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LA's Gwo wins two medals at state swim meet


Megan V. Winslow/town Crier
St. Francis High’s Jeremy Ydens hit a two-run single and was the winning pitcher in Saturday’s playoff win over Serra.

Nearly repeating his results from last year, Los Altos High senior Albert Gwo won the 50-yard freestyle and finished second in the 100 free Saturday at the state swimming and diving finals in Clovis.

“It was very exciting to race at states and perform well again,” said Gwo, bound for UC Berkeley. “I was working hard the whole season to get to where I was and it was very satisfying to see what I could do after all my hard work.”

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MV Open starts Friday

The 48th Mountain View Open Tennis Tournament is scheduled over the three-day weekend at the Cuesta Tennis Center. The USTA event features players from local colleges, touring pros and highly ranked junior players. Divisions include men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles. Matches are slated 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday (preliminaries) and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday (finals). Admission is free. For more information, call 967-5955 or visit mvopen.com.

Let’s get physicals

Los Altos and Mountain View highs have scheduled sports physicals at PT Works, 794 Altos Oaks, Los Altos. Students who plan to participate in a sport next school year are required to take a physical and may visit their family doctor instead. Mountain View’s exams are scheduled 6-8 p.m. today. Cost is $35; proceeds benefit the school’s sports medicine program. For more information, email Achilles Walker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Los Altos held its physicals last weekend; makeups are slated 5:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Cost is $40; proceeds benefit Los Altos’ athletic training room and athletic program. For more information, call the athletic office at 960-8857.

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LA's Hamel breaks brother's 100-dash record

By setting the Los Altos High record in the boys 100-meter dash, Kenneth Hamel is keeping it in the family.

The senior ran the race in 10.94 seconds at Friday’s Santa Clara Valley Athletic League finals, besting brother Markell Stine’s record time of 11.06 in 2012.

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Eagles shock Vikings

The Los Altos High frosh-soph baseball team capped its season May 6 by beating host Palo Alto – which came into the game with only one loss – 2-1 behind strong defense and the pitching of Ryan Baum. The Eagles finished 10-4 in the SCVAL De Anza Division and 21-7 overall.

Let’s get physicals

Los Altos and Mountain View highs have scheduled sports physicals at PT Works, 794 Altos Oaks, Los Altos. Students who plan to participate in a sport next school year are required to take a physical and may visit their family doctor instead. Los Altos’ exams are slated 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. A makeup date is set for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Cost is $40; proceeds benefit Los Altos’ athletic training room and athletic program. For more information, call the athletic office at 960-8857. Mountain View’s exams are scheduled 6-8 p.m. May 25. Cost is $35; proceeds benefit the school’s sports medicine program. For more information, email Achilles Walker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Eagles nab spot in CCS regional golf tournament


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Jordan Jenab, right – shown playing against Mountain View last month – scored five goals in the Eagles’ win over Saratoga. Los Altos went 7-10 in the regular season.

Only the top two finishers at last week’s Santa Clara Valley Athletic League finals were guaranteed a berth in the Central Coast Section regional tournament, so Los Altos coach Richard Fujii is grateful his third-place team still qualified.

“This is an awesome opportunity, and our players are stoked about being able to represent our school in CCS,” said the coach, whose Eagles landed one of the two at-large berths.

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Inkster makes top 20 at LPGA Classic

Los Altos resident and World Golf Hall of Fame member Juli Inkster tied for 19th at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic held April 21-24 at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City. She shot a 4-over-par 292 for four rounds and earned $20,977.

High schools schedule physicals for athletes

Los Altos and Mountain View highs have scheduled sports physicals later this month at PT Works, 794 Altos Oaks, Los Altos. Students who plan to participate in a sport next school year are required to take a physical and may visit their family doctor instead. Los Altos’ exams are slated 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 21. A makeup date is set for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Cost is $40; proceeds benefit Los Altos’ athletic training room and athletic program. For more information, call the athletic office at 960-8857. Mountain View’s exams are scheduled 6-8 p.m. May 25. Cost is $35; proceeds benefit the school’s sports medicine program. For more information, email Achilles Walker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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