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Monday, April 24, 2017

Stanford women to open hoops season with trip to Columbus

The Stanford women's basketball team will begin its 2017-18 season in Columbus, Ohio with a pair of games against Ohio State and Louisville it was announced Monday.

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M-A's Klein helps Team Israel find its ay in baseball

David Klein, the first-year head coach at Menlo-Atherton High School, has been part of the endeavor of bringing baseball to Israel.for a number of years. Most recently he served as operations coordinator and assistant coach for the 2016 WBC team.

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Extra inning win makes extra long wait worth it

Teaghan Cowles hit a two-run triple in the top of the eighth inning to propel the Stanford softball team to an 8-6 victory at Oregon State in the series finale Sunday afternoon.The Cardinal won its first conference game in two years.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Peterson just grand for Menlo School baseball team

Senior Nolan Peterson hit a grand slam, doubled and drove in five runs to lead Menlo School to a 15-4 non-league baseball win over Gunn at home Saturday.

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Diekroeger has a big day at the plate for Stanford

Menlo School grad Mikey Diekroeger tied a career high with four hits and sophomore Nico Hoerner added three more as Stanford completed the sweep with a 10-4 win at No. 25 Oregon on Sunday.

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Personal bests coming at a good time for some runners

Robert Miranda proved something to himself Saturday night at the CCS Top 8 meet. Miranda, a junior at Menlo School, placed second in both the 1,600 (4:14.22) and the 3,200 (9:19.36).

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Roommates and track and field record holders

Two Stanford roommates, Valarie Allman and Elise Cranny, established the best American marks of the year in their events at the Cardinal Classic at Cobb Track and Angell Field on Saturday.

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Prep report: Palo Alto girls win second swim title in four days

It's not often a team can win a pair of titles within four days of each other but that's exactly what the Palo Alto girls swimming team did, emphasizing the clinching of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division dual-meet season title on Wednesday, with a title at the Section Challenge on Saturday at Sacred Heart Prep.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cardinal corner: Men's gymnastics place fourth at NCAA championships

Akash Modi and Robert Neff claimed NCAA titles in the all-around, parallel bars and high bar while three different Cardinal garnered nine All-American accolades as the No. 2 Cardinal took fourth at the NCAA Finals for the second time in program history and first time since 1989.

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Palo Alto wins battle of baseball league leaders

In a non-league matchup Saturday between possibly the two best public-school baseball teams in the Central Coast Section, Palo Alto was a little sharper and played a little cleaner in a 6-4 victory over Carlmont.

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Cardinal corner: Women's golf heads to Tucson

The No. 3 Stanford women's golf team concludes regular season play next week in the Pac-12 Championships at Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson, Arizona. Eleven teams will participate in the 54-hole event, Monday through Wednesday.

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Stanford squeezes past the Ducks in Pac-12 baseball

Sophomore southpaw Kris Bubic outdueled one of the hottest pitchers in the nation, and the Stanford baseball te held on to win the series opener at No. 25 Oregon, 4-3, on Friday night.

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Freshman runner makes impact on women's 5,000 meters

In her first collegiate 5,000-meter race, Stanford freshman Fiona O'Keeffe won the women's invitational in a personal-best time at the Cardinal Classic at Cobb Track and Angell Field on Friday night.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Oaks report: Jarrad doubles up on home runs for baseball

Julian Jarrad hit a pair of two-run home runs and Menlo College beat visiting William Jessup 5-3 in a Golden State Athletic League baseball game on Friday, extending its winning streak to three games.

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Stanford men take one step closer to a gymnastics title

Akash Modi won his seventh all-around title and the second-ranked Stanford men's gymnastic team won its semifinal session, scoring 420.450, at the NCAA championships Friday at Army West Point to qualify for its 12th consecutive final.

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Prep report: Sacred Heart Prep seniors go out with a win

Alex Harper, Max Comilli, Jack Stone and Jack Homer each swept their singles matches and Sacred Heart Prep sent its seniors out on a good note, beating visiting Priory 7-0 in the WBAL regular-season boys tennis finale on Thursday.

