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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cardinal corner: Stanford baseball clicks on all cyclinders

Junior Quinn Brodey was a double from the cycle, freshman Will Matthiessen earned his first win and junior reliever Colton Hock moved up the Stanford baseball record books as the No. 15 Cardinal downed Long Beach State, 7-3, in a Tuesday matinee at Sunken Diamond.

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Oaks paint themselves artistic baseball victory

Menlo pounded 16 hits en route to an 11-3 victory over the Academy of Art at Laney College on Tuesday. Menlo scored in six of the game's nine innings on Tuesday afternoon and improved its record to 25-6 overall while Academy of Art fell to 12-18 overall.

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Prep report: M-A tennis clinches ninth straight PAL title

The Menlo-Atherton boys tennis team added another victory to its collection, downing host Burlingame, 6-1, in a Peninsula Athletic League match on Tuesday. The Bears (14-3, 11-0) have won 123 of their last 124 PAL matches dating to the final two matches of 2008.

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Paly track and field teams get some distance on Milpitas

The Palo Alto boys track and field team improved to 3-0 in SCVAL competition with a fairly easy, 90-37, victory over visiting Milpitas on Tuesday. The Palo Alto girls, however, needed some big points out of its group of distance runners to outscore the Trojans, 72-55.

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M-A track and field teams have enough talent to think big

The Menlo-Atherton track and field team has simple goals for the season: win a league championship and qualify as many athletes to the Central Coast Section meet as possible.

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Menlo College's Getzelman repeats as GSAC Player of Week

It's a different week, but the same result for No. 7 Menlo College's slugging center fielder. Jordan Getzelman received the Golden State Athletic Conference player of the week award for the second consecutive week, making him the second player this season to take home the honors back-to-back.

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Cardinal corner: Doubles key to Stanford tennis win

Following an amped doubles point, solid singles play in the four, five and six positions powered the 22nd-ranked Cardinal past visiting 25th-ranked Illinois, 4-2, win Monday afternoon at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

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Prep report: Woodside beats SH Prep in PAL baseball

Gators starter Mike York struck out five in his four innings but Sacred Heart Prep dropped a 4-2 decision to visiting Woodside in a PAL baseball game on Monday.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Palo Alto baseball 'slams' host Saratoga in SCVAL play

Ethan Stern hit a grand slam, Ben Cleasby hit a two-run homer and the Palo Alto baseball team overwhelmed host Saratoga, 12-2, in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division game Monday.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cardinal corner: Forood wins career game No. 400

Lele Forood won her 400th game as a Cardinal coach when the fifth-ranked Stanford qomen's tennis team topped visiting Hawai'i, 4-0, Sunday at Taube Family Tennis Center.

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Stanford native wins ANA Junior Inspiration golf tourney

Of local note
Stanford native Lucy Li won the ANA Junior Inspiration by four strokes with a tournament total 3-under-par 213 and earned an exemption into the LPGA's first major of the season, the ANA Inspiration.

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Stanford fencers finish 10th at NCAA championships

Carly Weber-Levine recorded a team-best 12-11 mark as the Stanford fencing season concluded Sunday with the women's competition in the NCAA championships at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis.

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For the Stanford women, NCAA hoops win was in the details

Brittany McPhee suggested an adjustment for herself at halftime of Sunday's NCAA regional basketball final and Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer agreed. It turned out to be a pivotal moment in a game full of pivotal moments.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Cardinal corner: Kinamon helps Stanford to DH split

The No. 17 Stanford baseball team shook off the rust from a 13-day break and earned a doubleheader split with Utah on Saturday. The Cardinal was shut out in the opener, 4-0, but exploded for 13 hits in a 6-4 win in the nightcap at Sunken Diamond.

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Top five finish for Stanford men at NCAA swimming finals

The fifth-ranked Stanford men's swimming and diving team saw its season end Saturday as the fifth-place finisher at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Indiana University Natatorium.

