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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Gunn girls earn a share of the SCVAL water polo title

Gunn sophomore Cooper McKenna had a late start to her girls water polo season because of an injury. These days she's playing like she doesn't want the year to end very soon.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Prep report: Castilleja golfers drive past Menlo, Harker

Castilleja needed every golfer to do exactly what she did Monday to give the Gators a pair of victories on the final day of the West Bay Athletic League regular season and the league title.

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Stanford's Lee grabs first day lead at Pac-12 golf preview

Stanford sophomore Andrea Lee fired rounds of 69 and 67 to finish at 9-under and earned the first day lead Monday in the fifth Pac-12 Women's Golf Preview at sunny and scenic Nanea Golf Club.

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Gordon wins battle of Stanford tennis teammates in ITA final

Freshman Michaela Gordon defeated sophomore Emily Arbuthnott 7-5, 6-2 in an all-Stanford singles final on Monday afternoon at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

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Paly's Diepenbrock adds veteran coach to his hoops staff

Peter Diepenbrock has picked up a very experienced assistant for the Palo Alto High School boys basketball team. Rich Forslund, a veteran of 22 years as a high school head coach, has joined the Paly staff as an assistant.

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Menlo's Hegmann earns second GSAC weekly soccer honor

Menlo College's Eric Hegmann earned Golden State Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honors it was announced Tuesday.

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Stanford swimmers help Pac-12 beat USA national team

Five Stanford women's swimmers -- Katie Drabot, Katie Ledecky, Janet Hu, Brooke Forde and Ella Eastin -- led the Pac-12 over Team USA, 326.5-286.5, in the second annual College Swimming Challenge in Los Angeles over the weekend. Stanford's Matt Anderson, Abrahm DeVine, Sam Perry, Grant Shoults and True Sweetser represented the men's team.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Road perfection for Stanford men in Pac-12 soccer action

The sixth-ranked Stanford men's soccer team scored three times in the first half to complete an undefeated regular-season road schedule, beating Oregon State, 3-0, on Sunday in a Pac-12 Conference contest.

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Bassi's three goals does the trick for Stanford field hockey

Kristina Bassi, a fifth-year senior from nearby Mountain View, recorded her first career hat trick and the 17th-ranked Stanford field hockey team turned back visiting Cal, 4-0, Sunday in America East Conference action.

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Arbuthnott, Gordon to play for regional tennis title

Sophomore Emily Arbuthnott outdueled junior Melissa Lord, 7-6 (6), 6-4, as part of all-Stanford semifinal of the ITA Northwest Regional Championships at Taube Family Tennis Center on Sunday.

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Priory hosts Pinewood to determine 8-man champion

Priory's football field becomes the staging area for the biggest high school game of the year on Friday at 3 p.m. as Panthers of all colors gather to determine the champion of the Mission Trails 8-man League.

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Youth serves up a winner for Cardinal women's soccer

A freshman was involved with every scoring play, including an own goal, and the top-ranked Stanford women's soccer team defeated visiting Oregon State, 6-0, in a Pac-12 Conference match Sunday.

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Cardinal corner: Women's tennis a private party

Stanford guaranteed itself of an ITA Northwest Regional singles champion on Saturday as all four Cardinal tennis players won their quarterfinal match at Taube Family Tennis Center.

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Stanford women do balancing act to volleyball perfection

Kathryn Plummer netted 10 kills and was one of five players to accumulate between eight and 11 points Saturday night and the second-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team downed visiting Washington State, 25-22, 25-18, 25-14, in a Pac-12 Conference match.

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Prep report: Vikings make a big volleyball statement

The Palo Alto girls volleyball team is enjoying a monster year and the Vikings seem to be getting better every time out. Palo Alto won all four of its matches Saturday to capture the title of Spikefest II.

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Gators rally to finish third at Memorial Cup water polo

Alexander Nemeth made three of his 13 saves and Larsen Weigle and Andrew Churukian each made crucial steals in the final three minutes to preserve Sacred Heart Prep's 5-4 victory over Drake in the third-place game of the Memorial Cup boys' water polo tournament at Bellarmine on Saturday.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

A pictorial look at Palo Alto's Peery Family Center

The Peery Family Center gives Palo Alto High a modern building with facilities for many sports. While the old gym served the campus well, it was time for a makeover and this is the result.

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Menlo College's Kazam wins wrestling title at tournament

Menlo College junior Iman Kazam went 6-0 in the Open 155 Division to claim a wrestling title at the season-opening Blue Chip Open in Oklahoma City on Saturday.