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Late rally lifts the Titans to SCVAL baseball victory

Cole Mantovani hit a sacrifice fly to tie the score and Collin Grant's hard grounder was misplayed, allowing the go-ahead run to score in Gunn's 4-3 victory over visiting Monta Vista in a SCVAL El Camino Division baseball game on Thursday.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Stanford's Modi earns highest honor in men's gymnastics

Senior Akash Modi has been named the recipient of the prestigious Nissen-Emery Award as announced at the College Gymnastics Association Awards Banquet Thursday night at Eisenhower Hall on the campus of the U.S. Military Academy.

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Cardinal Classic hosting talented group of track athletes

Olivia Baker, the reigning Pac-12 400 champ who was second at NCAA outdoors last year makes her outdoor debut in the 800 at the two-day Cardinal Classic, a new home meet on the Stanford track and field calendar, begins Friday at Cobb Track and Angell Field.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Prep report: A different kind of double-double for Liu

Sydney Liu doubled twice and drove in four runs and the Palo Alto softball team beat host Cupertino 15-5 in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division contest Wednesday.

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Prep baseball: Paly's outright title denied for a few days

One pitch away from a 1-0 loss, then one pitch away from a 2-1 win, the Palo Alto baseball team ended up losing 3-2 to Mountain View in an SCVAL De Anza Division game at Mountain View.

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MPSF water polo tournament seeding on the line

The second-ranked Stanford women's water polo team (17-2, 4-1) completes the regular season with a home match against No. 16 San Jose State (9-16, 0-4) on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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Stanford women chase after Pac-12 tennis title at Cal

The eighth-ranked Stanford women's tennis team can clinch the Pac-12 regular-season title outright with a victory at No. 16 California on Saturday, which gets underway at noon and will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.

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Prep report: Knights joust their way into PAL Ocean top spot

Menlo School won the duel of Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division leaders, beating visiting Half Moon Bay 3-1 Tuesday behind senior right-hander Griff McGarry's gem.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Cardinal corner: Hock slams the door on California in baseball

Quinton Brodey had three hits, Jack Klein drove in two runs and Colton Hock struck out the side in the ninth for his eight save and Stanford topped visiting California 6-4 on Tuesday in a nonconference baseball game.

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Stanford's Samuelson looking to spark WNBA basketball

Stanford guard Karlie Samuelson has signed a training camp contract with the Los Angeles Sparks and will be with the team when its preseason preparations begin in earnest on Sunday.

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Stanford to host several NCAA championships in the future

Stanford has been selected to host five NCAA championships in water polo and golf over the next five seasons, the association announced on Tuesday.

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Menlo College's Holm in top 10 of NAIA regional golf tourney

Menlo College senior Madison Holm finds herself in the top 10 after the first day of the NAIA West Women's golf championships Monday at Hiddenbrooke GC in Vallejo.

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Murray helps Stanford women give lacrosse coach win No. 100

Senior Kelsey Murray scored six times and senior Anna Salemo added three goals in helping the Stanford lacrosse team beat host California, 15-12 Friday and giving coach Amy Bokker her 100th career win on The Farm.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Stanford softball looks to regain some momentum

The Stanford softball team takes a breather from Pac-12 Conference play Tuesday, hosting Santa Clara at 6 p.m. The Cardinal (16-22) will look to snap a 12-game losing streak and extend its winning streak against the Broncos (11-28) to 47 games.

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Stanford grad La Rocque joins women's basketball staff

Lindy La Rocque, who played in a quartet of Final Fours with the Cardinal women's basketball team from 2009-12, has returned to Stanford as an assistant coach. Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer made the announcement Monday.

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Cardinal corner: Oregon finds shelter in men's tennis win

David Wilczynski won his matches in doubles and singles but the No. 15 Stanford men's tennis team was unable to overcome a strong showing in singles by No. 23 Oregon, which edged the Cardinal 4-3 Sunday afternoon in Pac-12 action.

