If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2017 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Prep report: Cleasby helps Paly run down a victory]]> Ryan Chang made sure an unearned run stood up as he pitched a three-hitter to keep Palo Alto undefeated in Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division baseball action. The Vikings edged visiting Saratoga, 1-0, in a classic pitching duel.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal women synchronizing routines to Columbus time]]> The Stanford synchronized swimming team begins defense of its U.S. Collegiate National title this week at the Ohio State University Aquatic Center in Columbus, Ohio. Competition begins Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal corner: Stanford baseball opens Pac-12 season]]> Baseball is back. No. 17 Stanford returns from a 12-day break to take on Utah in its Pac-12 opener at Sunken Diamond this weekend. All three games can be seen on the Pac-12 Networks.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford men open NCAA swim meet with school mark]]> The No. 5 Stanford men's swimming and diving team set a program record in the 800-yard freestyle relay to open the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships Wednesday night at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal corner: Stanford duo earns All-Pac-12 recognition]]> Stanford's Elizabeth Price and Rachel Daum earned All-Pac-12 women's gymnastics honors the conference announced Tuesday. Price earned first-team recognition on vault and bars, and second-team honors on floor. Daum claimed the first All-Pac-12 award of her career, being named to the second team in the all-around.]]> <![CDATA[Prep report: Menlo tennis tunes for big tourney with league win]]> The Menlo School boys' tennis team tuned up for its weekend trip to the prestigious All-American Invitational at Corona del Mar and the Costa Mesa Tennis Center in Southern California by beating visiting Harker, 7-0, in a WBAL league match on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto's Sellier headed to USA All-American rugby event]]> Palo Alto High senior Marion Sellier has been selected to join the USA Rugby high school All-American Tropical 7s Tour in Orlando, Fla. the week of April 11.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo's Getzelman earns GSAC baseball weekly honor]]> There are many reasons why the seventh-ranked Menlo College baseball team is off to a 22-5 start (11-2 in GSAC play). One of those reasons has been the play of junior outfielder Jordan Getzelman, who was named Player of the Week in the Golden State Athletic Conference on Tuesday. ]]> <![CDATA[Prep report: Palo Alto goes on softball scoring spree]]> Mackenzie Glassford collected four hits and the Palo Alto softball team won its third straight Monday, beating host Castilleja, 18-1, in a rain-shortened nonleague game.]]> <![CDATA[The path to NCAA gymnastics finals go through Emerald City]]> The Stanford women's gymnastics team will compete at the NCAA Seattle Regional on Saturday, April 1, at 4 p.m., where it will pursue a bid to the NCAA Championships.]]> <![CDATA[McPhee airs it out for Stanford in NCAA hoops tournament]]> Brittany McPhee scored 21 points, Alanna Smith added 19 and the Cardinal women's basketball team downed host Kansas State, 69-48, on Monday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.]]> <![CDATA[Lavorato leaving Sacred Heart Prep for TKA football job]]> Pete Lavorato, who built Sacred Heart Prep into a high school football power, is leaving SHP to take the head coaching job at The King’s Academy. Lavorato cited TKA’s proximity to his home in Saratoga as the primary reason for his decision.]]> <![CDATA[Local runners on the right track in weekend invitationals]]> Menlo-Atherton's Terrance Matthews-Murphy raced 11.23 to win the 100 meters at the St. Francis Invitational on Saturday. He nearly pulled off a double, placing second in the discus with a heave of 146-7.]]> <![CDATA[Prep report: Gunn baseball tops Mills; M-A tops Paly lacrosse]]> Eli Tannenwald pitched five scoreless innings, Josh Radin collected two hits and drove in two runs and the Gunn baseball team beat visiting Mills, 9-2, in a nonleague game Saturday. Menlo-Atherton beat Palo Alto in girls lacrosse for the first time since 2009.]]> <![CDATA[Danielson makes successful track and field debut]]> In his collegiate debut and first track and field meet in three years, Trevor Danielson unleashed one of the top javelin throws in Stanford history at the Hornet Invitational at Sacramento State on Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford women place fifth at Pac-12 gymnastics final]]> Elizabeth Price tied for second on floor (9.925) and tied for fifth on vault (9.900) and Nicolette McNair tied for fourth on beam with a career-high 9.925 to help the Stanford women's gymnastics team record a season-best 196.625 and finish fifth at the Pac-12 Championships on Saturday afternoon.]]> <![CDATA[Wild basketball journey continues for Eastside Prep girls]]> Kayla Tahaafe, a 5-7 point guard, scored 29 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in leading Eastside past Priory, 66-58, and to Eastside's third consecutive trip to the girls' Division V state championship game.]]> <![CDATA[NCAA swimming: Stanford's 19-year title drought is over]]> Stanford claimed its first women's swimming and diving national title since 1998 on Saturday. The Cardinal had 13 different All-Americans combine for 47 All-America honors, eight individual national championships and two relay titles during the four-day NCAA championship meet inside IUPUI Natatorium.]]> <![CDATA[A grand basketball season ends in overtime of title game]]> Palo Alto's boys' basketball season ended with a 65-61 loss to James Logan in the championship game of the Northern California Division I regionals, one game shy of playing for a state final. Regardless, the Vikings showed character in reaching as far as they did. ]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal corner: Stanford women ace Arizona]]> The fourth-ranked Stanford women's tennis team won its seven straight, breezing past Arizona, 6-1, on Saturday afternoon at Taube Family Tennis Stadium in a Pac-12 match.
<![CDATA[Cardinal women survive NCAA first-round hoops game]]> Alanna Smith had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Karlie Samuelson hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points, and the No. 2 seed in the Lexington Region survived the Aggies' spirited upset bid for a 72-64 victory that earned the Cardinal a trip to the second round.]]> <![CDATA[Prep report: Palo Alto takes over first in SCVAL baseball]]> Jackson Hall and Nathan Willis each had a pair of hits and drove in a run, relief pitcher Jack Varner got out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth and the Palo Alto baseball team remained unbeaten in SCVAL play, beating visiting Milpitas, 5-2, on Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Eastin, Ledecky help keep Cardinal in NCAA swim lead]]> Sophomore Ella Eastin set an American record, and freshman Katie Ledecky won her second individual title to push top-ranked Stanford further into the lead at the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships inside IUPUI Natatorium on Friday night.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto High to get a new athletic director in the fall]]> Assistant AD Therren Wilburn was named Palo Alto High's full-time athletic director Thursday, a job he will assume in the new school year. Current Athletic Director Kathi Bowers, who has overseen the construction of the Peery Center, Paly's newest athletic facility, will be returning to teaching.]]>