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November 24, 2004

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Palo Alto Online

Publication Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Sports Shorts Sports Shorts (November 24, 2004)

THE MENLO BEAT . . . The Menlo College women's basketball team opened its season with a pair of victories at the Bon Appetit Classic in Portland, Ore. The Oaks beat Willamette, 72-60, on Saturday, and then downed host Lewis & Clark, 49-35, on Sunday. Maria Gomez scored 19 points to lead the Oaks past Willamette. Nicole Johnson added 16 points and Kepua Lee had 15. Ashlynn Dolcini grabbed nine rebounds as Menlo held a 41-25 rebounding advantage over Willamette. Lee scored 14 and Gomez added 11 in the win over Lewis & Clark . . . The Menlo College men's basketball team dropped an 80-71 decision to visiting Linfield on Friday in its season opener. James Gilkey scored 13 points and had 14 rebounds to lead the Oaks. Aaron Gentry and Byron Wesley each added 13 points . . . The eighth-ranked Menlo College men's wrestling team lost to host seventh-ranked Southern Oregon, 20-11, on Thursday. Menlo's Sergio Lopez won his match at 133 pounds. Tony Martinez at 141 pounds, Juan Roman at 149, and Artem Krylov at 157 were also winners for the Oaks . . . Three members of the Menlo College women's soccer, including Gunn grad Ja'Net Lawrence, were named first team all-California Pacific Conference. Michelle Lambrechts and Jennifer Courson were also first team selections. Owen Flannery was named Coach of theYear as the Oaks set a team record for victories (13) and advanced to its first ever conference championship. Jenny Skinner, Joyce O'Leary, and Kerry Gaiz were named to the second team . . . The Menlo College women's volleyball team, champions of the Cal Pac, were represented by two members - sophomore Sanoe' Eselu and freshman Alyssa Chang -- on first team all-Cal Pac. Chang was also honored as the conference's Freshman of the Year and Bill Imwalle was named Coach of the Year. Kari Shimomura was a seond team pick while Cindy Epps and Christa Hewett received honorable mention honors.

NOTEWORTHY . . . Palo Alto resident Brian Martin and his partner Mark Grimmette earned their 46th international medal on Saturday with a third-place showing at the World Cup doubles luge event in Sigulda, Latvia, the first in a nine-race series. "The weather conditions were pretty good for us and the race went pretty well," Grimmette said. Martin and Grimmette will race in Lake Placid, N.Y. on Dec. 3.

COACHING CORNER . . . Sacred Heart Prep is looking for the following coaches: Varsity softball, varsity baseball and varsity girls' lacrosse. Those interested should contact Anthony Thomas, Athletic Director at 473-4031 . . . Castilleja School is looking for coaches for the upcoming season in varsity track and field in addition to an assistant coach for swimming. Interested persons should contact Athletic Director Jez McIntosh at . . . Menlo-Atherton High is looking for a number of coaches for the 2004-05 season: frosh-soph softball, girls' varsity lacrosse and girls' JV lacrosse. Interested persons should contact M-A Athletic Director Pam Wimberly at 322-5311 (ext. 5706).

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