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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Team USA to honor Craig during exhibition water polo series

Kami Craig is both a great rival and a great teammate. Whether you rooted for USC, from where she graduated in 2011, UCLA, California or Stanford, she was always one of the most respected players in the pool. Craig will get her day during Team USA's three-game exhibition series with Australia that begins in Berkeley on Sunday at 4 p.m., continues on Aug. 22 at Stevenson School in Pebble Beach at 5:30 p.m. and concludes with a game at Santa Barbara High on Aug. 26 at 2 p.m.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

USA men's youth national team suffers loss to Croatia

The U.S. men's youth national water polo team got off to a good start and then made a valiant comeback effort in a 14-8 loss to Croatia in a preliminary round game of the Men's World Youth Championships on Monday in Szombathely, Hungary.

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Menlo College opens men's soccer season on the road

Woodside High grad Luis Nunez returns to the soccer field for Menlo College after missing last year with an injury. The Oaks, who finished 8-8-2 overall and 4-5-1 in the Golden State Athletic Conference, can use a scoring threat like Nunez.

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USA rallies at U-20 women's world cup but falls short

Incoming Stanford freshman Sophia Smith scored on a free kick in the 82nd minute and Cardinal junior Samantha Hiatt assisted on Savannah DeMelo's game-tying goal five minutes as the United States U-20 women's national soccer team rallied from two goals down to tie Spain, 2-2, in the final preliminary game of the World U-20 Women's World Cup in Dinan-Lehon, France on Monday.

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USA cadet water polo earns bronze in Serbia tournament

Incoming Sacred Heart Prep freshman Griffen Price had one final summer fling before returning home and preparing for the school year to begin next Monday. He helped the U.S. Cadet national team finish third at the Darko Cukic Memorial Tournament.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

USA's U-20 women's soccer hope to advance in World Cup

The United States U-20 national women's soccer team will look to clinch a spot in the knockout round of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Concarneau, France on Monday against Spain.

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Ledecky ends Pan Pacs with gold; Manuel grabs two silvers

Katie Ledecky served notice that she plans to dominate the longer freestyle races at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and to regain her world title in the 200 free by earning her third gold medal of the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo on Sunday.

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Trio of Stanford men golfers are ready for U.S. Amateur

Stanford senor Isaiah Salinda, fresh off a victory in the Pacific Amateur Championship on the Lake Course at The Olympic Club, will be teeing off from the 10th tee at Pebble Beach around 1:06 p.m. Monday to open the U.S. Amateur Championships.

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Ledecky continues to rule the 400 free at Pan Pacs

Stanford junior Katie Ledecky held off some stiff competition from Australia's Ariarne Titmus to win the 400-meter freestyle, earning her second gold medal and fourth medal of the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo on Saturday

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Friday, August 10, 2018

United States cadet water polo team know the Price is right

Sacred Heart Prep freshman Griffen Price recorded 11 saves in the U.S. national cadet team's 14-5 victory over the Netherlands on Friday at the Darko Cukic Memorial Tournament in Belgrade, where the U.S. has won its first three matches after placing fourth at the Montenegro Cup earlier in the month.

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Medals for a trio of Stanford swimmers at the Pan Pacs

Stanford junior Katie Ledecky nearly completed an unlikely comeback in the 800-meter free relay Friday at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo. Stanford alum Simone Manuel placed second in the 100 free and Cardinal sophomore Katie Drabot placed third in the 200 fly.

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Prep football preview: Woodside has plenty of upside

Woodside football coach Justin Andrews is looking for a rebound season and so far likes what he's seen. Most encouraging are the presence of 80 players to populate the program's two teams, a big increase over last season.

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Prep football preview: Gunn undergoing some changes

It's the start of a new chapter and Jason Miller the new author as he takes over as football coach at Gunn High. He's hoping to be able to duplicate the success he had coaching three prep programs in Southern California.

