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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.

Loads of locals land on all-league teams for spring sports performances


Town Crier file photo
Los Altos High softball player Janelle McAfee was named First Team All-SCVAL De Anza Division.

All-league honors were recently awarded to varsity high school athletes participating in spring sports. Athletes from local schools who earned accolades are listed below.

Los Altos High

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Local triathletes live to tell about their Escape from Alcatraz


Courtesy of Marathon Foto
Los Altos resident Chris Chang competes in the 36th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon June 12 in San Francisco.

In this lottery, the lives of the winners only get tougher.

Those selected are “lucky” enough to get the chance to jump from a boat in the bay and swim 1.5 miles to shore, climb an unforgiving 400-step sand ladder, pedal 18 miles on many of the steep streets of San Francisco, then run 8 miles on pavement, gravel, dirt and sand.

Los Altos swimmer qualifies for Olympic trials


Courtesy of Kathleen Gaspich
Gabrielle Anderson made the Olympic trials by swimming the 100 butterfly in 1:01.12.

In the world of competitive swimming, Gabrielle Anderson has made it to the deep end of the pool. The Los Altos resident recently qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100-yard butterfly.

Anderson is scheduled to leave next week for the meet in Omaha, Neb., where she will share the pool with swimmers the 16-year-old admired growing up.

Gold Star gymnasts shine at state meet


Owen Heery /Special to the Town Crier
Several competitors from Gold Star Gymnastics in Mountain View placed at the state meet, including Cindy Linker.

Scores of gymnasts from Mountain View-based Gold Star Gymnastics’ girls artistic team placed at state and regional meets held this spring, including many local residents.

Laura MacKenzie finished third on the uneven bars (9.375) and first on the balance beam (9.600) at the Level 8/9 state championships in McClellan. MacKenzie also placed first on the uneven bars (9.600), third on the balance beam (9.400) and first all-around (37.325) at the Level 8 regional championships in Las Vegas.


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