Pitton was named the coach of the South team for the upcoming Optimist All-Star game on Saturday, April 8.

“It is certainly a privilege and an honor to coach such dedicated athletes,” said Pitton, who won his 300th career game this season and led the Troubies to the NorCal quarterfinals.

Pitton, who also coached the team in 2015, will coach a group including seniors from St. Francis, Elk Grove, McClatchy, West Campus and Vanden among others.

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Mile, Sprints, Hurdles and Relays Highlight Second Day at Stanford

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Junior Sydney Vandegrift ran the second-fastest time in school history in the mile, finishing 12th in the mile in 5:03.08 and the Troubadours had several performances in the relays and sprints to wrap up the action at the second day of the Stanford Invitational.

“It is such a great opportunity to run with these fast girls,” said Vandegrift. “We talked about staying in a good position and being a little more ambitious.”

Vandegrift just missed the school record in the event set by Peyton Bilo in 2015 (5:02.21).

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Two School Records Fall at Stanford Invitational

PALO ALTO, Calif. – The Troubadour track and field program competed in three events on Friday, setting a pair school records, at the first day of the Stanford Invitational.

Senior Elizabeth Hennessy opened the meet for St. Francis, finishing second in the 400-meter hurdles in a school-record time of 63.88, breaking the school record in the event.

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Track and Field Defeats Davis in Dual

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team defeated Davis 75-60 on Wednesday. The Troubadours recorded several season-best performances in the meet. Senior Meaghan Rogers had personal bests in both the 100 meters (12.49) and 200 meters (26.00), finishing second and third respectively.

Kathryn Kramer and Amanda Roina were the top finishers in the 400m, placing third and fifth. Each recorded a personal-best. Alana Reyna was the top finisher in the 1600 with a personal-best time of 5:33.55.

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Endicott Leads Divers in Monterey Trail Sweep

RIO LINDA, Calif. – Junior Julia Endicott was the top scoring diver Wednesday to the top place in a meet with Monterey Trail on Wednesday. She scored 160.35 for her six-dive total. Freshman Maddy Miles was second with a 138.90 and sophomore Sam Pajo was third. The Troubadours have a big week next week, hosting Franklin and Sheldon on Wednesday and the Jesuit Invitational on Saturday.

Scores vs. Monterey Trail

1. Julia Endicott  160.35
2. Maddy Miles 138.90
3. Sam Pajo  96.20

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​Softball Falls to Elk Grove

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis softball team fell to Elk Grove 11-0 on Thursday. Senior Lauren Washburn went 2-for-2 for the Troubadours to record the only hits for the Troubies.

Victoria Lowe held SF scoreless over five innings, recording nine strikeouts and no walks.

Elk Grove hit three home runs in the contest.  Senior Jada Kanemasu took the loss, giving up four runs on five hits over 2.2 innings.

St. Francis hosts Sheldon on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

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Athletics News – 3/31/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Spring Sports continue play this week. Lacrosse travels to Davis on Tuesday and Bishop O’dowd on Thursday. Softball hosts Sheldon on Tuesday and travels to Franklin on Thursday. Diving hosts Franklin/Shelon on Wednesday and the Jesuit Invitational on Saturday. Swimming is at Franklin and Sheldon on Wednesday and competes in the California Catholic School Challenge on Saturday. Track and Field will be represented at the Arcadia Invitational.

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Lacrosse Wins Senior Night over Bella Vista

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Senior Grace Passantino had four goals and sophomore Jade Borg and junior Juliette Vielhauer each added three goals as the St. Francis lacrosse team posted a 19-2 win over Bella Vista.

The Troubadours recognized their six seniors in a ceremony before the game, including Sarah Brust, Emily Bish, Kismit Gill, Avery Myers, Passantino and Sarah Westover. SF built a 13-1 lead in the first half and cruised to the victory. The Troubies improved to 7-3 and 3-1.

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Softball Scores 14 in Win over Grant

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -The St. Francis softball team recorded their first Delta League win with a 14-3 victory over Grant on Monday.

“I was really excited to see them hit the ball hard today,” said Head Coach Kevin Warren. “We had the three home runs and couple hit real hard right at people.”

St. Francis had a season-high 14 hits and scored 14 runs as five players recorded two or more hits I the contest. Chloe Smith, Makayla Scott and Mary Baccay had home runs in the game. Catcher Julia Perkins recorded a career-high three hits in three at bats.

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Track and Field Competes at Macres Invite, Bronco Distance Carnival

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Senior Meagan Rogers won the 100 meters in 12.63 at the Mark Macres Invitational on Saturday hosted by Monterey Trail High School, highlighting several top times and marks for the Troubadours.

Freshman Isabella Palchek won the Frosh/Soph high jump with a clearance of 5-0, while classmate Meghan Ladd won the Frosh/Soph pole vault by extending her own freshman school record with a 9-6 clearance and also finished second in the high jump (4-8).  Olivia Birmingham finished fifth in the varsity pole vault at 9-6.

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Crocker Art Museum “Self-Portrait” Exhibition

We are excited to once again participate in the Crocker Art Museum’s “Self-Portrait” exhibition with 13 other high schools. The Self Portrait Gallery will be on display from April 6 through May 27 and the Artist Reception will be April 23! Congratulations to all of our featured artists, your artwork is phenomenal!

Mia Stephens
Artist’s Statement:​ “I created this piece using a combination of ink, paint, and construction paper. I used brightly colored construction paper to add a whimsical element to an otherwise black and white piece.”

Kat Yo
Artist’s Statement:​  “​Imperfect ​ is primarily composed of clay, acrylic, and wire. I was inspired by the many confident women in my life and their struggle to accept all parts of themselves, even the pieces which society has labeled as flaws. Women, especially during young adulthood, are faced with unrealistic and often demeaning beauty expectations. This sculpture depicts the self-conscious feeling a woman has when her imperfections are slowly torn out so only the ​acceptable​ parts remain. Without validation or acknowledgement of her true colors, her real self is left to bleed away. My hope in creating this work is that other young women will be able to recognize how imperfections are important. It is what make us truly and uniquely beautiful.”

