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Monday, May 20, 2019

Bike Connection takes series lead in PA Little League

Augustus Soedarmono struck out nine on a 3-hitter, then singled in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth to power Bike Connection to a 1-0 Palo Alto Little League City Playoff win over Healthy Pets at Middlefield Park on Monday.

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Cardinal corner: NCAA individual tourneys underway

Less than 24 hours after capturing the NCAA Women's Tennis title, Stanford's Michaela Gordon was playing in the NCAA Singles Championship. The sophomore beat North Carolina's Makenna Jones 6-2, 6-1.

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Another stoppage of play at NCAA golf for Stanford women

The seventh-ranked Stanford women's golf team finished with a 30-over 906 in 54 holes of stroke play and currently sits as the No. 7 seed as play was suspended due to darkness on Monday night.

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Palo Alto ends baseball season with loss in CCS Open Division

Palo Alto got a taste of just why Valley Christian received the No. 1 seed in the Central Coast Section Open Division baseball playoffs and why the Warriors were so highly ranked in the state and nation.

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Stanford's Williams and future Cardinal Belibi on USA hoops

Stanford incoming freshman Fran Belibi and sophomore Kiana Williams made two separate USA Basketball rosters following a weekend of trials at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

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Stanford's Daschbach earns Pac-12 Player of Week honors

Stanford junior first baseman Andrew Daschbach, the former Sacred Heart Prep standout, earned Pac-12 Conference Baseball Player of the Week honors that were announced on Monday.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Stanford becomes a 20-time NCAA women's tennis champion

Lele Forood graduated from Stanford in 1978; the same year the school's women's tennis team won its first national title (AIAW). Forood, was around Sunday when Stanford won its 20th NCAA title, beating Georgia 4-0.

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Stanford drops Pac-12 baseball contest to Oregon State

Will Matthiessen drove in two runs but third-ranked Stanford fell Sunday 5-2 to No. 11 Oregon State in a Pac-12 Conference baseball game at Sunken Diamond.

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Cardinal women in contention at NCAA golf championships

Seventh-ranked Stanford currently sits in sixth place, four strokes ahead of the cut line, at the NCAA Women's Golf Championships in Arkansas following Sunday's completion of the second round at Blessings Golf Club.

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Stanford grad Klineman wins beach volleyball gold medal

Former Stanford standout Alix Klineman partnered with Olympian medalist April Ross to win the Itapema Open, beating Canada's Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes 25-23, 18-21, 15-10 in the beach volleyball championship match.

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Menlo reaches semifinal of CCS Division III baseball playoffs

Julien Hernandez and Bennett Norman combined to pitch a two-hitter and Menlo School beat Thomas More 8-0 in the first round of the Central Coast Section Division III baseball playoffs Saturday at Wilcox High in Santa Clara.

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Rain spoils second round of NCAA women's golf tourney

The seventh-ranked Stanford women's golf team is currently in sixth place as play was suspended on Saturday at Blessings Golf Club. Six groups finished their round Saturday morning before play was called due to impending weather.

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Cardinal corner: Softball run ends, baseball cancelled

Facing a pair of elimination games on Saturday at the Gainesville Regional, Stanford (33-20) defeated Boston University (37-20), 13-2 in five innings, before dropping a 2-0 decision to Boise State (36-15).

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SHP grad Choy sets the stage for NCAA semifinal tennis win

Sacred Heart Prep grad Sara Choy, inserted into Stanford's starting singles lineup for Saturday's NCAA National Women's Tennis semifinal, never missed a beat, helping the Cardinal beat North Carolina 5-2 and advance to Sunday's final.

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Menlo girls win first-ever CCS track and field title; M-A girls win 4x100 relay, 100 meters

As the season unfolded it became apparent Menlo School had a special group of girls track and field athletes. On Friday they showed just how special they are, bringing home the Central Coast Section team championship from Gilroy High.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Stanford takes Pac-12 baseball opener from Oregon State

Andrew Daschbach hit a pair of triples, including a game-tying triple, and third-ranked Stanford rallied to beat Oregon State 8-5 in the opener of a three-game Pac-12 Conference baseball series on Friday at Sunken Diamond.

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Stanford singles out Arbuthnott for tennis win over Waves

Losing the doubles point in team tennis can stop momentum in its track. That is, unless you happen to be part of the third-ranked Stanford women's team, which for the second straight NCAA match, did just that.

