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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Stanford women take care of Sun Devils in MPSF water polo

Stanford survived its trip to Arizona State, beating the eighth-ranked Sun Devils, 10-4, in a MPSF contest Saturday. It was a nice day to be in the pool, with temperatures nearing triple digits.

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Current, ex-Stanford runners help USA teams in cross country

Stanford's Maksim Korolev finished 57th at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning in Guiyang, China.
Chris Derrick ('12), a 14-time All-America For the Cardinal and three-time U.S. champion, was 24th (36:45), leading the U.S. to a seventh-place finish.

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Stanford men set two records at NCAA swim championships

Stanford moved into sixth place with 156 points after Friday's action at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships hosted by Iowa at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Stanford women end season with loss to Notre Dame

Bonnie Samuelson scored 17 points, Amber Orrange and Erica McCall each added 12, but the 14th-ranked Stanford women's basketball team lost to No. 2 Notre Dame, 81-60, in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament in Oklahoma City on Friday night.

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Cardinal gives up lead, loses Pac-12 baseball game in final inning

Stanford roundup
Arizona State scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to spoil Stanford's perfectly fine evening at Phoenix Muni on Friday. The rally gave the host Sun Devils a 7-6 Pac-12 victory over the Cardinal, which remains winless in conference play.

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Eastside Prep girls fall short in state Division V title game

Kayla Tahaafe scored 12 points and Chacitty Cunningham added 11, but the Eastside College Prep girls' basketball team lost to La Jolla Country Day, 40-36, in the CIF State Division V Championships on Friday morning at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Nolan sets American record in winning 200 IM at NCAAs

David Nolan set an American record in the 200 IM, winning the event in 1:39.38 at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Iowa City on Thursday. Nolan became the first swimmer to go under 1:40 in the event.

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Williams closes in on Stanford's most revered track and field record

Cardinal corner
Harrison Williams scored 7,518 points to finish second at the Texas Relays behind Stanford volunteer assistant coach Evan Weinstock, who scored a personal record 7,557. Williams finished only 74 points behind Stanford grad and Olympic gold medalist Bob Mathias' recognized school mark of 7,592.

Thursday, 8:14 PM | 1 comment
Stanford women's crew ready to race in Pac-12 Challenge

After months of intense training, the Stanford women's rowing team will start its spring racing season on Saturday when it hosts the Pac-12 Women's Challenge at Redwood Shores. The Cardinal, despite losing eight seniors from last year's fourth place finish at the NCAA Championships, returns a committed group that is eyeing another run this season.

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Palo Alto baseball falls out of first-place tie

The Palo Alto baseball team came up just short of being alone in first place, as visiting division rival Wilcox downed the Vikings, 6-3, in a SCVAL De Anza Division matchup on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stanford men return home with nonconference tennis win

Cardinal corner
The Stanford men's tennis team posted a 6-1 victory over Boise State on Wednesday afternoon in a nonconference match, the second in a series of four matches played within a six-day period.

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Stanford's Manuel among Honda finalists for swimming

Stanford's Simone Manuel, Missy Franklin of California, Leah Smith from Virginia and Louisville's Kelsi Worrell are the four nominees for the Honda Sports Award for swimming & diving.

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Stanford's Orrange eligible for WBCA All-American team

Stanford senior Amber Orrange has been named one of five Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Region VIII honorees and will now be placed into consideration for 2015 WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team the organization announced Wednesday.

Wednesday, 1:31 PM | 1 comment
Cardinal adds Vanderbilt, TCU to future schedules

Stanford will have some new opponents on its future football schedules after it announced Wednesday a pair of football series with Vanderbilt and Texas Christian.

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2015 Central Coast Section track & field leaders

Boys 800 -- Corey (Priory) 1:56.88; 2, Micallef (Bellarmine) 1:57.44; 3, Hawk (Scotts Valley) 1:57.99; 4, Williams (Burlingame) 1:58.90; 5, Sexton (Los Gatos) 1:59.13; 6, M. Avila (Bellarmine) 1:59.20; 7, R. Avila (Bellarmine) 1:59.59; 8, Barraza (North Salinas) 2:00.28; 9, Orozco (King City) 2:00.54; 10, Mack (Sacred Heart Prep) 2:00.58.

