TOSKY TOP SEED . . . School is back in session this week for students at Palo Alto High. One very elite athlete, however, is still enjoying her summer vacation and will be in Hawaii through next Monday. Palo Alto junior Jasmine Tosky has a very good reason for her absence this week. She'll be swimming for Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics at the 2010 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, which began Thursday and concludes Monday at the Kihei Aquatic Center in Maui, Hawaii. The event features the top National Youth Teams from the Pacific Rim, including the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan. The Junior Pan Pacific Championships represent the top international youth competition of 2010 and provide a showcase for the top swimming talent of tomorrow. Tosky has the busiest schedule of the 46 American swimmers, male or female, entered. She's qualified in six individual events and also will swim on a handful of relays. Tosky won a remarkable five races at the USA Junior Nationals (Aug. 9-13) in Irvine and set meet records in three of them. Those meet records make Tosky the No. 1 seed in each event -- the 200-meter free (1:58.54), 200 fly (2:09.28) and 200 IM (2:13.02). Tosky also is seeded No. 2 in the 400 IM (4:43.90), No. 4 in the 100 fly (59.43), No. 5 in the 100 free (55.52) and No. 9 in the 50 free (25.96). Joining Tosky in Hawaii will be PASA teammates Madeline Schaefer and Adam Hinshaw. Schaefer is seeded No. 3 in the 100 free (55.35) and No. 4 in the 50 free (25.37) while Hinshaw is No. 8 in the 800 free (8:12.09) and No. 12 in the 10K Open Water race.
CARDINAL CORNER . . . The Stanford football program is hosting Open House event at Stanford Stadium on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. 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 . . . The Stanford women's volleyball is hosting a pre-match tailgate and chalk talk prior to its Sept. 4 opener 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
PLAYERS AND COACHES . . . 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 on Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. to register, or go to the web-site at www.paknights.com. . . . Sacred Heart Prep is looking for a girls' JV basketball coach for the coming season. All interested candidates please contact Athletic Director Frank Rodriguez at 473-4031 or email@example.com.