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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cardinal women look for Pac-12 Conference tennis repeat

The 16th-ranked Stanford women's tennis team will open play Thursday at the Pac-12 Championships in Ojai, attempting to pull off a sweep of conference titles for the second consecutive year.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Prep report: M-A girls come from behind to claim win

The Menlo-Atherton girls lacrosse team rallied from a 3-goal deficit to beat host Burlingame, 12-5, in a West Bay Athletic League contest Monday. Palo Alto dropped a 12-10 decision to undefeated Los Gatos.

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Cardinal corner: Pac-12 golf titles on the line this week

Stanford senior Jeffrey Swegle rests atop the leaderboard and the Cardinal is currently in second place after two rounds of golf at Rolling Hills Country Club in the Pac-12 championships on Monday.

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Stanford's Massaro earns weekly lacrosse honors

Junior defender Julia Massaro was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week on Monday it was announced by the conference office. She set two school records in a 17-7 win over rival Cal on Friday. She set the Stanford single-game record with 11 draw controls, and in doing so, she also surpassed the school single-season record for draw controls.

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Of local note: Gymnastics, water polo and track and field

Gunn junior Ashley Kim won the individual gymnastics all-around title in the XD division at the Region I Xcel Championships in Sandy, Utah over the weekend.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Prep report: SHP, Gunn and M-A all win nonleague games

Cade Galles drove in a run in the top of the 10th inning to help Menlo-Atherton beat host San Mateo, 2-1, in a nonleague game on Saturday. Sacred Heart Prep and Gunn also recorded nonleague baseball wins.

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Cardinal sweeps another Pac-12 Conference baseball series

Andrew Daschbach collected a career-high four hits, reached base five times and scored twice as the second-ranked Stanford baseball team completed a sweep of Pac-12 rival Arizona, beating the Wildcats 7-2 on Sunday.

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Cardinal corner: Water polo ready for MPSF tourney

Olympian Makenzie Fischer scored five times, Aria Fischer added three goals and the second-ranked Stanford women's water polo team ended the regular season with a 9-2 win over host No. 19 San Jose State in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation contest Sunday at West Valley College in Saratoga.

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Cardinal Classic features 11 meet records on Saturday

Performances by Vanessa Fraser and a crew of sprinters highlighted Stanford's day at the third Cardinal Classic track and field meet on Saturday at Cobb Track and Angell Field. Fraser won the women's invitational 1,500 meters in 4:10.63, one of 11 meet records broken Saturday.

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Another wild finish for Stanford in Pac-12 baseball

For the second straight night, the second-ranked Stanford baseball team rallied from behind to down host Arizona 8-7 in a Pac-12 Conference game Saturday night at Hi Corbett Field.

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Stanford men extend NCAA streak of Top 5 finishes

The Stanford men's gymnastics program has been a model of consistency over the years and this year was no different. Ranked sixth entering the NCAA qualifying round, the Cardinal produced yet another dynamic finish in Saturday's NCAA championships at UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

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M-A girls give baton a quick ride around Los Gatos track

It was a warm day at Los Gatos High School Saturday for the CCS Top 8 Track and Field Classic. A good day for sprinters. The Menlo-Atherton girls took full advantage.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Cardinal corner: Men's tennis celebrate with a victory

On a day of recognition for standout seniors Tom Fawcett and David Wilczynski, the No. 4 Stanford men's tennis team punctuated its best regular-season in 17 years and its first undefeated regular-season at home in 12 years with a 4-0 victory over Washington Saturday at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

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Prep report: Palo Alto boys, girls each win in swimming

Seniors Zoe Lusk, Claire Lin and Peyton Wang expect to turn it up a notch for the postseason. They helped set a high enough standard during their high school careers. They're not ready to slow down.

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Holy Cow, Stanford flexes its muscle to rally from behind

There was no way to predict Stanford's sudden offensive outburst after six fruitless innings in which it managed a single hit. Then again, the Cardinal has played unpredictable baseball all year.

