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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Gunn pins down fifth as Cramer wins title at Dyche Classic

Weekend prep roundup
Gunn senior wrestler Ian Cramer produced three straight wins, including two by pin, to capture the 145-pound division at the 2014 Lynn Dyche Classic on Saturday at James Lick High in San Jose. Cramer's efforts helped the Titans finish fifth in the 24-team tourney.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Randle's 24 points not enough to overcome the Cougars

Stefan Nastic and Chasson Randle helped Stanford score 13 of the final 15 points, only to see the rally fall short in a 79-77 nonconference men's basketball loss at host BYU on Saturday night.

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Menlo College's rally falls short in a 61-57 loss to No. 13 Siena Heights in tourney

Oaks basketball
Amber Lane scored 17 points, including a layup that brought Menlo College to within a point of NAIA No. 13 Siena Heights, but the Saints managed to hold onto a 61-57 victory over the Oaks in the first game of the Hoops N Surf Invitational in Honolulu.

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Sputtering offense leads to another loss for Cardinal women

Women's basketball
The seventh-ranked Stanford women's basketball team expects to win games when it holds opponents to fewer than 60 points. That was not the case during a trip to Tennessee this week.

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Friday, December 19, 2014

2014 Girls All-Peninsula Athletic League water polo

BAY DIVISION
Most Valuable Player: Anna Yu (Castilleja) Sr.
Most Valuable Goalie: Francesca Gilles (Menlo-Atherton) Sr.
First Team
Fernanda Kramer (Castilleja) Sr.; Alex Zafran (Castilleja) Sr.; Nadia Paquin (Menlo-Atherton) Fr.; Kyra Sheeper (Menlo-Atherton) So.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Stanford women fall in NCAA volleyball semifinals

The top-ranked and top-seeded Stanford women's volleyball team came up short once again, dropping a disappointing 25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21 decision to No. 5 Penn State in the national semifinals of the NCAA tournament Thursday night in Oklahoma City.

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Stanford women's tennis signs three top national players

Stanford women's tennis coach Lele Forood has announced the signing of three incoming student-athletes to National Letters of Intent. The group will join the Cardinal for the 2015-16 campaign.

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Stanford's Sullivan named national freshman of the year

Women's soccer
Stanford midfielder Andi Sullivan has been named national Freshman of the Year for women's soccer by TopDrawerSoccer.com. Her play was crucial to Stanford's 20-2-3 record, No. 3 final ranking, and run into the NCAA College Cup semifinals.

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2014 Boys All-PAL Bay Division water polo team

Most Valuable Player: Nick Bisconti (Menlo School) Sr.
Most Valuable Goalie: Spencer Witte (Menlo School) Sr.
First Team
John Knox (Menlo-Atherton) Sr.; Matheus Santos (Menlo-Atherton) Sr.; Andreas Katsis (Menlo School) Sr.; Chris Xi (Menlo School) Jr.; Ryan Koel (Mills) Sr.; Jack Beasley (Menlo-Atherton) Jr.; Malcolm Feix (Half Moon Bay) Jr.

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Stanford's Ajanaku among Honda finalists for volleyball

Stanford middle blocker Inky Ajanaku is among the four nominees for the Honda Sports Award for volleyball, joining Wisconsin's Lauren Carlini, Micha Hancock of Penn State and Washington's Krista Vansant.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Randle scores 31, has free-throw streak end in Stanford win

Senior point guard Chasson Randle scored a season-high 31 points, two off his career best, as Stanford beat visiting Loyola Marymount, 67-58, Wednesday night, for its third win in four games.

Wednesday, 9:15 PM | 1 comment
Shooting woes lead to another loss for Cardinal women

Lili Thompson managed to score nine points as No. 7 Stanford's leading scorer in Wednesday's 54-46 loss to host Chattanooga in a nonconference women's basketball game.

Wednesday, 6:51 PM | 1 comment
Stanford's Bowen, Bonanni among finalists for Cutino Award

Stanford's Alex Bowen and Bret Bonanni were named two of three finalists for the prestigious Peter J. Cutino Award, it was announced Tuesday. A group of female finalists will be named at the close of the women's collegiate season, with one male winner and one female winner named at a ceremony in June 2015 at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

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Stanford women have six named to AVCA All-American team

The Stanford women's volleyball team had six players recognized when the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced its All-America selections today. Juniors Inky Ajanaku, Madi Bugg and Jordan Burgess all were named to the first team.

