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Friday, May 22, 2015

Palo Alto's Lin brings home bronze from state diving meet

Palo Alto High junior Mimi Lin capped a stellar diving season by finishing third in the first-ever CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex at Clovis West High.

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Cardinal women's final test is the NCAA golf finals

The first order of business for the Stanford women's golf team upon arriving in the Bradenton, Fla. area Wednesday in preparation for the NCAA championships, which begins Friday, was to find somewhere to eat.

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Stanford women advance in NCAA tennis championships

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Stanford sophomore Carol Zhao remains alive in both singles and doubles following Thursday's action at the NCAA Championships at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Menlo grad helps CMS men win NCAA D-III tennis title

Menlo School grad Daniel Morkovine helped the No. 1-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team win the 2015 NCAA Division III championship with a 5-0 victory Middlebury on Wednesday in Mason, Ohio.

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2015 Central Coast Section track and field leaders

Girls 300 hurdles -- Miklos (Gunn) 44.28; 2, Mount (ND-San Jose) 44.48; 3, Schoustra (Burlingame) 45.24; 4, Seaman (St. Francis) 45.94; 5, Lanovaz (Los Gatos) 46.38; 6, Buck (Salinas) 46.63; 7, Le (Leigh) 46.81; 8, Duong (Milpitas) 46.94; 9, Scally (North Monterey) 46.96; 10, Yu (Palo Alto) 47.01.

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Gunn, SHP advance in CCS baseball but Paly, M-A fall

Softball teams lose
The Gunn and Sacred Heart Prep baseball teams have survived to play another day in the Central Coast Section playoffs. Palo Alto and Menlo-Atherton, however, have not.

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Menlo School duo wins CCS tennis title in doubles

Despite playing singles much of the year, Menlo School seniors players Vikram Chari and Gunther Matta made a formidable team as they won the doubles title at the Central Coast Section Individual Tournament that wrapped up Wednesday at Imperial Courts in Aptos.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Doyle, Zhao advance into second round at NCAA singles tourney

NCAA tennis
Caroline Doyle and Carol Zhao recorded victories on Wednesday afternoon in the opening round of the NCAA Singles Championship at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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Stanford women take aim at honors at NCAA Championships

College golf
Coming off a second-place finish at a national regional, the Stanford women's golf team will take aim at an even bigger prize when it heads into the NCAA Championships this weekend.

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Stanford women rowers added to field for NCAA Championships

The rowing field was set for the 2015 NCAA Championships on Tuesday with No. 6 Stanford earning an at-large bid during the announcement on

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Stanford football gets commitment from top high school tackle

College recruiting
Clark Yarbrough, one of the top offensive tackles in the nation according to several scouting services, gave his verbal commitment to Stanford on Tuesday.

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Palo Alto club soccer team falls in NorCal State Cup

Of local note
The U18 Palo Alto Soccer Club team, PA 97B Blue, saw its season come to an end following a 3-2 loss to Monterey County FC Lightning on Sunday in the championship match of the NorCal State Cup at Consumnes River College near Sacramento.

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Stanford players take their shots at NCAA individual honors

While the team portion of the season is over for the Stanford men's and women's tennis teams, the Cardinal nonetheless will have a presence when the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships get underway this week at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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Stanford lacrosse contingent invited to U.S. team tryouts

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Three Stanford lacrosse players and one assistant coach have been invited to the U.S. women's national team tryouts, from June 12-14 at Johns Hopkins University.

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Next stop for track and field will be the CCS semifinals

The next step has been sprinted, run, thrown or jumped as local track and field athletes head into the Central Coast Section semifinals on Saturday at San Jose City College.

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Stanford lacrosse players earn All-American honors

Stanford juniors Lucy Dikeou and Adrienne Anderson were named All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Lacrosse Coaches Association on Monday.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

CCS Open Division a comfortable draw for Palo Alto

Baseball playoffs
The Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs can be a virtual mine field in any sport. In baseball, it can be a downright nightmare.

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Menlo girls, SHP and Paly boys win lacrosse titles

The final day of the 2015 high school lacrosse season was a busy one with four league championship matches being held. In addition to the Palo Alto girls holding off rival Gunn in two overtimes, the West Bay Athletic League, Peninsula Athletic League and SCVAL De Anza Division all wrapped up with local teams winning all three titles on Saturday.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Brooks, Allman win Pac-12 titles on final day of track and field event

Track and field
Darian Brooks and Valarie Allman made Stanford history by winning titles on the final day of the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships on Sunday at UCLA's Drake Stadium.

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Stanford baseball is swept at home by Oregon State in Pac-12 play

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Oregon State completed a three-game sweep of the Stanford baseball team with a 12-3 win at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond Sunday in front of a Senior Day crowd of 2,714.

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Georgia finds a way to stop Cardinal women at NCAA tennis

The 14th-ranked Stanford women's tennis team saw its postseason run end in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament on Sunday, with No. 7 Georgia handing the Cardinal a 4-1 setback in Waco, Texas.

