The Plank - Sports

Plank Article Nick Ryan ’26

Sub-4 club: history in the making for Jesuit sports

On Saturday, Jan. 27, two Jesuit High School Sacramento alumni took to the track in the Dempsey Indoor Center in Seattle, Washington, and raced the indoor mile at the 2023 University of Washington Invitational Track Meet. 

In an amazing race, Matt Strangio ’20 and Spencer Pickren ’21 both ran personal bests, with Strangio winning the race in 3:55.53, putting himself at 19th place in the nation for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and 29th in the world at all levels for this indoor season at the time of the race. His recent 3000 meter race is also the 11th fastest in the history of the NCAA. 

Plank Article Nick Ryan ’26

The Wrap: Jesuit basketball section tournament

On Wednesday, Feb. 24, Jesuit High School Sacramento’s Varsity Basketball team faced off against Cordova High School and had one of their highest scoring games of the season. Beating CHS 94-63, the Marauders came out with a win and advanced to the quarter-finals in the Section playoffs.

Plank Article Jason De Guzman ’25

Otis Hill Academy wins 3v3 intramural tournament in spectacular fashion

This year’s 3v3 Intramural Tournament at Jesuit High School Sacramento ended in spectacular fashion. The championship game was played on Thursday, Feb. 8, during the Winter Sports Rally in front of the entire school. Everyone in attendance was fully entertained as Otis Hill Academy came storming back in the final minute to overcome a 6-point deficit and triumph over Jack’s Team.

Plank Article Nick Ryan ’26

The Wrap: Jesuit soccer meets their goals

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, Jesuit High School Sacramento’s nationally ranked varsity soccer team faced off against Central Valley High School. Jesuit is ranked number one in the section and CVHS was ranked number 12. With great games from midfielder James Andrew ’24 and forward Kellen Jacot ’24, Jesuit won 3-1 and remains strong as the playoffs progress.

Plank Article Jason De Guzman ’25

Aiming for a blue banner

On Wednesday, Feb. 7, the Jesuit High School Sacramento varsity basketball team won their most crucial game of the season to that point. In a bout against Sheldon High School, Jesuit won 55-39 to tie for first in the league rankings with SHS. Two days later, on Friday, Feb. 9, Jesuit triumphed again on an 84-58 victory over Pleasant Grove High School. 

Plank Article Nick Ryan ’26

The Wrap: Victory at American River Drive

In a decisive yet relatively low-scoring game against Rio Americano High School, Jesuit High School Sacramento defeated their Carmichael rivals on the hardwood, winning the “Battle for American River Drive.” The game ended with a final score of 51-38 and gave Jesuit their 16th win on the season.

Plank Article Jason De Guzman ’25

Basketball mid-league review

From Jan. 10 to Jan. 19, the Jesuit High School Sacramento varsity basketball team played a total of six games. Jesuit won four of these games and lost the other two, giving them a record of 14-7 for the season and 5-1 in league play.

Plank Article Nick Ryan ’26

Jesuit wins Holy Hoops in a nail biter

This year’s Holy Hoops game between Jesuit High School Sacramento and Christian Brothers High School couldn’t have been closer. The two teams were evenly matched for the whole game, with neither team ever building a definitive lead.

Plank Article Jason De Guzman ’25

Jesuit swim team prepares for final Delta League Championship

Jesuit High School Sacramento had a hugely successful 2023 swim and dive season, winning the league title, the section title, and finished 10th in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Swimming and Diving Championships. This year, the team aims to build upon that success and dominate in Jesuit’s final year in the Delta League.

Plank Article Lionel Efosa ’26

Looking to create a season to remember

Jesuit High School Sacramento’s 2023 to 2024 soccer season kicked off on Nov. 29, and the team is ready to go. The players prepared for the new season enthusiastically, and are looking forward to putting on a good show and making their fans proud.

Plank Article Milo Moggan ’26

What does Jesuit think about the Kings?

With the 2023-24 NBA season underway, fans are hoping the Sacramento Kings will continue last year’s success. To find out what Jesuit High School Sacramento students think about this year’s squad, The Plank anonymously polled 46 random student-fans asking for their expectations and opinions. Here’s what they had to say: