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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Payton Jordan Invitational offers top distance fields

The Payton Jordan Invitational, in its 21st year, has become the destination for fast distance-running, particularly in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters. This year, with Olympic standards at stake, it should be no different on Sunday night at Stanford's Cobb Track and Angell Field.

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Palo Alto baseball finishes off a second-place showing

Friday's prep roundup
The race, and chase, in the SCVAL De Anza Division baseball race is over for Palo Alto. The Vikings have to settle for second place behind Los Gatos, despite a 5-2 victory over visiting Milpitas on Friday.

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Hogan goes to Chiefs, Martinez and Murphy to Packers

Stanford's Blake Martinez and Kevin Hogan were both selected in the NFL Draft on Friday, with teammate Kyle Murphy being tabbed on Saturday. Martinez and Murphy went to the Green Bay Packers and Hogan to the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Gunn boys and Paly girls successfully defend swim titles

After 30 varsity races that included three meet records in the first four events, two swim teams emerged as champions as expected at the SCVAL De Anza Division Championships on Friday at Gunn High.

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Stanford men shrug off cool weather to gain golf momentum

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The fourth-ranked Stanford men's golf team trailed in the early stages of the Pac-12 Conference Championships, which began Friday at The Country Club in Salt Lake City. The Cardinal stayed cool, mounted a brilliant comeback and took a five-shot lead over second-place Cal through 36 holes.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Stanford's Hooper taken by the Falcons in the NFL Draft

Stanford's Austin Hooper was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday. Hooper was the 81st overall pick and second tight end off the board.

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Cardinal women splash to win opening round of MPSF tournament

The third-ranked Stanford women's water polo team scored six of the game's first seven goals and never looked back, beating San Jose State, 10-6, in the quarterfinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament on Friday in Bakersfield.

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Stanford women's lacrosse earns All-MPSF honors

The Stanford women's lacrosse team saw seven Cardinal honored with All-MPSF accolades, including a Rookie of the Year award for Anna Salemo as announced by the conference this week.

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Annual Bay Area Senior Games get under way this weekend

More than 1,200 athletes are now registered for the 10th Annual Bay Area Senior Games, which will run from April 30-June 4 at venues in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

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A perfect finish for Palo Alto boys in SCVAL golf race

Thursday's prep roundup
Palo Alto finished off a fourth straight undefeated season in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League with a 182-220 dual-match boys' golf victory over rival Gunn on Thursday at Santa Teresa Golf Course in San Jose.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Stanford's Garnett goes to 49ers as 28th pick in NFL Draft

Stanford offensive lineman Joshua Garnett was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. Garnett was the 28th pick of the round on Friday. Garnett is Stanford's latest first-round pick and 22nd in program history.

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Stanford's Enriques earns national award as the top libero

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Stanford sophomore Evan Enriques has been named the winner of the Erik Shoji Award as the nation's top libero in men's college volleyball.

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MPSF water polo tourney next stop in Stanford's NCAA quest

Stanford this weekend
You know expectations are sky high for the Stanford women's water polo team when a slow start in a NCAA national championship game is losing the opening sprint. That's from a description of the 2005 title match.

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Palo Alto, SHP baseball teams look secure in second place

Prep roundup
The Palo Alto and Sacred Heart Prep baseball teams are sitting in similar situations in their respective races following important victories on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Gunn grad Mead to be inducted into Johns Hopkins Hall of Fame

Brian Mead, a graduate of Gunn High in 2000, is one of eight news members of the Johns Hopkins University Athletic Hall of Fame. He'll be inducted during ceremonies on Saturday.

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Four Menlo College softball players on All-GSAC team

After concluding the regular season as the No. 1 seed in the Golden State Athletic Conference, four Menlo College softball players were voted to the All-GSAC team.

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Olympic year makes Payton Jordan Invitational a big deal

The 21st annual Payton Jordan Invitational, which has developed into the premier distance-running track meet in the country, takes place Sunday at Cobb Track and Angell Field. The meet is named for the school's legendary former track and field coach.

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Palo Alto divers make it a clean sweep for their careers

Tuesday's prep roundup
Palo Alto seniors Reed Merritt and Mimi Lin made their final appearances at the SCVAL Diving Championships the best of their careers as they swept their divisions in historic fashion on Tuesday at Gunn High.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Brodey's homer not enough as Broncos beat the Cardinal

Sophomore Quinn Brodey homered again, but the Stanford baseball team dropped a nonconference game to host Santa Clara, 4-2, at Schott Stadium on Tuesday night.

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2016 All-PAL Bay Division boys' tennis team

First Team
Casey Morris (Menlo-Atherton) Jr.; Reed Fratt (Menlo-Atherton) Sr.; Thomas Reznik (Carlmont) So.; Landers Ngirchemat (Aragon) Sr.; Hal Tuttle (Woodside) Sr.; Cale Goodman (Burlingame) So.; Lucas Rosenberg (Hillsdale) So.; Drew Davison (Half Moon Bay) Jr.; Phalgun Krishma (San Mateo) Sr.

