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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Menlo women can't solve Warriors long range shooting

Destinee Bowie scored 18 points and had 16 rebounds but it wasn't enough as the 14th-ranked Menlo College women's basketball team sustained its first loss of the season, 77-60, to visiting William Jessup on Saturday night.

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Three girls win wrestling titles; Paly freshman wins a boys title

Palo Alto placed fourth at The Bay Area 56 boys wrestling tournament in Castro Valley as freshman Cade Creighton won an individual title at 153 pounds. Evelyn Calhoon and Abby Ericson each won individual titles and Menlo-Atherton placed third in Saturday's Roger Briones girls wrestling Invitational.

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All-Central Coast Section Girls Water Polo
Player of the Year: Nina Flynn Leland 12
Nina Flynn Leland 12
Jenna Flynn Leland 9; Shea Salvino Soquel 12; Zoe King Leland 12; Eleanor Facey SHP 10; Nellie McAdams (GK) SHP 12; Claire Pisani Castilleja 12; Minhee Chung Castilleja 11.

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Pinewood, Menlo, Priory girls win big hoops games

Senior Klara Astrom may not have shot well from the field but she was a perfect 10 from the foul line. She also grabbed 19 rebounds and the Pinewood girls basketball team beat host Bishop O'Dowd, 56-53, in a nonleague game Saturday.

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Stanford works out of trouble to reach the Final Four

Top-ranked and overall No. 1 seed Stanford defeated No. 8 Penn State, 18-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-16, in a battle between the two most successful women's volleyball programs in NCAA history. The Cardinal earned its third straight trip (and four in the last five) to the Final Four.

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Prep report: Buzzer beaters in hoops; early score in soccer

Avery Lee hit a shot at the buzzer to lift the Menlo School girls basketball team past James Logan, 66-64, in the semifinals of the Alameda Tournament on Friday night. The Menlo boys soccer team recorded a 4-1 victory over visiting Aragon in a nonleague game Friday.

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Stuart Hall goes deep to beat Menlo in hoops tournament

Menlo School ran into a hot-shooting Stuart Hall team Friday night and fell 66-53 in the championship game of the Burlingame Lions Club Tournament. Palo Alto beat El Camino in the third-place game.

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Stanford, Penn State meet for a spot in volleyball's Final Four

Top-ranked and overall No. 1 seed Stanford survived a slugfest with visiting Washington State, 25-17, 24-26, 25-14, 25-19, on Friday night to reach the Elite Eight. No. 8 Penn State swept Washington, 26-24, 25-21, 25-21 and both matches were tighter than the scores indicate.

Saturday, 1:01 AM | 1 comment
M-A wins NorCal Regional football title on muddy field

Troy Franklin took a toss from freshman quarterback Matt MacLeod and raced 70 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in Menlo-Atherton's 27-20 victory over Eureka in the CIF NorCal Regional Division 3-AA championship at McKinleyville High on Friday night.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Stanford's DiBiasi, Macario are Hermann Trophy finalists

Senior Jordan DiBiasi and sophomore Catarina Macario are finalists for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, the highest individual honor in college soccer.

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Stanford's Beason, Bashti named All-American in soccer

Tanner Beason and Amir Bashti were named United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I All-Americans. It's the fifth consecutive season Stanford has had multiple players honored.

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Prep report: SH Prep improves to 3-0 in boys soccer

Alexi Stavropoulos scored a goal and assisted on two others as the Sacred Heart boys' soccer team won its third straight to open the season, beating visiting Mountain View, 5-1, in a nonleague contest Thursday.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Stanford track and field recruit honored by USA Track and Field

Liam Anderson, who signed a National Letter of Intent last month to attend Stanford, was named Athlete of the Week by USA Track & Field, an honor that can be awarded to those of any age, youth to masters and professional to amateur.

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Stanford's Alade named Pac-12's Scholar Athlete of the Year

Stanford senior middle blocker Tami Alade was named the Pac-12 Women's Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the conference announced Thursday. The award, which is presented in each of the 24 sports the Pac-12 sponsors, was established to honor collegiate student-athletes that are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline.

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Menlo-Atherton keeping its focus on NorCal football game

After the events of the last few days Menlo-Atherton football coach Adhir Ravipati is all in on keeping his team's focus on the game ahead, the Northern California 3-AA bowl game against Eureka at McKinleyville High School on Friday at 7 p.m.

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M-A, Eastside Prep girls hoops are a work in progress

Defense played a key role in Eastside Prep's 38-35 victory over host Menlo-Atherton in a nonleague girls basketball game Wednesday night between schools with winning traditions. At the same time, neither side could feel good about the offense.

