PaloAltoOnline.com http://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us Copyright 2016 PaloAltoOnline.com Palo Alto Online http://PaloAltoOnline.com/art/top_logo.png http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[SHP boys fall out of sole possession of first in WBAL race]]> Friday's prep basketball
The West Bay Athletic League basketball race is all tied up and the Sacred Heart Prep boys are the reason behind it following a shocking 52-46 loss to host King's Academy on Friday night.
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<![CDATA[Paly boys, girls miss out on key soccer opportunities]]> Friday's prep soccer
It was a day that started out with promise for the Palo Alto boys and girls soccer teams. The boys needed a victory to claim the SCVAL De Anza Division title while the girls needed a triumph to set the stage for a clinching win next week.]]>
<![CDATA[Cardinal women beat Cal, make a bold move in Pac-12 hoops]]> Erica McCall and Lili Thompson stepped up in the second half and rallied the 15th-ranked Stanford women's basketball team past host California, 60-55, in another hotly contested game between the Bay Area rivals on Friday night.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford women ace nonconference tennis victory over Gaels]]> Cardinal corner
The eighth-ranked Stanford women's tennis team snapped a rare losing skid with a 6-1 victory over visiting No. 47 Saint Mary's on Friday at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
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<![CDATA[Kuhaulua pitches a shutout in Menlo College's DH sweep]]> Oaks report
Ashkhon Kuhaulua pitched a five-hitter, Drake Richie and Chris Berry each drove in two runs and the Menlo College baseball team beat visiting Oregon Tech, 5-0, in the first game of a nonconference doubleheader Friday.
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<![CDATA[Plenty of local water polo players at the Stanford Invitational]]> Of local note
Gunn grad Caroline Anderson and Atherton resident Katherine Moore will be in familiar waters this weekend as members of the seventh-ranked Michigan women's water polo team.
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<![CDATA[Stanford's Schram records upset in Pac-12 wrestling loss to OSU]]> Despite Connor Schram's early upset of Ronnie Bresser in a back-and-forth dual, No. 18 Stanford (19-3, 2-2 Pac-12) fell to Oregon State (7-5, 1-2 Pac-12), 21-13, Thursday evening at Burnham Pavilion.]]> <![CDATA[A second tie leaves Menlo, SHP girls still fighting for first]]> Prep soccer
Although the Menlo School and Sacred Heart Prep girls soccer teams have combined for10 goals in over 180 minutes of heated action against each other in 2016, there remains no separation between the neighboring rivals on the scoreboard.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford's Verhoeven is finally getting his chance to shine]]> Grant Verhoeven knows tractors. Stanford's 6-foot-9 senior center was raised on a 40-acre farm in Hanford, on the same place his father, former NBA player Pete Verhoeven, was also raised.
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<![CDATA[Stanford signs nation's top polo recruit in Ben Hallock]]> Cardinal corner
Stanford head men's water polo coach John Vargas has announced the signing of Ben Hallock, regarded as the nation's top collegiate men's water polo prospect in the 2016 class.]]>
<![CDATA[M-A teams remain on course for PAL South Division hoop titles]]> Wednesday's prep hoops
Time is running out on those teams hoping to catch the Menlo-Atherton boys or girls in the PAL South Division basketball races this season.]]>
<![CDATA[Menlo boys keep playoff hopes alive with historic victory]]> This has been a soccer season unlike any other for the Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo School boys in the West Bay Athletic League.
For the first time since both squads joined the league in 2009, neither team is sitting in first place and most likely neither will capture the division title.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford restocks on offensive and defensive lines, adds quarterback]]> Matthew Gutwald may turn out to be the most interesting man among Stanford's latest group of recruits. The Dublin, Calif. resident did not sign one of the 25 national letters of intent the Cardinal football office received Wednesday.
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<![CDATA[Stanford's Hong earns Pac-12 honor as week's top specialist]]> Cardinal corner
Stanford women's gymnast Ivana Hong was named the Pac-12 Specialist of the Week for her standout performance this past weekend at the Metroplex Challenge, as announced by the conference Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Big win over Carlmont puts M-A girls into second-place tie]]> Prep soccer
The Menlo-Atherton girls took a very big step toward solidifying a berth into the Central Coast Section soccer playoffs by handing long-time nemesis Carlmont a 3-2 loss on Tuesday in Atherton. ]]>
<![CDATA[WBAL boys' basketball race remains tight as favorites win]]> Prep basketball
The West Bay Athletic League boys' basketball race held true to form as all the favorites claimed victories on Tuesday night. However, not all were blowouts.]]>
<![CDATA[Cardinal women take a defensive stand for hoops win over Cal]]> Karlie Samuelson scored 15 points, Erica McCall recorded her 13th double-double of the season and the No. 15 Stanford women's basketball team beat visiting California, 53-46, on a night when both teams combined to shoot 31.4 percent.
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<![CDATA[Stanford men net nonconference tennis victory over Broncos]]> Cardinal corner
Freshman Michael Genender clinched the 17th-ranked Stanford men's tennis team's 4-0 victory over visiting Santa Clara on Tuesday in a nonconference match at Taube Family Tennis Center.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford grad Janiga is named to Pac-12 All-Century team]]> Women's gymnastics
Stanford women's gymnastics alumna Carly Janiga ('10) was named to the Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics All-Century Team, as announced by the conference Monday night on the Pac-12 Networks Sports Report.]]>
<![CDATA[Plenty of important prep matchups with title implications]]> While most league championships can't be won this week, there are a number of matchups that will go a long way in determining who will be crowned champs by season's end.
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<![CDATA[Lin continues to find success against his old NBA teams]]> Of local note
Jeremy Lin has made a number of returns to his old teams in the National Basketball Association this season, most often resulting in success for the former Palo Alto High standout. ]]>
<![CDATA[Preseason All-American baseball honors for Stanford]]> Stanford juniors Tommy Edman and Cal Quantrill were named third-team preseason All-Americans by Baseball America on Monday. Quantrill earned the same honor last season.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Thompson earns national, Pac-12 hoop honors]]> Stanford captain Lili Thompson snagged a pair of weekly honors on Monday, including a national award, following No. 16 Stanford's double-digit basketball victories over No. 25 Washington and Washington State.]]> <![CDATA[M-A boys show they are legit contenders with win over SHP]]> Weekend prep roundup
There are games during the season that often can define a team's character and set the tone for the rest of the schedule. Take, for example, Saturday's nonleague basketball showdown between the Sacred Heart Prep and host Menlo-Atherton boys.]]>
<![CDATA[No shortage of power for Stanford men in volleyball win]]> The Stanford men's volleyball team beat host USC, 25-20, 19-25, 25-19, 25-8, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match delayed 12 minutes when the Galen Center lights went dark during warmups because of complications due to stormy weather in the area.
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<![CDATA[Thompson scores 30 in Stanford's victory over the Cougars]]> Lili Thompson scored a career-high 30 points to help the 16th-ranked Stanford women's basketball team beat stubborn Washington State, 69-52, in a Pac-12 Conference game that was much closer than the final score indicates.]]>