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Monday, January 16, 2017

More than just games, MLK Showcase is a celebration

Girls basketball
If ever there was a day Priory's girls' basketball team could've used the rest, this was one of them. Over the weekend a key player suffered a shoulder injury. Later this week, Priory will face two of the Central Coast Section's most formidable opponents.

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Menlo College women finish third at wrestling tournament

Oaks report
The eighth-ranked Menlo College women's wrestling team went 3-1 and finished third at the Oregon Classic over the weekend at Southern Oregon.

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Pair of Stanford women recruits on McDonald's rosters

All-American basketball
Stanford women's basketball commits Maya Dodson and Kiana Williams were named to the 24-player McDonald's All American Games rosters Monday. The game is scheduled for March 29 in Chicago.

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Adams, Montgomery living out football dreams in Green Bay

It wasn't that long ago Davante Adams was catching passes from Christoph Bono and helping Palo Alto High go undefeated in a state championship season. Now he's catching them from Aaron Rodgers and helping the Packers reach the NFC championship game.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Cardinal splits a pair of wrestling matches in Philly

Bonus points from Peter Russo, Joey McKenna and Paul Fox helped No. 15 Stanford overpower Drexel, Sunday, in a 27-9 dual victory at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. The Cardinal lost to host Penn, 19-17, later in the day.

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Samuelson, McPhee help Stanford pull away from Buffaloes

Women's basketball
Karlie Samuelson and Brittany McPhee combined for 38 points and the 13th-ranked Stanford women's basketball team used a scintillating third quarter to complete a weekend sweep, beating Colorado, 84-70, Sunday.

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Stanford's Lord beats ranked opponents to capture tennis title

Cardinal corner
Stanford sophomore Melissa Lord knocked off No. 4 Ena Shibahara of UCLA, 6-3, 6-,2 on Sunday afternoon to claim her first career college tennis singles title at the Freeman Memorial championships in Las Vegas.

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Maltz helps Gunn earn wrestling title at San Ramon Invite

Andy Maltz recorded three pins en route to the championship of the 285 division and was named Outstanding Wrestler of the upperweights, and the Gunn boys wrestling team captured the team title of the San Ramon Invitational on Saturday.

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Modi, Stanford deliver a quality performance in season opener

Men's gymnastics
The Stanford men's gymnastics team opened its season by sweeping team and individual events en route to a 418.100-403.150 victory over host California on Sunday. Akash Modi took the all-around title.

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Gators rally to earn MLK Shootout basketball victory

Prep report
Sacred Heart Prep overcame an 18-point halftime deficit to beat St. Mary's-Berkeley, 63-60, at the Piedmont Hills MLK Shootout on Saturday. Menlo School lost to California-San Ramon, 77-65, at the Piedmont Hills MLK Shootout.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Stanford's Humphrey was close to the maddening crowd

Michael Humphrey has such a baby face it's difficult to imagine him as an angry young man. Yet he insists he needs to be a little "p-d off" to be at his best. He presented the final 3:36 of Stanford's 76-69 victory over Washington on Saturday as an example

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Sometimes second place impresses more than first place

Stanford track and field
The Stanford track and field team claimed six victories at the season-opening UW Indoor Preview on Saturday, but runner-up finishes by Olivia Baker and Harrison Williams may have been the most impressive

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Stanford women sweep opening pair of water polo matches

Madison Berggren scored six goals, including four in one game, and the top-ranked Stanford women's water polo team opened the season with a pair of victories at the LouStrong Memorial tournament in Saratoga on Saturday.

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Memorial service to be held for former Stanford FB Hooper

A memorial service will be held for Fremont High and Stanford grad Greg Hooper, who passed away on Nov. 26, at the San Jose Scottish Rite Center on Sunday at 2 p.m. He was 55 years old.

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Stanford wrestlers tame the Tigers in New York City

A fall by Paul Fox and an overtime win by Peter Galli powered the 15th-ranked Stanford wrestling team to a 22-12, come-from-behind, victory over No. 20 Princeton on Saturday at the New York Athletic Club.

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Furious fourth quarter leads to Cardinal hoops victory

Stanford roundup
Three players scored in double figures and the No. 13 Stanford women's basketball team used a 27-point fourth quarter to put away Utah 77-58 at the Hunstman Center on Friday night.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Defense is the key in Palo Alto's sudden basketball shift

Prep report
A glance at the final score -- 75-54 -- would lead one to the conclusion that Palo Alto had an easy time of it in its SCVAL De Anza Division win Friday over Wilcox. That was hardly the case.

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Stanford women ranked No. 1 in preseason water polo

Stanford begins the season as the nation's No. 1 team. The Cardinal collected 98 points to top the 2017 preseason women's national Top 25, which was released by the Collegiate Water Polo Association on Friday.

