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Coaching with honor

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Los Altos High field hockey coach Mary Donahue talks with player Phoebe Aaronson during a break in last week’s game.

Her players and their parents have said it for years, and now the Central Coast Section has recognized Mary Donahue for the way she coaches the Los Altos High field hockey team.

The Los Altos resident has been named this year’s CCS Honor Coach for her sport. Criteria for selection include service to the sport, maintaining professional standards of conduct and being a role model and inspiration.

CIF survey results find sports participation hits an all-time high for fourth straight year

High school sports participation continues to increase in California and is at an all-time high for the fourth consecutive year, according to the 2016 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Sports Participation Survey released in August.

Results show that 779,256 student-athletes have competed in California high school athletic programs during the 2015-16 school year – an increase of 0.85 percent since last year’s survey.

Cricket takes flight in Los Altos

Asher Kohn/Town Crier
Coach Hemant Buch, center, fires up his players before a cricket match in Cupertino. His team includes Los Altos residents.

Los Altos resident Sanjeev Kulkarni was born in Hubli, an Indian city north of Bangalore. Cricket is in his blood.

“Cricket is how I grew up,” he said of the sport he played long before moving to the area and becoming vice president of engineering at Peer Nova. “Ever since I was 6, as long as I can remember, I was playing with my brother in the streets.”

Fencer makes his point at nationals Stanford-bound fencer Kwong claims three medals in Dallas

Photos Courtesy of Samuel Kwong
Samuel Kwong faces off against an opponent. The Los Altos Hills resident has been fencing for 10 years as a member of Cardinal Fencing Club and will attend Stanford this fall.

When Samuel Kwong was young, he enjoyed watching movies with sword-fighting scenes.

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