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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Of local note: USA men lose to Cuba; Menlo's Xu in training

The U.S. men's national team competing at the Pan American Cup fought hard but came up short in a 24-26, 25-21, 25-21, 19-25, 15-11 loss to Cuba on Thursday at the Pan American Cup in Gatineau, Canada.

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Edelman's basketball experience extends beyond the court

For Menlo School grad Drew Edelman, it's always been about more than basketball. Named the MVP at the recent Maccabiah Games in Israel was satisfying but spending time in the country meant even more.

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Bank of the West Classic adds another Wimbledon champion

Two-time Wimbledon champion and former World No. 2 Petra Kvitova has been granted a main draw wildcard into the Bank of the West Classic, which runs between July 31-August 6 at the Taube Family Tennis Center on the campus of Stanford University.

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Stanford's Massialas earns second straight overall men's title

Stanford senior fencer Alexander Massialas ended the 2016-17 season as the Overall Men's Foil World Cup Champion, becoming the first American male in history to earn the honor twice.

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Stanford's Morris scores late for USA soccer Gold Cup winner

The U.S. men's national soccer team utilized goals from Jozy Altidore and Stanford product Jordan Morris to defeat Jamaica 2-1 and claim the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup in front of 63,032 fans at Levi's Stadium.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Team USA to take on Spain for FINA World championship

Scoring six unanswered goals in the second quarter and into the third, the United States women's national water polo team turned up the heat on a rainy day to beat Russia, 14-9, in the semifinals of the FINA World Championships in Budapest on Wednesday.

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Peninsula Flyers to send athletes to USATF Junior Olympics

Two members of the Peninsula Flyers will compete in the preliminaries of the 1,500 meters Thursday at the USATF Junior Olympics in Lawrence, Kansas. Axel DeVernou will run in the boys 1,500 and Sophia Gallow will take part in the girls 1,500.

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Junior Wimbledon champ added to Bank of the West Field

Claire Liu, the 17-year-old from Thousand Oaks who won the Wimbledon Junior championship, was granted a main draw wildcard into the Bank of the West Classic, which runs July 31-August 6, at the Taube Family Tennis Center on the campus of Stanford University.

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Stanford's Manuel is part of a world record at Worlds

Stanford senior Simone Manuel was part of a world record and Cardinal sophomore Katie Ledecky earned her first silver medal at the FINA World Championships for swimming on Wednesday in Budapest.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Stanford water polo club team meets its lastest challenge

The Stanford 16U A club water polo team faced a different kind of challenge this year and faced it down with grace and a hard-working defense. The 16U A's won their second consecutive national Junior Olympic championship, beating Trojan Cardinal A, 11-5, in the title match at Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvie.

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SHP's DeBrine helps AAU hoops team win a title in Vegas

Sacred Heart Prep senior Eric DeBrine liked Las Vegas so much last weekend that he plans on returning this weekend.

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Ledecky wins another gold at world championships

It was all in a day's work for Stanford sophomore Katie Ledecky at the FINA World Championships in Budapest. She won a gold medal in the 1,500-meter free and less than an hour later she qualified for the finals of the 200-meter free with the best time of the semifinals.

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U.S. men leave water polo championships on a good note

Stanford grad Alex Bowen scored twice, USC's McQuin Baron recorded 11 saves and the Americans beat France, 11-8, Tuesday to finish 13th overall at the FINA World Championships in Budapest.

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Future Cardinal Best of the best at U20 Pan American Games

Incoming Stanford freshman Ashlan Best won the women's 200 meters at the Pan American Under-20 Track and Field Championships on Saturday and returned to her native Canada with a full collection of gold, silver, and bronze medals.

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Stanford grad Brown signs NBA deal with the Timberwolves

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday morning, via Twitter, that former Stanford basketball star Anthony Brown has signed a two-way contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Stanford 16U water polo on verge of JO national title repeat

UPDATE: Stanford A 11, 680 WP 5 in semifinal
The top-seeded Stanford A 16U water polo club team beat San Diego Shores A, 9-3, Monday to move a step closer to repeating as boys national Junior Olympic champions.

