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Monday, January 26, 2015

Palo Alto High grad Jenks signs Finnish pro soccer contract

Of local note
Palo Alto High graduate Kelly Jenks (Class of 2010) has just signed a pro soccer contract with Finnish Professional League Team Kokkola 10FC.

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Stanford's Boote on early list to compete in the Walker Cup

Cardinal corner
Stanford junior golfer David Boote was selected to an initial 20-man squad for the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team to face the United States at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in September, as recently announced by The R&A.

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Pinewood girls among the nation's best after 13-2 start

Prep basketball
One year ago, the Pinewood girls were 14-1 in their first 15 basketball games. The Panthers eventually improved to 24-1 and wrapped up a 30-3 season by winning the CIF Division V state championship.

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Paly soccer teams head into second half of season on top

Weekend prep roundup
The Palo Alto boys and girls have a day off on Tuesday while the rest of their respective SCVAL De Anza Division soccer foes battle it out. The bye perhaps comes at a good time, after both Paly squads won three times last week.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Schram gives Cardinal wrestlers edge over Arizona State

Stanford roundup
Redshirt freshman Connor Schram gave the Stanford wrestling team the lead and the Cardinal held on to beat visiting Arizona State, 18-13, Sunday in a Pac-12 match.

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Thompson leads Stanford women past USC in Pac-12 hoops

Lili Thompson scored 21 points, making her first 12 free throws in the process, in helping the 11th-ranked Stanford women's basketball team shoot past host USC, 71-60, in a Pac-12 Conference contest.

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Stanford seniors enjoy special night in hoops victory

Call it senior's night out. Chasson Randle, Anthony Brown and Stefan Nastic played a game for the record books. Senior Elliott Bullock also had a big hand in making the late night special for Stanford, which beat visiting Arizona State, 89-70, Saturday night.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Cardinal swimmers take victory lap through Arizona State

Stanford roundup
Freshman Janet Hu led the way with two individual victories as the No. 3 Stanford women's swimming and diving team captured its second win in as many days in Arizona. The Cardinal topped host Arizona State, 131-100, to stay unbeaten against Pac-12 opponents.

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Paly alone in first after knocking Mtn. View out of top spot

Prep girls basketball
Using a big fourth quarter, the Palo Alto girls rolled to a 53-40 victory over visiting Mountain View on Friday night and grabbed sole possession of first place in the SCVAL De Anza Division basketball race.

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SHP boys alone in first place in WBAL basketball race

Boys prep basketball
Sacred Heart Prep's Mason Randall scored 21 points, including four 3-pointers, to help his team to a 60-46 West Bay Athletic League basketball victory over visiting Pinewood on Friday night.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Roberson helps Stanford women rally to hoops win

Briana Roberson earned her first start and played like she wanted to stay there, scoring a career-high 21 points as the 11th-ranked Stanford women's basketball team rallied from another slow start to beat host UCLA, 79-70, in a Pac-12 Conference contest Friday night.

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Conaton a double winner for Stanford men in swim win

Cardinal corner
Patrick Conaton was a double winner in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke, while David Nolan and Thomas Stephens stood up well in the sprint events as the 10th-ranked Stanford men's swimming team beat Host Arizona, 160-101, in a Pac-12 Conference dual meet Friday.

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Another national gymnastics honor for Stanford's Modi

Sophomore gymnast Akash Modi of the No. 2-ranked Stanford men's team was named the College Gymnastics Association Gymnast of the Week for the second consecutive week, as announced by the organization Thursday.

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Local boys named to California-Hawaii All-America team

Seven local boys have been selected by high school water polo coaches to the California-Hawaii All-America team. All seven players are now eligible for the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association All-America team, which will be announced in July.

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Paly soccer teams remain on top after big victories

Prep soccer roundup
The Palo Alto boys and girls remain in first place in their respective SCVAL De Anza Division soccer races following solid victories over Homestead on Thursday.

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SHP girls end streak, take control of WBAL soccer race

Since they began playing against each other in the West Bay Athletic League (Foothill Division) in 2009, the Menlo School and Sacred Heart Prep girls are dead even. The Gators, however, still hold the upper hand.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Randle reaches scoring milestone in Stanford loss

Men's basketball
Chasson Randle scored 26 points and reached a scoring milestone, but the Stanford men's basketball team could not match visiting No. 7 Arizona's firepower, dropping an 89-82 decision to the Wildcats in a Pac-12 Conference contest Thursday night.

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Stanford recruit is nation's top cross-country runner again

Cardinal notes
Stanford signee Grant Fisher, a senior at Michigan's Grand Blanc High School, was named a repeat winner of the Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year award on Thursday. Fisher captured his second consecutive Foot Locker national championship in December in San Diego.

