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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Choy clinches Stanford's women's tennis win in ITA event

Former Sacred Heart Prep standout Sara Choy won at No. 5 singles to clinch Stanford's 4-0 women's tennis victory over South Florida on Saturday as part of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The Stanford men battled to a 4-1 victory over Tulane.

Sunday, 1:57 AM | No comments yet
Woodside rallies in fourth quarter to beat Gunn in hoops

Calvin Kapral scored 20 points to help Woodside rally from a deficit and beat host Gunn in a non-league boys basketball contest on Saturday. Isaiah Minor added 17 points for the Wildcats, who ended a losing streak.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Stanford men send a message with its gymnastics victory

Hosting No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 12 California on Saturday night at the Stanford Open, No. 2 Stanford posted the nation's best score of 420.050 to capture the team title.

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Macmillan helps Stanford men record Pac-12 swimming victory

Will Macmillan won four events, including three individual swims, to lead No. 19 Stanford past visiting Arizona 166-94 in a Pac-12 Conference men's swimming and diving meet Saturday. Palo Alto grad Alex Liang won the 200 fly.

Saturday, 11:34 PM | No comments yet
Stanford wrestlers bring home pair of tournament titles

Stanford's Jaden Abas and Foster Karmon each won wrestling titles at the California Collegiate Open on Saturday at the Student Life and Events Center on the campus of San Francisco State.

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Cardinal women swim past Arizona in Pac-12 dual meet

The fifth-ranked and three-time defending NCAA champion Stanford women's swimming and diving team won all 16 events in a 192-72 Pac-12 dual meet win over visiting Arizona on Saturday at Avery Aquatic Center.

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Stanford men fall to UCSB in nonconference volleyball

No. 3 UC Santa Barbara was held to a season-low hitting percentage, though it wasn't enough for the eighth-ranked Stanford men's volleyball team, which dropped a 25-21, 25-18, 25-18 nonconference decision to the Gauchos on Saturday.

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Prep report: M-A, Menlo boys remain unbeaten in league hoops play

Nick Tripaldi scored 15 points, hitting three 3-pointers, and the Menlo-Atherton boys basketball team beat visiting Woodside 79-31 on Friday night to remain unbeaten in Peninsula Athletic League South Division play.

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Prechtel, Hull help No. 6 Stanford survive hoops scare

Lexie Hull scored a career-high 29 points in helping tyhe sixth-ranked Stanford women's basketball team survive a scare Friday night in beating visiting Colorado 76-68 in overtime.

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Palo Alto boys win SCVAL basketball showdown with Los Altos

The Palo Alto boys basketball team was up for its showdown game Friday with Los Altos and turned in its best performance of the season in a 64-52 victory. The win puts Palo Alto in first place all alone in the SCVAL De Anza Division.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Menlo, Woodside girls top WBAL, PAL soccer races

Senior Carly Retterer scored a goal and assisted on the other as Menlo School topped host Mercy Burlingame 2-1 in a West Bay Athletic League girls soccer match in San Bruno on Thursday.

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Menlo women rally to post GSAC hoops victory over AZU

Menlo College went on a 20-4 run over a five-minute stretch of the fourth quarter to rally from behind and beat visiting Arizona Christian 81-75 on Thursday night in a Golden State Athletic Conference contest.

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Ravenswood's 1962 basketball championship revisited

Menlo-Atherton graduate Dave Newhouse, a longtime sportswriter and columnist, will be the guest of the Palo Alto Historical Association at Sunday's 2 p.m. program at the Palo Alto Arts Center.

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It's on again: Paly and Gunn will meet in a football game

Palo Alto and Gunn will meet in a non-league football game Sept. 4 at Gunn, the first time the two have played since 2012.

Thursday, 4:00 PM | 1 comment
One more high school football game for the area's seniors

Although he's only been around the area for two years, Gunn's Jason Miller was chosen to coach the North in Saturday's Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star football game at Westmont High.

