If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2015 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Cardinal magic overcomes Irish in fantastic football finish]]> Conrad Ukropina kicked a 45-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 13 Stanford a 38-36 victory over No. 4 Notre Dame in the regular-season finale before a sellout crowd of 50,242 at Stanford Stadium on Saturday night.
<![CDATA[Smith, defense and the 3-pointer keys for Stanford victory]]> Australian freshman Alanna Smith scored 22 points, including six 3-pointers, Lili Thompson scored 15 of her 19 points in the second half and the No. 13 Stanford women's basketball team recovered from a 12-point first-half deficit to beat Dayton, 74-66, at the Gulf Coast Showcase on Saturday evening.
<![CDATA[Gunn's Meeks runs to cross country title at CIF State Meet]]> It has been quite a season in cross country for Gunn senior Gillian Meeks, who won all three Santa Clara Valley Athletic League races before winning the SCVAL El Camino Division and Central Coast Section Division II races.]]> <![CDATA[SHP advances to CCS football final, but Palo Alto falls]]> The 2015 high school football season will continue for Sacred Heart Prep, but not for Palo Alto following the Central Coast Section semifinals on Friday night.]]> <![CDATA[Howard spikes at 22 in Cardinal volleyball win over UCLA]]> Senior Brittany Howard recorded a career-high 22 kills on a hitting percentage of .404 and the sixth-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team rallied from behind to beat host No. 13 UCLA, 25-18, 22-25, 20-25, 25-21, 15-11, Friday in the regular-season finale.]]> <![CDATA[Duke spoils Stanford's NCAA women's soccer plans]]> The Duke and Stanford women's soccer teams played magnificently for 110 minutes Friday, and while the NCAA quarterfinal match officially goes down as a 1-1 tie, the Blue Devils advance to the Women's College Cup on the basis of penalty kicks, 3-2. ]]> <![CDATA[Long-range shooters help Stanford women down Lady Bears]]> Lili Thompson scored 26 points, Briana Roberson added 18 and the 13th-ranked Stanford women's basketball team opened the Gulf Coast Showcase with an 82-65 victory over Missouri State on Friday in Estero, Fla.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford men overcome large hoops deficit in Brooklyn]]> Marcus Allen hit a layup with under three seconds remaining for the go-ahead basket as the Stanford men's basketball team downed Arkansas, 69-66, in the consolation game of the NIT Season Tip-Off at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn on Friday.]]> <![CDATA[NFL video clips helped McCaffrey in his development]]> Even with the great talent that Christian McCaffrey possesses, there still is room for improvement, and Stanford's standout running back said he turned a corner in his development last spring.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford men drop sloppy basketball game to Villanova]]> OK, so the shooting percentage wasn't so great. The Stanford men's basketball team still came away from its 59-45 nonconference loss to No. 8 Villanova on Thursday in Brooklyn, N.Y., with a few positives.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford women claim Big Spike victory over the Golden Bears]]> Hayley Hodson had 18 kills, one of three players to reach double figures in that department, and the Stanford women's volleyball team downed visiting California in the Big Spike on Wednesday night.]]> <![CDATA[M-A, Menlo girls advance in CIF NorCal volleyball playoffs]]> The Menlo-Atherton and Menlo School girls both moved on to the second round of the CIF NorCal volleyball playoffs following victories on Tuesday night.]]> <![CDATA[Bonanni heads Stanford's all-MPSF men's water polo honors]]> Senior Bret Bonanni, one of the most decorated men's water polo players in school history, added another accolade to his impressive list of achievements on Tuesday. The Cardinal was named to the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation First Team for a third straight season. ]]> <![CDATA[Anderson prepares for final home football game at Stanford]]> Palo Alto grad Kevin Anderson acknowledges that "it's going to be weird" walking onto the field at Stanford Stadium for the final time in a Cardinal football uniform on Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto Knights Jr. Midgets heading to national playoffs]]> Youth football
It's holiday time for the Palo Alto Knights' football program. First up is Thanksgiving this week and then Christmas next month. In between, however, maybe something even more special for the players and their families.]]>
<![CDATA[2015 girls' All-SCVAL De Anza Division volleyball team]]> ALL-SCVAL DE ANZA DIVISION
Co-Most Valuable Player: Chanti Holroyd (Mountain View), Lulu Kishton (Los Altos)
Outstanding Senior: Sarah Nelson (Los Gatos)
Outstanding Junior: Jessica Lee (Palo Alto)
Outstanding Sophomore: Chelsea Fan (Palo Alto)]]>
<![CDATA[2015 girls' all-league water polo teams]]> ALL-PAL BAY DIVISION
Most Valuable Player: Celia Aldrete (Castilleja) Sr.
