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Saturday, December 14, 2019

It's Stanford vs. Penn State again in NCAA volleyball

Meghan McClure has a habit of being in the right place at the right time and doing the right thing. With Kathryn Plummer serving and Utah trying everything it could to keep the ball away from her, it was up to McClure to deliver

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Menlo, SHP boys win close hoops games; Priory girls romp

Cole Kastner scored 12 points and had 13 rebounds in helping Menlo School beat host Burlingame 38-36 in the championship of the Burlingame Lions Club boys basketball tournament Friday.

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Defensive-minded Bears overpower Granite Bay in hoops

The Menlo-Atherton boys basketball team was pretty darn good last season. The Bears went 24-5 and advanced to the semifinals of the Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs. They could be even better this year.

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Stanford men see soccer season end in NCAA Final Four

The 7th-seeded Stanford men's soccer team saw its season end in the national semifinals in a 2-0 loss to No. 3 Georgetown in Cary, North Carolina on Friday night. It was Stanford's fourth trip to the Final Four in the past five years.

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Menlo boys in title game of Burlingame hoops tournament

Menlo School reached the championship game of the Burlingame Lions Club Tournament for the third consecutive year, beating defending champion Stuart Hall 50-34 Thursday night in a rematch of last year's final.

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Stanford's Hentz wins top scholar honor for volleyball

Libero Morgan Hentz has earned Pac-12 Women's Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors, the conference announced Thursday. Hentz will help No. 3 Stanford attempt to earn another trip to the Final Four this weekend.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Stanford's Beason, Thomas named soccer All-Americans

Tanner Beason and Andrew Thomas were named United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I All-Americans on Thursday night. It's the sixth consecutive season Stanford has had multiple players honored.

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Paly girls run into tough defense in loss to Presentation

The Palo Alto girls basketball team had done a pretty good job of finding a way to score the first two games of the season, averaging 57 points per game in wins over South San Francisco and Aragon.

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Honors list: 2019 All-League girls volleyball teams

Palo Alto's Amelia Gibbs was named MVP of the SCVAL, Sacred Heart Prep's Elena Radeff earned MVP honors in the WBAL Foothill Division and Castilleja's Suzzy Wang was selected as MVP of the WBAL Skyline Division.

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Two Oaks named soccer honorable mention All-American

Menlo College men's soccer stars Tim Staerz and Michael Weber were both named NAIA All-American honorable mention on Wednesday. It's the first year the Oaks have had two named to the team since 2012.

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Stanford men take the soccer limelight in NCAA Final Four

The seventh-seeded Stanford men's soccer team meets No. 3 Georgetown in the NCAA championship semifinals Friday at 3 p.m. in North Carolina. The Cardinal beat Clemson on penalty kicks to advance to its fourth Final Four in five years.

Thursday, 9:52 AM | 2 comments
SHP boys a winner in soccer; Priory girls win in basketball

Ethan Veghte scored a goal and assisted on the other as Sacred Heart Prep beat host Palo Alto 2-0 in a non-league boys soccer match Wednesday. Menlo and Aragon tied 2-2 in another contest. Priory girls basketball was also a winner.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Menlo School girls take a lesson from their loss at Mitty

After winning a state Division II championship last season Menlo School girls basketball coach John Paye made the decision to upgrade his team's schedule. It was the logical next step in the development of the Menlo program.

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2019 All-Central Coast Section Girls Water Polo

Central Coast Section Open Division champion Sacred Heart Prep had four players named first team all-Central Coast Section, a team voted upon by coaches in the area. Menlo, Gunn, Castilleja and Palo Alto are also represented.

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Another girls soccer tie for SH Prep; M-A, Paly both win

Freshman Sydney Adas scored a goal but Sacred Heart Prep and visiting Los Altos (1-3-1) played to a 1-1 girls soccer tie in the second game of the Firebird Invitational on Tuesday.

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SHP boys come up with a big basketball victory on the road

Sacred Heart Prep is not counting on any one person to carry the load and that has resulted in early success for the Gators, who won their third straight, beating host Mountain View on Tuesday.

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Pinewood girls want to step forward and not look back

Courtni Thompson and Una Jovanovic combined to score 22 points and the Pinewood girls basketball team beat Alameda 83-42 in its home opener Tuesday to improve to 3-0 on the season.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Adebo leads list of Stanford all-Pac-12 football players

Junior cornerback Paulson Adebo highlighted a list of eight Stanford football student-athletes who earned All-Pac-12 honors on Tuesday.

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Five Stanford volleyball players named AVCA All-Region

Stanford seniors Audriana Fitzmorris, Madeleine Gates, Jenna Gray and Morgan Hentz earned All-Pacific North Region honors while junior Meghan McClure was honorable mention, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced Tuesday.