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Prep report: Schroeder passes a hurdle en route to PR

Menlo-Atherton's Charlotte Schroeder won the 300 hurdles with a time of 46.96 Saturday at the Serra Top 7 meet. Schroeder's time, a personal-best, moves her into sixth place on the Central Coast Section list.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Area coaches, administrators to be honored at state banquet

The Central Coast Section is full of all-star high school coaches and administrators and one needs to look no further than Palo Alto, Menlo Park or Atherton.

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Prep report: Gunn, Paly win nonleague baseball games

Niko Lillios had two hits and drove in three runs, Max Jung-Goldberg drilled a home run and Palo Alto beat visiting Leland 11-2 in a nonleague baseball game Saturday. Gunn has won six of its past nine games after stopping host Half Moon Bay 4-1.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Cardinal corner: Women's tennis on verge of conference title

No. 10 Stanford coasted to a 6-1 victory over No. 32 Washington on Saturday afternoon in the 18th annual Zoom Marketing Spring Smash at Taube Family Tennis Stadium. The Cardinal (17-2, 9-0 Pac-12) wrapped up an unbeaten regular season at home and remained in sole possession of first place in the conference.

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Stanford recruit Williams earns MVP honor at women's hoops event

Stanford women's basketball recruits Kiana Williams poured in 20 points for the West and was named her team's MVP while Maya Dodson tallied six points, five rebounds and a pair of blocks for the East at the Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn on Friday night. Williams and the West beat Dodson and the East 122-81.

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Offense 'Burns' field in Stanford spring football game

The offense started slowly but finished strong Saturday to secure a 37-30 victory in the annual Cardinal and White Spring Game witnessed by an overflow crowd at Cagan Stadium.

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Prep report: Vikings clinch share of baseball title

Jackson Hall, Niko Lillios, and Ethan Stern each drove in two runs, Acon Ecoff pitched a strong six innings and the Palo Alto baseball team clinched no worse than a share of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division title Friday, beating visiting Los Gatos, 7-3.

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Cardinal corner: McNealy earns Byron Nelson Award

Stanford senior men's golfer Maverick McNealy has been named recipient of the Byron Nelson Award presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf, in cooperation with the Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas, the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and the Golf Coaches Association of America.

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SH Prep grad Daschbach delivers in a pinch for Cardinal

Freshman Andrew Daschbach and junior Matt Winaker delivered the clutch hits, junior reliever Colton Hock took care of the rest and No. 18 Stanford evened its baseball series against visiting UCLA 5-3 at Sunken Diamond on Friday night.

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Stanford men, women each net shutout victories in Pac-12 play

The No. 10 Stanford women's tennis team earned its ninth shutout of the season, beating visiting Washington State 4-0 on Friday. The No. 15 Stanford men recorded their fifth shutout of the year, beating host Washington 4-0.

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Gunn swimmers still proving they're worthy of respect

Rumors of Gunn's swimming demise were proved to be unfounded Friday as the Gunn boys defeated Palo Alto 111-59 in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League dual meet at Gunn.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Stanford's Price completes spectacular gymnastics season

Stanford women's gymnast Elizabeth Price concluded her season with a 9.775 on uneven bars at the NCAA championships in St. Louis on Friday evening. Price finished 35th in the second session of the championships and tied for 65th overall.

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A distance sweep helps Paly boys tame Wildcats on the track

Kent Slaney led a sweep of the distance races and Palo Alto turned it into a 74-53 victory over host Los Gatos in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division boys track and field meet Thursday. Titi Bolarinwa and Julia Doubson each turned in solid efforts on the girls side but Los Gatos edged the Vikings, 64-61.

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Prep report: M-A lacrosse comes up short in Colorado

Emma Easton and Annie Payne each scored four goals but the Menlo-Atherton girls lacrosse team dropped an 11-10 decision to host Regis Jesuit on Thursday night.

