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Sports - March 8, 2019

Sports Shorts

OF LOCAL NOTE ...Palo Alto High junior Chloe Japi?, who played soccer for the school in her freshman year, officially committed to attend and play for Baylor. She confirmed the decision on Twitter. Japi? led the Vikings with 14 goals (in the 11 games reported) and three assists in 2016, her only high school season. Palo Alto finished 14-1-4 and lost in the first round of the Central Coast Section Open Division, as the No. 4 seed, to No. 5 Menlo-Atherton. Japi? currently plays with the California Thorns, a professional development team based in the Bay Area . . . Menlo-Atherton's run through the postseason came to an end Tuesday with a 59-46 loss to visiting Oakland Tech in the Northern California girls Division IV championship game. Menlo-Atherton (19-12) won 14 of its previous 16 games to reach the NorCal finals after opening the season 5-8. "I love this program," said M-A senior Oron Estes, who scored 11 points. "I'm proud of our team. I had a great time. The team spirit only got better and better. I love my team." Senior Erica Fischer scored 10 of her team-high 17 points in the final 5:03.

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