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Locals land on all-league lists for spring sports


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St. Francis High’s Steve Dinneen was voted West Catholic Athletic League Player of the Year in boys volleyball.

All-league honors were recently awarded to varsity high school athletes participating in spring sports. Athletes from local schools who earned accolades are listed below.

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Kim makes the grade

Los Altos High graduate Lauren Kim, a key member of the Stanford University women’s golf team, has been named to the Pac-12 Conference All-Academic Team, honorable mention. Kim just completed her junior year at Stanford, which last month won the NCAA Division I championship for the first time.

CCS hires Watson

Jennifer Watson is scheduled today to begin her new job as assistant commissioner of the Central Coast Section, which governs high school sports in the area. She replaces Duane Morgan, promoted to commissioner upon Nancy Lazenby Blazer’s retirement last month. Watson previously served as Director of Instruction at Ceiba College Prep in Watsonville. She has experience as a teacher, coach, athletic administrator and international basketball player.

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Coach Plumer honored

Los Altos resident PattiSue Plumer, head track and field coach at Gunn High, has been named a 2015 Spring Sports Honor Coach by the Central Coast Section. She previously coached track at Los Altos High. The awards go to coaches who have dedicated five or more years to coaching a varsity team and have made valuable contributions not only to the sport and the school, but also to the league, community and CCS. An important factor for deciding the recipients, according to CCS officials, is the ability to be an inspiration and mentor not only to the students, but also to other coaches, teachers, administrators, parents and the public. Plumer is a two-time Olympian who competed and coached at Stanford University.

Run for a cause

The Christmas in July 5K Run/Walk is scheduled 9 a.m. July 19, starting at On Your Mark, 378 Main St., Los Altos. The course includes pathways in Los Altos Hills. Refreshments and a raffle follow. Proceeds benefit Hope’s Corner, a nonprofit organization that provides comfort, assistance and meals to local people in need. Registration is $15, free for ages 5 and under and $50 for families of six or less. Participants are also asked to donate a pair of new or gently used running shoes. To register for the event or make a donation, visit active.com and type “Christmas in July” in the search field.

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Local coaches team up

Two former varsity boys basketball coaches at local high schools will join forces at St. Francis High next season. Jim Forthoffer, who stepped down as coach at Mountain View High after last season, will serve as head coach of the Lancers’ junior-varsity boys team; Mani Messy, who guided Pinewood School before a mutual parting of the ways this offseason, will be Fort- hoffer’s lead assistant. Messy confirmed the move of both coaches to St. Francis and said his role “extends to also helping out with the varsity guys at practices.”

Swim lessons

The city of Mountain View offers an American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program over the summer. The 30-minute classes for tots to teens are held biweekly for four weeks at Rengstorff Park Pool and Eagle Park Pool. Cost is $56-$70. Register online at mountainview.gov/depts/cs/rec/aquatics/lesson.asp.

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Swing for St. Francis

The seventh annual St. Francis High School Golf Classic is scheduled Friday at Santa Clara Golf and Tennis Club, 5155 Stars and Stripes Drive. The $155 entry fee includes a round of golf, cart, tee prizes, barbecue dinner and cocktail reception. The shotgun start is set for 1 p.m. and the dinner 7 p.m. at St. Francis. The event benefits St. Francis’ Alumni Class Endowed Scholarship Program. For more information, call Greg Calcagno at 210-2437.

Swim lessons

The city of Mountain View offers an American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program over the summer. Led by certified instructors, the 30-minute classes for tots to teens are held biweekly for four weeks at Rengstorff Park Pool and Eagle Park Pool. Cost is $56-$70. Register online at mountainview.gov/depts/cs/rec/aquatics/lesson.asp.

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Lancers sweep Deer Valley to nab NorCal volleyball title


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St. Francis High’s Andrew Carter pitched a complete game to earn the win in Saturday’s CCS Open Division final against Los Gatos. The senior went 9-0 this season.

Senior Steve Dinneen didn’t come out and say it then, but he hinted early in the postseason that the St. Francis High boys volleyball team had yet to hit its peak.

“As we keep going and we get further, we grow as a team, get closer and we play better,” the outside hitter said after the Lancers’ Central Coast Section Division I semifinal sweep of Bellarmine.

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