Sports

Menlo-Atherton High School football wins Central Coast Section Open Division 1 championship

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The Menlo-Atherton High School football team beat Milipitas last night to win the Central Coast Section Open Division 1 championship, their first title since 2008 and the third in the program’s history. While the team rang up big offensive scores on its way to the title match, this win was based more on defense. They’ve shut out […]

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2016 M-A Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony inducts athletes spanning multiple decades

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The Menlo-Atherton High School Hall of Fame Committee honored athletes, coaches, and athletic boosters for their contributions to the M-A athletics program on Saturday, November 5 at Elks Lodge in Palo Alto. The ceremony included dinner for about 200 guests, presentations from Athletic Directors Paul Snow and Steven Kryger, speeches by the inductees, and final remarks from […]

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A new tennis novel from tennis pro Marcus Cootsona

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Given that local tennis pro Marcus Cootsona teaches about 45 hours a week in Atherton, Los Altos Hills and at the San Francisco Tennis Club, on hearing that he’d written another novel, we could only ask, “When do you find time?” “I write between lessons,” he said. “If I have an hour free, I write. On Saturday […]

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Menlo-Atherton High School football coach Adhir Ravipati named 49ers coach of the week

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M-A football coach Adhir Ravipati was named the San Francisco 49ers Charlie Wedemeyer Memorial Coach of the Week winner for week four following last Friday night’s win over Los Gatos High School, 35-28. At the end of the game, Los Gatos only needed to get in the end zone to tie it up, but in a series […]

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Olympian KK Clark visits her alma mater, Sacred Heart Prep, in Atherton with a gold medal around her neck

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The Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, community celebrated the return to campus of its first Olympic gold medalist on Tuesday. A large crowd of current and former students, parents, faculty, and staff joined KK Clark — a 2008 Sacred Heart Prep grad and member of the  Olympic champion US women’s water polo team — for a […]

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Menlo-Atherton High School announces its Athletic Hall of Fame inductees for 2016

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Six student athletes, three teams, one coach, and two parent volunteers make up the Menlo-Atherton High School 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, which were announced at the school on Monday, Aug. 29. They are: Howie and Kerry Dallmar, 2001-2004 (Athletic Boosters). They were the driving force behind resurrecting the Menlo-Atherton Athletic Boosters after the organization had gone dormant […]

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Riekes Center staff member Steven Toyoji is competing in Paralympics In Rio

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Currently in Rio competing in the Paralympics, Riekes Center staff member Steven Toyoji was introduced to adaptive sports in his home state of Washington. His athletic career developed as he began competing at the University of Arizona for the men’s wheelchair basketball team and wheelchair track and road-racing team. He represented the U.S. Paralympic Track and Field […]

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Menlo-Atherton’s football team ranked #21 in San Francisco Chronicle poll

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We admit we haven’t followed M-A football much, but we’ve been around long enough to know the school doesn’t usually field a powerhouse team. So, we were surprised when we saw that prep sports reporter Mitch Stephens had ranked the Bears #21 in his pre-season list published in the San Francisco Chronicle. We were curious why. Mitch replied via […]

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Menlo Park orthodontist Scott Kaloust swims 21 miles across Lake Tahoe

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Watching the Olympics, people witnessed the athletic feats of thousands of athletes from all over the world. Last month, Menlo Park orthodontist Scott Kaloust accomplished an amazing feat of his own, completing the 21-mile swim across Lake Tahoe and raising over $4,000 on water.org to provide clean water to those in need. During the swim, a […]

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Another successful Tour de Menlo finishes at Menlo-Atherton High School

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We got the easy job, stopping in at M-A as the riders from the 2016 Tour de Menlo concluded their 35-, 45-, or 65-mile ride today. Weather conditions were near perfect, mid-70s with a slight breeze. The riders we visited with remarked that the Tour de Menlo is always a well-planned, good event. Fast Freddie Rodriguez, […]

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Local athletes Seth Weil and KK Clark complete their Olympics in Rio

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Menlo Park native and M-A grad Seth Weil, along with Henrik Rummel, Charlie Cole,  and Matt Miller, were thought to be medal contenders at this year’s Olympics. But the four-men rowing team finished fourth in the semis. Only the top three in each heat go to the A final (a total of six teams) with a shot at medals. The U.S. team rowed in […]

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