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Sacred Heart Prep earns PAL football victory over Tigers

Brad Yaffe threw for one touchdown and ran for another as Sacred Heart Prep downed Terra Nova, 16-7, in a PAL Bay Division football contest Friday.

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Cougars remain on the football prowl after taking down M-A

Some questions were answered Friday night at Half Moon Bay High, where the home team Cougars defeated Menlo-Atherton 28-10 in a PAL Bay Division football contest. Half Moon Bay is legit.

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The Knights defense never rested in PAL football win

The Menlo School football team has always been known for its high-powered offense and that remains the case this season. The defense usually had to take a back seat but those days appear to be in the past.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Milpitas football stays unbeaten at expense of the Vikings

Junacio Henley and Aiden Chang gave Palo Alto some footage for its highlight reel Friday night but it will be Milpitas' game film that pervades next week's session and those with tender stomachs may need to look away after the Trojans dispatched the Vikings, 49-0, in a SCVAL De Anza Division football game.

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Stanford men win a pair of water polo matches Friday

No. 4 Stanford scored the first five goals and never looked back, en route to an 11-3 victory over No. 16 Bucknell in the first match of a Friday evening men's water polo doubleheader at Avery Aquatic Center.

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Cardinal women dive right in for season opening victory

Palo Alto grad Grace Zhao swam the best time in the 200 breast, helped the 200 medley relay finish third and placed third in the 50 free in her first collegiate swimming meet with top-ranked Stanford, a 143-95 winner over host Utah in a Pac-12 Conference meet Friday. Sacred Heart Prep grad Ally Howe won the 200 IM and swam on the winning medley relay team. M-A grad Mia Paulsen also made her debut.

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Stanford men open swimming season with road win at Utah

Palo Alto grad Alex Liang was one of several freshmen to win events and the third-ranked Stanford men's swimming and diving team successfully opened it season with a 141.5-95.5 Pac-12 Conference victory at Utah on Friday.

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Prep report: Water polo readies for postseason tournaments

The Peninsula Athletic League boys and girls water polo tournaments will be held at four different sites within a span of five days beginning Monday with a pair of play-in games at Carlmont.

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Cardinal women spread the wealth in 5-set volleyball win

Stanford sophomore setter Jenna Gray recorded two of her five kills on the match's final two points to help the second-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team survive a marathon Pac-12 Conference match against visiting Washington, 25-16, 18-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-10, Thursday night.

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Five survive opening round of women's tennnis tourney

The Stanford women's tennis team opened competition at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships on Thursday at Taube Family Tennis Stadium. Five Cardinal players advanced to Friday's round of 32 in singles, led by top-seeded Melissa Lord.

Friday, 12:09 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Stanford men tame the Huskies in Pac-12 soccer action

The sixth-ranked Stanford men's soccer team scored twice in the first 13 minutes and won on the road in Pac-12 Conference play at No. 21 Washington on Thursday night, 2-1.

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Stanford women defeat Oregon in Pac-12 Conference soccer

Catarina Macario scored two goals and assisted on another and the top-ranked Stanford women's soccer team beat visiting Oregon, 4-0, Thursday night to remain unbeaten in Pac-12 Conference play. In New Orleans, Andi Sullivan helped Team USA beat Korea.

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Bears and Cougars are ready to rumble in Half Moon Bay

After an unanticipated bye week due to hazardous air quality resulting from the North Bay fires, local football teams are changing gears, preparing for a new opponent after not playing the team they prepared for last week.

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Stanford swimmers take to the road to open the season

The itinerary for Stanford's opening weekend for both the men's and women's swimming teams includes stops in Salt Lake City and then split trips back to the Bay Area or to Los Angeles.

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SHP, Menlo, Castilleja clinch league water polo titles

The Menlo-Atherton boys water polo team, like many others, is getting ready for the postseason. The Bears ended the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division season with a thoroughly convincing 22-6 victory over visiting Half Moon Bay on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Stanford women 2nd at own event; Lee shares top honors

Sophomore Andrea Lee birdied the last two holes to share medalist honors and help Stanford's women's golf team finish second Wednesday in the 22nd Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Dr. Condoleezza Rice at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

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Stanford's Ledecky recognized as Sportswoman of the Year

Stanford sophomore Katie Ledecky was named the Women's Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year on Wednesday night at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. She also won her fourth straight Female Athlete of the Year honor at the USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards in November.

