Leagues honor local basketball, soccer players

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

Los Altos High

Boys basketball


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All-stars fit for Levi’s

Seven seniors with local ties have been chosen for the 41st annual Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football Game, slated 6 p.m. Aug. 1 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Running back Sean Lanoza of Los Altos High; offensive lineman Dylan Fluckiger and receiver/defensive back Austin Johnson of Mountain View High; running back Devin Hurtado, defensive back KeJohn Price and offensive lineman Zach Toussaint of St. Francis High; and Homestead High defensive back/kicker John Rak, a Los Altos resident, are on the North roster. They will face the South in the showcase for standout seniors from Santa Clara County. Tickets to the game, also known as the Silicon Valley Youth Classic, are available online at, by calling (800) 745-3000, or by visiting the Levi’s Stadium box office, 4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara. For more information, visit

Swim lessons

The city of Mountain View offers an American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program this spring and 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


St. Francis swimmers shine

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St. Francis High’s Benjamin Ho competes against Sacred Heart Cathedral Thursday. The junior swam on all three victorious relays at the home meet, which the Lancers won easily.

Flexing its power in the pool, host St. Francis High dominated Sacred Heart Cathedral Thursday in its second-to-last dual meet of the year. The Lancers’ boys and girls swimming and diving teams racked up more than 150 points each to win by triple digits.

With the West Catholic Athletic League meet slated next weekend and the Central Coast Section championships a week later, St. Francis seems to be swimming toward a strong finish to the season.


Estell spurs Spartans to victory

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Mountain View High’s Rachael Estell won three individual events in Thursday’s meet.

Rachael Estell did all she could to help the Mountain View High girls track and field team defeat Lynbrook Thursday.

The sophomore claimed three individual events and was part of a winning relay, and those 20 points loomed large in the Spartans’ 67-60 home victory.


Newly hired hoops coach plans to pick up the pace at MV

While it’s too soon to tell if the Mountain View High boys basketball team will play better under new coach Kevin Mack, expect the Spartans to at least play faster next season.

“I bring an up-tempo, fastbreak style,” said Mack, hired April 16. “I like to play pressure defense to create turnovers and get more possessions.”


Fujii hired to coach Mtn. View girls

Richard Fujii has been named girls varsity basketball coach at Mountain View High. He replaces longtime coach Judy Auclair, who retired after the season.

In a press release issued Friday, athletic director Shelley Smith said Fujii “has a wealth of basketball coaching experience and is excited to continue to build a tradition of excellence here at Mountain View. It was very clear during the interview process that Rich has the passion and desire to make a positive contribution in support of our student-athletes.”


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