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Menlo boys make unofficial history with band of brothers

Tuesday's prep roundup
On paper, it was just another West Bay Athletic League tennis match -- and victory -- for the Menlo School boys. Yet, Tuesday's match against visiting Harker was much more than that.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Brown leads Stanford men into NIT semifinal contest in NYC

Anthony Brown scored 26 points, Chasson Randle added 16 to become Stanford's second all-time leading scorer and the Cardinal men's basketball team advanced to the semifinal of the Postseason NIT tournament with its 78-75 victory over visiting Vanderbilt on Tuesday night.

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Stanford runner all set for world cross country meet

Cardinal roundup
Stanford's Maksim Korolev said he is in the best shape of his life as he prepares for the biggest race of his life -- the IAAF World Cross Country Championships this weekend in Guiyang, China.

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Stanford seniors make sure careers don't end just yet

NCAA basketball
Tara VanDerveer had some special words for her Stanford women's basketball team before it took the court at Maples Pavilion for the final time this season. VanDerveer simply reminded her players about how well some of the program's most storied players performed in their home finales.

Tuesday, 8:40 AM | 1 comment

Monday, March 23, 2015

Stanford baseball snaps five-game losing streak with 7-3 victory

Cardinal corner
Logan James provided four innings of scoreless relief and Austin Barr hit a three-run home run to lead Stanford to a 7-3 nonconference baseball win against visiting University of San Diego on Monday afternoon. The Cardinal snapped a five-game losing streak in the process.

Monday, 8:41 PM | 1 comment
2014-15 girls' All-SCVAL De Anza Division basketball team

Most Valuable Player: Jayme Hughes (Mountain View) Sr.
Senior of the year: Mikayla Davis (Saratoga)
Junior of the year: Alexis Harris (Palo Alto)
Sophomore of the year: Lauren Koyama (Palo Alto)
Freshman of the year: Carly Leong (Palo Alto)

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Stanford's Morris joins U.S. Under-23 soccer team

Cardinal notes
Stanford soccer forward Jordan Morris was among 18 players called to Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina by U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team head coach Andi Herzog on Sunday.

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Eastside Prep girls achieve season-long hoop goal

Weekend prep roundup
The Eastside Prep girls set a goal for themselves as they began the 2014-15 basketball season, and that was qualifying for the state championship game for the first time in school history.

Monday, 9:47 AM | 2 comments

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Record-setting performance leads Stanford to next level

Chasson Randle scored a career-high 35 points to help the second-seeded Stanford men's basketball team down visiting Rhode Island, 74-65, in the second round of the NIT tournament on Sunday in Maples Pavilion.

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Stanford feels the heat as Arizona completes baseball sweep

Cardinal corner
Stanford's Beau Branton, Tommy Edman and Quinn Brodey had the only hits against Arizona's Tyger Talley, who pitched his first career shutout to lead the Wildcats to a 6-0 victory over the host Cardinal in Pac-12 action Sunday.

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Cardinal women survive tough NCAA basketball opener

The Stanford women's basketball team survived a tough test from Cal State Northridge, winning its first round NCAA tournament contest by the deceiving score of 73-60 on Saturday at Maples Pavilion.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Stanford women wrap up NCAA swim with more records

Stanford's Simone Manuel stole the show again at the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday evening at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The freshman set an American record in the 100-yard freestyle as part of a 1-2 Stanford finish with Lia Neal and anchored the American record- setting 400-yard freestyle relay to help the Cardinal finish in third place.

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Massialas returns to medal stand as NCAA fencing champion

Stanford roundup
Alexander Massialas completed his mission, claiming his second NCAA men's foil title Friday at the NCAA Fencing Championships in Columbus, Ohio. He finished third as a sophomore last year. Massialas won 24 of 25 bouts over two rounds of competition.

