PaloAltoOnline.com http://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us <![CDATA[Atherton's Bellis pulls a stunning upset in at the US Open]]> American teen CiCi Bellis of Atherton became the youngest player to win a US Open match since 1996 -- almost three years before she was born -- when she stunned Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova on Tuesday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Bauer earns women's soccer honor after two wins]]> Cardinal corner
Back-to-back shutouts by the Stanford women's soccer team last weekend have earned Cardinal defender Maddie Bauer the first Player of the Week honor from TopDrawerSoccer.com. ]]>
<![CDATA[Bosch scores twice in Menlo College men's soccer victory]]> Sebastian Bosch scored twice and added an assist and the Menlo College men's soccer team beat Oregon Tech, 6-0, Monday in a nonconference match at Simpson University in Redding.
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<![CDATA[Stanford grad Klahn loses in first round of the US Open]]> Stanford grad Bradley Klahn, in just his second tournament since July 14, dropped a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 decision to Russian Andrey Kuznetsov in the first round of the US Open in New York on Monday.]]> <![CDATA[CIF simplifies its state Open Division football bowl game]]> The CIF State Open Division Championship Bowl Game just got a lot easier to figure out following an announcement by the CIF State Office on Monday that the bowl game will return to its original format and philosophy.]]> <![CDATA[Atherton's Bellis receives USTA sportsmanship honor]]> Of local note
Cici Bellis of Atherton has been honored with the inaugural US Open Junior Sportsmanship Award for girls by the USTA. Bellis received the award after best demonstrating excellent sportsmanship at this summer's USTA National Championships. Bellis won the girls' 18s national crown.]]>
<![CDATA[A successful opening road trip for Stanford women's soccer]]> The Stanford women's soccer team emerged from a season-opening road trip against two national powers with two shutout victories following a 2-0 women's soccer triumph over Duke in the Carolina Nike Classic on Sunday.]]> <![CDATA[Pederson joins elite company with 30 homers, 30 steals in PCL]]> Palo Alto grad Joc Pederson became the first Pacific Coast League player to record at least 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in 80 years when he swiped a base Saturday night in Colorado Springs.
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<![CDATA[DiRado wins Pan Pacific title; Ledecky wins fifth gold medal]]> Katie Ledecky, the high school senior who has committed to Stanford, won her fifth gold medal of the meet and set a world, American and meet record in the women's 1500-meter freestyle Sunday at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia.
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<![CDATA[Despite loss, Team USA can look forward with optimism]]> Stanford senior Alex Bowen scored twice but the United States men's senior national team could not overcome a four-goal, fourth-quarter deficit, losing to Croatia, 8-6, in the bronze medal game of the FINA World Cup in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Sunday.]]> <![CDATA[Oaks lose football season opener, 45-27, to Eastern Oregon]]> Oaks report
Eastern Oregon scored three times in the fourth quarter to beat host Menlo College, 45-27, Saturday in a nonconference football contest that was the season opener for both teams.
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<![CDATA[Ledecky sets another world record at Pan Pacific Games]]> Olympian Katie Ledecky broke the world, American and meet records in the women's 400-meter freestyle Saturday at the Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, turning in a time of 3:58.37. ]]> <![CDATA[Team USA falls to Hungary in semifinal of FINA World Cup]]> Stanford senior Alex Bowen scored a goal but the United States men's senior national water polo team dropped a 7-5 decision to Hungary in the semifinal round of the FINA World Cup in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Saturday.
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<![CDATA[Calicdan helps start the volleyball season on a good note]]> Menlo College senior Courtney Calicdan helped the Lady Oaks open the season with a victory, recording 20 kills in a sweep of visiting West Coast Baptist, 25-12, 25-13, 25-17, on Friday night.]]> <![CDATA[Ubogagu delivers overtime goal to lift Stanford to victory]]> Senior forward Chioma Ubogagu scored the only goal of the game, with an assist from senior Alex Doll, to help the sixth-ranked Cardinal beat host North Carolina, 1-0, Friday as part of the Carolina Nike Classic.]]> <![CDATA[DiRado earns a silver, Manuel wins bronze at Pan Pacific]]> Nothing was going to dampen the spirits of Stanford grad Maya DiRado or fellow American Elizabeth Beisel after they finished one-two in the women's 400-meter individual medley at the Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia on Friday.
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<![CDATA[Stanford fills baseball coaching vacancies with familiar faces]]> The Stanford baseball program named three assistant coaches Friday. Brock Ungricht rejoins Mark Marquess' staff this year, while Santa Clara grad Jon Karcich becomes a volunteer assistant and Stanford product Eric Smith will serve as an undergraduate assistant.
