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Friday, January 19, 2018

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.

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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.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Priory, M-A girls are atop league soccer standings

Priory, in its first year in the Foothill Division of the West Bay Athletic League, downed visiting The King's Academy, 4-1, on Tuesday to take over sole possession of first place in the league.

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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.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Love to return to Stanford for senior year of football

Stanford junior running back Bryce Love announced Tuesday that he will return to Stanford for his senior year of football. Underclassmen had until Monday to declare for the NFL draft.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Prep report: Menlo girls win hoops game in dramatic fashion

Coco Layton converted a three-point play in the final seconds to lift Menlo School past Oakland Tech, 61-59, as part of the Terra Nova MLK Showcase at City College of San Francisco on Monday.

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Cardinal corner: Fawcett over Kumar for tennis title

Stanford senior tennis player Tom Fawcett beat Cardinal junior Sameer Kumar, 7-6, 7-6, in the singles championship match of the Sherwood Cup in Thousand Oaks on Monday. The Stanford men's fencing team captured its third consecutive Western Conference crown Sunday by winning the Western Invitational.

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Stanford's Enriques named MPSF Defensive Player of the Week

Stanford libero Evan Enriques earned the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Defensive Men's Volleyball Player of the Week, it was announced Monday.

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Stanford's Davis earns Pac-12 Player of the Week honor

Stanford freshman guard Daejon Davis was voted the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week, it was announced Monday. Davis averaged 15.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists to lead Stanford to its first conference road sweep in eight seasons.

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Cardinal vs. Cardinal for men's tennis singles title

Tom Fawcett and Sameer Kumar play for the title of the Sherwood Cup men's tennis tournament in Thousand Oaks after winning semifinal matches on Sunday. Fawcett and Kumar meet at 10 a.m. Monday.

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Stanford women take over second place in Pac-12 hoops

With Kaylee Johnson setting the early tone, the Stanford women's basketball team played well enough to swamp visiting Washington, 71-45, in a Pac-12 Conference contest on Sunday.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Prep basketball: Priory girls win in final seconds

Dominique Robson hit a 3-pointer in the final two seconds, lifting Priory past Fairmont Prep (Anaheim) 49-48 at the St. Mary's-Stockton MLK Showcase on Saturday.

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Late pin turns Palo Alto boys into wrestling champions

Halo Lynch turned a near loss by technical fall into a winning pin at 152 pounds, highlighting Palo Alto's championship round effort at the Wildcat Wrestling Invitational on Saturday at Los Gatos High.

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Cardinal corner: Men earn victories in several sports

The second-ranked Stanford men's gymnastics team opened the season with an impressive showcase with a dominant 402.150 team score to sweep No. 10 Cal and SC United, including four team titles, while claiming four team event titles as well as the All-Around title and two additional titles for Robert Neff.

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Record-setting day for Stanford at UW Indoor Preview

Valarie Allman twice broke the UW Indoor Preview record in the women's 20-pound weight throw and was among seven Stanford winners in the season-opening track and field meet Saturday at Dempsey Indoor.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Davis enjoys homecoming in Stanford men's hoops win

Daejon Davis recorded his first career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Stanford won its fourth straight, beating host Washington 73-64 in a Pac-12 Conference game.

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Menlo women surprise top-ranked Vanguard in GSAC hoops

Ashlyn Monk scored eight of her 13 points during a key stretch of the fourth quarter and the Menlo College women's basketball team stunned visiting No. 1 Vanguard, 76-66, in a Golden State Athletic Conference on Saturday.

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Prep soccer: Big day for Palo Alto girls, SH Prep boys

Emily Tomz scored three goals and recorded an assist to help the Palo Alto girls' soccer team beat visiting Santa Clara, 6-0, in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League match Friday. Liam Johnson scored a goal and added a pair of assists to help Sacred Heart Prep boys soccer beat visiting Eastside Prep, 3-0.

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Prep report: Knights make a move in WBAL hoops play

Riley Woodson scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Menlo School remained unbeaten in West Bay Athletic League play, beating visiting Harker. 68-35, on Thursday night.

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Boys basketball: SH Prep, Paly, M-A come up victorious

Jai Deshpande and Brendan Carney each scored 13 points and the Sacred Heart Prep boys basketball team won for the third time in five games, beating host Crystal Springs Uplands, 85-36, to remain a game behind West Bay Athletic League leader Menlo.