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Cardinal rally in ninth inning falls short in 6-5 loss to Arizona

Stanford scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth but saw its comeback bid fall short as visiting Arizona escaped Sunken Diamond with a 6-5 win Friday evening in the Cardinal's Pac-12 baseball opener.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Steffens, Grossman combine for 10 goals in Stanford women's water polo victory

Cardinal corner
Maggie Steffens and Ashley Grossman each scored five times, Dani Jackovich added all four of her goals in the fourth quarter and No. 2 Stanford bat visiting Harvard, 23-7, in a nonconference women's water polo match Friday night.

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Stanford women third heading into final day of NCAAs

Stanford junior Sarah Haase won a national title in the 100 breast and freshman Simone Manuel chased Cal Olympian Missy Franklin to an American record in the 200 free to highlight the Cardinal's second day at the NCAA women's swimming and diving championships Friday in Greensboro, N.C.

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Palo Alto boys, Gunn girls look strong again in track and field

The Palo Alto boys and Gunn girls once again appear to be among the contenders for league honors in track and field this season. Both showed why with impressive SCVAL De Anza Division dual-meet victories over their city rivals on Thursday.

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Plenty at stake for Stanford women in NCAA hoop opener

For milestone events, the opening rounds of the NCAA women's basketball tournament this weekend at Maples Pavilion have to rank near the top. There are individual, as well as team achievements, on the line when fourth-seeded Stanford (24-9) hosts No. 13 Cal State Northridge (23-9) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Stanford football players pass the test at Pro Timing Day

Under the watchful eyes of a record 70 NFL coaches and scouts, 14 pro hopefuls did their best to impress Thursday in Stanford's Pro Timing Day. Cardinal student-athletes were tested indoors and out, and many improved their status for the NFL Draft, which takes place April 30-May 2 in Chicago.

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Schaner, Wilson advance to second day of NCAA wrestling

Garrett Schaner and Jim Wilson advanced in the NCAA Tournament, which began Thursday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Stanford's Manuel wins 50 free to open NCAA swim finals

NCAA championships
Stanford freshman Simone Manuel won the 50-yard freestyle and anchored the 400 medley relay to an American record at the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday in Greensboro, N.C.

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Menlo-Atherton hires a new head football coach

Menlo-Atherton High didn't have to look far to find a new head football coach when it hired Adhir Ravipati, who has served as the team's offensive coordinator since 2012.

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Palo Alto baseball remains perfect in league play

Prep roundup
In a showdown between two of the three unbeaten teams in the SCVAL De Anza Division baseball race, Palo Alto handed Homestead its first setback with an 11-0 pounding on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Menlo College's Donnenwirth earns national honors

Laurel Donnenwirth, who just finished her senior year with the Menlo College women's basketball team, earned a pair of national honors this week for her highly successful final campaign.

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Fuld, Quentin can share more than college baseball memories

Sam Fuld and Carlos Quentin played together for Stanford baseball on three of the most productive teams in program history. They shared the field again Tuesday in the Oakland Athletics' 13-2 victory over the San Diego Padres in a Cactus League game at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, Ariz.

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2014-15 girls' All-WBAL soccer teams

Foothill Division
Forward of the Year: Olivia Athens (Sacred Heart Prep) So.
Midfielder of the Year: Tierna Davidson (Sacred Heart Prep) Jr.
Defender of the Year: McKenna Angotti (Sacred Heart Prep) So.
Goalkeeper of the Year: Schuyler Tilney-Volk (Menlo School) Jr.

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Eastside Prep girls a step closer to state finals

With just six players on their basketball roster, the Eastside Prep girls can't be as aggressive defensively as coach Donovan Blythe would like. Still, that hasn't stopped the Panthers from being dominant on defense so far in the CIF NorCal Division V playoffs.

Wednesday, 8:30 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Allen's scoring spree ignites Stanford men in NIT opener

Marcus Allen scored 16 of his career-high 22 points in the second half and the Stanford men's basketball team advanced in the Postseason NIT with a 77-64 victory over visiting UC Davis on Tuesday in Maples Pavilion.

