The Plank - Sports

Plank Article Jackson Sloat ’23 Rowan Craig '23

Wild West Shootout ends, Fr. Barry Classic begins

The Jesuit High School Sacramento varsity basketball team defeated Damonte Ranch High School and Spanish Springs High School in the Wild West Shootout Tournament that took place in Reno, Nevada from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2. The tournament was supposed to include an additional game against Bishop Manogue High School, but due to weather conditions the game was canceled. Jesuit will play Garces Memorial High School to kick off the Father Barry Classic on Dec. 8.

Plank Article Charley Taylor ’25

Varsity cross country runners experience a season of growth

The Varsity Jesuit High School Sacramento Marauders’ 2022 cross country team finished the season winning six races while placing second and 20th in the prestigious Clovis Invitational.

Mr. Lai believes that the growth of the underclassmen played a significant role in the team’s chemistry and success this year.

“The team really got along well and the underclassmen have been stepping up,” Mr.Lai said. “With such a small group of juniors and seniors, more pressure and responsibility has been expected of the sophomores and many of them rose to the challenge.”

Plank Article Jackson Sloat ’23 Marcos Lopez ’23

Basketball starts season with a big win against Oak Ridge

On Saturday Nov. 26, the Jesuit High School Sacramento varsity basketball team kicked off their season by defeating Oak Ridge High School in a blowout, posting a final score of 67-43.

Head Coach Timothy Kelly notes how the team started the season well, but still thinks they can play better. 

“Yeah, I think we played okay,” Coach Kelly said. “We can be a lot better than we are right now. There’s some good enthusiasm; we’re doing some really good things out there, and there are some things that we could still improve upon.”