Sports

Tennis teaching pro Marcus Cootsona writes first novel – Slammin’

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Local tennis teaching pro Marcus Cootsona admits that he finds it difficult to stay off the court and away from the writing desk. Following up on his nonfiction book of tennis tips — Occam’s Racquet: 12 Simple Steps To Smarter Tennis — published in 2011, he’s written a novel: Slammin’. The book tells the story of Wally Wilson, who […]

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Menlo Park native competes in 2014 World Rowing Cup II at Lake Aiguebelette, France

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Seth Weil (far right above and wearing red shirt below), who grew up in Menlo Park and graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School, is one of the more than 700 athletes from 46 countries who competed in the 2014 World Rowing Cup II at Lake Aiguebelette, France this weekend. He is part of the U.S. men’s four crew that includes Michael Gennaro (Havertown, Pa.), […]

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John Tarlton is participating in cycling’s Race Across America to raise money for Stanford Cancer Institute

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John Tarlton, president and CEO of Tarlton Properties, Inc. (TPI), a commercial property development and asset management company based in Menlo Park, is competing in cycling’s Race Across America (RAAM) to raise money and awareness for the Stanford Cancer Institute. RAAM is a 3,000-mile cycling race that started June 10 in Oceanside, Calif., that will across 12 […]

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Trio of Menlo School spring sports teams named CCS scholastic championships

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Three Menlo School spring sports teams were named Central Coast Section Scholastic Champions and four other teams made the top five of those with the highest collective grade-point average in their respective sports. Menlo baseball, boys’ swimming and boys’ track and field each had the top GPA during the 2014 spring season. Menlo baseball amassed […]

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Water sports a lifelong pursuit for Ladera Oaks’ club manager Jim Gorman

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Jim Gorman, club manager at Ladera Oaks, where he also runs the swim school, has been knee deep in water all his life. Like many kids who grew up on the Peninsula in the 50s and 60s, he learned to swim a Clyde Devine’s in San Carlos and competed in swimming, water polo, and diving at […]

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M-A awarded Peninsula Athletic League Commissioner’s Cup for 6th year in a row

For the 6th year in a row, Menlo-Atherton High School was awarded the Peninsula Athletic League Commissioner’s Cup. The Commissioners Cup is awarded annually to the Peninsula Athletic League school that best exemplifies the league’s commitment to sportsmanship and excellence in athletics. Points are awarded to each varsity team in each sport that they participate […]

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30 M-A grads will pursue athletics at college

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The Menlo-Atherton High School Class of 2014 includes 30 grads who will pursue athletics at the college level. (Note: some are missing from the photo.) Water Polo Jessica Heilman (Brown), Evan McLellan (Davis), Sammy Henze (Notre Dame), Sierra Sheeper (Cal Poly) Crew Katie Kelly (Cal), Salm Calvert (UCSD), Will Carhart (USD) Everett Moiseff (UCSD) Edward […]

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Two young equestrians set to compete in UPHA show at Horse Park this weekend

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Sacred Heart Prep freshmen Milan Kordestani and Ethan Fieber don’t have to go far to pursue their after school sport. They cross Park Lane and are at the Menlo Circus Club where their two horses are stabled as part of trainer Jennifer Dixon’s barn. Both ride American Saddlebreds and both will be competing at the […]

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M-A Big Bear Run takes place on Sunday, May 4 – fundraiser for school athletics

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The 9th annual  Big Bear Run is set for Sunday, May 4. Proceeds from the race support Menlo-Atherton High School’s 50-plus sports teams. Professionally timed, the 5K run begins at the M-A gym lot on Ringwood and weaves through flat Lindenwood, ending with a track finish on Coach Parks Field. Medals are awarded for all […]

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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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