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Cardinal drops NCAA softball opener, faces elimination

Teaghan Cowles drove in a run for Stanford but it was not enough as the Cardinal, in its first NCAA regional since 2013, committed a pair of costly errors that led to six unearned runs in a 9-1 setback to Boise State on Friday.

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Stanford women in third at NCAA golf championship

Albane Valenzuela and Aline Krauter are tied for fifth and seventh-ranked Stanford is in a tie for third following Friday's first day of NCAA Championships at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Local athletes competing at CCS track and field meet

The Central Coast Section track and field finals take place Friday at Gilroy High. Field events begin at 4 p.m., running events at 6 p.m. The top three finishers in each event advance to the state meet.

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Stanford's Cowles, Lee named to softball all-Region team

Stanford placed two players on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I All-Region teams on Thursday. Junior Teaghan Cowles and senior Carolyn Lee earned a spot on the third team at outfield and pitcher, respectively.

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Cardinal track and field send 30 athletes to NCAA Regional

Thirty Stanford track and field athletes, 17 women and 13 men, plus one relay, have qualified for the NCAA West Prelims, the meet that determines the NCAA Championships field.

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Stanford women teed up for another trip to NCAA golf finals

The fourth-ranked Stanford women's golf team begins play in the NCAA Championships on Friday at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Cardinal advanced out of the East Lansing Regional.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

CCS report: Gunn, M-A lose in baseball; tennis gets rained out

Gunn and Menlo-Atherton each lost in the first round of the Central Coast Section Division I baseball playoffs Wednesday. The CCS tennis singles and doubles tournaments in Aptos were rained out and will be rescheduled.

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Stanford men capture NCAA golf regional on home course

The 12th-ranked Stanford men's golf team won its fourth consecutive tournament, taking home the NCAA Stanford Regional title, played at rainy Stanford Golf Course. The Cardinal advances to the NCAA Championships beginning May 24.

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Gunn softball reaches its goal but loses in CCS tourney

Senior Michele Schwarzwalder and freshman Lauren Li each had two hits but the Gunn softball team dropped a 6-2 decision at home to Piedmont Hills in the first round of the Central Coast Section Division I tournament.

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Of local note: Academics, lacrosse tryouts, alumni news

Menlo College junior outfielder Lauren Harrison was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Softball team CoSIDA announced Wednesday. She earned the recognition in District 4.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A record-setting baseball night for Stanford's Daschbach

Sacred Heart Prep product Andrew Daschbach hit four home runs and drove in five runs in helping third-ranked Stanford topple visiting Cal Poly 7-1 in a nonconference baseball game Tuesday night.

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Doubles teams from Menlo and M-A to meet in CCS semifinals

The three boys doubles tennis teams who played Tuesday in the Central Coast Section individual tournament each won their first round match at Imperial Courts on the Cabrillo College campus in Aptos.

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Menlo College golfer in contention after first round

Julika Grosspietsch became the first Menlo College golfer to represent the school at the NAIA National Championship when she fired a 5-over 77 on Tuesday's first round at the Lincoln Park Golf Club in Oklahoma City.

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Another fine day on the golf course for Cardinal men

The 12th-ranked Stanford men's golf team not only kept its lead following the second day of the NCAA Stanford Regional on Tuesday, the Cardinal added nine strokes to its lead at cool and cloudy Stanford Golf Course.

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Stanford hires Schemmel as latest men's swimming coach

Stanford Director of Athletics Bernard Muir announced the hiring of Dan Schemmel as the school's men's swimming coach on Tuesday. He replaces Menlo Park resident Ted Knapp, who spent the past 35 years as an assistant and head coach.

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Stanford's Fischer a finalist for water polo's Cutino Award

The Olympic Club of San Francisco named Makenzie Fischer one of three finalists for the prestigious Peter J. Cutino Award it was learned Tuesday. The award is given to the top female and male college water polo players in the nation.

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Menlo women's wrestlers earn All-American Scholastic honors

The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced that Menlo College captured the inaugural NAIA Women's Scholar All-American Team Title with a 3.4 GPA, edging Eastern Oregon University's 3.34 team GPA.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Top five finish for Cardinal women's track and field team

Powered by runner-up finishes Sunday by Jessica Lawson, Fiona O'Keeffe, and Rachel Reichenbach, the Stanford women placed fourth at the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships at Roy P. Drachman Stadium in Tucson.

