PaloAltoOnline.com http://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us <![CDATA[Stanford women clinch berth in MPSF lacrosse tournament]]> Cardinal corner
Lucy Dikeou and Kelsey Murray each scored three goals and the 13th-ranked Stanford women's lacrosse clinched a spot in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament, beating host San Diego State, 15-10, Friday.
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<![CDATA[Crucial tennis showdown at Cal for Stanford men]]> The nationally No. 37-ranked Stanford men's tennis team heads into Saturday's regular-season finale with some recent momentum, riding a four-match win streak into Berkeley.]]> <![CDATA[Pinewood's Scheppler named state coach of the year]]> When Pinewood defeated Scotts Valley, 43-41, in the third-place game of the girls' Central Coast Section Open Division basketball playoffs on March 6, the historical value of the game was overlooked.]]> <![CDATA[A familiar situation turns into another Stanford victory]]> College baseball
Danny Diekroeger came up in a familiar position Thursday night against Arizona State at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond. With two outs and a runner on second base in a tie game, Diekroeger delivered his second walk-off single in as many games to give the Cardinal a 4-3 win over the Sun Devils.]]>
<![CDATA[Renowned Stanford diving coach announces his retirement]]> Dr. Rick Schavone, one of the nation's premier diving instructors, announced his retirement Thursday after 36 seasons as Stanford's head coach. He is the architect of a Cardinal diving program that he took to unprecedented heights during his time on The Farm.]]> <![CDATA[Cook, Irvin, Shaw help Stanford men set volleyball precedent]]> Stanford roundup
Brian Cook, Steven Irvin and James Shaw helped the Stanford men's volleyball team make program history on Thursday. They became the first Cardinal trio to be named first team all-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in school annals.
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<![CDATA[Stanford-Cal showdowns in women's tennis, water polo]]> Last year at this time, the Stanford women's tennis team was gearing up for its improbable run to the NCAA title. Not many observers gave the Cardinal much of a chance after its third-place finish in the Pac-12 Conference.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford golfer Wilson named to U.S. Palmer Cup team]]> Stanford senior Cameron Wilson was named to the Palmer Cup team for the United States, as announced Thursday on the Golf Channel's Morning Drive. The annual Ryder Cup-style competition will be played June 26-28 at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England.]]> <![CDATA[Paly baseball closes in on first place in De Anza Division race]]> Prep roundup
Palo Alto remained in the hunt for a possible title in the SCVAL De Anza Division baseball race with a 3-2 victory over visiting Homestead on Wednesday. The Vikings moved to 7-2 in league (11-8 overall) and inched to within a game of first place.]]>
<![CDATA[Klausner getting her career started, Albanese wraps hers up]]> Of local note
One year after helping the Gunn softball team to a winning record and successful season, Claire Klausner is doing the same for her Princeton teammates, only in a different role.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford men host rowing invitational this weekend]]> Cardinal corner
The Stanford men's rowing team will welcome seven teams to Redwood Shores this weekend for the 2014 Stanford Invitational/Pac-12 Challenge on Friday and Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Menlo College's Hall earns Cal Pac softball honor]]> Oaks' notes
Mary Hall of Menlo College was named Cal Pac Softball Player of the Week after having a huge week for the Oaks, pounding out eight hits in 12 trips to the plate while raising her season average to .348.]]>
<![CDATA[Stineman clinches Cardinal tennis victory over Gaels]]> Stanford roundup
The Stanford men's tennis team beat visiting St. Mary's, 4-0, in a nonconference match Tuesday, extending its winning streak to four matches.]]>
<![CDATA[Palo Alto grad Raffel wins his first college golf title]]> Of local note