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Senior Games is looking for volunteers for annual event

Of local note
Volunteers are needed for the upcoming 2016 Bay Area Senior Games. Organizers are looking for high school students from Palo Alto, Gunn, Castilleja, Menlo-Atherton, Menlo School, Sacred Heart Prep, Los Altos, Mountain View, Woodside and Sequoia to help out.

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Pac-12 track and field honors for Shumway, Allman

Weekly awards
Stanford senior Jackson Shumway and junior Valarie Allman have been named Pac-12 Track and Field Athletes of the Week.

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Tennis teams putting finishing touches on regular seasons

Monday's prep roundup
Local tennis teams are putting the finishing touches on the regular season this week, some playing their final league matches before heading into their respective individual tournaments -- all leading into next week's start of the Central Coast Section Team Tournament.

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Stanford's Shaw wins award as nation's top volleyball setter

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Stanford senior setter James Shaw opened the men's volleyball season returning to the court from an injury and now ends the year winning the nation's top award for a setter.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Oaks head into GSAC softball tournament with momentum

The Menlo College softball team ended its regular season with a nonconference doubleheader split against visiting Benedictine Mesa, winning 8-0 and losing 6-5, on Monday.

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Menlo School grad Morkovine wins doubles title in Ojai

Of local note
Daniel Morkovine, a junior from Menlo School, and senior captain Skyler Butts from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps defended their Division III doubles title at the 116th Ojai Valley Tournament, which concluded on Sunday.

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One of Stanford's oldest track records finally falls in 1,600 relay

Weekend track wrap
One of Stanford's oldest track and field records fell on Saturday, smashed by three sophomores and a former walk-on at the Michael Johnson Invitational at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Stanford rolls in finale, ready to host the MPSF tournament

Women's lacrosse
Anna Salemo put together a highlight reel of four goals and two assists Sunday, leading No. 9 Stanford to a 16-10 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation victory over host San Diego State in the regular-season finale.

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Extra-inning loss costs Cardinal baseball a series sweep

Stanford roundup
Junior shortstop Tommy Edman tied the game with two outs in the ninth, but the Stanford baseball team lost, 8-7, in 10 innings as visiting Arizona State completed the Pac-12 series sweep Sunday.

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M-A's Crowe leads a parade of school track records

Weekend prep roundup
Before she is done, Menlo-Atherton senior Annalisa Crowe should be considered the top middle-distance runner in school history. The record book will prove that out.

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Stanford's rally falls short in MPSF women's water polo

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The third-ranked Stanford women's water polo team used a 5-1 run over the second and third quarters to rally from an early three-goal deficit, only to lose on a penalty shot, 9-8, to second-ranked UCLA in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match Saturday.

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Stanford's McNamara keeps lowering her times in 1,500

Stanford's Molly McNamara continues to prove that even a fifth-year senior can have a breakout season. She made that statement once again at Friday's Stanford Twilight meet at Cobb Track and Angell Field.

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Paly, Gunn runners are right on track for successful seasons

Friday's prep roundup
Ahead of schedule. That's where a handful of top athletes from Palo Alto and Gunn highs are today after highly successful efforts at the 37th annual CCS "Top 8" Track and Field Classic at Los Gatos High on Friday night.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Lack of offense hurts Stanford in Pac-12 baseball loss

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Good things happened, though it was not a good day overall for Stanford's athletic teams, with team sports winless in five competitions during the day. The Cardinal baseball team dropped a pitcher's duel, 3-2, to visiting Arizona State on Friday night in a Pac-12 Conference contest.

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NCAA, Olympic hopefuls take aim at qualifying marks

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The first Stanford Twilight meet, created to give collegiate distance runners a spotlight and greater opportunities to earn NCAA and Olympic Trials qualifying times, will be held tonight at Cobb Track & Angell Field.

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Top U.S. female middle-distance recruit is headed to Stanford

Stanford track and field strengthened its incoming freshman class by signing five to national letters of intent, including Montana miler Christina Aragon, the top women's middle-distance recruit in the nation.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Stanford men beat Ducks, advance in Pac-12 team tournament

College tennis
Fourth-seeded Stanford notched a 4-0 sweep of No. 5 seed Oregon Thursday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Championships, avenging its 2014 tournament loss to the Ducks. Maciek Romanowicz continued his stellar season with his 12th career match-clinching point and fourth of the season.

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Stanford makes a pitch to stay in Pac-12 baseball race

Cardinal hosts ASU
In the competitive Pac-12 Conference baseball race, Stanford shares fourth place with Oregon, a game behind conference leader Utah. In fact, there are seven teams within 2 1/2 games of the lead.

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M-A's Carlson named CCS Female Scholar-Athlete of Year

Sarah "Sally" Carlson, a senior at Menlo-Atherton High, has been named CCS Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. This is the first year for this new award. She received a $1,500 scholarship.