Tuesday, 12:17 AM | 1 comment

Monday, July 24, 2017

USA men looking for soccer gold against Jamaica in Levi's

Stanford product Jordan Morris and the United States men's soccer team square off with Jamaica in the finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

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U.S. women preparing for soccer's Tournament of Nations

Sacred Heart Prep and UCLA grad Abby Dahlkemper joins Stanford grads Jane Campbell, Kelley O'Hara and Christen Press on the U.S. women's national soccer team for the Tournament of Nations, which gets underway Thursday at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.

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Stanford's Raney gives U.S. women's water polo a lift

Stanford senior Jordan Raney scored twice, Cardinal grad Gabby Stone recorded seven saves and the United States women's national water polo team edged Australia 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the FINA World Championships in Budapest on Monday.

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Two more world swimming titles for Stanford's Ledecky

Stanford sophomore Katie Ledecky is on the verge of yet another major accomplishment at the FINA World Swimming Championships, which began with a splash in Budapest on Sunday.

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Junior Olympic water polo: Three Stanford teams in title hunt

Three Stanford water polo club teams remain in the hunt for a Junior Olympic boys title, at three different age levels and three different playing levels, through play at various Southern California venues through Sunday.

Monday, 12:31 AM | 2 comments

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Of local note: Stanford rowers earn medals at U23 Worlds

Stanford junior Stephanie Grauer and Cardinal senior Leigh Warner shared the stage Sunday on the final day of the U23 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria for different teams.

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Klineman, Carico are making waves in beach volleyball events

Stanford grad Alix Klineman has enjoyed unparalleled success in AVP beach volleyball the past two weeks. Along with teammate Lane Carico, Klineman reached the semifinals in two tournaments.

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Stanford freshman places in javelin at Pam Am Juniors

Incoming Stanford freshman Liam Christiansen placed third in the men's javelin at the Pan Am Junior Championships on Saturday. Stanford senior Valarie Allman begins women's discus competition at the IAAF World Championships in London on Aug. 11.

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M-A's Tonsfeldt makes the right choice in athletics

Kaitlyn Tonsfeldt had been rowing for several months when she had to make an important athletic decision. Would she continue her volleyball career or commit to rowing?

Sunday, 3:49 AM | 1 comment

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Stanford's Klineman reaches another beach semifinal

Stanford grad Alix Klineman and teammate Lane Carico reached the Final Four of the $158,000 Hermosa Beach Open. Two other Cardinal grads fared better than their seeds would otherwise indicate.

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Caps need something extra to plug the Prune Packers

Donta Williams doubled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, Isaiah Paige made it through the bottom half of the inning and the PUF Caps won their fifth straight, beating the host Healdsburg Prune Packers 4-3 on Saturday night in a Collegiate League baseball contest.

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Top Stanford rowers find success at world championships

Stanford senior Alie Rusher helped the U.S. women's four boat finish fourth in the 'B' final Saturday at the U23 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

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Walsh Jennings hurts shoulder in semis of Olsztyn Open

Stanford grad Kerri Walsh Jennings and teammate Nicole Branagh were within two points of reaching the finals of the $300,000 Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open in Poland on Saturday.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Stanford rowers reach finals in U23 World Championships

Stanford grad Christine Cavallo and Cardinal sophomore Emily Delleman qualified for the 'A' final of the women's quadruple sculls by placing second in Friday's repechage at the U23 World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

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Walsh Jennings, Branagh reach quarters of FIVB event

Stanford grad Kerri Walsh Jennings and teammate Nicole Branagh advanced into the quarterfinals of the FIVB World Tour in Otlsztyn, Poland with a pair of victories in the main draw of the 4-star event Friday.

