PaloAltoOnline.com http://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us <![CDATA[Menlo seniors take center stage in Oaks' big victory]]> Senior Mickey Phelps hit a home run and drove in three runs, John Bowling hit a home run and drove in two runs and the Menlo College baseball team turned Senior Day into a celebration Wednesday, beating visiting Biola, 12-1, in a nonconference game.
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<![CDATA[SHP rallies to upend rival Menlo in PAL Bay Division baseball]]> Sacred Heart junior Cole March gunned down the tying run at home plate in the seventh inning to secure the Gators' 9-8 PAL Bay Division baseball win over visiting Menlo School on Wednesday afternoon.]]> <![CDATA[Blandino helps power the Cardinal to win over Gaels]]> Palo Alto resident Alex Blandino hit two home runs, driving in four runs, and Stanford won its third straight, topping host Saint Mary's, 6-2, in a nonconference baseball game on Wednesday.
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<![CDATA[Palo Alto boys win SCVAL De Anza Division golf title]]> Wednesday's prep roundup
Palo Alto completed its season sweep of rival Gunn and captured the SCVAL De Anza Division boys' golf title with a 183-193 victory on a windy Tuesday afternoon at Santa Teresa Golf Course in San Jose.]]>
<![CDATA[Cardinal out slugs Santa Clara for nonconference victory]]> Stanford roundup
Austin Slater had two hits, including a triple, and drove in two runs as Stanford beat host Santa Clara, 10-9, its most runs in over a month, in a nonconference baseball game Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Bowling hits home run in 10th in Menlo College victory]]> John Bowling hit a home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead host Menlo College to a 6-5 victory over Biola in a nonconference baseball game Tuesday. The win clinched a winning regular season a fifth consecutive year for the Oaks.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford tennis teams head to Pac-12 Championships]]> With the regular season in the books, this weekend's Pac-12 Championships in Ojai serve as the final tuneup before NCAA Tournament first- and second-round action begins in two weeks at campus sites throughout the nation.]]> <![CDATA[2014 Central Coast Section track and field leaders]]> BOYS
100 -- Givens (Palo Alto) 10.77; Morris (Santa Cruz) 10.97; Stoller (Santa Cruz) 10.99; Mays (Willow Glen) 10.99w; Illio (Mt. Pleasant) 11.00; Pacheco (Palma) 11.01; Lataimua (Serra) 11.09; Felicitas (Mt. Pleasant) 11.14; Packer (Gunderson) 11.16; Lydster (Gunn) 11.18; Macauley (Bellarmine) 11.18; Jones (Valley Christian) 11.18.]]>
<![CDATA[Crucial games in local baseball races this week]]> Monday's prep roundup
There are seven teams in the PAL Bay Division baseball race this season, five of which will be automatically qualifying for the Central Coast Section playoffs. While earning one of those berths appears easier than not, determining who gets what is not.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford's Diekroeger earns Pac-12 baseball honor]]> Cardinal corner
Stanford's Danny Diekroeger has been named the Pac-12 Player of the Week in baseball, the conference office announced Monday. The Menlo School grad had three-game-winning hits last week as the Cardinal went 3-1.]]>
<![CDATA[Cardinal drops close MPSF lacrosse match to the Trojans]]> Stanford roundup
USC scored two goals within 30 seconds of each other in the final 12 minutes of play to rally past 13th-ranked Stanford, 11-10, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation contest on Sunday in Los Angeles.]]>
<![CDATA[Cardinal men reach semifinals of MPSF volleyball tourney]]> For the second time in eight days, the No. 3 Stanford men's volleyball team rallied to defeat No. 6 UC Irvine in five sets, this time coming in the quarterfinals of the MPSF Tournament on Saturday at Maples Pavilion.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford men win seven of nine races at rowing invitational]]> The No. 13 Stanford men's crew varsity eights won two more races on Saturday to sweep the Stanford Invitational at Redwood Shores Lagoon.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford women earn top seed for MPSF water polo tourney]]> The top-ranked Stanford women's water polo team won its 11th straight match and recorded its fifth straight perfect Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference season by beating visiting California, 9-6, in Saturday's Big Splash at Avery Aquatic Center.]]> <![CDATA[Diekroeger HR; Hochstatter, Vanegas combine on 3-hitter]]> Cardinal corner
Danny Diekroeger hit a solo home run and John Hochstatter and A.J. Vanegas combined on a three-hitter as the Stanford baseball team beat visiting Arizona State, 1-0, in a Pac-12 contest Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Late inning fireworks lead Cardinal past Utah in Pac-12]]> College softball
Leah White doubled in two runs in the top of the seventh inning as the Stanford softball team rallied from seven runs down to beat host Utah, 12-11, in a Pac-12 Conference contest on Saturday.
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<![CDATA[Record run by Gunn's Sarah Robinson at CCS Top 8 Classic]]> Gunn senior Sarah Robinson missed out on an opportunity to be a part of history last weekend at the Arcadia Invitational track and field meet when four girls run under 10:05 in the 3,200 for the first time. Robinson, however, made some history herself on Friday night by blazing to a victory in the metric two-miler at the CCS Top 8 Classic at San Jose City College.]]> <![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.]]>
<![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.]]>