Sports

Fit Kids Foundation co-hosts Children’s Champions event at Stanford Stadium

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It was just about three years ago that Atherton resident Ashley Riley founded the Fit Kids Foundation, so we thought the time was right to get an update about the organization’s programs. She told us that they’re now offering after school fitness programs free of charge to kids who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to participate […]

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M-A baseball coach Mike Amoroso gets his players involved in America’s Pastime car show

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Mike Amoroso has been the Varsity baseball coach at Menlo-Atherton High School since 2007, but we were on campus to visit with him about classic cars, not classic swings. That’s because the 8th annual America’s Pastime Car Show, which benefits the baseball team, will be held this Saturday, April 19th, from 8:00 am to 2:00 […]

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Menlo-Atherton Little League coach – Bob Baxter – wins Positive Coaching Alliance award

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Menlo-Atherton Little League coach Bob Baxter knows about perseverance. It’s that — and having the kids focus on the last thing they did well — that he tries to foster. For his efforts, the third-year coach and former minor league pitcher received the Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach award, a nationwide honor bestowed on 25 coaches who “strive […]

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Tennis team at Menlo School launches Ace-athon to benefit EPA Tennis and Tutoring

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The Menlo School boys’ tennis team is closely tracking its aces this year — and not for statistical reasons. The Knights are holding their inaugural Menlo School Ace-athon, a season-long benefit for East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring (EPATT). Menlo players will be gathering sponsors — from friends to family to businesses to the community — to pledge […]

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Menlo Park Legends baseball team recruiting host families for upcoming season

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Each summer, one the most important duties of the Menlo Park Legends Baseball Organization is to find housing for Legends ballplayers, whether they are traveling nationally or internationally to join our team. Hosting a Legend involves providing a college baseball player with lodging for two months during the summer. Playing summer baseball is key for […]

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Alpine/West Menlo Little League erects new scoreboard on the La Entrada field

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In 2006, Alpine/West Menlo Little League purchased a brand new scoreboard and one of our volunteers, Dave Denier, took on the project of having it erected at La Entrada Field. Since the baseball field is on school property, Dave had to get approval from the California Division of State Architects (DSA) for the work. He […]

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Eric Byrnes and Tommy Ford throw out first pitch to open Alpine West Menlo Little League season

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Alpine West Menlo Little League president Tim Goode emailed us this report about opening day yesterday: “[Former MLB player] Eric [Byrnes] was great. He told of his days playing on Ford Field for Morey’s and coach Tom Sutter, “who was the best coach I have ever had at any level” He reminded the kids the […]

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Masters Swimmers donate food, money to Menlo Park lunch program for seniors

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Menlo Masters swimmers recently completed the February Can-Do Challenge at Burgess Pool, with over 200 swimmers taking part in the annual challenge. Since 1995, Menlo Masters swimmers have taken February as an opportunity to re-engage after the holidays, pledging to swim as many yards as possible during the month. Starting in 2005, swimmers have been encouraged […]

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Spotted: Play ball! Menlo-Atherton Little League kicks off new season

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Menlo-Atherton Little League opened the 2014 Spring Baseball Season last weekend. The celebration kicked off with a rendition of the National Anthem, sung by Majors Lutticken’s own Tiana Lewis. M-ALL President Rich Ferrick then welcomed the assembled crowd of almost 1000 players, parents, and city officials including Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller; Atherton Vice Mayor […]

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Hooked on Ultimate Frisbee, Jen Overholt passes on the sport to another generation

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Jen Overholt describes herself, among other ways, as “the girl who played Bombardment in elementary school.” In high school and college, she played volleyball. Through a colleague at Sun Microsystems, where she worked for a time as a product manager, she was introduced to a new sport — Ultimate Frisbee. “I got hooked,” she says. “I […]

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Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller chats with Hall of Fame football player Jerry Rice

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Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller talked with Hall of Fame football player Jerry Rice  yesterday about a variety of subjects including his message to kids about achieving their goals and the importance of working hard in the classroom, his opinion on how Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL draft prospect will be treated, and […]

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