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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


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.

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