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Pinewood flexing its shooting muscles, hits 19 3s in a win

The Pinewood girls basketball team has been hitting on all cylinders lately and Thursday's 78-30 victory over host Menlo School in a West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division is just the latest example.

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Gators score in the nick of time to snap Tigers streak

Prep report
Cameron Gordon had a little bit of trouble getting her head around Sacred Heart Prep's amazing come-from-behind 3-2 victory over previously unbeaten Notre Dame-Belmont on Thursday.

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Cardinal welcomes Travis back into hoops starting lineup

Reid Travis returned to the Stanford lineup unexpectedly Thursday night and helped lead the Cardinal to an impressive 84-54 Pac-12 victory over visiting Washington State in a men's basketball contest.

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Dunning's joy was in coaching; winning was a by-product

The same attributes that made John Dunning a championship coach in high school are the same attributes he displayed in leading a young Stanford team, led by fifth-year senior Inky Ajanaky, to an unlikely national championship on December 17, 2016.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Stanford soccer players are caught up in the NWSL draft

Cardinal corner
Stanford senior soccer players Maddie Bauer and Jane Campbell will continue their soccer careers after both were selected in the top-15 of the National Women's Soccer League draft Thursday in Los Angeles.

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Stanford's Baker, Williams among the competitors at preview meet

Track and field
NCAA outdoor 800 runner-up Olivia Baker, NCAA discus bronze medalist Valarie Allman and decathlete Harrison Williams are among 35 Stanford athletes competing Saturday at the UW Indoor Preview in Seattle.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Three-point bonanza for Koyama, Vikings in league contest

Girls basketball
The Palo Alto girls basketball team has lived by the 3-point shot this season. So it was only fitting Wednesday that the Vikings knocked down 11 3-pointers in a 61-47 win over Mountain View.

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Stanford men hope to cage the Cougars in Pac-12 hoops

The Stanford men's basketball team could use a victory right about now. After opening the season 8-4, the Cardinal has lost four straight. Even worse, those are conference losses.

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Stanford's McCall named to Women's Wooden Award Top 25

Stanford senior forward Erica McCall was named to the John R. Wooden Award Women's mid-season Top 25 the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Wednesday. The list is comprised of student-athletes who are front-runners for the sport's most prestigious honor, based on their performances during the first half of the 2016-17 season.

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Stanford squash makes quick work of the visiting Diplomats

Competing at home for the first time in two years, the fifth-ranked Stanford women's squash team (3-1) defeated No. 13 Franklin & Marshall College from Lancaster, PA (1-5) on Tuesday, 8-0.

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Palo Alto, Menlo School each improve to 3-0 in league play

Boy's basketball
Max Dorward scored 24 points and had eight rebounds and Palo Alto earned its third consecutive SCVAL De Anza Division victory, beating Los Altos, 63-50, on Tuesday night at Gunn.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Pinewood Panthers positively piling up points

Girls' basketball
Once again the Pinewood girls basketball team executed at a rarefied level. Once again the Panthers registered a blowout victory. And this runaway win wasn't at the expense of some downtrodden also-ran. Pinewood blasted Eastside Prep 78-43 Tuesday in a West Bay Athletic League opener

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No time for goals between Paly and Mountain View

Girls' soccer
Clara Luehrs stopped a penalty kick and the defense cleared an open shot on goal late in the second half to help Palo Alto preserve a 0-0 tie with host Mountain View in a Santa Clara Valley De Anza Division contest Tuesday.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

A slow start but a strong finish for Cardinal women

College gymnastics
The No. 11 Stanford women's gymnastics team overcame a difficult start to finish strong and place fourth at the season-opening NorCal Classic on Monday night.

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Dunning announces he's retiring from coaching women's volleyball

John Dunning, a 32-year veteran of the women's volleyball coaching ranks and five-time national champion head coach, announced his retirement Monday.

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Nueva's win over Kehillah Jewish tells a different story

Prep basketball
Junior guard Ben Winer scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds but the Kehillah Jewish boys basketball team dropped a 49-39 decision to host Nueva in a Private Schools Athletic League contest Monday.

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Oaks men, women each lose their GSAC basketball contest

College basketball
The Menlo College men's basketball team suffered through tough shooting night in falling to Vanguard, 68-50, on Saturday at Foothill College in a Golden State Athletic Conference contest.

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Paly, Spartans to duel in SCVAL girls soccer showdown

Something will have to give when the Palo Alto girls soccer team travels to Mountain View for an important early SCVAL De Anza Division showdown at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Working overtime pays dividends for visiting Oregon State

Women's basketball
Oregon State needed 30 games and a pair of overtimes and for this group, it was worth the wait. The No. 12 Beavers beat host No. 10 Stanford, 72-69, in double overtime to earn their first women's basketball game in Maples Pavilion and they assumed sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 Conference

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Missing a few wrestlers not a problem for the Cardinal

Stanford roundup
Missing three All-Americans from its lineup, the No. 15 Stanford wrestling team showed off its depth in a 22-15 victory on the road at CSU Bakersfield, Sunday, at the Icardo Center.