Katherine Freitag
Artist’s Statement: ​“I was inspired by my art teacher, Mrs. Stember, in my sophomore year during my first painting class. She encouraged me to progress in a medium with which I was not originally confident. I now love the creative process of painting with acrylic as I capture the life of my friends and family.”

Ann Feletto
Artist’s Statement:​ “By definition, iridescence means lustrous rainbow like play of color caused by differentiate refraction of light waves that tends to change as the angle of view changes. As a senior in high school, college and the future are often on my mind. To me this piece was a lot of fun to make and provided light in my life while I applied to schools. It helped me realize that this whole figuring out college thing really isn’t too bad if you look at it from more than one angle. If you have tunnel vision, you are guaranteed to be let down. If you just take the time to change the angle of your view, you can see the light and positivity in it.”

Annika Remme
Artist’s Statement: ​“When I was first drawing this, I was worried about the difficulty of the hair but as I continued, it started to come together. My main focus while drawing this was to make sure the same strength I had imagined was transferred into the eyes. I was amazed by how alive they seemed and was happy with the result. I wanted the mood of the piece to show the patience, power, and perseverance.”

Taylor Ngo
Artist Statement: Traditionally, photographers are meant to capture the essence of a moment or a single time of being.  However, I wanted to challenge this notion by depicting motion:  something as simple as the turning of a head.  I also incorporated stitches to connect the movement so that the piece is fluid.  The result of my undertaking is a self-portrait that captures 2 moments in time and combines them, and this is something that a normal photograph can’t do.

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Athletics News – 3/24/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Spring Sports continue play this week. Lacrosse hosts Senior Night against Bella Vista on Tuesday. Softball travels to Davis on Tuesday and hosts Elk Grove on Thursday. Swimming and diving host Monterey Trail on Wednesday. Track and Field will be represented at the Stanford Invitational on Friday and Saturday, while swimming will compete in the NorCal Championships. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Track and Field Wins Elk Grove Meet

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team defeated Elk grove 79-47 on Tuesday in a Delta League dual meet.

Senior Meaghan Rogers won the 100 meters in 12.66, while senior Aly Shebert was second in the 200m in 27.02. Sophomore Taylor Givens was the top finisher in the 400m, placing third in 1:04.30 and senior Meredith Wong was third in the 800m (2:48.70).

In the hurdles, sophomore Serena Shimada won the 100m hurdles in 16.60 and senior Elizabeth Hennessy claimed the 300m hurdles in a season-best 45.79.

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Lacrosse Defeats Vista 15-3

MATHER, Calif. – The St. Francis lacrosse team completed the season sweep with a 15-3 win over Vista del Lago on Tuesday.

“It was a big team effort and we got a lot of people involved,” said Head Coach Julia Southard. “Our offense looked pretty fluid and we were capitalizing on our scoring opportunities.”

Jade Borg, Sarah Westover and Grace Barger each scored three times in the win.

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Get to Know: Softball’s #7 Jada Kanemasu

Jada Kanemasu is in her third season with the St. Francis varsity softball team. She has recorded 20 career victories after going 8-2 as a junior with a 3.25 ERA. She likes spending time with her family and friends. She has two little nephews.

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Get to Know: Lacrosse’s #16 Sarah Westover

Sarah Westover is in her fourth season with the St. Francis lacrosse program. She has scored 101 goals in her career after her six-goal performance against Palo Alto on Tuesday. She has signed to play next year at USC. She has chickens, horses, two dogs and used to have a turkey named Fred.

How is your senior season going?
“It is going really good. Senioritis is really kicking in. This season has been awesome. We have really been taking it and dominating. I am really looking forward to college.”

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Softball Falls to Christian Brothers in Albie Aware Game

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis softball team lost to Christian Brothers on Saturday 4-3 in the annual Albie Aware games at River City High School.

“We have been playing much better the last few games and we started off well,” said Head Coach Kevin Warren. “We opened the door on a couple of plays defensively. They capitalized and scored four run off it.”

Sophomore Sydney Littles went 3-for-4 with two runs scored to pace the Troubadours offense.

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2017 Speech State Qualifier

State Qualifier Tournament

Antelope HS

Feb 24-25

Speech Special Recognition Awards: A special congratulation goes to Alexandra Retodo ‘17 and Olivia Fu ‘18 who were selected for the Dream Team award. Coaches select the top seven speech students in the region to create a “dream team” of all-star performers. This is a distinguished honor, not only for Alexandra and Olivia, but for St. Francis, too!

Congratulations to the members of the Speech Team who competed on February 24 & 25 at Antelope HS for the Speech Qualifier, including:

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Diving Posts Strong Results vs. Davis

RIO LINDA, Calif. – The St. Francis diving team recorded the top two places, four of the top five and nine of the top 10 performances on Wednesday against Davis in the dual with the Blue Devils.

Junior Molly Wilson had a season-best 266.85 to lead the team, posting a score pf 266.85. Junior Julia Endicott was second with a season-best 189.45. Camille Lutes had her season best with a 132.45 to finish fourth and Allie Belafsky scored a season-best 126.15.

Overall, 11 divers had season-best performances against Davis.

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Westover Records 100th Career Goal in Win at Palo Alto

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Senior Sarah Westover, a USC signee, scored six goals to help St. Francis to a 17-8 win over Palo Alto Tuesday night. Westover, who entered the season with 83 goals, notched her 100th goal with her fifth goal of the game and added a sixth to finish with 101 for her career.

St. Francis improved to 5-1 on the season entering the match with Sacramento Valley Lacrosse rival Oak Ridge on Friday at Mather Sports Complex.

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Get to Know: Lacrosse’s #4 Avery Myers

Avery Myers is in her second season with the varsity lacrosse program after playing two seasons with basketball. She averaged 6.7 points per game as a sophomore. She saw action in 12 games last season, recording 11 ground balls and five takeaways. Avery’s sister, Miranda, graduated from St. Francis in 2015 and runs at Northern Arizona.

How is your senior season going in your second season with lacrosse?
“It is going pretty well. My stick skills are improved but I am still out of shape. That will pass with time.”