Palo Alto High grad Grant Raffel not only earned his first collegiate golf title this past weekend, but he helped Williams College win the NYU/Manhattanville Invitational team title, as well.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford's Jamie Neushul earns MPSF water polo honor]]> Stanford freshman driver Jamie Neushul was named MPSF/KAP 7 Newcomer of the Week by the conference after a standout weekend during the top-ranked Cardinal's road sweep of No. 2 UCLA and Cal State Bakersfield.]]> <![CDATA[2014 Central Coast Section track and field leaders]]> BOYS
400 relay -- Santa Cruz 42.89; Palo Alto 43.13; Palma 43.46; Bellarmine 43.72; Mt. Pleasant 44.12; Menlo-Atherton 44.17; Gunn 44.24; Willow Glen 44.29; Oak Grove 44.30; St. Ignatius 44.38.]]>
<![CDATA[M-A earns share of first place in PAL Bay Division race]]> Monday's prep roundup
Eric Amundson tossed six shutout innings and Matt McGarry went 3-for-4 with three RBI -- including a two-run homer -- as Menlo-Atherton defeated host Half Moon Bay 8-0, in PAL Bay Division baseball action Monday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford's Ogwumike goes No. 1 in the WNBA Draft]]> Ruef picked in third round
Stanford forward Chiney Ogwumike was selected by the Connecticut Sun with the top overall pick in the WNBA Draft on Monday night. With the selection, Ogwumike becomes Stanford's second No. 1 overall pick, joining older sister, Nnemkadi Ogwumike, who was taken in the same slot by the Los Angeles Sparks in 2012.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford's Huestis invited to basketball showcase]]> Stanford senior forward Josh Huestis has been invited to participate in the 62nd annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, which runs Wednesday-Saturday at the Churchland High School Sports Complex in Portsmouth, Va.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo School's Price sets the bar high in girls 400 meters]]> Weekend prep roundup
Whatever plans Maddy Price has for the remainder of the 2014 track and field season, she's probably already ahead of schedule to achieve those goals following a sensational effort in the 400 meters at the Arcadia Invitational.]]>
<![CDATA[Hochstatter pitches Stanford to conference win over Huskies]]> Sunday's Cardinal corner
Stanford gave starting pitcher John Hochstatter a four-run lead before he threw a pitch and he made it stand up in helping the Cardinal avoid a sweep with a 6-3 Pac-12 Conference win at Washington on Sunday.
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<![CDATA[Wilson overtakes Rodgers to earn blue letter jacket]]> Hours before The Masters champion was cloaked with a green blazer, Cameron Wilson donned the blue letter jacket awarded to the Western Intercollegiate champion after winning the event by two strokes over teammate Patrick Rodgers.
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<![CDATA[Teammates tied atop the leaderboard at golf tournament]]> Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers will be looking to close in on Tiger Woods' school-record 11 individual titles on Sunday at the Western Intercollegiate. Senior teammate Cameron Wilson will be looking for his own title. They are currently in a three-way tie for first in the Western Intercollegiate at the par-70 Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz.
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<![CDATA[Sanders has a solid game in Stanford spring contest]]> Barry Sanders couldn't hide his enthusiasm after Saturday afternoon's Cardinal and White Spring Game at sun-splashed Stanford Stadium. The rising-junior running back has been itching to receive more carries, and got his name called 17 times, collecting 72 yards, including a 29-yard scamper on a draw, and juked defenders on two screen passes.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford clinches top seed at MPSF water polo tournament]]> Cardinal corner
Junior Kiley Neushul scored six goals, four in the first period, as the Stanford women's water polo team downed host Cal State Bakersfield, 19-6, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game Saturday. The victory clinched the No. 1 seed for the Cardinal in the upcoming MPSF tournament.
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<![CDATA[SHP ruins no-hit bid while upending Menlo-Atherton]]> Sacred Heart Prep's Danny Cody beat out an infield single with two outs in the top of the eighth inning to end Menlo-Atherton's Matt McGarry's no-hit bid and give the Gators a 1-0 victory over the Bears on Friday in PAL Bay Division baseball action. ]]>