If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Stanford football hopes to continue streak against Colorado]]> Stanford's junior defensive lineman Solomon Thomas is the reigning Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in last week's 17-10 victory over Notre Dame. He hopes to carry that momentum into Saturday's noon game against visiting Colorado.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Ledecky, Manuel open season with pool records]]> Cardinal corner
Sacred Heart Prep grad Ally Howe swam the fastest times in the 100 and 200 fly and swam the opening leg of the 200 medley relay team and Stanford cruised to a 149-99 victory over Washington State on Thursday afternoon in front of approximately 500 fans at Avery Aquatic Center.]]>
<![CDATA[Ogwumike's fadeaway gives Sparks the WNBA title]]> Of local note
Nneka Ogwumike hit the game winner with 3.1 seconds left and won her first WNBA Championship in the process, lifting the Los Angeles Sparks past the Minnesota Lynx on Thursday, 77-76, in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals.
<![CDATA[Palo Alto hopes its winning formula continues Friday]]> Prep football preview
Just call it the upset of the year ... for now. Hard to imagine a more unlikely outcome than Palo Alto's 25-21 win over Wilcox last Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Girls golf and boy, girls water polo league titles are decided]]> Prep report
The Menlo girls golf team wrapped up the West Bay Athletic League title, the Menlo boys water polo team completed an undefeated Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division season, the Castilleja girls water polo team finished unbeaten in the PAL Bay Division and the Menlo-Atherton girls tennis team clinched at least a tie for the PAL Bay Division title.]]>
<![CDATA[Watt named a high school All-American in track and field]]> Gunn grad Amy Watt, who competed at the Rio Paralympics, was named Female Field Athlete of the Year by USA Paralympics track and field on Wednesday. She was also recognized for the same honor last year.]]> <![CDATA[Ledecky named one of TIME's 30 most influential teenagers]]> Of local note
Stanford senior golfer Maverick McNealy maintained his No. 1 position in the World Amateur Golf Rankings released following last weekend's action, but Cardinal freshman Andrea Lee rose to No. 7 in the world after a second-place finish at the Stanford Intercollegiate.]]>
<![CDATA[Castilleja grad among the field of ITA regional tennis event]]> Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium will serve as the host site for the ITA Northwest Regional Championships for the 10th consecutive year as play gets underway Friday.]]> <![CDATA[SH Prep's Choy returns to lineup; helps Gators beat Pinewood]]> Prep report
Sara Choy returned to the Sacred Heart Prep girls tennis lineup for the first time in nearly three weeks, helping the host Gators beat Pinewood, 7-0, and stay on the heels of league leader Menlo, which also won.]]>
<![CDATA[It's always 'Green-er' on the Palo Alto side of the net]]> Prep volleyball
Fiona Green recorded seven of her 13 kills in the fourth set and the Palo Alto girls' volleyball team clinched at least a share of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division title, beating host Homestead, 25-14, 25-17, 26-28, 25-17, on Tuesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Gunn grad nabs CCAA men's soccer Player of the Week honors]]> Gunn High grad Cameron McElfresh, the senior goalkeeper of the UC San Diego men's soccer team, was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week, it was announced Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford women are gearing up for home swimming debut]]> Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky will make her Stanford home debut on Thursday and will be joined by fellow gold medalists Simone Manuel and Lia Neal and an all-star cast of women swimmers when Washington State visits for a 2 p.m. Pac-12 meet.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Baird, Collins earn Pac-12 soccer honors]]> College soccer
Stanford junior Corey Baird and Cardinal sophomore Averie Collins each earned Pac-12 soccer Player of the Week honors, the conference announced Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford's Kumar, Goldberg grab regional doubles title]]> Cardinal corner
The Stanford doubles team of Sameer Kumar and Yale Goldberg survived a long weekend of rain delays to play their way into the finals of the ITA Northwest Regional doubles main draw in Berkeley and then beat Oregon's Jayson Amos and Simon Stevens to earn a spot in the ITA Indoor championships in November.]]>
<![CDATA[Castilleja spoils Menlo's perfect WBAL golf season]]> The Castilleja girls golf team got to celebrate a big West Bay Athletic League victory Monday, but the Gators will need some help the rest of the week to successfully defend their league title.]]>