Women’s Basketball: Sac-Joaqiun Div.1 Final: St. Mary’s 77,
Oak Ridge 53.
The seventh consecutive section championship, and a record
fifteenth overall was won by a feisty, determined group of
freshman and sophomores for the Rams as they beath Oak Ridge
77-53 at Sleep Train Arena in the Division 1 final.
In The Record, Kat Tudor, with a game-high 24 points and who
was 5 of 6 from 3-point range, was quoted: . “It’s really
fun playing here. Last year, I remember the rims were
tight, and I knew that if I missed the first shot that I
should just keep shooting.”
More from The Record article: “The Rams (25-4), who started
two freshmen and three sophomores, found themselves losing
31-26 with 3 minutes, 15 seconds remaining in the first
half. But Carlissa Shipp and Tudor made back-to-back
3-pointers, and freshman Naje Murray had two steals and
layups to start the Rams’ late run for a 39-31 halftime
“We got an eight-point margin, but let it go at the start of
the third quarter,” St. Mary’s coach Tom Gonsalves said.
“There’s so much these girls need to learn. Not only is it a
young team, it’s a tiny team.”
Second-seeded Oak Ridge (26-5) battled back in the third
quarter to tie the game at 46-46 before the Rams finished
the game on a 31-7 run. “We’re a team of spurts,” Gonsalves
said. “This is a really, really good 3-point shooting team.
I have faith that we’ll get hot and go on one of those
Gonsalves said he’s learned that other teams typically don’t
have the legs to keep up with St. Mary’s pressure for four
quarters. Oak Ridge was 3 of 14 from the field in the final
quarter, while the Rams made 11-of-14 attempts.
playing at Sleep Train Arena as a freshman has been a goal
since the sixth grade. “I’m living my dream right now,” said
Murray, who had 15 points and four steals. “I do want to
play Division I college. My teammates are supportive and
they’re starting to rely on me.”
Gonsalves also praised Angel Johnson’s double-double of 15
points and 10 rebounds, getting more playing time since the
injury to starting teammate Charise Holloway.
Softball: Yoneda Tournament: East Union 5, St. Mary’s 4; St.
Mary’s 11, American Canyon 1
The Rams Saige Pye homered in both games St. Mary’s played at
the Yoneda Classic, but fell to the Lancers 5-4 in the
St. Mary’s beat American Canyon 11-1 earlier in the day.
St. Mary’s 11, American Canyon 1. 221 132 — 11 16 0 Sabatino
and Russell. LH—SM; Russell
2-3, 2 RBI; Mamola 2-3, HR, 3 RBI.
5,, St. Mary’s 4. 012 10 — 4 6 0 Sabatino and Russell; Erich
and Rascon LH. Record: 3-1
Women’s Soccer: St. Mary’s 5, Bradshaw Christian 0
Playing in the Folsom Challenge Cup, the Rams tErica Dias had
two goals as St. Mary’s took fifth place in tournament.
Lacrosse: St. Mary’s 12, Dougherty Valley 5
St. Mary’s, Christian Catanio had five goals as the Rams
beat the Wildcats. Record: 3-1
Baseball: Elk Grove 7, St. Mary’s 3
Jed Sprague’s two-run home run in the fifth inning was the
only hit for the Rams as they lost to the Thundering Herd of
Elk Grove. The Rams are 0-1.
Three St. Mary's Students Sign Letters of Intent
Three St. Mary's student athletes signed
national letters of intent on March 4th. As
Athletic Director Jim Brusa
pointed out, after thanking the parents
for their support of their children, it
was a difficult road requiring commitment and
focus by the students to achieve their goals.
The three signatories are:
Clark Butler, Football, Dakota Wesleyan
Talia Cox, Track, Cal State East Bay
Tyler Maroney, Water Polo,Naval Academy
Men’s Golf: Lincoln Invitational Results
Anthony Madrid won on the seventh-hole of a sudden death
playoff and earned medalist honors for the second year in a
row at the Lincoln Invitational at Brookside Country Club.
The Rams came in 4th of 10 teams with a score of
are working to create a positive game environment
for our student athletes and our student spectators.
We would love to see students from every grade level
involved in the campus life at St. Mary's and this
is one of the best ways that we can offer such an
experience. Here's what every member of The Machine
Free admission to all home,
non-CIF games for ALL sports, all year.
Choice of one of three,
limited edition Green Machine t-shirts in green,
white, or black that can be worn to school on
Fridays and, of course, to games.