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Stanford women rebound to beat Cougars in Pac-12 hoops.

Alanna Smith scored 20 points, one of four to reach double figures and the Stanford women's basketball team downed visiting Washington State, 70-57, Friday night in a Pac-12 Conference affair.

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Girls hoops: Freshman leads Palo Alto to key SCVAL victory

The youthful Palo Alto girls basketball team cleared a major hurdle Friday by rallying for a 56-49 win at Wilcox, a team Palo Alto coach Scott Peters considered the preseason favorite for the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division crown.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Easy Pickens for Stanford men in hoops win over Cougars

Nothing about this Stanford men's basketball season has been predictable thus far and that's because it's hard to predict when things start clicking for the wealth of freshmen that help make up the roster.

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Victories for M-A, Palo Alto in league wrestling matches

Nico Ozden got more of a workout helping to roll up the wrestling mat after Menlo-Atherton's 39-30 victory over visiting Oceana on Thursday night than he did actually wrestling. Palo Alto, both girls and boys, also won Thursday.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Locals among star-studded field of Hall of Fame inductees

Palo Alto grad and current Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin is one of nine athletes who will be officially inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on March 29 at the Westin Hotel in Millbrae. Menlo School girls and boys tennis coach Bill Shine and Sacred Heart Prep grad and Olympic gold medalist KK Clark are also among this prestigious group of athletes with local ties.

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Stanford tennis teams returning to action this weekend

The No. 1 Stanford women's tennis team opens spring competition this weekend at a pair of tournaments, with a split squad participating at the NCTC Classic in Indian Wells and the Freeman Memorial Championships in Las Vegas.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Prep report: M-A basketball teams take early lead

Menlo-Atherton pressed its advantage early and often in a PAL South Division boys basketball contest Wednesday night, turning a 23-point second-quarter lead into a 57-32 victory over host Hillsdale. The M-A girls also recorded a big victory over the Knights.

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Cardinal corner: Butler wins Pac-12 weekly wrestling honors

Fifth-year senior Nathan Butler earned the Pac-12 Wrestler of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday. Butler went 6-1 on the week, including a third-place finish at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga. As a result, Butler moved to No. 7 in the national rankings at 285 pounds; the highest in his career.

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Stanford's Meeks declares for the NFL football draft

Stanford defensive back Quenton Meeks, a second team all-Pac-12 pick, became the latest Cardinal to declare for the NFL draft, giving up his final year of eligibility. Meeks made the announcement via Twitter on Wednesday.

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A Stanford men's tennis career that spanned seven decades

Stanford's Director of Tennis Dick Gould officially steps down after 57 years coaching and directing the program. Stanford won 17 NCAA men's team championships, and 10 singles and seven doubles titles under his tutelage.

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Prep report: Menlo stays unbeaten in WBAL basketball

Thomas Brown scored a season-high 23 points, Joe Foley added 14 and the Menlo School boys basketball team defeated host Sacred Heart, 62-42, in a West Bay Athletic League game on Tuesday night.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Pinewood girls take it inside for WBAL hoops victory

Bri Claros scored 24 points, Klara Astrom added 21 and the Pinewood girls basketball team opened West Bay Athletic League play with a 74-41 victory over host Eastside College Prep on Tuesday night. Menlo School edged Sacred Heart Prep, 51-49, and Notre Dame-Belmont upset Priory, 51-36, in other WBAL openers.

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Reid declares for NFL draft, Sheffield to redshirt

Stanford football safety Justin Reid announced on Twitter that he will forego his senior year and make himself available for the NFL draft. Reid was second on the team with 99 tackles, including a team-best 52 solo stops. He also made five interceptions.

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Steffens named Swimming World's water polo's top player

Stanford grad Maggie Steffens, a three-time NCAA champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time Olympic MVP, recognized as Swimming World's Women's Water Polo Player of the Year.

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Hoerner, Beck earn preseason college baseball recognition

Stanford juniors Nico Hoerner and Tristan Beck were named preseason All-America by Perfect Game it was announced Tuesday. Hoerner earned a place on the second team after being named preseason third-team All-America by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

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Klineman blocks her way into FIVB World Tour record books

When Stanford grad Alix Klineman blocked Carolina Salgado's attack to secure the final point for her and April Ross' victory over Brazil in the women's gold medal match at the Dela Beach Open on Sunday, a new name was etched into the beach volleyball record book on the FIVB World Tour.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Perfect Price for Stanford women at NorCal Classic

Stanford senior gymnast Elizabeth Price recorded a perfect "10" on bars to spark the 18th-ranked Stanford women to a second-place showing Monday night at the season-opening NorCal Classic in Maples Pavilion.