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Prep report: Menlo's Miranda runs memorable mile

Menlo junior Robert Miranda took 10th in the Legends Mile in 4:14.85, eclipsing his own league record, at the invitational Azusa Pacific Meet of Champions on Saturday.

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Oaks' timber leads to conference softball victory

Keely Hernandez drilled a two-run home run and Menlo College downed visiting Arizona Christian, 8-3, Saturday to complete a two-game Golden State Athletic League sweep. The Oaks won, 4-0, on Thursday.

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Three Palo Alto NJB All-Star teams in national tournament

For the first time in years, and maybe ever, three Palo Alto NJB All-Stars teams have qualified for the Nationals tournament this weekend in Orange County. They are the boys' eighth grade; boys' sixth grade; and girls' fourth grade.

Saturday, 11:17 AM | No comments yet
Prep report: Bears beat rain and the Gators in WBAL play

Grace Tully scored four times and the Menlo-Atherton girls lacrosse team opened West Bay Athletic League play by defeating visiting Sacred Heart Prep, 9-6, on a rainy Friday.

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Cardinal corner: Stanford in synch for U.S. Collegiate crown

The Stanford synchronized swimming team tries for its second consecutive U.S. Collegiate Championship crown on Saturday at Ohio State University.

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Stanford men keep their place in NCAA swimming finals

Abrahm DeVine set a program record while finishing fifth with a 3:37.73 in the 400 IM and No. 5 Stanford held onto sixth place on Friday at the NCAA men's swimming and diving championships at the Indiana University Natatorium.

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Stanford women seek the win at the end of the rainbow

Erica McCall recorded 23 points and 12 rebounds, Karlie Samuelson scored 15 points and the eighth-ranked Stanford women's basketball topped No. 14 Texas, 77-66, on Friday night to reach the Lexington Region final of the NCAA tournament.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Eastside rolls over Rolling Hills to win state title

The Eastside Prep girls basketball team made its third consecutive trip to the Division V state finals Friday. But this one was nothing like the first two. Instead of having to battle down to the final buzzer, the Panthers opened a big lead early and never let up in a 63-40 victory over Rolling Hills Prep at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Prep report: SHP swims to pair of nonleague victories

Gaby Ma, Corinne Charlton, and Matte Snow each won a pair of individual events and swam on a winning relay as the Sacred Heart girls swimming team beat visiting Valley Christian, 88-82, in a nonleague meet Thursday.

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Massialas takes a stab at first in national fencing

Stanford Olympian Alexander Massialas earned the lead in men's foil Thursday after three rounds of the National Collegiate Fencing Championships at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

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Everything in place for Stanford synchronized swimmers

Defending champion Stanford started strong Thursday on the first day of the U.S. Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championships at Ohio State University.

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Cardinal women hope to mess with Texas in NCAA hoops

Expect No. 14 Texas to play better this time around. No. 6 Stanford will need to play a little better too. The teams meet Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA women's basketball tournament in Lexington.

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Shoults paces Stanford's day in NCAA men's swimming

Multiple first-team All-America honors and an all-around team effort propelled Stanford up to sixth place on Thursday at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

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Eastside prepares for third straight state hoops appearance

The Eastside Prep girls basketball team is making it a habit of playing for the state Division V championship. When the Panthers take on Rolling Hills Prep of San Pedro on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, it will be their third consecutive appearance in the state championship game.

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Prep report: Cleasby helps Paly run down a victory

Ryan Chang made sure an unearned run stood up as he pitched a three-hitter to keep Palo Alto undefeated in Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division baseball action. The Vikings edged visiting Saratoga, 1-0, in a classic pitching duel.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cardinal women synchronizing routines to Columbus time

The Stanford synchronized swimming team begins defense of its U.S. Collegiate National title this week at the Ohio State University Aquatic Center in Columbus, Ohio. Competition begins Thursday.

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Cardinal corner: Stanford baseball opens Pac-12 season

Baseball is back. No. 17 Stanford returns from a 12-day break to take on Utah in its Pac-12 opener at Sunken Diamond this weekend. All three games can be seen on the Pac-12 Networks.