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2019 All-Central Coast Section Boys Water Polo

Sacred Heart Prep junior Isaac Rotenberg and sophomore Luke Johnston, and Menlo School's Noah Housenbold and Greg Hilderbrand were voted first team all-Central Coast Section by a panel of high school coaches.

Tuesday, 1:09 PM | 1 comment
Menlo College's Kekauoha, Dungo are named NAIA All-Americans

Seniors Moea Kekauoha and Pamela Dungo became the first Menlo College women's volleyball teammates to be named NAIA All-Americans in the same year. It's the first time Menlo has had a player receive All-American status in five years.

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Bears trap the Grizzlies in boys basketball home opener

Skyler Thomas scored all 11 of his points in the first 11 minutes, J.D. Carson scored 10 of his 16 points in the first half and Menlo-Atherton ran away from visiting Jefferson 74-29 in a non-league boys basketball game on Monday.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Menlo girls topple the Warriors in non-league hoops

The first half was competitive. Then the Menlo School girls basketball team blew the game wide open in the third quarter and went on to a 72-48 victory Monday at Valley Christian.

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M-A, SHP alums battle for national men's water polo titles

Stanford freshman Larsen Weigle and sophomore Nik Caryotakis weren't the only former standouts from Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo-Atherton, respectively, playing for an NCAA men's water polo title.

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Honors list: 2019 All-League football teams

Palo Alto, Gunn and Menlo-Atherton each had Players of the Year named in their respective leagues. Find out who they are and everyone else who was voted to an all-league team by the coaches.

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Stanford women beat the Tar Heels in NCAA soccer final

Kiki Pickett nailed a penalty kick that gave the Stanford women's soccer team its third national title and second in three years. The Cardinal beat North Carolina, 5-4 in penalty kicks, on Sunday.

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Stanford men win NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

Stanford maintained a multi-goal to beat host Pacific 13-8 in the NCAA Men's Water Polo championship Sunday in Stockton. The Cardinal won its first national title since 2002.

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Pinewood girls improve to 2-0 at Miramonte Showcase

The Pinewood girls basketball team opened its season with a pair of victories over the weekend, proving it has plenty of weapons left after its two biggest scorers graduated to Division I schools.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Menlo College men, women win in GSAC basketball

Freshman Nura Galmes scored 14 points and No. 24 Menlo College women's basketball earned a 64-59 victory over host Hope International at Darling Pavilion in Fullerton on Saturday afternoon in Golden State Athletic Conference action.

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Stanford women host volleyball regional this weekend

Stanford women's volleyball coach Kevin Hambly knew his team would face a familiar opponent in the Round of 16 but he needed to make sure the third-ranked Cardinal were ready for Cal Poly.

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Golden goal sends Stanford into NCAA water polo final

Ben Hallock scored his third goal of the contest 11 seconds into the third overtime period to lift Stanford past USC 15-14 and into Sunday's NCAA Men's Water Polo championship contest.

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Menlo School makes coaching change in football

Josh Bowie has been let go as Menlo School football coach and replaced by defensive coordinator Todd Smith, who has been promoted to head coach.

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Prep report: SH Prep girls win tournament hoops title

The Sacred Heart Prep girls basketball team turned in a strong performance Friday with a 52-29 win over host Mills in the championship game of the Kelly Shea Gallo Tournament.

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Cardinal advnce to second round of NCAA volleyball

Senior Kathryn Plummer recorded 17 kills and the third-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team opened the NCAA tournament with a 25-20, 25-11, 25-15 win over Denver at Maples Pavilion on Friday.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Thomas to the rescue as Stanford men qualify for the College Cup

Stanford's Andrew Thomas made two saves in the shootout and the Stanford men's soccer team advanced to the College Cup for the fourth time in five seasons, knocking off Clemson 5-4 on penalty kicks Friday night.

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Stanford reaches title match with 4-1 soccer win over Bruins

Sophia Smith recorded a hat trick and Katie Meyer stopped a penalty kick as the top-ranked and top-seeded Stanford women's soccer team downed Pac-12 rival UCLA 4-1 in the NCAA national semifinals Friday at Avaya Stadium in San Jose.

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SHP girls in title game of tourney, Priory girls also advance

Grace Florendo was the portrait of concentration Thursday as she scored 22 points, including five 3-pointers, in helping the Sacred Heart Prep girls basketball team beat Half Moon Bay 65-38.

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Priory boys off and running at Redwood hoops Classic

David Ajanaku-Makun scored 21 points and Priory beat Laytonville 66-26 in the first round of the 62th annual Redwood Classic in Boonville on Thursday.

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Martin picks up her Palo Alto basketball teammates in opener

There's a lot of shots to go around for the Paly girls basketball team with Annika Shah out for the season with a torn ACL. Her 25 points per game accounted for around half of Paly's scoring last season.

