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Burdick nets state scholar-athlete award for efforts in tennis, golf and classroom


Courtesy of Marie Borin Burdick
Los Altos High’s Carina Burdick holds the glass award she received for being named a CIF/Farmers Scholar-Athlete.

Whether she’s on the court, on the course or in the classroom, Los Altos High’s Carina Burdick finds a way to shine. That combination of success as a tennis player, golfer and student has earned the newly graduated senior a scholar-athlete award from the California Interscholastic Federation.

After winning a Central Coast Section tennis title in the fall and helping the Eagles’ golf team make the postseason in the spring, Burdick last month received a CIF/Farmers Scholar-Athlete scholarship award. Only 20 of the 400 seniors who applied received a $2,000 scholarship from the CIF, which governs the state’s high school sports. Burdick was one of two recipients from the CCS.

Los Altos High swimmers hope experiences at U.S. Olympic Trials will pay off next time


Courtesy of Albert Gwo
Los Altos High’s Gabrielle Anderson, left, and Albert Gwo, right, stand with Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics teammates Jenna Campbell, second from left, and Izzi Henig at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.

For Los Altos High’s Gabrielle Anderson and Albert Gwo, competing at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials was like summer school in the pool. Neither swimmer qualified for the games in Rio, but both said they learned a lot.

Anderson and Gwo seemed to take plenty of mental notes at the trials, held June 26 through July 3 in Omaha, Neb.

Ng named varsity field hockey coach at St. Francis

St. Francis High School recently appointed 2004 alum Nicole Ng its varsity field hockey coach. She replaces Kathy Lincoln, who is stepping down from coaching but remaining at the school as a full-time teacher.

Ng was a four-year starter on the field hockey team at Princeton University. Before moving on to win three Ivy League titles with the Tigers, Ng played on the U.S. U19 National Team and was an NFHCA National and West-Regional All-American and the 2003 San Jose Mercury News field hockey player of the year.

Los Altos, Mtn. View honor spring-sport athletes


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Lauren Jacob was named Co-MVP of the Los Altos High girls track and field team.

Los Altos and Mountain View highs recently recognized athletes who won 2016 Spring Sports Team Awards.

Varsity award-winners are listed below.

Teams awarded for good grades

The Central Coast Section recently recognized teams from St. Francis and Los Altos highs for their good grades. Squads from both schools received 2016 Spring Season Scholastic Championship Team Awards.

Instituted by the CCS Board of Managers in 1985, the awards go to the top six varsity teams from each CCS sport with the highest collective grade-point average of all teams competing in that sport during that season.

Madison continues to 'squash' the competition


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Madison Ho has been ranked No. 1 nationally in her age division since last summer. She started playing squash two years ago.

Young squash champion Madison Ho has learned that the spoils of victory do not include gummy bears.

One opponent happily shared her bag of chewy candy with the Los Altos Hills resident before their first match – which Madison won – but not the next time they squared off.


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