Tuesday, 10:49 PM | 2 comments
2015 Central Coast Section track and field leaders

100 -- Givens (Palo Alto) 11.11; 2, Macauley (Bellarmine) 11.12; 3, Martig (Bellarmine) 11.14; 4, Ilio (Mt. Pleasant) 11.15; 5, Becerra (St. Ignatius) 11.22; 6, Buenrostro (Bellarmine) 11.26; 6, Fratangelo (Palma) 11.26; 6, Nobida-Lagrimas (Palma) 11.26; 9, Cory (Palma) 11.27; 10, da Silva (Bellarmine) 11.28.

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Stanford gymnast Senters a finalist for award

Cardinal corner
Stanford's Sean Senters has been named a finalist for the Nissen-Emery Award, which is given annually to the nation's top senior gymnast, as announced by the College Gymnastics Association.

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SHP's Lavorato wins Positive Coaching Alliance award

Sacred Heart Prep football coach Pete Lavorato has won Positive Coaching Alliance's coveted Double-Goal Coach Award presented by TeamSnap for his positive impact on youth athletes. Lavorato is one of 25 national recipients of the Double-Goal Coach award.

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2014-15 boys' All-WBAL soccer teams

Forward of the Year: Will Chisholm (Menlo School) Jr.
Defender of the Year: Derek Chou (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr.
Co-Goalie of the Year: Zach Haire (Sacred Heart Prep) So.; Malcolm Derendinger (King's Academy) So.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Stanford women set to host first two rounds of NCAAs

College basketball
Following a run through Seattle that resulted in the program's 11th Pac-12 Tournament Championship, the Stanford women's basketball team earned its 28th consecutive NCAA Tournament bid when the NCAA Women's Basketball Selection Committee announced the field Monday.

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Stanford women young, fast and among NCAA contenders

College swimming
Stanford accomplished something that no other team did at the 2014 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships -- win four of the five relay events. The Cardinal may need to be even better in order to win the 2015 national team title this week.

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2014-15 boys' All-SCVAL soccer teams

Co-Most Valuable Player: Wesley Woo (Palo Alto) Sr.; Jose Rios (Homestead) Jr.
Co-Offensive MVP: Jesus Martinez (Homestead) Sr.; Radwan Hamwi (Monta Vista) Jr.; Tomo Nishizaki (Los Gatos) Sr.
Defensive MVP: Preston Kuppe (Palo Alto) Sr.
Co-MVP Goalie: Eli Friedlander (Palo Alto) Jr.; Jeremy Zielinski (Homestead) So.

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Appel to make spring debut; Pederson impresses Dodgers

Stanford Mark Appel is scheduled to make his first start of the exhibition season Monday when a Houston Astros split-squad travels to play the Washington Nationals and former Cardinal Drew Storen, in his sixth year as a reliever with the Nationals.

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Trio of top girls' lacrosse teams all fall in nonleague action

Weekend prep roundup
The Sacred Heart Prep, Menlo School and Palo Alto girls annually rank among the best girls' lacrosse teams in Northern California. But, that didn't prevent all three from suffering defeats on Saturday.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cardinal men joining the NIT basketball postseason party

The Stanford men's basketball team didn't qualify for the NCAA Tournament, but will continue its season after earning a spot in the Postseason National Invitation Tournament and will host UC Davis in the opening round Tuesday at 8 p.m.

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Stanford pitcher Quantrill to undergo surgery on right elbow

Stanford ace Cal Quantrill will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the remainder of the 2015 season. The preseason All-American and member of the Golden Spikes Award preseason watch list was 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA in three starts this season.

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SHP boys see their season end in the toughest of losses

The Sacred Heart Prep boys ended their basketball season with a heart-wrenching 64-52 loss to visiting St. Mary's of Albany, which rallied from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter, in a CIF Division IV quarterfinal Saturday night.

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