PaloAltoOnline.com http://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us <![CDATA[Palo Alto finds a new head baseball coach in a former player]]> During his days as a member of the Palo Alto High baseball team, Pete Fukuhara never made it to a Central Coast Section championship game. He may, however, now have a chance to do that as a coach.]]> <![CDATA[Former tennis greats highlight EPATT Pro-Am tournament]]> The inaugural EPATT Kids Cup Pro-Am Tennis Tournament, benefiting the after-school tennis and tutoring program for underserved kids in East Palo Alto, will be held Saturday at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Center.]]> <![CDATA[Gunn girls maintain golf lead, stay perfect in the SCVAL race]]> Monday's prep roundup
With its lineup back intact, the Gunn girls remained unbeaten in the SCVAL golf race with a 209-250 dual-match victory over Homestead at Sunnyvale Municipal on Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Bowen reaches elite goal in Stanford water polo history]]> Stanford senior driver Alex Bowen joined the elite in Cardinal men's water polo history by scoring his 200th career goal in the championship of the Kap7 NorCal Classic against UCLA on Sunday in Stockton.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford baseball's freshman class is ranked No. 8 in nation]]> Cardinal corner
Stanford's 2014-15 recruiting class, which began its first day of college classes on Monday, has been ranked No. 8 in the country according to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The Cardinal came in as the top group among Pac-12 programs. ]]>
<![CDATA[Luck throws for 370 yards and four TDS to highlight Week 3]]> Andrew Luck threw four touchdown passes for the third time in his career as the Indianapolis quarterback highlighted former Stanford players in Week 3 of NFL action by leading the Colts to a 44-17 win at Jacksonville.]]> <![CDATA[Verso comes up big for Cardinal men in soccer upset]]> Stanford roundup
Eric Verso and Corey Baird scored in the second half as the 24th-ranked Stanford men's soccer team recorded its biggest win of the season to date, a 2-1 decision over No. 11 Delaware at Cagan Stadium on Sunday.
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<![CDATA[Stanford women keep soccer shutout streak alive]]> Stanford completed what might have been the toughest nonconference women's soccer schedule in the country undefeated and unscored upon after its 2-0 victory over Cal Poly on Sunday before 2,279 at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.
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<![CDATA[Menlo boys capture Scott Roche Invitational water polo title]]> Weekend prep roundup
After watching San Ramon Valley win the Scott Roche Invitational water polo title for two straight years in Menlo School's own pool, the host Knights figured enough was enough.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford women a perfect 10 after volleyball sweep]]> Cardinal corner
The top-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team improved to 10-0 on Saturday with a 25-10, 25-12, 25-21 win over Cal State Northridge in the USD Invitational at the Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego.]]>
<![CDATA[SHP pulls out a thrilling 27-21 victory in the final nine seconds]]> Friday prep football
Sacred Heart junior quarterback Mason Randall found Nick O'Donnell in the back of the end zone with just nine seconds left in the game and the Gators came out with a thrilling 27-21 nonleague victory over visiting Salinas Friday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford women remain unbeaten, unscored upon in soccer season]]> Ryan Walker-Hartshon and Stephanie Amack each scored goals to help the fourth-ranked Stanford women's soccer team remain unbeaten on the season with a 3-0 victory over visiting Santa Clara in a nonconference match Friday night.
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<![CDATA[Cardinal men capture another soccer match at home, improve to 4-1]]> Stanford roundup
Brandon Vincent scored in the second half to snap a tie and help the 24th-ranked Stanford men's soccer team beat visiting Southern Illinois Edwardsville, 2-1, in a nonconference match Friday evening.
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<![CDATA[O'Hara, Press are teammates again for U.S. national team]]> Of local note
Stanford grads Kelley O'Hara and Christen Press were teammates again, with each having a hand in Team USA's 4-0 victory over Mexico in a women's soccer international friendly in Rochester, N.Y. on Thursday evening.
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<![CDATA[Stanford wrestling adds Olympic silver medalist to its staff]]> Jamill Kelly, a 2004 Olympic silver medalist, has joined the Stanford wrestling staff as an associate head coach, Jason Borrelli announced Thursday. Kelly comes to The Farm after serving two years as an assistant at North Carolina State (2012-14).]]> <![CDATA[Two titles help McNealy keep Stanford men's golf team on top]]> Maverick McNealy spent the summer traveling the country with one goal in mind: to be better in golf than he was last year as a freshman at Stanford. Early indications show McNealy is right on target.]]> <![CDATA[Rare bye week gives Stanford some important time off]]> Cardinal notebook
For the first time in three years, Stanford football coach David Shaw actually has a little time on his hands during the season. The 16th-ranked Cardinal hasn't had a true bye week since September of 2011.]]>
<![CDATA[Menlo School boys tune up for Roche tourney with win]]> The Menlo School boys opened defense of their PAL Bay Division water polo title, and tuned up for this weekend's Scott Roche Invitational, with a 20-6 victory over visiting Sequoia on Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo women reach defining moment with volleyball win]]> There are certain points over the course of a season that helps define a team's progress. The Menlo College women's volleyball team experienced just such a moment Wednesday night when it downed No. 17 Vanguard, 25-19, 25-23, 16-25, 23-25, 15-13, in a nonconference contest in Atherton.
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<![CDATA[Gunn grad takes a hard look at football in latest book]]> Gunn High School English teacher Tim Farrell had a way with words that resonated with Steve Almond, one of his students in the mid-1980s. Almond was inspired to write, in part, because of Farrell.
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<![CDATA[Stanford's newest athletes are ready to take their place]]> Anticipation, excitement, nervousness and questions. Those are some of the words that describe Monday night's New Student-Athlete/Parent Orientation. More than 200 members of the Class of 2018 and their families and friends attended the annual welcome, most having just arrived on campus.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo-Atherton girls are hoping to join local volleyball elite]]> Tuesday's prep roundup
In recent years, a handful of local volleyball teams have reached the state finals. The Palo Alto girls accomplished that in 2010 and '11, Sacred Heart Prep in 2010 and '12 and Menlo School last year. Menlo-Atherton may be figuring it's finally time to join that elite group.]]>
<![CDATA[Menlo women go on the offensive for soccer victory]]> Danielle McCarthy and Brittany Squarcia each contributed a goal and an assist as the Menlo College women's soccer team downed visiting Northwest Christian, 4-0, for its second consecutive win, a nonconference affair on Tuesday.
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<![CDATA[Best friends make all-tourney teams in college volleyball]]> Of local note
Sarah Daschbach and Ali Spindt have a lot in common. Both played high school volleyball in Atherton, Daschbach at Sacred Heart Prep and Spindt at Menlo-Atherton. Both were the Most Valuable Players in their respective teams. And, both are continuing to play in college.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford has 20 former players in action during NFL's Week 2]]> Seventeen former Stanford football players saw action in games around the NFL Sunday with three more -- Andrew Luck, Griff Whalen and Zach Ertz -- playing in a Monday night showdown.]]> <![CDATA[Gunn girls grab early golf lead by holding off Palo Alto]]> Monday's prep roundup
The Gunn girls grabbed an early lead in the SCVAL golf race with a 192-195 victory over rival Palo Alto at the par-34 Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course on Monday.]]>