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Stanford's Williams named hoops freshman of the week

Stanford guard Kiana Williams earned Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors for her performances in Stanford's road split against Arizona and Arizona State. The honor is the first of Williams' career and Stanford's fifth all-time freshman of the week selection.

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Of local note: Stanford grads join USA men's soccer team

Stanford grads Jordan Morris and Brandon Vincent were named to the United States men's national soccer team and will join its annual January training camp by coach Dave Sarachan on Monday.

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Paly's Grewal brings back a wrestling title from Cupertino

Calvin Grewal won the 126-pound division and Palo Alto placed eighth, with 88 points, at the Cupertino Bianchini Invitational at Cupertino High on Saturday. Gunn was 14th with 55 1/2 points.

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Stanford's Davis provides highlight reel material in win

Daejon Davis hopes his family and friends got to see him on ESPN. There's a great chance they were watching it live. "I get a ton of support from my hometown," Davis said. "Even when I play bad." The video of his 50-foot shot that beat the buzzer in Stanford's 77-76 victory over USC on Sunday night has already attracted a lot of views.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Klineman, Ross as good as gold on FIVB Beach volleyball tour

April Ross and Stanford grad Alix Klineman completed their run of 10 consecutive victories in their first FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour tournament together to claim Dela Beach Open gold on Sunday.

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Stanford wrestlers pin a nonconference loss on Penn

Gabriel Townsell pinned his opponent at 125 pounds with one bout remaining to secure at least a draw for the Stanford wrestling team. Keaton Subjeck also recorded a pin at 174 pounds and the Cardinal earned a 21-20 decision over visiting Penn on Sunday.

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Lack of rebounding haunts Stanford women in hoops loss

The 24th-ranked Stanford women's basketball team shot a respectable .415 percent but two big cold spells and a lack of rebounding led to a 73-66 defeat at the hands of No. 25 Arizona State in a Pac-12 Conference contest Sunday.

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Palo Altan Vincent Zhou named to Olympics figure skating team

It's official: 17-year-old Palo Alto teen Vincent Zhou was selected to be one of three athletes on the U.S. men's singles figure skating team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, U.S. Figure Skating officials announced Sunday.

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Paly, M-A boys win home games; SHP loses on the road

Max Dorward scored 19 points, including a 5-for-5 effort from the foul line, and the Palo Alto boys basketball team earned its seventh consecutive victory, beating Miramonte 70-52 on Saturday in a nonleague game.

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Girls hoops: Paly rebuilding; Menlo, SHP on collision course

The Palo Alto girls basketball team is in a rebuilding mode this season but that doesn't mean putting the present on hold. The Vikings, who lost at home to South San Francisco 64-52 Saturday night, appear to be building for the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division and beyond.

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Cardinal corner: Men's volleyball roped by the Gauchos

The No. 8 Stanford men's volleyball team closed the UCSB Asics Invitational with a 25-18, 25-20, 25-22 setback to host UC Santa Barbara on Saturday. Cardinal men's soccer star Corey Baird signed a Homegrown Player contract with Real Salt Lake on Friday.

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Pinewood, Eastside girls prevail at basketball shootout

Trinity Copeland grabbed a career-best 23 rebounds, including 16 on the offensive boards, and Pinewood won its seventh straight, beating Bishop Gorman-Las Vegas, 52-41, Saturday at the Elite is Earned Showcase at Miramonte High. Eastside Prep also won its game.

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Klineman and Ross riding high in FIVB Bela Beach Open

Stanford grad Alix Klineman and April Ross continued their remarkable run at the Dela Beach Open in The Hague on Saturday, winning twice to advance to Sunday's championship match against defending champions Maria Antonelli and Carolina Salgado of Brazil.

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Prep report: Eastside girls hoops tame the Bears

Kayla Tahaafe and Zion Gabriel each scored 18 points to help host Eastside College Prep edge Menlo-Atherton 54-53 in a nonleague girls basketball game Friday between two of the top teams in the Central Coast Section.

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