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The top-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team won its 28th straight match to set a program record for wins to start a season, beating No. 19 Colorado, 25-17, 25-18, 25-13, Saturday at Maples Pavilion.
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<![CDATA[SHP rolls to big victory in CCS Open Division over Oak Grove]]> Senior running back Ben Burr-Kirven led a sturdy defense and ran for 196 yards to lead the Sacred Heart Prep football team to a 37-13 Central Coast Section Open Division first-round playoff victory over Oak Grove on Saturday in Atherton.]]> <![CDATA[The streak goes on for SHP girls with eighth straight title]]> CCS water polo
For eight straight years, the Sacred Heart Prep girls have won their final water polo match of the season. That has translated into a remarkable streak of eight consecutive Central Coast Section Division II championships.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford's rushing attack had all the Wright stuff]]> Senior running back Remound Wright ran for four touchdowns and the Cardinal defense took care of the rest, as Stanford defeated Cal, 38-17, Saturday in the 117th edition of the Big Game at Memorial Stadium to take The Axe for the fifth consecutive season.
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<![CDATA[Stanford reaches title match of MPSF water polo tournament]]> Bret Bonanni broke a tie with a goal early in the fourth quarter and Alex Bowen added two more to lift the Stanford men's water polo team to a 7-4 victory over USC on Saturday in the semifinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament at Long Beach State.
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<![CDATA[SHP boys make some history by not letting history repeat]]> CCS water polo
The Sacred Heart Prep senior class had history on its mind heading into the Central Coast Section Division II boys water polo championship match on Saturday at Independence High in San Jose.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford runners save their best for NCAA championships]]> Five Stanford men finished among the top 39 – all earning All-America honors – to give the Cardinal a stunning runner-up finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday.
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<![CDATA[LaBonta converts penalty kick to send Cardinal to Sweet 16]]> Lo'eau LaBonta converted a penalty shot in the 24th minute and the third-ranked Stanford women's soccer team edged visiting Arkansas, 1-0, in a second round game of the NCAA tournament Friday night.
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<![CDATA[Stanford's 3-point shooting takes care of the Rebels]]> Cardinal corner
Chasson Randle scored all of his 18 points on three-pointers and Stanford put on a show from long range in rolling to an 89-60 victory over UNLV in the semifinals of the Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday night.
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<![CDATA[Pac-12 soccer honors for Stanford's Vincent, coach Gunn]]> Brandon Vincent was Stanford's the first-ever selection as the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and Jeremy Gunn earned his first Pac-12 Coach of the Year nod when All-Pac-12 honors for the 2014 season were announced by the conference on Thursday evening as determined by a polling of the league's coaches.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal women's volleyball can clinch Pac-12 title tie]]> Stanford this weekend
Top-ranked Stanford hosts its final two women's volleyball matches this weekend with a chance to clinch at least a tie for the Pac-12 Conference title and set a school record at the same time.]]>
<![CDATA[This Stanford senior has been golden for men's soccer team]]> Austin Meyer saw his life's dreams and ambitions intersect at the moment he struck the ball that turned into the game-winning goal for the Stanford men's soccer team Sunday in Berkeley. That earned the Cardinal a No. 6 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament and hopes for a possible championship finish to the season.]]> <![CDATA[Richards named one of four finalists for Pop Warner Award]]> Stanford senior strong safety Jordan Richards has been named one of four finalists for the Pop Warner National College Football Award, it was announced Thursday. The award honors a player who has contributed at a high level on the field, in the classroom and in his community.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford track signs class of record-breaking athletes]]> The week-long early signing period began with a bang for Stanford track and field, with the decision and addition of defending Foot Locker national cross country champion Grant Fisher. It ended Wednesday with similar effect, with the commitment and signing of Canadian distance standout Claire Smith.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo College soccer players earn spot on academic team]]> For the first time in Menlo College Athletics history, two players from the same team have claimed a place on the prestigious Capital One Academic All-America list as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
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<![CDATA[Manuel, Stanford dominate first day of swim meet]]> Freshman Simone Manuel highlighted the prelims and evening sessions during the first day of the Art Adamson Invitational on Thursday in College Station, Texas, with a pair of the nation's best freestyle swims to date. The No. 10 Cardinal men lead after the first day.
