Johnson named starting pitcher in today's Triple-A All-Star Game

Pitcher Erik Johnson of Los Altos has been chosen to start the Triple-A All-Star Game, scheduled today at Werner Park in Omaha, Neb.

Johnson – who plays for Chicago White Sox affiliate the Charlotte Knights – will take the mound for the International League squad. The Los Altos High graduate leads the league in strikeouts (96 as of last week), has a 7-5 record and a 2.86 ERA that ranks eighth in the IL. Johnson, 25, averages 10.21 strikeouts per nine innings, tops in the league.


Mountain View High tabs Johnson, Lundberg as top athletes

Mountain View High honored seniors Austin Johnson and Allie Lundberg as its Athletes of the Year.

Johnson was voted all-league in football and baseball this year and played basketball as well.


TKA's Cummings recognized for lettering in equestrian program

Emma Cummings of Mountain View last month graduated from The King’s Academy having lettered in an unusual high school sport all four years.

Cummings earned her fourth lapel pin and patch for participating in the United States Equestrian Foundation’s high school athletic program.


Los Altos High honors its top athletes of year

Town Crier file photo
Patrick McColl, who played basketball and baseball for Los Altos High, was named the school’s Senior Boy Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Los Altos High recently recognized its top athletes, scholar athletes and coaches for the 2014-15 school year and also handed out plaques to four-year varsity athletes.

Those honored are listed below.


Sports on the Side

MV High’s Levy lands scholarship

Conner Levy is this year’s winner of the $1,000 scholarship provided by the Mountain View High Sports Boosters. Levy, who played lacrosse for the Spartans, is headed to the University of Michigan in the fall. In recommending him for the scholarship, Mountain View lacrosse coach Joe Jutter said Levy “is not only an outstanding individual, but he’s also an outstanding leader. … He has never missed a game in his entire high school career. He led this year by example with the desire to succeed and improve everybody’s lives.”

Christmas in July 5K set for Sunday morn

The Christmas in July 5K Run/Walk is slated 9 a.m. Sunday, 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 and type “Christmas in July” in the search field.


Robinson returns to running

Courtesy of Sarah Robinson
Runner Sarah Robinson, right, received support from big sister Erin, a former track athlete at UCLA, at the Junior Nationals.

Sarah Robinson is back on the track.

The Los Altos Hills resident recently gave up soccer to focus on distance running – the other sport in which she excelled during her days at Gunn High.


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