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St. Francis graduates drafted by MLB teams

Four graduates of St. Francis High were selected in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft earlier this month: shortstop Chris Baker (17th round, San Diego Padres), outfielder Kort Peterson (23rd round, Kansas City Royals), pitcher Trevor Bettencourt (25th round, Philadelphia Phillies) and outfielder Jeremy Ydens (40th round, St. Louis Cardinals). Ydens graduated from St. Francis last month and in November signed a National Letter of Intent with UCLA. Baker, Peterson and Bettencourt this year played for the University of Washington, UCLA and UC Santa Barbara, respectively.

Pathways golf tourney tees up July 11

Pathways, a Sunnyvale-based nonprofit that provides home health and hospice care, has scheduled its fourth annual Links to the Heart Golf Tournament 11:30 a.m. July 11 at Stanford University Golf Course. Registration is $395 per player or $1,580 for a foursome. Proceeds support the Pathways Clinical Team for Inpatient Hospice Services at Stanford Hospital. For more information, visit pathways- health.org.

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MV’s Holton & Moir receive scholarships

The Mountain View High Sports Boosters recently announced their 2016 scholarship winners: Danny Holton and Cynthia Moir. Holton, headed to Arizona State, served as captain of the football and baseball teams and played badminton as well. He was voted football team MVP and earned all-league honors. Moir, bound for Boston College, was voted Defensive MVP of the soccer team and earned all-league accolades in that sport and volleyball. Both seniors volunteered with Spartan Buddies and at the school’s sports camp.

St. Francis golf tourney tees off this Friday

The St. Francis High Alumni’s eighth annual golf tournament is scheduled 1 p.m. Friday (shotgun start) at Santa Clara Golf and Tennis Club. A reception and dinner will follow on campus with prizes, raffle and awards. Entry fee is $155; proceeds benefit the school’s student fund. For more information, email alumni director Greg Calcagno at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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 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.

HOF dinner at SFHS set for Saturday night

St. Francis High’s Hall of Fame Induction Celebration is set for 5 p.m. Saturday at the school’s Makley Event Center. Honorees include seven teams and 11 athletes. Tickets are $65 (includes dinner). For tickets and more information, visit sfhs.schoolsuite.com and click “Athletics.”

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Swim & sport camps start next week in MV

The city of Mountain View Recreation Division offers an array of youth sports camps and swim lessons this summer, beginning as early as next week. To register and for more information, visit apm.activecommunities.com/mountainviewrecreation.

SF’s HOF dinner set for this month

St. Francis High’s Hall of Fame Induction Celebration is set for 5 p.m. June 11 at the school’s Makley Event Center. Honorees include seven teams and 11 athletes. Tickets are $65 (includes dinner). For tickets and more information, visit sfhs.schoolsuite.com and click “Athletics.”

LA's Gwo wins two medals at state swim meet


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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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