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Without an angel, Foothill officials cancel annual bike race


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Sofia Marin wins her division of last year’s Foothill College Circuit Race.

It appears only an angel can resurrect the recently canceled Foothill College Circuit Race.

More specifically, an angel funder is needed to sponsor the annual bicycle race known as “The Learning Curve,” which raised money to build a bike/pedestrian path on the Los Altos Hills community college campus.

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TKA's Cummings recognized for lettering in equestrian program


Emma Cummings of Mountain View last month graduated from The King’s Academy having lettered in an unusual high school sport all four years.

Cummings earned her fourth lapel pin and patch for participating in the United States Equestrian Foundation’s high school athletic program.

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Johnson rows for U.S. at this week's Pan Am Games


Courtesy of U.S. Rowing
Rower Keane Johnson, a Los Altos High graduate, is competing with Team USA at the Pan Am Games this week in Toronto.

Keane Johnson has put work on hold so he can row for the United States in the Pan American Games, though the training has been a job in itself.

“Everyone on the team is training full time,” the Los Altos native said. “There’s no real opportunity to work.”

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MV native Nogle awarded for work as athletic trainer


Mountain View native Sally Nogle last month received the Tim Kerin Award, which each year recognizes an athletic trainer for outstanding service.

A graduate of Awalt High, Nogle is head athletic trainer at Michigan State.

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Studious Spartan gymnasts earn honors


Courtesy of Youlee Lee
The Mountain View High gymnastics team last month received section and state honors for posting the highest GPA in its sport. From left: Alyson Evans, Elaine Silverman, Lexy Mitchner, Sheila Steiner, Brette Miller, Madison Ruweler and Natalie Rockhold.

Mountain View High’s gymnasts and coaches knew the team won a Central Coast Section award for posting the highest collective grade-point average in their sport this year. But apparently nobody told them that they won the same honor at the state level, too.

Co-head coach Youlee Lee said Friday she had “no idea” the California Interscholastic Federation recognized the Spartans as a CIF State Academic Team Champion in a press release issued June 16.

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Gold Star gymnasts shine


Owen Heery/Special to the Town Crier
Laura MacKenzie, a member of Gold Star Gymnastics’ girls artistic team, won the all-around title for Level 7 at the state meet.

The Gold Star Gymnastics girls artistic team recently completed its competitive season, and several local residents placed at state and regional meets.

Laura MacKenzie, a Junior Olympic Level 7 gymnast, posted a 38.000 all-around score to win the state meet in May. She won the balance beam (9.525), placed second on the vault (9.425) and third on both the uneven bars (9.325) and floor exercise (9.725). MacKenzie’s efforts helped Team NorCal finish second in the state team competition.

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