PaloAltoOnline.com http://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us <![CDATA[Vickery writing a new chapter, Serena turning the page]]> Bank of the West Classic
American qualifier Sachia Vickery started a new chapter in her professional tennis career Wednesday, reaching her first career WTA Tour quarterfinal. Serena Williams turned the page on an odd withdrawal from Wimbledon to win a second-round match.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford 14A squad earns bronze to pace efforts at JOs]]> Earning the only medal for the Stanford Water Polo Club didn't earn head coach Clarke Weatherspoon a dunking from his 14A team on Tuesday on the final day of the boys' National Junior Olympics at Stanford's Avery Aquatic Center.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford Athletics adds eight new members to Hall of Fame]]> Eight new members of the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame will be inducted in October, adding to a long and distinguished list of individuals honored at the school known as the Home of Champions.]]> <![CDATA[Zhao advances to the second round of the Bank of the West]]> Stanford sophomore Carol Zhao was in control of her match with Yanina Wickmeyer on Tuesday in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic, leading 6-2, 1-0, with five aces. That's when Wickmeyer retired with an illness.
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<![CDATA[Menlo College football welcomes huge recruiting class]]> Menlo College football coach Mark Grieb and recruiting coordinator Vince Freitas announced the 32-player recruiting class that will join the Oaks this training camp. The class includes 29 true freshman and three transfers.
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<![CDATA[Stanford's Solomon pulls up in semis at Commonwealth Games]]> Cardinal corner
Stanford's Steven Solomon advanced out of his first-round heat in the 400 while competing for Australia at the Commonwealth Games on Monday in Glascow, Scotland. He did not finish his semifinal race on Tuesday because of a left hamstring injury.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford boys have two shots at JO water polo medals]]> Two teams from the Stanford Water Polo Club will play for medals at the National Junior Olympics on Tuesday at Stanford's Avery Aquatic Center. While both had hoped for gold, the best each squad can earn will be bronze.]]> <![CDATA[Ahn takes another step on her professional career path]]> Bank of the West
Stanford grad Kristie Ahn spent a lot of time in the Taube Family Tennis Center honing her craft. She was back Monday playing here for the first time as a professional.]]>
<![CDATA[Bronze medal highlights Stanford efforts at U23 rowing]]> Stanford senior Kaess Smit helped push the USA men's eight to a bronze medal on the final day of the Under-23 World Championships in Varese, Italy. Smit, sitting four seat in the U.S. boat, provided the necessary power for the Americans to medal in the event.]]> <![CDATA[Venus Williams headlines Tuesday's Bank of West tennis]]> Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams will highlight the Tuesday night session against qualifier Paula Kania in the Bank of the West Classic. ]]> <![CDATA[Two Stanford teams open National J0s with 4-0 records]]> The Stanford Water Polo Club's 18U A and 14U A teams take unbeaten records into the third day of the National Junior Olympics after sweeping four matches during the weekend in the Mid-Peninsula area.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford grad Gaffney suffers a season-ending injury]]> Pro football
Stanford grad Tyler Gaffney suffered a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee on Friday and will miss his first professional season with the Carolina Panthers.]]>
<![CDATA[Two gold medals and a wild card for Stanford athletes]]> Of local note
Stanford grad Kerri Walsh Jennings is one of the most decorated women's volleyball players in the world. Incoming Cardinal freshman Olivia Baker is just beginning to make her mark in track and field.]]>
<![CDATA[Zhao, Ahn to play in main draw at Bank of the West]]> Stanford sophomore Carol Zhao won a qualifying match on Sunday afternoon, beating Russia's Marina Shamayko, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4, to earn a spot in the main draw of the Bank of the West Classic at Taube Family Tennis Stadium, which gets underway Monday.
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<![CDATA[Three Stanford athletes qualify for the final in their sport]]> Of local note
Reaching the championship match of their respective sports is nothing new for Stanford grads Kerri Walsh Jennings and Nicole Gibbs. Incoming freshman Olivia Baker appears to have the same gene.
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<![CDATA[Hogan is named to Johnny Unitas award watch list]]> Stanford senior quarterback Kevin Hogan is among 27 preseason candidates for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, it was announced Saturday.
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<![CDATA[Allman runner-up in discus at world junior track and field]]> Valarie Allman placed second in the discus and Olivia Baker was third in the 400 meters, giving Stanford women's track and field a pair of top-three finishes at the IAAF World Junior Championships on Friday night at Hayward Field for athletes 19 and under.
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<![CDATA[Gibbs aces her QF match; Ahn to play in bank of the West]]> Of local note
Stanford grad Nicole Gibbs is on the verge of earning herself a third consecutive trip into the U.S. Open. She took one step closer Friday with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Australia's Jarmila Gajdosova in the quarterfinal of the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships in Lexington.
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<![CDATA[Palo Alto Oaks fall in AABC West Regional baseball opener]]> On a bright and sunny day at Washington Park in Burlingame on Friday morning, the Palo Alto Oaks' mood did not match the weather after their opening-round AABC West Regional game against the San Fernando Cardinals.]]> <![CDATA[Gibbs seeks title; Bank of the West Classic is set at Stanford]]> With any luck, Stanford grad Nicole Gibbs hopes she won't get the chance to qualify for the Bank of the West Classic women's tennis tournament, which begins Monday at the Taube Family Tennis Center at Stanford.]]> <![CDATA[Walsh and Ross win 24th consecutive pool play match]]> FIVB beach volleyball
Stanford grad Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross, the top-seeded duo, qualified for the single-elimination part of the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball, a US$1,000,000 FIVB Grand Slam, being held in Long Beach. The U.S. pair downed a team from Canada, 21-18, 21-15, on Thursday.
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<![CDATA[Gunn trio hopes to bring regional success to PA Oaks]]> This past high school season was a tough one for the Gunn baseball program, as the Titans won only twice during a 30-game season and found themselves struggling in the tough SCVAL De Anza Division. A trio of Gunn alums, however, hope to bring some respect to the program while competing for a championship this weekend. ]]> <![CDATA[Allman qualifies for discus final at IAAF World Juniors]]> Stanford sophomore Valarie Allman needed one throw in the women's discus to qualify for Friday's final in the event at the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships, being held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.]]>