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Little League Fall Ball registration begins

Registration for Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League’s Fall Ball season is underway. It is open to players ages 7-11 who want to sharpen their skills for the spring season. Fall Ball is scheduled Aug. 21 through Nov. 6. To register ($195) and for more information, visit eteamz.com/losaltoslittleleague.

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 High 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.

Burdick nets state scholar-athlete award for efforts in tennis, golf and classroom


Courtesy of Marie Borin Burdick
Los Altos High’s Carina Burdick holds the glass award she received for being named a CIF/Farmers Scholar-Athlete.

Whether she’s on the court, on the course or in the classroom, Los Altos High’s Carina Burdick finds a way to shine. That combination of success as a tennis player, golfer and student has earned the newly graduated senior a scholar-athlete award from the California Interscholastic Federation.

After winning a Central Coast Section tennis title in the fall and helping the Eagles’ golf team make the postseason in the spring, Burdick last month received a CIF/Farmers Scholar-Athlete scholarship award. Only 20 of the 400 seniors who applied received a $2,000 scholarship from the CIF, which governs the state’s high school sports. Burdick was one of two recipients from the CCS.

It's been a big year for Little League


Courtesy of Peter Jewett
The Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League’s 10-11 All-Stars won the Section 5 championship July 20. Front, from left: Connor Prahm, Jack Surdey, Jimmy Flynn, Rodrigo Ortiz, Justin Chou, Devan Reynard and Derek Gile. Middle: Thomas Walker, Alex Fuchs, Jake Skaggs, Liam Kaushikkar, Dennis Wilkinson and Jonathan Taylor. Back: coaches Jim Flynn, Jason Skaggs and Todd Gile. Not pictured: Carson Cleage, Tommy Schott, Anthony Schott and Bryce Harrington.

Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League has dominated the diamond this summer, making history in the process.

The 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 all-stars this month won District 44 titles – the first time three Los Altos teams have done so in the same year.

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Bettencourt excels in College World Series

UC Santa Barbara’s Trevor Bettencourt, a St. Francis High graduate, pitched his best game of the season in a 3-0 loss to Arizona June 22 at the College World Series. The junior, who entered the game in the fifth inning, retired the first 13 batters he faced, matched his career high with seven strikeouts and allowed just one hit. The Gauchos, eliminated from the series with the loss, finished 1-2 in Omaha. It was the first time Santa Barbara has qualified for the series.

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 High 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.

From Stanford to Q School


Stanford photo
Stanford University graduate Lauren Kim of Los Altos is headed for LPGA Tour Qualifying School next month.

After graduating from Stanford University last month, Lauren Kim is going back to school. Only this time, there’s no classroom work; she will be in the field – more specifically, on the fairways and greens.

Kim is headed to LPGA Tour Qualifying School in an effort to realize her dream of becoming a pro golfer.

Don't tell these guys it's only an exhibition


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View High defensive end Noah Kjos celebrates a tackle by one of his teammates. He recovered a fumble in the game.

There was nothing on the line but pride, and that proved more than enough to motivate the players in the 42nd annual Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football Game. These guys wanted to win.

Exhibition game or not, the players fought hard – receivers surely felt a few of the huge hits the next day – and some of them got a little overzealous. There were personal fouls and even an ejection in the senior showcase at Levis’ Stadium, where the South edged the North 23-20 Saturday.


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