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It's time for these Eagles to take flight: LA coach hopes returnees soar in expanded roles

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Los Altos High’s Katherine Mumm attempts a save as a teammate takes cover Friday during a practice.

It’s showtime for Los Altos High volleyball players Kate Carlson, Avery Deaton, Lauren Limbach, Katherine Mumm and Hanadi Nassif.

“They’ve been waiting in the wings, and now it’s their time to shine,” coach Peter Kim said days before the Eagles embarked on their 2016 season.

MV High introduces sports medicine classes

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Mountain View High soccer player Allie Coyne is among several student-athletes at the school taking the new sports medicine class offered this fall.

Partnering with Foothill College, Mountain View High School is offering sports medicine classes this school year that provide students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience in the field.

The courses – Prevention of Athletic Injuries in the fall and Emergency Athletic Injury Care in the spring – are traditionally taught at the Los Altos Hills community college.

Rio rundown: How locals fared in 2016 Olympics

Three people with local connections participated in the Rio Olympics – two as athletes and another as a coach. Following is a recap of how they and/or their teams performed.

• Adam Krikorian, the coach of the U.S. women’s water polo team: The Mountain View native returned from Rio a champion and with a heavy heart. Krikorian’s older brother, Blake, died of an apparent heart attack Aug. 3, two days before the Opening Ceremony. Krikorian returned to the Bay Area to be with his family, then flew back to Rio in time to coach Team USA’s first game Aug. 9. His team dominated the competition – outscoring its six foes by a combined 73-32 – grabbing gold with a 12-5 rout of Italy in the Aug. 19 final. As a show of support, all of Krikorian’s players placed their medals around his neck during the medal ceremony; Olympic coaches do not receive medals. Krikorian, a Mountain View High graduate (Class of 1992), also coached the U.S. to gold at the 2012 London Olympics.

Sports on the Side

Tennis, anyone?

Mountain View Tennis offers fall recreation classes that are scheduled to begin Saturday on the courts at Cuesta, Rengstorff, Whisman and Cooper parks. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Fees vary by class. For more information, call 967-5955 or visit mountainviewtennis.net.

Play with the pros

The third annual East Palo Alto tennis and Tutoring (EPATT) Kids Cup is scheduled 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at Stanford University. Team and individual spots are available to play with former pros Brad Gilbert, Justin Gimelstob, Jeff Tarango, Tim Mayotte and more. The event includes two divisions, featuring teams of six amateur players, one Stanford varsity player and one tennis pro competing in a round-robin doubles tournament. Proceeds from the tourney, and the Sept. 23 kickoff party at Alpine Hills Tennis Club, will help fund EPATT’s expansion of its free afterschool program. For more information, visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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