Peninsula Prep Sports

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Track & Field speeds to a strong finish
Monday, May 22, 2023, 11:41 am | Eastside Panther, Eastside Prep
The Track & Field team finished a strong regular season on a high note, with four members qualifying at the final meet on May 5 for the upcoming CCS regional competitions. From throwing to hurdles many made it to finals ranging from different grades. Sophomores really showed up for their grade with 3 making it... Read More >>
Bears Baseball Bested By Valley Christian in CCS First Round
Monday, May 22, 2023, 11:12 am | M-A Chronicle, Menlo Atherton High School
Photos by John Diepenbrock On Saturday afternoon, the varsity Bears baseball team fell 6-3 to the Valley Christian Warriors, coming just short of their upset hopes.  As the eighth-seed Bears against the first-seed Warriors, who are also ranked 25th in the nation, the Bears knew they had an uphill battle, but still an opportunity to pull off a huge win.  Valley Christian is led by siblings junior outfielder Tatum Marsh and sophomore infielder Quentin Marsh, who have both verbally committed to Stanford.  The Bears started the game strong, as a single by reliable senior outfielder Davis Phillips, a walk worked Read More >>
BC2M club hosts eighth annual ‘Stick It To Stigma’ event
Sunday, May 21, 2023, 7:53 pm | Paly Voice, Palo Alto High School
As part of their goal to spread awareness about mental health in sports and outside the classroom, the Bring Change to Mind club members are urging athletes to prioritize self-care and well-being following the club’s annual “Stick It To Stigma” boys vs girls lacrosse game after school Friday on the Lacrosse Field. Stick It To Stigma,... Read More >>
Accomplished student athletes follow unique pregame rituals
Saturday, May 20, 2023, 8:15 pm | Oracle, Gunn High School
Freshman Hannah Jung: Affirmations Over her five years of practicing taekwondo, freshman Hannah Jung has maintained a pregame ritual to keep her centered before competitions. She first checks the quality and condition of the mat before relaxing her body and mind, and then she reminds herself to perform to the best of her abilities, regardless... Read More >>

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

Road to recovery: Junior Nina Albers’ journey through two tough injuries
Saturday, May 20, 2023, 6:58 pm | Oracle, Gunn High School
Since the age of 7, water polo has been a pillar of junior Nina Albers’ life. Over the past 10 years, she has experienced the ups and downs that come with putting her all into a sport: Sweet victories strengthen her love for playing, and tough losses feel like rock bottom. Wins and losses aside,... Read More >>
Girls Underclassman of the Year: Natalie Neumann
Friday, May 19, 2023, 1:19 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
By the end of her freshman year, current sophomore Natalie Neumann had established herself as a true renaissance athlete: she had already played a half-dozen water polo games, won a league championship for girls basketball, and out-sprinted her competitors in the anchor leg of the track and field 4×100 meter relay.  Starting sophomore year, however,... Read More >>
The Final Word: Competition Conundrum
Friday, May 19, 2023, 1:18 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
Athletics should be competitive, but should you compete with your teammates?  Known as ‘intra-team competition,’ competing with teammates can walk a fine line between lifting people up and bringing them down. Uplifting when it drives each athlete to be better. Degrading when it becomes extreme and degrades. In individual sports where solo performance is the... Read More >>
Varsity baseball and softball teams to fight for first-round playoff wins this Saturday
Friday, May 19, 2023, 9:03 am | Talon, Los Altos High School
Both varsity boys baseball and varsity girls softball face first-round playoff matchups away this Saturday, May 20. The Eagles will have a chance to defend their title as CCS Division V softball champions, while varsity baseball will look to win their first postseason game in two years. BASEBALL Fresh off a five-game losing streak, the... Read More >>
The weight of gym culture: Student gym-goers experience ugly side of exercise
Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 9:15 pm | Oracle, Gunn High School
The rise of fitness-centered social media, the sheer number of local gyms and the popularity of school athletics have all contributed to the growth of fitness culture among Palo Alto teens. Some students workout together after school, turning their fitness ventures into social gatherings, while others create social media accounts to detail their progress and... Read More >>
STUNT Season Recap
Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 3:02 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
Photo courtesy of Lea SantiniThe Paly STUNT team wrapped up their first season competing in the SCVAL league, where they competed in tournaments against different teams in the area every week.    The STUNT team had been preparing for the season since the beginning of sideline season in August, and have practiced consistently every week to prepare.    “I’m... Read More >>