PaloAltoOnline.com http://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us <![CDATA[Davidson, Zhao capture Pac-12 doubles title in tennis]]> Sophomores Taylor Davidson and Carol Zhao collected their second doubles title of the season, taking home the hardware at the Pac-12 Championships on Sunday afternoon in Ojai.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal women finish MPSF lacrosse with perfect mark]]> Stanford roundup
The 15th-ranked Stanford lacrosse team set a school record for goals in a game by beating host California, 25-9, on Sunday at Memorial Stadium, completing a perfect Mountain Pacific Sports Federation season.
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<![CDATA[M-A grad qualifies for JC NorCal track and field meet]]> Of local note
Menlo-Atherton High grad Jorge Tafolla finished second in the men's 800 meters at the Coast Conference Track and Field Championships Friday at San Jose City College.]]>
<![CDATA[It's an all-Stanford finale in Pac-12 doubles title match]]> College tennis
Sunday's final at the Pac-12 Championships will be an all-Stanford affair, with Taylor Davidson and Carol Zhao squaring off against Caroline Doyle and Ellen Tsay in Ojai.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford baseball blanked by UCLA in Pac-12 action]]> Stanford committed a season high five errors that led to seven unearned runs for No. 3 UCLA in a 10-0 baseball loss in front of 1,590 fans at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond Saturday night. The three-game Pac-12 set is even after the Cardinal took Friday's opener, 6-1. ]]> <![CDATA[Interesting strategy in 4 mile relay helps Stanford]]> Stanford concluded the 121st Penn Relays on Saturday with three relay teams in action, but no events were more unusual than the men's 4xMile. Stanford was third in that race, and also placed fourth in the women's 4x800 and fifth in the men's 4x800 at Franklin Field.
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<![CDATA[Stanford women bounced from MPSF water polo tournament]]> Cardinal corner
Kiley Neushul scored two of her three goals in the fourth quarter to bring the top-ranked Stanford women's water polo team within one, but a late chance on the Cardinal's last possession hit off the crossbar and No. 4 California earned an 8-7 upset victory in the semifinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament at Arizona State on Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Two Stanford track athletes pass tests at Brutus Hamilton]]> While their teammates were having a big day across the country at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, two Stanford athletes had performances Friday in Berkeley that could have big-time implications.]]> <![CDATA[Hanewich, Hoffpauir lead Cardinal to Pac-12 baseball win]]> Zach Hoffpauir had four hits and drove in a pair of runs to help support Brett Hanewich's complete-game effort and the Stanford baseball team opened its Pac-12 series against visiting UCLA with a 6-1 victory Friday night in Sunken Diamond.]]> <![CDATA[Oaks sweep the Yotes in record-setting doubleheader]]> Oaks notes
The Menlo College baseball team swept a doubleheader from visiting College of Idaho, 13-9 and 7-5, Friday to clinch at least a fourth-place finish in the NAIA West Conference. The Oaks set a team record and a couple of individual records, as well.]]>
<![CDATA[Relay team wins to snap runner-up finishes at major meets]]> Stanford roundup
The relay team of Rebecca Mehra, Jessica Tonn, Elise Cranny, and Claudia Saunders helped Stanford break a two-year streak of runner-up relay finishes at major meets, winning the 4x1500 meters on Friday at Franklin Field at the Penn Relays.
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<![CDATA[Pitcher of record revisits Stanford baseball's first no-hitter]]> Last month, Ed Verdurmen made his yearly trek to Klein Field at Sunken Diamond from Portland, Ore., to watch the Stanford baseball team play Arizona. This was a special trip for the 80-year-old Verdurmen, who threw the first no-hitter at the field in April of 1956, and was asked to throw out the first pitch.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto, Gunn both looking for new athletic directors]]> The search is on for new athletic directors at Palo Alto and Gunn high schools as Jason Fung and Jill Naylor will be taking on new endeavors next school year.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford men's volleyball trio earns All-MPSF honors]]> Three Stanford men's volleyball players garnered All-MPSF conference accolades, the league announced Thursday. Representing the Cardinal were junior Conrad Kaminski, junior James Shaw and freshman Kyle Dagostino.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal women second in distance medley at Penn Relays]]> Stanford roundup
Stanford finished second in the women's distance medley relay at the Penn Relays on Thursday at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, leading on the final lap at the 121st annual meet.]]>
<![CDATA[Cardinal women's lacrosse player nominated for top honor]]> Stanford notes
Stanford junior midfielder Lucy Dikeou was named Thursday as one of 25 nominees for the Tewaaraton Award, emblematic of the best player in collegiate lacrosse.]]>
<![CDATA[Menlo's Hall named Cal Pac Softball Player of the Week]]> Oaks notes
Menlo College's Mary Hall was named Cal Pac Softball Player of the Week for her efforts in six games last week. The Oaks also signed another recruit for softball on Wednesday.
