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Monday, May 29, 2017

Stanford at home to start the baseball road to Omaha

The yellow brick road to Omaha starts at Sunken Diamond this seasin. Stanford is the No. 8 national seed at the NCAA Baseball Championships, and will serve as Regional host to Cal State Fullerton, BYU, and Sacramento State, June 1-5.

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Winaker earns Pac-12 baseball Player of the Week honors

Junior Matt Winaker was selected as the Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week for the second time this season as announced by the conference office on Monday. Winaker had the biggest hit of the weekend to lead No. 9 Stanford (40-14, 21-9 Pac-12) to a Pac-12 road sweep at Washington State.

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American women in China for international water polo events

The United States women's senior national team has a busy two weeks ahead of it. First there's the Kunshan Cup in China, which began Monday against the Netherlands. Then there's the FINA World League Super Final that starts in Shanghai, China on June 6.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Stanford out of the running at NCAA golf championships

Seniors Maverick McNealy and Viraat Badhwar, who represented Stanford with class on and off the course, sank their final putts in a Cardinal uniform and tipped their caps to the crowd on the 18th green at Rich Harvest Farms. The pair helped lead Stanford to three Pac-12 tournament titles and four NCAA appearances over the past four seasons.

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Cardinal corner: Stanford will host a baseball regional

Stanford's Sunken Diamond will once again serve as a host of a NCAA baseball regional beginning Friday. The tournament field were revealed Monday morning on ESPN2.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Total of eight Stanford athletes qualify for NCAA finals

Grant Fisher's 14:12.79 to place first in the 5000 meters headlined the weekend as the Stanford track and field team advanced eight to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, which begin Wednesday, June 7.

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Stanford golfers making progress at NCAAs

Stanford stood its ground Saturday during the second round of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships at Rich Harvest Farms. The Cardinal went 1-under for a 287, six strokes better than its previous circuit on the par-72 track.

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Stanford baseball turns to postseason with high expectations

His final regular season baseball game ended the same way as his first and like many others in-between. With a win. In the final year under head coach Mark Marquess, No. 9 Stanford capped a 40-win season with its seventh consecutive victory, 15-1, over Washington State at Bailey-Brayton Field on Saturday in Pac-12 action.

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Menlo steals a run, wins second straight CCS baseball title

The Menlo School baseball team felt pretty good about its chances. It was one game, winner take all and the Knights had their bonafide ace, Griff McGarry, rested up and ready to go.

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Cardinal corner: Fawcett plays his way into semifinals

Stanford's top singles player Tom Fawcett won yet another big match at the NCAA tennis singles championship on Saturday, earning a 6-2, 6-2 win over Oklahoma's Alex Ghilea to advance to Sunday's semifinals.

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Surpassing expectations lead to pleasant surprises at CCS meet

Menlo School's Robert Miranda and Palo Alto's Michel-Ange Siaba each won a Central Coast Section title Friday night during the track and field championships at Gilroy High, highlighting a brilliant night of success for local athletes.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Baker confirms her reservation for NCAA championships

Stanford junior Olivia Baker qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championships by finishing third in the 800 meters on Friday during the NCAA West Prelims at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas.

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Weather causes suspension of play at NCAA men's golf finals

The course conditions were less than ideal at Rich Harvest Farms when the Stanford men's golf team opened the stroke play portion of the NCAA Championships on Friday. Battling an extended weather delay and steady drizzles, Stanford was unable to complete its first round.

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Stanford's Fawcett reaches QF in NCAA tennis tourney

Stanford junior Tom Fawcett continued his impressive run at the NCAA singles tennis championship Friday, beating California's 12th-ranked Florian Lakat 7-5, 7-5 to advance into Saturday's quarterfinals.

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Women sailors make big jump from last year's national finish

The Stanford sailing team started the Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Championships with a fifth-place finish in the Sperry Women's Championships on Friday at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Center in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Friday, 8:32 PM | No comments yet
Late rally lifts Stanford to another Pac-12 baseball win

As it has done many times over the past two months, the ninth-ranked Stanford baseball team rallied from behind to pull out a another victory, this time a 5-3 win over host Washington State in a Pac-12 Conference contest at Bailey-Brayton Field.

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Stanford women row into semifinal of NCAAs

The No. 8 Stanford women's rowing's varsity eight clocked the fastest time of all 22 boats in the field, winning in its heat Friday morning and advancing to the semifinals during the opening day of the NCAA Championships at Lake Mercer in New Jersey.