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Stanford's McCall earns place on U.S. women's hoop team

Stanford sophomore forward Erica 'Bird' McCall was named to the USA Women's World University Games basketball team Sunday, one of 12 players who earned a spot following trials at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Cardinal errors lead to another loss to Beavers in conference game

Stanford roundup
Three errors led to three Oregon State unearned runs, and the Stanford baseball team stumbled to a 7-5 loss Saturday evening. The Beavers scored five of their seven runs with two outs to beat the Cardinal for the a 10th straight time.

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Local swimmers are heading to first-ever CIF state meet

In many ways, the 50th annual Central Coast Section Swimming and Diving Championships for boys was no different than the previous 49 as Bellarmine defended its title for the 31st straight time.

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Bain becomes four-time Pac-12 women's javelin champion

Stanford senior Brianna Bain completed a career sweep of Pac-12 women's javelin titles by capturing her fourth in dramatic fashion Saturday at UCLA's Drake Stadium.

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Palo Alto girls win league lacrosse playoff title in dramatic fashion

There aren't enough teams to hold a Central Coast Section tournament in girls lacrosse, but Palo Alto and Gunn still managed to bring the season to an incredibly dramatic end on Saturday in the finals of the SCVAL playoffs.

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Stanford men earn trip to NCAA golf championships

Second-seeded Stanford finished second at the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional Championships at North Carolina's Finley Golf Course on Saturday, and in doing so punched its ticket to the NCAA Men's Golf Championships.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Cardinal falls behind early in Pac-12 baseball loss to Beavers

The largest crowd of the season got to see some fireworks at Stanford's Sunken Diamond, though most of them came after the Cardinal's 5-2 loss to visiting Oregon State on Friday night in Pac-12 baseball action.

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It's another banner tennis season for Menlo School boys

It was perhaps appropriate that Menlo School Athletic Director Kris Weems was on hand Friday to watch the Knights win the Central Coast Section Team Tournament title in boys tennis with a 5-2 victory over Bellarmine at Bay Club Courtside in Los Gatos.

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Zhao leads Stanford women into quarterfinal of NCAA tennis tourney

Enough with its reputation as the gold standard in college tennis. Stanford also enjoys playing the role of underdog. Not that Stanford is looking to completely cast aside its 18 national championships and 937 program victories. It's just that the Cardinal is equally comfortable winning matches in any situation.

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Palo Alto's Lin dives to girls' title at the CCS Championships

Palo Alto junior Mimi Lin captured her first title on the 1-meter springboard in the girls' diving finals at the Central Coast Section Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday at the George F. Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara.

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Stanford men move into lead at NCAA golf regional

National player of the year candidate Maverick McNealy shot a 5-under 67, with five birdies during a bogey-free front nine, to help the Stanford men's golf team rise into the lead, from seventh, of the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional Friday on the Finley golf course in North Carolina.

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New state meet offers added incentive for swimmers at CCS

The Central Coast Section Swimming and Diving Championships is beginning to show its age. The boys will be celebrating the 50th section meet this weekend while the girls will be competing in the 42nd.

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Menlo, SHP boys and girls will meet in lacrosse playoff finals

Neighborhood rivals Menlo School and Sacred Heart Prep will meet in two championship lacrosse matches on Saturday at Burlingame High as the West Bay Athletic League and Peninsula Athletic League playoffs will be decided.

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Paly wins SCVAL De Anza Division baseball playoff title

Getting a second chance has made all the difference in the world for the Palo Alto baseball team, which is the 2015 SCVAL De Anza Division playoff champion after beating two teams in the postseason that the Vikings had gone 0-4 against in the regular season.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Cardinal men in seventh after first day of NCAA golf regional

Stanford compiled a 2-over-par 290 to in the opening round of the NCAA Regional Championships on Thursday at North Carolina's Finley Golf Course. The score put the men's golf team in seventh with 36 holes remaining at the event.

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SHP's Perla-Ward will join Stanford men's water polo team

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The Stanford men's water polo program has added Sacred Heart Prep's Nelson Perla-Ward and Marco Stanchi from Bellevue, Wash., for the 2015 season, head coach John Vargas announced Thursday.

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Castilleja grad gets a chance to help in NCAA tennis

Castilleja grad Paulette Wolak wanted a chance. Stanford women's tennis coach Lele Forood wanted a couple of players. They both got their wish. And now, Wolak not only finds herself on the roster but she's become a regular in doubles competition.

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Stanford men have work to do in NCAA golf regional

Stanford compiled a 2-over-par 290 to in the opening round of the NCAA Regional Championships on Thursday at North Carolina's Finley Golf Course. The score put the men's golf team in seventh with 36 holes remaining at the event.

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Palo Alto, Gunn girls meet for SCVAL lacrosse playoff title

Prep roundup
The Palo Alto and Gunn girls finished first and second, respectively, in the SCVAL De Anza Division lacrosse race this season. The Vikings were undefeated while the Titans' only two losses were to Paly. Thus, it's no surprise that Palo Alto and Gunn will meet on Saturday (11 a.m.) on the Vikings' field to decide the league playoff title.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Menlo averts possible disaster, advances to CCS tennis final

On the surface, Menlo School's 7-0 tennis victory over St. Ignatius in the semifinals of the boys' Central Coast Section Team Tournament was simply routine. After winning six straight section crowns, that victory might elicit a sigh or ho-hum.