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USA men win in water polo but don't advance in Budapest

Stanford grad Alex Bowen scored four times and the USA men's national waterpolo team defeated Russia 14-11 on the final day of group play at the FINA World Championships in Budapest on Friday. Luca Cupido joined Bowen with four goals and McQuin Baron added 15 saves in net.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

M-A junior Troxel performs, teaches mixed martial arts

Chase Trozel is about to turn 16 and is headed into his junior year at Menlo-Atherton High School and has already attained an advanced degree of knowledge and practical proficiency in a chosen discipline.

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PUF Caps earn a doubleheader sweep from Auburn Wildcats

Quentin Selma collected four hits, scored three times and drove in a pair of runs as the PUF Caps downed visiting Auburn Wildcats, 8-0, Thursday to complete a sweep of a baseball doubleheader at Palo Alto High.

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USA volleyball: Walsh Jennings splits a pair of matches

Stanford grad Kerri Walsh Jennings and teammate Nicole Branagh split their two matches during pool play Thursday at the Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open in Poland as part of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.

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U.S. women romp into water polo quarterfinals in Budapest

Stanford grad Maggie Steffens scored five goals and the United States women's national water polo team eased past New Zealand 22-7 on Thursday in its final game of pool play at the FINA World Championships in Budapest.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Stanford swimmers set for FINA world championships

Seven swimmers will represent Stanford and Team USA at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary beginning Sunday, including world record holder and Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel and two-time Olympian Lia Neal. Stanford's Greg Meehan is serving as head coach for the Americans.

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Stanford's Stefani heads to Bulgaria with USA rowing

Stanford senior Jovanni Stefani leads the United States Men's Eight into the World Rowing Under 23 Championships beginning Thursday in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Stefani has rowed in the varsity eight each of his first three seasons on The Farm, serving in the Cardinal's top boat in every regatta each of the last two seasons.

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Stanford fencer headed to senior world championships

Stanford senior Alexander Massialas, world No. 2 in men's foil, is one of 24 fencers that will represent Team USA at the Senior World Championships in Leipzig, Germany beginning Wednesday.

Wednesday, 2:34 PM | No comments yet
USA men drop second water polo match at FINA world event

Stanford redshirt freshman Ben Hallock scored twice but the United States men's national water polo team dropped a 15-7 decision to Japan at the FINA World Championships in Budapest on Wednesday.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Caps rally for 6-5 baseball victory over the Rounders

Trei Cruz hit a sacrifice fly to plate the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eight inning and give the PUF Caps a 6-5 victory over the San Mateo Rounders at Palo Alto High on Tuesday in summer college baseball action.

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American women are 2-0 in world championship water polo

It can't be a major competition unless the United States women's national water polo team plays Spain at some point. This time it occurred on the second day of the FINA World Championships in Budapest, with the Americans earning a 12-8 victory in pool play.

Tuesday, 9:16 PM | No comments yet
Local wrestlers included in national prep female rankings

Menlo-Atherton grad Chelsea Wilson and Palo Alto grad Sara Aguilar were both named to the girls' wrestling national top 10 in their respective divisions, it was announced by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 2:48 PM | 1 comment
Stanford's big softball coaching catch: Jessica Allister

Jessica Allister made the decision to leave one of the top softball programs in the nation to join a program that has fallen on difficult times. She wouldn't have it any other way. Allister accepted the head softball coaching position at Stanford, where she became an All-American as a player.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Gibbs out of Stockton Challenger, Ahn the No. 1 seed

Stanford grad and two-time NCAA singles champion Nicole Gibbs has withdrawn from the $60,000 Stockton Challenger, which gets underway on Tuesday. Gibbs, originally the second seed behind former Stanford teammate Kristie Ahn, played with the Orange County Breakers of Mylan Team Tennis on Monday night.

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PUF Caps out at 23 hits, 14 runs in baseball win over Auburn

Zach Presno homered among his three hits and drove in three runs as the PUF Caps swamped the host Auburn Wildcats 14-3 in a Collegiate League baseball game Monday night. Trei Cruz doubled twice, singled and drove in three runs for the Caps (20-6), who halted a three-game losing streak.