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Fisher runs fast; records fall at the Cardinal Classic

In a race that featured the three fastest collegiate times in the country this year, Stanford's Grant Fisher set a meet record of 13:36.77 to win the invitational 5,000 meters at the Cardinal Classic on Friday night at Cobb Track and Angell Field.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

A perfect way for Price to finish an amazing gymnastics career

Senior Elizabeth Price capped a brilliant career Friday night by scoring a perfect 10 on the uneven bars at the NCAA Championships at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis and third in the all-around with 39.6750.

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Cardinal corner: Men's gymnasts reach NCAA finals

Consistency paid off as the sixth-ranked Stanford men's gymnastics team scored a 407.390 in the first of two NCAA qualifier sessions Friday, earning a first-place finish and advancing to Saturday's final.

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Stanford tennis: A tale of two victories and a Pac-12 title

The 20th-ranked Stanford women's tennis team raised the banner as Pac-12 champion once again, securing the conference's regular-season title with a 4-0 victory over No. 42 California Friday at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

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Prep report: Menlo, Paly, M-A each win a lacrosse match

Ryan Young scored three goals to help the Menlo boys' lacrosse team to a 19-1 victory over host Serra in a West Catholic Athletic League game Thursday. The Menlo-Atherton girls beat St. Francis

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Gunn's Lee playing badminton at a championship level

Gunn senior Adrian Lee has improved his standing at the Central Coast Section badminton championships in each of his first three years. He still has room for improvement and that's just fine with him. It would mean a title.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Even Stanford club tennis teams are among nation's best

Stanford University placed third at the USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship held at USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. The Cardinal defeated UC San Diego, 26-17, in the third-place match of the gold (winner's) bracket.

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Early struggles motivate SH Prep grad Daschbach

When Andrew Daschbach was at Sacred Heart Prep, he was as good a three-sport athlete as you're likely to see anywhere. Now he's at Stanford and baseball is the focus of his year-round dedication. Baseball was always his first love. He has no regrets about the path he chose.

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Prep report: SHP, Paly win in baseball; SHP wins in lacrosse

Sacred Heart Prep scored four runs in the second inning and that was all pitchers Nathan Fleischli and Dominic Cacchione needed in the Gators' 4-3 victory over visiting Carlmont in a Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division contest Wednesday.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

M-A boys setting the standard in PAL volleyball race

To hear coach Ron Whitmill tell it, the Menlo-Atherton boys volleyball team was lucky to beat host Aragon Wednesday night in a Peninsula Athletic League match. Luck may have had a little something to do with it but the Bears aren't just lucky to be 23-0 on the season.

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SHP's Burke leaving water polo program for new opportunity

Jon Burke, who guided the Sacred Heart Prep girls water polo program to a record 10 consecutive Central Coast Section Division II titles through 2016, has decided to move on and will not return to the Atherton campus next year.

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Stanford adds three to track and field recruiting class

Stanford signed three to national letters of intent this week, strengthening a track and field recruiting class that numbers 19. The newest signees are sprinter Andrew Franco (Rocklin/Whitney HS), thrower Max McKhann (Dana Point/Dana Hills HS), and horizontal jumper Allyson Weiss (Woodbury, Minn./East Ridge HS).

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Stanford women on familiar trajectory in Pac-12 tennis

The 20th-ranked Stanford women's tennis team appears primed for another run at the national title. Currently on a 10-match winning streak, the Cardinal (14-3, 8-0) can finish the Pac-12 season unbeaten with a victory over California (11-7, 6-3), which visits Taube Family Tennis Center for the 'Big Slam' at 11 a.m. Friday.

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Prep report: Another tennis title for Menlo School

Menlo School is a league champion in boys tennis for the 22nd consecutive season following a 7-0 victory over visiting The King's Academy on Tuesday.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Prep baseball: Big win for M-A; Gunn game suspended

Pete Discher sacrificed the first run into scoring position and then drove in the second run to help host Menlo-Atherton edge visiting Half Moon Bay, 2-1, in a Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division game Tuesday.

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Cardinal corner: This pair thrives on the sandy courts

Stanford junior Courtney Bowen and freshman Sunny Villapando were named the Pac-12 Conference Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week it was announced Tuesday.

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Menlo, SHP golfers find success; Knights tennis wins DH

Menlo School senior Max Ting handled the weather and golf course with equal aplomb Monday to earn medalist honors at the SVHS Mustang Invitational at Marin Country Club on Monday.