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Prep volleyball: Menlo tops SH Prep; Palo Alto girls win

Grace King recorded 21 kills on .421 hitting, one of four Menlo School players to reach double figures in kills and the Knights needed everything they had to get past host Sacred Heart Prep, 20-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 15-9, in a West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division match Tuesday.

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Paly boys, girls each capture SCVAL cross country titles

The Palo Alto boys cross country team had its top five runners finish among the top 15 in Tuesday's Santa Clara Valley Athletic League cross country meet over the 3.1-mile course at Baylands Park.

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Castilleja makes strong case in WBAL golf title bid

Monday's three-way girls golf match between Castilleja, Menlo School and Harker-San Jose, to be played on the Stanford golf course, should be highly competitive considering that all three teams involved still have a chance to win the West Bay Athletic League regular-season title.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Menlo boys rally but lose to Bellarmine in water polo

His team had just got done dropping an 11-9 decision at Bellarmine, but Menlo boys water polo coach Jack Bowen felt caught up in the unusual nature of his team's season.

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Cardinal women seek title in Stanford Intercollegiate

The Stanford women's golf team goes for a wire-to-wire win Wednesday at the 22nd Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Dr. Condoleezza Rice at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

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Pair of Cardinal women earn Pac-12 weekly soccer honors

Sacred Heart Prep grad Tierna Davidson and fellow Stanford sophomore Lauren Rood were named Pac-12 Women's Soccer Players of the Week on Tuesday. Davidson earned Defensive Player of the Week honors and Rood was named Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week.

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Cardinal softball begins Allister era in fall preview

Stanford first-year coach Jessica Allister will get a preview of the Cardinal softball team this fall, with four games scheduled between Oct. 26 and Nov. 12. Five-time reigning NorCal JC champion College of San Mateo (37-8 last year) visits the Cardinal on Oct. 26, with a scheduled 5 p.m. start.

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Menlo, Castilleja clinch share of PAL water polo titles

Niko Bhatia and Jayden Kunwar each recorded five goals and the Menlo School boys' water polo team clinched at least a tie for the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division title, beating Woodside, 18-2, Monday. Castilleja clinched a title tie on the girls tie.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Stanford women take early lead at Stanford golf event

Three players broke par to propel host Stanford into the lead Monday after the first round of the 22nd Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Dr. Condoleezza Rice at warm and windless Poppy Hills Golf Course.

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Stanford notes: Love promoted for Heisman; Rabbit run

The Stanford football program officially unveiled a #HeismanLove campaign for its electric junior running back. The student section hoisted Bryce Love cutouts, and he didn't disappoint.

Monday, 1:22 PM | 1 comment

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cardinal corner: Volleyball wins Pac-12 match at USC

Merete Lutz recorded 15 kills on .609 hitting and the third-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team downed No. 19 USC, 25-18, 23-25, 25-17, 26-24, Sunday at the Galen Center in a Pac-12 Conference match.

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A 1-in-23 shot gives Stanford men a Pac-12 soccer victory

No. 8 Stanford men's soccer team took 23 shots, nine on goal, and converted one of them. That's all it took to remain undefeated in Pac-12 Conference as the Cardinal edged visiting Oregon State, 1-0, on Sunday.

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Cardinal men splash past Gauchos in water polo contest

Freshman Ben Hallock scored three goals, senior Drew Holland matched his season-high with 17 saves and the fourth-ranked Stanford men's water polo team beat visiting No. 8 UC Santa Barbara, 11-5, Saturday.

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Prep water polo: Menlo girls 2nd at tourney; SHP boys win twice

Sacred Heart Prep won a pair of nonleague boys water polo contests Saturday at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, beating Harvard-Westlake, 9-4, and Miramonte, 13-9. Menlo School dropped a 14-4 decision to Drake.

Sunday, 12:43 PM | 6 comments
Stanford football 'Loves' its offensive productivity

Bryce Love runs to his own tempo and football fans are lucky enough to catch a brief glimpse. Gone in the blink of an eye, Love again carried No. 23 Stanford to victory.

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Palo Alto has strong showing at cross country invitational

Menlo School's Robert Miranda remained undefeated this season, winning Saturday's 3-mile Monterey Bay Invitational at Toro Park in Salinas with a 15:55 and Sacred Heart Prep's Luci Lambert was the top local girls finisher, placing fourth in 19:11. Palo Alto raced second in both boys and girls varsity team races.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Menlo girls reach semis of volleyball tourney before losing

The Menlo School girls' volleyball team won its first five matches at the Hudl Southern California Invitational and finished in third place of the Hudl Division I Bracket after dropping its semifinal match to Canyon Crest Academy, 26-24, 25-15, Saturday at Alliant International University in San Diego.

