PaloAltoOnline.com http://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us <![CDATA[Stanford's Ajanaku earns Pac-12 defensive honors in volleyball]]> Cardinal corner
Stanford junior middle blocker Inky Ajanaku has been tabbed the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week in women's volleyball, it was announced Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Menlo College football needs to turn around things around]]> The Menlo College football team is off to an 0-2 start and things don't appear to get any easier for the Oaks, who will hit the road for the first time this season to head to Canada to take on NCAA Division II Simon Fraser this Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton's Bellis wins tennis opener in US Open Juniors]]> Of local note
Atherton teen CiCi Bellis began her quest to win the girls' division of the US Open by posting a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Mexico's Renata Zarazua on Monday at Flushing Meadows, N.Y.]]>
<![CDATA[Trio of Stanford freshmen earn international medals]]> Stanford freshmen Curtis Ogren and Liam Egan combined for three gold medals and three silver medals at the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships that concluded Sunday in Maui, Hawaii. Stanford freshman Jordan Raney also helped earn a gold medal in women's water polo.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford men overcome long delay to secure soccer win]]> Eric Verso scored five minutes into the first overtime and the Stanford men's soccer team beat host Nebraska-Omaha, 2-1, in a nonconference match Sunday.
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<![CDATA[Menlo School looks to its past for its baseball future]]> As a player, Ryan Cavan helped the Menlo School baseball team to a Central Coast Section title in 2004. Now, Cavan hopes to keep the Knights in the championship picture as the team's new head coach.]]> <![CDATA[Lipsky and Ram advance into the quarterfinals at US Open]]> Stanford grad Scott Lipsky and his doubles partner Rajeev Ram continued their run at the US Open in Flushing Meadows, advancing into the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over third-seeded Daniel Nestor of Canada and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia on Sunday.]]> <![CDATA[Seniors help No. 3 Stanford sweep past No. 7 Nebraska]]> Stanford roundup
Opposite hitter Morgan Boukather enjoyed the best match of her career to date and libero Kyle Gilbert made another solid contribution as third-ranked Stanford swept host No. 7 Nebraska, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19, Sunday, at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln.]]>
<![CDATA[Early soccer goal helps catch victory for Stanford women]]> Cardinal corner
Chioma Ubogagu's first-half breakaway goal stood up for No. 5 Stanford, which beat No. 14 Portland on Saturday, 1-0, to earn its third consecutive road victory over a ranked team to begin the women's soccer season.]]>
<![CDATA[Montgomery makes his mark early in Stanford's opening win]]> Ty Montgomery returned a punt 60 yards for a score and caught another touchdown pass to help No. 11 Stanford open its season with a 45-0 victory over visiting UC Davis on Saturday. Kevin Hogan threw for three TDs and ran for another.
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<![CDATA[Stanford grad Lipsky mixing it up at the US Open]]> Stanford grad Scott Lipsky and his partner Rajeev Ram reached the third round of the US Open men's doubles tournament with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over American duo Michael Mmoh and Francis Tiafoe on Friday in Flushing Meadows.
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<![CDATA[Cordova, Menlo College record a 1-0 shutout over Corban]]> Oaks report
Brittany Squaria scored early in the second half and goalkeeper Jasmine Cordova and the Menlo College defense made sure it stood up as the Lady Oaks topped Corban, 1-0, in a nonconference women's soccer match in Medord, Ore. on Friday.
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<![CDATA[Ajanaku leads Stanford women to sweep of volleyball opener]]> Cardinal corner
Junior Inky Ajanaku recorded 14 kills and seven blocks and the Stanford women's volleyball team topped host Iowa State, 25-16, 25-18, 25-19, in the nonconference opener for both teams on Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Cinderella run by Atherton's Bellis ends at the US Open]]> The clock struck 12 for Atherton teen CiCi Bellis on Thursday night, ruining her evening at the US Open ball at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.]]> <![CDATA[Chiney Ogwumike is named the WNBA Rookie of the Year]]> Stanford graduate Chiney Ogwumike of the Connecticut Sun is the recipient of the 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year presented by Samsung award. Ogwumike received 23 votes from a national panel of 38 sportswriters and broadcasters who voted for the award.]]> <![CDATA[Paly grad Anderson tackles his new job opportunity]]> Senior Kevin Anderson says his interception return for a touchdown in the Rose Bowl is all fine and good. He thinks more about plays he didn't make that day that might have proved to make a difference.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford volleyball senior Gilbert digs her goal this season]]> Senior Kyle Gilbert won't mind if she doesn't get much recognition for her role in the success of the Stanford women's volleyball team. She never much enjoyed being the center of attention.]]> <![CDATA[Morris set to join American national men's soccer team]]> Stanford sophomore forward Jordan Morris will be missing part of the men's soccer season and it's for a good reason: his country needs him. Morris was among 22 players, and the lone college player, called into camp for a friendly against the Czech Republic on Sept. 3 in Prague.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto's Pederson grabs MVP honors in the PCL]]> Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson of the Albuquerque Isotopes has been named the 2014 Pacific Coast League Most Valuable Player, the league announced today. Pederson received more than half of the votes from the 16 field managers, as well as media representatives from across the league, while earning the 78th MVP honor in league history.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo College drops home soccer match to the Mustangs]]> Danielle McCarthy and Kayla Cisneroz each scored goals for the Menlo College women's soccer team Wednesday but the Lady Oaks fell to visiting No. 18 The Master's College in a nonconference match.
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<![CDATA[Stanford grad Appel has his best outing yet as a pro]]> Of local note
Stanford grad Mark Appel finally had the performance that had been missing ever since he was selected with the top overall pick in last year's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford field hockey is ready to take it to the next level]]> When No. 12 Stanford opens its field hockey season this weekend at home, it will do so with an experienced group of players determined to capture a NorPac title and their first NCAA Tournament victory.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford keeper wins national, Pac-12 honors in soccer]]> Cardinal corner
Stanford sophomore Jane Campbell collected national honors for her performance in the Cardinal's twin road shutouts of ranked teams to open the women's soccer season last weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[Paly grad Pederson is named Rookie of the Year in the PCL]]> Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson of the Albuquerque Isotopes has been named the 2014 Pacific Coast League Rookie of the Year, the league announced today. Pederson was voted the league's top rookie after a balloting of the PCL field managers and media representatives from across the league.]]> <![CDATA[Patience pays off for Palo Alto High grad with his first start]]> Cardinal notes
Former Palo Alto High standout Kevin Anderson is expected to make his first collegiate start at outside linebacker when Stanford opens its 2014 football season against visiting UC Davis on Saturday at 1 p.m.]]>
<![CDATA[Young earns starting spot as Stanford's running back]]> Kelsey Young sat across from Stanford coach David Shaw prior to spring practice to answer one simple, important question. Would he like to play running back again?]]>