Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - May 14, 2010

Sports Shorts

CAREER-ENDER . . . Redshirt junior point guard JJ Hones has been dismissed from the Stanford women's basketball team due to a violation of team rules, head coach Tara VanDerveer announced Monday. According to Rivals.com, Hones was arrested on May 2 for driving under the influence, reckless driving, evading a police officer and resisting arrest on the Stanford campus. Stanford police Lt. Grant Cunningham told Rivals.com on Tuesday that according to police reports, Hones was driving a golf cart on campus in a reckless manner in the early hours of May 2 and failed to obey the commands of pursuing officers. She was eventually stopped and failed a field sobriety test. She was arrested, booked into Santa Clara County Jail and released on bond. The district attorney will determine what charges will be filed against Hones, Cunningham said. In four years with the Cardinal, Hones played in 98 games, starting 43. Despite missing all or parts of two seasons due to twice tearing her left ACL, Hones played in two national championship games and averaged 5.4 points and 3.04 assists per game in her Stanford career.

HOOP HONORS . . . Three local girls' basketball teams were honored recently by Cal-Hi Sports as five players and one coach received honors on the Division V all-state team. State champion Pinewood had three players named — juniors Hailie Eackles, Kelsey Morehead and Miranda Seto — plus head coach Doc Scheppler Eackles also was named to the second team among juniors in all divisions. Also receiving all-states honors were Castilleja senior Eve Zelinger and Eastside Prep junior Ahjalee Harvey. . . . Palo Alto residents James Girand, Amol Saxena and Karen Saxena placed fifth, 19th and 21st in their respective age groups at the Duathlon National Championships in Richmond, Va. All three qualified for the World Championships in Scotland later this year.

<OF LOCAL NOTE . . . The Palo Alto Blue 93 boys' CYSA team overcame an early 2-0 deficit to beat Mountain View-Los Altos, 3-2, in overtime to win the U-17 NorCal State Cup on Saturday in Turlock. Riley Hanley had all three goals for Palo Alto . . . The Santa Clara Sporting 91, a U-18 CYSA team featuring Paly's Jenner Fox and Chris Fisher of Menlo Park, won its second big tournament in as many weeks by winning the US Club Soccer State Cup championship following a 2-0 victory over Bay Oaks Romero.

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