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Stanford spears a couple of berths in javelin final

Javelin throwers Mackenzie Little and Jenna Gray became the first Stanford track and field athletes to qualify for the NCAA Championships, through their performances at the NCAA West Prelims on Thursday.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Bubic gets run support in impressive pitching effort

Sophomore Kris Bubic threw seven scoreless and five Cardinal players had multiple hits to lead the No. 9 Stanford baseball team to a 13-2 over host Washington State on Thursday night at Bailey-Branton Field in a Pac-12 contest.

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Cardinal corner: Lee named one of four finalists for Honda Award in golf

Stanford freshman golfer Andrea Lee has been named one of four nominees for the Honda Sport Award for Golf, it was announced Thursday by The Collegiate Women Sports Awards.

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Local track and field athletes are ready for prime time

This is what the top performers from all over the Central Coast Section have been working and pointing toward. The Central Coast Section track and field championships take place Friday at Gilroy High. The top three finishers in each event advance to the state finals in Fresno.

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SH Prep honors student-athletes who will play in college

Trey Holterman nearly became a world champion before he began his senior year at Sacred Heart Prep. Gators senior Maddy Johnston played alongside American Olympians last December on a team that finished fifth in the world. Both were honored recently, with 14 other SHP student-athletes who plan to continue their athletic endeavors at colleges scattered throughout the United States.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Stanford looking to track success at NCAA regional meet

Stanford's track and field teams begin competition at the three-day NCAA West Preliminary Round on Thursday at University of Texas. Of the 48 qualifiers in each individual event, the top 12 placers in each of the nation's two regionals (the other is in Lexington, Kentucky) advance to the NCAA Championships June 7-10 in Eugene, Oregon.

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Cardinal corner: Fawcett wins first-round match at NCAAs

Stanford junior Tom Fawcett opened the men's NCAA tennis singles tournament with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Georgia's Wayne Montgomery in Athens, GA on Wednesday.

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ASU takes advantage of momentum shift for win

Stanford's quest to reach the finals of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships for the third straight year came up short Wednesday at chilly and overcast Rich Harvest Farms. The Cardinal fell in the semifinals to Arizona State, 3-2.

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Stanford, PASA swimmers among those at Santa Clara

Many of the United States' top swimmers, including several Stanford Olympic medalists, will be in action at the Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara's George F. Haines International Swim Center for a final tune-up ahead of next month's Phillips 66 National Championships.

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Florida prevails over Stanford in latest NCAA title meeting

The sixth-ranked and seventh-seeded Stanford women's tennis team fell one step short in its bid to repeat for the first time since 2004-06, dropping a 4-1 decision to No. 1 Florida in the title match on Tuesday night at the NCAA championships in Athens, GA.

Wednesday, 12:55 AM | 1 comment
'Classic Chandler' helps Menlo reach title game of CCS baseball

The Menlo School baseball team is back in the Central Coast Section finals. The defending CCS Division II champion, defeated St. Francis-Watsonville 7-2 Tuesday at San Jose Municipal Stadium.

Wednesday, 12:36 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ting to introduce himself to Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach, meet Menlo School's Max Ting. The junior golfer will make his acquaintance with the Poppy Hills Golf Course a week from Wednesday when the CIF state tournament will take place.

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Cardinal corner: Women golfers in semifinals of match play

Coming from behind, the top-ranked Stanford women's golf team rallied for a 3-2 quarterfinal victory against Baylor on Tuesday morning in the NCAA Championships at rainy Rich Harvest Farms.

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Stanford's McNealy earns Ben Hogan Award as top golfer

Stanford senior men's golfer Maverick McNealy was named the winner of the Ben Hogan Award, as announced Monday by Colonial Country Club, Friends of Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Stanford golfers hope to match past NCAA success

For the third consecutive year, the Stanford women's golf team has advanced to match play in the NCAA Championships. The top-ranked Cardinal took care of business Monday at breezy but sunny Rich Harvest Farms by finishing second in the 54-hole medal play competition.

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Stanford's Davidson delivers dramatic victory in NCAA tennis

Ten hours after the match was originally scheduled to start, senior Taylor Davidson delivered one of the biggest moments of her stellar career, coming from behind to win a third set tie-breaker to clinch No. 7 Stanford's 4-3 victory over No. 3 Ohio State in the NCAA women's tennis championship semifinals at Georgia Tech on Monday.

