Sports

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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Spotted: Patriotic foursome at Sacred Heart Prep Booster Club event

We spotted this patriotic foursome at the Sacred Heart Prep Booster Club dinner last night which followed the Club’s annual golf tournament. They told us they’d designed their outfits specifically for the event with the letters on the shirts being the first initial of their names. Organized for the past 21 years by Menlo Park […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club donates $5,000 to M-A Football Association

For the second year in a row the Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park has donated $5,000 to the Menlo Atherton Football Association. “Our mission is to help the children of our community”, said Ned Moritz, president of the local Kiwanis Club. “During the past four years the football program at M-A has brought both improved […]

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M-A math teacher Gregg Whitnah keeps on running

What is a math teacher’s favorite number? For Gregg Whitnah, it very well may be 26.2, the number of miles in a marathon. Whitnah has been teaching math for 48 years, and has been a familiar face at Menlo-Atherton High School for 25. Outside of the classroom, Whitnah spends his time running countless marathons alongside […]

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