Sports

Scott Kaloust completes challenging open water swim – crossing the English Channel

Last month, Menlo Park orthodontist Scott Kaloust completed the most challenging open water swim he’s attempted, swimming about 21 miles across the English Channel from Dover to Calais in just under 15 hours. Having already swum the Catalina Channel (20 miles between Catalina Island and the California mainland) and Manhattan Island (a 30-mile circumnavigation of […]

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Seven individuals and two teams inducted into Menlo-Atherton High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame

Menlo-Atherton High School held its 10th Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night at the Palo Alto Elks Club. Seven individuals and two teams were inducted spanning the years from 1965 through 2011. The mission of the Hall of Fame is to recognize those athletes, coaches, teams, and community service individuals who, through their […]

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Author and tennis teaching pro Marcus Cootsona pens a political thriller

Local teaching tennis pro Marcus Cootsona is up to it again. He’s written his third novel, the first not set around tennis. Instead, Initial Force tells the story of Severin Force, a covert operator who goes to work for an “off the book, commando dream team.” “I realized that for a long time I’ve been fascinated […]

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Girl Code Rising Together panelists give perspective on competition and leadership

Last weekend, Fleet Feet Menlo Park hosted Girl Code: Rising Together at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. Speakers included singer/composer/choreographer/writer Molly Bell (top); Steeplechase world champion Stephanie Garcia; [pictured with] Olympic athlete Kim Conley; (below), Nita Singh Kaushal, founder of Miss CEO; and  Ana Angel Avendaño, filmmaker/educator/community activist. The panelists discussed their paths to achievement […]

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Spotted: Sacred Heart Prep boys varsity water polo in action

The Gators played in the Elite Eight Invitation Tournament last weekend in Southern California. Under head coach Brian Kreutzkamp, they played in the championship game against Harvard-Westlake, losing 12-5 after beating the same team earlier in the tournament, 11-10. Their record of 4-1 also included wins against Oaks Christian, Vista and Loyola. Photo courtesy of Karen […]

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Rider Wrestling Club is underway and continues through October

The Rider Wrestling Club is a not-for-profit organization run by volunteer coaches to inspire and enrich the experience for wrestlers. Four-time all Americans, national finalists, and passionate high school coaches come each week to share their knowledge with the local community of wrestlers. The group meets Tuesday, Thursday, and some Fridays at 5:00 pm at […]

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M-A Athletic Department names two coaches for boys and girls wrestling

Menlo-Atherton High School Athletic Department recently announced head coaches for both its boys and girls wrestling teams. “Coach Phil Hoang has been the head coach for both the boys and girls programs the past few years and with the growth of our girls program, we felt the need to have distinct coaches for both the […]

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2018 Menlo-Atherton High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductees announced

The 1965 Swim Team and the 1985 Boys Soccer Team, along with seven individuals, will be inducted in the Menlo-Atherton High School Athletic Hall of Fame at its 10th annual banquet on October 13, announced co-Athletic Directors Steven Kryger and Paul Snow on the M-A campus yesterday afternoon. Coached by Bob Gaughran, the 1965 Swim […]

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Alpine Strikers host family night on Aug. 24

Alpine Strikers FC welcomes families back to school and sports at our Family Night on Friday, August 24, 5:00-8:00 pm at Burgess Park. This event is open to the public and raises money for our soccer club scholarship program. Alpine Strikers offers scholarships for our club teams and is committed to never turning away a player […]

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2018 Menlo Charity Horse Show is a wrap after six days of competition

After six days of competition, the 49th annual Menlo Charity Horse Show wrapped up yesterday. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most, who himself competed in the show in the amateur adult hunter jumper class some years ago, sauntered over to capture some of the action — and activity — over the weekend. On Sunday, the competition […]

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Menlo Park family gets caught up in World Cup fun in St. Petersburg

Author/chef Donia Bijan and artist Mitchell Johnson, along with their son Luca, watched Iran beat Morocco 1-0 at a World Cup match in St. Petersburg yesterday. Emails Mitchell: “We’re in St. Petersburg for a week, but we just get to see the one game which miraculously Iran won in the last minute. Iran hadn’t won a […]

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