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Scout McNealy captures golf title at NCGA Junior Championships


Portola Valley resident Scout McNealy captured the Boys' 10-13 division at the 86th annual NCGA Junior Championships on Tuesday at Spyglass Hill Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

McNealy, the youngest brother of Stanford All-American Maverick McNealy, fired rounds of 70-81 for a 151 total to win by two shots. He finished his 36 holes with one eagle, three birdies, 20 pars and 12 bogeys.

He was 2-under on his opening round, which saw him get to 4-under following a birdie on the 324-yard, par-4 13th hole. He followed that, however, with back-to-back bogeys before getting pars on the final three holes.

In the boys' overall competition, Jonathan Dicks of Menlo Park tied for 23rd with a 78-78-74-230 effort. Henry Gordon of Palo Alto tied for 26th with a 69-81-81-231 showing, Tyson Dinsmore of Los Altos Hills tied for 28th (75-81-77-233) with Max Ting of Atherton (80-71-82-233).

Dicks, Dinsmore and Ting competed in the 14-15 age division with Dicks tying for seventh while Dinsmore and Ting tied for ninth.

In the girls' competition, Lydia Tsai of Palo Alto was 15th after shooting 81-82-162.


Menlo College head coach Matt Lisle has added a standout pitcher to his 2015-16 recruiting class with the signing of junior transfer Jessica Salsbury. Salsbury was an All-State, All-Conference and Pitcher of the Year for Butte College in 2015 where she amassed an 18-4 record in 25 appearances.

"Jessie is a great addition to our team as a player but more importantly, she's a tremendous young lady who is strong academically and comes from a great family," said Coach Lisle. "It's going to be fun watching her progress over the next few years."

Salsbury started 15 games in the circle, striking out 154 in 148.2 innings and tallying a 2.73 ERA. A dominant strikeout pitcher, Salsbury struck out nine or more batters in six appearances in 2015. She also proved solid in the infield and with the bat, hitting .291 with seven doubles, a triple and a home run in 114 plate appearances.


Following in the footsteps of former Menlo School star and current USC Trojan center Drew Edelman, current Knights standout Sam Erisman was named MVP of the End of the Oregon Trail girls basketball tournament after leading her Paye's TNT club team in a victory over the Cal-Stars in the championship game of the white bracket on Tuesday night.

Erisman, who'll be a junior at Menlo this fall, finished the game with 28 points, six assists and seven rebounds. Joining Erisman on the all-tournament team were Menlo School players Kenzie Duffner and De'Jeane Stine.

Women's volleyball

Outside hitter Hayley Hodson, who'll be a freshman at Stanford this fall, tallied a match-high 20 points, but it wasn't enough for the U.S. Women's Junior National Team to come out on top against the Italian WJNT in match two of the Pre-Global Challenge in Trieste, Italy on Tuesday. The Italians pulled off a 25-12, 25-16, 20-25, 25-21 win over the Americans after defeating them previously on Sunday.

Hodson scored 20 points via 17 kills on 38 attempts, two aces and a block while adding a 46 positive reception percent on 24 receptions chances, two service aces and one block.

On Sunday, the USA lost to the Italians, 25-20, 25-21, 25-18, in its first match overseas for the Pre-Global Challenge. Hodson led the American offense by reaching double digits with 12 points via nine kills, two service aces and one block.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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