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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Cardinal corner: Women's golf in third after two rounds

An even-par second round left the Stanford women's golf team in third place through 36 holes Saturday at the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Dr. Condoleezza Rice.

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Prep water polo: A productive weekend for local teams

Will Riley scored four goals, Isaac Rotenberg added three and Sacred Heart Prep edged Bellarmine, 12-11, in third-place game of the Memorial Cup Tournament in San Jose on Saturday. The SHP girls placed fifth in the Nor Cal Invitational.

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M-A defense makes a big difference in PAL football win

Menlo-Atherton started the season 2-2 but have been a juggernaut since Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division play began. The latest victim was previously undefeated Sacred Heart Prep. M-A dominated from start to finish Saturday in a 30-0 victory on a sunny afternoon on the SHP campus.

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Cardinal Corner: Bowen is the answer for volleyball

Stanford senior middle blocker Courtney Bowen set career-highs in kills and blocks to help the second-ranked Cardinal women's volleyball team beat host Oregon State, 24-26, 25-10, 25-18, 25-23, Friday at Gill Coliseum.

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Menlo School drops league football game to Terra Nova

Kevin Chen and Jack Pimlott combined for 258 receiving yards, Justin Sellers threw for three touchdowns but Menlo dropped a 67-33 football decision to visiting Terra Nova in a physical Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division game on Friday.

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Gunn delivers SCVAL football victory in final second

Kylen Liu pulled in a five-yard touchdown pass from Solomone Paletua with one second remaining in regulation, and Leemaster Howard ran in the two-point conversion to give Gunn an intoxicating, unlikely 14-13 win over Los Altos at Foothill College on Friday night.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Stanford topples the Tigers in America East Conference action

The 20th-ranked Stanford field hockey team topped host Pacific 4-2 on Friday in a America East Conference contest as junior goalkeeper Kelsey Bing recorded four saves.

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Valenzuela leads Cardinal women at Stanford golf event

Stanford junior golfer Albane Valenzuela fired a 4-under-par 67 to spark No. 6 Stanford to a second-place start Friday in the Stanford Intercollegiate at Stanford Golf Course.

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Gators off to a good start in water polo tournaments

Walker Seymour scored eight goals on the day, including five in Sacred Heart Prep's 8-5 victory over Buchanan in the quarterfinal of the Memorial Cup Tournament at Valley Christian on Friday.

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Prep report: Post season in view for Menlo, M-A and Paly

Senior Grace King recorded 10 of her 30 kills in the fifth set as she helped Menlo School clinch the outright title of the West Bay Athletic League with a 25-22, 21-25, 25-13, 20-25, 15-8 victory over visiting Notre Dame Belmont on Thursday night.

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Stanford men survive another scare from Oregon State

Freshman Will Richmond scored his first career goal to equalize in the second half and the 12th-ranked Stanford men's soccer team salvaged a 2-2 draw with visiting Oregon State in a Pac-12 Conference match on Thursday night.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Cardinal women maintain Pac-12 soccer status quo with win

Sophia Smith scored her seventh goal of the season and the top-ranked Stanford women's soccer team remained unbeaten in Pac-12 Conference play, beating visiting Utah, 2-0, Thursday night.

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Stanford football does just enough to beat Arizona State

Stanford did nothing on offense at the start of the game and nothing toward the end of the game. But the Cardinal put together four consecutive scoring drives in the middle of the game, and that was enough to break a two-game losing streak and defeat Arizona State 20-13 Thursday in Tempe, Ariz. on Thursday in a Pac-12 Conference contest

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Prep football: M-A, SHP in a big-time Saturday matinee

After beating Menlo School last week the Menlo-Atherton football team will attempt to take a final step toward winning a town championship Saturday when the Bears play at Sacred Heart Prep in a 2 p.m. start.

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Stanford swimmers named to USA's World University Games

Five Stanford swimmers were named to the United States World University Games roster, USA Swimming announced Thursday. Senior Ella Eastin and Jubior Megan Byrnes are joined by freshmen Jack Lavant, Daniel Roy and Zoe Bartel.

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Prep report: Palo Alto runners conquer Baylands Park

Henry Saul raced 15:38.4 in the 3.1-mile Santa Clara Valley Athletic League cross country meet at Baylands Park on Wednesday, nearly 27 seconds faster than second place Adam Sage of Los Altos, lifting Palo Alto to the team victory.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Stanford's Cook is a finalist for Senior CLASS Award

Senior defender Alana Cook was named one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award for women's soccer it was announced Wednesday.

