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Sports - April 2, 2010

Sports Shorts

PREP ROUNDUP . . . It was a battle between the No. 1 and 2 teams in the Central Coast Section. It was a meeting of two coaches from the same club team. It was a confrontation between players who are teammates in the offseason. All that added up to something special when Menlo School hosted Palo Alto on Wednesday in a nonleague showdown to decide the unofficial champion in girls' lacrosse this season. With no CCS playoffs in lacrosse and both teams playing in separate leagues — Menlo in the WBAL and Paly in the SCVAL — this one-time meeting offered big-time bragging rights to the winner. Not too surprisingly, deciding the winner was not easy. It took two halves, two overtimes and then two sudden-death periods before Menlo senior Mila Sheeline scored to give the Knights a thrilling and exhausting 12-11 victory on Wednesday that stretched late into the day and finished in the cold rain. Maggie Brown scored four goals for the Knights (6-3) while Kimmie Flather tallied three for the Vikings (9-1) . . . The Palo Alto baseball team continued its perfect run through the SCVAL De Anza Division with a 10-1 spanking of host Cupertino on Wednesday. The Vikings (7-0, 11-3) held on to first place by producing 10 hits against the last-place Pioneers. Wade Hauser had three hits, including a solo home run in the first inning, and a double and scored twice to spark Palo Alto. Christoph Bono added two hits and two RBI with two runs scored. Winning pitcher T.J. Braff helped himself with a double and two RBI. Palo Alto will host Cupertino on Friday at 3:30 p.m. to finish the home-and-home series before playing rival Gunn in a nonleague game Saturday night at 7:30 at Baylands Athletic Center.

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