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Stanford's Ipsen wins 1-meter diving title at Winter Nationals

Cardinal corner
Peat an All-American again
Stanford's Kristian Ipsen won the men's 1-meter gold medal to help open the 2014 USA Diving Winter National Championships on Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio. With his victory, Ipsen earned a berth on the 2015 World Championships team.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PASA splashes to second overall at winter national swim meet

Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics came away from the 2014 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals with a second-place finish in the combined standings, a runner-up finish in the boys' meet and a third place by the girls.

Tuesday, 4:39 PM | 1 comment
Eastside Prep boys quietly compile a 7-0 hoop mark

Prep roundup
Perhaps the best-kept secret in local basketball circles is the Eastside Prep boys, who have quietly compiled a 7-0 preseason record while flying completely under the radar.

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Stanford's Johnson earns national freshman hoop honor

Cardinal corner
Already a two-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week, Stanford forward Kaylee Johnson picked up her first national honor on Tuesday, earning Women's National Freshman of the Week accolades from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA).

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Stanford has four receive All-America honors from SI.com

Four Stanford student-athletes earned SI.com All-America football honors, as announced Tuesday. Andrus Peat headlined the group with his selection to the first team.

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Menlo College football has four competing in all-star game

Menlo College football will have Cam Grad, Brandon Soohoo, Keith Bowman and Ray Roach take part in the D2-NAIA Challenge on Saturday at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Stanford's Johnson is Pac-12 Freshman of the Week in hoops

Stanford forward Kaylee Johnson was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for her performance in the Cardinal's 82-43 victory over Santa Clara on Sunday evening, the conference announced today.

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Hewitt helps keep Bengals atop the AFC North

Rookie Ryan Hewitt from Stanford had the best day of his young career, catching three passes for 34 yards, as Cincinnati stormed past rival Cleveland, 30-0, on Sunday in Week 15 of the National Football League season and stayed atop the AFC North.

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Top Oregon high school running back commits to Stanford

Of local note
Portland's Central Catholic High senior running back Cameron Scarlett, ranked among the top 30 players at his position in the nation, announced his decision to attend Stanford on the Oregonian website Monday morning.

Monday, 12:12 PM | 1 comment
Palo Alto girls will take 5-0 soccer mark into the new year

Weekend prep roundup
Christmas has come early for the Palo Alto girls soccer team, which has presented itself with a 5-0 record heading into 2015 following an 8-0 nonleague romp over visiting South San Francisco on Saturday.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Orrange leads Stanford women past Santa Clara, 82-43

Amber Orrange scored a season-high 20 points, Kaylee Johnson matched her season-best with 22 rebounds and No. 7 Stanford beat visiting Santa Clara, 82-43, in a nonconference women's basketball contest Sunday.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Stanford women sweep Florida to advance to Final Four

NCAA volleyball
Morgan Boukather and Jordan Burgess each had 12 kills as the top-ranked Cardinal secured a spot in the Final Four in Oklahoma City on Thursday with a sweep of Florida, 25-17, 25-22, 25-21, Saturday in Ames, Iowa.

Saturday, 8:25 PM | 1 comment
Brown wakes up in time to lead Stanford men past Denver

Anthony Brown came off the bench to score 17 points and grab six rebounds, leading Stanford to a come-from-behind 49-43 victory over Denver in a nonconference men's basketball contest.

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Menlo's Lacy finishes 10th in national cross-country finals

Menlo School senior Lizzie Lacy didn't run to victory at the 36th annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals on Saturday, but she did come away with at least a moral triumph at Balboa Park in San Diego.

Saturday, 5:51 PM | 1 comment
Sowards scores 15 points as Menlo women win third straight

Aaliyah Sowards scored 15 points, one of four players to reach double figures, and the Menlo College women's basketball team dispatched visiting Cal State San Marcos, 88-56, in a nonconference game on Saturday.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Stanford women beat Oregon State to reach Elite Eight

College volleyball
Junior middle blocker Inky Ajanaku recorded 16 kills, one of four Stanford players to reach double figures, as the top-ranked Cardinal women's volleyball team advanced to the NCAA Elite 8 with a 25-20, 25-14, 22-25, 25-15 victory over Pac-12 rival Oregon State on Friday in Ames, Iowa.

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Stanford men's soccer duo named to All-American team

Stanford sophomore forward Jordan Morris and junior defender Brandon Vincent were named 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire First Team All-Americans when the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced the latest of its individual player awards on Friday morning.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Stanford's Peat named All-American on two other teams

ESPN.com honors Peat
Stanford offensive lineman Andrus Peat earned his second All-America honor in as many days on Thursday as the left tackle was named to the Walter Camp All-America second team. ESPN.com named him an All-American on Friday.

Thursday, 5:10 PM | 1 comment
Top-ranked Stanford women's volleyball opens the Sweet 16

The third round of the NCAA women's volleyball tournament will match the veteran against the newcomer when Stanford takes on Oregon State in the Ames (Iowa) Regional on Friday.

