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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Chryst throws TD pass, pancake block in Stanford victory

Keller Chyrst has game and he showed it in No. 18 Stanford's 55-17 rout of visiting Arizona on Saturday night, putting the Cardinal atop the North Division of the Pac-12 football standings entering a bye week.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Cardinal men force ovetime, lose MPSF match to Trojans

In a see-saw battle between two of the top men's water polo programs in the nation, No. 3 USC pulled out a 12-8 overtime victory over No. 2 Stanford Saturday morning at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center in Los Angeles.

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Palo Alto goes two overtimes to end three-game losing streak

After dropping three straight football games while giving up an average of 49 points per contest, it was time for Palo Alto to turn things around. The Vikings did that in the most unusual way Friday night with a 42-35 double-overtime victory over visiting Saratoga.

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Stanford women earn Pac-12 soccer victory at Arizona State

Cardinal corner
Andi Sullivan and Haley Rosen each scored a goal to help lead the No. 5 Stanford women's soccer team past host Arizona State, 2-0, Friday night in a Pac-12 Conference match.

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Menlo College women sweep to a volleyball victory over La Sierra

Fresh off a Tuesday night victory over former Cal Pac Conference foe Pacific Union and a six-hour drive Thursday morning, the Menlo College women's volleyball team made the Golden Eagles of La Sierra its second Cal Pac victim this season following a sweep in Riverside on Thursday night.

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Stanford's Morris scores twice for U.S. Under-23 team in victory

The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team, led by a pair of goals from Stanford's Jordan Morris, started its run in the 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship with a 3-1 win against Canada at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Stanford volleyball needs wins just to stay among the leaders

The importance of beating Arizona on Wednesday night will be made more clear Friday night should the eighth-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team can find a way to beat host No. 6 Arizona State in a Pac-12 Conference match.

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Martinez fits into Stanford's defensive plans quite well

Stanford football coach David Shaw needed less than five minutes to determine that Blake Martinez was a perfect fit for his defense. After a frustrating couple of years dealing with various setbacks, Martinez has spent the past two years proving Shaw right.

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Unbeaten Castilleja takes control of the WBAL golf race

Prep roundup
The Castilleja golf team grabbed control of the West Bay Athletic League race with a 201-226 dual-match victory over the Sacred Heart Prep girls on Wednesday at Stanford Golf Course.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Stanford women show a flare for the dramatic in Pac-12 play

Down 2-1, the eighth-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team fought back to defeat No. 14 Arizona, 15-25, 25-15, 21-25, 25-23, 17-15, Wednesday at the McKale Center in Tucson. The Cardinal improves to 8-3 overall and to 2-1 in the Pac-12, while the Wildcats drop to 11-4 and 1-2 in conference.

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EPATT serves aces while raising funds for literacy program

Former tennis stars Lindsay Davenport and Brad Gilbert helped the East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring (EPATT) after-school program for underserved kids in the local community host its second EPATT Kids Cup Pro-Am Tennis Tournament at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Center last Saturday.

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Former Stanford pitcher Davis makes it back to the majors

Former Stanford baseball pitcher Erik Davis, 28, had been in the Boston area, where he lives in the offseason with his fiancee, for a few days when he got a call from Washington assistant general manager Doug Harris in early September.

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This trio of Cardinal running backs complements each other

Football notebook
The power running game that has helped carry Stanford to national prominence has been on full display the past two weeks at USC and Oregon State. The 18th-ranked Cardinal collected 195 yards in the 41-31 upset of the sixth-ranked Trojans, and 325 in the 42-24 victory against the Beavers.

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Gunn girls grab control of the SCVAL golf race as Paly loses

The Gunn girls grabbed control of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League golf race on Tuesday with a victory over Saratoga, coupled with Palo Alto's loss at Los Gatos.

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Menlo women gain some volleyball revenge on Pacific Union

The Menlo College women's volleyball team drew inspiration from a crowded gym full of supporters and took a bit of revenge on visiting Pacific Union on Tuesday night, beating the Pioneers, 25-23, 25-16, 25-22, in a nonconference match.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Stanford women golfers wind up 10th in tourney

The nationally No. 2-ranked Stanford women's golf team finished 10th in the ANNIKA Intercollegiate Presented by 3M on Tuesday at the Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.

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Menlo-Atherton finds a new head coach for boys soccer

Of local note
Menlo-Atherton has hired Leonid ("Leo") Krupnik as the new head coach for the boys varsity soccer team. Krupnik comes to M-A with an extensive background in collegiate and professional soccer.