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Prep football preview: Palo Alto on the move under Gifford

Palo Alto High has a storied football tradition. The 2010 Vikings were the first Central Coast Section team to win a state championship and the only CCS team to do so until last year when St. Francis, Milpitas and Serra all joined the party in a drastically expanded state playoff structure that included 13 divisional state champions.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Cardinal women on watch list for soccer's Hermann Trophy

Menlo School grad Jaye Boissiere and Sacred Heart Prep grad Tierna Davidson are among five Stanford women's soccer players named to the watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy it was announced Thursday. Alana Cook, Catarina Macario and Tegan McGrady were also named.

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Stanford's Ledecky opens Pan Pacs with gold, bronze finishes

Stanford junior Katie Ledecky owns world records and Olympic gold medals and she's still looking to expand her dominance in the swimming world. She won the 800-meter free and finished third in the 200 free on Thursday, the first day of the Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo.

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Ledecky's first swimming event at Pan Pacs is a meet record

The Pan Pacific Swimming Championships hardly began in Tokyo before Stanford junior and Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky lowered her own championship meet record to 1:55.16 Wednesday night in the preliminaries of the 200 free.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Stanford women golfers fall in match play at U.S. Amateur

Stanford commit Brooke Seay recorded birdies on three of her final four holes to overwhelm Chinese Taipei's Pin-Wen Lu, 6 and 4, in Wednesday's Round of 64 of the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship at The Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston Springs.

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Stanford women net No. 1 volleyball preseason ranking

The Stanford women's volleyball team begins the season atop the American Volleyball Coaches Association preseason poll. It is the 70th No. 1 ranking all-time for the program. Stanford has been ranked in every AVCA preseason poll since its inception in 1982.

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Stanford field hockey tabbed the team to beat in AEC West

The America East Conference coaches made the Stanford field hockey team the unanimous pick to win the West Division in the preseason poll announced Wednesday. The Cardinal, which has won back-to-back AEC championships was named the top choice for a third time in four years.

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U.S. U18 women's hoops team share the glory, earn the gold

Louisville women's basketball coach Jeff Walz made sure everyone on the United States U18 national women's basketball team got a chance to shine. Any why not? He has enough talent to make any college team better. These are players to watch the next four or five years.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Stanford golfers reach match play at U.S. Women's Amateur

Stanford commit Brooke Seay shrugged off an early double bogey to shoot a 2-under 69 in Tuesday's final round of stroke play at the U.S. Women's Amateur at The Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston Springs.

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Cardinal women open season ranked first in the nation

The defending national champion Stanford women's soccer team opens the season ranked No. 1 in the United Soccer Coaches top-25 poll it was announced Tuesday. The Cardinal earned 34 of 35 first-place votes.

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Stanford weighs in as No. 1 in men's college soccer

The Stanford men's soccer team, three-time defending NCAA champions, is No. 1 inn the nation according to the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll announced Tuesday.

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Stanford women in the mix at U.S. Amateur Championship

Stanford sophomore Ziyi Wang shot a 4-under 67 to complete the first day of the U.S. Women's Amateur in a seven-way tie for second place, a stroke behind leader Alexa Pano, 13, at The Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston Springs on Monday.

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U.S. U20 soccer team falls in opener of FIFA World Cup

The United States U20 women's national soccer team had its opportunities but it was Japan who finished one late in the second half, frustrating the Americans, 1-0, in the first match of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Concarneau, France on Monday.

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Stanford freshman helps U.S. U18 women's hoops reach final

Incoming Stanford freshman Jenna Brown scored 17 points and the United States U18 national women's basketball team beat Colombia 83-47 Monday to reach the championship game of the FIBA U18 Americas Championship in Mexico City.

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Stanford field hockey fall camp opens with seven freshmen

The Stanford field hockey team opens fall camp on Wednesday and will welcome seven freshmen into a program that produced its fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament and compiled a 13-8 overall record.

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PASA delivers top places at USA Futures swimming meet

Gunn senior Sarah Snyder opened Sunday's USA Swimming Futures Championship finals with a nice victory in the 100-meter freestyle. She ended the day swimming the anchor leg of Palo Alto Stanford's 400 medley relay team that finished in a first-place tie.

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Persistence on tennis court pays off for Buzarnescu

Mihaela Buzarnescu earned her first career WTA title Sunday, defeating Maria Sakkari, 6-1, 6-0, in the final of the 2018 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic Sunday afternoon at San José State.

