Sports

Sacred Heart Prep alumnae soccer stars recruited to play for U.S. National Team

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Two Sacred Heart Prep (SHP) alumnae have advanced their soccer careers to the U.S. Women’s National Team. Abby Dahlkemper (SHP ’11), a graduate of UCLA,  plays for the North Carolina Courage of the National Women’s Soccer League and Tierna Davidson (SHP ’16), plays for Stanford University. “Every time I watch them compete, I still see […]

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Basketball court named in honor of long-time Menlo-Atherton High School teacher Pam Wimberly

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Friday evening (2/2) the basketball court in Menlo Atherton High School’s Ayers Gym was named Wimberly Court in honor of long-time, outstanding girls basketball coach, Pam Wimberly. “Coach Wimberly’s contributions to the M-A girls basketball program and M-A overall these past 50 years are immeasurable,” said M-A co-Athletic Director Steven Kryger.  “She has had a […]

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Menlo-Atherton Girls Wrestling Team ranked 1st as they head to CCS Tournament

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Feb. 7 update from the M-A Chronicle: “The M-A girls wrestling team brought home the Central Coast Section (CCS) championship title for the second year in a row this past weekend, concluding another fantastic season. The team had six wrestlers qualify for state championships: four individual champions with sophomore Anna Smith and juniors Lauren McDonnell, […]

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Mary Ann Somerville takes to the court again at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education Night

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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 […]

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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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Update Feb., 2018: Jake has been named to the U.S. national team and will compete at the youth world championship in August. Rock climbing will be will an Olympic sport in 2020. Menlo Park resident Jake Scharfman stumbled upon what would become his passion — rock climbing — in the summer between 7th and 8th […]

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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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