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Former Stanford soccer standouts help USA women win

Of local note
Stanford grad Christen Press recorded an assist and Cardinal grad Kelley O'Hara was a late-game replacement as the United States women's national soccer team beat Ireland, 3-0, in a friendly match at San Jose's Avaya Stadium on Sunday.

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2015 Central Coast Section track & field leaders

Girls 1,600 -- Ratliff (Santa Cruz) 4:54.16; 2, Zlatunich (Aptos) 4:55.36; 3, Meeks (Gunn) 4:56.81c; 4, Iyer (Harker) 4:58.32; 5, Kamas (Homestead) 4:58.58; 6, Lacy (Menlo) 4:58.92; 7, Friedman (Santa Cruz) 5:00.15; 8, Bishop (Monta Vista) 5:00.22; 9, Gee (Cupertino) 5:01.20; 10, Meck (San Lorenzo Valley) 5:01.74.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hoffpauir home run gives Stanford baseball a win over Dons

Zach Hoffpauir hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Stanford baseball team to a 6-5 nonconference win over visiting USF on Tuesday night. The two teams combined to hit five homers.

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Stanford's Fawcett, Goldstein receive tennis honors

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The Stanford men's tennis team was represented with two selections among the ITA Northwest Region's award winners, making the duo eligible for national consideration.

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Steffens, Neushul among top three Cutino Award finalists

Stanford's Kiley Neushul and Maggie Steffens were named two of three finalists for the prestigious Peter J. Cutino Award, The Olympic Club of San Francisco announced Tuesday

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Stanford's Brown, Randle at NBA pre-draft combine

Stanford's Anthony Brown and Chasson Randle are keeping themselves busy this week at the NBA's annual pre-draft combine, which got under way Tuesday and runs through Sunday in Chicago.

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Menlo College AD inducted into wrestling hall of fame

Oaks report
Menlo College not only hosted the 2015 National Wrestling Hall of Fame/California Chapter induction ceremonies recently, but the Oaks had one of their own honored.

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Stanford lacrosse players named to all-regional team

Stanford placed three players on the IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region team, including two -- Adrienne Anderson and Lucy Dikeou -- on the first team. Hannah Farr was named to the second team.

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Menlo tennis a step closer to tying historic CCS mark

It has been another season of tests for the Menlo School boys tennis team, which has in most cases reduced opponents to pop quizzes during a 23-1 campaign.

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Menlo School boys acing more than just the tennis season

While the Menlo School boys are out to defend their Central Coast Section and NorCal tennis titles, the Knights are playing for even more this postseason.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Diepenbrock returns to coach Paly boys basketball

The start of the 2015-16 school year will find Palo Alto High with a new athletic director and the framework for the school's new gym facilities. Something else will be new, as well.

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SHP, M-A swim teams sweep their league meet titles

The Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo-Atherton swim teams had plenty to celebrate on Saturday as they swept their respective league meet championships in impressive fashion.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Williams establishes Stanford decathlon record at Pac-12 multis

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Freshman Harrison Williams broke Stanford's oldest record, the decathlon, the mark set by the legendary Bob Mathias while winning the gold medal at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Williams accomplished the feat at the Pac-12 Multi-Events Championships at UCLA's Drake Stadium on Sunday.

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Stanford wins fourth NCAA water polo title in five years

Senior Kiley Neushul scored five goals, including a penalty shot with 11 seconds remaining to lift the Stanford women's water polo team to a 7-6 victory over UCLA in the title match of the NCAA tournament Sunday at Avery Aquatic Center.

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Tsay helps Stanford women reach the Round of 16 in NCAA tennis

Ellen Tsay got one final chance to play on her home court and she made the most of it, winning her match at No. 5 singles to help the 14th-ranked Stanford women's tennis team beat Pepperdine, 4-1, in the second round of the NCAA tournament Saturday.

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Steffens scores four goals to lead Stanford into title game

Maggie Steffens scored four goals and second-ranked Stanford beat the Trojans, 9-8, in a semifinal match of the NCAA championships Saturday at Avery Aquatic Center. The Cardinal (24-2) advances into Sunday's 5:30 p.m. title game against top-ranked UCLA.

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Cardinal women are heading to NCAA golf championships

Stanford roundup
The Stanford women's golf team earned its spot in the NCAA Championships by finishing second Saturday at the NCAA St. George Regional Championships contested at Entrada at Snow Canyon.

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Gunn boys, Paly girls splash to league meet swim crowns

The Gunn boys and Palo Alto girls were perfect during the SCVAL De Anza Division dual-meet swim season as both teams compiled 6-0 records. Thus, both squads had to perform poorly at Friday's league championship meet at Saratoga High in order to lose their overall league titles. They didn't.

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