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Menlo College hires assistant women's basketball coach

Menlo College women's basketball coach Shannon Shapiro announced the hiring of Kelsey Steinhagen for the coaching staff for the 2017-18 season. Kelsey brings a vast knowledge and experience with her to the Bay Area as she assumes the role of Assistant Coach for the Oaks next season.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Cardinal corner: Perry heading to world swim championships

Stanford junior Sam Perry punched his ticket to the World Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary, this past week at the New Zealand Open Championships, qualifying in the 50-meter freestyle and 400-meter freestyle relay.

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Another water polo showdown on tap for Stanford women

It's not over until both Los Angeles schools have their say in women's water polo. No. 1 Stanford (17-1, 4-0) will have another showdown for first place in the MPSF when it hosts No. 3 UCLA (18-1, 4-0) on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.

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Gunn-Palo Alto dual swimming meet still something special

Gunn High gave us the high school story of the year at last May's Central Coast Section swimming and diving championships when the boys team wrenched the title from Bellarmine Prep after 31 years.

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Tucker steps away from the Stanford basketball bench

Stanford's recently concluded Final Four women's basketball campaign was the last with Associate Head Women's Basketball Coach Amy Tucker on the bench it was announced Thursday.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Prep report: Paly takes stern measures in baseball win

Timely hitting, an alert baserunner, and a great defensive play helped put the Palo Alto baseball team a win away from clinching the SCVAL De Anza Division following a 2-1 win over host Los Gatos on Wednesday.

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Cardinal corner: Women's tennis streak ends at 11

No. 10 Stanford suffered its second loss of the season, falling 5-2 at No. 17 Pepperdine on Wednesday afternoon in a nonconference matchup. The loss snapped an 11-match winning streak for the Cardinal.

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Menlo College baseball moves within a game of GSAC leader

Reed Kienle and Jordan Getzelman each drove in a pair of runs in support of Jason Alexander's five-hitter and the ninth-ranked Menlo College baseball team downed visiting visiting Biola, 9-0, in a Golden State Athltiec Conference game Wednesday.

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Stanford's Haase recruits freshmen to head of the class

Stanford men's basketball coach Jerod Haase announced the signing of standout guards Daejon Davis (Seattle, Wash.) and Isaac White (Adelaide, Australia), completing a consensus top-15 national recruiting class and one of the highest-rated classes in school history.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Prep report: Gunn in a 3-way tie for first in SCVAL lacrosse

Andrea Garcia-Milla scored five goals and recorded a pair of assists to help the Gunn girls lacrosse team beat host Saratoga 17-5 in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League contest on Tuesday.

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Cardinal corner: Big Spike victory on Walsh Court

With four-time Olympic medalist and 2000 graduate of Stanford Kerri Walsh Jennings looking on, the Cardinal improved to 10-4 on the season with a 3-2 win against California on Tuesday at the Stanford Beach Volleyball Stadium.

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Stanford women make golf history with program low finish

The third-ranked Stanford women's golf team closed out a record-breaking week by successfully defending its title Tuesday in the Silverado Showdown at cool and rainy Silverado Resort & Spa.

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Palo Alto's Yu earns medalist honors at AJGA event

Palo Alto junior Stephanie Yu, who won the Central Coast Section individual title in the fall, won her first American Junior Golf Association event, taking home top honors of the girls division of the AJGA Preview at Yolo Fliers Club in Woodland on Sunday, posting a two-round score of 148.

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Stanford's Ledecky named swimming's Honda Cup winner

Stanford freshman Katie Ledecky was named the Honda Sport Award winner for swimming and diving as announced by The Collegiate Women Sports Awards Monday.

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Fick helps Pinewood win nonleague baseball game

Bo Fick doubled and drove in three runs and host Pinewood beat Westmoor 4-2 in a non league baseball game Monday. Menlo School and Menlo-Atherton lost opening round tournament games.

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Abundance of birdies fly Stanford women to golf lead

The third-ranked Stanford women's golf team scorched the North Course at Silverado Resort & Spa for 26 birdies and posted an 18-hole school scoring record of 12-under 276 on Monday to secure the lead after two rounds of the Silverado Showdown. All five players broke par, believed to be a program first.

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