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Ramirez scores to help Menlo women win GSAC soccer contest

Ariadna Ramirez scored her second goal of the season as the Menlo College women's soccer team win their third straight, beating host William Jessup, 2-0, on Saturday in a Golden State Athletic Conference contest.

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Cardinal women remain unbeaten in Pac-12 volleyball

Kathryn Plummer had 21 kills and the third-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team downed host No. 12 UCLA, 25-21, 20-25, 25-23, 25-18, in a Pac-12 Conference contest Friday.

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Carusa's late score gives Stanford a soccer victory

Kyra Carusa scored in the final four minutes to lift the top-ranked Stanford women's soccer team a 1-0 victory over visiting Washington in a Pac-12 Conference contest on Friday.

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Menlo girls are 3-0 on first day of volleyball tourney

Grace King recorded 27 kills on the day and the Menlo School girls' volleyball team won three matches during pool play of the Hudl Southern California Invitational at Alliant International University in San Diego on Friday.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Mater Dei sinks SHP boys water polo with last second shot

Kaden Kaneko scored with three seconds remaining to lift Mater Dei past Sacred Heart Prep, 11-10, in a nonleague contest Friday played at the indoor facility of the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

Friday, 9:07 PM | 1 comment
Flurry of goals for Cardinal field hockey in conference win

Marissa Cicione and Katie Keyser each scored a goal and recorded an assist as the 12th-ranked Stanford field hockey team beat host UC Davis, 5-0, in an American East Conference contest on Friday.

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Great individual cross country race decided by two steps

Two of collegiate cross-country's premier racers dueled in a sprint for the victory at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational on Friday, with Stanford's Grant Fisher edged by Syracuse's Justyn Knight.

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A draw keeps Stanford men atop Pac-12 soccer standings

Drew Skundrich knocked in his fourth of the season early in the second half and the eighth-ranked Stanford men's soccer team played to a 1-1 draw with visiting No. 19 Washington on Thursday night.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Stanford putting it all on the line for Love

Stanford senior right tackle A.T. Hall can usually tell how well a football play succeeded just by the crowd's reaction. It's even better when he looks up to see Bryce Love running away from the defense on another one of his long touchdown runs.

Thursday, 9:29 PM | No comments yet
Travis gives Stanford men's hoops a good place to start

Stanford men's basketball has its best player back from last season in Reid Travis, and that's a good place to start. Travis averaged 17.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and shot 57.9 percent from the floor last season.

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Palo Alto, Gunn cancel Friday night football games

Palo Alto and Gunn's football games Friday have been cancelled as part of a directive issued by the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League.

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PAL football games cancelled

The Peninsula Athletic League has cancelled this weekend's football games due to the unhealthy air as the result of the Northern California fires.

Thursday, 2:18 PM | 1 comment
Menlo girls give senior volleyball players a victory

Menlo School hosted the only game in town on Wednesday, beating visiting Notre Dame-Belmont, 25-18, 25-13, 25-19, in a West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division girls volleyball match.

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Stanford women hoopsters have an appetite for Final Four

Senior forward Brittany McPhee got a taste of the Final Four last season. But it was just a taste. Appetite whetted, she'd love nothing more than to luxuriate and relish the gastronomic experience of the whole meal this time around.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Stanford cross country getting nutty this time of the year

Grant Fisher makes his cross country season debut as Stanford competes in its biggest race before the postseason, at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational on Friday. Fisher, the reigning NCAA outdoor track and field 5,000-meter champion, leads the strongest Stanford men's lineup of the season.

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Hogan is named starting quarterback for the Browns

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson named Stanford grad Kevin Hogan his starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.

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Stanford women predicted to finish second in Pac-12 hoops

Stanford will finish in a second-place tie with Oregon in the Pac-12 Conference women's basketball race if the coaches poll plays out as announced Wednesday at Media Day by the conference.

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Gunn sweeps SCVAL boys, girls water polo matches

Both the Gunn boys and girls water polo teams won Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division games on Tuesday to remain close to the top of their respective league races.

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Palo Alto, Menlo stay unbeaten in league volleyball play

The Palo Alto girls rallied from a third set deficit to sweep visiting Los Gatos in a Santa Clara Athletic League De Anza Division volleyball match on Tuesday.

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Menlo School girls beat Pinewood in WBAL tennis match

Freshman Lindsey Ball took over at No. 1 singles to rave reviews as Menlo School swept host Pinewood, 7-0, in a West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division match Tuesday.

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