Peninsula Prep Sports

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Paly Girls Swimming Shines at States
Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 1:34 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
The Paly Girls swim team capped off their season at CIF State Championships which took place at Clovis West High School last weekend. The meet was extremely competitive, but the Paly girls managed to score significantly more than the group they sent last year. Sophomore Llew Ladomirak swam a solid individual 200 freestyle, however the... Read More >>
Softball Team Beats South San Francisco to Win League Title
Monday, May 15, 2023, 2:26 pm | M-A Chronicle, Menlo Atherton High School
On Friday afternoon the softball team beat the South San Francisco Warriors 13-5 to steal the PAL league title.  The Bears got rolling early offensively after senior outfielder Hannah Blunt hit a two-run home run in the first inning, giving M-A an early 2-1 lead. Their momentum continued into the second inning with junior Dani Koo hitting a home run of her own, contributing to a 7-2 lead. Dani Koo and Blunt both played crucial parts in the Bears’ win, tallying four runs batted in each. The M-A defense paved the way for the Bears’ dominance all game, with Dani Read More >>
Baseball Team Wins Big on Senior Night
Sunday, May 14, 2023, 2:25 pm | M-A Chronicle, Menlo Atherton High School
Photo credits Erica Gould and John Diepenbrock On Friday afternoon, the baseball team dominated the Aragon Dons and showed off their senior class to win their last home league game of the season. The Bears had just come off from clinching the Peninsula Bay League Championship – their first since 1964.  Prior to the game, there was a ceremony with the seniors and their families, and all of the active seniors got an opportunity to play in the game.  Junior catcher Trevor Heinz said, “The seniors bring so much energy to every single game and practice, you see it here, Read More >>
Players of Pride Hall: Emily Burt
Sunday, May 14, 2023, 1:26 pm | M-A Chronicle, Menlo Atherton High School
“My biggest accomplishment for the Stanford Tennis team was winning the National Championships my senior year, in 1997,” said M-A ‘93 alumnus Emily Burt. “With Stanford Soccer, we did quite well as a team by reaching the Final Four in my freshman year, the Elite 8 the next year, and individually I had a particularly good senior season with 17 goals scored.” Burt was a dual sport athlete at M-A and Stanford, and later a professional soccer player. She now works at Raptive, in the Online Advertising department. Burt was inducted into the M-A Hall of Fame in 2002 for Read More >>

Boys Basketball:
San Ramon Valley 59, Sacred Heart Prep 57, Mar 2, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Sacred Heart Prep 63, Folsom 62, Feb 28, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Riordan 61, Sacred Heart Prep 44, Feb 22, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Sacred Heart Prep 60, Menlo-Atherton 59, Feb 17, 2023
Boys Basketball:
The King's Academy 53, Sacred Heart Prep 49, Feb 14, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Sacred Heart Prep 60, Menlo School 49, Feb 10, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Sacred Heart Prep 85, Pinewood 54, Feb 7, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Sacred Heart Prep 80, Sequoia 35, Feb 4, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Priory 50, Sacred Heart Prep 43, Feb 3, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Sacred Heart Prep 62, Crystal Springs 34, Jan 31, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Sacred Heart Prep 63, Justin-Siena 47, Jan 28, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Sacred Heart Prep 47, King's Academy 39, Jan 27, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Sacred Heart Prep 85, Half Moon Bay 61, Jan 25, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Sacred Heart Prep 81, Harker 42, Jan 24, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Sacred Heart Prep 61, Menlo School 59, Jan 20, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Palo Alto 50, Los Altos 44, Jan 18, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Sacred Heart Prep 82, Stuart Hall 47, Jan 14, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Sacred Heart Prep 62, Priory 56, Jan 12, 2023
Boys Wrestling:
Menlo-Atherton 42, Hillsdale 15, Jan 12, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Sacred Heart Prep 52, Menlo-Atherton 51, Jan 7, 2023
Girls Basketball:
Sequoia 43, Menlo School 34, Jan 6, 2023
Girls Water Polo:
Menlo - Atherton 15, Carlmont 4, Oct 12, 2022
Girls Water Polo:
Menlo-Atherton 10, Woodside 4, Oct 11, 2022
Girls Water Polo:
Menlo-Atherton 10, Woodside 4, Oct 11, 2022

Seniors Reflect on Their Baseball Experience
Saturday, May 13, 2023, 10:33 pm | M-A Chronicle, Menlo Atherton High School
This Friday at 4 p.m. the varsity Bears played their baseball senior night. As the year comes to a close, the seniors reflected on their experience this year, and on their greater baseball experience, as for many of them, this is their last year of school baseball.  Q: Why did you start playing baseball? A: Outfielder Davis Phillips said, “I started playing baseball just because my dad played it in high school, and it was his sport, and my older brother was playing it. When he was out practicing in the front yard, I would just join him and then Read More >>
Boys’ baseball guarantees playoffs with shutout win over Los Gatos
Friday, May 12, 2023, 1:43 pm | Paly Voice, Palo Alto High School
The Palo Alto High School varsity boys’ baseball team (7-6) are guaranteed a playoff berth after defeating the Los Gatos Wildcats (12-1) in a 4-0 shutout win for the Wildcats’ first loss of the season. The Vikings were 6-6 going into the game, ranked third in the De Anza league where the top four teams... Read More >>
Varsity boys volleyball ends their season with a CCS loss in quarterfinals
Friday, May 12, 2023, 10:03 am | Talon, Los Altos High School
The Los Altos High School varsity boys volleyball team closed their season with a loss in the Central Coast Section (CCS) quarterfinals, losing in a close four-set match against Monta Vista High School. This loss marks the end of their season after placing first in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) with a nearly... Read More >>
Boys Volleyball Team Does More Than Play
Friday, May 12, 2023, 2:17 am | Eastside Panther, Eastside Prep
The boys volleyball team, coached by Residential Faculty Leo Anaya, has had a rough season, but they still tried their best to win their games and managed to pull through with just four wins for the season. Some of the older boys on the team had played volleyball in their junior and sophomore years and... Read More >>
Baseball Team Edges Important Victory Over Sequoia
Thursday, May 11, 2023, 11:29 pm | M-A Chronicle, Menlo Atherton High School
On Monday afternoon, the baseball team defeated Sequoia Ravens by a score of 3-2 after giving up a late lead only to come back and swoop the win from the Ravens.  Both offenses struggled to score throughout the game. However, it was M-A who had the clear chance to score early. In the bottom of the second inning, the Bears had runners at the corners but a flyout ended the inning. The Bears’ scoring came in the third inning. Sophomore shortstop Will Roberts started a two-out rally by earning a walk. Shortly after, he advanced to second base with a Read More >>
Boys Lacrosse Beats Serra to Advance in Playoffs
Thursday, May 11, 2023, 11:15 pm | M-A Chronicle, Menlo Atherton High School
In round one of the CCS Playoffs, the M-A boys lacrosse team faced off against the Serra Padres, the game was tightly contested but the Bears pulled out the 11-8 victory, and are moving onto the next round of the playoffs.  The game started off close, with goals from junior Peter Koren and senior Tyler Atkinson. With four minutes left in the first quarter the Bears were up 2-1.  Koren scored his second goal of the game with just 12 seconds left in the first quarter, quickly followed by junior Jack Kryger winning the ensuing face off and converting a Read More >>