Chamber tourney deemed a success

Courtesy of Julie Rose
The foursome of Tom Rees, from left, John Howard, Denise Anstett and Tom Rees Jr. won last week’s 26th annual Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament.

Last week’s 26th annual Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament “was our most successful to date,” according to event chairman Sam Pesner.

“We had a large contingent of golfers, perfect weather and very generous sponsors, ” Pesner said of the tournament, held Aug. 3 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club.


Los Altos Boy Scouts earn Golf Merit Badges at Blackberry Farm

Courtesy of Tim Verceles
Boy Scouts from Troop 103 recently earned Golf Merit Badges. Kneeling, from left: Alok Sonthalia (merit badge counselor), Tanay Sonthalia and Allen Dao. Standing: Eric Choksi (golf merit badge counselor), Paran Sonthalia, Chetan Choksi, Jonathan Verceles, James Harunaga, Luke Sherill and Stefan Knezevich. Not pictured: Tim Verceles (merit badge counselor).

Boy Scouts from Troop 103, based at St. Simon Parish in Los Altos, last month earned their Golf Merit Badges at Blackberry Farm Golf Course in Cupertino.

Eric Choksi, merit badge counselor and Eagle Scout, led the merit badge course. Alok Sonthalia and Tim Verceles served as the other counselors. Participants included Boy Scouts Allen Dao, Chetan Choksi, James Harunaga, Stefan Knezevich., Luke Sherill, Paran Sonthalia, Tanay Sonthalia and Jonathan Verceles.


Sports on the Side

Los Altos High offers sports physicals today

Los Altos High’s pre-participation sports physicals for athletes are scheduled 5:30-7 p.m. today at PT Works, 794 Altos Oaks Drive, Los Altos. Cost is $40. For an athletic enrollment form, visit

MVLA Raptors need additional players

The MVLA U13 Raptors Green needs a few more players for the fall soccer season. George Lamptey, former national and international player who played with and against Pele, coaches the boys team. If interested, contact Kim Cesena at 465-7313.


Lovin' Levi's

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View’s Austin Johnson, running after the catch, played multiple positions in Saturday’s game.

For Mountain View High’s Austin Johnson and Homestead’s John Rak, the highlight of playing in Saturday’s 41st annual Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football Game occurred before kickoff.

“It was when we were walking out of the tunnel and started hearing the crowd and we’re just getting pumped up,” Johnson said. “I got so many chills just walking out. It was really fun.”


LA 12-year-old ranks No. 1 nationally in boys doubles

When it comes to tennis, Karl Lee doesn’t mind sharing the spotlight. Singles is fine, but the Los Altos resident would rather play with a partner.

“I prefer doubles,” Karl said. “I like team sports.”


Singh plays for Team USA in World Floorball Championships

Courtesy of the Singh family
Brij Singh plays center for Team USA in its recent match against Japan.

Four years ago, Brij Singh didn’t even know floorball existed. But once he did, the Los Altos resident proved to be a quick study.

After playing the sport for only three years, Singh made the U.S. under-19 national team that competed in the World Floorball Championships last spring.


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