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Of Local note: water polo players ready for a homecoming

Sacred Heart Prep grad Alex Tsotadze and the 10th-ranked Harvard men's water polo team return to the West Coast for the second time this season to compete at the Julian Fraser Memorial Tournament, hosted by Santa Clara and San Jose State. Harvard (15-5) is set to open tournament play against Santa Clara on Friday at 2:20 p.m.

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Stanford football hopes bye week becomes a turning point

Having a week off allowed head coach David Shaw and the Stanford football team time to reflect on the downturn such a promising season has taken. The Cardinal was full of optimism after a 4-0 start that included important Pac-12 wins over USC and Oregon.

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Prep report: Volleyball league leaders are victorious

Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division girls volleyball leader Menlo-Atherton barely escaped with a five-set victory on Tuesday, converting the trickery into treats in a 21-25, 25-11, 25-19, 24-26, 15-3 victory over HMB to remain a game ahead of Aragon with two matches left on the regular-season schedule.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Former Stanford golfer Hamlin passes away from cancer

Former Stanford golf standout and LPGA veteran Shelley Hamlin lost her battle with cancer Monday following a lengthy illness. The 25-year LPGA Tour member joined the LPGA in 1972, and won three times.

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Of local note: Mud is just a part of cross country races

Quite a few participants at last weekend's Division III Men's Pre-National Meet on the Lake Breeze Golf Course in Winneconne, Wisconsin are Palo Alto residents representing several colleges.

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M-A grad Melvin earns AL Manager of the Year honors

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin, a graduate of Menlo-Atherton High, was named the Sporting News American League Manager of the Year. It is his second Sporting News Manager of the Year Award after being named the National League winner with Arizona in 2007.

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Prep report: SHP girls tennis roll over Hillsdale

Sacred Heart Prep's No. 2 doubles team of Natalie Dias and Sarah McGrath won their match, 6-0, 6-2, to highlight the Gators' 7-0 nonleague girls tennis victory over host Hillsdale on Monday.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Cardinal corner: Field hockey earns shootout victory

The 21st-ranked Stanford field hockey team outlasted visiting William & Mary 4-3 in a shootout on Monday in an entertaining nonconference matchup at the Varsity Turf.

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Team USA knocked out of FIVB Women's World Championship

Lonneke Sloetjes scored 38 points on 32 kills, three blocks and three aces and the Netherlands beat the U.S., 30-32, 15-25, 25-22, 25-15, 15-9, at Nippongaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan on Monday to secure a spot in the semifinal round of the FIVB World Championship and leave the Americans on the outside.

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Plummer, Hentz earn Pac-12 Player of the Week honors

Stanford outside hitter Kathryn Plummer and libero Morgan Hentz have been named the Pac-12 Women's Volleyball Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Cardinal corner: Stanford rally falls short in water polo

Bennett Williams scored four times and the top-ranked Stanford men's water polo team rallied from four goals down only to see No. 2 USC score with five seconds left and a 10-9 victory in the championship match of the Mountain Pacific Invitational on Sunday at Stanford.

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Stanford's Bulut scores a memorable first career goal

Sophomore Arda Bulut scored his first career goal late in the second overtime and the No. 10 Stanford men's soccer team kept pace atop the Pac-12 table with a 3-2 victory at Washington on Sunday afternoon.

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Last second goal lifts Stanford to water polo victory

Freshman Jackson Seybold rattled the cage from long range with one-second remaining to lift No. 1 Stanford past No. 2 UCLA, 8-7, in a thrilling Mountain Pacific Invitational semifinal match Saturday night at Avery Aquatic Center.

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Oaks report: Women win in GSAC volleyball and soccer

Lilly Chisler scored a goal and added an assist as the Menlo College women's soccer team recovered from a pair of shutout losses to beat host Arizona Christian, 4-0, in a Golden State Athletic Conference contest Saturday.

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Stanford's 'Think Pink' volleyball match an overall hit

Juniors Kathryn Plummer and Audriana Fitzmorris combined for 27 kills and the second-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team topped visiting No. 18 Washington, 25-16, 25-20, 25-18, Saturday, in a Pac-12 Conference match.

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SH Prep wins championship game of water polo tourney

Sacred Heart Prep had never made it to the championship game of its own North vs. South boys water tournament until Saturday. And as long as the Gators were there, they went ahead and won the title, beating nemesis Harvard-Westlake 7-6 in the title match.