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Prep report: Gunn boys drops close contest at hoops tourney

Julian Steinbrenner scored 24 points and Evan Dray added 23 but Gunn dropped a closely-contested 73-66 boys basketball decision to Santa Teresa in the opening round of the Los Gatos Wildcat Shootout tournament on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

M-A boys take over hoops contest in the second half

Sacred Heart Prep was playing its fourth game of the season Wednesday while Menlo-Atherton was playing its season opener. You might think the Gators, who were playing at home, might have an advantage. Especially considering the Bears were without as many as five players expected to play key roles who are still with the school's football team as it prepares for the state playoffs.

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Of local note: All-Region honors for soccer, volleyball

Stanford men's soccer forward Amir Bashti, defender Tanner Beason and goalkeeper Andrew Thomas were named to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Men's All-Far West Region first team and midfielder Logan Panchot earned a spot on the third team as announced Wednesday. It's the first all-region selection for each. All-America teams will be announced later this week.

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Local soccer team advances to AYSO Section 2 tournament

The Menlo Park U12 Red Bull boys soccer team advanced to this weekend's AYSO Section 2 tournament in Foster City by winning the Area tournament over the weekend in Menlo Park.

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Prep report: Lots of local success in soccer, basketball

James Jeon and Isaiah Schoenberger were among the goal scorers as Palo Alto stayed unbeaten on the young boys soccer season, beating visiting Menlo-Atherton, 3-0, in a nonleague contest Tuesday.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Paly girls hold off Warriors in nonleague basketball

The Palo Alto girls basketball team is a young team, with four sophomores in the starting lineup, and still a work in progress. But the team took a step in the right direction Tuesday with a 50-43 victory over defending Central Coast Section Division III champion South San Francisco.

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All-CCS water polo, college honors, coaches corner

Sacred Heart Prep senior Larsen Weigle, who is headed to Stanford in the fall, was named the Central Coast Section Player of the Year by a panel of water polo coaches it was announced Tuesday.

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Stanford's Little, Adebo named first team All-Pac-12 football

First-team selections Walker Little and Paulson Adebo were among 13 Stanford student-athletes to earn All-Pac-12 football honors as announced by the conference office on Tuesday.

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Six Stanford volleyball players land on all-Region team

Kathryn Plummer was named the AVCA Pacific North Region Player of the Year and a total of six Stanford women's volleyball players earned all-region honors, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced Tuesday.

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Palo Alto baseball team captures Fall Ball championship

Kanghee Cho doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the final inning of Palo Alto's 10-9 victory over Evergreen over the weekend in San Jose and Palo Alto Little League captured the District 59 Fall Ball 5070 Championship.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Stanford signs another top class for XC, track and field

Stanford strengthened its cross country and track and field programs with its fall signing class. Chris Miltenberg, Stanford's Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field, announced Monday the signing of 14 to National Letters of Intent. Additions will be announced in the spring.

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A return to the beginning of the journey for Triton locals

As Gunn High grad Calder Hilde-Jones walked onto the pool deck at Avery Aquatic Center last week in preparation for the NCAA men's water polo tournament, he could not help but remember his past appearances there.

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Stanford's Meehan to coach 2020 U.S. Olympic women's swimmers

Stanford women's swimming coach Greg Meehan was named head coach for the 2020 U.S. Olympic women's swimming team, USA Swimming National Team Managing Director Lindsay Mintenko announced on Monday.

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Menlo's Bowie named GSAC Women's Basketball Player of Week

Menlo College's Destinee Bowie earned Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors, the ninth such recognition for the Oaks. Bowie wins her second weekly honor.

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Prep wrestling: Several local champions and medal winners

Andrew Wang and Adar Schwarzbach each won an individual championship and seven other Palo Alto boys' wrestlers placed among the top five at the Half Moon Bay tournament on Saturday. Gunn had two champions at the Taz Tournament in San Jose.

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Stanford men fall short of NCAA water polo championship

Stanford redshirt sophomore Ben Hallock helped spark a comeback of herculean proportions but in the end the Stanford men's water polo team fell just short of a NCAA title, dropping a 14-12 decision to USC on Sunday.

Sunday, 11:33 PM | 1 comment
Cardinal women fall at Gonzaga in nonconference basketball

Down by 16 early in the fourth quarter, the eighth-ranked Stanford women's basketball team made a fierce run to close within three with 4:17 remaining to play but could never get closer in a 79-73 nonconference loss at Gonzaga on Sunday.

