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Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - September 13, 2013

Sports Shorts

OF LOCAL NOTE . . . Palo Alto High grad Davante Adams of Fresno State caught a five-yard touchdown pass in the Bulldogs' 41-25 victory over visiting Cal Poly on Saturday night. The TD reception gives him 10 straight games, dating to last season, where he caught at least one touchdown pass -- the longest such streak in the nation . . . Menlo School grad Jerry Rice Jr. made his debut with UNLV on Saturday, catching one pass for six yards during a 58-13 loss to Arizona. Rice originally attended UCLA before transferring . . . Palo Alto High grad Grant Raffel was named male Athlete of the Week at Williams College. Raffel, a freshman, led the men's golf team in his collegiate debut at the Bowdoin Invitational last weekend. On Day 1, he shot an impressive 76, the second-best score for the Ephs. The next day, he battled tough conditions to pull out an 80, leading to a two-day total of 156, a team best. His score of 156 earned him seventh place at the Invitational, just eight shots out of first place. "As a first-year, coming in to his first collegiate tournament, he had a great performance and really led the team," said Williams head coach Josh Hillman. "He finished seventh overall, which is a nice feather in his cap."

ALL-AMERICANS . . . The Stanford Water Polo Club was well-represented, both boys and girls, on the 2013 Junior Olympic All-American squads announced last week. For the boys, the Stanford 12-under squad that finished second in the Platinum Division place Alexander Nemeth and Larsen Weigle on the First Team, while Jayden Kunwar and Sam Untrecht made the Second Team. The Stanford 14-under team placed Kyle Rumptz on Honorable Mention following a 12th-place finish. The 16-under squad that also finished second in the Platinum Division placed Nick Bisconti and Nelson Perla-Ward on the First Team plus Jacob Pickard and Michael Swart on the Second Team. The 18-under All-American team included Will Runkel of the Stanford Red team on the Honorable Mention squad. For the girls, Stanford's 16-under squad that finished seventh overall placed Kristen Denney and Samantha Acker on the Honorable Mention unit. The 18-under team got Caroline Anderson on Honorable Mention, as well, following a 10th-place finish last month in Orange County.

TEE TIME . . . The 10th annual Tony Makjavich Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Shoreline Golf Links Golf Course with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Sign in and lunch at 11:30. Cost is $125.00 before Sept. 15. $150 after. The entry includes green fees, cart, prizes, range balls, lunch and Tri-tip dinner. Sponsorships are $125, which includes tee sign and entry in program. Cost of the banquet ala carte is $35, which includes dinner and raffle. For entry information, contact the Palo Alto Oaks, in care of Steve Espinoza, 1860 Wagner Ave., Mountain View CA 94043

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