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Sports - May 3, 2019

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PREP SPOTLIGHT ...Menlo-Atherton's Jackson Lee fired a two-round total of 150 (73-77) to earn medalist honors at the Peninsula Athletic League Boys Golf Championships on the Crystal Springs Golf Club course. Among those who challenged him was teammate Jonathan Dicks, who tied for second with 153. Dicks, who was named the PAL Bay Division Player of the Year, shot consistent roads of 77 and 76. All six M-A golfers finished among the league's top 10 and five of them were in the top six. Freshman Joji Morikawa was fourth with a 156 (76-80). "Joji played tremendous all season," Lee said. "This feels good going into CCS, NorCal and beyond. It's a confidence booster. I think we can make a deep run; hopefully get to state." . . . Menlo School's Kripa Dharan shot a 1-over 73 to earn medalist honors for the West Bay Athletic League Boys Golf Championships at Coyote Creek Golf Course. He helped lead the Knights to the team title with a score of 388. Sacred Heart Prep finished second with a team score of 407 but Menlo and Harker received the league's two automatic berths into the Central Coast Section because of a WBAL co-championship during the regular season. SHP's Finn O'Kelly finished in a four-way tie for second with a round of 75, along with Menlo's Charlie Hsieh and Jeremy Yun. Pinewood's Taylor Chou shot a 76 and finished sixth, earniung a spot in the CCS as an individual . . . In girls lacrosse, Menlo-Atherton topped Mitty 13-7 at home, scoring early and often. The Bears held an 11-1 lead 18 minutes into the contest. Audrey Koren scored four of her five goals in the first half. Hannah Shaw, Ally Shaw and Theresa McGannon each scored a pair. The Bears (10-5, 8-3) finish WBAL regular season play Friday with a home match against Sacred Heart Prep at 4 p.m. . . . In baseball, The Palo Alto baseball team has been playing a lot better since going through a bad stretch in early April and Wednesday's 7-5 Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division victory over Los Altos is a clear indicator that the Vikings are on the right track. Kyle Mostofizadeh pitched 3 1/3 solid innings in relief of starter Will Robbins to earn the victory. He also doubled and drove in two runs for the Vikings (16-8, 9-4), who have won five of their past seven after losing three of their previous four. Palo Alto, while out of the running for a regular season title, can still make a major impact on who does win it. The Vikings knocked the Eagles (21-3, 11-2) out of sole possession of first place and into a tie with Los Gatos (19-6, 11-2) with one league game remaining. The Vikings travel to play Los Altos at 4 p.m. Friday. Los Gatos travels to play Mountain View (16-9-1, 7-6) at the same time. Wilcox (19-5-2, 9-4), which plays Saratoga (5-17, 1-12) in Santa Clara on Friday, is currently the hottest team in the league with its eight-game winning streak . . . Justin Nam collected three hits, including a game-tying home run, and Menlo School rallied to a 4-3 victory over Hillsdale in a Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division baseball contest. Ronan Donnelly did not allow an earned run in five innings of relief but Sacred Heart Prep could not overcome an early four-run deficit and lost 6-3 at home to Carlmont in another PAL Bay Division game. Carlmont (13-10, 7-4) and Menlo (14-8, 7-4) remain tied for second, and both drew within a game of league-leader Burlingame, which lost to Capuchino. Mustangs' pitcher Devin Meyer threw a no-hitter at the Panthers in a 5-0 win. The Knights (4 p.m. Friday at Hillsdale) have three league games remaining, two with Burlingame. Carlmont has games left with Sacred Heart Prep (4 p.m. Friday in Belmont) and two with Terra Nova.

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