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

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 Alto High School) and Miles Bowman (a graduated senior from Aragon High School) defeated a field of 21 boats from across the United States to win the national title.

In the six boat final, Norcal defeated Los Gatos Rowing (silver medal) and S.A.C./Capital (bronze medal) with a winning time of 7:11:757. Norcal had a remarkable race and defeated the other crews by more than a boat length of open water, repeating their margin from the qualifying heat on Friday and semi-final on Saturday. In a 2,000 meter race, Norcal took the lead during the first three hundred meters of the race and steadily increased their winning margin.

Nathan Walker coached the boys’ crew. This is Coach Walker’s second Youth National Championship in two years. Last year, he coached the Norcal lightweight girls to the lightweight double national championship.

Norcal Crew had two other boats compete at the US Rowing Youth National Championship. Katie Kelly (a graduated senior from Menlo-Atherton High School) finished six in the Grand Final of the women’s youth single, out of an overall field of 14 boats. Alex Warner (a graduated senior from Palo Alto High School) and Janet Titzler (a graduated senior from Gunn High School) finished third in the B final of the women’s youth lightweight double, for ninth place out of a field of 21 boats.

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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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Tennis teaching pro Marcus Cootsona writes first novel – Slammin’

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Local tennis teaching pro Marcus Cootsona admits that he finds it difficult to stay off the court and away from the writing desk. Following up on his nonfiction book of tennis tips — Occam’s Racquet: 12 Simple Steps To Smarter Tennis — published in 2011, he’s written a novel: Slammin’. The book tells the story of Wally Wilson, who […]

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Menlo Park native competes in 2014 World Rowing Cup II at Lake Aiguebelette, France

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Seth Weil (far right above and wearing red shirt below), who grew up in Menlo Park and graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School, is one of the more than 700 athletes from 46 countries who competed in the 2014 World Rowing Cup II at Lake Aiguebelette, France this weekend. He is part of the U.S. men’s four crew that includes Michael Gennaro (Havertown, Pa.), […]

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John Tarlton is participating in cycling’s Race Across America to raise money for Stanford Cancer Institute

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John Tarlton, president and CEO of Tarlton Properties, Inc. (TPI), a commercial property development and asset management company based in Menlo Park, is competing in cycling’s Race Across America (RAAM) to raise money and awareness for the Stanford Cancer Institute. RAAM is a 3,000-mile cycling race that started June 10 in Oceanside, Calif., that will across 12 […]

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Trio of Menlo School spring sports teams named CCS scholastic championships

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Three Menlo School spring sports teams were named Central Coast Section Scholastic Champions and four other teams made the top five of those with the highest collective grade-point average in their respective sports. Menlo baseball, boys’ swimming and boys’ track and field each had the top GPA during the 2014 spring season. Menlo baseball amassed […]

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Water sports a lifelong pursuit for Ladera Oaks’ club manager Jim Gorman

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Jim Gorman, club manager at Ladera Oaks, where he also runs the swim school, has been knee deep in water all his life. Like many kids who grew up on the Peninsula in the 50s and 60s, he learned to swim a Clyde Devine’s in San Carlos and competed in swimming, water polo, and diving at […]

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M-A awarded Peninsula Athletic League Commissioner’s Cup for 6th year in a row

For the 6th year in a row, Menlo-Atherton High School was awarded the Peninsula Athletic League Commissioner’s Cup. The Commissioners Cup is awarded annually to the Peninsula Athletic League school that best exemplifies the league’s commitment to sportsmanship and excellence in athletics. Points are awarded to each varsity team in each sport that they participate […]

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30 M-A grads will pursue athletics at college

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The Menlo-Atherton High School Class of 2014 includes 30 grads who will pursue athletics at the college level. (Note: some are missing from the photo.) Water Polo Jessica Heilman (Brown), Evan McLellan (Davis), Sammy Henze (Notre Dame), Sierra Sheeper (Cal Poly) Crew Katie Kelly (Cal), Salm Calvert (UCSD), Will Carhart (USD) Everett Moiseff (UCSD) Edward […]

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Two young equestrians set to compete in UPHA show at Horse Park this weekend

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Sacred Heart Prep freshmen Milan Kordestani and Ethan Fieber don’t have to go far to pursue their after school sport. They cross Park Lane and are at the Menlo Circus Club where their two horses are stabled as part of trainer Jennifer Dixon’s barn. Both ride American Saddlebreds and both will be competing at the […]

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M-A Big Bear Run takes place on Sunday, May 4 – fundraiser for school athletics

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The 9th annual  Big Bear Run is set for Sunday, May 4. Proceeds from the race support Menlo-Atherton High School’s 50-plus sports teams. Professionally timed, the 5K run begins at the M-A gym lot on Ringwood and weaves through flat Lindenwood, ending with a track finish on Coach Parks Field. Medals are awarded for all […]

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