The Plank

Plank Article Matthew Marsh ’20

Jesuit lacrosse looks forward to new season

The end of winter and the beginning of spring is possibly the busiest time for the Athletic Department at Jesuit High School Sacramento. As winter sports are entering the playoff season,the nine spring sports are all starting up, including the lacrosse team, one of the most competitive sports in the area.

Plank Article Jason Reyna ’20
Left to right: Gian Papio ’20, Nick Salonites ’20, and Grant Houle ’20

Seek Discomfort Club

While many of the clubs at Jesuit High School are based on common interests like video games and music, the Seek Discomfort club defies the normal definition of “club.”

Plank Article Jared Agos ’21
View of the interior of the Fr. Barry Gymnasium at the Freshman Orientation mass for the class 2023.

Gym overhaul continues

Jesuit High School Sacramento students entered the Fr. Barry Gymnasium last fall to find one major change: air conditioning. This was one renovation in a $2.8 million project that will continue and conclude this summer.

Plank Article James Fahey ’20
A poster from the movie "1917" seen through the eyes of Jason Reyna '20

Fahey’s Film Reviews: 1917

Trench warfare is a hellish nightmare, and Sam Mendes’ film “1917” captures that terror and anxiety with its harrowing long takes and immersive set design. Yet, where visuals and sound prevail, the story declines.

Plank Article Matt Parks ’21
Jesuit High School Educational Technology and Information Commons Director Mr. Jordan Brown talking to students about the "Fundamentals of Economics" in the Phelan Chapel of the North American Martyrs on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

Social Justice Summit discusses economic justice

At Jesuit High School Sacramento, it’s an annual tradition to spend a week examining a social justice issue such as mental health or criminal justice. In last week’s Social Justice Summit, students heard a variety of discussions that addressed the realities of economic justice or injustice. 

Plank Article Harley Sherman ’22
Rower and Jesuit High School student Louis Gallia '20 competing in the 2019 Head of the Charles Regatta in the Charles River, which separates Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Ready, Set, Row

Rowing is one of the oldest collegiate sports and has been a part of almost every Olympic Games. The first American regatta, or rowing race, took place in 1762 and now crew athletes compete in races held all over the country.

Plank Article Nick Venegas ’22
Jesuit High School Wrestler Clark Perry '21, left, wrestles in dual against Cosumnes Oaks High School in Fr. Barry Gymnasium last season.

On and off the mat

Being one of the best wrestlers at Jesuit High School Sacramento, Clark Parry ’21 has tousled with the best. Placing first in his most recent tournament, it seems like nobody can take him down.

Plank Article Jaiveer Gahunia ’20
Student Carter Wink '20 participates in Jesuit's annual Blood Drive.

Students donate 46 pints of blood in annual Blood Drive

The Blood Drive is Jesuit High School’s annual tradition of giving blood. This life-saving practice has been at Jesuit for more than 20 years, and its most recent entry was last Thursday, Jan. 16.

This year, Jesuit collectively donated 46 pints of blood. This number is lower than previous years, with last year’s Blood Drive collecting 70 pints of blood. 

Plank Article Sam Thompson ’22
Jesuit guard Isa Silva '21 dribbles around defender against Franklin High School

Jesuit suffers first Delta League loss to Franklin

Looking to keep a perfect Delta League record, the Jesuit High School Marauders came up short in a 70-59 loss to the Franklin High School Wildcats on Wednesday. 

The result marks Franklin’s second straight Delta League win as the team defeated Pleasant Grove High School last Friday. 

After being down 8 points at halftime, Franklin outscored Jesuit 45-26 in the second half. 

Plank Article Matt Parks ’21
Elijah Beverley '21 warms up before a game.

Jesuit soccer readies for Davis showdown

On the afternoon of Jan. 15, the Jesuit High School Marauders will battle the Davis High School Blue Devils at Playfields Park in Davis.

The Marauders look to continue their success after amassing a perfect league record with wins over Elk Grove High School, Sheldon High School, and Cosumnes Oak High School.

Davis has also started the season well, holding a 6-2-1 overall record. Aware of the looming threat that the Blue Devils will present, defender Michael Roush ’21 notes that a favorable outcome will rely on the team full effort.