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Stanford women not used to being underdogs in volleyball

The eighth-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team heads to Tucson Wednesday in unfamiliar territory. The Cardinal and host Arizona are two of six teams tied for fourth place in the Pac-12 Conference.

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Stanford track assistant takes over top job at Texas State

Cardinal corner
Jody Stewart, Stanford's associate head coach for track and field, has been named Director of Track and Field/Cross Country at Texas State, the Sun Belt Conference school announced Monday.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Menlo College's Thompson delivers big cross-country victory

In just the second race of the young season, the Menlo College women's cross country team got its first individual win on Sunday at the Pacific Union Invitation in Angwin. Megan Thompson put in a gutsy performance on one of the toughest, hilliest courses the Oaks will race all season and bested Simpson's Holly Pebbles in the final mile to claim the first place finish with a time of 21:46.

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Stanford grad Piscotty involved in 'gruesome' collision

St. Louis Cardinals rookie and Stanford grad Stephen Piscotty left Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on a cart after being involved in a gruesome outfield collision with teammate Peter Bourjos. An initial scan came back negative.

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Stanford takes a few steps forward at women's golf tournament

The second-ranked Stanford women's golf team moved up two places Monday in the ANNIKA Intercollegiate Presented by 3M at Reunion Resort in Florida. After posting a 1-over-par team score of 289 in Sunday's first round, the Cardinal combined for a 1-under 287 and is in seventh place in the talented 12-team tournament at even-par 576.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Stanford men capture a pair of water polo wins in Davis

Cardinal corner
Adam Abdulhamid scored nine goals on the day and the second-ranked Stanford men's water polo team came away with two more wins Sunday, beating Santa Clara, 18-5, early and dispatching San Jose State, 20-5, later as part of the Aggie Invitational in Davis.

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McCaffrey, ground game churning out yardage for Stanford

Football notes
Christian McCaffrey is quickly establishing himself as one of the most dynamic and versatile offensive players in the country. He ranks third in the country in all-purpose yards, averaging 222 per game. In 117 plays, he has rushed for 445 yards, added 157 yards in receiving, and returned kickoffs for 260, totaling 889 yards.

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SHP ends two-game losing streak by scoring 76 points

Weekend prep roundup
The defensive coaches on both sides of the field couldn't be happy with the final score in Saturday's nonleague football game between Sacred Heart Prep and host Carmel. The offensive coaches, however, had be smiling.

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Paly, Gunn produce individual winners at the Stanford Invitational

Cross country
Palo Alto junior Kent Slaney and Gunn senior Gillian Meeks pulled off a rare double in cross country at the annual Stanford Invitational on Saturday as each ran off with individual titles at the Stanford Golf Course.

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The weather was hot and the Oaks hotter in double soccer victory

Menlo report
Eli Bunton scored twice and the Menlo College defense took care of the rest in leading the Oaks to a 4-0 victory over host Arizona Christian in a Golden State Athletic Conference men's soccer contest on Saturday.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Cardinal wins a pair of cross-country titles at own invitational

Stanford roundup
Stanford junior Sean McGorty won the men's race and Stanford earned both team victories at the 42nd annual Stanford Invitational cross country race Saturday at the Stanford Golf Course.

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Menlo rolls to another impressive football victory

Quarterback Mackenzie Morehead and running back Charlie Ferguson combined for 350 yards passing and running, to lead Menlo School to a commanding 42-0 nonleague football win over visiting Carlmont at Woodside High on Friday night.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Menlo sweeps GSAC volleyball match from Arizona Christian

The Menlo College women's volleyball team ended a 13-match skid Friday, beating visiting Arizona Christian, 25-15, 25-10, 25-21, in a Golden State Athletic Conference match.

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Stanford runs away with football victory over Oregon State

Christian McCaffrey rushed for 206 yards, Barry Sanders added 97 yards and scored twice, and No. 21 Stanford downed host Oregon State, 42-24, in a Pac-12 Conference football contest Friday night.

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Cardinal women score late to earn a victory in soccer opener

Stanford roundup
Kyra Carusa scored two second-half goals in less than a minute to help lead the No. 8 Stanford women's soccer team to a 4-1 victory at Utah in the Pac-12 conference opener for both teams Friday.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Gunn wins another water polo battle of coaching brothers

First-year Palo Alto boys water polo head coach Aaron Johnson said he felt no added pressure coaching head-to-head against his older brother, Matt, and his Gunn squad for the first time during a SCVAL De Anza Division matchup on Thursday.

