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No room for error

No room for error

July 21, 2017

Elijah Berry ‘17 isn’t used to losing. Naturally, he shouldn’t be, as he plays on the Jesuit High School Varsity Soccer Team, which is ranked one of the best in the nation. But on Jan. 19th, Franklin High School who is nationally ranked 665th, bea...

A perspective from the next level

A perspective from the next level

July 21, 2017

As a defensive end at Jesuit High School, Kori Collons ‘15 stood out so much that he attracted the attention of the University of Nevada Reno. When Kori first got into UNR, he was a defensive end, but after a coaching change he was switched to outsi...

Reflecting on a winning season

Reflecting on a winning season

July 21, 2017

After winning the CIF Sac-Joaquin Division One Soccer Championship last year, Jesuit High School Varsity Soccer player Elijah Berry ‘17 doubted that his team would be able repeat it. “We were not great at the end of the year,” Elijah said. ...

The coach’s right hand man

The coach’s right hand man

July 21, 2017

The Jesuit High School Varsity Basketball Team runs smoothly because of Team Manager Kris Zaki ‘17. Kris has several jobs for the basketball team, including getting the players water, changing bloody jerseys, and running drills with the players. Overal...

Building as a team

Building as a team

July 21, 2017

Every robot that the Jesuit High School robotics team makes starts on a whiteboard. Every year, from November to mid June, the students model, build, and test their robot. “The hardest part is to get everything to work together,” said Gavin Remme ‘1...

Coaching the future stars

Coaching the future stars

July 21, 2017

Since 1985, Doug Friedman has been coaching basketball players from middle schools to a professional league in Denmark.Coach Friedman now coaches the Jesuit Freshman basketball team as he has been doing since 2015. He prepares his players for varsity level b...

Inside the life of a high school baseball player

Inside the life of a high school baseball player

July 20, 2017

After letting his nerves build for seven innings, the Jesuit high School Head Varsity Baseball Coach Joe Potulny ‘76 put in Andrew Tilton ‘17  for the final two innings against Bellarmine High School. “I was a little nervous,” Andrew said. ...

Coach Isaac’s influence on Jesuit

Coach Isaac’s influence on Jesuit

July 20, 2017

When Jesuit High School Varsity Football Coach Jonathan Isaac was first asked by Head Coach Marlon Blanton to help coach the football team, he dropped everything.   “I said [to Blanton], ‘Alright I’ll get my affairs in order in two weeks and I...

From player to coach

From player to coach

July 20, 2017

Jesuit High School Varsity Football Coach Jonathan Isaac started playing football at the ripe age of 10 years old. Right after high school, the young 19 year old was called up by Jesuit’s current Head Varsity Football Coach Marlon Blanton to help ou...

The man with the music

Matt Herold and Tristan Normoyle

July 20, 2017

Filed under Captain's Quarterly

Matt Ruggles ‘18 is a Senior at Jesuit High School who plays the clarinet in the Jesuit Symphonic Band and has been playing the clarinet since the fourth grade. He started playing at Jesuit in his Freshman year. “Band teacher Mr. Cargile called my house and said ‘oh I see you have a lot of band experience,”  Matt said. His favorite piece is a Star Trek medley for band. “If I wasn’t playing the clarinet, I’d either play the Alto Saxophone or the snare...

Building an empire together

Building an empire together

July 20, 2017

Last year, fifth and sixth grade students at Jesuit High School’s Junior Academics Plus Program created a Japanese pagoda temple in it’s relatively new Minecraft class. Minecraft is a sandbox game where players use their creativity to build and surv...

Starting high school drama

Starting high school drama

July 20, 2017

The Jesuit Drama Program celebrated its 50th anniversary in the 2016-2017 season. The program usually does two or three productions a season. The shows they did last season were Spamalot and 44 Plays for 44 Presidents. “I like to think about what’s going on in the worl...