Thursday, 2:35 PM | 1 comment
SH Prep boys play to a tie with Harker in WBAL soccer

Sacred Heart Prep and host Harker played to a 3-3 tie in a West Bay Athletic League boys soccer match Wednesday. As a result, the two schools remain in a virtual tie for the league lead.

Thursday, 2:32 AM | No comments yet
Palo Alto boys rally to beat Milpitas in SCVAL hoops

Ryan Purpur scored 19 points, helping the Paly boys basketball team rally from a halftime deficit to beat Milpitas 58-47 and remain unbeaten in Santa Clara Valley Athletic League play Wednesday.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Trio of former Stanford stars part of SCBHOF first induction

Stanford All-American basketball players and first round NBA draft picks Jarron Collins, Jason Collins and Casey Jacobsen are in the first induction class for the Southern California Basketball Hall of Fame.

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M-A girls come up short in PAL basketball showdown

Aragon proved to be a little too much to handle for the Menlo-Atherton girls basketball team, which dropped 51-40 in Peninsula Athletic League South Division play on Wednesday.

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Menlo, Castilleja, M-A and Woodside all win in girls soccer

Freshman Tabitha Corcoran headed in the go-ahead goal on a corner kick from senior Sidney Peña and Menlo downed Sacred Heart Prep 2-1 in a West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division match Tuesday.

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Pinewood pulls into first-place tie in WBAL girls hoops

Courtni Thompson scored 16 points, had seven rebounds and made four assists as Pinewood girls basketball pulled into a first-place tie in the WBAL with Sacred Heart Prep, beating the Gators 57-41.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Paly girls serve up important SCVAL basketball victory

The Palo Alto and Lynbrook girls basketball teams went into Tuesday's showdown in a tie for first place. Though very different in composition, they demonstrated that they are even.

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Long-time women's volleyball assistant coach steps down

Denise Corlett started her women's volleyball coaching career as a Bruin but she spent a lifetime as a Cardinal. After 31 years and nine national titles at Stanford she announced her retirement Tuesday.

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Menlo, Pinewood, Eastside girls all win Monday hoop games

Sophomore Sharon Nejad scored 16 points in helping the Menlo School girls' basketball team beat Ukiah 68-36 in a Martin Luther King Day game Monday at City College of San Francisco. Pinewood, Eastside also win.

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Menlo boys look to remain unbeaten in WBAL basketball

Menlo School returns home to host Harker at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in a West Bay Athletic League boys basketball contest after coming from behind to beat host Sacred Heart in a battle for first place.

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Menlo College's Orozco named CCC Men's Wrestler of the Week

Menlo College men's wrestler Anthony Orozco was named the Cascade Collegiate Conference Red Lion Wrestler of the Week after winning the 184-pound division of the Missouri Valley Invitational over the weekend.

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

M-A's Smith wins girls wrestling title at 131; Creighton a boys runner-up at MidCals

Palo Alto sophomore Cade Creighton won four matches, one by pin and two others by major decision, to reach the championship match of the 160-pound division of the MidCals wrestling tournament on Saturday at Gilroy High.

Sunday, 11:19 PM | 1 comment
Stanford's Rotsaert reaches title match at Sherwood Cup

Stanford sophomore Alexandre Rotsaert won his fourth straight singles match on Sunday to reach the Sherwood Cup championship on Monday in Thousand Oaks, reaching the title game for the second-straight season.

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Cardinal corner: Gordon a tennis champion at Freeman Invite

Michaela Gordon won her fourth career singles title on Sunday, beating Oklahoma State's Bunyawi Thamchaiwat 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at the Freeman Memorial Championships. Former SHP standout Sara Choy and Emma Higuchi were runner-ups in doubles.

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Sacred Heart Prep boys rebound to win at MLK Showcase

Jai Deshpande scored 17 points in helping the Sacred Heart Prep boys basketball team beat Albany 69-57 at the Piedmont MLK Showcase on Saturday. Isaiah Minor scored 17 points but Woodside fell to host Palma 63-39 in a non-league game.

