PaloAltoOnline.com http://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us <![CDATA[Stanford women play to polo tie in World University Games]]> Representing the United States in South Korea, the Stanford women's water polo team opened up the 2015 World University Games with a 7-7 tie against Australia on Friday morning in Gwangju.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford men's track & field has nation's No. 1 class]]> Stanford has the nation's No. 1 recruiting class in men's track and field. That was the verdict handed down by Milesplit.com earlier this week. Taking the season-best marks from the class of 2015, the athletes were broken down by their future schools and places on the season lists were scored like a championship meet.]]> <![CDATA[USA opens World University Game with women's soccer victory]]> Menlo-Atherton grad Dana Gornick and her Colorado College women's soccer teammates kicked off the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea Thursday with a 1-0 victory over South Africa at Honam University.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto 15s will play for Babe Ruth district crown]]> Shane Wallace hit an inside-the-park home run to spark the Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15-year-old all-stars to an 11-2 victory over Bel-Mateo in District 6 action Thursday night at Baylands Athletic Center.]]> <![CDATA[District 52 Little League baseball all-star results]]> Palo Alto American (11-12s) and Alpine/West Menlo (10-11s) will carry local hopes into the next round of consolation games of District 52 Little League tournament play after Menlo-Atherton (11-12s), Palo Alto American (10-11s), Palo Alto National (9-10s) and Alpine/West Menlo (9-10s) all were beaten on Wednesday night.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Felicia Lee looking to 'fly' through the water]]> World University Games
Stanford grad Felicia Lee earned a spot on this summer's World University Games swimming team that is headed to South Korea this month. Lee said she is excited for another opportunity to hit the goals and times she set for herself at the beginning of the season.
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<![CDATA[American women continue to win at FIVB beach championships]]> The American beach volleyball team of Stanford grad Kerri Walsh Jennings and USC grad April Ross needed 28 minutes to dispatch Paraguay's Gabriela Filippo and Michelle Valiente Amarilla, 21-6, 21-10, in the Round of 32 at the FIVB Beach World Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands on Wednesday.
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<![CDATA[Stanford's Nastic joins Warriors for NBA Summer League]]> Cardinal corner
Recent Stanford graduate Stefan Nastic has agreed to join the Golden State Warriors for NBA Summer League competition in Las Vegas. Prior to joining the Warriors, Nastic will join the San Antonio Spurs from July 3-9 in the Utah Jazz Summer League.]]>
<![CDATA[PA American topples PA National in district Little League]]> In most years, the Palo Alto National Little League all-stars advance farther than Palo Alto American. That's not the case this season as American knocked National out of the District 52 11-12 Majors Tournament on Tuesday night at Middlefield Ballpark. ]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Chevron takes Palo Alto Babe Ruth city title]]> Menlo Chevron celebrated a championship in the Palo Alto Babe Ruth City Tournament game with a 9-4 triumph over Draper Fisher Jurvetson on Tuesday night at Baylands Athletic Center.]]> <![CDATA[Walsh Jennings, Ross finish pool play undefeated at worlds]]> In the finale of the 'C' pool of the $1,000,000 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships on Tuesday in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, a pair of 2-0 teams, USA's Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross powered past Canada's 22nd-seeded Heather Bansley and Sarah Pavan in straight sets, winning 21-19, 21-13 in just 36 minutes.]]> <![CDATA[O'Hara helps send Americans into World Cup final on Sunday]]> Stanford grad Kelley O'Hara scored on a brilliantly played ball in the 84th minute to clinch the United States women's national soccer team's 2-0 victory over Germany in the semifinals of the FIFA Women's World Cup in Montreal on Tuesday.
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<![CDATA[M-A grad joins Princeton women's polo coaching staff]]> Former Menlo-Atherton High standout and UCLA All-American water polo player Becca Dorst has been added to the Princeton University women's team staff as an assistant coach. Tigers' head coach Luis Nicolao made the announcement on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Paly grad Pederson is among MLB's leaders in home runs]]> Of local note
Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson is among the Major League Baseball leaders in home runs after hitting his 20th on Tuesday night in a 10-6 loss to the host Arizona Diamondbacks.]]>
<![CDATA[Randle, Harbin are Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal winners]]> Cardinal corner
Chasson Randle of Stanford men's basketball and Kelsey Harbin of women's field hockey were named the 2014-15 Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal Winners, as announced Tuesday by the conference.]]>
<![CDATA[Palo Alto Babe Ruth all-star teams open district play]]> Palo Alto's three Babe Ruth all-star teams will open District 6 tournament play this week at three familiar venues while all hoping to reach NorCal State tournaments like last season. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto golfer Ali qualifies for U.S. Junior Amateur Championship]]> It was a long day for Palo Alto High sophomore Ahmed Ali, who began his qualifying for the U.S. Junior Amateur at 8:06 a.m. on Monday at the Stanford Golf Course. Some 12 hours later, Ali was rewarded for his marathon day.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford grad maintaining competitive fire in beach volleyball]]> Stanford grad and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, with her teammate April Ross, survived a first-set loss to remain undefeated in pool play at the Beach Volleyball World Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands on Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Two Stanford wrestlers on U.S. Junior World Team]]> Cardinal corner
After sweeping a wrestle-off in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sunday, incoming freshman Joey McKenna joins Stanford redshirt sophomore Nathan Butler on the United States Junior World Team.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford women's water polo preps for the World University Games]]> Sunday was moving day, as the Stanford women's water polo team hopped on its flight to Gwangju, South Korea to represent the United States at the 2015 World University Games.]]> <![CDATA[Local Little League teams fall from the winners' bracket]]> District 52 all-stars
It's an uphill battle from this point on for local Little League teams in the District 52 all-star tournament with remaining local survivors all playing in the consolation bracket.]]>
<![CDATA[Top local golfers shoot for U.S. Junior Amateur berths]]> Many of the top young golfers on the Peninsula will be touring the Stanford Golf Course on Monday with hopes of qualifying for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championships in July.]]> <![CDATA[USA men lose polo lead and fall in shootout for third place]]> The USA Men's Senior National Team appeared well on its way to a bronze medal at the 2015 FINA World League Super Final only to see Brazil rally for a shootout win, 24-23, on Sunday in Bergamo, Italy.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford grad runs to a berth for the World Championships]]> The U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships concluded on Sunday with a Stanford highlight as 2013 grad Kori Carter earned a berth on her first U.S. national team. ]]> <![CDATA[Only one Palo Alto Little League team survives in all-stars]]> Six Palo Alto Little League teams took the field on Saturday in the opening round of the District 52 Majors All-Star Tournament held at three sites on the Peninsula. Only the Palo Alto National 11-12 all-stars, however, advanced in the winners' bracket following a 12-6 victory over Redwood City West at Middlefield Ballpark in Palo Alto. ]]> <![CDATA[American men beat Russia; clinch a spot in FIVB world volleyball league final]]> Team USA
The United States men's national volleyball team is one step closer to defending its FIVB World League championship after knocking off host Russia, 25-23, 19-25, 25-23, 25-18, Sunday.]]>