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Menlo College dominates Bluechip Open wrestling

Menlo College women's wrestling team recorded eight individual champions and 12 overall finalists, including Palo Alto grad Sara Aguilar, at the Bluechip Open in Oklahoma City on Saturday.

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Bears could be packing their football gear for Eureka

The news that Central Coast Section Open Division I champion Menlo-Atherton will have to travel all the way to Eureka for its NorCal regional 3AA bowl game -- while Wilcox, the team M-A beat, is getting a home game -- outraged many followers of the program as well as other observers of California prep football.

Sunday, 2:33 PM | 31 comments
Stanford football to make a return trip to the Sun Bowl

The Stanford football team learned Sunday it is headed to the Hyundai Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, to be played on Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. The Cardinal (8-4) will face Pittsburgh (7-6) for the first time in over 86 years. Stanford is playing in its 10th consecutive bowl game, an on-going school record.

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Stanford women reach Sweet 16 of NCAA volleyball tourney

The Stanford women's volleyball team beat Loyola Marymount, 25-20, 25-15, 25-17, Saturday to reach the Round of 16 of the NCAA tournament. The Cardinal could be facing a pair of Pac-12 Conference opponents this weekend for the right to advance into the NCAA Final Four.

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SHP, Menlo, SF win Firebird Classic girls soccer openers

Juliana Rosen scored in the final two minutes, with an assist from Ingrid Corrigan, to lift the Sacred Heart Prep girls soccer team past Salinas, 1-0, in a Firebird Classic contest Saturday in Sunnyvale.

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Stanford men advance to NCAA water polo title match

The Stanford men's water polo team has been building toward this moment ever since last year ended in disappointment. The Cardinal reached the NCAA championship match by downing visiting UC San Diego, 16-7, in Saturday's semifinals.

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Cardinal keeps the Axe for another year with 23-13 victory

Stanford defeated host California, 23-13, in a Pac-12 Conference football contest Saturday that did not need to be superficially inflated to something bigger than it is. It doesn't get any bigger.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Plenty of SHP offensive action when the Price is right

In a football game chock full of offensive surprises and defensive wizardry, the only thing that slowed Sacred Heart Prep was time itself. Both teams were knocked down and both got right back at it. Aptos won the CCS Open Division III championship with its 35-34 victory on the scoreboard but SHP won too by leaving everything it had on the field at Westmont High Saturday.

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Prep report: SH Prep, Menlo boys soccer open with victories

Alexi Stravropoulos, Max Sloat and Alex Moretti each scored a goal and Liam Johnson recorded a pair of assists as Sacred Heart Prep opened its boys' soccer season with a 3-2 victory at Santa Cruz on Friday.

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Serving in good hands with Stanford women's volleyball

Stanford senior middle blocker Tami Alade has never been allowed near the service line during her Stanford volleyball career. That is, until Friday, and with the Cardinal in complete control of its first round NCAA tournament match against Alabama State.

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Stanford's women's soccer season ends in the Final Four

Top-ranked Stanford's season ended with a 2-0 loss to Florida State in the College Cup women's soccer semifinals at WakeMed Soccer Park on Friday night. This was Stanford's ninth trip to the College Cup.

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A game beyond belief turns M-A into heroic CCS champions

The Menlo-Atherton football team more than made up for a lackluster start with an incredible finish, scoring 19 points in a 5-minute span of the fourth quarter to pull out a 33-28 victory over Wilcox in the Central Coast Section Open Division I championship game Friday at Independence High.

Saturday, 1:14 AM | 1 comment
Stanford's joyous run of great men's soccer comes to an end

A goal in the final 10 minutes of play Friday night kept the Stanford men's soccer team from reaching its fourth consecutive NCAA College Cup. Colin Biros scored in the 81st minute to lift visiting Akron past Stanford, 3-2, in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA tournament.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Parrish named Elite 90 Award winner for NCAA men's water polo

Stanford University's Blake Parrish earned the Elite 90 award for the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Water Polo Championship. Parrish, a computer science major, carries a 3.876 GPA.

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Macario repeats as ESPNW's Women's Soccer Player of the Year

ESPNW named Stanford's Catarina Macario its Women's Soccer Player of the Year for the second time in as many seasons on Friday. Macario leads the Cardinal with 14 goals and 36 points.

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Stanford's Smith up for Senior CLASS Award in women's hoops

Stanford senior forward Alanna Smith is one of 30 NCAA women's basketball student-athletes selected as a candidate for the 2019 Senior CLASS Award. Smith is shooting nearly 60 percent from the field (41-of-69), 50 percent from behind the arc (14-of-28) and averaging a team-high 19.0 points per game to go with 6.0 rebounds thus far this season.

