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Chasson Randle scored 17 points but was unable to get his final shot to fall and Stanford dropped a 73-70 decision to visiting Oregon in a Pac-12 Conference game Sunday, likely costing the Cardinal a first-round bye in the upcoming conference tournament.
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<![CDATA[Bonstrom powers Stanford softball past Weber State]]> Cardinal corner
Kayla Bonstrom hit two home runs and Stanford generated 10 hits to power past Weber State, 12-4, in five innings Sunday at the Long Beach Louisville Slugger Classic.
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<![CDATA[Manuel, Stanford end Pac-12 swim meet with a flourish]]> Simone Manuel set two individual records in the 100 free and helped the 400 free relay team, which also included Ally Howe, Janet Hu and Lia Neal, set a meet record as Stanford finished second to California, 1,629 1/2-1,401, at the Pac-12 women's swimming and diving championships in Federal Way, Wash. on Saturday. Kristian Ipsen, meanwhile, won his third men's diving title in as many days.]]> <![CDATA[Paly girls among six local soccer teams heading to semis]]> CCS soccer
It has been 33 years since the Palo Alto girls have shared a Central Coast Section title in soccer. It has been 35 since the Vikings have claimed one. Clearly, the program is long overdue for one or the other.]]>
<![CDATA[Brooks leaps into Stanford record books; Tonn wins a title]]> MPSF Championships
Darian Brooks set a Stanford indoor record in the triple jump to win the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation track and field championship title Saturday. Brooks' effort highlighted performances by Stanford's men, who finished sixth with 61 1/2 points.
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<![CDATA[Stanford records big lacrosse road victory at Ohio State]]> Cardinal corner
Kelsey Murray scored five goals and the No. 15 Stanford lacrosse team beat host No. 10 Ohio State, 12-10, in a nonconference match played indoors on Saturday.
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<![CDATA[Three local wrestlers reach semifinals at CCS tourney]]> Three local wrestlers advanced to the semifinals of the Central Coast Section Championships on Frida at Independence High in San Jose and will compete for State Meet berths on Saturday. Titles will be decided starting at 7 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[SHP boys make successful debut in CCS Open Division]]> Sacred Heart Prep's Corbin Koch, Connor Moses and Mason Randall combined for 37 points to lead the Gators to their first- ever Central Coast Section Open Division victory, 51-46 over Riordan at Santa Clara High School on Friday night.]]> <![CDATA[Ipsen wins second diving title, Haase also a champion]]> Pac-12 Swimming, Diving
Sarah Haase won the 100-yard breaststroke and the Stanford women's swimming and diving team had eight swimmers place sixth or higher Friday at the Pac-12 Championships in the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. Kristian Ipsen set a school record in winning the 3-meter diving title.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford women go the distance at MPSF championship meet]]> Cardinal corner
Stanford won the women's distance medley relay at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation indoor track and field championships on Friday for its first such title since 2008.]]>
<![CDATA[Diekroeger makes his mark with a big game in Stanford's victory]]> College baseball
Menlo School grad Mikey Diekroeger, in his first season at Stanford, had three hits, including a double, and drove in three runs to help the Cardinal open its nonconference baseball series with host Rice with a 5-3 win Friday in Houston, Texas.]]>
<![CDATA[2014-15 boys' ALL-SCVAL De Anza Division basketball team]]> Most Valuable Player: Mo Abdulrasul (Fremont)
First Team
Kevin Mullin (Palo Alto); Jay Slaney (Homestead); Colin Spence (Homestead); Jake Burris (Fremont); Daniel Rosenbaum (Los Altos); Jase Wycliffe (Wilcox); Drew Krulevitch (Los Gatos);
Christian Mejia (Milpitas)]]>
<![CDATA[Gunn advances, but Palo Alto does not in boys' CCS playoffs]]> On a night when the Gunn boys pulled out a big victory following a thrilling rally, Palo Alto could not do the same and exited the Central Coast Section Division I basketball playoffs. The Castilleja and Sacred Heart Prep girls, meanwhile, advanced in Division IV action.]]> <![CDATA[Second-half outburst leads to convincing Pac-12 victory]]> Stanford men's hoops
Michael Humphrey matched his season-high of 14 points and grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds for his second straight double-double as the Stanford men's basketball team used a terrific second half to beat visiting Oregon State, 75-48, Thursday night in a Pac-12 Conference contest.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford sweeps diving events at Pac-12 swimming meet]]> Junior Alex Clay won the three-meter diving competition at the Pac-12 Championships Thursday to help keep the Stanford women's swimming and diving team in second place at the mid-point of the four-day meet. Kristian Ipsen won the men's 3-meter diving event, though his points will be added during next week's men's conference championships.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal women sweep nonconference water polo doubleheader]]> The second-ranked Stanford women's water polo team bounced back from its first setback of the year with a pair of convincing wins over No. 20 Santa Clara, 17-4, and unranked Sonoma State, 16-3, on Thursday at the Avery Aquatic Center.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford has its say in win over Pac-12 leading Beavers]]> Lili Thompson scored 13 points, leading a quintet of double-digit scorers, and No. 19 Stanford upset No. 7 Oregon State, 69-58, on its home court Thursday night. It was the Beavers' first home loss of the season and ended a 21-game home winning streak.
