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Local league hosts Pony regionals

Los Altos-Mountain View PONY Baseball is scheduled to host the eight-day Pony division (14-and-under) NorCal regionals through Saturday at Skip Mueller Field at Rosita Park. The host team was slated to open the double-elimination tournament Saturday against Tara Hills. The winner’s bracket semifinals are set for 5:30 p.m. today and the championship game is scheduled 10 a.m. Saturday.

Flag football camp kicks off Monday

Returning for its ninth year, After School Athletics’ Flag Football Summer Camp is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Aug. 1 at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-12. Instructors include football coaches from Mountain View and St. Francis highs and Foothill College. Cost is $250 and an additional $50 for lunch. To register, visit afterschoolathletics.com. For more information, contact Vince Giacomini at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (408) 892-9193, or Jerry Sorensen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 906-0491.

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All-star game nears

Los Altos High football coach Trevor Pruitt guides the North when it plays the South in the 40th annual Silicon Valley Youth Classic, slated 7:30 p.m. July 23 at San Jose City College. Also known as the Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football Game, the contest honors the late Los Gatos High coach and features senior standouts from throughout Santa Clara County. The North roster includes quarterback Lambie Lanman, receiver Victor Ruiz, defensive tackle Ofisa Pati and linebacker Josh Williams of Los Altos; utility player Anthony Avery and fullback Jake Butters of Mountain View; and halfback Alex Andrighetto and tackle Ryan Popolizio of St. Francis. For more information, visit youthclassic.org.

Flag football camp

Returning for its ninth year, After School Athletics’ Flag Football Summer Camp is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon July 28 through Aug. 1 at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-12. Instructors include football coaches from Mountain View and St. Francis highs and Foothill College. Cost is $250; lunch is an additional $50. To register, visit afterschoolathletics.com. For more information, contact Vince Giacomini at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (408) 892-9193, or Jerry Sorensen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 906-0491.

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Los Altos teams earn high praise for high grades

The Central Coast Section honored seven teams from Los Altos High for their work in the classroom during the 2013-14 school year.

Their collective grade-point averages ranked from first to fourth among teams competing in their respective sport. Five squads in each sport received a CCS Scholastic Championship Team Award.

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Local golfers shine at Shoreline Jr. Classic

A slew of local golfers placed among the top five in their divisions at the Shoreline Junior Classic June 27 at Shoreline Golf Links in Mountain View. Los Altos resident Kripa Dharan tied for first in the Boys 10-11 division, shooting a nine-hole score of 32. Carisa Kim of Los Altos placed second in the Girls 10-11 division with a 38. In the girls 12-14 group, Mountain View resident Maddie Jun tied for third with an 18-hole score of 78 and Simar Singh of Los Altos tied for fifth with a 79. Connor Song tied for fifth in the Boys 7-9 division with a 43, while fellow Los Altos resident Sophie Thai tied for fifth in the Girls 7-9 group by shooting 48.

MVLA Girls Softball holds fall ball tryouts

Tryouts for Mountain View-Los Altos Girls Softball’s Nova Fall Ball teams are scheduled Aug. 16. Nova teams range from under-8 to under-16 age groups. For more information, visit mvlags.org.

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Circuit race returns

The fourth annual Foothill College Circuit Race, “The Learning Curve,” is scheduled 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 13 on the Los Altos Hills campus. Cyclists from the Juniors, Elite, Masters and Elite Pro divisions will race on the 1.09-mile loop around Foothill, climbing 60 feet in the process. Prizes for the winners range from medals to $500, depending on division. All racers must have a USA Cycling license; one-day and annual licenses will be sold at registration. Registration is $15-$35 through July 10 and an additional $10 after that. Proceeds go toward building a pedestrian/bike path from El Monte Road to campus. For more information, call 279-8472 or visit foothillcollegecircuitrace.com.

Eagles make grade(s)

The Los Altos High girls track and field team last month was recognized as a CIF State Academic Team Champion for posting the highest GPA in its sport (3.90). The Eagles were one of only three teams from the Central Coast Section to garner such an award from the California Interscholastic Federation, which governs the state’s high school sports. Los Altos will receive a banner suitable for display in its gym.

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Russert rewarded

The Mountain View High School Sports Boosters issued its inaugural scholarship worth $1,000 to Drew Russert. The senior specialized in track and field in his final two years as a Spartan, but also participated in football and basketball as an underclassman. Russert was chosen for his leadership, work ethic and kindness. He will attend the University of Oregon in the fall.

LA’s Li second at CCS

Los Altos High badminton player Albert Li finished second in boys singles at the Central Coast Section individual championships. Monta Vista’s Justin Ma defeated Li 25-23, 17-21, 21-18 in the June 1 final at Independence High in San Jose.

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