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SHP boys rally from 2-0 deficit to survive in soccer

Wednesday's prep roundup
A possible undefeated soccer season in the West Bay Athletic League was slipping away for the Sacred Heart Prep boys when they fell behind by two goals against host Crystal Springs on Wednesday. But, the Gators never gave up.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stanford men drop home volleyball match to the 49ers

Daniel Tublin had 16 kills and 12 digs but the 12th-ranked Stanford men's volleyball team fell to visiting Long Beach State, 18-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-22, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match Wednesday night.

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Orrange among 20 still in running for Wooden Award

Stanford senior point guard Amber Orrange was among 20 women's basketball players named to the John R. Wooden Award Women's Midseason Top 20, it was announced Wednesday.

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Castilleja coach Brenda Villa named to Pan Am committee

Brenda Villa, the most decorated athlete in international women's water polo history, has been named to the Executive Committee of the Union Americana De Nacion (UANA) through the 2019 Pan American Games.

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SHP, Pinewood boys set for first-place showdown

Prep basketball
The three-way tie in the West Bay Athletic League boys' basketball race is down to just a pair of teams, and that tie will change again on Friday night.

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Palo Alto boys finally break through to beat Mountain View

Prep boys soccer
The Palo Alto boys soccer team has had a thorn in its side for a number of years, and that annoyance was Mountain View. Entering this SCVAL De Anza Division season, the Vikings had been winless against the Spartans in six straight matches.

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Paly girls bounce back from first loss, earn co-lead in soccer

Prep girls soccer
The Palo Alto girls defeated Mountain View for the first time since 2007 on Tuesday and the victory couldn't have come at a better time as the Vikings' 2-0 triumph moved them into a tie for first place in the SCVAL De Anza Division soccer race.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Stanford rally falls short in Pac-12 setback to Sun Devils

Women's basketball
Amber Orrange and Lili Thompson helped trigger a fierce second-half comeback, but the rally fell short as Arizona State held on to beat Stanford, 60-57, in a Pac-12 Conference women's basketball on Monday. The Sun Devils won at Maples Pavilion for the first time in 31 years.

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Stanford men's tennis duo teams for doubles title

Cardinal corner
Playing together for only the second time this season, Stanford's Tom Fawcett and Maciek Romanowicz captured the Sherwood Cup doubles title on Monday morning in Thousand Oaks.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lakin scores another wrestling title for Menlo College men

Oaks roundup
The seventh-ranked Menlo College men's wrestling team took eight wrestlers to the Missouri Valley Invitational over the weekend and it was good enough for a seventh-place finish as five individuals placed, including 125-pound champion Troy Lakin.

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Butler wins twice and so does the Stanford wrestling team

Cardinal corner
The Stanford wrestling team won a Pac-12 Conference match at Maples Pavilion, downing Cal Poly, 22-13, and then turned right around to beat visiting Air Force, 27-8, in a nonconference match Sunday.

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Modi helps Stanford men win gymnastics home opener

Sophomore Akash Modi won five individual events and No. 4 Stanford defeated No. 8 California for the second time in as many weeks, earning a 435.500-427.900 victory Saturday night in Burnham Pavilion.

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SHP boys are primed for WBAL hoop showdowns this week

The first two big basketball games of the West Bay Athletic League season are upon the Sacred Heart Prep boys this week, with first place riding on the outcomes.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Another national champion loses on Stanford's home court

The Stanford men's basketball played a different team than the one that was ranked 10th in the nation last year but Saturday night's 72-59 victory over visiting Connecticut still felt like a big win.

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McGorty makes short work of the mile at indoor track meet

Dorst holds Otters scoreless
Stanford's Sean McGorty made his first collegiate track race count by running a sub-4 mile at the UW Indoor Preview on Saturday. McGorty, a redshirt freshman, ran 3:59.34 on the 307-meter Dempsey Indoor oval to place third and become the 14th Cardinal to break four minutes.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Tublin's double-double leads Cardinal men to MPSF win

Stanford roundup
Redshirt senior outside hitter Daniel Tublin recorded his first double-double of the year, posting 15 kills and 10 digs, and the 12th-ranked Stanford men's volleyball team came-from-behind to win, 25-16, 15-25, 28-30, 25-15, 15-11, at Cal Baptist on Friday.

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'Bird' soars to new heights in Stanford's win over Wildcats

Erica McCall scored 13 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds and the 13th-ranked Stanford women's basketball team ran away from visiting Arizona, 77-47, in a Pac-12 Conference game on Friday night.

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Trio of Stanford women selected in the NWSL draft

Three Stanford players -- Chioma Ubogagu, Lo'eau LaBonta, and Kendall Romine -- were selected in the National Women's Soccer League draft Friday, two by the same team. Sacred Heart Prep grad Abby Dahlkemper was taken by the Western New York Flash as the third overall pick.