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Stanford men open NCAA golf regional in first place

Three players bettered par to help Stanford start strong Monday in the first round of the NCAA Regional at Stanford Golf Course. Senior Isaiah Salinda fired a 4-under 66, junior David Snyder shot 67 and senior Brandon Wu added a 68.

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SH Prep sending 25 student-athletes to the collegiate level

Sacred Heart Prep is sending at least 18 student-athletes to play at the collegiate level for the 10th time in 11 years. The current seniors have 25 student-athletes, second most in school history, representing 12 different sports.

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Locals on both sides of the field in U.S. win over South Africa

While Stanford grads Kelley O'Hara and Christen Press and Sacred Heart Prep products Abby Dahlkemper and Tierna Davidson had their own local fans Sunday, so did South Africa back-up goalie Kaylin Swart, a 2018 grad from Menlo College.

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Palo Alto is No. 8 seed in CCS Open Division baseball

Palo Alto received the No. 8 seed in the Central Coast Section Open Division baseball playoffs that open Wednesday at various sites. The Vikings (20-9) open Saturday against Valley Christian (26-4) at a site and time to be determined.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Stanford women make their intentions clear in title game

Tournament MVP Makenzie Fischer scored three times and recorded an assist to help Stanford beat USC 9-8 in the title match of the NCAA Women's Water Polo Championships at Avery Aquatic Center on Sunday.

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Stanford softball heading to Florida for NCAA regional

The Stanford softball team earned its first appearance in the NCAA tournament in six years as the 64-team field was revealed Sunday. The Cardinal (32-18) will compete in the Gainesville Regional this weekend.

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Menlo's Ronoh just misses a chance to qualify for NAIAs

A school record fell at the Oxy Invite, the last chance meet before the NAIA National Track and Field Championships in Alabama, but no one else was able to qualify from Menlo College despite some fast times.

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Stanford responds with Pac-12 baseball victory over Cal

Erik Miller took a shutout into the sixth inning, Tim Tawa hit a three-run home run and No. 2 Stanford took a 5-2 Pac-12 Conference series-clinching baseball win over California on Sunday at Evans Diamond.

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Little wins her fourth straight Pac-12 javelin title

Mackenzie Little captured her fourth consecutive Pac-12 women's javelin title and Steven Fahy repeated in the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase in a lightning-delayed performances on the opening night of the conference championship meet.

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A good day for Gunn, SHP swimmers and Gunn badminton

The Gunn girls swimming team ended its season on a good note, placing fifth at the CIF State Championships at Clovis West on Saturday. The Gunn badminton doubles team of Cynthia Wong and Cindy Tung won a CCS title Saturday.

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Paly boys, Menlo girls each capture a league lacrosse title

The Palo Alto boys lacrosse team won their final regular-season match last week to move into a three-way tie for the SCVAL lead. On Saturday, the Vikings won the league title outright after beating Los Gatos 12-6 at Mountain View.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Gunn's Freeman throwing his weight around at CCS trials

Gunn's Jared Freeman posted the top qualifying marks in both the shot put and discus Saturday at the Central Coast Section track and field trials at Gilroy High. Menlo School's Charlotte Tomkinson qualified with the second-fastest time

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Stanford women end softball regular season with a loss to UW

Stanford wasn't able to upset the apple cart, leaving second-ranked Washington with a share of the Pac-12 Conference softball title Saturday. The Huskies beat the Cardinal 3-0 while UCLA was losing to grab a piece of the top prize.

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Stanford men end tennis season in NCAA Round of 16

Sameer Kumar and Timothy Sah each won their singles matches but No. 12 Stanford's men's tennis season came to an end Saturday in a 4-2 setback to No. 5 Virginia in the Round of 16 of the NCAA Super Regional in Charlottesville.

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M-A wins a berth in CCS tourney; SHP loses final game

Jake Albro drove in two runs, Tyler Nelson had three hits and drove in a run and Menlo-Atherton drove itself into a Central Coast Section berth, beating Jefferson 5-0 in Saturday's Peninsula Athletic League divisional playoff.

