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Golfers raise funds

The Los Altos Golf & Country Club’s women’s golf tournament this year raised $3,155 for Child Advocates of Silicon Valley. The annual event, run by Penny Ewing and Pam Robertson, has benefited the nonprofit organization for more than 10 years. Forty-one women participated in last month’s tourney.

Tennis lessons in MV

Mountain View Tennis is registering players for group lessons scheduled to begin Sept. 5 at Cuesta Park. Classes are offered in the daytime and evenings; all ages and skill levels are welcome. Fees vary by class. To register and for more information, call 967-5955 or visit mountainviewtennis.net.

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Mika wins bronze

Los Altos Hills resident Mika Yang was part of the U.S. team that bagged a bronze medal at the inaugural FEI World Vaulting Championships for Juniors earlier this month in The Netherlands. The U.S. team, featuring members of the Woodside Vaulters, posted an overall score of 7.356. Team USA also placed third in the final freestyle equestrian event (7.799), which Yang competed in Aug. 9.

Raptors seek players

The MVLA U13 Raptors Green needs a few more players for the fall soccer season. George Lamptey, former national and international player who played with and against Pele, coaches the boys team. If interested, contact Kim Cesena at 465-7313.

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Los Altos High offers sports physicals today

Los Altos High’s pre-participation sports physicals for athletes are scheduled 5:30-7 p.m. today at PT Works, 794 Altos Oaks Drive, Los Altos. Cost is $40. For an athletic enrollment form, visit mvla.net/view/855.pdf.

MVLA Raptors need additional players

The MVLA U13 Raptors Green needs a few more players for the fall soccer season. George Lamptey, former national and international player who played with and against Pele, coaches the boys team. If interested, contact Kim Cesena at 465-7313.

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Kim plays with pros

Stanford University golfer Lauren Kim of Los Altos competed in the LPGA Marathon Classic, held July 13-19 in Sylvania, Ohio. She tied for 90th place, missing the cut after shooting rounds of 74 and 72 the first two days. Kim, entering her senior year, earned an exemption to play in the event after the Cardinal won the national title in June.

Let’s get physicals

Los Altos High’s pre-participation sports physicals for athletes are scheduled 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 12 at PT Works, 794 Altos Oaks Drive, Los Altos. Cost is $40. For an athletic enrollment form, visit mvla.net/view/855.pdf.

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LAHS diver honored

Los Altos High’s Riley Fujioka has been named an All-American in girls diving. Only 100 high school girls receive this status each year. Fujioka placed sixth at the Central Coast Section championships last spring. She is entering her junior year.

Good ‘Vision’

Three teams from the Vision Volleyball Club with local players placed among the top 15 of their divisions at the USAV Girls Junior National Championships, which concluded July 2 in New Orleans. Vision 17 Gold, featuring St. Francis High’s Jenna Adams, finished fifth (7-2 record) in the 17 Open Division; Vision Gold 15, including St. Francis’ Julia DeVine and Mollie Ebertin, placed 10th (7-4) in the 15 Open Division; and Vision Gold 18, featuring Los Altos High’s Carmen Annevelink, came in 14th (6-4) in the 18 Open Division.

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Bad break for Johnson

Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson, a Mountain View native, suffered a broken jaw in an NBA summer league game against the Los Angeles Clippers July 8 in Orlando. The injury is expected to sideline Johnson for at least six weeks. The former St. Francis High standout played in 32 games as an undrafted rookie last season, averaging 5.9 points per contest.

Golf tourney nears

The 26th annual Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is scheduled Aug. 3 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club., 1560 Country Club Drive. Registration is scheduled 10-11 a.m., the putting contest at 10-11:30 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the shotgun start (scramble format) at noon. A party featuring cocktails, barbecue dinner, awards presentation, silent auction and drawing for prizes is slated to follow at 5 p.m. Cost is $250 per player, $65 for the party only. To register and for more information, visit losaltoschamber.org/golf_tournament.html.

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