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Stanford Golf Course selected to host NCAA regional play

Cardinal corner
The NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Golf Committees have selected Stanford University Golf Course as the site for upcoming NCAA Regional Championships, as announced Thursday.

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Stanford grad Gibbs in main draw of Australian Open

Stanford grad Nicole Gibbs, a two-time NCAA singles champion, makes her first appearance in the main draw of the Australian Open, which begins Monday.

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Palo Alto girls see unbeaten soccer streak come to a end

Prep roundup
The Palo Alto girls saw their perfect soccer season come to an end in a surprising 2-1 upset to host Santa Clara on Thursday night. The Vikings (2-1, 8-1) saw the Bruins (2-1-1, 5-2-3) score off two corner kicks while junior Jacey Pederson tallied Paly's lone score.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Stanford men ready to take on defending NCAA champ UConn

Saturday's nonconference men's basketball game against visiting Connecticut may not hold the same significance of last year's contest, though hosting the defending national champions still holds the promise of a marquee matchup.

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New coach knows all about having high tennis expectations

As a collegiate tennis player, Paul Goldstein was associated with the most successful four-year span in the history of Stanford men's tennis. Whether that translates into his coaching career remains to be seen. He is, however, off to a winning start heading into the first tournament of 2015.

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Stanford women may take time to mature into contenders

Lele Forood acknowledged there's a different approach to Stanford's women's tennis season this time around. She started the year with six players, the minimum needed to play, and she did not have any recruits coming in to replace the graduating seniors.

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Hogan will return to Stanford for a final year of football

Saying he wasn't ready to leave, Stanford senior quarterback Kevin Hogan will return for a fifth-year with the football team, he announced Thursday afternoon. Hogan, who is 24-8 as a three-year starter, gave serious thought to making himself available for the NFL Draft, and made his decision Wednesday night.

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Teamwork keeps Paly girls tied for first in De Anza hoops

Prep roundup
Palo Alto juniors Coco Lovely, Alexis Harris and sophomore Lauren Koyama combined for 34 points to lead the Vikings to a 57-44 SCVAL De Anza Division basketball victory over visiting Saratoga Wednesday night.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Stanford men top Cal in Pac-12 basketball contest

Chasson Randle scored 25 points, Anthony Brown had 18 points and Stanford topped host California, 69-59, in a Pac-12 Conference game Wednesday night in Berkeley.

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Randall among final 25 on midseason Wooden Award list

Cardinal corner
Stanford senior Chasson Randle has been named to the Wooden Award Presented by Wendy's Midseason Top 25, as announced by The Los Angeles Athletic Club on Wednesday and selected by a poll of national college basketball experts.

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Stanford's Sullivan is nation's top freshman in soccer

Stanford midfielder Andi Sullivan was named national women's Freshman of the Year by Soccer America on Wednesday. Sullivan becomes the second Stanford player to receive that honor, following Lindsay Taylor in 2008.

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Palo Alto girls remain perfect on the season with a shutout

Prep soccer roundup
The nationally ranked Palo Alto girls exploded for a quartet of goals in the second half while rolling to a 5-0 soccer victory over visiting Saratoga in SCVAL De Anza Division action on Tuesday.

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Pinewood girls continue to roll in WBAL hoops

The Pinewood girls remained unbeaten and atop the West Bay Athletic League (Foothill Division) basketball standings following a 70-38 romp over host Mercy-San Francisco on Tuesday night.

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Palo Alto, Gunn boys remain atop their division hoop standings

The Palo Alto and Gunn boys are still undefeated and sitting atop their respective SCVAL basketball divisions following impressive victories on Tuesday night.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Stanford men give Goldstein his first tennis coaching win

The Paul Goldstein era began with a bang. The four-time All-American tennis star in his playing days with Stanford opened his coaching career at Stanford with a 6-1 nonconference victory over visiting UC Davis on Tuesday.

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Paly grad Joseph Lin earns player of week hoop honors

Of local note
Palo Alto High grad Joseph Lin of Hamilton College has been named the NESCAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week after a career effort in conference outings.

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Trio of former Stanford athletes all set for 'Diamond Diplomacy'

Three former Stanford student-athletes will travel to Central and South America as part of the "Diamond Diplomacy" program, the U.S. Department of State announced Monday. Jeremy Guthrie, Jed Lowrie and Jessica Mendoza are set to travel in the coming weeks.

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Stanford's Price earns Pac-12 honor in women's gymnastics

Cardinal corner
Stanford women's gymnast Elizabeth Price was named the Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Week, as announced by the conference Monday. Price claimed individual victories in both of her events at San Jose State as the Cardinal claimed its first team win of 2015.

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Menlo's state hoop champs to help celebrate school's 100th year

It was just over 25 years ago that Menlo School achieved what only 12 teams in CIF basketball history have -- winning a boys' and girls' state championship in the same season.

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