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Athletics News – 3/17/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Spring Sports continue play this week. Lacrosse hosts Vista del Lago on March 21 and travels to Oak Ridge on March 24. Softball hosts Grant on March 21 and plays at Pleasant Grove on March 23, Swimming and Diving hosts Elk Grove on March 22, and Track and Field runs at Elk Grove on March 21. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Alumna Carpenter Named Mountain East Player of the Week

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Lyndsay Carpenter has been tabbed the Mountain East Conference women’s lacrosse defensive player of the week.
 
Carpenter, a junior defender from Sacramento, California, guided the Cardinals defense to its first ever victory over a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) opponent last Tuesday.  The Cardinals held Edinboro to 11 goals on their way to a 13-11 victory.
 

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Basketball Season Ends in CIF NorCal Quarters

BRENTWOOD, Calif. – The St. Francis basketball team was eliminated from the CIF Division I NorCal Regional quarterfinals on Saturday with a 63-48 loss to No. 3 Heritage.

‘We ran out of gas and we had some foul trouble that altered the rotations and we just did not make some shots we normally do,” said Pitton. “It was not for lack of effort. We played hard and kept coming back at them but we ran out of gas.”

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Swimming defeats Pleasant Grove in Delta Dual

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.

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Basketball Upsets James Logan, Advances in State Tournament

UNION CITY, Calif. – Senior Julia Razo had a game-high 24 points to lead the No. 11 seed St. Francis to an 81-52 upset over No. 6 James Logan in the first round of the CIF Division I NorCal Championships Wednesday night. St. Francis (22-8) is the defending CIF Division I champions.

“We showed a lot of heart,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “We went in with the right attitude. We have been on the road before. I was impressed but it did not surprise me.”

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Divers Compete against Pleasant Grove

RIO LINDA, Calif – Junior Molly Wilson posted a season-best 266.05 against Pleasant Grove as nine of 12 divers had season-best performances against the Eagles.

Wilson scored a 266.05 to lead the team. Junior Julia Endicott was second overall with 180.15, while freshman Maddy Miles was third on the team with a score of 144.05.Maddie Covert was fourth 126.40.

St. Francis Scores vs. Pleasant Grove

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Athletics News – 3/10/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Spring Sports start continue play this week. Lacrosse travels to Palo Alto on Tuesday and hosts Oak Ridge on Friday, March 17. Softball is at Pioneer on March 16 and plays Christian Brothers on March 18. Swimming and Diving are at Davis on March 15, while traack and field will compete at Grant and Monterey Trail on March 15. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Crocker Art Museum “Self-Portrait” Exhibition

We are excited to once again participate in the Crocker Art Museum’s “Self-Portrait” exhibition with 13 other high schools. The Self Portrait Gallery will be on display from April 6 through May 27 and the Artist Reception will be April 23! Congratulations to all of our featured artists, your artwork is phenomenal!

“Girl” Mia Stephens
Artist’s Statement: “I created this piece using a combination of ink, paint, and construction paper. I used brightly colored construction paper to add a whimsical element to an otherwise black and white piece.”

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Get to Know: #6 Rhyann O’Mara

Rhyann O’Mara returns to softball after playing last season with the lacrosse program. She was a Sacramento Bee honorable mention All-Metro and Delta League second team selection as a sophomore after hitting .462 with a team-best tying 30 RBI. 

Welcome back to Softball! How does it feel to be back on the diamond this year?
“I thought when I came back it was going to be really hard and different. It took a little bit of time but I am back into it and it feels like I never left. I like it and I did miss it.”

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Speech Invitational Tournaments

New this year for Speech Team**

Congratulations to the members of the Speech Team who competed in the following Invitational Speech Events. Invitationals are national or international tournaments that students attend additionally on their own outside of our regional events.

Yale University, September 17-18, 2016

Olivia Fu

  • Parliamentary Debate-3 wins, 2 losses (attended with Jesuit’s Debate team)
University of the Pacific, October 28-30

Olivia Fu

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Get to Know: Lacrosse’s #6 Emily Bush

Emily Bush will be playing in her fourth season on the varsity in 2017 and has scored 17 career goals. She will be attending the Naval Academy in the fall. She has been to Guam five times in her life, visiting family on her mother’s side. She has an older brother and sister.  

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Lacrosse Completes Bay Area Sweep

MENLO, Calif. – The St. Francis lacrosse team continued its early season momentum with a 12-9 win over Menlo-Atherton on Saturday to complete the two-game overnight trip to the Bay Area.

“We knew coming in we were going to be tired,” said Head Coach Julia Southard. “Our leadership group is an incredible force on our team and they knew what they needed to do to get the job done. Our seniors carried us on a tough day.”

St. Francis fell behind early 4-1 in the first half but rallied to score seven unanswered goals.

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Lacrosse Wins Battle of St. Francis

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Sophomore Jade Borg and senior Sarah Westover combined for nine goals to lead the St. Francis lacrosse team to a 13-4 win over St. Francis Mountain View Friday night in the first game of two-day trip to the Bay Area.

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Lacrosse Opens with 11-8 Win

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Senior Grace Passentino scored four times as St. Francis posted an 11-8 win over Justin Siena in the season opening match on Thursday. Senior Sarah Westover added three goals in the win. The Troubies also got goals from Rachel Wick, Juliette Vielhauer, Emily Bush and Jade Borg. The Troubadours travel to St. Francis Mountain View on Friday.

St. Francis 11, Justin Siena 8

SF – Passentino 4, Westover 3, Wick, Vielhauer, Bush, Borg.

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Basketball Falls to Oak Ridge in Section Quarterfinals

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – The St. Francis basketball team lost at Oak Ridge 65-48 Thursday in the Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinals.

“I am absolutely extremely proud of all of them,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “They gave everything they had in a very adverse situation. They really responded well in the first quarter and they played hard the whole game.”

Seniors Julia Razo and Jane Fairbrook combined to score 30 points in the game led by the game-high 21 points by Razo. Fairbrook scored nine and led the team in rebounds.