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Prep report: Menlo freshman makes grand debut

Sharon Nejad made an impressive high school debut, scoring 21 points and grabbing 10 rebounds as the Menlo School girls' basketball team topped Urban, 75-53, to open the Marin Catholic Tournament on Thursday.

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College basketball: Menlo plays a pair of close contests

The Menlo College men's basketball team outscored visiting No. 9 Hope International 5-1 over the final two minutes but could not quite close the gap in a 79-77 loss to the Royals in the Golden State Athletic Conference opener for both teams Thursday night.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Stanford men record quality swims at Texas Invitational

Abrahm DeVine's win in the 200-yard individual medley highlighted Stanford's second day of the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational on Thursday night at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

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Four Cardinal earn All-American women's soccer recognition

Stanford women's soccer players Alana Cook, Jordan DiBiasi, Catarina Macario and Tegan McGrady were named United Soccer Coaches All-Americans it was announced Thursday evening at the College Cup banquet in Cary, N.C.

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Stanford seeks first men's water polo title in 16 years

Inspired by three seniors, Stanford redshirt sophomore and Olympian Ben Hallock would like to be on the last team standing this weekend at the NCAA Men's Water Polo tournament at Avery Aquatic Center.

Thursday, 7:59 PM | No comments yet
SHP grad Burr-Kirven named Lott IMPACT Trophy finalist

Sacred Heart Prep grad Ben Burr-Kirven, a senior linebacker for Washington, was named one of four finalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy on Thursday, a day after being named the Pac-12 Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

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Prep report: Priory boys open hoops season with a victory

Zach Zafran scored 20 points to help Priory open its boys' basketball season with a 55-21 victory over O'Connell on Wednesday. Dave Ajanaku-Makun and Matthew Covington each added 11 points for the Panthers.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Sacred Heart Prep hoping to keep the Mariners at bay

The Sacred Heart Prep-Aptos Central Coast Section Open Division III championship game is shaping up as a classic offense vs. defense matchup. Aptos is the top scoring team in the CCS at 46.3 points per game. Sacred Heart Prep is allowing just 12.5 points per game.

Wednesday, 5:38 PM | No comments yet
M-A defense faces a tough task in stopping Wilcox's offense

The Menlo-Atherton defense has been playing at a high level of late. Last week the Bears only allowed seven points to a Palo Alto team averaging 37 points per game in a 17-7 victory. This week M-A faces a unique challenge in No. 1 seed Wilcox (12-0) in the Central Coast Section Open Division I championship game Friday at 7 p.m. at Independence High.

Wednesday, 2:53 PM | 3 comments
Mitty's Jones joins Stanford highly-regarded recruiting class

Mitty High senior Haley Jones, generally regarded as the nation's No. 1 women's basketball recruit, signed with Stanford on Wednesday, adding to what was already a highly-rated recruiting class. Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer announced the signing.

Wednesday, 2:33 PM | No comments yet
Prep report: Gunn, Menlo end girls soccer losing streaks

The Gunn girls soccer team has had a winning record in each of the previous five seasons yet the Titans hadn't beaten Palo Alto in nearly seven years. They ended that drought in Tuesday's season-opener for both teams with a 2-0 nonleague victory on the Vikings' home field.

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Vikings' skeleton crew manage to hold off Sequoia

Despite not having a full complement of players, the Palo Alto boys basketball team still managed to win in coach Rodney Tention's debut with the Vikings, a 53-42 victory over host Sequoia in a nonleague game Tuesday night.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Long range shooting no problem for Pinewood girls in hoops opener

The first three shots the Pinewood girls basketball team took Tuesday in their season opener against visiting Dublin were all from 3-point range and they all went in. Nice way to start your season.

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Stanford trio are Hermann Trophy semifinalists

Stanford defender Alana Cook, midfielder Jordan DiBiasi and forward Catarina Macario were each named MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalists it was announced Tuesday. Stanford the only school with three semifinalists.

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Stanford volleyball dominates All-Pac 12 Conference awards

Stanford outside hitter Kathryn Plummer earned Pac-12 Player of the Year honors, one of three Stanford players to repeat as top women's volleyball conference award winners. Jenna Gray earned Setter of the Year and Morgan Hentz was selected the Libero of the Year as the annual conference awards were announced Tuesday.

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Stanford's Beason named semifinalist for Hermann

Stanford redshirt junior center back Tanner Beason was named one of 15 semifinalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy it was announced Tuesday. Three from the group of 15 will be named finalists in mid-December following a vote of NCAA Division I coaches.

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