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M-A Girls Basketball team faces North Salinas in championship game tonight

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Update: M-A lost to North Salinas 53-60. The team automatically qualifies for the NorCal tournament; the first game will be Wednesday, time and location TBD. The #2 seed Menlo-Atherton Varsity Girls Basketball team is playing #1 seed North Salinas for the CCS Division I Championship tonight (Saturday, March 7) at 6:00 pm at Santa Clara University. A victory […]

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M-A Bears play for Girls Varsity Basketball PAL championship title tonight

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Editor’s note: The M-A girls won tonight 54-42. For the first time since 2008, the Menlo-Atherton Varsity Girls basketball team will be playing tonight for the Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) championship title. Game time is scheduled for 6:00 pm on February 21 at Mills High School in Millbrae. The M-A Bears took the PAL South […]

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Spotted: Friendly (?) rivals court side at Stanford’s Maples Pavilion

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Emailed Menlo Park resident Judy Horst: “Stanford Women’s Basketball team topped Washington State 75-56 yesterday, but the outcome of this [Menlo vs Menlo] matchup is still in question.” Whatever the outcome, we’re hoping they enjoyed their courtside seats.

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Robert Rhodes transforms his passion for trail running into a business, Bay Trailrunners

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Robert Rhodes has been a familiar face behind the bar at the Village Pub in Woodside off and on for a dozen years. Recently, on a just-slow-enough-night, we got a chance to learn about his passion for trail running and vowed to schedule time to hear more, which we did. Rob told us that he first got […]

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Spotted: Seahawks fan comes out of hiding with big front porch banner

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We wonder if this big Seattle Seahawks banner – spotted on Bay Laurel – proclaiming a fan’s season ticket status would have been hung during the regular season, given that Menlo Park is Niners territory. Because Patriots QB Tom Brady has Peninsula ties, we’ll be on the look out for some fan support for him and […]

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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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