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Stanford's rotation of four running backs makes it happen

The Stanford football coaching staff has been trying to find ways to get the ball into the hands of sophomore Christian McCaffrey since he began to make things happen as a freshman. Cardinal quarterback Kevin Hogan gave the ball to McCaffrey 29 times in last week's 41-31 upset win over USC. That resulted in 152 yards.

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Stanford runners chase titles at annual Stanford Invitational

The 42nd annual Stanford Invitational cross-country meet will be held Saturday at Stanford Golf Course, beginning at 9 a.m. The meet provides a glimpse of the Stanford teams that are regarded as national contenders and serves as a showcase for some of the best high school runners in the state and beyond.

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USA women's volleyball looks to make most of second chance

After falling essentially one set victory shy of qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games at the FIVB World Cup earlier this month, the U.S. women's national volleyball team embarks on its second chance for qualification at the NORCECA Women's Continental Championship, which begin Sunday in Michoacan, Mexico.

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Cal transfer has made a very big impact at defensive end

Brennan Scarlett returns to his home state of Oregon on Friday night as No. 21 Stanford faces Oregon State in Corvallis. The Portland native and fifth-year senior has been a force at defensive end for the 2-1 Cardinal in his first season with the program.

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Top field awaits local water polo trio in MacDonald Invitational

Three local girls water polo teams hope they'll be better than their seeds for the 21st annual Amanda K. MacDonald Invitational this weekend at Menlo School and Menlo-Atherton High.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Davenport, Gilbert at Stanford on Saturday for EPATT Kids Cup

Former tennis stars Lindsay Davenport and Brad Gilbert will help the East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring (EPATT) after-school program for underserved kids in the local community host its second EPATT Kids Cup Pro-Am Tennis Tournament at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Center on Saturday.

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U.S. men qualify for Olympics with golden performance

Team USA punched its ticket to next summer's Rio Olympics by earning gold at the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup on Wednesday in Tokyo. In their final match of the tournament, the U.S. men defeated Argentina, 25-20, 25-21, 17-25, 25-20 at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium.

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Preparation for Oregon State this week began very early

Stanford's preparation for Friday's Pac-12 North football game at Oregon State began in the locker room at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum last Saturday night.

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Menlo girls pull off marathon volleyball win over SHC

Tuesday's prep roundup
The Menlo School girls pulled off a marathon volleyball victory over visiting Sacred Heart Cathedral on Tuesday night by rallying for a 25-19, 15-25, 18-25, 28-26, 24-22 nonleague triumph.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Oaks draw up overtime ties in their GSAC soccer openers

Oaks report
The Menlo College men's and women's soccer teams each finished with the same result in their Golden State Athletic Conference openers on Tuesday. The men played to a scoreless draw with visiting Biola. The women tied Biola, 1-1.

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Cardinal women escape Bears' lair with volleyball victory

Freshman Hayley Hodson recorded 18 kills and had five blocks to lead eighth-ranked Stanford past host California, 25-23, 27-25, 20-25, 25-16, in the Pac-12 women's volleyball opener on Tuesday night in Berkeley.

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Hogan injury status clouds preparations for Oregon State

Kevin Hogan's left ankle injury, early in the second half of Saturday's 41-31 upset of then-No. 6 Southern California, remains worrisome for the No. 21-ranked Cardinal (1-0 Pac-12, 2-1 overall) as it prepares for Friday night's game against Oregon State in Corvallis.

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U.S. volleyball men one win away from qualifying for Olympics

FIVB volleyball
Stanford grad Erik Shoji was named the Most Impressive Player for digging and receiving in the path of Russia's tough serves and attacks, recording a match-high 14 digs to help the U.S. men's national volleyball team keep its hopes for Olympic qualification alive with a 25-23, 26-24, 25-17 win over Russia on Tuesday at the FIVB World Cup at Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo.

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Menlo girls topple Harker to open WBAL golf season

Monday's prep roundup
The Menlo School girls opened their 2015 golf season Monday with a 214-217 West Bay Athletic League (Foothill Division) victory over Harker at Menlo Country Club's front nine par 35. The match was not decided until the last foursome posted their scores.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

American men suffer first loss at FIVB World Cup

After a first set in which everything seemed to go right, things went downhill for the U.S. Men's National Team, which fell to Poland, 17-25, 25-15, 25-23, 25-15 on Monday in an FIVB World Cup match in Tokyo.

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Stanford's Hogan is Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week

Fifth-year senior quarterback Kevin Hogan, who engineered Stanford's 41-31 upset against sixth-ranked USC on Saturday night, has been named the Pac-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced Monday.

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