If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Stanford's McNealy a finalist for the Ben Hogan Award]]> Stanford junior Maverick McNealy has been named one of three finalists for The Ben Hogan Award, as announced Tuesday by Colonial Country Club, Friends of Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America. Texas junior Beau Hossler and Arizona State senior Jon Rahm join McNealy as finalists.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford freshman highlights MPSF water polo honorees]]> Freshman Kat Klass was named Newcomer of the Year to headline Stanford's six honorees when the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation announced its postseason women's water polo awards on Tuesday afternoon.]]> <![CDATA[Watson, Woods and Rodgers on Pac-12 All-Century golf team]]> Stanford's Tom Watson, Tiger Woods and Patrick Rodgers were named to the Pac-12 Conference Men's Golf All-Century Team, as announced Monday.]]> <![CDATA[A Menlo-SI showdown in tennis still could happen in CCS]]> Monday's prep roundup
Despite being rained out of their highly anticipated nonleague tennis match a few weeks ago, the Menlo School and St. Ignatius boys still could face each other over the next few weeks in the Central Coast Section and NorCal tournaments.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford women's water polo headed to NCAA tournament]]> Stanford, the only women's water polo program that has competed at every NCAA Championship since its inception in 2001, will make its 16th straight appearance in 2016. The Cardinal earned an at-large berth to the field when the NCAA Women's Water Polo Committee announced the bracket on Monday evening.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto divers win titles at Region 10 championships]]> It has been quite a month for Palo Alto High senior divers Mimi Lin and Reed Merritt, who have brought home titles in their past three meets. The most recent came last weekend at the USA Diving Junior Region 10 Championships in Provo, Utah.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford men place four on AVCA All-American team]]> The Stanford men's volleyball team had four players recognized when the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced its All-America selections on Monday. The Cardinal led the nation with three players selected to the first team.]]> <![CDATA[Payton Jordan Invitational, athletes achieve their goals]]> Track and field
In many ways, the Payton Jordan Invitational did what it was supposed to do -- provide fast distance-running times. Indeed, 65 runners achieved Olympic entry standards -- including 26 in the women's 10,000 meters alone -- and there were five world-leading times on Sunday night at Cobb Track & Angell Field. ]]>
<![CDATA[Trojans sink Stanford in MPSF water polo championship game]]> Cardinal corner
Jordan Raney and Gurpreet Sohi each scored twice but top-ranked USC poured in five fourth-quarter goals to beat the third-ranked Stanford women's water polo team, 8-5, Sunday and claim the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament championship.
<![CDATA[Cardinal men tee off on Pac-12 to win another golf title]]> The fourth-ranked Stanford men's golf team won its third consecutive Pac-12 Conference and placed three golfers among in the top 10 of the individual standings Sunday at The Country Club in Salt Lake City. ]]> <![CDATA[Despite loss, Paly baseball looks primed for the playoffs]]> Weekend prep roundup
Finishing the regular season by winning six of its final seven games should be enough momentum to carry the Palo Alto baseball team into the SCVAL De Anza Division playoffs.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford stops the Beavers cold in Pac-12 baseball action]]> Cardinal corner
Junior starter Chris Castellanos and freshman reliever Kris Bubic combined on a seven-hitter and Stanford topped host No. 10 Oregon State, 6-0, in a Pac-12 Conference baseball game Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Cardinal women get another chance at MPSF water polo title]]> Dani Jackovich and Jamie Neushul each scored twice and the third-ranked Stanford women's water polo team beat No. 2 UCLA, 6-3, in the semifinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament at Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo's Mobley has Oaks running to second place in GSAC meet]]> Oaks report
Freshman Ibrahima Mobley was named the Most Valuable Male Performer at the Golden State Athletic Conference track and field champions Saturday, helping the Menlo College men's team earned a second-place finish in its first year as a program.]]>
<![CDATA[Payton Jordan Invitational offers top distance fields]]> The Payton Jordan Invitational, in its 21st year, has become the destination for fast distance-running, particularly in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters. This year, with Olympic standards at stake, it should be no different on Sunday night at Stanford's Cobb Track and Angell Field.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto baseball finishes off a second-place showing]]> Friday's prep roundup
