If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Beck, Locher lead Stanford to Pac-12 baseball victory]]> In front of a near-sold out crowd on Fireworks Night at one of the more picturesque venues in college baseball, senior Jonny Locher and freshman Tristan Beck starred for the Stanford baseball team in its 4-2 victory over Oregon on Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Miklos, Givens lead locals into state track and field meet]]> Seniors Maya Miklos from Gunn and Eli Givens from Palo Alto had themselves a busy and successful night at the Central Coast Section Track and Field Championships on Friday at Gilroy High. Their reward were multiple berths in next week's CIF State Meet.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal have five qualify for NCAA track and field finals]]> Stanford roundup
Five Stanford athletes qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships through their performances Friday at the NCAA West preliminary meet.]]>
<![CDATA[A successful Stanford rowing career started with a carpool]]> Simone Jacobs was a soccer, track and water polo standout growing up. As she began her sophomore year at Aragon High in San Mateo, she wanted to try something different. What sport that would eventually be came as the result of a carpool.
<![CDATA[Cardinal opens final baseball series with a 2-1 win over Ducks]]> It's going to take nothing short of a miracle for the Cardinal, which beat visiting Oregon, 2-1, in the opener of the final regular-season series on Thursday, to qualify for the NCAA tournament. There are just too many teams ahead of Stanford in the Pac-12 Conference.]]> <![CDATA[Director's Cup likely to remain in Stanford's possession]]> Cardinal corner
Stanford took control of the Learfield Directors Cup Division I race in the fall, thanks in large part to the men's soccer national title. The Cardinal practically clinched its 22nd consecutive Cup with a national title in women's tennis and national runner-up finishes in women's golf and women's water polo.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford women named All-American in golf, lacrosse]]> Cardinal corner
Seniors Lauren Kim and Mariah Stackhouse, catalysts for Stanford's first NCAA title in 2015 and runner-up finish Wednesday in Eugene, Ore., have been named All-Americans by the Women's Golf Coaches Association.]]>
<![CDATA[A shot at repeating as NCAA golf champs goes slightly awry]]> The Stanford and Washington women's golf teams battled into sudden death of Wednesday's NCAA championship match, with the Huskies prevailing, 3-2, at Eugene Country Club. The final two matches each needed two extra holes. One went to the Cardinal, the other did not. ]]> <![CDATA[Sacred Heart Prep sending 18 student-athletes to college]]> For the 10th consecutive year, Sacred Heart Prep will send 12 or more student-athletes to play at the intercollegiate level. The Class of 2016 boasts 18 headed to play 10 different sports in the collegiate ranks.]]> <![CDATA[Rosco Allen to forego final year of hoops eligibility]]> Cardinal corner
First Team All-Pac-12 forward Rosco Allen will pursue professional opportunities and forego his final season of collegiate eligibility. Allen, who is a senior academically at Stanford, is on track to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree next month.]]>
<![CDATA[Bike Connection wins Palo Alto Little League city tourney title]]> Of local note
Palo Alto Little League wrapped up its regular season in baseball with its annual City Tournament that concluded Sunday, with Bike Connection defeating Stanford Electric, 10-5, in the championship game at Middlefield Ballpark.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford women golfers have a shot at a NCAA repeat]]> After going 29 years without an NCAA title, the Stanford women's golf team has a chance to repeat. Earning hard-fought 3-2 wins Tuesday against South Carolina and Duke, the Cardinal meets Washington on Wednesday in an all-Pac-12 final for the national championship]]> <![CDATA[Menlo School advances to CCS Division II baseball title game]]> The Menlo School baseball team advanced to the Central Coast Section Division II championship game with a 10-7 victory over visiting Capuchino at San Jose Municipal Stadium Tuesday evening.]]> <![CDATA[Yet another comeback nets Stanford women an NCAA title]]> Doubles-point deficits. Gutsy individual efforts. Three-set clinchers. Heart-stopping comebacks. "Upsets" of higher seeds. At the end of the day, was anyone really surprised?]]> <![CDATA[Former Stanford rower helps earn gold medal and trip to Rio]]> Former Stanford rower Austin Hack, who starred for the Stanford men's rowing program from 2011-14, stroked the United States Men's Eight to the gold medal in the final of the FISA European and Final Olympic Qualification Regatta Tuesday in Lucerne, Switzerland.]]> <![CDATA[Plumer among seven Stanford athletes on All-Century team]]> Women's track and field
