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.


LA grad Campitelli honored for diving

Courtesy of Alex Falk
Los Altos High graduate Austin Campitelli, right, holds the Eastern College Athletic Conference Women’s Diver of the Meet Trophy she won Dec. 7 in East Meadow, N.Y. She is pictured with teammates Nia Sorgente, left, and Ashlie Pankonin.

New York University freshman Austin Campitelli of Los Altos last month was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Metro Women’s Diver of the Week.

The Los Altos High graduate swept the 1-meter (268.85 score) and 3-meter (296.70) six-dive competitions, as well as the 1-meter (459.60) and 3-meter (492.70) 11-dive events at the ECAC Championships, held Dec. 5-7 at the Nassau County Aquatics Center in East Meadow, N.Y.


TC's top 10 sports stories of 2014

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The Los Altos girls volleyball team reached the NorCal Division II final for the second straight year.

It’s been a banner year for local prep sports – literally. Banners recognizing league, section, regional and even state championships won by teams or individuals in 2014 will soon hang in area high school gyms.

The Town Crier honors several of these champions as part of its annual top 10 sports stories of the year.


Parent starts running club at Springer

Photo Courtesy of Jenni Tellefsen
Several Springer School students have joined the new Mighty Youth Runners Club.

Not every youngster is enamored with team sports like soccer, basketball and baseball. A solo sport like running fits some kids like a perfect pair of sneakers.

That’s one of the reasons Jenni Tellefsen founded the Mighty Youth Runners Club at Springer School in Mountain View at the start of the school year.


LA girls water polo team awarded for good grades

For its outstanding work in the classroom, the Los Altos High girls water polo team has earned a 2014 Fall Season Scholastic Championship Team Award from the Central Coast Section.

Each season, the CCS honors the varsity team in every sport with the highest collective grade-point average.


Eagles ink college commitments

Courtesy of Kim Cave
Los Altos High seniors Kaitlyn Schiffhauer, from left, Carmen Annevelink and Patrick McColl signed their NCAA National Letters of Intent last month.

Los Altos High seniors Kaitlyn Schiffhauer, Carmen Annevelink and Patrick McColl signed their NCAA National Letters of Intent Nov. 12 at a morning ceremony held on campus.

Schiffhauer and McColl have committed to Harvard University to play softball and baseball, respectively, while Annevelink has accepted a volleyball scholarship from UC Berkeley. Their families, friends and coaches attended the event.

Eagles ink college commitments


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