If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2018 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Cardinal corner: Men's gymnastics stays unbeaten]]> The second-ranked Stanford men's gymnastics team beat Iowa and host Illinois-Chicago in a tri-meet Sunday at the site of the NCAA championships in April. ]]> <![CDATA[Stanford women fall behind early in hoops loss at UCLA]]> Stanford fell behind early and was never able to close the gap, losing to host UCLA, 64-53, in a Pac-12 Conference women's basketball contest Sunday. Kiana Williams scored 14 points for the Cardinal (12-8, 6-2), which hosts Arizona State at 7 p.m. Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Keller Chryst announces plan to transfer]]> Quarterback Keller Chryst announced on twitter Sunday that he will transfer from Stanford for his fifth season of eligibility. Chryst played his final two years of high school football at Palo Alto.
<![CDATA[Pinewood girls extend basketball win streak to 12]]> Junior Hannah Jump scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds and the Pinewood girls' basketball team won its 12th straight, beating St. Joseph Notre Dame, 64-36, in the Lamorinda Classic at Campolindo High on Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Beecher lining up to tackle blood disease]]> Stanford junior inside linebacker Ryan Beecher, a long-time Cardinal football fan, wrote through his Twitter account on Friday that he has Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a blood disease.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal corner: Women's water polo opens with a victory]]> Katie Dudley and Makenzie Fischer recorded hat tricks and the top-ranked Stanford women's water polo team opened the season with a 15-3 win over UC Davis at the LouStrong Memorial on Saturday at West Valley College in Saratoga.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal women swim to 20th straight dual meet victory]]> Stanford senior swimmer Janet Hu won two events and set a pool record to help the third-ranked Stanford women's swimming and diving team to a 176-113 victory over Arizona State at a crowded Avery Aquatic Center on Saturday. Palo Alto grad Grace Zhao also won two events.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Liang flies to a pair of swimming victories]]> Palo Alto grad Andrew Liang recorded an individual victory and was part of the winning medley relay as the Stanford men's swimming and diving team beat visiting Arizona State, 184-101, on Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford men lose a struggle but gains a hoops foothold]]> Stanford reluctantly moved out of the penthouse at the deluxe Pac-12 Conference men's basketball suites on Saturday but the taste of being on top, even if it meant sharing, seemed to awaken the beast from its slumber.]]> <![CDATA[Big match looming for Palo Alto girls in SCVAL soccer]]> Ally Scheve and Claire Moley each scored a goal and the Palo Alto girls soccer team beat visiting Los Gatos, 2-1, to set up a showdown in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division.]]> <![CDATA[Vikings are finding ways to grind out hoop victories]]> With three freshmen in the starting lineup, expectations were minimal this season for the Palo Alto girls basketball team. But after a hard-fought 52-50 road victory Friday at Los Gatos the Vikings are 11-5 on the season, 5-0 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League’s De Anza Division.]]> <![CDATA[Late heroics give Palo Alto boys an overtime hoops win]]> Thanks to some clutch foul shooting from Paul Jackson III and Max Dorward, the Palo Alto boys basketball team ran its winning streak to 12 in a row Friday with a 77-68 win at Los Gatos in double overtime.]]> <![CDATA[Surprise endings give Cardinal women share of Pac-12 lead]]> Brittany McPhee hit a layup with 25 seconds remaining to play and followed that with a steal to help the Stanford womens' basketball team complete an unlikely comeback to beat host USC, 59-55, in a Pac-12 Conference game Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal corner: Langsdorf signs with Portland Timbers]]> Foster Langsdorf, who signed as an MLS Homegrown Player with the Portland Timbers, is the latest in a slew of Stanford graduates to solidify his professional plans. Corey Baird signed a Homegrown deal with Real Salt Lake on Jan. 5, Nico Corti finalized his contract Thursday with Rio Grande Valley FC of the USL and Cardinal co-captains Tomas Hilliard-Arce and Drew Skundrich were selected by the LA Galaxy in Friday's MLS SuperDraft.]]> <![CDATA[Wrestling is the winner in Paly's 48-28 victory over Gunn]]> The traditional wrestling rivalry between Gunn and Palo Alto, held Thursday, continues to show the health of the sport and the strength of its future. The stands weren't full but if you stood outside Bow Gym you would have thought otherwise.]]> <![CDATA[Local report: Pinewood girls win 11th straight in hoops]]> Klara Astrom scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the Pinewood girls basketball team won its 11th straight, beating host Priory, 60-28, in a West Bay Athletic League game Thursday night. Hannah Jump added 17 points and seven rebounds.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal corner: Men's tennis, women's water polo openers]]> The 13th-ranked Stanford men's tennis team opens the spring dual season on Friday, hosting USF at 3 p.m. and George Washington on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Taube Family Tennis Center. Top-ranked Stanford opens the season with a pair of games at the Lou Strong Memorial, hosted by San Jose State at West Valley College in Saratoga on Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Growth rate accelerating for Stanford men's basketball]]> It sounds crazy but Stanford and No. 14 Arizona will actually be playing Saturday with first place in the Pac-12 Conference men's basketball race at stake. Cardinal coach Jarod Haase didn't have much to say about the impending home match-up (1 p.m. on CBS) following Stanford's 86-77 victory over No. 16 Arizona State on Wednesday night.]]> <![CDATA[Prep report: Big SCVAL soccer win for the Palo Alto boys]]> Walter Levander scored twice, Paul Thie recorded a pair of assists and the Palo Alto boys soccer team topped visiting Homestead, 3-0, in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic Valley League De Anza Division contest Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Gunn showing good progress in SCVAL boys basketball]]> Gunn’s boys basketball season took a turn for the better when Bellarmine transfer Brendan Mora became eligible at the start of league play. The Titans won their first three SCVAL El Camino Division games before losing Wednesday at Milpitas 59-56 with Mora sitting out to rest a strained knee.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford men fall at home to CSUN in volleyball match]]> Freshmen Jaylen Jasper and JP Reilly combined for 24 kills but the Stanford men's volleyball team dropped a 25-17, 25-22, 26-24 decision to visiting No. 7 CSUN Wednesday at Burnham Pavilion.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Abdelghany, DeVine earn weekly Pac-12 swim honors]]> Stanford junior Abrahm DeVine and senior Tarek Abdelghany were named Pac-12 Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively, it was announced Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto travels to Gunn for rivalry wrestling meet]]> The Gunn boys wrestling team host Palo Alto in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League match Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The Titans are coming off a second place finish at the San Ramon Invitational.]]> <![CDATA[Prep report: Gators snap up an important hoops win]]> Sacred Heart Prep picked up an important West Bay Athletic League boys basketball victory Tuesday, beating host Priory, 61-50, to stay within striking distance of first-placed Menlo, which beat Crystal Springs, 66-21, in another contest.]]> <![CDATA[Priory girls are heating up in WBAL basketball race]]> Tatiana Reese scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and the Priory girls basketball team beat host Menlo, 60-50, in a West Bay Athletic League contest Tuesday.]]>