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LA native Walz helps high school athletes get recruited


Courtesy of ZacK Walz
Zack Walz, who played linebacker in the NFL, is co-founder of a company that helps high school athletes get recruited by colleges.

Recent statistics show that fewer than 8 percent of high school athletes play a sport in college. Los Altos native Zack Walz beat those odds and even played professional football.

Now he is helping other high school athletes beat those odds.

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Locals help North squash South in county all-star football game


Photos by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Alex Andrighetto dives into the end zone for the North’s third touchdown in last week’s Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football game.

Sure it was an exhibition game, but don’t tell players on the North that last week’s 40th annual Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football Game didn’t matter. The team with nine local players approached it like there was a championship at stake.

The opposition? Not so much. The South all-stars were outplayed and physically overmatched from the opening possession by a spirited squad guided by Los Altos High coach Trevor Pruitt.

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Football in July


Town Crier file photo
Mountain View High’s Anthony Avery is among the nine local players slated to play in tonight’s Silicon Valley Youth Classic.

Tonight’s 40th annual Silicon Valley Youth Classic – also known as the Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football Game – promises to have a distinct local flavor.

Los Altos High coach Trevor Pruitt guides the North team that includes nine players with ties to the area. They will take on the South in a game that showcases standout players from Santa Clara County who graduated this year. Kick off is scheduled 7:30 p.m. at San Jose City College, 2100 Moorpark Ave.

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Lambie leaves the barn; LA quarterback headed to Yale


Town Crier File photo
Lambie Lanman, Los Altos High’s starting quarterback the past two seasons, is headed to Yale University.

Los Altos High has been home to Lambie Lanman far longer than the four years he spent as a standout student-athlete there.

Lanman practically grew up on campus; in June he became the last of five brothers to graduate from the school.

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