CIF votes to implement protocol for sudden cardiac arrest; bylaw goes into effect next school year

Courtesy of Maureen Legg
A student-athlete receives a free heart screening by volunteers from the Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation. The California Interscholastic Federation has partnered with the foundation.

Playing a sport in high school is a rite of passage for many, but it’s not right for everyone. For some, there are medical risks to consider.

Student-athletes who suffer from certain heart abnormalities are in danger of going into sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). A discrepancy in the electrical function of the heart, the condition causes it to suddenly and unexpectedly stop beating.


Pinewood, Messy part ways; school seeks coach for boys basketball

Pinewood School seeks a varsity boys basketball coach after parting ways with Mani Messy after three seasons.

Messy and Pinewood “mutually decided to part ways,” athletic director Matt Stimson said Monday.


Los Altos High's first color run to benefit athletics

Rain or shine, participants in an upcoming 5K event in Los Altos will be able to get some color.

The inaugural Los Altos High School Color Run – a fundraiser for the athletics program – is scheduled the early evening of April 18 on the campus at 201 Almond Ave.


Transfer student ruled ineligible for school year; family frustrated

The decision the Cortinas family dreaded, though somewhat expected, came down last week. Sophomore Alyssa Cortinas won’t be allowed to compete in afterschool sports at Los Altos High until August.

The California Interscholastic Federation Feb. 17 denied the Cortinases’ appeal of a Central Coast Section ruling that Alyssa’s transfer from Pinewood School was athletically motivated, making her ineligible to play basketball and softball this year.


Mtn. View's Positive Coaching Alliance creates site to assist youth & high school athletes

Positive Coaching Alliance, a national nonprofit based in Mountain View, recently unveiled a website to assist those involved in youth and high school sports.

The Development Zone ( aims to answer questions from athletes – along with their parents, coaches and the administrators who serve them – about maximizing the youth and high school sports experience. The information is free.


Foothill hires Teijeiro as AD; Owls rank 8th in women's hoops

Although Mike Teijeiro only recently was named athletic director at Foothill College, the job is not new to him. He served as interim AD at the Los Altos Hills community college for eight months.

After what Foothill administrators described as “a highly competitive hiring process,” Teijeiro was chosen last month to fill the newly created position.


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