The race, and chase, in the SCVAL De Anza Division baseball race is over for Palo Alto. The Vikings have to settle for second place behind Los Gatos, despite a 5-2 victory over visiting Milpitas on Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Hogan goes to Chiefs, Martinez and Murphy to Packers]]> Stanford's Blake Martinez and Kevin Hogan were both selected in the NFL Draft on Friday, with teammate Kyle Murphy being tabbed on Saturday. Martinez and Murphy went to the Green Bay Packers and Hogan to the Kansas City Chiefs.]]> <![CDATA[Gunn boys and Paly girls successfully defend swim titles]]> After 30 varsity races that included three meet records in the first four events, two swim teams emerged as champions as expected at the SCVAL De Anza Division Championships on Friday at Gunn High.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford men shrug off cool weather to gain golf momentum]]> Cardinal corner
The fourth-ranked Stanford men's golf team trailed in the early stages of the Pac-12 Conference Championships, which began Friday at The Country Club in Salt Lake City. The Cardinal stayed cool, mounted a brilliant comeback and took a five-shot lead over second-place Cal through 36 holes.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford's Hooper taken by the Falcons in the NFL Draft]]> Stanford's Austin Hooper was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday. Hooper was the 81st overall pick and second tight end off the board.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal women splash to win opening round of MPSF tournament]]> The third-ranked Stanford women's water polo team scored six of the game's first seven goals and never looked back, beating San Jose State, 10-6, in the quarterfinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament on Friday in Bakersfield.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford women's lacrosse earns All-MPSF honors]]> The Stanford women's lacrosse team saw seven Cardinal honored with All-MPSF accolades, including a Rookie of the Year award for Anna Salemo as announced by the conference this week. ]]> <![CDATA[Annual Bay Area Senior Games get under way this weekend]]> More than 1,200 athletes are now registered for the 10th Annual Bay Area Senior Games, which will run from April 30-June 4 at venues in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.]]> <![CDATA[A perfect finish for Palo Alto boys in SCVAL golf race]]> Thursday's prep roundup
Palo Alto finished off a fourth straight undefeated season in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League with a 182-220 dual-match boys' golf victory over rival Gunn on Thursday at Santa Teresa Golf Course in San Jose.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford's Garnett goes to 49ers as 28th pick in NFL Draft]]> Stanford offensive lineman Joshua Garnett was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. Garnett was the 28th pick of the round on Friday. Garnett is Stanford's latest first-round pick and 22nd in program history.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Enriques earns national award as the top libero]]> Cardinal corner
Stanford sophomore Evan Enriques has been named the winner of the Erik Shoji Award as the nation's top libero in men's college volleyball.]]>
<![CDATA[MPSF water polo tourney next stop in Stanford's NCAA quest]]> Stanford this weekend
You know expectations are sky high for the Stanford women's water polo team when a slow start in a NCAA national championship game is losing the opening sprint. That's from a description of the 2005 title match.]]>
<![CDATA[Palo Alto, SHP baseball teams look secure in second place]]> Prep roundup
The Palo Alto and Sacred Heart Prep baseball teams are sitting in similar situations in their respective races following important victories on Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Gunn grad Mead to be inducted into Johns Hopkins Hall of Fame]]> Brian Mead, a graduate of Gunn High in 2000, is one of eight news members of the Johns Hopkins University Athletic Hall of Fame. He'll be inducted during ceremonies on Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Four Menlo College softball players on All-GSAC team]]> After concluding the regular season as the No. 1 seed in the Golden State Athletic Conference, four Menlo College softball players were voted to the All-GSAC team.]]> <![CDATA[Olympic year makes Payton Jordan Invitational a big deal]]> The 21st annual Payton Jordan Invitational, which has developed into the premier distance-running track meet in the country, takes place Sunday at Cobb Track and Angell Field. The meet is named for the school's legendary former track and field coach.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto divers make it a clean sweep for their careers]]> Tuesday's prep roundup
Palo Alto seniors Reed Merritt and Mimi Lin made their final appearances at the SCVAL Diving Championships the best of their careers as they swept their divisions in historic fashion on Tuesday at Gunn High.]]>