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Gunn celebrates its future collegiate stars

Twenty-two Gunn student-athletes who have made commitments to pursue their chosen athletic disciplines at the college level were honored Monday at the school gym.

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Stanford's Kuet walks off with Pac-12 weekly baseball honor

Junior Jesse Kuet delivered a dramatic walk off on Sunday, and was named Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week by the conference office on Monday. He hit .556 (10-for-18) with six runs, six RBI and a .600 on-base percentage to help lead No. 9 Stanford (37-14, 18-9 Pac-12) to a 4-1 week and the program's first sweep of Washington since 2011.

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Cardinal corner: A full lineup of academic success

The Stanford softball team earned a program-record five Pac-12 All-Academic first team selections, as announced by the conference Monday. The Cardinal led the conference with nine selections overall.

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Stanford makes return trip to Final Four in women's tennis

Improving to 6-0 this season in three-setters, Emily Arbuthnott outlasted Makenna Jones 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to secure defending NCAA champion Stanford's 4-2 upset of No. 2 seed North Carolina and power the Cardinal into the semifinals of the NCAA Championships.

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CCS track and field finals at Gilroy High are set

Palo Alto distance runners will be in the forefront of the Central Coast Section boys track and field championships Friday at Gilroy High, with four runners qualified in six events.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Stanford's Lee helps women golfers retain hold on third

Andrea Lee fired a 1-under 71 to spark the top-ranked Stanford women's golf team Sunday in Round Two of the NCAA Championships at cold and windy Rich Harvest Farms.

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Classic ending for college baseball's classic coach

Jesse Kuet singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning and the ninth-ranked Stanford baseball team completed a sweep of visiting Washington with a 6-5 Pac-12 victory on Sunday.

Sunday, 6:59 PM | 2 comments
Palo Alto lacrosse: They're all in this together

In an effort to continue the discussion and raise awareness about mental health, the Palo Alto High chapter of of the "Let's Bring Change 2 Mind" club sponsored the second annual "Stick it to Stigma" girls and boys lacrosse game Saturday morning.

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Prep report: Menlo tennis drops NorCal title match to SI

It would have been nice to end the season with a victory but Menlo School won't be complaining about its tennis season, which ended with a 4-3 setback to St. Ignatius in the finals of the USTA/CIF NorCal championship Saturday at Broadstone Racquet Club.

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Gunn boys, Palo Alto girls finish third in state swimming

Palo Alto's Alex Liang put on two tremendous performances at the CIF State Swimming and Diving championships at Clovis West High on Saturday. The combination of Gunn's Michael Lincoln and Max Pokutta also produced impressive performances, helping the Titans finish third in the state.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Hoerner delivers in Stanford's Pac-12 baseball victory

Sophomore Nico Hoerner had three hits and junior Colton Hock recorded an eight-out save as No. 9 Stanford clinched its fifth straight baseball series with a 7-5 win over Washington at Sunken Diamond.

Saturday, 9:36 PM | No comments yet
Knights charge into baseball semis with win over HMB

Menlo School went into the CCS Division II playoffs as the No. 11 seed. But after a 2-1 win Saturday over Half Moon Bay at Sacred Heart Prep, they are two wins away from repeating as CCS champs and winning the seventh CCS baseball title in school history.

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Large Stanford contingent heads to track and field prelims

Thirty-two Stanford track and field athletes, 21 women and 11 men, plus a relay team, have qualified for the NCAA West Prelims, the meet that determines the NCAA Championships field.

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NCAA women's golf tournament is cancelled for the day

The second round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships was cancelled Saturday due to severe weather threats all morning. Top-ranked Stanford is currently in third place.

Saturday, 3:38 PM | 1 comment
M-A girls dive into state swim finals with the lead

Thanks to Mia Paulsen's meet record 529.55 in the 1-meter diving event, the Menlo-Atherton girls swimming and diving team will start Saturday's state meet in first place.

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Palo Alto grad rowing her way into NCAA championships

Palo Alto grad Colette Lucas-Conwell finished the summer on top of the rowing world and she's finishing her senior year at Virginia as a top collegiate coxswain.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

A great night for fireworks and a Stanford baseball victory

Sophomore Brandon Wulff played the national anthem, and then delivered a crucial two-out, two-run single to help No. 9 Stanford baseball to an 8-4 Pac-12 victory over visiting Washington on Friday night.

