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Fencer makes his point at nationals Stanford-bound fencer Kwong claims three medals in Dallas

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Samuel Kwong faces off against an opponent. The Los Altos Hills resident has been fencing for 10 years as a member of Cardinal Fencing Club and will attend Stanford this fall.

When Samuel Kwong was young, he enjoyed watching movies with sword-fighting scenes.

MV High introduces sports medicine classes

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Mountain View High soccer player Allie Coyne is among several student-athletes at the school taking the new sports medicine class offered this fall.

Partnering with Foothill College, Mountain View High School is offering sports medicine classes this school year that provide students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience in the field.

The courses – Prevention of Athletic Injuries in the fall and Emergency Athletic Injury Care in the spring – are traditionally taught at the Los Altos Hills community college.

Rio rundown: How locals fared in 2016 Olympics

Three people with local connections participated in the Rio Olympics – two as athletes and another as a coach. Following is a recap of how they and/or their teams performed.

• Adam Krikorian, the coach of the U.S. women’s water polo team: The Mountain View native returned from Rio a champion and with a heavy heart. Krikorian’s older brother, Blake, died of an apparent heart attack Aug. 3, two days before the Opening Ceremony. Krikorian returned to the Bay Area to be with his family, then flew back to Rio in time to coach Team USA’s first game Aug. 9. His team dominated the competition – outscoring its six foes by a combined 73-32 – grabbing gold with a 12-5 rout of Italy in the Aug. 19 final. As a show of support, all of Krikorian’s players placed their medals around his neck during the medal ceremony; Olympic coaches do not receive medals. Krikorian, a Mountain View High graduate (Class of 1992), also coached the U.S. to gold at the 2012 London Olympics.

Smooth sailing for duo from Los Altos High

courtesy of Alfred Tadros
Albert Zhao, left, and Amir Tadros of Los Altos work as a team to maneuver the sailboat.

Little known to many, there is a small but thriving sailing community in the Bay Area. Two Los Altos High sophomores, Amir Tadros and Albert Zhao, are part of it.

The duo comprises the unofficial Los Altos High sailing team.

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