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GranFondo bike racing event will take place this Saturday, June 22. Expect some traffic delays in the area of Middlefield Rd., Woodland Ave., and Sand Hill Rd. between 7:00 am to 8:00 pm and on Willow Rd. between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Visit the race site for more information.

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Menlo School grad Sophie Jones named Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year

Recent Menlo School grad Sophie Jones opened the door to Spieker Hall at the school this morning to be greeted by teammates, classmates, family, friends and a sea of media. She quickly learned that she’s been named the 2018-19 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year. “Wow!” she half muttered with a big smile, and […]

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Spotted: Oak Knoll students cheering on former Otters in winning World Cup match

Oak Knoll Otters spent their lunch recess Tuesday watching the USA/Thailand World Cup soccer match. Not one, but two Oak Knoll alumni, Abby Dahlkemper and Tierna Davidson, are on the world cup team. The current students had so much fun cheering on their fellow Otters! As the school says, “Once an Otter, always an Otter.” […]

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Thirty Menlo School student-athletes committed to play sports in college

Thirty Menlo School student-athletes will be continuing their studies and athletic careers in college. The 30 — the most in Knights history — will be headed to 27 schools around the nation and representing 15 sports. Seven athletes signed national letters of intent in the fall, and 16 additional athletes announced their early-decision commitment, as […]

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M-A wins PAL Commissioner’s Cup for the 11th year in a row

Menlo-Atherton High School won the Peninsula Athletic League Commissioner’s Cup again this year, the school’s 11th consecutive and 12 of the 13 years of its existence. This year was extremely close with Carlmont only 5 points behind. Points are earned from how varsity teams finish in league play, and there is also a sportsmanship aspect […]

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Atherton’s Andrew Daschbach receives accolades for break out performances on the baseball field

Thanks to stellar performances over a week’s span Stanford first baseman Andrew Daschbach was the recipient of numerous accolades, including Pac-12 Player of the Week. He also was given performance of the week awards from PBR Tournaments and the Golden Spikes. Daschbach, who grew up in  Atherton and attended Sacred Heart Prep, went 4-for-4 with […]

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Locals take the field at Levi’s Stadium as part of the US Women’s National Soccer Team

Sacred Heart Prep grads Tierna Davidson (SHP ’16) (pictured top) and Abby Dahlkemper (SHP ’11) (below right), along with  the rest of the US Women’s National team, will play South Africa on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium. Both Tierna and Abby grew up in Menlo Park. Tierna was drafted first overall by the Chicago Red Stars in […]

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Children’s Champions event at Menlo College benefits at-risk children in the Bay Area

The Wender Weis Foundation for Children (WWFC) is presenting the 6th annual Children’s Champions event on Saturday, May 18, from Noon to 2:00 pm at Menlo College in Atherton. This family-friendly fundraising event benefits at-risk children in the Bay Area. “The kids who attend Children’s Champions will be treated to an afternoon of fun experiences […]

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Spotted: Grand Prix winner at Woodside Horse Park

Emma Catherine Reichow riding Forever Alive was the Grand Prix winner at last Saturday’s Woodside Spring Preview at the Woodside Horse Park. The Woodside Spring Classic at the Horse Park is May 1-5. Events include: $25,000 Spring Classic Grand Prix; Regional Standard $10,000 International Hunter Derby; $3,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Photo by Jules Appleby (c) 2019

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Tod Spieker inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame for his swimming accomplishments

Atherton resident Tod Spieker was one of six inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame last night at a ceremony at the the San Mateo County History Museum. An outstanding swimmer at Menlo-Atherton High School and UCLA, and later in masters’ age-group competition, Tod has had a major impact philanthropically on aquatics locally and […]

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Steve Papin is new football coach at Menlo-Atherton High School

Bringing over 15 years of coaching high school and professional experience to Menlo-Atherton, Steve Papin is the new football coach at the school. “We are extremely excited to welcome Coach Papin to the M-A family and are confident that his energy and experience are exactly what we need to continue the successes M-A football has […]

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