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Sacred Heart Prep boys rebound to win at MLK Showcase

Jai Deshpande scored 17 points in helping the Sacred Heart Prep boys basketball team beat Albany 69-57 at the Piedmont MLK Showcase on Saturday. Isaiah Minor scored 17 points but Woodside fell to host Palma 63-39 in a non-league game.

Sunday, 9:28 PM | No comments yet
Cardinal women overcome early deficit to win in Pac-12 hoops

Kiana Williams scored eight of her 17 points in the fourth quarter and No. 3 Stanford rallied from a double-digit first-half deficit to beat host Oregon State 61-58 in a Pac-12 Conference women's basketball contest.

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Sacred Heart Prep boys rebound to win at MLK Showcase

Jai Deshpande scored 17 points in helping the Sacred Heart Prep boys basketball team beat Albany 69-57 at the Piedmont MLK Showcase on Saturday. Isaiah Minor scored 17 points but Woodside fell to host Palma 63-39 in a non-league game.

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Fans fill up the gym for Palo Alto-Gunn basketball games

Palo Alto's basketball teams are both in the SCVAL's top division, the De Anza, while Gunn's are in the weaker El Camino Division. But the matchup between the two public schools from Palo Alto and district rivals is a must-see event.

Sunday, 12:28 AM | 7 comments

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Griffith extends winning streak for Stanford wrestling

Shane Griffith extended his winning streak and the 21st-ranked Stanford wrestling team captured six of 10 bouts to defeat host California Baptist, 22-12, Saturday at Van Dyne Gym in Riverside. Stanford improved to 7-1 overall.

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Instead of Chicago, Stanford men win gymnastics meet at Cal

The No. 1 Stanford men's gymnastics team couldn't get to Chicago for the weekend, but it could get to Berkeley, salvaging a weekend of competition. Stanford crossed the bay and participated in a tri-meet with the host Golden Bears.

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M-A, Paly girls win to remain atop basketball standings

Malia Latu scored nine of her 14 points in the fourth quarter and Menlo-Atherton rallied to beat visiting Sequoia in a Peninsula Athletic League South Division girls' basketball game Friday.

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Menlo boys rally with big second half to beat SH Prep

Cole Kastner scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half, helping Menlo School recover from a slow start to beat host Sacred Heart Prep 61-52 on Friday in a WBAL boys basketball contest.

Saturday, 1:48 AM | No comments yet
SHP a surpise leader in WBAL girls basketball standings

Sacred Heart Prep knocked off Menlo 59-55 in overtime Friday. SHP (11-4, 3-0) has a one-game lead in the WBAL over both Pinewood and Menlo with a game coming up Tuesday against Pinewood at SHP.

Saturday, 1:12 AM | No comments yet
Stanford men drop volleyball match to UC Irvine in four sets

Four Cardinal players reached double-digit kills, but No. 9 Stanford dropped an 18-25, 23-25, 25-21, 21-25 decision at No. 7 UC Irvine on Friday inside the Bren Events Center.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Season debut is a winner for Stanford wrestling team

Haydn Maley turned his season debut into a winning night for the No. 21 Stanford wrestling team. He recorded a major decision to help the Cardinal down host Cal Poly, 22-13, in a Pac-12 Conference opener Friday night.

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Menlo girls beat Priory in WBAL soccer; SHP boys win

The Menlo School girls soccer team topped Priory in a West Bay Athletic League match on Thursday. It was also a fruitful day for Sacred Heart Prep boys soccer team, which beat The King's Academy.

Friday, 2:28 AM | No comments yet
Creighton 'just another wrestler' at Palo Alto High

Cade Creighton was one of four Palo Alto wrestlers who recorded a pin Thursday in the Vikings 49-24 SCVAL victory over host Gunn. Sacha Williams, Adar Schwartzbach and Dean Hall also pinned their opponents.

Friday, 1:46 AM | 1 comment
Stanford women take a hoops loss against Ionescu, Oregon

Stanford had a one-point lead over host Oregon in a Pac-12 Conference women's basketball contest Thursday. When Sabrina Ionescu put her foot down, the Ducks flew past the Cardinal 87-55.