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Prep report: SHP girls win a water polo doubleheader

Isabella Bachler scored six goals, Nellie McAdams recorded 12 saves in her three quarters of action and the Sacred Heart Prep girls water polo team downed Clovis, 17-11, as part of a nonleague doubleheader at Clovis West on Saturday.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

It's Stanford's Fischer at the finish line at Pre-Nationals

Stanford's Grant Fisher used a finishing kick Saturday to win the Cardinal Race of the Pre-National Invitational, the showcase meet for the best cross country runners and teams in the country.

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Prep cross country: Menlo, M-A, Woodside produce top finishes

The Menlo School boys and girls cross country teams each placed among the top five teams in their divisions in the Rough Rider Invitational at Woodward Park in Fresno, the CIF state championship course.

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SHP opens water polo invitational with a pair of wins

Seniors Walker Seymour and Larsen Weigle each had a big scoring game, freshman Griffen Price continues to do his part in goal and host Sacred Heart Prep opened the North-South Challenge with a pair of victories on Friday, beating Murrieta Valley, 12-7 and Santa Margarita, 14-6.

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Vikings squelch the Firebirds in SCVAL football

Junacio Henley returned a kickoff for a touchdown, Aidan Chang rushed for 113 and three touchdowns and Palo Alto beat Fremont, 47-10, in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division contest Friday night.

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SH Prep tops Cougars in PAL football to remain unbeaten

Raymond Price III ran for one touchdown and threw for another and Sacred Heart Prep beat host Half Moon Bay, 35-6, in a Peninsula Athletic League football contest on Friday night.

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Menlo-Atherton quarterback passes with flying colors

Junior quarterback Jack Alexander finally made his debut Friday and suddenly the Menlo-Atherton offense took on a completely different dimension. Alexander completed 18 of 27 passes for 264 yards and four touchdowns as the Bears romped to a 42-3 PAL Bay Division victory over Menlo School in front of a virtual capacity crowd at M-A.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Stanford women tame the Cougars in Pac-12 volleyball

Junior Kathryn Plummer recorded 16 kills, Audriana Fitzmorris added 12 kills and six blocks and the second-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team swept visiting No. 21 Washington State, 25-15, 30-28, 25-12, Friday in a Pac-12 Conference match.

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Cardinal corner: Winners at home, winners on the road

Ben Hallock and Bennett Williams each scored four goals and the top-ranked Stanford men's water polo team beat visiting No. 18 San Jose State, 15-7, Friday evening at Avery Aquatic Center in its opening match of the Mountain Pacific Invitational.

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Oaks report: Men's golf in Top 25, joins men's soccer

For the first time in program history, Menlo College men's golf is ranked the NAIA Coaches Poll Top 25. The Oaks are ranked 23rd in the inaugural poll, representing the top rank among schools in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

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Stanford's Hentz helping redefine role of volleyball libero

Morgan Hentz arrived at Stanford as a two-time high school All-American outside hitter, among many other honors. These days she's an All-American libero, taking the position to new heights.

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Cardinal corner: No. 1 men's water polo keeps winning

The top-ranked Stanford men's water polo team broke a 5-5 tie with the first six goals of the second half and the Cardinal never looked back, en route to a 13-7 victory over No. 9 Long Beach State Thursday night at Avery Aquatic Center.

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Prep report: Bears grab first in PAL Bay Division volleyball

The Menlo-Atherton girls volleyball team found its groove midway through the first set and that led to a convincing 25-22, 25-22, 25-12 victory over visiting Aragon in a Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division showdown for first place Thursday night.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Prep football: Bragging rights in Atherton up for grabs

It's the battle of the Menlos Friday when Menlo School plays at Menlo-Atherton in a 7:30 p.m. start. The two schools sharing the Menlo appellation in their name haven't played since 2014.

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Team USA gets a reprieve in FIVB World championships

The United States women's national volleyball team lost to Italy, 25-16, 25-23, 20-25, 25-16, Thursday on the final day of the second round of the FIVB Women's World Championships in Osaka, Japan but advanced into the Final Six after China eliminated Russia later in the day.

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Piedmont senior latest Menlo College women's hoops recruit

Piedmont High senior Jasmyne Huggins became the fourth member of Menlo College's women's basketball latest recruiting class as announced by Oaks coach Shannon Spataro on Thursday. She joins Tulare High's Kiara Brown, Cosumnes Oaks High's Jordyn Rosette and Snohomish (WA) High's Courtney Perry.