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Athletics News – 3/3/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Spring Sports start continue play this week. Lacrosse hosts Cardinal Newman on March 7 and travels to Vista del Lago. Softball hosts Casa Robles on March 7 before playing the Victory Tournament. Swimmong and Diving hosts Pleasant Grove on March 8 and Track and Field hosts Christian Brothers on March 8 for Holy Spikes.. Basketball awaits a potential al-large berth to NorCals to be announced on Sunday. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Get to Know: Soccer’s #12 Abby Padilla

Abby Padilla is in her second season on the St. Francis varsity soccer team and fourth season with the program overall. She has seven career goals overall, including one last season on varsity against Grant. She has always worn No. 12., and overcame having open heart surgery when she was five years old. She has been accepted to Northeastern University but is waiting on decisions from other schools before making her collegiate choice.

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Get to Know: Basketball’s #20 Raenalyn Montemayor

Raenalyn Montemayor is in her third season in the basketball program and first with the varsity unit. She likes to hang out with her cousins. She has played basketball since the first grade. She likes science and wants to major in biology in college. 

How is your first season on varsity?
“It is going great. I worked really hard during my basketball career to be here. I have always to play for Coach Vic since I was in middle school. I am glad it came true.”

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Get to Know: Soccer’s #22 Meridith Wong

Senior Meridith Wong is in her second season on the varsity soccer team and third overall in the soccer program. She rides horses every week on Saturday, likes to read and enjoys Netflix. She has a sister Alexis who attended St. Francis. She is applying to schools on the West coast, including California, Washington and Oregon. She is thinking about studying forensics/criminology in college.

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Get to Know: Basketball’s #23 Maggie Malaney

Maggie Malaney is in her first season on the varsity basketball team and third season overall in the program. She lettered in volleyball in the fall with the Troubies becoming the first two-sport letter winner in the sports since 2003. Maggie is a twin whose brother, Jake, is a basketball player at Jesuit. She recently attended the inauguration in Washington, D.C. with her mom and Godmother. 

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Soccer Seeded Sixth in Division I

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis soccer team is seeded sixth in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I bracket released Friday afternoon.

“We are working really hard in practice,” said senior Arianna Avila. “It is what makes us a good team because we push each other to the max so during the playoffs it will payoff.”

The Troubadours hope the payoff will be a long playoff run.  SF will open at home (Granite Regional Park) on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. against Modesto. The Panthers are 13-3-3 on the season with a 9-1-2 league mark in the Modesto Metro Conference.

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Soccer Preps for Playoffs with 6-0 Win
Seven Seniors Recognized Pregame

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis soccer team sent out their seniors with a 6-0 win over Monterey Trail Thursday in the final regular season tune-up for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

“I am very pleased,” said Head Coach Maryclaire Robinson. “We came out and were professional. My concern was focus. Senior Day is always an emotional, heart-felt event. For us to be able to share in that and tuck a few away early on changes the game.”

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Basketball Seeded Sixth in the Sac-Joaquin Section Bracket

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis basketball team was awarded a No. 6 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoff bracket announced on Thursday.

The Troubadours defeated Grant on Wednesday 71-32 to claim the Delta League Championship title. The Troubadours improved to 13-1 overall in league play and garnered the No. 1 seed from the league. It is the second consecutive league title for the team and 15th overall in school history.

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Athletics News – 2/17/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Spring Sports start this week while basketball and soccer start Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. Both teams are likely to host playoff games next week so look for updates on the Athletic website and on social media. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Soccer Wins Late vs. Franklin 3-2

ELK GROVE Calif. – Sophomore Janae DeFazio scored the game winner in extra time to give St. Francis a 3-2 win over Franklin on Tuesday.

Savannah Tijerino-Santos scored in the fourth minute to give the Troubadours a 1-0 lead. The assist came off passes from Elise Urkov pass and Janae DeFazio, who connected with Santos.

Franklin tied the game on a penalty kick in the 32nd minute and took the lead half way into the second half on a second PK.

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Basketball Celebrates Seniors with Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Seniors Julia Razo and Janae Fairbrook led St. Francis to a 74-32 win over Sheldon on a night they were celebrated in their final regular season home game.

“It has been one of the best experiences knowing there are so many people here that love and support us,” said Fairbrook, who scored four points on with four three-pointers. “It was a great night.”

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2016 Volleyball Highlights

  • St. Francis advanced to the CIF Northern California Regional semifinals before losing to eventual state champion Valley Christian in the Division II bracket. The sixth-seeded Troubadours upset No. 3 seed Whitney in the quarterfinals to advance. SF also defeated No. 11 Windsor.
  • St. Francis advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals before losing to eventual section champion Whitney. The Troubies were the No.
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Basketball Continues Win Streak

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Julia Razo scored a game-high 27 points as St. Francis posted an 85-44 victory over Monterey Trail. The Troubadours have now won 11 consecutive games.

Razo scored 17 points in the first half as SF took control of the game. Classmate Janae Fairbrook added three triples in the first quarter and Jackie Koerwitz scored 10 of her 16 in the first half.

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SF Players at Lenaea Competition 2017

Our talented SF Players are competing at the Lenaea Festival Friday, February 10 through Sunday February 12! Keep them in your prayers as they perform their One Act “Trojan Women” an original tragedy by Thom Green and David Blanchard.

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Athletics News – 2/10/17

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Spring Sports tryouts and practices continue, while basketball and soccer regular season play wraps up. Basketball will celebrate their seniors on Monday, Feb. 13, while soccer will have senior Day on Thursday, Feb. 16. Both teams will host Booster Ques in conjunction with the events.  For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Get to Know: Soccer’s #3 Allie Cloninger

Junior Allie Cloninger is in her second season on the varsity team and third overall in the SF soccer program. She has five career goals, scoring four as a freshman on the JV team and one last season in her first season with the varsity. She is considering studying biopsychology or psychology in college. She plans to consider Cal Poly next year and has two older siblings. Sister Katie graduated in 2013 and also played soccer for the Troubies.

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Get to Know: Soccer’s #3 Allie Cloninger

Junior Allie Cloninger is in her second season on the varsity team and third overall in the SF soccer program. She has five career goals, scoring four as a freshman on the JV team and one last season in her first season with the varsity. She is considering studying biopsychology or psychology in college. She plans to consider Cal Poly next year and has two older siblings. Sister Katie graduated in 2013 and also played soccer for the Troubies.

