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During the Knight Games on Oct. 30, students in Menlo athletics pods competed against each other in a friendly skills competition. For each sport represented at the event, every pod selected several student-athletes to participate. Staff photo: Chase Hurwitz.

Video: Athletics Pods Compete in Knight Games

Lexi Friesel, Chase Hurwitz, and Laura Artandi
November 13, 2020

The Menlo Wellness program provides educational sessions for student athletes, families and other Menlo community members about physical and mental health. Staff photo: Danielle McNair.

New Menlo Program Focuses on Athlete Wellness

Danielle McNair, Staff Writer
November 4, 2020

Head Athletic Trainer Aubrey Fennell and Assistant Athletic Trainer Stephanie Swan worked with Director of Sports Performance and Wellness Jesse Lindenstein, as well as strength and conditioning coach Sam Leeper, to introduce...

The coronavirus pandemic has affected athletic recruitment processes for numerous Menlo students, including senior Avery Lee. Lee committed to play basketball at Yale University this past spring. Photo courtesy of Avery Lee.

Getting Recruited to Play Collegiate Sports is Hard, But COVID-19 is Making It Even Harder

Chase Hurwitz, Sports Editor
October 12, 2020

COVID-19 has created an unpredictable situation for student athletes trying to get recruited to play at the collegiate level. Menlo coaches and players are scrambling to find ways to show off their talents to interested coaches. “Nobody...

Athletes who play girls basketball participate in a socially-distanced workout session. Photo courtesy of Pam Tso McKenney.

Video: A Day in the Life in the Athletic Department

Danielle McNair, Staff Writer
October 5, 2020

Football players now practice in distanced pods of up to 12 athletes. These pods, as well as the implementation of other health measures, have allowed sports practices to resume this fall. Photo courtesy of Pam Tso McKenney.

Menlo Student Athletes Begin Skill Work and Strength Training on Campus

Lexi Friesel, Assistant Sports Editor
September 27, 2020

After an abrupt ending to all athletic events this spring, student athletes and coaches are finally able to return to campus in the form of athletic pods. These pods consist of up to 12 students. In order to limit the spread...

Students, coaches and the rest of the team support Menlo football players during the homecoming game in 2019. As a result of the the coronavirus pandemic, the team is now limited in how they can practice together, and gatherings without social distancing are prohibited. Staff photo: Emily Han.

Football Summer Sessions Canceled in July After Player’s Family Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

Emily Han, Online Editor
August 21, 2020

The Athletics department canceled two football workout sessions scheduled for July 23 and 24 after learning that a family member of one of the players tested positive for COVID-19. According to Upper School Athletics Director...

The girls volleyball team plays a match during the 2019-2020 season. Staff photo: Sadie Stinson.

CIF Announces Plans for 2020-2021 High School Sports

Carly McAdam, Editor in Chief
July 21, 2020

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has released the calendar for high school sports during the 2020-2021 school year, which has been modified due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the state media release,...

The football team plays in a game during the 2019 season, before the COVID-19 pandemic forced athletics to temporarily shut down. Some Menlo sports teams have now started reopening with new social distancing measures in place. Photo courtesy of Pam Tso McKenney.

Some Menlo Athletics Facilities Reopen Following County Guidelines

Sylvie Venuto, News Editor
July 9, 2020

Some outdoor Menlo athletics facilities opened for team use amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Gates Pool, Wunderlich Tennis Courts and Cartan Field opened the week of June 15, following San Mateo County guidelines for reopening...

Menlo track team runners Lauren Hamilton and Michelle Louie finish their race in the 2019 WBAL meet at Sacred Heart. Photo courtesy of Robert Tomkinson.

Menlo Coaches and Trainers Face Challenges During School Closure

Lexi Friesel, Staff Writer
March 26, 2020

With the closure of school also came the suspension of all games and practices for Menlo student athletes until the school reopens. For the athletic department, this suspension has been tough, especially for the coaches of spring...

Senior Justin Sellers dribbles down the court. Photo courtesy of Doug Peck.

Girls Soccer, Girls, Boys Basketball Face Rival Night Against SHP

Page Wolfenden, Sports Editor
February 10, 2020

Three different varsity sports teams competed in a heated rival night against SHP on Friday, Feb. 7. Menlo students decked out in gold attire at school and the games to show their support for their fellow Knights. The Valpo showdown...

Players huddle during game against Pinewood. Photo Courtesy of Tate Lee.

Girls Basketball Breaks Powerhouse Pinewood’s Winning Streak

Page Wolfenden, Sports Editor
January 17, 2020

The varsity girls basketball team broke Pinewood's previous 66-game winning streak in the WBAL season on Saturday, Jan. 11. This game marked the Knights' first victory against the Panthers since the 2011-2012 season, securing...

Junior Ilan Listgarten reaches to block a pass from opponent on SHP. Staff photo: Sadie Stinson.

Knights Fall to Rival SHP

Page Wolfenden, Sports Editor
January 13, 2020

With all rival games comes high energy from both teams and their respective fans. The varsity boys' soccer game against SHP was no exception. Turnout was significant from both schools, creating an exciting and competitive environment....

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