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Team USA cannot solve Croatia in FINA World opener

The U.S. men's national water polo team fell short in its opening match at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, 12-7, to Croatia, which continues to dominate the Americans, having won five of its six meetings in the past month.

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Paye's Undisputed TNT settle for second in AAU Nationals

Paye's Undisputed TNT lost to The Murfreesboro Force, 59-49, in the championship game of the Eight-grade Division II AAU National Championships on Monday in Orlando, Fla.

Monday, 3:15 PM | 1 comment

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Paye's Undisputed TNT into the Final Four at AAU hoops

Caitlin Dulsky scored 13 points to help Paye's Undisputed TNT beat the South Coast Heat, 75-40, in the quarterfinals of the AAU Nationals Eight-grade Division II championships Sunday in Orlando, Fla.

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Cardinal finishes fourth at U.S. Open of Water Polo

Younger sisters of current and former Stanford players were able to grab some bragging rights Sunday in the U.S. Open of Water Polo at Speiker Aquatics Center in Berkeley as the Cardinal lost twice.

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Team USA scores big in opener of FINA world championship

Stanford grad Jamie Neushul scored six goals and Cardinal grad Melissa Seidemann added five goals as the United States senior national women's water team opened the FINA World Championships with an overwhelming 24-2 victory over South Africa in Budapest on Sunday.

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Stanford's Plummer captures bronze in U21 World Championships

Stanford sophomore Kathryn Plummer and California freshman Milica Mirkovic earned the bronze medal Sunday, beating Italy's Gaia Traballi and Ester Maestroni, 21-7, 21-19, in the third-place match of the U21 World Championships in Nanjing, China.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Stanford club into semifinals of U.S. Open of Water Polo

Katie Dudley added six more goals to her total on Saturday and the Cardinal club water polo team won a pair of matches at the U.S. Open of Water Polo at Berkeley's Spieker Aquatics Complex.

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Plummer and Mirkovic fall in the semifinals of FIVB event

The 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships final in Nanjing will be an exact replica of the 2016 edition in Lucerne with Brazil's Eduarda Santos Lisboa and Ana Patricia Silva Ramos and Russia's Nadezda Makroguzova and Svetlana Kholomina into the gold medal match.

Saturday, 3:11 PM | No comments yet
Rodgers 13 under, Plummer into semis and Paye's Undisputed TNT is 3-0

Stanford product Patrick Rodgers fired a 7-under 64 on the second day of the John Deere Classic in Illinois on Friday to assume a two-stroke lead on the field. USA's Kathryn Plummer, a sophomore at Stanford, and Milica Mirkovic, a student at California, reached the semifinals of the FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships, beating Canadian twins Megan and Nicole McNamara, 21-18, 21-19, Saturday in Nanjing, China.

Saturday, 1:23 AM | No comments yet
Stanford water polo club unbeaten on day one of U.S. Open

Katie Dudley scored three of her seven goals in the first period and the Stanford Cardinal club team opened the U.S. Open of Water Polo with a 13-5 victory over Sunset-San Diego on Friday at the Spieker Aquatics Complex in Berkeley.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

The Rise Of Olympic Champion Kiley Neushul: From Prodigy To Pro

Every year you could fill 10 cruise ships with all the teenage athletes destined for stardom in their respective sports. That thought was on my mind in the summer of 2007 on a pool deck in Bakersfield, California, when I first encountered 14-year-old Kiley Neushul.

Friday, 10:57 PM | No comments yet
Paly's Chryst more than just a passing fancy this summer

Palo Alto's football team was flat-out deficient in the passing game last year in Danny Sullivan's first season as head coach. Signs of improvement have materialized this summer during 7 on 7 passing league action.

Friday, 9:54 PM | 3 comments

 

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