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Antelope HS Speech Tournament Feb. 2017

Speech Tournament

Antelope HS

Feb 4, 2017

 

Congratulations to the members of the Speech Team who competed on February 4 at Antelope HS, including:

Isabelle Bauman ‘17- Original Oratory 2nd

Nicole Young ‘18- Thematic Interpretation 3rd

Lauren Kim ‘20- Thematic Interpretation 5th, Oratorical Interpretation 7th

Alex Retodo ‘17- Impromptu 1st, International Extemporaneous 2nd

Olivia Fu ‘18- Impromptu 3rd, International Extemporaneous 1st

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Soccer Loses Close Battle 2-1 on the Road

DAVIS, Calif. – Senior Savannah Tijerino-Santos scored to give St. Francis a lead but Davis answered with two goals to pull out a 2-1 victory on Thursday night.

“We played them last Friday and lost 4-1 and we played tonight on a rainy night and lose 2-1,” said Head Coach Maryclaire Robinson. “They are very good and they are at the top of the league for a reason. But we battled them and anytime you play them you get a little better because they are so fast. I feel very good.”

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Swimming Preseason Information

1. Season Start Date: Monday, February 6th

2. Season Goals: Win Varsity and F/S Sections; Win DL Champs -Stroke Improvement – Participation - Be Part of the Team – Team Spirit

3. Team Website – www.stfrancisswimming.com All St. Francis Swimmers are required to register on

the team site. If you do not register you will not be on the team. Registration must be completed

before participation on the team will be permitted.

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Basketball Takes Lead in Delta League with Win over Elk Grove

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Seniors Julia Razo and Janae Fairbrook each scored 19 points as St. Francis defeated Elk Grove 60-55 on Wednesday to take over first place in the Delta League standings.

“We are all on a high right now,” said Razo after the game. “We are just really happy we pulled through.”

St. Francis (16-7, 9-1) pulled ahead with key three-pointers and a big advantage at the free throw line, making 15-of-22 on the night.

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Athletics News – 2/3/16

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Spring Sports tryouts and practices start on Monday, Feb. 6, while basketball and soccer continue regular season play. Soccer hosts Elk Grove on Tuesday at Granite Regional Park. The team will host a Booster Que and is asking all fans to bring a can food donation in return to be donated. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Basketball Downs Davis for Third Time

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity basketball team hit 12 three-pointers to defeat Davis for the third time on the season and remain tied for the first in the Delta League with a 76-67 road win Monday night.

“One of the oldest axioms is it is hard to beat a good team three times,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “Coming into their house we knew we are going to have our best performance. We played a fantastic first half. Davis gave everything they had and they never gave up as they fought down to the wire.”

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Soccer’s Avila to Sign with Fresno Pacific

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior soccer player Ariana Avila will sign to attend and play soccer at Fresno Pacific on soccer’s National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Avila will participate in a ceremony at St. Francis at 9 a.m.

“I have committed to Fresno Pacific University,” said Avila. “The coach emailed me out of nowhere after seeing me play in a tournament. He invited me to his camp and I toured the campus. It had everything I wanted in a home for college. He offered me on the spot.”

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Senior Razo Leads Basketball to Holy Hoops Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Julia Razo scored a game-high tying 27 points to lead St. Francis to a 79-65 win over Christian Brothers in front of a sold out crowd of 1,200 fans Saturday afternoon in the annual Holy Hoops rivalry game.

“We were all in the moment, play by play, giving it our all,” said Razo, who reset her career-high for points in a game. “Our adrenaline really helped us and we maintained a pretty good composure for a big game like this.”

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Athletics News – 1/27/16

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Basketball hosts its annual PAL Tournament this weekend. The Troubies host Grant on Tuesday and travel to Pleasant Grove on Friday before hosting Holy Hoops on Saturday. Soccer is at Monterey Trail on Tuesday, hosts Grant on Thursday and Davis on Friday. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Get to Know: Soccer’s #24 Aly Shebert

Aly Shebert is in her second season on the varsity team after previously playing only club soccer. She has also run track at St. Francis but decided to go out for soccer last year. This year she has the opportunity to compete in both with the move to winter. She hopes to play club soccer in college.

What does it mean to you to play on the team at St. Francis?
“For me, it means being a family and it like having a second family at St. Francis. You see them every day and get along with them. You learn to work together as a team.”

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Senior Janae Fairbrook Scores 41, Hits 11 Three-Pointers in Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Janae Fairbrook had a big night on Tuesday, scoring a career-high 41 points and made a St. Francis school record 11 three-pointers, including 10 straight in the first half.

“I was not really counting during the game,” said Fairbrook, whose career best was six entering the game. “They just kept adding up.”

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Volleyball’s Edwards named Finalist for PrepVolleyball.com Freshman of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis freshman Alexa Edwards was named one of 20 finalists for 2016 PrepVolleyball.com National High School Freshman of the Year.

“Alexa is one of the best freshmen I’ve ever coached,” said Head Coach Alynn Wright. “She is one of the hardest workers in the gym and her volleyball IQ is incredible.” 

Edwards was selected among 150 nominated players that made “massive” varsity impacts as freshmen.

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St. John the Evangelist Wins St. Francis P.A.L. Title

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Congratulations to St. John the Evangelist for winning the 2017 St. Francis P.A.L. Invitational title 40-29 over St. Mel on Sunday in the championship game.  SJE advanced to the title with wins over St. John Notre Dame and St. Francis.

St. John Notre Dame was third overall after a 37-8 win over St. Ignatius. St. Charles Borremeo won the consolation title with a victory over Holy Spirit. Other participants includes St. Francis, St. Patrick’s and St. Rose.

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Moody to Speak at Girls in the Game Event

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Water Polo Coach Heather Moody will be a speaker at the Girls in the Game event hosted by the Positive Coaching Alliance at Sacramento State on March 2 from 5-8 p.m. The cost is $20.

Girls in the Game is designed to educate and empower young female athletes to be the voices and leaders of our future, while also giving them specific tools to further their current athletic and personal goals.

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Get to Know: Basketball’s #30 Julia Razo

Julia Razo is in her fourth season overall and third full season with the varsity team (she was called up freshman season). She was a black belt before concentrating on basketball. She plans to play in college next season but has not chosen a school yet. She is averaging a career-best 11.6 points and 4.9 rebounds this season and scored a career-best 22 against Antelope on Saturday.