Friday, 12:31 AM | 4 comments

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Adding another chapter to a men's water polo rivalry

It's a men's water polo match made in heaven and, unfortunately for both participants, it comes in the national semifinals. Top-ranked and top-seeded Stanford meets Mountain Pacific Sports Federation rival USC at 5 p.m. Saturday.

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2019 All-League Girls Cross Country Teams

All seven players from Palo Alto's Santa Clara Valley Athletic League girls' cross country championship team were named All-SCVAL El Camino Division. Find out who joined them.

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Stanford takes on pioneering spirit in NCAA volleyball

The third-ranked and third-seeded Stanford women's volleyball team opens the NCAA tournament with a match against visiting Denver at 7 p.m. Friday in a rematch of a first round contest from two years ago.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Stanford women seek their third national soccer title

Stanford women's soccer team scores a lot of goals. The top-seeded Cardinal is at a nation's best 98, and counting, entering Friday's 6 p.m. national semifinal match against UCLA at Avaya Stadium.

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Of local note: SH Prep girls win hoops tourney opener

Senior Charlotte Levison scored 16 points and Sacred Heart Prep used a strong third quarter to pull ahead en route to a 50-45 victory over Lincoln San Francisco in the opening round of the Mills girls basketball tournament Wednesday.

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2019 Boys Cross Country All-League teams

Menlo School junior Kamran Murray was named the West Bay Athletic League Most Valubale Runner. Several other local runners were named to an all-league team.

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A big test for Menlo boys in basketball season opener

The Menlo School boys basketball team opens its season Friday at Mitty. Excuse me, Mitty? The team that's roundly considered the No. 1 or No. 2-ranked team in the entire Central Coast Section?

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Priory girls are facing additional soccer challenges

The Priory girls soccer team was already facing a challenge, returning six players from a roster of 23 that reached last year's Central Coast Section Division IV championship contest.

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Locals reach NCAA national quarterfinals in men's water polo

There will be plenty of local interest when the NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship continues Thursday in Stockton. Former Palo Alto and Sacred Heart Prep standouts will be in the water.

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Gray, Hentz earn top honors for Pac-12 Conference volleyball

Stanford seniors Jenna Gray and Morgan Hentz were honored a third consecutive year as Pac-12 Women's Volleyball Setter of the Year and Libero of the Year, respectively, when the All-Conference teams were announced Tuesday.

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Stanford's Beason a semifinalist for top soccer award

Stanford redshirt senior center back Tanner Beason was named one of 15 semifinalists for the 2019 MAC Hermann Trophy, it was announced Tuesday. Finalists will be announced in mid-December.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Palo Alto boys basketball team wins its season opener

The Palo Alto boys made the head coaching debut of Jeff LaMere a successful one with a 52-37 victory Monday at Carlmont. Matthew Marzano led the Vikings with 21 points.

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Dragons open with two wins for the first time in eight years

Junior Sebastian Strachan scored 28 points and the Mid-Peninsula boys' basketball team downed host Kehillah Jewish 65-35 in a nonleague contest at the OFJCC Gym in Palo Alto on Monday.

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Stanford's Jones is named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week

Stanford's Haley Jones was named Pac-12 Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week after helping the Cardinal win the Greater Victoria Invitational title over the weekend in Canada.

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Palo Alto's Shah out for the season with a torn ACL

Palo Alto High's Annika Shah, who averaged 25.2 points per game as a sophomore and is a two-time All-SCVAL selection, is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL in August.

Monday, 12:26 PM | 1 comment

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Stanford men are headed to NCAA soccer quarterfinals

Derek Waldeck scored Stanford's first goal in the 54th minute, assisted on Keegan Hughes' winner in the 80th and the Cardinal knocked off Virginia Tech, 2-1, in the third round of the NCAA men's soccer tournament on Sunday.

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Stanford women earn No. 3 seed for NCAA volleyball

The Stanford women's volleyball team (24-4) begins its quest for the program's ninth NCAA title at home this week, as the Cardinal earned the No. 3 overall seed for the NCAA fournament.

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da Silva helps Stanford men's hoops submerge the Seahawks

Oscar da Silva, who scored a career-high 26 points in the Cardinal's 72-54 nonconference victory over visiting UNC-Wilmington Sunday, has reached double figures in scoring eight times in nine games and averages 16.6 point a game.

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Two local champions at M-A's girls wrestling Bear Bash

Menlo-Atherton's Anna Smith and Gunn's Mikayla Silverman each won an individual title at Saturday's M-A Girls Wrestling Bear Bash. Woodside basketball, soccer teams are also winners.

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The Knights rule the day at state cross country meet

Menlo School senior Kyra Pretre finished 13th overall, leading the Knights to a second place finish in Division IV at the CIF state cross country meet in Fresno on Saturday.

Sunday, 12:45 AM | 2 comments

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