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If it's March, it must be Little League time, Palo Alto style

A break in the weather allowed Palo Alto Little League to celebrate a dry and festive Opening Day over the weekend and featured...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2019
Last comment by Deng Zhao, 23 hours ago | 3 comments | 700 Views

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Prep report: Gunn, Paly meet for city dominance in softball

Kylie Ng tripled and drove in two runs, Michele Scwarzwalder had two hits and drove in a run and ther Gunn softball team...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2019
Last comment by Palo Parent, on Mar 21, 2019 at 9:46 am | 3 comments | 742 Views

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Stanford women mark day 1 of NCAA championships with a win

The top-ranked Stanford women's swimming and diving team wasted no time in establishing itself at the NCAA Championships...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Marty, on Mar 20, 2019 at 11:40 pm | 1 comment | 637 Views

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Academy volleyball rewarded with a trip to junior nationals

The Academy Volleyball 17 Gold team, comprised almost entirely of local high school juniors, won the American Division title...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2019
Last comment by LocalFan, on Mar 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm | 2 comments | 1817 Views

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Stanford wrestlers hit the mat at NCAA tournament

The Stanford wrestling team has shown there's a first time for everything after winning its first ever Pac-12 title in the...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by dejiii, on Mar 20, 2019 at 1:42 pm | 1 comment | 701 Views

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Prep report: Paly baseball keeps winning; Paly VB a winner

Hyunwoo Roh and Dean Casey combined on a two-hitter and Palo Alto beat visiting Homestead 3-1 in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2019
Last comment by Lacrosse Parent, on Mar 16, 2019 at 2:44 am | 1 comment | 1119 Views

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Palo Alto 5th and 6th graders win NJB national hoops title

The Palo Alto fifth- and sixth-grade girls National Junior Basketball team may not be ready for the WNBA quite yet but as...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by Derek Mulkey, on Mar 12, 2019 at 9:11 pm | 1 comment | 1763 Views

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Local boys water polo players compete at USA Nationals

Fletcher Middle School's Jordan Affeld and JLS' Julien Chow were two of the seven members of the Stanford Water Polo Foundation...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2019
Last comment by Fantastic!, on Mar 11, 2019 at 12:30 pm | 2 comments | 1445 Views

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First Pac-12 Conference title for Stanford wrestling program

Requir van der Merwe and Nathan Traxler captured individual Pac-12 titles, leading Stanford wrestling to the first team championship...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2019
Last comment by III, on Mar 10, 2019 at 10:54 am | 1 comment | 818 Views

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Pinewood girls fall short of state championship dream

Several things had to go right for Pinewood to achieve its ultimate objective and be crowned the best girls basketball team...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2019
Last comment by Gary, on Mar 10, 2019 at 4:14 am | 1 comment | 831 Views

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Palo Alto's Japić commits to play soccer for Baylor

Palo Alto High school junior Chloe Japić, who played soccer for the school in her freshman year, officially committed to...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by CommunityMember, on Mar 9, 2019 at 9:35 am | 6 comments | 1795 Views

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Stanford hoops recruits named Gatorade State Players of Year

Stanford women's basketball incoming freshmen Haley Jones and Fran Belibi were named Naismith High School Girls’ All-Americans...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2019
Last comment by Stanford in the place, on Mar 9, 2019 at 6:02 am | 1 comment | 919 Views

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Pinewood girls making a return trip to the state finals

Pinewood erased an early deficit and won going away Tuesday, 64-49 over Salesian, in the NorCal Open Division championship...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by We see you Gary, on Mar 8, 2019 at 1:58 pm | 4 comments | 1422 Views

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Pinewood has chance to finish atop girls basketball world

After beating Salesian 64-49 on Tuesday for the Northern California Open Division championship, Pinewood (27-3) will play...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2019
Last comment by Pinewood smarter, on Mar 8, 2019 at 2:49 am | 1 comment | 1183 Views

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Stanford's Smith awarded Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of Year

Stanford senior Alanna Smith has been named the Pac-12 Women Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She is Stanford’s...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2019
Last comment by YP, on Mar 4, 2019 at 4:55 pm | 1 comment | 744 Views

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Pinewood shoots into NorCal final; Priory falls just short

Pinewood, the No. 3 seed in the NorCal Open Division girls basketball playoffs, traveled to Concord on Saturday and beat...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2019
Last comment by Not a Bball Coach, on Mar 4, 2019 at 1:02 pm | 3 comments | 1338 Views

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Eastside Prep boys will way to NorCal win over Nueva

It was a miracle the tiny gym at Eastside Prep didn't burn down. The No. 4 Panthers and 12th-seeded Mavericks, playing for...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2019
Last comment by dsh216, on Mar 1, 2019 at 2:32 am | 1 comment | 878 Views

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Preps: Four M-A wrestlers reach the QFs at state meet

Folashade Akinola, the top seed at 189, leads a quartet of M-A wrestlers into Saturday's quarterfinals of the CIF Girls State...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2019
Last comment by Coach Moore EC, on Feb 24, 2019 at 7:39 pm | 1 comment | 872 Views

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Menlo School girls need one goal to win CCS D-I soccer title

Sophomore Stella El-Fishawy scored in the fourth minute, all the offense Menlo School needed in a 1-0 victory over Christopher...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2019
Last comment by Ross needs a TV Show!!, on Feb 24, 2019 at 7:11 pm | 1 comment | 932 Views

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Palo Alto boys turn extraordinary in CCS D-I hoops

Palo Alto won its eighth in a row Saturday, outlasting Piedmont Hills 42-33 in a defensive struggle, for the Central Coast...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2019
Last comment by Go paly, on Feb 24, 2019 at 4:26 pm | 2 comments | 2079 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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