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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

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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

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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.

MV High introduces sports medicine classes

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Mountain View High soccer player Allie Coyne is among several student-athletes at the school taking the new sports medicine class offered this fall.

Partnering with Foothill College, Mountain View High School is offering sports medicine classes this school year that provide students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience in the field.

The courses – Prevention of Athletic Injuries in the fall and Emergency Athletic Injury Care in the spring – are traditionally taught at the Los Altos Hills community college.

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