Current Gunn High track and field coach PattiSue Plumer is among seven former Stanford athletes named to the Pac-12 Conference's All-Century Women's Track and Field team, which was announced Monday night. ]]>
<![CDATA[Danielson helps Stanford women secure second seed in NCAA golf]]> NCAA golf
Casey Danielson shot a final-round 68 and finished in a sixth-place tie and the Stanford women's golf team secured the second seed for Tuesday's match-play opener at the NCAA women's golf championships in Eugene on Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford women face one more challenge in NCAA tennis]]> Lele Forood and her 15th-seeded Stanford women's tennis team took another step to writing another chapter of an unlikely run to the NCAA championship. The Cardinal topped defending national champ, and sixth-seeded Vanderbilt, 4-2, in the NCAA national semifinal round on Monday in Tulsa, OKla.]]> <![CDATA[2016 All-Peninsula Athletic League baseball teams]]> ALL-PAL BAY DIVISION
Player of the Year: Andrew Daschbach (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr.
Pitcher of the Year: Jared Milch (Terra Nova) Sr.
Coach of the Year: John Vallero (Terra Nova)]]>
<![CDATA[Future Stanford freshman helps USA women win in water polo]]> The U.S. and Australian women put their offensive abilities on full display as they combined for 25 goals in a pre-Olympic showcase on Sunday at USC's Uytengsu Aquatics Center in Los Angeles.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford is sending 42 track athletes to NCAA West Prelims]]> Forty-two Stanford track and field athletes -- 21 men and 21 women -- plus two relay teams, have qualified for the NCAA West Prelims, the meet that determines the NCAA Championships field. Action runs Thursday through Saturday in Lawrence, Kan.
<![CDATA[Few surprises as local athletes qualify for CCS track finals]]> For 18 local individuals, the 2016 track and field season includes at least one more meet -- the Central Coast Section Championships on Friday at Gilroy High. In most cases, those advancing were expected to do just that.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal women remain in contention at NCAA golf tournament]]> Stanford roundup
Mariah Stackhouse shot a 2-under 70 to help the Stanford women's golf team produce another solid effort Sunday in the third round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships at Eugene Country Club.]]>
<![CDATA[Dunlap delivers game-winning homer in extra innings]]> Stanford baseball
Junior Alex Dunlap collected a career-high five hits, including the game-winning home run in the 12th inning, Quinn Brodey extended his hitting streak to 13 games and Stanford beat host Washington, 8-7, in a Pac-12 contest.]]>
<![CDATA[Menlo School advances in CCS baseball with dramatic win]]> In a dramatic sixth inning, Menlo School scored the winner then held off Pacific Grove, 4-2, on Saturday to advance to the Central Coast Section Division II baseball semifinals.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto girls defend state relay title with another record]]> Prep swimming
After preseason trailing, six SCVAL De Anza Division dual meets, prelims and finals at league and section meets, the Palo Alto girls still had something left for the 2016 CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships that wrapped up Saturday at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex at Clovis West High.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford women rally into contention at NCAA golf tourney]]> The 12th-ranked Stanford women's golf team improved 12 strokes Saturday to climb into fourth place after two rounds of the NCAA Championships at Eugene Country Club.]]> <![CDATA[Another rising star shines for Stanford women in NCAA tennis]]> Caroline Doyle made her mark in what may well become yet another unlikely Stanford run through the NCAA women's tennis tournament. The junior rallied from a third-set deficit to win at No. 3 singles and clinch the Cardinal's 4-3 victory over Michigan in the quarterfinal round Saturday.]]>