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<![CDATA[2014-15 Girls All-PAL South Division basketball team]]> Most Valuable Player: Brianna Deckman (Capuchino( Sr.
First Team
Greer Hoyem (Menlo-Atherton) Fr.; Brianna Reynolds (Aragon) Jr.; Claire Phillips (Burlingame) Sr.; Aubrie Businger (Mills) So.; Julia Gibbs (Mills) Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Gunn's Cramer hopes to pin down a CCS wrestling goal]]> It took perhaps 30 minutes for Ian Cramer to recover from his loss in the 132-pound division finals at the 2014 Central Coast Section Wrestling Championships. It was a setback that provided the Gunn High standout with a personal challenge.]]> <![CDATA[2014-15 Boys' All-PAL South Division basketball team]]> Most Valuable Player: Marquis Adkins (Mills) Sr.
First Team
Justin Gutang (Burlingame) Sr.; Chris Bene (Sequoia) Sr.; Ryan Cole (Menlo-Atherton) Sr.; Adam Cook (Hillsdale) Sr.; Brandon Matsuno (Mills) Sr.; Ziggy Lauese (Sequoia) Fr.]]>
<![CDATA[Eight local soccer teams remain in playoffs after opening round]]> Nine local soccer teams began the Central Coast Section playoffs this week, a number believed to be a record. Four schools -- Gunn, Palo Alto, Menlo-Atherton and Sacred Heart Prep -- had both a boys and girls team entered.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford runner Korolev earns national honor from USATF]]> Cardinal corner
Stanford's Maksim Korolev followed up his Pan American Cup cross country title by being named Athlete of the Week by USA Track and Field. In his first race for the U.S. national team, Korolev won the 10K (6.2-mile) race in Barranquilla, Colombia, on Sunday in 28:21. ]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford tennis teams take on nation's best this weekend]]> Winners of five straight, the Stanford men's tennis team carries momentum into this weekend's Southern California road swing. The Cardinal (6-2) will need every bit of it, visiting two of the Pac-12's best teams in No. 1 USC and No. 21 UCLA.]]> <![CDATA[Gunn boys pull away to win their CCS basketball opener]]> Prep roundup
The Gunn boys took to the basketball floor this season for the 22nd time on Tuesday night. Yet, there was something different for every member of the squad. The Titans' appearance was their first in the Central Coast Section playoffs since 2011, when most of the players were still in middle school.]]>
<![CDATA[Winaker delivers walk-off double for Stanford baseball]]> Freshman first baseman Matt Winaker doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Stanford baseball team a 6-5 victory over visiting, and previously undefeated, Nevada.
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<![CDATA[Menlo wrestlers are heading to the NAIA national tournament]]> The Menlo College men's wrestling team is sending seven wrestlers to the NAIA national championships in Topeka, Kan., which begin March 6 at the Kansas Expocentre.
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<![CDATA[Stanford freshman earns Newcomer award in water polo]]> Cardinal corner
Stanford freshman Jordan Raney was named MPSF/Kap7 Newcomer of the Week in women's water polo when the conference announced its weekly honors on Tuesday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[2014 All-SCVAL De Anza Division water polo teams]]> BOYS
Most Valuable Player: Ari Wayne (Gunn)
Most Valuable Field: Matt Dunn (Mountain View)
Most Valuable Goalie: Anthony Zunino (Gunn)
GIRLS
Most Valuable Player: Sam Acker (Gunn)
Most Valuable Field: Mary Stone (Los Gatos)
Most Valuable Goalie: Romy Abourdham (Los Altos)]]>
<![CDATA[Menlo College hoop standout receives a final honor]]> Menlo College senior Jolise Limcaco was named the Cal Pac's Player of the Week in women's basketball on Monday. Her honor, however, was not based on what she did last week but what she meant to the Oaks during her career.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford freshman McPhee earns Pac-12 hoop honor]]> Cardinal roundup
Following breakout performances in the Battle of the Bay against California on Wednesday and Sunday, Stanford guard Brittany McPhee earned her first Pac-12 Freshman of the Week accolade when the conference announced its weekly honors on Monday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[SHP boys hope to duplicate football finish in Open Division]]> The Sacred Heart Prep boys basketball team hopes to follow in the footsteps of its vaunted football squad and bring home a second Central Coast Section Open Division title in two weeks. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto girls take a new path in section playoffs]]> The Palo Alto girls are closing in on setting a school mark for single-season basketball victories. The question is, can the Vikings accomplish that in the Central Coast Section and NorCal playoffs?]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal women denied a second water polo tourney title]]> Second-ranked UCLA knocked the top-ranked and defending national champion Stanford women's water polo team from the ranks of the unbeaten Sunday with a 7-6 victory, in double overtime, in the championship final of the UC Irvine Invitational.]]>