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<![CDATA[Texas corrals Cardinal women in overtime hoops stunner]]> Three days after knocking off the nation's top-ranked team in overtime, Stanford's women's basketball team fell victim to No. 10 Texas, as the Longhorns topped the sixth-ranked Cardinal, 87-81, in overtime in a nonconference game Thursday night.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford women look to seniors to advance in NCAA soccer]]> Stanford women's soccer coach Paul Ratcliffe said, before the NCAA Tournament began, that he expected his seniors to step up and play well. After a surprising first-half deficit against Cal State Fullerton in an NCAA opener, that's exactly what Chioma Ubogagu, Taylor Uhl, Lo'eau LaBonta and Alex Doll, seniors all, accomplished last week.]]> <![CDATA[SHP will get its shot at the big boys in Open Division playoffs]]> The Sacred Heart Prep football team played in the CIF Division III State Championship game last season. Yet, the 2014 campaign has offered something new to the program.]]> <![CDATA[Gunn boys help make program history by reaching CCS finals]]> Water polo
The Gunn boys and girls will play for Central Coast Section Division I water polo championships together for the first time in school history after the boys advanced with a 9-5 win over Mountain View in the section semifinals on Wednesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[M-A girls advance to CCS volleyball finals once again]]> Playing in the Central Coast Section Division I volleyball playoff finals is nothing new for the Menlo-Atherton girls. After all, the Bears had been in the title match four of the past five years. That number is now up to five in the past six following a semifinal sweep on Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Montgomery a finalist for Hornung Award]]> Stanford senior wide receiver Ty Montgomery has been named one of five finalists for the fifth annual Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse and given annually to the most versatile player in major college football.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo School grad Frappier repeats as an All-American]]> Of local note
Pomona-Pitzer senior outside hitter Allie Frappier from Atherton earned first-team All-America honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the second year in a row, it was announced Wednesday by the AVCA office. ]]>
<![CDATA[Rematches are the name of the game in CCS water polo finals]]> Two rematches have been set for championship finals in the 2014 Central Coast Section water polo playoffs -- the Menlo and SHP boys and Gunn and St. Francis girls -- with more possibly to come.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo School girls gain redemption with CCS tennis title]]> It was all about redemption as the Menlo School girls took to the courts at Bay Club Courtside in Los Gatos for the Central Coast Section Girls Tennis Team Tournament finale on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford has three No. 1-ranked teams this week]]> Stanford has three No. 1-ranked teams this week -- women's volleyball, women's basketball and men's soccer -- plus a No. 2-ranked team (men's water polo) and a No. 3-ranked team (women's soccer).]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Korolev named West Regional Male Athlete of the Year]]> Sanford roundup
Stanford's Maksim Korolev, a graduate transfer, was named USTFCCCA West Regional Cross Country Male Athlete of the Year on Tuesday by a vote of coaches.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford still has something to play for in the Big Game]]> If you believe in statistics, Saturday's 117th Big Game in Berkeley should be a battle of wills between the Stanford defense and Cal offense.]]> <![CDATA[Former Stanford receivers catch on in Week 11 losses]]> It was a big week for former Stanford receivers in the NFL, as seven players combined for 26 receptions and 322 yards during Week 11. Wide receiver Doug Baldwin had six receptions for 45 yards, including a touchdown for Seattle and tight end Coby Fleener gained a career-high 144 yards through the air for Indianapolis. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo College sends volleyball, soccer teams into NAIA national tournaments]]> Menlo College senior outside hitter Courtney Calicdan, the two-time Cal Pac Conference Player of the Year, will lead the Oaks into the NAIA national tournament this weekend. Menlo opens at Eastern Oregon on Saturday at 6 p.m.
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<![CDATA[Stanford quartet honored on all-region field hockey team]]> Cardinal corner
Four Stanford players were named Longstreth/NFHCA All-Region selections, as announced Monday by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.]]>
<![CDATA[Menlo girls upset top-ranked Saratoga in CCS tennis]]> Menlo School senior Elizabeth Yao won the third set of the final match to carry the No. 5-seeded Knights' tennis squad to a 4-3 upset of No. 1 Saratoga in the semifinals of the Central Coast Section Team Tournament on Monday at Bay Club Courtside in Los Gatos.]]> <![CDATA[No. 6 Stanford surprises top-ranked Connecticut in overtime]]> Amber Orrange scored seven of her 17 points in the final 26 seconds of regulation, including a 3-pointer that tied the game with less than two seconds remaining to force overtime as the sixth-ranked Stanford women's basketball team beat top-ranked and defending national champion Connecticut, 88-86, Monday night.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford men's soccer gets No. 6 seed for NCAA Tournament]]> Less than 24 hours removed from winning its first Pac-12 championship in 13 years, the Stanford men's soccer team received the No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament when the bracket was announced on Monday morning.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Randle on 50-player watch list for Wooden Award]]> Stanford roundup
Stanford senior Chasson Randle was one of 50 student-athletes named to the Wooden Award Presented by Wendy's Preseason Top 50, as announced by The Los Angeles Athletic Club on Monday morning and selected by a preseason poll of national college basketball experts.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford volleyball, golf and tennis teams add top recruits]]> Stanford men's volleyball head coach John Kosty has announced the signing of three prep standouts to National Letters of Intent. Jordan Ewert (Antioch), Matt Klassen (Milwaukee, Wis.), and Ryan Smith (Clovis) will join the Cardinal in the fall of 2015.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford cross-country teams earn at-large berths for NCAAs]]> For the 21st consecutive year, both the Stanford men's and women's cross-country teams will compete at the NCAA Championships. Both Cardinal teams received at-large berths by the NCAA selection committee during the weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford men's crowning soccer achievement is golden]]> Cardinal corner
Two weeks ago the Stanford's men's soccer team was playing just to secure a spot in the NCAA tournament. After beating host California, 3-2, in double-overtime Sunday, the No. 3 Cardinal can expect a No. 1 seed.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford returning starters set the pace in basketball win]]> Stefan Nastic and Anthony Brown each recorded a double-double, combing for 25 points and 21 rebounds, and the Stanford men's basketball team beat visiting South Dakota, 84-73, on Sunday.
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<![CDATA[Sacred Heart Prep gets No. 1 seed for CCS Open Division]]> With a 10-0 record, Sacred Heart Prep has compiled the best regular season in program football history. No doubt about it. The perfect campaign earned the Gators their first PAL Bay Division title and, with it, an automatic berth into the Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs.]]> <![CDATA[Locals run to team and individual honors at section finals]]> CCS cross country
Palo Alto senior Lucas Matison started it off and Pinewood senior Nicole Colonna finished it at the 2014 Central Coast Section Championships in cross country at Saturday at Toro Park in Salinas.]]>
<![CDATA[Menlo-Atherton girls advance to CCS volleyball semifinals]]> CCS volleyball
Senior Devin Joos had 22 kills and 12 digs to lead Menlo-Atherton to a 25-16, 25-15, 25-9 victory over visiting Gunn in a Central Coast Section girls' volleyball quarterfinal on Saturday night.]]>