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Prep report: Knights crowned Atherton's best in girls tennis

Menlo School can claim the Atherton girls' tennis city title after dispatching visiting Menlo-Atherton, 6-1, in a nonleague match Wednesday. The Knights (12-5) beat Sacred Heart Prep in a league match on Tuesday.

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Prep water polo: Castilleja, SH Prep clinch league titles

Castilleja, on Senior Day, downed visiting Menlo School, 15-10, in a showdown of undefeated Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division teams. The Gators clinched their fifth straight PAL title.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

American women in must-win situation at FIVB finals

The world's No. 1 ranked women's volleyball team China handed No. 2 Team USA its first loss of the FIVB Women's World Championship on Wednesday, 25-17, 26-24, 25-18, in Osaka, Japan.

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Stanford women picked to finish second in Pac-12 hoops

The Stanford women's basketball team was picked to finish second in the Pac-12 when the conference announced the results of the preseason coaches' poll on Wednesday morning at the league's annual Media Day in San Francisco.

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Prep report: Menlo adds another girls tennis victory

Menlo School's girls' tennis won its 253rd consecutive regular season match Tuesday, beating host Sacred Heart Prep, 6-1, in a West Bay Athletic League match that likely means the Knights (11-5, 5-0) will finish yet another league season undefeated.

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Stanford swimming: A new year and the same old results

The two-time defending NCAA champion Stanford women's swimming and diving team opened the season with a 193-99 victory over visiting Utah at Avery Aquatic Center on Tuesday. The Stanford men also won, 190-105, over the Utes.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tulare senior commits to Menlo College women's hoops

Tulare High senior Kiara Brown became the latest to commit to the Menlo College women's basketball program as announced by Oaks coach Shannon Spataro on Tuesday. Brown becomes the third player, joining Cosumnes Oaks High senior Jordyn Rosette and Snohomish (WA) senior Courtney Perry, in Menlo's latest recruiting class.

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Cardinal corner: Women's tennis has 'doubles' vision

If the first tennis tournament of the fall season is any indication, Stanford once again appears to be stacked in doubles. Caroline Lampl and Kimberly Yee produced a runner-up finish in the main draw while Emily Arbuthnott and Michaela Gordon captured the consolation title, highlighting the Cardinal's season-opening performances at this weekend's ITA All-American Championships.

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Stanford's Beason named Pac-12 Men's Soccer Player of Week

Stanford men's soccer player Tanner Beason earned Pac-12 Player of the Week for his play against California on Sunday. The redshirt junior was honored for the first time in his career. It's also the third of the season for the Cardinal and Stanford's 33rd all-time player of the week selection.

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Menlo School glides past TKA in WBAL girls' golf match

The Menlo girls' golf team recovered quite nicely from last week's setback to West Bay Athletic League leader Harker with a overpowering 199-297 victory over The King's Academy at Sunnyvale Muni on Monday.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Hallock named MPSF Player of the Week in men's water polo

Stanford sophomore Ben Hallock was honored as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Men's Water Polo Player of the Week on Monday after leading No. 3 Stanford to victory over No. 1 USC on Saturday.

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Stanford men in holding pattern at Jack Nicklaus Invite

The Stanford men's golf team looks to earn a split Tuesday in the weather-shortened Jack Nicklaus Collegiate Invitational at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Ohio. One of eight teams competing in the match play tournament, the Cardinal lost to South Carolina in the quarterfinals on Monday, 4-2.

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Oaks report: Volleyball honor, basketball promotion

Capping off a phenomenal week for Menlo College women's volleyball, Lucyanna Herrera has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference's Defender of the Week. It's the third time an Oaks' volleyball player has been honored this season.

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American women one win away from finals of FIVB tourney

Stanford grad Foluke Akinradewo recorded 10 points on seven kills ad three blocks, one of four Americans to record double-digit points and the United States women's national volleyball team swept Turkey, 25-21, 25-17, 25-18, on Monday in the second round of the FIVB Women's Championships in Osaka, Japan on Monday.

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Stanford's Hentz earns Pac-12 Player of Week honors

Stanford libero Morgan Hentz has been selected the Pac-12 Women's Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week and the fourth time this season. Hentz averaged 5.86 digs per set in Stanford wins at Utah and Colorado.

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