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Alumna Beth Balbierz ‘11 Making Impact on the Sideline

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Coaches can be role models for their players in many ways. Alumna Beth Balbierz ‘11 is not only a former player at St. Francis but Division I starter at Cal Poly and now she is passing on her program and basketball knowledge to the players on the Junior Varsity team.

“It is fun but different,” said Balbierz. “There is more anxiety on this side of the ball as I have learned. The girls are really smart players so it is easy to coach them. They catch on quickly.”

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2017 St. Francis P.A.L. Invitational Results

St. Francis P.A.L. Saturday Results

St. Francis 27, St. Rose 13

St. John Notre Dame 44, St. Charles Borremeo 5

St. Mel 43, St. Patrick Academy 8

St. Ignatius 28, Holy Spirit 23

St. Charles Borremeo 40, St. Rose 21

St. Mel 25, St. Ignatius 19

St. John the Evangelist  40, St. John Notre Dame  32

Holy Spirit 31, St. Patrick’s 12

St. Francis P.A.L. Sunday Schedule

St. Francis vs. St. Patrick’s, 1:00 p.m.

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Basketball Resets Single-Game Scoring Mark in Win

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis basketball team shattered the school record for points in a game with 99-54 in a win over Monterey Trail on Friday.

“The energy, effort and intensity was there,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “We are really learning how to rebound and how to go after our missed shots. It is really making a huge difference.”

The team broke the school record of 94 points set vs. Ponderosa on Feb. 21, 2008 and it was just the fifth game of 90 points or better in school history.

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Wong, Defense Help Soccer to Win over Franklin

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Meridith Wong scored the game-winning goal in the second half to give St. Francis a 3-2 win over Franklin on Thursday.

“Elise (Urkov) played it through and I took a touch and whacked it,” said Wong. “It feels amazing. I feel lucky to have been able to be playing and make a difference for my team.”

Wong’s goal put the Troubadours back on top after the Wildcats erased a 2-0 first-half lead.

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Speech Qualifying Tournament – National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL)

Speech Qualifying Tournament

National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL)

Rockland HS

Jan 21, 2017

 

Congratulations to the members of the Speech Team who competed on January 21 at Rockland HS, including:

Carmen Ocazionez ‘18

  • Duo 4th
  • Dramatic Interpretation

Nicole Young ‘18

  • Duo 4th

Yukta Gutta ‘19

  • Declamation 1st

Lauren Kim ‘20

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Athletics News – 1/20/16

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Basketball hosts its annual PAL Tournament this weekend. The Troubies host Grant on Tuesday and travel to Pleasant Grove on Friday before hosting Holy Hoops on Saturday. Soccer is at Monterey Trail on Tuesday, hosts Grant on Thursday and Davis on Friday. For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Get to Know: #12 Isabella Quiniola

Isabella Quiniola is in her first season on the varsity team and third year in the program. She started dribbling a basketball when she was four years old and has played the game ever since. She babysits in her spare time and  has two older sisters that attended St. Francis, Victoria ’13 and Natalia ’12.

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Varsity Basketball Wins Non-League Game at Antelope

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Julia Razo scored 22 points to lead St. Francis to a 68-59 win over Antelope on Saturday.

“We had a lot of contributions from a lot of people,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “Two pf the people who really contributed were Logan Kelly, who played a really solid game offensively and defensively, and Jorie (Keitges). She played her best game as a varsity basketball player.”

Kelly had seven points in the game, while Keitges contributed nine points for the second straight game to surpass her total off 11 points over the first 14 games.

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JV Basketball Wins Double Overtime Thriller at Antelope

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Sophomore Krysta Alvarez scored a game-high 15 points including five in the decisive second overtime period as the St. Francis JV basketball team posted a 67-61 win over Antelope Saturday.  

“Krysta, when she gets in a zone, can really shoot the ball,” said Head Coach Gary Ender. “Today it was the three ball. Lily also provided us with a lot of offense.”

The Troubadours remained undefeated on the season at 16-0 in their toughest test to date.

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Soccer Comeback Downs Elk Grove

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity soccer team posted a 2-1 comeback victory over Elk Grove on Thursday behind second-half goals by freshman Marli Berry and sophomore Janae DeFazio with assists by sophomore A.J. Tanner and senior Ariana Avila.

Elk Grove took the early lead with the only goal in the first half after a slow start by the Troubadours. After having their game postponed on Tuesday due to the rain storm, the Troubies were sluggish coming out on Tuesday.

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Frosh Basketball Wins Sixth Straight, Posts Big Win

PLACERVILLE, Calif. – Tara Keene had 12 points, five rebounds and three assists to lead the St. Francis freshman team to a win over El Dorado Wednesday afternoon. The Troubadours scored 35 points in the first half led by Keene and held El Dorado to just one point. It was the sixth consecutive win for the Troubadours.

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Soccer Games Postponed for Jan. 10

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – All three Soccer games scheduled for the afternoon against Davis (JV Gold, V) and JV Red (Rocklin) have been postponed due to safety concerns because of the weather. The games will be rescheduled at a later date to be announced. Practices today have also been canceled.

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Holy Court Ticket Sales Start Saturday, January 14

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Holy Court ticket sales to St. Francis students, parents, fans and alumna will open on Saturday, January 14 at 8 a.m. (Limit 2 per person). A passcode will be sent to your St. Francis student email account on Friday to access the tickets.

Holy Hoops will be played on Saturday, January 28 at St. Francis starting with the freshman contest at 2:00 p.m. The junior varsity teams will play at 3:30 p.m., followed by the varsity match at 5:00 p.m.

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Soccer Ties Pleasant Grove in Home League Opener

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Savannah Tijerino-Santos scored the lone goal for the Troubadours in a 1-1 tie with Pleasant Grove on Thursday at Granite Regional Park.

“We worked really well and the intensity was there,” said Tijerino-Santos, who scored her third goal of the season. “We were pressing them and did everything we could do. I am proud of my team.”

The Troubadours scored first with the Tijerino-Santos goal off an assist by senior Arianna Avila. The Eagles tied the score later in the half.

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Freshman Alexa Edwards Named to MaxPreps Freshman All-American Team

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis freshman Alexa Edwards was named to the MaxPreps Freshman All-American Team. The 25-player team was announced on Wednesday.