Be eligible to take advantage
of give-a ways like free food, free t-shirts, free
play-off tickets, even some free play tickets and
Priority seating in our
student section - the whole Ram Fam is welcome
Getting the most out of your
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can stay updated on everything Green Machine by
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cost for the Green Machine is $30 but it will save
you lots of money over the course of the year. The
more you get involved, the more you save. If
you attend only 4 football games and 2 volleyball
games in the fall you will already have
participated in more than $30 in SMHS activities.
can sign up in the Athletics Office at any time
but the sooner the better so we can make our shirt
you have any questions, you can contact
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Green Machine Featured in Record Article
Jo Ann Kirby featured St. Mary’s Green
Machine in an article on student spirit
groups on October 6, 2013.
“At St. Mary’s, a student section was
formalized last year as the Green
Machine. The result, its adviser says,
has been a rewarding adventure that has
created unity among the student body.
“Now everyone is together, hanging off
the rails,” said Sarah Buhr, a St.
Mary’s teacher and coach who is adviser
to the Green Machine. “It’s a work in
progress but this year it just really
gained momentum and well over half the
student body is part of this thing.”
“For $30, students who join receive
three Green Machine T-shirts — one
white, one green and one black — plus
free admission to all regular home
games. Part of the funds are used to
purchase face paint to make up the kids
before games. The group is led by the
rally commissioners elected by the
student council — this year A.J. Sambado,
Jed Sprague and Shaun Moran — who rev up
the Green Machine.
It hasn’t gone unnoticed by St. Mary’s
head varsity football coach Tony Franks.
“The huge group of fans absolutely
helps. It helps to create a
super-charged environment of excitement
that everyone in the stadium can feel.
It also makes the opponent feel like
they are taking on our entire school,
not just a team,” Franks said, adding
it’s made school just plain fun. “The
campus has a real buzz, especially on
game day when students come to school
decked out in green and white, faces
painted or in funny costumes.”
Buhr uses social media including
Twitter, Vine and Instagram to keep
members informed and energized. And
student athletes said it all makes them
feel good — win or lose — that they have
the support. Although football and
basketball games seem to draw the
biggest crowds, the rally leaders at
local schools said they are making more
of an effort to represent at other
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New Athletic Building
Bonaventure, the iconic athletic
structure at St. Mary's has been
taken down as part of the
renovation program at St. Mary's
and to make way for the new
Athletic Building. Construction
on the new Athletic Center began
with groundbreaking on February
19, 2014. It is anticipated that
the project will be competed in
approximately 6 months.
Fundraising for a
new Athletic Building is ongoing with
significant amounts already
collected and pledged. The new
building will consolidate the
Athletic Department Offices and
provide training and locker
facilities for a number of
sports, supplementing those of
the Sprague Family Athletic
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Post High School Competition
on Probability of Post High School Competition
All athletes who wish to participate in college at
the NCAA Division I or II level must register with
the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearing house by the
completion of their junior year of high school. To
Mary's Rams are well known for their competitive teams. The school is a
member of the Tri-City Athletic Association and competes in badminton,
baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, softball,
swimming/diving, tennis, track, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling. In
the team sports of football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, and girls
volleyball the school fields three teams, varsity, sophomore and freshmen.
In most other sports, two teams are fielded - varsity and junior varsity.
Tennis is varsity only. Sports with all girls' teams are badminton,
basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track,
volleyball and waterpolo.
The Athletic Department provides a well-balanced athletic program for all
students, and students are encouraged to participate in all sports.
Students in the athletic program must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and meet
all required criteria to be eligible. Students must secure parent
permission and pass a physical examination to be eligible for participation.
Physical exams are offered by the school once, prior to each sports season,
in the months of August, October, and January.
Student athletes must abide by the Athletic Code as set forth by the school.
Signatures of both parent and student are required as acceptance of the
Code. Code books shall be provided by team coaches prior to each league
Interscholastic athletic competition should
demonstrate high standards of ethics and sportsmanship and promote the
development of good character and other important life skills. The highest potential of sports
is achieved when participants are committed to pursuing victory with honor
according to six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility,
fairness, caring, and good citizenship. This Code applies to all
student-athletes involved in interscholastic sports in California.
C.I.F. Pursuing Victory with Honor Athletes' Code of
Saint Mary’s High School athletes are expected to:
Do what is right even when it is unpopular.
Fulfill commitments to the team and school.
Be loyal to your school and team by putting the
team above personal glory.
Treat all people inside and outside of school
Be gracious in victory and accept defeat with
Be respectful; do not engage in disrespectful
conduct of any sort including profanity, obscene
gestures, offensive remarks of a sexual nature,
trash talking, taunting, boastful celebrations,
or other actions that demean individuals or the
Treat game officials, opponents and coaches with
Be a student first, knowing that the primary
responsibility of a student-athlete is academic
Remember that participation in sports is a
privilege, not a right.
Consistently exhibit good character and conduct
yourself as a positive role model on and off the
Be a positive role model; do not use any illegal
or unhealthy substances, alcohol, tobacco,
drugs, or performance-enhancing drugs.
Exercise self-control. Do not fight or show
excessive displays of anger or frustration.
