If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Stanford's Ipsen seals second Olympic berth in diving]]> USA Olympians
Stanford grad Kristian Ipsen and Michael Hixon used the huge point cushion they carried into the final to hold off a determined field and claim the two spots for men's individual 3-meter springboard at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Diving Saturday evening at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis.]]>
<![CDATA[Former Cardinal great Kostoff joins Stanford swimming staff]]> Former Indiana assistant swimming coach and Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame member Jeff Kostoff has joined the Cardinal as an assistant coach, as announced by Cardinal Director of Men's Swimming Ted Knapp.]]> <![CDATA[Azevedo leads Team USA to shootout victory over Greece]]> USA men's water polo
Stanford grad and four-time Olympian Tony Azevedo scored the winning goal in Team USA's thrilling 17-16 shootout victory over Greece at the FINA World League Super Final on Saturday in Huizhou, China.]]>
<![CDATA[U.S. women beat the Dutch in FIVB Grand Prix volleyball match]]> USA volleyball
The world No. 1 ranked U.S. women's senior national volleyball team used a balanced offense of five players in double-figure scoring and a 14-5 block advantage to defeat Olympic Games-qualified Netherlands 25-17, 19-25, 25-17, 25-20 during the FIVB World Grand Prix Pool H preliminary round on Saturday afternoon in Hong Kong.]]>
<![CDATA[No-hitter highlights opening round of Babe Ruth tournament]]> The Baylands Athletic Center staged two contrasting games in the opening night of the Palo Alto Babe Ruth League City Championship on Friday. ]]> <![CDATA[Team USA men beat Belgium in World League volleyball match]]> The U.S. Men's National Team weathered a difficult first set and found its rhythm by the fifth to beat Belgium, 17-25, 25-20, 25-21, 21-25, 15-10, in an FIVB World League match on Friday at the Pala Lottomatica in Rome.]]> <![CDATA[U.S. women get second Olympic berth for 3-meter diver]]> USA Diving has received notification from FINA that it has been awarded a second women's 3-meter spot for the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games. That makes life for Stanford's Kassidy Cook only slightly easier.]]> <![CDATA[Azevedo helps Team USA reach semifinals of FINA event]]> The United States senior national water polo team needed a few extra rounds of a shootout to beat Australia, 16-15, Friday and advance into the semifinal round of the FINA World League Super Final in Huizhou, China.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park's KK Clark realizing her Olympic dreams]]> Aquatics excellence runs in KK Clark's family and it started at Stanford. Clark's three cousins -- Lindsay, Emily and Rebecca Dorst -- were all water polo standouts at Menlo-Atherton and Sacred Heart Prep before going on to play at Cal, Stanford and UCLA.]]> <![CDATA[Seven seeded at Wimbledon also in BOW Classic]]> The Wimbledon Championship released its seeds for the 2016 tournament and seven women entered to play next month's Bank of the West Classic are on the list including third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and ninth-seeded Venus Williams.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford men will play a top 10 water polo schedule this fall]]> Stanford men's water polo has unveiled its 2016 schedule, featuring eight of the nine other teams along with the Cardinal that finished in the top-10 of the final 2015 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) national poll.]]> <![CDATA[Oaks take top seed into Paly Babe Ruth league playoffs]]> At long last, the four seeds for the Palo Alto Babe Ruth League City Championship have been decided. Ada's Cafe needed an extra game, beating Goetz Bros., 9-3, at the Baylands Athletic Center on Wednesday evening to grab the final berth.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park Legends return home, return to win column]]> The Menlo Park Legends returned home and made a return to the win column Tuesday with an 11-9 win over the Pacific Union Capitalists.]]> <![CDATA[American men lose game, gain experience in FINA water polo]]> Stanford grad and Team USA men's national water polo team captain Tony Azevedo knows his younger teammates will learn from their first experience in the FINA World League Super Final. He's confident they will be competitive come time for the Olympics, six weeks away.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford women prepare for a tough soccer schedule]]> The Stanford women's soccer team will take on a challenging 19-game schedule in 2016, including 10 teams that appeared in last year's NCAA Tournament.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford diver cooking up something special at trials]]> Stanford's Kassidy Cook has a 34.30-point lead after the semifinals of the women's 3-meter springboard competition following the final day of semifinals at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Diving at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI.]]> <![CDATA[U.S. men face big water polo challenge against Serbia]]> Stanford grad and four-time Olympian Tony Azevedo scored five times and the United States men's senior national water polo team beat Brazil, 10-7, Wednesday in pool play of the FINA World League Super Final in Huizhou, China.]]> <![CDATA[2016 All-West Bay Athletic League Golf Teams]]> 2016 ALL-WEST BAY ATHLETIC LEAGUE GOLF TEAMS
