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Mary Ann Somerville, former superintendent of Las Lomitas Elementary School District, is also a former Stanford basketball player. Her basketball and education pasts converge at Maples Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 26, as Stanford women’s basketball celebrates Graduate School of Education Night.

Mary Ann will be throwing T-shirts into the crowd and will be recognized as one of the Graduate School of Education’s five alumnae hoops players as part of the school’s centennial celebrations.

Mary Ann admits the game has changed a lot since she played in the pre-Title IX 1960s: “We didn’t have uniforms. We had pinnies – little aprons with our numbers on them. There was no training time. … I wouldn’t call what I feel jealousy, exactly. It’s more like, ‘We could have been contenders, if we’d had the resources.’

“I have a very kinesthetic reaction at the games. As I watch, I can feel myself doing what Kiana Williams and some of the other point guards have done.”

Mary Ann watches a lot: She’s been a season-ticket holder all these years. The game vs. Arizona State tips off at 7pm. Friday, Jan. 26. Tickets are $10 and up with code GSEWBB.

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Jim Rutter’s latest endeavor is all about sports – and you!

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Sports have long been part of Menlo-Atherton High School grad Jim Rutter’s life. Growing up, he played Little League with former 49ers quarterback John Paye who later was a fraternity brother at Stanford. “I wasn’t a great athlete but participated in football, wrestling and baseball at M-A,” he said recently at the Dutch Goose, seated […]

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Jake Scharfman finds rock climbing the perfect sport

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Menlo Park resident Jake Scharfman stumbled upon what would become his passion — rock climbing — in the summer between 7th and 8th grade at Peninsula School. “My uncle was a really big climber, and I knew about Planet Granite,” he recalled. “Then I did a rock climbing camp there, and it just clicked. I’d […]

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Menlo Park orthodontist Scott Kaloust conquers another body of water with a swim around Manhattan

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Twenty mile Catalina swim — accomplished in 2014. Twenty-one mile swim across Lake Tahoe — accomplished in 2016. And this year, Dr. Scott Kaloust chalked up another “completed,” swimming 28 miles around Manhattan and finishing first in his group with a time of 7 hours and 45 minutes. “It’s not a race; I was just […]

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M-A cancels all outdoor athletic events including Friday’s football game

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InMenlo received this email from M-A co-athletic director Steven Kryger: “Our district, school, and athletic administrators have been monitoring the communications from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District the past few days in response to the local air quality being effected by the wildfires in the North Bay. “In the best interest of the […]

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New scholarship fund established in honor of M-A student Aisea Bojack Mataele

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Three M-A parents – Stella Bergan, Susan Mohr, and Stacey Alexander – along with M-A football coach Adhir Ranipati worked together to establish the Aisea Bojack Mataele Scholarship Fund to honor the Menlo-Atherton High School student who passed away last December from a rare illness. Here is the announcement: “It is with enormous “Bear Pride” that we […]

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Spotted: Cyclists enjoying the camaraderie of the 2017 Tour de Menlo

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The 2017 edition of the Tour de Menlo is in the books. Participants choose 35-, 45- or 65-mile routes that began and ended at Menlo-Atherton High School. All stopped at the rest stop at the Steven Creek’s Sycamore Grove. Participant Dennis Nugent, who took these photos, said: “This is my 5th year and it’s always […]

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Four M-A juniors take part in the annual Gothia Cup in Sweden this summer

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Editor’s note: As we head to Fall (by the start of school, not the calendar yet!) we are featuring some of the summer adventures by local residents. If you had a unique experience this summer and want to tell your story, email tips[a]inmenlo.com. Four rising juniors from the Menlo-Atherton High School soccer team — Kalani […]

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Jerod Haase talks to Menlo Park Kiwanis about what’s ahead for Stanford men’s basketball

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Stanford men’s basketball coach Jerod Haase wanted to play for Stanford while growing up in South Lake Tahoe, but attended the University of California before transferring to the University of Kansas, playing for coach Roy Williams. Jerod highlighted Stanford’s upcoming men’s basketball season for the audience at the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club’s luncheon earlier this […]

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Register now for Tour de Menlo scheduled for Saturday, August 19

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The Tour de Menlo offers three Peninsula routes for cyclists of all abilities. Riders have their choice of 65-, 46- and 35-mile routes, all well-marked and beginning at Menlo-Atherton High School on Saturday, August 19. After taking different routes initially, all riders eventually will head south on Stevens Canyon Road to the final rest stop at […]

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Accomplished equestrian Nancy Hey looks back on her long career and her association with the Menlo Charity Horse Show

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While riding instructor and horse trainer Nancy Hey no longer competes in shows, she’s doing the next best thing — preparing horses and ponies to be at their best for their riders during lessons and in the show ring. Nancy is the founder of Strideaway Farms located down a long and winding road in Menlo Park that most […]

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