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SHP's 13-0 football season is certainly worth celebrating

Sacred Heart Prep football coach Pete Lavorato was in need of some holiday cheer earlier this week and headed over to a small Christmas party on campus to perhaps find it.

Thursday, 3:25 PM | 1 comment
SHP boys bounce back with hoops win in tournament

Wednesday's prep roundup
With Corbin Koch pouring in 25 points, the Sacred Heart Prep boys bounced back from a season-opening loss on Tuesday to defeat Irvington, 83-75, in the consolation semifinals of the Burlingame Lions Club Tournament on Wednesday.

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Stanford men's soccer honored on All-Far West Region Team

Four Stanford men's soccer players, the program's most since 2000, were named to the 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Men's All-Far West Region Teams it was announced Wednesday.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Peat, Montgomery named to All-American team

Junior left tackle Andrus Peat and senior wide receiver Ty Montgomery earned All-American honors from CBS Sports on Wednesday.
Peat was a second-team selection at offensive tackle with Montgomery claiming second team honors as an all-purpose performer.

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2014 All-PAL Bay Division football team

Offensive Player of the Year: Anthony Gordon (Terra Nova) Sr.
Defensive Player of the Year: Ben Burr-Kirven (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr.
Special Teams Player of the Year: Riley Tinsley (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr.
Coach of the Year: Pete Lavorato (Sacred Heart Prep)

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Stanford field hockey coach is tops in West Region

Cardinal corner
Stanford head coach Tara Danielson was named the 2014 4U Field Hockey/NFHCA West Region Coach of the Year, as announced Wednesday by the organization.

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2014 All-MTAL Eight-Man Football Team

Player of the Year: Aidan Lucero (Pinewood) and Jackson Hill (Trinity Christian)
Coach of the Year: Frank Leonard (Trinity Christian)
First Team
Jackson Hill (Trinity Christian); Aidan Lucero (Pinewood); Bailey Marsheck (Priory)

Wednesday, 9:57 AM | 1 comment
M-A boys hold off SHP in final seconds to open hoop tourney

Tuesday's prep roundup
Menlo-Atherton sophomore guard Eric Norton converted a three-point play with five seconds left in the game to carry the Bears to a 51-49 victory over Sacred Heart Prep in the opening round of the Burlingame Lions Club Tournament on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, 9:52 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Stanford volleyball puts six on Pacific North teams

Six Stanford women's volleyball players have been named to the All-Pacific North Region teams, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced today. Stanford's five first-team selections to the all-region team is a school record, while its six overall picks are also a program best.

Tuesday, 1:33 PM | No comments yet
2014 All-SCVAL De Anza Division football team

Most Valuable Player: Christian Rita (Milpitas) Sr.
Outstanding Quarterback: Justin Hull (Palo Alto) Jr.
Outstanding Running Back: Joey Wood (Los Gatos) Sr.
Outstanding Wide Receiver: Joey Medeiros (Saratoga) Sr. and Eli Givens (Palo Alto) Jr.

Tuesday, 11:28 AM | No comments yet
Darrin Nelson all set for College Football Hall of Fame induction

Former Stanford football great Darrin Nelson will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame this evening as one of the 14 members of the class of 2014.

Tuesday, 10:19 AM | No comments yet
Menlo College's Calicdan earns All-American honors

Menlo College senior outside hitter Courtney Calicdan added another major achievement to her long list of accolades when she received honorable mention on the 2014 Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball All-American Team on Monday.

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CCS co-champions are off to a slow start in girls soccer

Monday's prep roundup
Menlo School and Sacred Heart Prep reached the Central Coast Section Division III girls soccer finale last season and shared the title after playing to a deadlock. Neither team, however, is in championship form quite yet.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Gunn grad Tyler qualifies for 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials

Gunn High grad Tori Tyler qualified for the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials by finishing eighth in the women's division at the California International Marathon on Sunday in Sacramento. The 27-year-old Tyler clocked two hours, 38 minutes, 48 seconds and averaged 6:04 per mile.

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Menlo-Atherton girls off to fast hoop start with tournament title

Weekend prep roundup
The Menlo-Atherton girls basketball team is off a perfect start to the season after winning the Sonoma Dragon Classic on Saturday with a victory over tournament host Sonoma Valley, 40-23.

Monday, 9:27 AM | No comments yet
Menlo's Lacy runs herself into national cross-country finals

The Menlo School girls soccer team will have to wait a little longer for Lizzie Lacy to join the team this season after the senior qualified for the Foot Locker National Championships in cross country on Saturday.

Monday, 8:47 AM | 1 comment