Honor, observe and enforce the spirit and the
letter of rules and regulations.
Maintain academic eligibility.
Be at school for a minimum of one-half day in
order to participate in any extra-curricular
Abide by and support the parent/student
St. Mary’s Spectator Code of Conduct
Treat all participants with respect.
Discourage any dishonest or unsportsmanlike
Be gracious in victory and accept defeat with
Not engage in disrespectful conduct including
profanity, obscene gestures, and offensive
remarks of a sexual nature, trash talking,
taunting, boastful celebrations or other actions
that demean individuals or the sport.
Treat game officials with respect.
Let the coaches coach.
Display respect for all other spectators.
Listen to and obey the requests of the public
address announcer and all security personnel in
Be at school at least one-half day in order to
attend any extra-curricular event.
A prerequisite of good sportsmanship requires one to understand their own
bias or prejudice and to have the ability to recognize that rational
behavior is more important than the desire to win. A proper perspective must
be maintained if the potential educational values of athletic competition
are to be realized. Good sportsmanship is concerned with the behavior of all
involved in the game.
Informed Consent/Assumption of Risk
Parents and students need to be aware of the
potential dangers of participation in
interscholastic athletics since there is a risk of
being injured in any sport. The risk of injury may
be severe, including varieties of fractures,
sprains, contusions, brain injuries, paralysis, or
even death. Risk of injury may be somewhat reduced
through parent insistence upon student-athletes
following carefully all of the guidelines given by
the coaching staff and school regarding training
rules, safety procedures, proper use of equipment,
legal and safe playing techniques, and any and all
other safety procedures.
Medical Requirements To Participate in Sports
a) Each student who participates in any sport must provide
evidence of a physical examination by a licensed
physician M.D. or D.O. in order to satisfy C.I.F.
and SMHS athletic regulations. Physical examinations
are valid for one calendar school year and are
offered by the school prior to each sports
season in the months of August, October, and January.
b) Athletes must have a signed “Authorization to Consent to
Treatment” card on file in the athletic office.
c) Football Insurance: Medical insurance is required for
competition in interscholastic football. This
requirement may be satisfied through policies held
by the student-athlete that do not exclude
interscholastic football, or by the purchase of
insurance, through St. Mary's, that specifically
d) After an injury which requires medical attention, a
release in writing must be obtained from a doctor
before a player may resume participation. This is
for the protection of the player, coach, and school.
Saint Mary’s High School administration, athletic director
and coaches believe that students who are selected
for the privilege of membership on teams should
conduct themselves as responsible representatives of
the school. In order to assure the integrity of the
athletic code of conduct, the athletic director and
coaches will enforce this Code of Conduct.
Furthermore, matters which are brought to the
attention of the Dean of Students concerning members
of teams who fail to abide by the Athletic Code of
Conduct, are subject to disciplinary action by the
office of the deans. Members of teams must always
serve as exemplars of high moral character and must
demonstrate appropriate academic commitment. As
recognized representatives of Saint Mary’s High
School, team members are expected to exhibit
appropriate behavior whether in season or out of
season, in uniform or out of uniform, on campus or
Athletic Program Expectations
The interscholastic program is an integral part of Saint
Mary’s High School. It holds many educational
benefits for those students who elect to
The self-discipline required of the students participating in
interscholastic competition provides a unique
training opportunity not ordinarily available
elsewhere in the curriculum.
All interscholastic activities of the school’s athletic
department will maintain the ideals and standards
that are the policy of the school administration,
the Tri City Athletic League (TCAL), the San Joaquin
Section (SJS), and the California Interscholastic
Saint Mary’s High School’s athletic department strives to
create an environment that promotes competitiveness,
spirituality, teamwork and self-discipline. We are
committed to building character, developing
responsibility, and promoting sportsmanship which
will become life-long traits.
The athletic department fully supports the policy set forth
in the parent/student handbook concerning the
possession of, selling of and use of drugs/alcohol
on the way to or from school, at school, before,
during or after a school-sponsored event. In
addition to the overall school policy, the athletic
department shall dismiss the athlete from the sport
in which they are currently participating.
The C.I.F. mandates that, “as a condition of membership, all
schools shall adopt policies prohibiting the use and
abuse of androgenic/anabolic steroids. All member
schools shall have all participating students and
their parents/ caregiver agree that the athlete will
not use steroids without the written prescription of
a fully licensed physician (as recognized by the
American Medical Association) to treat a medical
condition.” Saint Mary’s High School affirms and
supports this mandate and encourages all families to
discuss this important issue with their
Please see the Student Handbook for
further information, requirements and limitations.
*Based on information provided. Please provide any
corrections and/or the
names, sport, school and year of any alumnus attending a 4 year college or university that is not
listed to the Saint Mary’s Athletic Department.
Be sure to include the web address of the alumni