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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Stanford women reach the podium in NCAA rowing finals

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Highlighted by a third-place finish in the Varsity Eight Grand Final, Stanford placed fourth at the NCAA Division I Women's Rowing Championships Sunday at Lake Natoma in Gold River.

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Stanford product Piscotty is quite a hit with the Cardinals

Former Stanford standout Stephen Piscotty was at a hotel in Des Moines, Iowa last July after his Triple-A Memphis team had just finished a day game against the top Chicago Cubs' affiliate. "The coach told me to meet him in the lobby and I went down there and he told me congratulations. 'You are going up.' That is kind of when it all started," said Piscotty.

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Stanford completes Pac-12 baseball sweep of Oregon

Back-to-back home runs by junior Alex Dunlap and senior Austin Barr sealed a Stanford baseball sweep of visiting Oregon on Senior Day at Sunken Diamond. With the 3-1 victory on Saturday at Sunken Diamond, the Cardinal finished the regular season 31-23 overall and 15-15 in the Pac-12.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Menlo goes from missing playoffs to winning a CCS title

Menlo School didn't get the official championship trophy and it didn't get enough individual medals for each of its players. No matter, nothing will take away from the memory of one of the most astounding turnarounds in Central Coast Section baseball history.

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McNamara qualifies for her first NCAA track and field finals

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Stanford's fifth-year senior Molly McNamara qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the first time and is in line for her first All-America honor.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Beck, Locher lead Stanford to Pac-12 baseball victory

In front of a near-sold out crowd on Fireworks Night at one of the more picturesque venues in college baseball, senior Jonny Locher and freshman Tristan Beck starred for the Stanford baseball team in its 4-2 victory over Oregon on Friday.

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Miklos, Givens lead locals into state track and field meet

Seniors Maya Miklos from Gunn and Eli Givens from Palo Alto had themselves a busy and successful night at the Central Coast Section Track and Field Championships on Friday at Gilroy High. Their reward were multiple berths in next week's CIF State Meet.

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Cardinal have five qualify for NCAA track and field finals

Stanford roundup
Five Stanford athletes qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships through their performances Friday at the NCAA West preliminary meet.

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A successful Stanford rowing career started with a carpool

Simone Jacobs was a soccer, track and water polo standout growing up. As she began her sophomore year at Aragon High in San Mateo, she wanted to try something different. What sport that would eventually be came as the result of a carpool.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cardinal opens final baseball series with a 2-1 win over Ducks

It's going to take nothing short of a miracle for the Cardinal, which beat visiting Oregon, 2-1, in the opener of the final regular-season series on Thursday, to qualify for the NCAA tournament. There are just too many teams ahead of Stanford in the Pac-12 Conference.

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Director's Cup likely to remain in Stanford's possession

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Stanford took control of the Learfield Directors Cup Division I race in the fall, thanks in large part to the men's soccer national title. The Cardinal practically clinched its 22nd consecutive Cup with a national title in women's tennis and national runner-up finishes in women's golf and women's water polo.

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Stanford women named All-American in golf, lacrosse

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Seniors Lauren Kim and Mariah Stackhouse, catalysts for Stanford's first NCAA title in 2015 and runner-up finish Wednesday in Eugene, Ore., have been named All-Americans by the Women's Golf Coaches Association.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A shot at repeating as NCAA golf champs goes slightly awry

The Stanford and Washington women's golf teams battled into sudden death of Wednesday's NCAA championship match, with the Huskies prevailing, 3-2, at Eugene Country Club. The final two matches each needed two extra holes. One went to the Cardinal, the other did not.

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Sacred Heart Prep sending 18 student-athletes to college

For the 10th consecutive year, Sacred Heart Prep will send 12 or more student-athletes to play at the intercollegiate level. The Class of 2016 boasts 18 headed to play 10 different sports in the collegiate ranks.

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Rosco Allen to forego final year of hoops eligibility

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First Team All-Pac-12 forward Rosco Allen will pursue professional opportunities and forego his final season of collegiate eligibility. Allen, who is a senior academically at Stanford, is on track to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree next month.

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Bike Connection wins Palo Alto Little League city tourney title

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Palo Alto Little League wrapped up its regular season in baseball with its annual City Tournament that concluded Sunday, with Bike Connection defeating Stanford Electric, 10-5, in the championship game at Middlefield Ballpark.

