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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.

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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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Lancers looking like team to beat in golf playoffs


Phil Marrone makes it sound like coaching the undefeated St. Francis High girls golf team is easier than sinking a 1-foot putt.

“I just point them to the first tee and stay the heck out of the way,” he said with a chuckle.

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Sports on the Side

MV sports info night

Mountain View High’s Winter Sports Parent Information Night is slated 6:30 p.m. today in the school’s Spartan Theater. The presentation will include a general overview of the winter sports (basketball and soccer), an introduction of coaches, an opportunity to turn in athletic enrollment forms, information on participation cost, a question-and-answer period and a breakout session with each team. For more information, email athletic director Shelley Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Pumpkins for sports

The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Pumpkin Patch is scheduled to run through Friday in the far left corner of the student parking lot, 201 Almond Ave. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends. Proceeds support all Los Altos High sports.

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Locals take to their feet to defeat cancer


Xin Liu /Special to the Town Crier
The inaugural Los Altos Community Pink Ribbon 5K Run/Walk drew 143 participants and raised more than $4,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The Los Altos Community Pink Ribbon 5K Run/Walk raised more than $4,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, according to organizers Linda Folkman and Lori MacDonald.

Held the morning of Oct. 5, the inaugural event drew 143 participants.

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Locals skip their way to Hong Kong


Courtesy of Kelsey Moran
The Sol Jumpers – Ashley Wang, from left, Kayla Hipp, Tim Kelly, Kelsey Moran and Leila Tuma – competed in the World Rope Skipping Championships last month in Hong Kong. Moran and Kelly are local residents who attend Los Altos High.

Los Altos residents Kelsey Moran and Tim Kelly joined their team, the Sol Jumpers, as participants in the World Rope Skipping Championships last month in Hong Kong.

Moran and Kelly – juniors at Los Altos High – teamed with Ashley Wang and Kayla Hipp to compete against squads from 20 other countries Aug. 1-3. The Sol Jumpers did not place at the event, though another American team earned a bronze medal in the 1-minute speed division.

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