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North-South tourney offers top water polo talent in nation

Harvard-Westlake is regarded as the No. 1 boys water team in America. The Wolverines are ranked No. 1 in the CIF Southern...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Oct 23, 2014 at 2:04 pm | 3 comments | 3551 Views

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CCS water polo up next after six local teams win playoff titles

While more difficult opponents already have been faced during regular-season tournaments, 10 local water polo squads nonetheless...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2014
Last comment by Polo Guy, on Nov 11, 2014 at 10:50 am | 3 comments | 2700 Views

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Stanford fails Pac-12 football test in OT loss to Utah

The Stanford football team lost yet another opportunity to reestablish itself as a player in the Pac-12 Conference, dropping...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on Nov 16, 2014 at 7:36 pm | 3 comments | 2211 Views

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No. 6 Stanford surprises top-ranked Connecticut in overtime

Amber Orrange scored seven of her 17 points in the final 26 seconds of regulation, including a 3-pointer that tied the game...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Nov 18, 2014 at 1:50 pm | 3 comments | 1831 Views

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M-A girls advance to CCS volleyball finals once again

Playing in the Central Coast Section Division I volleyball playoff finals is nothing new for the Menlo-Atherton girls. After...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by Sambo, on Nov 21, 2014 at 9:54 pm | 3 comments | 2776 Views

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Stanford track signs class of record-breaking athletes

The week-long early signing period began with a bang for Stanford track and field, with the decision and addition of defending...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by Hash House Harrier, on Nov 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 3 comments | 8947 Views

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Menlo-Atherton girls put finishing touches on PAL hoop title

Girls' prep roundup Menlo-Atherton did exactly what it was expected to do on Thursday night as the Bears romped to a 61-32...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by Jim, on Feb 13, 2015 at 7:57 pm | 3 comments | 3208 Views

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Pederson homers, makes big defensive play in Dodgers' win

Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson had the biggest moments on Monday night as the host Los Angeles Dodgers finally won in their...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by stephen levy, on Apr 29, 2015 at 10:02 pm | 3 comments | 2493 Views

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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...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Drew, on Mar 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm | 3 comments | 3934 Views

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Steffens, Fischer lead Team USA to Kunshan Cup title

Two-time FINA world Player of the Year Maggie Steffens and her future Stanford teammate Mackenzie Fischer each scored three...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Jun 7, 2015 at 4:56 am | 3 comments | 1588 Views

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PA American topples PA National in district Little League

In most years, the Palo Alto National Little League all-stars advance further than Palo Alto American. That's not the case...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by moreball, on Jul 1, 2015 at 2:32 pm | 3 comments | 3069 Views

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U-S-A proves itself worthy as Women's World Cup champions

Carli Lloyd, the latest American hero, recorded a hat trick and helped the U.S. women's national soccer team leave no doubt...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2015
Last comment by James R., on Jul 6, 2015 at 2:16 pm | 3 comments | 3490 Views

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Stanford boys win national JO water polo championship

Clarke Weatherspoon coached the Stanford Water Polo Club boys' 14U A team to a bronze medal last year at the National Junior...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jim, on Jul 30, 2015 at 8:45 am | 3 comments | 3872 Views

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Stanford women's volleyball looking for missing pieces to puzzle

College volleyball Jordan Burgess, Madi Bugg and Brittany Howard have faced incredibly high expectations since joining the...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by William Tomlinson, on Aug 30, 2015 at 12:31 pm | 3 comments | 2906 Views

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It's a makeover for Stanford defense with nine new starters

Fifth-year senior cornerback Ronnie Harris will be one of nine new starters on defense when the 21st-ranked Stanford football...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by not interested, on Sep 4, 2015 at 3:03 pm | 3 comments | 2475 Views

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Stanford runs away with football victory over Oregon State

Christian McCaffrey rushed for 206 yards, Barry Sanders added 97 yards and scored twice, and No. 21 Stanford downed host...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2015
Last comment by Football, on Sep 26, 2015 at 8:50 pm | 3 comments | 2515 Views

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Rugby World Cup Final

Anyone know of anywhere local to watch it live, or watch parties?...

Original post made by Rugby World Cup on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Eric, on Oct 31, 2015 at 2:04 pm | 3 comments | 531 Views

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Stanford to play for the Pac-12 football championship

The Cardinal clinched a spot in the Pac-12 Championship game on Dec. 5 at Levi's Stadium with its 35-22 victory over visiting...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Nov 22, 2015 at 10:12 pm | 3 comments | 3934 Views

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Anderson prepares for final home football game at Stanford

==BI Football notebook == Palo Alto grad Kevin Anderson acknowledges that "it's going to be weird" walking onto the field...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2015
Last comment by Sean, on Nov 25, 2015 at 3:01 pm | 3 comments | 3539 Views

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Gunn's Meeks runs to cross country title at CIF State Meet

It has been quite a season in cross country for Gunn senior Gillian Meeks, who won all three Santa Clara Valley Athletic...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2015
Last comment by XC Historian, on Nov 28, 2015 at 10:39 pm | 3 comments | 4305 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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