Recent Scores

Womens Basketball:
Arizona Christian 87, Menlo 72, today
Mens Basketball:
Arizona Christian 62, Menlo 58, today
Boys Basketball:
Palo Alto 84, Independence 60, today
Mens Tennis:
UCLA 4, Stanford 2, today
Mens Baseball:
Stanford 5, Kansas 0, today
Mens Basketball:
Oregon 75, Stanford 73, today
Girls Soccer:
Menlo-Atherton 3, Palo Alto 0, today
Boys Basketball:
Priory 77, Thomas More 47, today
Girls Soccer:
Sobrato 3, Menlo 2, today
Boys Lacrosse:
Palo Alto 15, Archbishop Mitty 10, yesterday
Boys Baseball:
Menlo 2, Sequoia 1, yesterday
Boys Lacrosse:
Palo Alto 15, Mitty 10, yesterday
Mens Baseball:
Menlo College 15, St. Katherine's 4, yesterday
Womens Softball:
Menlo College 8, Arizona Christian 2, yesterday
Boys Basketball:
Bellarmine 56, Menlo-Atherton 37, yesterday
Girls Basketball:
Valley Christian 61, Menlo-Atherton 58, yesterday
Womens Softball:
Stanford 10, St. John's 4, yesterday

Athletes of the Week

Mikaela Topper
Pinewood basketball
The senior guard scored a season-high 23 points and matched her season-high with five assists in Pinewood's victory over Priory last Friday.

Nolan Peterson
Menlo soccer
The senior goalie helped the Knights to a pair of victories over Priory and SHP last week that assured Menlo of its first league title in 15 years.

Sports Calendar

Girls Basketball
Priory vs. CSU/Pacific Collegiate at Alma Heights Christian (CCS Division V) 7 p.m.
Boys Basketball
Palo Alto vs. Homestead/Independence at Fremont (CCS Division I) 7 p.m.
Girls Basketball
Menlo vs. TBD at Notre Dame Belmont (CCS Division IV) 7 p.m.
Girls Basketball
Palo Alto vs. TBD at Piedmont Hills (CCS Division I) 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 26
Mens Baseball
Kansas at Stanford 1 p.m.
Monday, February 27
Boys Golf
Palo Alto vs. Sacred Heart Prep at Sharon Heights 3 p.m.
Boys Golf
Gunn vs. Los Gatos at Sharon Heights 3 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28
Girls Softball
Menlo-Atherton at Castilleja 3:30 p.m.
Girls Softball
Lincoln at Gunn 3:30 p.m.
Boys Tennis
Sacred Heart Prep at Harker (Santa Clara Tennis Center) 3:30 p.m.
Boys Tennis
Palo Alto at Homestead 3:30 p.m.
Boys Baseball
Pioneer at Palo Alto 3:30 p.m.
Girls Softball
Santa Clara at Palo Alto 3:30 p.m.
Boys Tennis
The Nueva School at Pinewood 3:30 p.m.
Boys Baseball
Menlo at Sacred Heart Prep 3:30 p.m.
Boys Tennis
Gunn at Saratoga 3:30 p.m.
Mens Baseball
UC Davis at Stanford 5:30 p.m.
Girls Lacrosse
Salinas at Gunn 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 2
Mens Basketball
Stanford at Colorado 6 p.m.
Womens Basketball
Stanford at Pac-12 tournament (Key Arena, Seattle) 7 p.m.
Friday, March 3
Mens Baseball
Texas at Stanford 6 p.m.
Womens Basketball
Stanford at Pac-12 tournament (Key Arena, Seattle) 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 4
Mens Basketball
Stanford at Utah 1 p.m.
Mens Baseball
Texas at Stanford 2 p.m.
Womens Basketball
Stanford at Pac-12 tournament (Key Arena, Seattle) 7 p.m.

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Mens Basketball, Oregon State vs. Stanford, Wednesday
Highlights from Stanford's 79-66 victory over Oregon State

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Sports Headlines

Bears turn offensive in girls soccer victory over Paly
Josephine Cotto, Diana Morales and Margaret Child each scored and the Menlo-Atherton girls' soccer team surprised host Palo Alto, 3-0, in the quarterfinals of the CCS OPen Division on Saturday. Saturday, 5:50 PM

Ducks avoid a basketball upset in the closing seconds
Reid Travis did everything he could to help the Stanford men's basketball team beat Oregon. The Ducks just didn't cooperate, scoring in the final 15 seconds to nudge the Cardinal, 75-73, in a Pac-12 game Saturday. Saturday, 6:23 PM

Beavers dam up way to Pac-12 title; Allman sets a record
Cardinal corner
Another late play by Oregon State led to another Beavers victory over visiting Stanford, 50-47, Friday night that all but clinched the outright Pac-12 women's basketball title. Saturday, 4:57 AM