“It is a tremendous honor to be named to this All-America team,” said Edwards. “I am really thankful for (Head Coach) Alynn (Wright) for helping me develop this year. I am looking forward to the future.”

Edwards averaged 4.1 kills per set and hit better than 24 percent on the season. She led the team with 526 kills and digs with 425. She was named to the Delta League first team.

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Athletics News – 1/13/16

This Week in Troubie Sports…

The basketball program opens the week with a tripleheader at Antelope in Roseville on Saturday. Frosh game starts at Noon. The St. Francis junior varsity and varsity teams host Franklin on Tuesday and travel to Monterey Trail on Friday, January 20. The freshman play at Sacramento on Thursday. Soccer (JV Gold and Varsity) plays at Sheldon on Tuesday ad hosts Franklin at Granite Regional Park on Thursday with varsity starting at 2:00 p.m.

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Get to Know: #10 Adrienne Graybill

Adrienne Graybill is one of only two student-athletes to compete in three different sports last year at St. Francis. She is coming off playing for the varsity golf team that won the Delta League Championship this fall and plans to run track (400 meters) again this spring. She is in her third season playing basketball at St. Francis and is in her first season on the varsity team. She likes to paint in her free time. She commutes from El Dorado Hills.

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Soccer Opens Delta League with Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Lindsey Porter had a hat trick as six players scored in the Delta League opening 8-1 win over Grant.

Sophomore Elise Urkov scored the first goal of the game in the first minute off an assist by Abby Padilla. Padilla then assisted Porter on the first of her three goals. Freshman Marli Berry (Urkov), sophomore Anna Huber (Blakeman) and sophomore Janae DeFazio (Huber) each scored in the half as the Troubadours led 5-0.

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Pitton Wins 300th as St. Francis Opens Delta League

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  - St. Francis Head Coach Vic Pitton won his 300th career game at the helm of the Troubadours tonight with a 77-26 win over Pleasant Grove. He is in his 15th season as coach of the Troubadours.

“I appreciate the opportunities I have had and the great teams I have had the privilege to coach,” said Pitton. “The number is just a number. Each one of the victories and the losses has provided a special memory.”

Assistant Coach Maren Christie was on his first team and was part of the victory on the bench today.

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Winter TroubieTV Schedule Announced

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The 2017 Winter TroubieTV schedule will include numerous basketball and soccer broadcasts in the winter schedule announced Tuesday.

The JV and Varsity basketball games against Davis on Friday, January 6 will tipoff the campaign that includes at least 12 basketball broadcasts and seven soccer broadcasts. All six basketball and soccer teams will be highlighted at least once during the season and TroubieTV will follow all playoff games for the varsity units.

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Get to Know: Soccer’s #20 Ari Avila

Ari Avila is a second-year varsity member. She likes to draw and paint in her free time. She has committed to play at Fresno Pacific University.

What does it mean to you to be named a captain?
“It means a lot because I have tried to put in a lot of hard work. I want to bring together all of our classes to make a really good team. It is an honor to be able to lead that group and be a role model.”

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Get to Know: Basketball’s #22 Logan Kelly

Logan Kelly is in her second season on the varsity team at St. Francis. Logan enjoys photography in her spare time and drawing.

How was your offseason and how did you get better?
“The offseason was very good. I played for the St. Francis club team and had a trainer for basketball and strength and conditioning. I worked with her every day. It made me a lot stronger and quicker and we worked on a lot of basketball so my basketball IQ got a lot better too.”

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JV Basketball Defeats St. Mary’s for Title

ANTIOCH, Calif. – Sophomore Gabi Lopez was named the MVP and freshman Akira Cherry was selected to the all-tournament team as the St. Francis JV team posted a 62-61 victory over St. Mary’s to win the Antioch Tournament.

Lopez led the team with 11 points and Azareyah Edwards and Byrnne Burrows each added 10 in the win.

The Troubadours remain undefeated at 11-0 on the season. They return to the court on Tuesday for the Delta League opener against Pleasant Grove.

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Freshman Basketball Wins Antioch Tournament

ANTIOCH, Calif. – Mia Fleming-Mullins was named the tournament most valuable player and Hannah Dorsey was named to the All-Tournament team as the St. Francis freshman team posted a 41-34 victory over San Rafael to win the Antioch Christmas Holiday Jamboree.

St. Francis fell behind early 12-5 after the first quarter but rallied to take a 21-20 halftime lead. Dorsey scored six points in the second quarter to help the comeback. The Troubies pulled ahead for good in the third and Fleming-Mullins sealed the game in the fourth quarter with six points in the final period.

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Basketball Falls to Miramonte in West Coast Jamboree

OLINDA, Calif. – St. Francis lost to Miramonte 63-53 in the semifinals of the Diamond bracket at the West Coast Jamboree Thursday. The Troubadours will play Elk Grove in the third-place game at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Senior Julia Razo led the team with 11 points. Sophomore Nika Bagatelos and senior Janae Fairbrook each added eight in the loss.

St. Francis (5-5) led 35-27 at the half but Miramonte (11-2) out-scored the Troubies by 18 in the second half led by a 22-point third quarter.

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Basketball Wins Overtime Thriller in West Coast Jamboree

ORINDA, Calif. – Sophomore Jackie Koerwitz sent the game to overtime and sophomore Nika Bagatelos hit two threes in the extra period to propel St. Francis to a 69-66 win over Arcata in their opening game of the Diamond bracket of the West Coast Jamboree.

“We were planning on Julia making the shot but I just got (the rebound) and was able to put it in to tie it up,” said Koerwtiz.

Koerwitz, who finished with a career-high 20 points, capped her big night with a buzzer-beating put back to give the Troubadours a chance in overtime to cap the comeback effort. 

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Soccer Goes 2-1-1 in Tri-Valley Classic

DANVILLE, Calif. – Sophomore Janae DeFazio provided the equalizer and senior goalkeeper Kaitlyn Hendrickson kept El Camino Real out of the goal to finish the Tri-Valley Classic with a 1-1 tie against El Camino Real at Sycamore Valley Park.

