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Menlo-Atherton High School announced its newest inductees to the Athletic Hall of Fame on Wednesday. They are:

  • Greg Camarillo (class of 1999): four-year letterman in football who also played basketball; went on to the NFL
  • Kelly Eaton (class of 2006): swimmer and water polo player, earning MVP owners
  • Connie and Owen Hawkins (1989-93): founders of the Booster Club
  • Erica Hayes (class of 2008): basketball player who is playing professionally in Europe
  • Jeremy Mineua (class of 2004): cross country and track, finishing first in the 3200m race at the CCS Championships two years in a row
  • Susan Mohr (2004-present): booster who initiated the Big Bear Run
  • Kitty Moore (1969-2012): parent volunteer/boys soccer who continued to support the sport after her children graduated from M-A
  • Brent Vartan (class of 1994): football, soccer, track and field, excelling at all; played football at Cal
  • Plato Yanicks (1965-1994): coach, cross country/track and field whose teams teams at Alameda, Hillsdale and M-A won a total of 20 boys and girls varsity championships in cross country and track and 29 minor championships
  • 1978 Girls Swim Team: coached by coached by Inez Nagai, will go down in history as the first M-A Girls CCS championship team
  • 1989 Boys Basketball Team: coached by Jeff Klenow, dominated their Peninsula Athletic League opponents during the 1988-89 season, with average margin of victory 25 points

Pictured from left to right are Susan Mohr, Plato Yanicks, Atiba Williams, Erica Hayes, Connie Hawkins

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5th grader Shay Patel is raising money to fund basketball equipment for low-income kids

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When Menlo Park resident Shay Patel starts back to school today, he’s hoping that it will be an occasion to celebrate. About a month ago, the 5th grader at Phillips Brooks started a crowdfunding campaign to bring athletic equipment to 60 low-income kids involved in after school basketball at the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula. With […]

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Local cyclists participate in 2014 Tour De Menlo

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The ninth Tour de Menlo was held today, starting and ending at Menlo-Atherton High School where riders enjoyed a catered lunch from Lutticken’s. Cyclists had their choice of 35-, 45- or 65-mile routes. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation and the Almanac, organizers said ridership hit a new high this year, with 525 participants. […]

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Menlo School boys’ tennis team donates $10,000 to East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring

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Nearly two months after the Menlo School boys’ tennis players brought home the NorCal team title, they gathered to make one more delivery. This time, they were at Stanford for the Bank of the West Tournament to present a $10,000 check for East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring. On opening night of the tournament, the […]

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2014 Tour de Menlo is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23

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This year’s Tour de Menlo, which offers three Peninsula routes for cyclists of all abilities, along with good weather, great food, and plenty of SAG support, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23. Riders have their choice of 65-, 45- and 35-mile routes, all well-marked and beginning at Menlo-Atherton High School.  After taking different routes from the […]

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Menlo Park Legends look to next year after a disappointing 2014 season

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Coming off a successful campaign in the summer of 2013 during which they finished third in the Far West League and only one game from the championship, M-A grad David Klein and the Menlo Park Legends were poised to take the California Collegiate League by storm. The Legends, along with the Neptune Beach Pearl, the […]

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Local boys soccer team – the Alpine Striker’s – makes impressive showing in the Pyramid Cup

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As the glow of the recent World Cup fades into the past, you can continue to see some high quality soccer right in our own backyard. The Alpine Striker’s Boys Under 17 soccer team is the oldest boys’ soccer team in the Alpine FC Club. At a time when many clubs break up due to […]

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Ted Minnis returns to Menlo Park, recruiting water polo players for Harvard Univeristy

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A tall and athletic 8th grader at Nativity School, Ted Minnis had caught the attention of legendary Menlo-Atherton High School football coach Ben Parks.  But on the way to the football field, Ted took a dip in the water. “My friend Ken’s dad, Jim MacKenzie, had played water polo at M-A,” recalls Ted. “Ken was going to follow in his […]

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44th annual Menlo Charity Horse Show is scheduled for Aug. 5-10 at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton

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The 44th annual Menlo Charity Horse Show benefiting Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired will be held August 5 to 10 at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton. Attracting 450 exhibitors, the six-day event features non-stop Hunter and Jumper competitions  in three arenas. Spectators can take a break from watching the equestrian action and enjoy shopping […]

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M-A grad Will Carhart is part of winning team at US Rowing Youth National Championship

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A rowing team from Norcal Crew is the national champion in the lightweight four with coxswain event, winning the gold medal at the US Rowing Youth National Championship at Lake Natoma, CA, last month. Will Carhart (a graduated senior from Menlo-Atherton High School), Misha Hindery, Marcelo Buxton, Chris Skokowski, (all three are rising seniors at Palo […]

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Photographer Peter Samuels is Menlo Charity Horse Show’s artist of the year

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San Francisco-based Peter Samuels has  been selected as  the“Artist of the Year” for the Menlo Charity Horse Show, which will take place August 5 – 10, 2014 at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton. Each year the committee selects an artist and work that represents the spirit of competition that has the Show an equestrian tradition for 44 […]

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