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<![CDATA[Sacred Heart Prep names former professional as baseball coach]]> Anthony Granato, who played in the 2013 World Baseball Classic as the starting shortstop for Team Italy, was named the head baseball coach at Sacred Heart Prep on Friday.
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<![CDATA[Team USA edges Australia in quarterfinals of FINA World Cup]]> Stanford senior Alex Bowen scored four goals and Cardinal junior Bret Bonanni added two as the United States senior national water polo team downed Australia, 11-9, in a shootout on Friday in the quarterfinals of the FINA World Cup in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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<![CDATA[Oaks open football season Saturday with a home game]]> Menlo report
Wade Hawkins took over quarterbacking duties in the third week of last season. The fifth-year senior has hit the ground running as the clear starter this year.]]>
<![CDATA[Ledecky opens Pan Pacs with a pair of meet records]]> Olympian and Stanford commit Katie Ledecky won two swim events and set two meet records on Thursday during the first night of the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia.
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<![CDATA[Stanford men are tabbed MPSF favorite in water polo]]> Stanford has been tabbed as the favorite in this year's Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Preseason Coaches' poll, it was announced Thursday. The Cardinal accumulated 60 points and five of the nine first-place votes to earn the top spot.]]> <![CDATA[Zhang, Avvari reach consolation round of team table tennis]]> Palo Alto grad Lily Zhang remains in Nanjing, China, competing in the mixed international team table tennis competition. She's won both of her contested matches but the American team won't be playing for a medal.
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<![CDATA[Bonanni scores five times in Team USA loss to Serbia]]> Stanford junior Bret Bonanni scored five times and the United States men's senior national water polo team were within striking distance of 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Serbia in the fourth quarter before falling to the Serbians, 11-9, Thursday on the final day of pool play at the FINA World Cup in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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<![CDATA[Press scores to help USA soccer beat Switzerland]]> Stanford grad Christen Press scored in the 77th minute to help the United States women's senior national soccer team wallop visiting Switzerland, 4-1, on Wednesday in Cary, North Carolina.
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<![CDATA[McCarthy helps Menlo women open soccer season with a win]]> Sophomore Danielle McCarthy scored a goal and recorded a pair of assists as the Menlo College women's soccer team kicked off the season with a 3-1 victory over visiting Warner Pacific on Wednesday.
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<![CDATA[U.S. scores a big victory over Montenegro at FINA World Cup]]> Stanford senior Alex Bowen and Cardinal junior Bret Bonanni each scored two goals and the Americans came up with their biggest win of the season Wednesday, beating Montenegro, 11-7, on the second day of the FINA World Cup in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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<![CDATA[Gunn seniors invited to play in Champions Tour golfing event]]> Gunn High seniors Jack Jaffe and Anna Zhou, both of whom represent The First Tee of Silicon Valley, were invited to play in the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach in September.
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<![CDATA[Pederson on the verge of joining elite baseball company]]> Palo Alto grad Joc Pederson hit his 30th home run of the season for Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday night to close in on becoming the first player in the Pacific Coast League to record a 30-30 season since 1934 and just the fourth overall.
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<![CDATA[Stanford's Richardson part of U20 national rugby team]]> Stanford's Nikki Richardson and the USA Rugby AIG Women's Junior All-Americans have assembled in Buffalo, N.Y., to prepare for the U20 Can-Am Series in Ontario.
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<![CDATA[Stanford's Bonanni scored three times in Team USA victory]]> National teams
Stanford junior Bret Bonanni scored four times to help the United States men's senior water polo team open the FINA World Cup with a 19-1 victory over South Africa on Tuesday in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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<![CDATA[Zhang takes the bronze medal at Youth Olympic Games]]> Recent Palo Alto grad Lily Zhang won the bronze medal in the women's singles table tennis competition at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China on Wednesday.
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<![CDATA[Locals are key as U.S. national teams win team titles]]> Palo Alto resident Chesnie Cheung won a pair of gold medals at the UANA Pan American Synchronized Swimming Championships over the weekend in Riverside. The seventh-grader at Jordan Middle School, who competes for the Santa Clara Aquamaids, recorded victories in duet, with Kaitlyn Hoang, and team events in the 12-Under age group.]]> <![CDATA[Zhang wins 2; reaches semifinal at Youth Olympic Games]]> Recent Palo Alto grad Lily Zhang continued her mastery of the international world of women's table tennis, advancing to the championship semifinal after beating two more opponents Monday at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
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