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<![CDATA[Stanford women win first MPSF lacrosse title since 2011]]> Cardinal corner
Stanford scored the game's first 13 goals on its way to beating UC Davis, 15-6, on Wednesday night to capture its first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation regular-season women's lacrosse title since 2011.]]>
<![CDATA[2015 Central Coast Section track & field leaders]]> Boys 200 -- Givens (Palo Alto) 21.86; 2, Harrison (San Benito) 21.90; 3, Macauley (Bellarmine) 22.03; 4, Cory (Palma) 22.05; 5, Bains (St. Francis) 22.42; 6, Ilio (Mt. Pleasant) 22.49; 7, Martig (Bellarmine) 22.55; 8, Bolarinwa (Palo Alto) 22.64; 9, Keller (Monterey) 22.67w; 10, Prager (Aragon) 22.68.]]> <![CDATA[No Froyo, but local LPGA event is a go for Michelle Wie]]> Michelle Wie, in town for the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, usually enjoys her visits to Stanford, where she spent five years earning a degree (2012) while playing professional golf. She was met with bad news this time around. Her favorite Froyo café on campus was closed for construction.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford soccer recruit named to U-18 national team]]> Incoming Stanford freshman Amir Bashti was selected by U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team head coach Javier Perez as part of a 20-player soccer roster that will travel to Medugorje, Bosnia & Herzegovina, for the team's first training camp of 2015, running from April 22-May 1.]]> <![CDATA[Gunn baseball holding on to first place in a turnaround season]]> The Gunn baseball team has made a complete 180 turnaround from its poor season last year. The Titans have transformed a 1-17 start last season to a 11-6-1 overall record so far this spring.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo School girls end losing streak to rival SHP]]> Prep roundup
The Menlo School girls snapped a five-match losing streak to rival Sacred Heart Prep with a big 16-5 victory in West Bay Athletic League lacrosse action Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Palo Alto's Pederson has time to enjoy a birthday at home]]> Palo Alto grad Joc Pederson was able to spend his birthday with his family for the first time since high school when he came to San Francisco with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday to open a three-game series with the Giants.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford nearly perfect in nonconference win over California]]> Cardinal corner
Two Stanford pitchers carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning before settling for a combined two-hitter as the Cardinal beat visiting California, 4-0, in nonconference baseball action Tuesday night in Sunken Diamond.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford women slip to seventh at Pac-12 golf championships]]> The 16th-ranked Stanford women's golf team moved down the leaderboard in the Pac-12 Conference championships at Boulder Country Club in Colorado on Tuesday. The Cardinal fell into seventh with a second round score of 19-over 303.
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<![CDATA[Stanford lacrosse duo earns MPSF recognition for big wins]]> Weekly honors
Stanford's Adrienne Anderson and Allie DaCar earned player of the week honors from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation for their performances during the Cardinal's big weekend lacrosse victories over San Diego State and USC.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford teams make final NCAA tuneups at Pac-12 tennis]]> With the regular season in the books, this weekend's Pac-12 Championships in Ojai serve as the final tennis tune-up before NCAA Tournament first- and second-round action begins in two weeks at campus sites throughout the nation.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford women start strong at Pac-12 golf tournament]]> The 16th-ranked Stanford women's golf team shot a 2-over 286 to finish the first day of action Monday in second place at the Pac-12 Conference Championships in Boulder, Colo.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford softball suffers another blow as three seniors quit]]> Cardinal roundup
The Stanford softball season just went from bleak to downright miserable as three seniors -- Hannah Winter, Leah White and Cassie Rouland -- reportedly quit the team on Monday. ]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford men's volleyball rounds out recruiting class]]> Stanford head men's volleyball coach John Kosty has announced the signing of two additional prep standouts to National Letters of Intent. Russell Dervay (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Chris Moore (Lake Mary, Fla.) will join the Cardinal class of 2015, which also includes Jordan Ewert (Antioch), Matt Klassen (Milwaukee, Wis.) and Ryan Smith (Clovis).]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Morris now playing for USA Under-23 team]]> One week after headlining the U.S. Senior National Team's 2-0 victory over Mexico with his first start and score, Stanford sophomore Jordan Morris will get another chance to help his country take down El Tri, this time against Mexico's U-23s.]]> <![CDATA[Pederson, Dodgers face Giants riding a seven-game win streak]]> Of local note
Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson hopes to be celebrating more than just his 23rd birthday when he and his first-place Los Angeles Dodgers visit AT&T Park to face the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series. First pitch is 7:15 p.m.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford gymnast wins NCAA individual title on vault]]> Stanford's Elizabeth Price won the NCAA title on vault and Ivana Hong placed second on beam at the NCAA Championships Individual Event Finals on Sunday in Fort Worth, Texas. Price scored 9.9333 to become the second Cardinal gymnast in program history to claim a national title on vault.]]>