Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - September 2, 2011

Sports Shorts

A BIG OPENER . . . The Menlo College football team earned this weekend off after opening its season with a 39-13 victory over visiting University of British Columbia last weekend. The Oaks (1-0), an NAIA independent, have a bye before visiting Pacific University in Forest Grove (Ore.) on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Menlo quarterback Matt Pelesasa made his debut with the Oaks a memorable one by throwing five touchdown passes. He transferred in from Western Kentucky after a standout prep career at Woodside High. Pelesasa completed 26 of 43 passes for 417 yards and two interceptions. Kyle Campas rushed for 104 yards on 11 carries to lead the Oaks' running game.

GOOD REASON TO GOLF . . . The Tony Makjavich Memorial Golf Tournament takes place Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Summitpointe Golf Club, with a shotgun start scheduled for 1:30 p. m. The $150 entry fee includes green fees, cart, prizes, range balls, and Tri-tip dinner. An additional $150 sponsorship gets you a tee sign and a spot in the program. For the banquet only, $35 includes dinner and raffle. To receive a copy of the participation form, and for more information, send an email at steve@paoaks.com, phone 650 302-3279, or download it from www.paoaks.com

OF LOCAL NOTE . . . Palo Alto High graduate Allison Whitson has gotten her junior season off to a good start after helping the UC Davis women's volleyball team win the Hampton Inn & Suites UNC Classic on Saturday in Greeley, Colo. Whitson, an outside hitter, posted 46 kills with 31 digs and eight blocks while earning Most Valuable Player honors. The Aggies clinched the tourney title with a 25-15, 26-28, 13-25, 25-21, 16-14 win over host Northern Colorado. The 6-foot-1 Whitson was an All-Big West Conference first-team selection in 2010, the first Aggie sophomore to do so since 1996 . . . Stanford student Michelle Wie came up short in her bid to win the Canadian Women's Open golf title on Sunday when Brittany Lincicome sank a par putt on the 18th hole in a driving rainstorm to win by one stroke. Wie shot 67-69-68-72 while tying for second with Stacy Lewis. Each earned $177,981.

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