“The last two games – Foothill and El Camino Real – were fantastic opponents,” said Head Coach Maryclaire Robinson. “These last two games were a great test for us. It was team defense, we battled and we had to play faster. There is no doubt in my mind we are better this evening than this morning when we got here.”

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Basketball Drops Nike Finale

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Sophomore Lauren Pank scored a career-high 16 points in her second varsity start but it was not enough as St. Francis lost 54-40 to Forest Grove (Ore.).

“It was really fun,” said Pank after the game about contributing. “I am glad I got to help my team out a little bit. Hopefully, I can do more of that in the season.”

She scored 16 points, totaling her season output from the first six games. Pannk hit three three-pointers and went 5-for-6 at the line.

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Basketball’s Late Rally Falls Short at Nike TOC

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The St. Francis basketball team fell behind by 14 points in the second half only to pull within a basket before falling 53-50 to Gilbert (Ariz.) Wednesday on the third day of the Nike Tournament of Champions.

Sophomores Nika Bagatelos and Megan Austin combined for 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Troubadours almost came back in a game that looked over entering the final period.

“We started to play good defense and get in the passing lanes and that helped our offense get going and score some points,” said Bagatelos.

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Basketball Falls to Familiar Foe in Nike Event

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Just 3.1 miles apart in Sacramento, St. Francis and Sac High met 634 miles away in Phoenix Tuesday in the second round of the Nike Tournament of Champions with the Dragons winning 54-36.

“We did not match their physicality in the first half and their quickness got to us,” said Head Coach Vic Pitton. “There was a part of the game in the second quarter where we played pretty good. Certainly in the second half we picked it up but offensively we hit just two threes and we have to hit more threes than that.”

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Basketball Wins Opener at Nike TOC in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Senior Julia Razo scored a team-best 15 points to help St. Francis to a 51-47 opening round win at the 2016 Nike Tournament of Champions over Chapparal (Colo.) Monday.

St. Francis trailed by seven points in the early minutes of the fourth quarter 42-35 but rallied with an 11-0 run sparked by Razo, who scored six of 15 points in the quarter. Senior Janae Fairbrook added seven points including a big three-pointer during the rally.

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Athletics News – 12/16/16

This Week in Troubie Sports…

Basketball and Soccer continue play over the holiday break. The Varsity Basketball team travels to the Nike Tournament of Champions on Sunday. The Frosh team plays in a tournament at Oak Ridge Dec. 20-22 and both the Frosh and JV teams are in Antioch following Christmas. The Varsity and JV Gold soccer teams will play at Folsom on Tuesday. Varsity soccer will compete in the Tri-Valley Tournament Dec. 27-28.  For a complete list of Athletic Events, click here.

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Varsity Soccer Ties Rocklin 1-1

ROCKLIN, Calif. – Sophomore Janae DeFazio scored a late goal for the second consecutive game to salvage a tie at Rocklin on Tuesday night. DeFazio scored her fourth goal of the season in the 89th minute off a rebound off the cross bar. The ball was initially served by A.J. Tanner.

Rocklin’s Madeline Morrison gave the Thunder the lead in the 34th minute.

St. Francis (2-1) returns to action at Folsom on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 5:30 p.m.

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Basketball Travels to Arizona for Nike Tournament of Champions

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The St. Francis varsity basketball team will open the 20th Annual Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix against Chapparal (Colo.) at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec 19 at the Salvation Army KROC Center.

“I am really excited for the basketball aspect of the trip,” said junior guard Marlee Nicolos. “There is a lot of really good competition so we should grow as a team there. It is also a really big bonding experience for all of us. We get a lot closer after Arizona so I am looking forward to that.”

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Volleyball’s Wright Named Delta League Coach of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif . – St. Francis Head Volleyball Coach Alynn Wright was named the Delta League Coach of the Year in a vote of her league colleagues. It is the 15th League Coach of the Year honor in her career.

Wright led St. Francis to the CIF Northern California Regional semifinals before the Troubadours lost to eventual CIF Division II state champion Valley Christian. The sixth-seeded Troubadours upset No. 3 seed Whitney in the quarterfinals to advance after defeating No. 11 Windsor in the opening round.

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2016 Volleyball Highlights

  • St. Francis advanced to the CIF Northern California Regional semifinals before losing to eventual state champion Valley Christian in the Division II bracket. The sixth-seeded Troubadours upset No. 3 seed Whitney in the quarterfinals to advance. SF also defeated No. 11 Windsor.
  • St. Francis advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals before losing to eventual section champion Whitney. The Troubies were the No.
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Basketball Comeback Downs Davis in Roseville Elite

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Down by seven heading into the final quarter, Head Coach Vic Pitton challenged his senior point guard. And she answered.

Senior Janae Fairbook scored 14 of her game-high 22 points in the final quarter to help St. Francis erase the deficit and post a 77-69 victory over Delta League rival Davis in the third-place game of the Roseville Elite Showcase.

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JV Basketball Claims Robby Nakamura Holiday Title

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Krysta Alvarez had a game- and season-high 19 points to lead St. Francis to a 50-46 win over Del Oro to capture the Robby Nakamura Holiday Classic at Kennedy High School.

“It feels very good especially with a new team and our chemistry is definitely growing,” said Alvarez, who notched double digits for the first time this season. “It is nice to win and know we can work together well.”

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Spector Named Delta League Coach of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis tennis coach Kristi Spector was named the Delta League Coach of the Year. She led the Troubadours to the quarterfinals of the CIF/USTA Northern California Regional Tennis Championships and the Delta League championship.

The Troubadour tennis team also advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section finals before losing to Oak Ridge, finishing with an 18-3 record on the season and posting a perfect undefeated 12-0 mark in Delta League play. It was the second consecutive league title for the Troubadours and first NorCal appearance since 2011.

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2016 Tennis Highlights

  • St. Francis reached the quarterfinals of the CIF/USTA Northern California Regional Tennis Championships presented by Farmers before a 5-2 loss to third-seeded Amador Valley
  • The Troubadour tennis team advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section finals before losing to Oak Ridge (7-2). They advanced with wins over Vacaville (9-0), Rocklin (7-2) and Del Oro (5-4). The Troubadours advanced to NorCals after posting a win over McClatchy in the play-in match.
  • St.