St. Francis swimmers shine

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St. Francis High’s Benjamin Ho competes against Sacred Heart Cathedral Thursday. The junior swam on all three victorious relays at the home meet, which the Lancers won easily.

Flexing its power in the pool, host St. Francis High dominated Sacred Heart Cathedral Thursday in its second-to-last dual meet of the year. The Lancers’ boys and girls swimming and diving teams racked up more than 150 points each to win by triple digits.

With the West Catholic Athletic League meet slated next weekend and the Central Coast Section championships a week later, St. Francis seems to be swimming toward a strong finish to the season.


Workout warriors

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Los Altos High gymnast Jessica Nelson soars by coach Youlee Lee during practice last week. Lee is a 2005 Los Altos High grad.

Some coaches would like to see their athletes work harder. Youlee Lee has the opposite problem when it comes to her gymnasts.

“They’re constantly working, and we have to tell them to stop,” said Lee, who coaches the Los Altos High and Mountain View High teams with Veronica Porte. “But they just want to get it.”


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

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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.


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