Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - August 20, 2010

Sports Shorts

SQUASH KING . . . Menlo Park resdient Gabriel Morgan, currently the top-ranked junior player in the U.S. in the boys U13 division, helped the U.S. National Junior Team beat Canada, 19-5, in the USA vs. Canada Battle of the Border test match last weekend at White Oaks Resort in Ontario. Morgan, a seventh-grader at St. Raymond's, won at the No. 1 spot, sweeping three games from his Canadian counterpart.

WHOSE HOUSE? . . . The Stanford Football program is hosting Open House event at Stanford Stadium beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29. The event is free and open to the general public. Fans can enter Stanford Stadium through Gate 1, which is located on the south side of the stadium adjacent to the Sunken Diamond parking lot. Free parking will be available in the Sunken Diamond and Cobb Track and Angell Field lots.

DIG VOLLEYBALL . . . The Stanford women's volleyball is hosting a pre-game tailgate and chalk talk prior to its Sept. 4 match against Marquette as part of the Stanford Invitational. Stanford coach John Dunning opens the event at noon in the Maples Pavilion media room with a chalk talk. A barbeque at Jimmy V's Sports Café follows, along with a meet and greet with the team. Advance registration (by Aug. 30) is required. Fans can mail the registration form to Stanford Women's Volleyball, c/o Amy Brown (aebrown@stanford.edu). Cash and checks (payable to Stanford Women's Volleyball) are accepted. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. The registration form can be downloaded by visiting http://www.gostanford.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/stan/sports/w-volley/auto_pdf/BBQRegistrationForm.

PLAYER OPENINGS . . . The Palo Alto Knights Youth Football program needs Jr. Midget and Pee Wee players, ages 11-13 to fill out the 2010 rosters. Come to Palo Alto High School Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. to register, or go to the web-site at www.paknights.com  

OF LOCAL NOTE . . . Palo Alto resident Emily Hwang shot a three-round total of 226 to finish fifth in the girls' 10 age group at the U.S. Kids Gold World Championship in Pinehurst, N.C. over the weekend. She had the third best score of any American in the division. Brad Dalke, a 12-year-old from McKinney, Texas, shot the low score of the World Championship and then gave a verbal commitment to play collegiately for Oklahoma. He shot three consecutive 68's . . . Stanford grad and former NFL player Damon Dunn is the Republican candidate for California Secretary of State.

BAYLANDS SUMMER RUN . . . The Baylands Summer Run will be held Saturday, August 21, for the benefit of the Palo Alto Community Child Care. The trail weaves through the marshland on the outskirts of Palo Alto and is open to both recreational and competitive runners. The course is flat and smooth and can be run at either the 5 or 10 kilometer distances. A percentage of every race registration will be donated to PACCC. For more information, visit the website at http://www.summerrun2010.com/.

COACH OPENINGS . . .

Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo-Atherton are looking for some coaches for the upcoming school year. Sacred Heart needs a girls JV head tennis coach and boys JV head tennis coach. Interested applicants please contact AD Frank Rodriguez at 473-4031 or via email at frodriguez@shschools.org. Menlo-Atherton is looking for a girls' varsity golf coach and a boys' frosh-soph soccer coach. Those interested in the positions should contact Mary Podesta at mpodesta@seq.org.

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