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MV makes the grade

The American Volleyball Coaches Association last month announced that the 2015 Mountain View High girls volleyball team has won an AVCA Team Academic Award. Squads with at least a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average were eligible; the Spartans posted a 3.93 GPA last school year. The team comprised Emma Blockhus, Chanti Holroyd, Moira Huang, Annie Iverson, Eleonore Johansen, Sophie Karolczak, Cynthia Moir, Aidan O’Leary, Kyra Palmbush, Payton Shaffer, Samantha Shaffer, Lauren Price and Sola Takahashi.

Tips to beat the heat

The National Federation of State High School Associations and the California Interscholastic Federation offer a free online course titled “A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention.” The course, which provides information designed to minimize the risk of activity-related heatstroke among high school athletes, is available at nfhslearn.com; type “heat” into the search field.

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NorCal plays in JOs

Los Altos-based Northern California Aquatics qualified two water polo teams for last month’s Junior Olympics: the under-14 boys and under-18 girls. The squads competed in the Classic flights of their respective age divisions. The boys placed 19th and the girls finished 21st. The Bay Area hosted the tournament.

Tips to beat the heat

The National Federation of State High School Associations and the California Interscholastic Federation offer a free online course titled “A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention.” The course, which provides information designed to minimize the risk of activity-related heatstroke among high school athletes, is available at nfhslearn.com; type “heat” into the search field.

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NFHS, CIF offer tips to beat the heat

The National Federation of State High School Associations and the California Interscholastic Federation offer a free online course titled “A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention.” The course, which provides information designed to minimize the risk of activity-related heatstroke among high school athletes, is available at nfhslearn.com; type “heat” in the search field.

FH NJB registration tips off soon

Registration for the local Foothill chapter of National Junior Basketball is scheduled to tip off Aug. 27 and run through Sept. 3. The league is a community-based, nonprofit organization with teams for boys in grades 3-12 and girls in grades 3-8. It is open to residents of Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale and the portion of Los Altos Hills in the Los Altos School District. To register and for more information, visit njbfoothill.com.

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NJB registration starts later this month

Registration for the local Foothill chapter of National Junior Basketball is scheduled to tip off Aug. 27 and run through Sept. 3. The league is a community-based, nonprofit organization with teams for boys in grades 3-12 and girls in grades 3-8. It is open to residents of Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale and the portion of Los Altos Hills in the Los Altos School District. To register and for more information, visit njbfoothill.com.

Fall Ball baseball registration begins

Registration for the 2016 Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League Fall Ball season is underway. It is open to players ages 7-11 who want to sharpen their skills for the spring 2017 season. The Fall Ball season is scheduled Aug. 21 through Nov. 6. To register ($195) and for more information, visit eteamz.com/losaltoslittleleague.

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Little League Fall Ball registration begins

Registration for Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League’s Fall Ball season is underway. It is open to players ages 7-11 who want to sharpen their skills for the spring season. Fall Ball is scheduled Aug. 21 through Nov. 6. To register ($195) and for more information, visit eteamz.com/losaltoslittleleague.

Drop-in basketball tips off in Los Altos

The Los Altos Recreation & Community Services’ Summer 2016 Adult Drop-In Basketball has tipped off, with games scheduled to run 8-10 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24 in the Egan Junior High School gym. Participants must be at least 18 years old. The cost is $3 at the door. For more information, visit losaltosca.gov/recreation/page/adult-basketball-league.

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Bettencourt excels in College World Series

UC Santa Barbara’s Trevor Bettencourt, a St. Francis High graduate, pitched his best game of the season in a 3-0 loss to Arizona June 22 at the College World Series. The junior, who entered the game in the fifth inning, retired the first 13 batters he faced, matched his career high with seven strikeouts and allowed just one hit. The Gauchos, eliminated from the series with the loss, finished 1-2 in Omaha. It was the first time Santa Barbara has qualified for the series.

Drop-in basketball tips off in Los Altos

The Los Altos Recreation & Community Services’ Summer 2016 Adult Drop-In Basketball has tipped off, with games scheduled to run 8-10 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24 in the Egan Junior High School gym. Participants must be at least 18 years old. The cost is $3 at the door. For more information, visit losaltosca.gov/recreation/page/adult-basketball-league.


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