Wednesday, 9:19 PM | No comments yet
Stanford men open NCAA swim meet with school mark

The No. 5 Stanford men's swimming and diving team set a program record in the 800-yard freestyle relay to open the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships Wednesday night at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.

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Cardinal corner: Stanford duo earns All-Pac-12 recognition

Stanford's Elizabeth Price and Rachel Daum earned All-Pac-12 women's gymnastics honors the conference announced Tuesday. Price earned first-team recognition on vault and bars, and second-team honors on floor. Daum claimed the first All-Pac-12 award of her career, being named to the second team in the all-around.

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Prep report: Menlo tennis tunes for big tourney with league win

The Menlo School boys' tennis team tuned up for its weekend trip to the prestigious All-American Invitational at Corona del Mar and the Costa Mesa Tennis Center in Southern California by beating visiting Harker, 7-0, in a WBAL league match on Tuesday.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Palo Alto's Sellier headed to USA All-American rugby event

Palo Alto High senior Marion Sellier has been selected to join the USA Rugby high school All-American Tropical 7s Tour in Orlando, Fla. the week of April 11.

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Menlo's Getzelman earns GSAC baseball weekly honor

There are many reasons why the seventh-ranked Menlo College baseball team is off to a 22-5 start (11-2 in GSAC play). One of those reasons has been the play of junior outfielder Jordan Getzelman, who was named Player of the Week in the Golden State Athletic Conference on Tuesday.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Prep report: Palo Alto goes on softball scoring spree

Mackenzie Glassford collected four hits and the Palo Alto softball team won its third straight Monday, beating host Castilleja, 18-1, in a rain-shortened nonleague game.

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The path to NCAA gymnastics finals go through Emerald City

The Stanford women's gymnastics team will compete at the NCAA Seattle Regional on Saturday, April 1, at 4 p.m., where it will pursue a bid to the NCAA Championships.

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McPhee airs it out for Stanford in NCAA hoops tournament

Brittany McPhee scored 21 points, Alanna Smith added 19 and the Cardinal women's basketball team downed host Kansas State, 69-48, on Monday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

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Lavorato leaving Sacred Heart Prep for TKA football job

Pete Lavorato, who built Sacred Heart Prep into a high school football power, is leaving SHP to take the head coaching job at The King's Academy. Lavorato cited TKA's proximity to his home in Saratoga as the primary reason for his decision.

Monday, 9:42 PM | 2 comments
Local runners on the right track in weekend invitationals

Menlo-Atherton's Terrance Matthews-Murphy raced 11.23 to win the 100 meters at the St. Francis Invitational on Saturday. He nearly pulled off a double, placing second in the discus with a heave of 146-7.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Prep report: Gunn baseball tops Mills; M-A tops Paly lacrosse

Eli Tannenwald pitched five scoreless innings, Josh Radin collected two hits and drove in two runs and the Gunn baseball team beat visiting Mills, 9-2, in a nonleague game Saturday. Menlo-Atherton beat Palo Alto in girls lacrosse for the first time since 2009.

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Danielson makes successful track and field debut

In his collegiate debut and first track and field meet in three years, Trevor Danielson unleashed one of the top javelin throws in Stanford history at the Hornet Invitational at Sacramento State on Saturday.

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Stanford women place fifth at Pac-12 gymnastics final

Elizabeth Price tied for second on floor (9.925) and tied for fifth on vault (9.900) and Nicolette McNair tied for fourth on beam with a career-high 9.925 to help the Stanford women's gymnastics team record a season-best 196.625 and finish fifth at the Pac-12 Championships on Saturday afternoon.

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Wild basketball journey continues for Eastside Prep girls

Kayla Tahaafe, a 5-7 point guard, scored 29 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in leading Eastside past Priory, 66-58, and to Eastside's third consecutive trip to the girls' Division V state championship game.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

NCAA swimming: Stanford's 19-year title drought is over

Stanford claimed its first women's swimming and diving national title since 1998 on Saturday. The Cardinal had 13 different All-Americans combine for 47 All-America honors, eight individual national championships and two relay titles during the four-day NCAA championship meet inside IUPUI Natatorium.