Player of the Year: Ryan Vaughan (Harker)
First team
William Hsieh, Menlo; Charlie Hsieh, Menlo; Rashad Jaymes, Crystal Springs Uplands; Shane Snow, Sacred Heart Prep; Max Ting, Menlo.]]>
<![CDATA[American women close to clinching volleyball berth in finals]]> Stanford grad Foluke Akinradewo and the world's No. 1 ranked United States women's senior national team return to Asia this weekend to continue competition in the FIVB World Grand Prix. The Americans compete in Pool H of the preliminary round that begins Friday in Hong Kong.]]> <![CDATA[Jamison joins Stanford golf staff as assistant coach]]> Former Nova Southeastern head coach Ryan Jamison has joined Stanford as an assistant coach for Men's Golf. He replaces Cardinal grad Graham Brockington, who served in the same role for the past two seasons.]]> <![CDATA[Defending national champion Stanford set for prime time]]> Thirteen televised matches highlight the Stanford men's soccer schedule, which the reigning NCAA champion and back-to-back Pac-12 champion announced on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford volleyball's road to Columbus begins at home]]> The Stanford women's volleyball program has announced its fall schedule, in conjunction with the Pac-12 Network releasing its 2016 television picks. The Cardinal has 17 matches slated for coverage on the Pac-12 Networks and two on ESPNU.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Ipsen holds the lead on 3-meter diving event]]> Stanford grad Kristian Ipsen and Michael Hixon are separated by just 7.05 points atop the men's 3-meter field, and Jessica Parratto is first in the women's 10-meter individual event after Monday's preliminaries and semifinals at the U.S. Olympic diving team trials.]]> <![CDATA[American men open FINA Super Final with solid victory]]> Former Stanford great Tony Azevedo scored four times, future Cardinal star Ben Hallock added two goals and the United States men's senior water polo team downed host China, 12-6, Tuesday on opening day of the FINA World League Super Final in Huizhou.]]> <![CDATA[A golden opportunity for Team USA men's volleyball team]]> Three Stanford grads, all with ties to an NCAA championship, will be representing the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympics in men's volleyball this August. Kawika Shoji and brother Erik Shoji helped the Cardinal win the 2010 national title, while American assistant coach Matt Fuerbringer was part of Stanford's 1997 championship season.]]> <![CDATA[Pinewood grad Sebnem Kimyacioglu qualifies for Rio Olympics]]> Stanford and Pinewood School grad Sebnem Kimyacioglu helped Turkey clinch the country's second Olympic berth at the recently concluded 2016 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT) in Nantes, France.]]> <![CDATA[2016 All-West Bay Athletic League Girls Track and Field Teams]]> 2016 ALL-WEST BAY ATHLETIC LEAGUE GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD TEAMS
Most Outstanding Track: Niki Iyer (Harker)
Most Outstanding Field: Taylor Johnson (The King's Academy)
First team
Makayla Conley (Menlo); Electa Narasin (Menlo); Claire Traum (Castilleja); 4x100 meters (Menlo).]]>
<![CDATA[2016 All-West Bay Athletic League Boys Track and Field Teams]]> 2016 ALL-WEST BAY ATHLETIC LEAGUE BOYS TRACK AND FIELD TEAMS
Most Outstanding Track: Elias Davidson (The King's Academy)
Most Outstanding Field: Boaz Chum (The King's Academy)
First team
Alejandro Grau (Sacred Heart Prep); Graham MacFarquhar (Sacred Heart Prep); Robert Miranda (Menlo); Sasha Novitsky (Sacred Heart Prep); Addison Partida (Eastside College Prep); Kyle Schott (Sacred Heart Prep)]]>
<![CDATA[2016 All-West Bay Athletic League Girls Swimming Teams]]> 2016 ALL-WEST BAY ATHLETIC LEAGUE GIRLS SWIMMING TEAMS
Most Outstanding Swimmer: Vivian Wang (Harker)
First team
Kathryn Bower (Sacred Heart Prep); Jocelyn Chan (Menlo); Corinne Charlton (Sacred Heart Prep); Kayla Holman (Sacred Heart Prep); Gaby Ma (Sacred Heart Prep); Kenzie MacDonald (Castilleja); Matte Snow (Sacred Heart Prep); Natalie Tuck (Castilleja).]]>
<![CDATA[2016 All-West Bay Athletic League Boys Swimming Teams]]> 2016 ALL-WEST BAY ATHLETIC LEAGUE BOYS SWIMMING TEAMS
Most Outstanding Swimmer: Brian Copley (The King's Academy)
First team
CJ Box (Sacred Heart Prep); Duncan Croll (Priority); Jackson Enright (Sacred Heart Prep);
Jason Li (Menlo); Scott Little (Menlo); Nick Oliver (Sacred Heart Prep); John Reinstra (Menlo); Luke Rohlen (Sacred Heart Prep).]]>
<![CDATA[American women complete home sweep in FIVB Grand Prix]]> The top-ranked U.S. women's senior national indoor volleyball team concluded its weekend of hosting the FIVB World Grand Prix Pool E with a 25-21, 25-20, 25-16 victory over visiting Turkey on Sunday evening in Long Beach.]]> <![CDATA[Pacific Union wins on ninth-inning homer]]> Alejandro Lara hit a two-run home run with two out in the ninth inning to give the Pacific Union Caps an 11-10 win Saturday over the Walnut Creek Crawdads.]]> <![CDATA[2016 All-Peninsula Athletic League Boys Volleyball Teams]]> 2016 ALL-PENINSULA ATHLETIC LEAGUE BOYS VOLLEYBALL TEAMS
Player of the Year: Edward Falefa (Menlo-Atherton)
First team