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U.S. women's U18 hoops team into semifinals of FIBA tourney

Even without 6-foot-7 Texas sophomore Sedona Prince, who is out for the tournament after sustaining an injury in Friday's victory over Puerto Rico, the United States U18 women's basketball team had more than enough to win the rebounding battle en route to a convincing 87-27 victory over El Salvador in the quarterfinal round of the FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico City on Sunday.

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Swimming report: PASA has healthy lead in girls race

Palo Alto Stanford dominated the girls' 50 free Saturday, scoring 67 points in the event and taking a 100-point lead over its nearest competitor at the USA Swimming Futures Championships in Santa Clara.

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Stanford divers bring home gold from junior national meet

Stanford Diving's Remi Edvalson and Supisara Shauntel Lim put the finishing touches on a junior national team championship both girls and overall as Edvalson scored 295.15 points for the bronze medal and Shauntel Lim placed fourth with a score of 289.60 in group B girls platform at the USA Diving Junior National Championships, which concluded Saturday in Atlanta.

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

PASA flying high at Futures Swimming Championships

Gunn grad Jennifer Campbell finished first in the 200 free, third in the 100 fly and was part of the Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics 400 free relay team that placed second Friday at the USA Swimming Futures Championships in Santa Clara.

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Stanford Diving Club is closing in on junior national title

Anna Lemkin and Molly Gray have helped the Stanford Diving Club carry the overall lead at the USA Diving Junior Nationals in Atlanta into the final day of competition. The Stanford girls contributed 122 points to the 130 total points.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Soltau report: Stanford football raring to go as fall camp opens

Defending Pac-12 North champion Stanford opened fall training camp Thursday, holding the first of 20 preseason camp practices to prepare for the Aug. 31 opener against San Diego State. The Cardinal, picked to finish second behind Washington last week at Pac-12 Media Day, returns

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Local report: U.S. U18 hoops team crush Chile; swim results

The United States U18 national women's basketball team used a 28-0 run in the first and second quarters to flummox Chile, 115-39, Thursday in group play of the FIBA U-18 Women's World Cup in Mexico City.

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U.S. women overcome early deficit to win soccer title

The United States women's national soccer treated an early deficit like a pesky mosquito, swatting it away and scoring four unanswered goals in Thursday's 4-1 victory over Brazil in the Tournament of Nations at Bridgeview, Ill.

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M-A grads Sakalia, Fifita pay a visit to ancestral home

Ever since the Global Leaders program was established at the school, Menlo-Atherton High students have made annual service trips to various places over summer vacation. Those destinations have included Guatemala, Ecuador and Ghana over the last decade. Tonga was this summer's trip and it was only fitting.

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Lancers represented on national youth soccer champions

St. Francis High sophomores Skylar Blaise and Kristina Constantine spent part of their summer helping the San Jose-based Vision Academy 02 girls soccer team win the US Club Soccer U-16 Girls Super Group National Cup XVII Championship in Aurora, Colo. over the weekend.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Palo Alto resident on her way to Tennessee for big golf event

Palo Alto resident Lauren Sung, a 14-year-old soon to be freshman, has no complaints about her spot in the 156-player field, which also includes three Stanford golfers, of the U.S. Women's Amateur, which gets underway at The Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston Springs on Monday.

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PASA looking ahead from Speedo Junior Nationals

It was only a few years ago -- 2014 to be exact -- that Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics was on top of the junior swim world. The PASA men won the team title at the Speedo Junior Nationals and combined with the fifth-place women to take the overall crown.

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Another basketball trip on tap for Stanford's Smith

Stanford senior Alanna Smith accepted an invitation to rejoin Basketball Australia's selection camp in preparation for the FIBA Women's World Cup, which is scheduled to begin Sept. 22 in Spain.

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Stanford's Brown assists U.S. U18 hoops team in big victory

High school senior Aijha Blackwell and Baylor freshman Nalyssa Smith each scored 13 points to help the United States beat Argentina, 87-42, in the first game of the FIBA U18 Americas Women's Championship in Mexico City on Wednesday. Stanford freshman Jenna Brown recorded a team-high five assists.

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