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A grand basketball season ends in overtime of title game

Palo Alto's boys' basketball season ended with a 65-61 loss to James Logan in the championship game of the Northern California Division I regionals, one game shy of playing for a state final. Regardless, the Vikings showed character in reaching as far as they did.

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Cardinal corner: Stanford women ace Arizona

The fourth-ranked Stanford women's tennis team won its seven straight, breezing past Arizona, 6-1, on Saturday afternoon at Taube Family Tennis Stadium in a Pac-12 match.

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Cardinal women survive NCAA first-round hoops game

Alanna Smith had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Karlie Samuelson hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points, and the No. 2 seed in the Lexington Region survived the Aggies' spirited upset bid for a 72-64 victory that earned the Cardinal a trip to the second round.

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Prep report: Palo Alto takes over first in SCVAL baseball

Jackson Hall and Nathan Willis each had a pair of hits and drove in a run, relief pitcher Jack Varner got out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth and the Palo Alto baseball team remained unbeaten in SCVAL play, beating visiting Milpitas, 5-2, on Friday.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Eastin, Ledecky help keep Cardinal in NCAA swim lead

Sophomore Ella Eastin set an American record, and freshman Katie Ledecky won her second individual title to push top-ranked Stanford further into the lead at the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships inside IUPUI Natatorium on Friday night.

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Cardinal corner: Sun Devils are cooked in women's tennis

The fourth-ranked Stanford women's tennis team cruised past visiting Arizona State, 4-0, on Friday at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium, recording its sixth shutout of the season.

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Stanford's Fox works OT to reach All-American status

Redshirt sophomore Paul Fox has become Stanford wresting's 20th All-American as he beat yet another seeded wrestler Friday in an unlikely run during the NCAA wrestling championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Prep report: M-A tennis unbeaten in the PAL

Casey Morris outlasted Carlmont's Thomas Reznik, 7-5, 6-4, at No. 1 singles, leading the Menlo-Atherton boys tennis team to a 6-1 victory over host Carlmont in a PAL match Thursday.

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NCAA swimming: The short and long of winning freestyles

Junior Simone Manuel, in the 50 free, and freshman Katie Ledecky, in the 500 free, each earned national titles in record-setting fashion to lead top-ranked Stanford on Thursday night at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships inside IUPUI Natatorium.

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Palo Alto High to get a new athletic director in the fall

Assistant AD Therren Wilburn was named Palo Alto High's full-time athletic director Thursday, a job he will assume in the new school year. Current Athletic Director Kathi Bowers, who has overseen the construction of the Peery Center, Paly's newest athletic facility, will be returning to teaching.

Thursday, 9:17 PM | No comments yet
Stanford hosting the Pac-12 gymnastics championships

Stanford junior gymnast Elizabeth Price is a six-time All-American, an NCAA vault champion, Pac-12 Gymnnast of the Year, Pac-12 Specialist of the Year. Price and the Stanford women's gymnastics team will be performing at the Pac-12 championships, to be held at Maples Pavilion on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.

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Palo Alto's Zhou has a 'Wow' moment in figure skating

Palo Alto's Vincent Zhou (USA) rose from fifth place to strike gold in Men's Free Skating at the International Skating Union's World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei, on Thursday.

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Cardinal corner: Fox reaches NCAA wrestling quarterfinals

Stanford redshirt sophomore Paul Fox knocked off two seeded wrestlers Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships at the Scottrade Center.

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Prep report: M-A lacrosse, PA softball win league openers

Jack Wolf scored both of his goals in the fourth quarter and the host Menlo-Atherton boys' lacrosse team opened Peninsula Athletic League play with a 7-4 decision over defending league champion Sacred Heart Prep on Wednesday night.

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