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M-A's Noa Ngalu commits to play football at Washington

Heavily-recruited Menlo-Atherton defensive lineman Noa Ngalu has committed to the University of Washington. Ngalu also had offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Utah, Colorado, Colorado State, Washington State, Iowa State, Illinois, Hawaii, Fresno State and San Jose State.

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A day to recognize athletic and academic success at M-A

Twenty-five senior student-athletes who are committed to continuing their athletic careers in college were recognized Monday at Menlo-Atherton High School. These athletes represented virtually the entire athletic spectrum.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Stanford men embark on gymnastics title chase

The sixth-ranked Stanford men's gymnastics team begins its pursuit of a sixth national title in school history Friday afternoon at the NCAA Championships in Chicago. The Cardinal is looking for its first NCAA title in seven years.

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Stanford's McPhee signs with the WNBA's Seattle Storm

Stanford senior Brittany McPhee, the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year and third team USA Today All-American, signed a training camp contract with the WNBA's Seattle Storm it was learned Monday.

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Oaks report: Shigematsu earns GSAC Player of Week honors

Menlo College softball player Brooke Shigematsu capped off a historic weekend by earning Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors it was learned Monday.

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Prep report: M-A shines on the track, Paly in the water

Menlo-Atherton's Ethan Mimeles improved his personal best in the 3,200 meters by 15 seconds Saturday at the Serra Top 7 track and field meet, enough to win the event in 9:56.83, highlighting a successful day for both the M-A boys and girls teams.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Stanford baseball earns another Pac-12 series sweep

Andrew Daschbach hit his second home run in as many days, Niko Hoerner had three hits and drove in three runs and second-ranked Stanford completed a series sweep of visiting Arizona State, beating the Sun Devils 10-3 in a Pac-12 Conference baseball game Sunday.

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Cardinal corner: SHP grad helps men's crew win a race

Sacred Heart Prep grad Gordon Holterman, who occupies position 3 in Stanford's 12th-ranked Varsity Eight boat, helped the Cardinal win two of three races Sunday on the final day of the Stanford Invitational at Redwood Shores. The third varsity eight boat also won.

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Cardinal corner: Winning on the courts, the water and the sand

The 22nd-ranked Stanford women's tennis team completed a sweep of its Pacific Northwest road swing, defeating Washington 4-2 on Saturday afternoon. Emma Higuchi won her eighth in a row and improved to 4-0 career in three-setters at the No. 6 spot for the clincher.

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Stanford QB Richardson earns a full scholarship

The Stanford football team concluded spring practice Saturday afternoon with a crisp and spirited showing in the Cardinal and White Spring Game before an overflow crowd at sun-splashed Cagan Stadium.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

From hide-and-seek to stand-and-deliver for Daschbach

Stanford was down Saturday, trailing 4-2 against Arizona State heading into the bottom of the eighth. Pressure situation? Not for this baseball team. By the end of the inning Stanford had turned a 4-2 deficit into an 11-4 lead with a nine-run rally.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Gunn boys win the first ever rivalry volleyball match

In the first Palo Alto versus Gunn boys volleyball ever, the Titans shutout the Vikings, 25-16, 25-18, 25-23 in a SCVAL rival matchup on Friday night.

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Prep report: SH Prep regains WBAL lead in girls lacrosse

Allison Carter scored six goals, Emma Briger recorded nine saves and Sacred Heart Prep moved a half-game ahead of Menlo School in the West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division girls' lacrosse standings, beating host Burlingame, 13-2.

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Cardinal corner: Baseball a winner, others not so lucky

Tristan Beck threw seven shutout innings, Kyle Stowers hit his seventh home run of the season and it was good enough for host Stanford to beat Arizona State, 3-1, in a Pac-12 Conference baseball contest Friday night.

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Prep baseball: Solid starting pitching in Paly win, SH Prep loss

Palo Alto's Spencer Rojahn and Sacred Heart Prep's Angelo Tonas each pitched superbly Friday and neither of them were around for the decision. Paly went on to win but SH Prep suffered an extra-inning loss.

