Sports

Women’s World Cup soccer watch party on June 16

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This watch party, organized by Menlo Park resident Jennifer Bryson, takes place on June 16 at 5:00 pm when the U.S. plays Nigeria. The no-host event will be held at El Cerrito Restaurant, 325 Sharon Park Dr. in Menlo Park. In earlier matches, the U.S. was victorious over Australia 3-1 and tied Sweden 0-0.

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Menlo-Atherton Little League AA team, the Orioles, wins championship

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The little Menlo-Atherton Little League AA Team that could, the Orioles, completed a colossal journey last Saturday morning (June 6) by winning the Championship! They came together in March, most never having met nor played together, and at least one of the 12 was a newcomer to baseball. Under the very able and positive guidance of […]

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Spotted: A bit of Oakland (go Dubs) at Nativity Carnival

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There’s a lot going on in Menlo Park this weekend with the 35th annual Nativity Carnival as well as the last Sunset Celebration weekend. But that doesn’t mean the big news happening across the Bay has been forgotten. We spotted a fair number of kids and adults sporting Warriors wear at the Carnival. And there was at least […]

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Menlo Park Pilates teacher Lisa Burnett shines at Sonoma Horse Show

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The people who take Pilates from Menlo Park resident Lisa Burnett know that she is also a devoted equestrian. This past weekend she teamed with her trainers’ medium-sized pony, Stanley, as entrants in the Sonoma Horse Show. She emails: “I train at Strideway Barn in Portola Valley, owned by Nancy Hey and assistant trainer Erin Peterson [pictured above […]

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Menlo Park Legends baseball team is looking for local host families

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David Klein, M-A grad and founder/general manager of the Menlo Park Legends sent us this email: “The Menlo Park Legends collegiate summer baseball team is looking for a few more families to host our out- of-area players. “All of our student-athletes are fantastic young men who make great role models and incredible additions to any […]

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Menlo Park resident Teddy Silano participates in both 49ers and Raiders local Pro Day

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As college seniors around the nation turn their eyes to their caps and gowns, Matt “Teddy” Silano, who grew up in Menlo Park and played football for the Saint Francis Lancers and then played at Colorado Mesa for four years, had three very unexpected invitations as the school year drew to a close. This past January, the 6’8”, 317-pound […]

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AYSO Region 109 soccer registration begins on May 1

The registration process is starting for new and returning soccer players in AYSO region 109, serving Menlo Park and Atherton. All players born between August 1, 1996 and January 31, 2011 are welcome to join the 2015 season, which starts in September and runs through the fall. AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) does not require tryouts, […]

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10th annual Big Bear 5K run scheduled for May 3 – save on early registration by April 26

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The Menlo-Atherton High School Athletic Boosters is holding its 10th annual Big Bear 5K run on May 3 at 9:00 am. The fundraising event usually attracts about 1,000 runners. The course starts at M-A and loops around the Lindenwood neighborhood in Atherton and back to the high school. Registration is available online. Through April 26th, the cost […]

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Calling all Add Janes Swim School alums – a reunion is being planned

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Update: The reunion is scheduled for Saturday, September 26 from 12-4 at the Burgess Swim Center and will be catered. Emails Brian Ferrin: “We are making great progress on contacting past members, coaches, and staff.” A group of swimmers who hung out at Add Janes Swim School, which was located on Willow Road in Menlo Park, […]

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Former M-A swimmers/water polo players square off against each other as college team coaches

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John Tanner (known as JT), coach of the Stanford women’s water polo team, got into the water first at the Circus Club and then at Ladera Oaks around the same time he started grade school. He’s more or less never gotten out. Jamey Wright, three years ahead of JT at Menlo-Atherton High School and now coach […]

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Menlo Mavens get fit and build camaraderie playing water polo

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Rain or shine, twice a week, women ages 19-61 dive into Burgess Pool to play water polo. The Menlo Mavens is a Masters women’s water polo team that includes players with a wide range of experience and ability levels, from first-time athletes to veteran players. Practices are fun, diverse, inclusive, and supportive. In addition to skill-building […]

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