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Menlo falls in championship match of CCS tennis

The Knights played well enough to win it all but Bellarmine played a little better Friday, getting a few shots to go its way at important moments, and took home the title trophy with a 4-3 decision over Menlo at the Courtside Bay Club

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Palo Alto taking momentum into the CCS baseball playoffs

If momentum means anything the Palo Alto baseball team has got to feel pretty good about its chances in the Central Coast Section playoffs. The Vikings go into CCS on a high note after an 8-2 win at Wilcox in the championship game of t

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Cardinal women skip into NCAA water polo semifinals

Aria Fischer tied a career high with five goals, Madison Berggren added four and second-ranked Stanford beat No. 8 Pacific, 18-9, in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship on Friday at Avery Aquatic Center.

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Stanford women heading to NCAA tennis quarterfinals

Janice Shin's 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 clincher powered No. 3 Stanford past No. 14 Kansas 4-3 on Friday in the NCAA Women's Tennis Super Regional at Taube Family Tennis Stadium despite losing the doubles point.

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Cardinal corner: lacrosse loses to Irish, softball to the Huskies

Sophomore Katherine Gjertsen scored four times and junior Mikaela Watson added three but Stanford women's lacrosse fell to Notre Dame, 15-9, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night at Martin Stadium in Evanston, Ill.

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Menlo vs. SHP, Paly vs. Los Gatos for girls lacrosse tiles

Menlo School beat Menlo-Atherton 11-10 in the semifinals of the West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division semifinals. Sacred Heart Prep topped Mitty 13-4 just up the street, setting up a rematch of last year's league title contest.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Huskies too much for Stanford softball to handle in opener

It was a tale of two innings and the second-ranked Washington softball team took better advantage of its one inning, leading to a 5-2 victory over Stanford in a Pac-12 Conference game Thursday night in Seattle.

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Of local note: M-A grad into Santa Clara Hall of Fame

Menlo-Atherton and Santa Clara University grad Kevin Dunton will be inducted into the Santa Clara Athletic Hall of Fame on May 18. Dunton, who played with Bob Melvin at M-A and the Palo Alto American Legion program, was inducted into M-A's Hall of Fame in 1996.

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Oaks report: Women's volleyball, basketball add players

The Menlo College women's volleyball program announced announced its 2019 recruiting class on Thursday. The four who signed with the Oaks are all junior transfers. The Oaks women's basketball program signed a player from Barcelona.

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Preps: SHP, PA lacrosse; Menlo tennis going for titles

Max Sloat scored six goals and added an assist and the Sacred Heart Prep boys lacrosse team downed visiting Bellarmine 18-10 in the semifinals of the West Catholic Athletic League playoffs. Menlo School will be looking to add another Central Coast Section boys tennis championship trophy to its extensive inventory Friday at Courtside Bay Club in Los Gatos.

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PAL baseball: A tale of two different one-run games

Menlo earned a one-run PAL Bay Division victory though the Knights needed 14 innings and four hours to earn a 3-2 home decision over Burlingame on Wednesday. Sacred Heart Prep scored the game's first nine runs but needed a double play in the bottom of the seventh to secure its 11-10 PAL Bay Division victory over Hillsdale.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Cardinal women make the cut, advance to NCAA golf tourney

No. 4 Stanford clinched its spot in the NCAA Women's Golf Championships that begin May 17 at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas by virtue of its fourth-place finish at the East Lansing Regional on Wednesday. The Cardinal shot a 14-over 878 over three rounds, including a 2-over 290 on each Tuesday and Wednesday to hold steady above the cut line.

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Palo Alto beats Los Gatos in playoff baseball cliffhanger

Dean Casey and Josh Kasevich combined on an eight-hitter to help Palo Alto edge Los Gatos 1-0 in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division baseball playoff game Wednesday. Ritter Armsbaugh drove in the only run of the game for the Vikings.

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The goal for Stanford is a seventh NCAA water polo title

The Pac-12 Conference is aptly nicknamed "the conference of champions," and Stanford is home to a record 120 NCAA titles, three more than UCLA's 117, though the Bruins did reach 100 first. The second-ranked Cardinal women's water polo team, already in possession of six national titles, hopes Stanford remains a home of champions this weekend.

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Stanford's Allister named Pac-12 softball Coach of the Year

Stanford's second-year coach Jessica Allister earned Pac-12 Softball Coach of the Year honors, the conference announced Wednesday. Allister joins her former Stanford coach John Rittman (2001, 2004) as winners of the award. The Cardinal also had five players selected to Pac-12 All-Conference teams, including a pair named All-Freshmen.

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