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Making the grade

St. Francis High’s Juliann Carroll, Adrianna Piazza, Hannah Press, Samantha Quinn and Olivia Vukcevich have been named to the US Lacrosse All-Academic Team-Northern California Chapter. All but Carroll, who is entering her senior year, graduated in the spring.

Montclaire hosts run

Montclaire Elementary School’s Fifth Annual 5k Run/Walk is slated 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28, starting on the campus at 1160 St. Joseph Ave., Los Altos. The 3.1-mile course includes the surrounding Highlands neighborhood and a portion of Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. This year’s theme is “Peace and Love,” and participants are encouraged to wear groovy clothes such as capes, tutus and knee-high socks. There will also be a free 1-mile fun run for children. Register by Friday to receive a race T-shirt. Cost is $35; proceeds benefit Montclaire. To register and for more information, visit montclaire5k.com.

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Gillis wins 2 swims

Trevor Gillis of Los Altos-Mountain View Masters won a pair of ocean swims the first weekend of August in Santa Cruz. A day after finishing first in the 41st annual Roughwater Swim, a 1-mile race around the Santa Cruz Wharf, Gillis won The Cruz Cruise, a 2-mile swim held south of the wharf Aug. 3. Gillis swam the mile race in 17 minutes, 21 seconds and the 2-mile event in 38 minutes, 41.10 seconds. The 38-year-old claimed both events last year as well.

Montclaire hosts run

Montclaire Elementary School’s Fifth Annual 5k Run/Walk is slated 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28, starting on the campus at 1160 St. Joseph Ave., Los Altos. The 3.1-mile course includes the surrounding Highlands neighborhood and a portion of Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. This year’s theme is “Peace and Love,” and participants are encouraged to wear groovy clothes such as capes, tutus and knee-high socks. There will also be a free 1-mile fun run for children. Register by Aug. 22 to receive a race T-shirt. Cost is $35; proceeds benefit Montclaire. To register and for more information, visit montclaire5k.com.

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Gillis wins 2 swims

Trevor Gillis of Los Altos-Mountain View Masters won a pair of ocean swims the first weekend of August in Santa Cruz. A day after finishing first in the 41st annual Roughwater Swim, a 1-mile race around the Santa Cruz Wharf, Gillis won The Cruz Cruise, a 2-mile swim held south of the wharf Aug. 3. Gillis swam the mile race in 17 minutes, 21 seconds and the 2-mile event in 38 minutes, 41.10 seconds. The 38-year-old claimed both events last year as well.

Montclaire hosts run

Montclaire Elementary School’s Fifth Annual 5k Run/Walk is slated 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28, starting on the campus at 1160 St. Joseph Ave., Los Altos. The 3.1-mile course includes the surrounding Highlands neighborhood and a portion of Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. This year’s theme is “Peace and Love,” and participants are encouraged to wear groovy clothes such as capes, tutus and knee-high socks. There will also be a free 1-mile fun run for children. Register by Aug. 22 to receive a race T-shirt. Cost is $35; proceeds benefit Montclaire. To register and for more information, visit montclaire5k.com.

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Senior tennis tourney begins Monday in PA

Tennis players from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View are scheduled to participate in the USTA NorCal Mid-Pen Senior Championships Monday through Aug. 17 at Foothills Tennis and Swim Club, 3351 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto. Local singles and doubles players have registered to compete in age divisions such as over 65, over 70 and over 85, according to Foothills manager Parvin Farhooma. The annual tournament offers daytime events for men and women ages 45-90. Admission is free for spectators. For more information, email Foothills tennis director Henry Kamakana at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit foothills-club.org.

Fall sports info night set for Tuesday at MV

Mountain View High’s Fall Sports Parent Information Night – led by athletic director Shelley Smith – is scheduled 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school’s Spartan Theater. The presentation includes a general overview of the fall sports, an introduction of coaches, an opportunity to turn in athletic enrollment forms, information on participation cost, a question-and-answer period and a breakout session with each team. For more information, email Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Fall sports info night set for Aug. 12 at MV

Mountain View High’s Fall Sports Parent Information Night, led by athletic director Shelley Smith, is scheduled 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at the school’s Spartan Theater. The presentation includes a general overview of the fall sports, an introduction of coaches, an opportunity to turn in athletic enrollment forms, information on participation cost, a question-and-answer period and a breakout session with each team. For more information, email Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Local softball league 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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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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