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Stanford football lands nation's No. 2 recruit in Sarell

Graham-Kapowsin High senior tackle Foster Sarell (6-7, 310) announced his verbal commitment to Stanford at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game on Saturday.

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Menlo College has two champions at own Menlo Invitational

Menlo memo
Following a three-match sweep at the Menlo Duals one day earlier, the fourth-ranked Menlo College men's wrestling team continued to lay it down on the mat during Saturday's Menlo College Invitational.

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Menlo-Atherton a 56-47 winner heading into league play

Prep report
It's always a big event for Menlo-Atherton coach Mike Molieri when he goes up against Half Moon Bay and Rich Forslund, his mentor in Molieri's years as an assistant at Half Moon Bay and Riordan. It's also fun to win.

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Stanford men go to great lengths to earn swimming victory

Cardinal corner
The No. 4 Stanford men's swimming and diving team opened the new year with an 182-82 win against Pacific on Friday morning at Avery Aquatic Center using different lengths in several events.

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Bears come out of hibernation to beat Menlo in girls soccer

Prep report
Katie Guenin and Josephine Cotto are tuned in with each other on the soccer field and that can only mean good things for the Menlo-Atherton girls soccer team, which finally put a victory on the board Friday, beating visiting Menlo School, 5-0, in a nonleague game.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

From down under to on top, Stanford's Smith got game

Alanna Smith nearly sat out Stanford's game against Oregon on Friday night because of a sprained ankle. She decided to test it and felt no pain in scoring a career-high 24 points and the 10th-ranked Cardinal women's basketball team beat the visiting Ducks, 81-60, in a Pac-12 Conference contest.

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Foley's 40 helps Menlo School top Eastside in WBAL action

Boys' basketball
Joe Foley scored 40 points on Friday night and Menlo School earned a 65-49 win at Eastside Prep in West Bay Athletic League boys basketball contest. Sacred Heart Prep beat Pinewood, 64-57, and Priory topped Harker, 61-39, in other league action.

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Atherton's Bellis withdraws from the Australian Open

Atherton resident Catherine Bellis has been forced to withdraw from the Australian Open because of a lingering hip injury. Bellis, the youngest player (17) in the top 100, has not played since winning the inaugural Hawaii Open in November.

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Gunn boys play Cupertino to a draw in league soccer action

Prep report
Ben Quinn scored twice and Leo Lindo added a goal but the Gunn boys soccer team had to settle for a tie, 3-3, with host Cupertino in a SCVAL El Camino Division match Thursday.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Stanford's Travis sustains injury; is out indefinitely

Worse than losing a basketball game, Stanford men's basketball coach Jerod Haase announced that forward Reid Travis has sustained a right shoulder injury and will be out indefinitely.

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Stanford's Ajanaku earns volleyball's Honda Sports Award

Cardinal corner
Fifth-year senior Inky Ajanaku was named the Honda Sports Award winner for volleyball by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards on Thursday, the organization's Executive Director Chris Voelz announced Thursday.

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Cardinal men return to swimming pool for dual meet

No. 4 Stanford men's swimming and diving team begins its spring season Friday with a dual meet against visiting Pacific at 11 a.m.

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Stanford women gymnasts set to vault to new heights

Reigning Pac-12 Women's Gymnast of the Year Elizabeth Price leads No. 11 Stanford into the new year. The Cardinal has season veterans and a talented group of underclassmen ready to challenge for a Pac-12 title and make a deep postseason run.

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Menlo, SH Prep boys open WBAL soccer schedule with victories

Prep report
Menlo School opened West Bay Athletic League boys' soccer play with a 2-1 victory over host Crystal Springs Uplands on Wednesday. Sacred Heart Prep also opened its league schedule on the road, beating The King's Academy, 2-1.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Stanford women picked to win MPSF water polo title

Stanford collected 33 points and four first-place votes to top the MPSF Women's Water Polo Coaches' Poll, which was released by the conference Wednesday.

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Sun Bowl MVP Thomas looks to his next football challenge

Solomon Thomas, Stanford football's most dominant defensive lineman in recent memory, announced his decision to declare for the NFL draft on Wednesday. He made the announcement through the athletic department with a long, poignant letter.

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Buzzer-beater gives Menlo College men GSAC hoops victory

Freshman Jeremiah Testa scored 26 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer, and the Menlo College men's basketball team edged visiting William Jessup, 73-70, in a Golden State Athletic Conference contest on Tuesday.

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