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Thursday, April 15, 2021

SHP girls beat Menlo in WCAL water polo

Alexandra Szczerba scored five goals and had three assists as Sacred Heart Prep downed Menlo School, 19-7, in a West Catholic Athletic League girls' water polo contest Wednesday.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Shortened prep football season still a success

The prep football season comes to an end this weekend, half the length of a normal season and on the opposite side of the calendar. A very unusual season everyone hopes will never be repeated. But it served its purpose.

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Sacred Heart Prep wins boys water polo match with a penalty shot

Sacred Heart Prep won a boys water polo match in sudden death, Gunn topped SCVAL boys soccer play, M-A and Priory baseball logged victories and Castilleja had a strong water polo season start.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Palo Alto wins baseball opener at home, girls volleyball match on the road

Josh Donaker and Callum Olsen combined on a four-hitter and Paly opened its baseball season with a 7-2 victory over Fremont on Monday. Paly's girls volleyball team beat Los Altos in three sets.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Menlo never trails in football victory; SHP comes from behind to win

Menlo School and Sacred Heart Prep each won different kinds of Peninsula Athletic League football games to set up one of the most anticipated games of the season. It's time for Valparaiso Bowl XVIII.

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Bears lose to hot-hitting Serra in nonleague baseball

After two well-pitched games that resulted in two wins, Menlo-Atherton baseball team encountered a hot-hitting team in Serra and dropped an 11-3 decision Saturday at Frank Bettencourt Field.

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SHP girls splash past Leland in nonleague water polo

Alexandra Szczerba scored five goals in helping Sacred Heart Prep beat Leland, 13-5, in a nonleague girls' water polo match Saturday. Ella Woodhead added three goals, three steals and four assists.

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A victory parade for local high school football teams

Menlo-Atherton and Gunn, which both scored 50 points or more, remained undefeated in their respective football leagues and Palo Alto made it two in a row with a win on the road this past weekend.

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SHP, Menlo water polo teams record solid wins Friday

Luke Weigle scored five goals and Jake Tsotadze added two goals for Sacred Heart Prep, which downed Bellarmine 13-5 in a West Catholic Athletic League boys water polo match on Friday.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Palo Alto baseball set for championship play on the diamond

The Palo Alto baseball team, loaded with talent, has been itching to get on the playing field. The Vikings finally have that opportunity when Gilroy comes to town on Monday. Paly has been ranked as high as third in the Bay Area.

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Gunn boys soccer heads the SCVAL De Anza Division standings

The Gunn boys soccer team edged visiting Mountain View, 2-1, Thursday evening to remain unbeaten and in possession of first place in the SCVAL De Anza Division.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

PAL just says no to interdistrict basketball schedule

As a result of issues surrounding testing for COVID-19, as well as facility availability, there will be no basketball league play this spring for San Mateo County schools in the Peninsula Athletic League.

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M-A pitchers combine to throw a two-hitter at St. Francis

Nate Baxter and George Zaharias combined on a two-hitter and the Menlo-Atherton offense did just enough in a 2-1 nonleague baseball victory over host St. Francis on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Low turnout a reality for prep football teams in COVID era

High school football programs have seen low turnout become worse in this shortened spring season. Attrition, caused by the cancellation of the fall season due to the pandemic, has depleted rosters.

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Gunn wins SCVAL soccer battle against Palo Alto

The Gunn girls soccer team beat Palo Alto in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division game Tuesday while the Gunn boys edged the host Vikings 1-0 to remain unbeaten in league play.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Home or away, it was a winning day for SH Prep, Menlo football

Sacred Heart Prep downed Burlingame 17-0 in a Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division contest Saturday. In the PAL Ocean Division, Menlo head coach Todd Smith made his debut with a 30-7 win.

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Fresh off national victory, Stanford women's basketball returns to hometown welcome

It's been 29 years since Stanford University women's basketball landed a national title -- a cause for celebration on Monday when the team paraded through campus and downtown Palo Alto.

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Quinlan's bat helps carry M-A baseball in nonleague win over Menlo

John Quinlan tripled and drove in a pair of runs, helping Menlo-Atherton beat Menlo, 6-1, in a nonleague baseball game Monday. Also, the Paly girls volleyball swept Monta Vista in a SCVAL contest.

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Monday, April 5, 2021

SHP grad Randall gets his chance for USD football

Mason Randall, the former Sacred Heart Prep star, patiently waited for the chance to play quarterback at the University of San Diego. He got the opportunity as a fifth-year senior and has taken advantage.

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Heller family makes long journey to Sacred Heart Prep from M-A

Michael Heller had to make difficult decisions at a time most kids are out having fun. Just after helping M-A win a boys water polo title, he had to make one of the most difficult decisions of his life.

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Paly is virtually unstoppable in SCVAL football win over Milpitas

Josh Butler rushed for 209 yards and scored three touchdowns in helping host Palo Alto beat Milpitas, 59-26, Saturday night. Danny Peters threw four touchdown passes and also rushed for a score.

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Gunn boys unbeaten in SCVAL soccer heading into second half

The Gunn boys soccer team is in first place in the SCVAL De Anza Division after beating Los Gatos, 2-0, Saturday. The Titans are scheduled to travel for a game against rival Palo Alto on Tuesday.

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Menlo's big first quarter leads to another football win

Menlo beat visiting Capuchino 41-29 in a Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division on Saturday. Quarterback Sergio Beltran passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another score.

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M-A's defense never rested in PAL football victory over SHP

Menlo-Atherton beat host Sacred Heart Prep, 15-7, in a Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division football game on Saturday, earning bragging rights in Atherton.

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Gunn football records first shutout in nine years

The Gunn football team recorded yet another first in Thursday night's 49-0 Santa Clara Valley El Camino Division victory over Fremont. It's the first shutout recorded by the Titans since 2012.

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