Friday, 12:41 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Woodside girls are back on top of PAL soccer race

Woodside denied Menlo-Atherton's chance to move into a tie for the league lead during a Thursday game, which the Wildcats won 3-0. The Bears are in third place behind Carlmont, which beat Sequoia.

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Stanford's Smith taken with overall No. 1 pick of NWSL draft

Stanford sophomore Sophia Smith became the third consecutive Cardinal women's soccer player to be drafted first overall when she was selected by the Portland Thorns of the NWSL on Thursday at the United Soccer Coaches Convention.

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Paly, M-A boys stay atop respective hoops standings

Matt Marzano went for 21 points and Palo Alto beat visiting Mountain View 55-42 in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division boys basketball contest on Wednesday.

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SH Prep stays unbeaten in boys soccer, Menlo also wins

Alexi Stravropoulos scored twice for Sacred Heart Prep and Jackson Aldrich scored twice for Menlo School as both teams won West Bay Athletic League boys soccer games Wednesday.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Stanford men win hoops game at UCLA after 15-year dry spell

Freshman Tyrell Terry turned in another memorable performance, scoring a season-high 24 points, and Stanford beat host UCLA 74-59 in a Pac-12 Conference men's basketball contest Wednesday night.

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Palo Alto girls are playing like a soccer team possessed

The Palo Alto High girls soccer team ended a six-game winless streak Wednesday, beating visiting Saratoga 3-0 in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division contest.

Wednesday, 7:46 PM | No comments yet
Paly wrestlers beat Lynbrook, look forward to meeting Gunn

Palo Alto dominated action in Tuesday night's 54-27 victory over visiting Lynbrook in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division match. Palo Alto won nine of the bouts, six by pin and three by forfeit.

Wednesday, 3:17 PM | No comments yet
SHP, Menlo boys win to set up Friday's hoops showdown

Sacred Heart Prep beat visiting Pinewood 59-38 and Menlo School topped host Eastside Prep 60-44 to set up Friday's showdown between the last two remaining undefeated teams in West Bay Athletic League boys basketball play.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Menlo School girls escape Priory with WBAL hoops victory

Avery Lee scored 20 points and the Menlo School girls basketball team beat host Priory 47-43 in a West Bay Athletic League contest on Tuesday, avoiding a letdown from Saturday's big win.

Tuesday, 10:05 PM | No comments yet
M-A girls 'Kraft' a PAL soccer victory over the Tigers

Junior Alex Kraft scored an unassisted goal early in the game and Menlo-Atherton beat visiting Terra Nova 1-0 in a Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division contest. The Bears won back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Tuesday, 9:35 PM | No comments yet
Stanford's Briones is named MPSF Gymnast of the Week

Stanford freshman Brandon Briones earned Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week after leading the Cardinal to a victory over California at the Cal Benefit Cup on Saturday.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Former Eastside hoops coach enjoying his time in China

After many years coaching at the high school level, Donovan Blythe made the decision to strike out into new territory. He accepted an offer to relocate to China and establish a basketball academy.

Monday, 10:33 PM | 1 comment
Menlo's Jackson earns CCC Player of the Week honors

Menlo College's Tiana Jackson, ranked first among NAIA women's wrestlers at 123 pounds, earned the Cascade Collegiate Conference's Red Lion Player of the Week award.

Monday, 5:37 PM | No comments yet
Stanford men top scoring defense in the Pac-12 Conference

The way junior guard Daejon Davis has applied himself to the defensive end of the basketball court has been a major factor in Stanford's leap to the top of the Pac-12 standings heading into Wednesday's 7 p.m. contest at UCLA.

Monday, 4:58 PM | No comments yet
Stanford's Terry, Jones earn Pac-12 Freshman honors

Stanford's Tyrell Terry and Haley Jones were each named Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Week after both led the Cardinal basketball programs to a pair of conference victories last week. He averaged 16.5 points in the two games.

Monday, 3:27 PM | No comments yet

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