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Stanford women golfers have a shot at a NCAA repeat

After going 29 years without an NCAA title, the Stanford women's golf team has a chance to repeat. Earning hard-fought 3-2 wins Tuesday against South Carolina and Duke, the Cardinal meets Washington on Wednesday in an all-Pac-12 final for the national championship

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Menlo School advances to CCS Division II baseball title game

The Menlo School baseball team advanced to the Central Coast Section Division II championship game with a 10-7 victory over visiting Capuchino at San Jose Municipal Stadium Tuesday evening.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Yet another comeback nets Stanford women an NCAA title

Doubles-point deficits. Gutsy individual efforts. Three-set clinchers. Heart-stopping comebacks. "Upsets" of higher seeds. At the end of the day, was anyone really surprised?

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Former Stanford rower helps earn gold medal and trip to Rio

Former Stanford rower Austin Hack, who starred for the Stanford men's rowing program from 2011-14, stroked the United States Men's Eight to the gold medal in the final of the FISA European and Final Olympic Qualification Regatta Tuesday in Lucerne, Switzerland.

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Plumer among seven Stanford athletes on All-Century team

Women's track and field
Current Gunn High track and field coach PattiSue Plumer is among seven former Stanford athletes named to the Pac-12 Conference's All-Century Women's Track and Field team, which was announced Monday night.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Danielson helps Stanford women secure second seed in NCAA golf

NCAA golf
Casey Danielson shot a final-round 68 and finished in a sixth-place tie and the Stanford women's golf team secured the second seed for Tuesday's match-play opener at the NCAA women's golf championships in Eugene on Monday.

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Stanford women face one more challenge in NCAA tennis

Lele Forood and her 15th-seeded Stanford women's tennis team took another step to writing another chapter of an unlikely run to the NCAA championship. The Cardinal topped defending national champ, and sixth-seeded Vanderbilt, 4-2, in the NCAA national semifinal round on Monday in Tulsa, OKla.

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2016 All-Peninsula Athletic League baseball teams

Player of the Year: Andrew Daschbach (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr.
Pitcher of the Year: Jared Milch (Terra Nova) Sr.
Coach of the Year: John Vallero (Terra Nova)

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Future Stanford freshman helps USA women win in water polo

The U.S. and Australian women put their offensive abilities on full display as they combined for 25 goals in a pre-Olympic showcase on Sunday at USC's Uytengsu Aquatics Center in Los Angeles.

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Stanford is sending 42 track athletes to NCAA West Prelims

Forty-two Stanford track and field athletes -- 21 men and 21 women -- plus two relay teams, have qualified for the NCAA West Prelims, the meet that determines the NCAA Championships field. Action runs Thursday through Saturday in Lawrence, Kan.

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Few surprises as local athletes qualify for CCS track finals

For 18 local individuals, the 2016 track and field season includes at least one more meet -- the Central Coast Section Championships on Friday at Gilroy High. In most cases, those advancing were expected to do just that.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Cardinal women remain in contention at NCAA golf tournament

Stanford roundup
Mariah Stackhouse shot a 2-under 70 to help the Stanford women's golf team produce another solid effort Sunday in the third round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships at Eugene Country Club.

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Dunlap delivers game-winning homer in extra innings

Stanford baseball
Junior Alex Dunlap collected a career-high five hits, including the game-winning home run in the 12th inning, Quinn Brodey extended his hitting streak to 13 games and Stanford beat host Washington, 8-7, in a Pac-12 contest.

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Menlo School advances in CCS baseball with dramatic win

In a dramatic sixth inning, Menlo School scored the winner then held off Pacific Grove, 4-2, on Saturday to advance to the Central Coast Section Division II baseball semifinals.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Palo Alto girls defend state relay title with another record

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After preseason trailing, six SCVAL De Anza Division dual meets, prelims and finals at league and section meets, the Palo Alto girls still had something left for the 2016 CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships that wrapped up Saturday at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex at Clovis West High.

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Stanford women rally into contention at NCAA golf tourney

The 12th-ranked Stanford women's golf team improved 12 strokes Saturday to climb into fourth place after two rounds of the NCAA Championships at Eugene Country Club.

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Another rising star shines for Stanford women in NCAA tennis

Caroline Doyle made her mark in what may well become yet another unlikely Stanford run through the NCAA women's tennis tournament. The junior rallied from a third-set deficit to win at No. 3 singles and clinch the Cardinal's 4-3 victory over Michigan in the quarterfinal round Saturday.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Stanford men complete NCAA tennis run with strong finish

The finish proved to be as intense as promised with No. 29 Stanford dropping a tough 4-2 decision to No. 2 UCLA on Friday night in the Round of 16 of the NCAA Championships.

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Danielson's hole-in-one highlights first round for Stanford

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Junior Casey Danielson produced the shot of the day, recording a hole-in-one at the 161-yard par-3 14th, to lead Stanford in the first round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships at cloudy Eugene Country Club.

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Palo Alto girls make waves during state swim prelims

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The Palo Alto girls made the biggest local splash during the prelims of the second annual CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex at Clovis West High.