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Stanford tennis: Winning formula at home and on road

Senior Tom Fawcett and freshman Axel Geller opened the match with a win at No. 2 doubles and the two provided the third and fourth points in singles in a 4-0 Cardinal win over No. 31 California Friday at Taube Family Tennis Stadium. The Stanford women won at Washington State, 4-2.

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Travis named Stanford's men's basketball MVP

Junior forward Reid Travis was honored with the Hank Luisetti Most Valuable Player Award as the Stanford men's basketball program celebrated the 2017-18 season at its awards banquet.

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Stanford's Manuel earns Honda Award for women's swimming

Stanford senior communication major and trend setter Simone Manuel was named the Honda Sport Award winner for Women's Swimming and Diving it was announced Friday by Chris Voelz, Executive Director of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards.

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Prep report: Big inning lifts Gunn to league victory

A nine-run second inning erased an early deficit and the Gunn baseball team went on to defeat host Fremont, 16-3, in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League contest Thursday. Samio Uze collected four hits, including a triple, for the Titans.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Cardinal corner: Softball looking for continued success

Stanford continues Pac-12 Conference softball play at home this week, hosting Oregon State for a three-game series beginning Friday at 7 p.m. at Smith Family Stadium. Last season, Stanford dropped the first two games of its series at Oregon State. The Cardinal won, 8-6, in eight innings in the series finale.

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'Cardinalpalooza' features spring football game Saturday

Stanford football returns to the field Saturday for its annual Cardinal and White Spring Game. The controlled scrimmage, which airs on the Pac-12 Networks and will kick off at 1 p.m, marks the end of spring practice, and the last time the Cardinal will be in action until it assembles for training camp in July.

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Stanford's Jasper named first team all-MPSF men's volleyball

Freshman Jaylen Jasper was named first team all-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in men's volleyball, one of four from Stanford to earn all-conference teams it was announced Thursday.

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Palo Alto sweeps SCVAL swimming and diving meets

Zoe Lusk, Claire Lin and Amy Wu each won a pair of events to help Palo Alto beat visiting Gunn, 110 1/2-74 1/2 in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League girls swimming and diving meet on Wednesday. The Palo Alto boys also won, edging the Titans 94-89 thanks in large part to a sweep of the 1-meter diving event.

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Prep report: SHP unbeaten in WCAL boys lacrosse

Tommy Barnds scored six goals and recorded four assists as Sacred Heart Prep took care of business Wednesday, beating visiting Sacred Heart Cathedral 20-3 in a West Catholic Athletic League boys lacrosse match.

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Cardinal corner: Softball a winner; Phillips earns honor

Carolyn Lee struck out a career-high nine hitters, Alyssa Horeczko had three hits and the Stanford softball team cruised to an 11-3 victory over visiting Saint Mary's on Wednesday at Smith Family Stadium.

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Prep baseball: Big inning paces Paly to league victory

Palo Alto broke out in a big way Wednesday in its SCVAL De Anza Division showdown at Homestead, scoring six runs in an inning to erase a deficit and go on to win 11-4 in its SCVAL De Anza Division showdown.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Stanford men's basketball adds top guard to rookie class

Stanford men's basketball coach Jerod Haase has announced the signing of nationally-ranked guard Bryce Wills to a National Letter of Intent. Wills joins fellow nationally-ranked signees Cormac Ryan and Keenan Fitzmorris to form a class that is rated No. 32 by 247Sports.

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Incoming freshman earn All-American honors in girls hoops

A pair of incoming women's basketball freshmen earned honors on Tuesday when Lexie Hull was named to the MaxPreps High School Girls All-America first team and Jenna Brown received All-USA Girls Basketball All-America second team accolades from USA TODAY.

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Stanford's younger Beck improves to 5-0 on the year

Stanford's Brendan Beck continued the excellent start to his freshman year with another quality outing in the Cardinal's 7-2 win over UC Davis on Tuesday night at Sunken Diamond.

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Prep report: Solid marks from WBAL track and field meet

Sacred Heart Prep's Max Cluss won two events at the West Bay Athletic League track and field meet at The King's Academy on Tuesday. Kyle Schott, Roger Flores and Daniel Grau also won events for the Gators.

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