Most Valuable Goalie: Amelia Milne (Burlingame) Sr.
First Team
Maddie Macdonald (Castilleja) Sr.; Serena Rivera-Korver (Castilleja) Jr.; Allison Sullivan Wu (Burlingame) So.; Claire Morrison (Bulringame) Sr.; Kyra Sheeper (Menlo-Atherton) Jr.; Maya Srinivasan (Woodside) Fr.; Ellie Henretty (Half Moon Bay) Sr. ]]>
<![CDATA[2015 boys' all-league water polo teams]]> 2015 ALL-PAY BAY DIVISION
Most Valuable Player: Chris Xi (Menlo School) Sr.
Most Valuable Goalie: Tiago Bonchristiano (Menlo School) Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[SHP's Choy, Menlo's Vielma advance in CCS singles tourney]]> CCS roundup
Sacred Heart Prep sophomore Sara Choy opened defense of her singles title at the Central Coast Section Individual Tournament by posting a pair of straight-set wins on Monday at Bay Club Courtside in Los Gatos.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford women suffer rare home basketball loss to Broncos]]> Nationally No. 13 Stanford got itself in trouble early and never did get things straightened out, dropping a 61-58 nonconference women's basketball contest to visiting Santa Clara on Monday night.]]> <![CDATA[PAL Bay Division, WBAL girls' volleyball all-league teams]]> 2015 ALL-PAL BAY DIVISION
Most Valuable Player: Jacqueline DiSanto (Menlo-Atherton) Jr.
First Team
Erin Alonso (Carlmont) Sr.; Elena Mateus (Carlmont) Sr.; Adrienne Lee (Mills) Sr.; Kara Herbert (Sequoia) Sr.; Hailey Merkes (Half Moon Bay) Jr.; Melanie Moore (Aragon) Jr.; Maddie Lee (Aragon) Sr.; Cherene Uale (Hillsdale) Sr.
Natalie Ballout (Burlingame) So.; Julia Haupt (Burlingame) So.; Kirby Knapp (Menlo-Atherton) Jr.; Eliza Grover (Menlo-Atherton) Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[PAL Bay Division and WBAL girls' tennis all-league teams]]> 2015 ALL-PAL BAY DIVISION
First Team
Lanie Van Linge (Menlo-Atherton) So.; Yvette Leung (Menlo-Atherton) Fr.; Julia Marks (Menlo-Atherton) So.; Halle Martinucci (Burlingame) So.; Mar Burgueno (Carlmont) Sr.; Sophia Longo (Woodside) Fr.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford's McCaffrey earns Pac-12 special teams honor]]> Heisman Trophy candidate Christian McCaffrey of Stanford has been named Pac-12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his record-breaking effort against Cal in the Big Game, it was announced Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo girls win a second straight NorCal tennis crown]]> Menlo School topped Saratoga, 5-2, in the championship match to defend its title in the CIF/USTA Northern California Regional on Saturday at the Broadstone Racquet Club in Folsom.]]> <![CDATA[Bashti scores twice to lead Stanford men to NCAA victory]]> Cardinal corner
No. 6 Stanford refocused after a frustrating first half to put together a sound attack that led to its 3-1 victory over visiting Santa Clara in the second round of the NCAA men's soccer tournament Sunday at Cagan Stadium.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford's McCaffrey continues to be a human highlight reel]]> Christian McCaffrey made another strong push for the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in front of a national television audience. The sophomore running back compiled a school-record 389 all-purpose yards and scored two touchdowns in Stanford's 35-22 victory against bowl eligible Cal in the 118th Big Game.]]> <![CDATA[M-A girls successfully defend their CCS volleyball crown]]> Saturday CCS roundup
The Menlo-Atherton girls successfully defended their Central Coast Section Division I volleyball title with a 25-14, 27-25, 25-17 victory over Carlmont on Saturday at Independence High School in San Jose.]]>