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March 09, 2005

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Palo Alto Online

Publication Date: Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Sports Shorts Sports Shorts (March 09, 2005)

OAKS' CORNER . . . The Menlo College men's wrestling team finished 13th at the NAIA championships in Sioux City on Saturday. Menlo wrestlers Tyrell Blanche, at 197 pounds, and heavyweight Jacob Hallmark each reached the semifinals . . . The Menlo College baseball team won, lost and tied over the weekend in Portland. The Oaks (10-4-1) dropped a 2-1 decision to host Lewis and Clark on Friday. John Palmini drove in Menlo's only run as Jason Bynum took the loss despite allowing one run over 6 1-3 innings. The Oaks came back to beat the Pioneers (7-4-1) in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, 13-1, as Gabe Duran hit a home run and drove in five runs. Derek Kinzler and Matt Gagliardi also homered. Conor Patterson had three hits and drove in three runs as freshman Kevin Boucher (3-0) picked up the win after allowing one run on five hits over six innings. He struck out five. The second game was called because of darkness with the score tied at 6 after nine innings. The Oaks compete in the California Classic beginning Friday in Eagle Rock.

MORE SURGERY FOR NGUYEN . . . Castilleja grad Jackie Nguyen learned she will need further surgery for a knee injury suffered during her high school days. Nguyen, who set a personal best 13-4 1-2 in the pole vault at UCLA during the indoor season, will undergo a third ACL reconstruction and will miss the outdoor season. She will return to action next year with two years of eligibility remaining. Nguyen, nominated for the NCAA Leadership Conference, was fifth in last year's NCAA outdoor national meet.

CARDINAL CORNER . . . Former Stanford women's basketball stars Nicole Powell and Olympia Scott-Richardson were acquired by the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs in a trade with the Charlotte Sting. Powell ended her Stanford career with 2,062 points, third on the all-time list. Scott-Richardson scored 1,524 points for the Cardinal, currently seventh on the career list . . . Stanford senior Nicole Barnhart was recalled to the U.S. women's national soccer team, and will at the Algarve Cup in Portugal beginning Wednesday . . . The Stanford crew program announced it will again host the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic, an invitational rowing regatta held at Redwood Shores on Saturday, April 9 from 9am to 5:30pm, and Sunday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 pm. The regatta features crew races between 17 of the nation's top universities as well as nearly 400 Bay Area community and high school rowers.

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