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Paly baseball pounds Saratoga, but remains in second place

Prep roundup
The two team race in the SCVAL De Anza Division baseball standings remained unchanged as first-place Los Gatos and second-place Palo Alto both posted solid wins on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Stanford women capture the Pac-12 tennis title

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The 13th-ranked Stanford women's tennis team has faced deficits all year. It was no different Wednesday as the Cardinal rallied past No. 19 USC, 4-2, to win the Pac-12 title in Ojai, site of the conference championships.

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Four Stanford greats on Pac-12 Baseball All-Century Team

Four former Stanford standouts were among the 30 players selected to the Pac-12 Baseball All-Century Team, revealed on the Pac-12 Networks' flagship show, 'Pac-12 Sports Report' on Monday night.

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Menlo blasts its way back into the PAL Ocean Division race

Tuesday's prep roundup
Menlo School snapped a three-game losing streak in a big way by belting host El Camino, 16-4, in PAL Ocean Division baseball action on Tuesday. The Knights (6-3, 14-5) are back in the race after losing once to King's Academy and twice to first-place Woodside.

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Gunn girls, Paly boys run away with track meet victories

Maya Miklos of Gunn and Kent Slaney of Palo Alto each won three individual events to pace their respective track and field teams to solid victories in SCVAL De Anza Division dual-meet action Tuesday at Gunn.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Stanford women seventh after second round of Pac-12 golf tourney

Stanford received 1-over-par 73s from sophomore Shannon Aubert, senior Mariah Stackhouse and freshman Sierra Kersten and is tied for seventh after two rounds of the Pac-12 Championships at Ruby Hill Golf Club.

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Stanford women take a shot at USC and Pac-12 tennis crown

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The No. 13 Stanford and No. 19 USC women will square off for the conference's regular-season tennis title on Wednesday afternoon in Ojai, adding some sizzle to this year's Pac-12 Championships.

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Special honors for Stanford men's tennis on All-Century team

Stanford was well-represented among the Pac-12 Men's Tennis All-Century Team, revealed on the Pac-12 Networks' flagship show, 'Pac-12 Sports Report' last week. The Cardinal had five players and one coach honored, including the Doubles Team of the Century (Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan) and Coach of the Century (Dick Gould).

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Palo Alto baseball has plenty to play for during its stretch run

Monday's prep roundup
While Palo Alto opened this week trailing first-place Los Gatos by one game in the SCVAL De Anza Division baseball race with just four games remaining, all is not lost for the Vikings.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Aubert, Kim pace Stanford women in first round of Pac-12 golf championship

Sophomore Shannon Aubert and senior Lauren Kim posted sub-par rounds Monday to spark the sixth-ranked Stanford women's golf team in the opening round of the Pac-12 Championships at Ruby Hill Golf Club in Pleasanton.

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Murray is named the MPSF Lacrosse Player of the Week

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Stanford junior Kelsey Murray earned Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week honors, the conference announced Monday. Murray was selected after helping the ninth-ranked Cardinal win three matches. The honor is the second of Murray's career, and first this season.

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Stanford grad DiRado among the swim stars in Mesa meet

The road to the U.S. Olympic Trials in swimming and a possible trip to 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio continued this past weekend at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, Ariz. For former Stanford All-American Maya DiRado, the meet was a complete success.

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M-A girls run off with another Serra Top 7 track title

Weekend prep roundup
The Menlo-Atherton girls used their talent at the top and showed off plenty of depth to win the team title at the annual Serra Top 7 track and field invitational on Saturday in San Mateo.

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Race around the bases gives the Cardinal comeback victory

Stanford roundup
Quinn Brodey's inside-the-park home run in the final inning lifted the Stanford baseball team to an unlikely 6-5 victory over host Arizona in a Pac-12 Conference contest Sunday. The Cardinal scored five times in the last two innings to rally for the win.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Menlo College women win three times in GSAC softball

Oaks report
The Menlo College softball team won three games Saturday, including an away game, to improve its position in the Golden State Athletic Conference. The Oaks concluded a suspended game from March 18 at Biola and then picked up a pair of run-shortened wins in the originally scheduled doubleheader.

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Stanford men gymnasts finish second at NCAA finals

The Stanford men scored 434.050 to finish second Saturday at the NCAA Championships Finals in Columbus, Ohio, earning their 10th top-three finish in the past 11 years. Stanford's second-place finish is its second consecutive runner-up finish and remains its highest since it won the 2011 NCAA Championships.

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Stanford men's volleyball falls in MPSF tourney quarterfinals

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The fifth-ranked Stanford men's volleyball team fought back from an 0-2 deficit to force a deciding fifth set against No. 6 UC Santa Barbara, but the Cardinal still dropped a 20-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-21, 12-15 decision on Saturday in the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals at Maples Pavilion.

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