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2016 boys' All-Peninsula Athletic League lacrosse

First Team
Jack Crockett (Sacred Heart Prep) So.; Frank Bell (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr.; Will Kremer (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr.; Mason Brady (Menlo School) Sr.

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No need for rebuilding as Stanford women look to 2017

Water polo
To come within six seconds of forcing overtime in the championship game of any team sport is impressive. To do so without a handful of key personnel is remarkable.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Stanford grad Walsh looks for four-peat at 2016 Rio Olympics

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Stanford grad and three-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh punched her ticket into the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro Wednesday.

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Stanford women all set to defend their NCAA golf title

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The 12th-ranked Stanford women's golf team, the defending national champion, opens NCAA championship play Friday at the Eugene Country Club in Oregon.

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Stanford women topple Florida, advance in NCAA tennis

Any time Stanford and Florida share the same tennis court, there's bound to be dramatic moments, unexpected results and outstanding tennis. Such was the case in the Round of 16 of the NCAA women's tournament on Thursday as the 15th-seeded Cardinal edged No. 2 seed Florida, 4-3, in Tulsa, Okla.

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Menlo is only CCS baseball survivor as Paly, SHP fall

Prep roundup
The Central Coast Section baseball playoffs are over as soon as they started for Palo Alto and Sacred Heart Prep as both fell in opening-round play Wednesday. The lone survivor was Menlo School, which pasted a 9-3 loss on Soquel.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Stanford's Huang hangs on to win NCAA regional golf title

Sophomore Franklin Huang posted his first collegiate win to steam the Stanford men's golf team to the top of the podium Wednesday at the NCAA Tucson Regional Championships. The unit's win advances Stanford to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, after securing its second regional title in the past three seasons.

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Stanford men win regional, advance to NCAA golf finals

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Sophomore Franklin Huang posted his first collegiate win to spark the Stanford men's golf team to the top of the podium Wednesday at the NCAA Tucson Regional Championships in Marana, AZ

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Stanford's Villa voted Pac-12 Player of the Century in polo

Four-time Olympic medalist Brenda Villa was named the Pac-12 Player of the Century, as announced Monday night when the Pac-12 Networks revealed the Pac-12 All-Century Women's Water Polo roster on 'Pac-12 Sports Report'.

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Palo Alto Babe Ruth baseball hosts annual Little League Night

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Palo Alto Babe Ruth welcomes all Little League baseball players to Baylands Athletic Center on Friday for the program's annual Little League Night doubleheader.

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Three's a charm for SHP girls in WBAL lacrosse playoff finals

Prep roundup
After splitting its regular-season matches with rival Menlo School, a third time was a charm for the Sacred Heart Prep girls in the West Bay Athletic League lacrosse playoff finals on Tuesday night at Palo Alto High.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Edman's late heroics lift Stanford to baseball victory

Junior Tommy Edman had the go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to propel Stanford baseball to a 3-1 nonconference win over UC Davis on Tuesday night at Sunken Diamond.

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Cardinal men extend lead at NCAA regional golf tournament

Stanford roundup
The Stanford men's golf team saw its lead grow at the NCAA Tucson Regional Championships at The Gallery, as the Cardinal was one of only two teams to shoot under par Tuesday in Eugene, Ore.

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Paly's Ali advances to NorCal golf, but his teammates do not

Palo Alto sophomore Ahmed Ali will be making his third trip in as many weeks to the Monterey Peninsula on Monday to compete at the NCGA/CIF NorCal Golf Championships at Corral De Tierra Golf Course. Unlike the past two trips, however, Ali will be traveling without his Paly teammates.

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Top-seeded Paly looks to end losing streak in CCS baseball

Palo Alto will be looking to end back-to-back seasons of first-round exits in the Central Coast Section Open Division baseball playoffs when the Vikings host Valley Christian on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

USA grabs the gold in FINA men's water polo tourney

Luca Cupido scored a goal with two seconds left to lift the USA men's national water polo team to a 10-9 win over Australia on Sunday and the gold medal at the FINA Men's Intercontinental Tournament in Yokohama, Japan. Stanford grad Tony Azevedo was named FINA Men's Intercontinental Tournament MVP.

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Huang leads quartet of Stanford golfers under par at NCAAs

Four Stanford men's golfers finished under par as the Cardinal grabbed the lead Monday in the opening round of the NCAA Tucson Regional Championships at The Gallery Golf Club.

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Alecxih named Pac-12 scholar-athlete in men's rowing

Stanford senior Landon Alecxih was named the Pac-12 Men's Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the conference announced Monday. Alecxih, who rows in the second varsity eight for the Cardinal, owns a 4.013 cumulative grade-point average as a Economics major at Stanford.

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