PaloAltoOnline.com http://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us <![CDATA[Local athletes competing at World Junior Championships]]> Track and field
Incoming Stanford freshman Harrison Williams will be the first athlete with local ties to compete in the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships that got under way Tuesday in Eugene, Ore. Williams is competing in the men's decathlon.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford softball takes another hit with Hoover leaving for LSU]]> Cardinal corner
Carly Hoover, who made five starts for the Stanford softball team as a freshman, tweeted that she was officially transferring to Louisiana State University late last week.]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-Stanford men's soccer coach Sam Koch passes away]]> Of local note
Former Stanford men's soccer coach Sam Koch, who guided the Cardinal to a 58-53-16 record from 1984-89, has died after a two-year battle with sinus cancer. He was 59.]]>
<![CDATA[Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15s bow out of NorCal State tourney]]> Youth baseball
The Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15-year-old all-stars were knocked out of the double-elimination NorCal State Tournament on Monday with a 6-1 consolation loss to East Sacramento at the Belmont Sports Complex.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford hoop quartet honored for academic success]]> Stanford's Anthony Brown, John Gage, Robbie Lemons and Chasson Randle have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford wraps up watch list preseason with more nominees]]> Stanford senior wide receiver and kick returner Ty Montgomery and junior offensive tackle Andrus Peat are among the 50 candidates for the Walter Camp Football Foundation's Player of the Year award, the nation's fourth-oldest individual college football accolade.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford grads help NYAC men, women win water polo titles]]> For the second straight year, the New York Athletic Club men and women won gold at the US Open of Water Polo, which finished up Sunday in Southern California.]]> <![CDATA[Nneka gets best of Chiney in the WNBA All-Star Game]]> While the West was battling the East in the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday, sisters Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike were having their own little battle. Appropriately enough, experience won out. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto Oaks sweep in final tuneup before West Regional]]> The Palo Alto Oaks tuned up for another run at the AABC West Regional title by sweeping a Western Baseball Association doubleheader from the visiting San Francisco Tides on Sunday at Baylands Athletic Center.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal grad Gibbs moves closer to US Open with a title]]> Pro tennis
Stanford grad Nicole Gibbs moved another step closer to playing in her third consecutive US Open main draw, capturing the USTA Player Development Women's $50,000 Classic with a 6-4, 6-4 win over No. 4-seeded Melanie Oudin on Sunday at the USTA Training Center West at StubHub Center in Carson.]]>
<![CDATA[Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15s bounce back in NorCal State tourney]]> Youth baseball
The Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15-year-old all-stars survived to play another day in the NorCal State Tournament following an 11-1 victory over Northern Solano on Sunday at the Belmont Sports Complex. ]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford grad Gibbs reaches USTA championship match]]> Stanford grad Nicole Gibbs and Melanie Oudin survived sluggish first-set losses to advance to Sunday's singles final of the USTA Player Development Women's $50,000 Classic being played at the USTA Training Center/ West at StubHub Center in Carson.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto's journey in Babe Ruth 14s comes to a tough end]]> Youth baseball
The long journey has come to an end for the Palo Alto Babe Ruth 14-year-old all-stars, in so many ways. Not only did the team travel 2-3 hours each way to Woodland (near Sacramento) to play six games over a seven-day period, but the all-stars' final game was stretched to nine innings.]]>
<![CDATA[Paly's new girls volleyball coach is former Italian professional]]> When Daniele Desiderio takes over as Palo Alto High's new girls volleyball coach this fall, he will bring with him some European flair and a wealth of experience from the professional indoor and beach volleyball circuit.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford grad Gibbs advances to USTA tourney semifinals]]> Stanford grad Nicole Gibbs is one of four Americans moving into the semifinals of the USTA Player Development Women's $50,000 Classic at the USTA Training Center/West at StubHub Center in Carson.]]> <![CDATA[Gunn High's Zhou wins her fifth career AJGA golf title]]> Gunn High senior Anna Zhou of Palo Alto captured her fifth title of her career on the American Junior Golf Association tour with a wire-to-wire victory at the AJGA Junior at Serrano in El Dorado Hills.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto Babe Ruth 14s reach NorCal State tourney finals]]> Getting six singles and four runs in the first inning, the Palo Alto 14-year-old Babe Ruth all-stars advanced to the championship game of the NorCal State Tournament with a 7-3 win over Woodland on Thursday at Clark Field in Woodland.]]> <![CDATA[Gibbs tops Ahn in a battle of former Stanford teammates]]> Of local note
It was a showdown between former Stanford teammates at the
USTA Player Development Women's $50,000 Classic in Carson, at the USTA Training Center/West at The StubHub Center on Thursday as six Americans advanced to the quarterfinals.]]>
<![CDATA[Three Stanford women named to U.S. U-20 World Cup team]]> Three Stanford soccer players -- sophomores Stephanie Amack and Jane Campbell, and incoming freshman Andi Sullivan -- were among the 21 named Thursday to the final United States roster for the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup, to be played Aug. 5-24 in Canada.]]> <![CDATA[It's all in the family when it comes to this NCAA title streak]]> The next NCAA championship won by a Stanford team will mark the 39th straight year that the Cardinal has won at least one national championship. It is quite a remarkable achievement for any school to have a 38-year streak of titles. ]]> <![CDATA[Paly grad Pederson homers in PCL all-star baseball game]]> Of local note
Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson had a solo home run for the Pacific Coast League during a 7-3 loss to the International League in the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday night in Durham, N.C.
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<![CDATA[Palo Alto Babe Ruth all-stars advance in NorCals]]> Youth baseball
The Palo Alto Babe Ruth 13- and 14-year-old all-star teams are alive for at least one more game in their respective NorCal State tournaments following victories on Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Ogwumike sisters are named to the WNBA all-star game]]> Former Stanford All-American basketball players Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike, who in April became only the second set of siblings ever selected with the top overall pick in an American professional sports draft, have made history again. ]]> <![CDATA[Stanford QB Hogan on watch list for the O'Brien award]]> Stanford senior quarterback Kevin Hogan is among 39 of the nation's best players named to the 2014 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback AwardŽ Watch List today, as announced by The Davey O'Brien Foundation.]]>