Schuyler Knapp (Menlo-Atherton); Cortney Weintz (Menlo-Atherton)]]>
<![CDATA[Palo Alto Babe Ruth League playoff spots still up for grabs]]> It's a mad scramble for a spot in the four-team Palo Alto Babe Ruth League playoffs. With a 6-1 win over defending champ Menlo Chevron at Baylands Athletic Center on Saturday, The Oaks guaranteed itself a place in the city championship, which starts Friday. ]]> <![CDATA[Stanford grad Akinradewo leads American women to VB win]]> The world's top-ranked U.S. women's senior national volleyball team, playing in front of a sellout crowd in Long Beach, netted a 25-16, 25-23, 25-21 victory over No. 5 Japan on Saturday in Long Beach in a battle of Olympic-qualified teams. The USA trains in nearby Anaheim, located just 30 minutes away from Long Beach.]]> <![CDATA[Team USA men fall to Brazil in FIVB volleyball match]]> The United States men's senior national team suffered its first loss of the FIVB World League, dropping a match to host and world No. 1 Brazil, 25-19, 25-15, 22-25, 25-22, Saturday at Carioca Arena in Rio de Janeiro.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park Legends lose at Santa Barbara 5-2]]> After an 8-0 start to the season in non-league play, the Menlo Park Legends are finding California Collegiate League play to be more of a test.]]> <![CDATA[Team USA women aces FIVB World Grand Prix volleyball match]]> The United States women's senior national volleyball team turned a 15-2 ace advantage into victory Friday night, beating Germany for the second time in as many weekends of the FIVB World Grand Prix, 25-17, 24-26, 25-10, 25-23, in Long Beach.]]> <![CDATA[Walsh Jennings to compete at San Francisco AVP Open]]> Beach volleyball? In her younger days, Stanford grad Kerri Walsh Jennings regarded it as something to avoid, a non-sport. Four Olympics and three gold medals later, Walsh Jennings has become beach volleyball's biggest ambassador and its most recognizable female figure.]]> <![CDATA[Summer baseball options differ without Legion this season]]> Summer baseball for the high school boys, and older, on the Peninsula took a serious hit when American Legion Baseball's District 26 league (ages 16-19) folded. Carrying the torch locally are the Menlo Park Legends and the Pacific Union Financial Capitalists.
<![CDATA[All-Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Baseball Teams]]> ALL-SCVAL BASEBALL TEAMS
MVP: Justin Hull (Palo Alto) Sr. P/UTL
First Team
Alec Olmstead (Palo Alto) Sr. P/1B; Max Jung-Goldberg (Palo Alto) So. 2B; Ethan Stern (Palo Alto) Jr. SS; Ben Cleasby (Palo Alto) Jr. OF; Owen Plambeck (Palo Alto) Sr. OF.]]>
<![CDATA[Big inning lifts Menlo Park Legends past the Caps, 10-4]]> The way things have been going lately for the Menlo Park Legends, one big inning is all it takes for them to win a ballgame. That was the case on Thursday against the Pacific Union Financial Capitalists, as the Legends scored seven times in the bottom of the fifth en route to a 10-4 victory. ]]> <![CDATA[Venus Williams is looking for tour titles, gold medals]]> Former World No. 1 Venus Williams is one of the 13 women, of the 20 on the current acceptance list of the Bank of the West Classic, who has won a tour title. The field is loaded and Williams leads the way with seven grand slam titles and four Olympic gold medals.
<![CDATA[U.S. Olympic women's water polo team has a local flavor]]> Team USA roundup
Four Stanford women's water polo players and a Menlo Park resident will represent the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil it was announced Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Former Palo Alto great Adams to host a local football camp]]> Palo Alto's own Davante Adams returns to his alma mater on Saturday, June 25 to help conduct a football skills camp open to ages 8 through 18 at Palo Alto High.]]> <![CDATA[Raising funds for sister is music to Miranda's ears]]> Menlo School's Robert Miranda, who is coming off a sophomore season in which he had a podium finish at state in cross country and took fourth in the 3200 at CCS, has been preparing for his next run for months.]]> <![CDATA[Legends, Caps recover from losses to record baseball victories]]> The Menlo Park Legends and the PUF Caps had a similar couple of days in baseball, each coming back from a loss on Tuesday to win on Wednesday and each getting solid relief pitching.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford track and field ranked among top programs in nation]]> Stanford has been rated among the elite overall programs in the nation as determined by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal athletics claim another Director's Cup trophy]]> The men's soccer team got Stanford rolling in the fall and the women's tennis and water polo teams finished it off in the spring. What seemed like a foregone conclusion a month ago became a reality: Stanford won the 2015-16 Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, extending its streak to 22 consecutive seasons of capturing the award. ]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Zhao sets sights on professional tennis career]]> Carol Zhao leaves Stanford as a champion, helping the Cardinal win the NCAA title despite its No. 15 seed in the tournament. Zhao is giving up her senior season to pursue a career in professional tennis. ]]>