Sports

Fran Compagno develops the first app for the casual female football viewer just in time for the playoffs

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Meeting Apeville Media founder and Menlo Park resident Fran Compagno earlier this week, it was immediately clear that the time was right — but the setting was wrong. We were in her lovely home when a sports bar would have been better. It’s there she’s hoping the casual female football viewer will take advantage of her new app, […]

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M-A Girls Varsity Basketball wins 19th annual Dragon Classic tourney

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Emails Menlo Park resident Sheri Baer: “Got a few fun photos from this weekend’s basketball tournament in Sonoma. The Menlo-Atherton Girls Varsity Basketball team won the 19th Annual Dragon Classic at Sonoma Valley High School. These two photos show how the girls both compete and play hard.” The scores: – 59-40 vs. Montgomery High School […]

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M-A varsity volleyball captain is heading to UCSB

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Devin Joos, Senior and Captain of the Menl0-Atherton High School Varsity Volleyball team signed a letter of intent to attend UCSB on November 12th. She and her teammates will be playing in the first game of the CCS play offs this Saturday,  at 7:00 pm on the high school campus.

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Menlo-Atherton High School revives Athletic Hall of Fame, recognizing 9 individuals and 2 teams

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The Menlo-Atherton High School Athletic Hall of Fame celebrated a long overdue induction ceremony at the sold-out Palo Alto Elks Club on Saturday night (11/8/14). The inception of the Hall of Fame took place in the early 1990s. In the midst of his tenure as principal, Dave Theis approached Coach Plato Yanicks to inquire about […]

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Alpine Strikers 02 Girls Club raises awareness for ALS

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Rachel Perkocho emailed us: “Menlo Park kids have empathy and heart. The Alpine Strikers 02 Girls Club soccer team was going to a costume tournament and chose to do ALS awareness for their costumes instead of the typical Halloween costumes. Their socks read DONATE on one side and ALS on the other. The back of their shirt […]

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Café Scientifique examines brutality of contact sports – and its lasting damage

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Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard is both a book and the topic of the next Café Scientifique  on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at SRI International in Menlo Park. The event is co-produced by the Bay Area Science Festival. Widely regarded as the toughest man in the NHL, […]

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“Go Giants!” shout Laurel School kids decked out in orange and black (and some pink!)

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Today was Go Giants Day at Laurel School in Atherton. Kids were asked to wear their orange and black to show support for the San Francisco Giants as they play their first 2014 World Series home game at AT&T Park starting  later this afternoon. We’d say these kids do what they’re told — and very well! Photos by Laura Hamilton

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“Go Giants” says this giant of a dog, Cash

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Growing up in Menlo Park, Rob Dell’Ergo was such a San Francisco Giants fan that he ended up working for the Giants in guest services later in life and writing a book about the team’s first season in its current ball park. For today’s “good luck, Giants” photo, we’re featuring Rob’s dog Cash in Giants attire. […]

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Fleet Feet Menlo Park training group celebrate finishing Nike Women’s Half Marathon

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Editor’s note: InMenlo contributing photographers Irene Searles and Laura Hamilton ran the Nike Women’s Half Marathon last weekend. Irene trained with Fleet Feet Menlo Park. Last night the training teams gathered for a celebration party. Fleet Feet co-owner Lisa Taggart shared some thoughts: We had 156 people registered through our class. There were 135 race registrations […]

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“Go Giants!” is message of Panda hat clad Halloween scarecrow in Menlo Park

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We liked the whimsy of this dressed up Halloween scarecrow in the front yard of a west Menlo Park home, all set to rally on the Giants in game one of the World Series today. The Panda hat, we think, is the perfect touch!

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Menlo Park women shine at Nike Women’s Half Marathon today

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Just in: photos of Menlo Park moms who completed the Nike Women’s Half Marathon earlier today in San Francisco. They were among 25,000 participants. The overall winner was Victoria Mitchell of Waverley in a time of 1:19:49, of note as there are men in the race. Pictured top right is InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles and Kathy Oppenheimer […]

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