Stanford's Howe backs her way into an American record
Sacred Heart Prep grad Ally Howe joined in the record-setting fun for the Stanford women's swimming and diving team at the Pac-12 Championships in Federal Way on Friday. The Cardinal won four events, set two more American records and swept the podium in two events. Saturday, 4:24 AM

Pinewood girls cut up SI; Eastside falls short of SHC
CCS Girls Open
You could sort of say the Pinewood girls were ready for the opening round of the Central Coast Section Open Division basketball playoffs. The Panthers beat St. Ignatius, 79-46, on Friday at Gunn. Eastside College Prep was ready, but fell, 70-66, to SH Cathedral. Saturday, 1:07 AM

Menlo-Atherton boys, girls lose in CCS Open Division openers
For 10 or 15 minutes, Menlo-Atherton not only held its ground against top-seeded Bellarmine, it held the lead Friday night in a hotly-contested first-round Central Coast Section Open Division boys game at Fremont High. The M-A girls rallied from a double-digit deficit but fell to Valley Christian. Saturday, 12:49 AM

Late rallies lift SH Prep, Gunn boys to CCS hoops wins
Prep report
Sacred Heart Prep needed overtime. Gunn needed a big fourth quarter. Both teams took advantage of their opportunities to reach the quarterfinal round of their respective Central Coast Section Divisions, the Gators in Division IV and the Titans in Division II. Friday, 2:45 AM

Stanford women go 5-for-5 at Pac-12 championships
Cardinal corner
A different day but the same results. The Stanford women's swimming and diving team placed first in all five contested events Thursday at the Pac-12 championships in Federal Way. Friday, 12:38 AM

Pinewood boys get the offense moving in CCS D-5 victory
Host Pinewood led 31-6 after one quarter and 52-9 at halftime before turning off the jets in Thursday's 67-19 CCS Division V victory over Kehillah Jewish, in which a running clock was employed in the fourth quarter. Thursday, 11:06 PM

Menlo women take out Hope in GSAC basketball contest
Celina Pagan scored 19 points and the Menlo College women's basketball ended a seven-game losing streak, beating visiting Hope International, 90-58, in a Golden Gate Athletic Conference contest Thursday. Friday, 1:02 AM

Stanford sailing to the far corners of the country
Stanford's sailing team begins its spring schedule this weekend when it sends squads to opposite ends of the country to compete in the McIntyre Team Race in Redwood City and the Charleston Women's Trophy in Charleston, South Carolina. Thursday, 2:57 PM

Menlo College names Hart as women's soccer coach
San Francisco native Robin Hart was announced as Menlo College women's soccer coach on Thursday. She spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at NCAA Division II Cal State Sonoma, where she helped the team to a CCAA regular season championship in 2015 and a runner-up finish in 2016. Thursday, 11:14 AM

M-A freshman comes up big in CCS soccer victory over Paly
Goalkeeper Charlie McKay's varsity high school career is five games old and he played like a four-year veteran in helping Menlo-Atherton survive penalty kicks and advance in the CCS Division I tournament. Thursday, 1:23 AM | 2 comments

The Knights record a Boom-ing road victory in Santa Cruz
CCS Girls soccer
Freshman Cameron Boom had three goals and an assist to help lead Menlo School to a first-round CCS Division II girls soccer victory in Santa Cruz. Sacred Heart Prep, also in Division II, and Gunn, in Division I, each suffered home losses. Thursday, 12:43 AM

Sacred Heart Prep boys shock Prospect in CCS soccer
The Sacred Heart Prep boys soccer team pulled off a shocker. The Gators, seeded No. 16 in the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs, went on the road Wednesday and knocked off No. 1 seed Prospect 1-0. Wednesday, 11:44 PM

Shaw's brilliant goals carry the Knights to CCS win
In the age of video, one can only hope a camera was rolling when Menlo School's Alistair Shaw delivered what proved to be the game-winning goal on Wednesday. Playing No. 15 Overfelt of San Jose in a Central Coast Section Division II first-round boys soccer match, the junior Shaw had a goal for the ages in the first overtime period. Wednesday, 11:02 PM

Stanford women in tune on first day of Pac-12 swimming

Kehillah Jewish makes the most of its first CCS appearance

Gunn boys have a chance to end the season on a positive note

Stanford grad Azevedo bids water polo a fond farewell

Stanford's Fischer named MPSF Newcomer of the Week

Cardinal women rally to take 'Big Easy' by storm

Gunn boys draw early CCS basketball, soccer openers

Seniors get a win in their final basketball game at Maples

Paly boys, girls basketball teams find Open door closed



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