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Cardinal women won't let elements rain on their parade

Playing in cold, rainy and windy conditions, the top-ranked Stanford women's golf team managed to survive a late winter storm in Illinois and combined for a 23-over 311 Friday and is tied for third following the first round of the NCAA championships at Rich Harvest Farms.

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Cardinal women ready to take a swing at the Tar Heels in NCAA tennis

Freshman Emily Arbuthnott provided her team-leading ninth clincher of the season to complete defending NCAA women's tennis champion Stanford's 4-1 victory over Michigan on Friday at the NCAA Championships in Athens, GA

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Men's tennis season is over; progress just starting

For the first time in five years, Stanford's men's tennis team advanced into the Round of 16 of the NCAA championships ranked as one of the top 16 teams in the country. Wake Forest ended Stanford's season 4-0 on Thursday in Athens, GA but it doesn't end the Cardinal's tennis restoration.

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Marquess' career spanning six decades coming to an end

Mark Marquess, the man synonymous with Stanford baseball, is retiring after 41 years as Stanford head coach. He will lead the Cardinal into its final regularly-scheduled series at home this weekend against Washington. Game times are 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

Thursday, 4:25 PM | 4 comments
Stanford golf's Danielson receives award for her giving

Stanford senior Casey Danielson was awarded the Dinah Shore Trophy, presented to a top collegiate female golfer who has made an impact through leadership and community service, it was announced Thursday by the Ladies Professional Golf Association.

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Stanford roundup: Men's golf wins regional, heads to NCAAs

Top-seeded Stanford rallied to earn a share of the NCAA Men's Golf Stanford Regional Championships crown with Baylor, as the 54-hole event concluded Wednesday at Stanford Golf Course.

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Vikings baseball season ends in frustrating 1-0 loss

Palo Alto has been good enough to earn the No. 1 overall seed in the Central Coast Section baseball Open Division in each of the past two years. The Vikings had the misfortune to run into quality West Catholic Athletic League teams both years too.

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Stanford's Travis gets his year of basketball eligibility back

Reid Travis has received approval of his medical hardship petition and has been granted an extra year of NCAA eligibility. Travis enters the 2017-18 season with two years of eligibility remaining.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A disappointing loss but a step in the right direction

The season came to an end Wednesday for the Palo Alto softball team in a 5-1 loss to host Los Gatos in the Central Coast Section Division I playoffs. But the season ending in the CCS playoffs represents a big step forward.

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Cardinal tennis ready to go to court to net big results

The No. 16 Stanford men's tennis team will face a new foe Thursday as the Cardinal prepares to take on top-seeded Wake Forest for the first time in program history in the NCAA round of 16. Match time is set for 4 p.m. in Athens, Georgia at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

Wednesday, 2:52 PM | No comments yet
Stanford grad Stackhouse looking to make the cut

After playing in several events on the Symetra Tour, Stanford grad Mariah Stackhouse will continue her 2017 campaign on the LPGA Tour this week at the Kingsmill Championship.

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Cardinal corner: Lee named to golf Player of Year watch lists

Stanford freshman Andrea Lee has been named to the Women's Golf Coaches Association 2016-17 PING Division I Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year watch lists, it was announced Tuesday.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

CCS boys tennis singles, doubles tournaments open

Menlo School's Bo Leschly and M-A's Tim Berthier were two of several players who withdrew from the Central Coast Section singles tennis tournament, which got underway Tuesday at the Imperial Courts on the campus of Cabrillo College in Aptos.

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Menlo's Ting shoots his way into NorCal golf tournament

Menlo School's Max Ting finished in a sixth-place tie at the Central Coast Section boys golf tournament Tuesday at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey and qualified for the NorCals.

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Stanford women earn 9th bid to NCAA rowing championships

The Stanford women's rowing program earned its ninth consecutive bid to the NCAA Division I Women's Rowing Championships when selections were announced Tuesday.

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Bears get feisty, overtake Cardinal in NCAA golf regional

Baylor grabbed the lead Tuesday with a 15-under-par 265 at Stanford Golf Course, matching the single-round team record at the NCAA Stanford Regional Championships. The Bears jumped ahead of top-seeded Stanford, as the Cardinal went 2-under beneath overcast skies.

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