Johnson rows for U.S. at this week's Pan Am Games

Courtesy of U.S. Rowing
Rower Keane Johnson, a Los Altos High graduate, is competing with Team USA at the Pan Am Games this week in Toronto.

Keane Johnson has put work on hold so he can row for the United States in the Pan American Games, though the training has been a job in itself.

“Everyone on the team is training full time,” the Los Altos native said. “There’s no real opportunity to work.”


MV native Nogle awarded for work as athletic trainer

Mountain View native Sally Nogle last month received the Tim Kerin Award, which each year recognizes an athletic trainer for outstanding service.

A graduate of Awalt High, Nogle is head athletic trainer at Michigan State.


Los Altos High reveals winners of spring sports team awards

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Senior infielder Kaitlyn Schiffhauer was named the Los Altos High softball team’s Best Offensive Player.

Los Altos High recently recognized athletes who won 2015 Spring Sports Team Awards.

Varsity award-winners are listed below.


Sports on the Side

Mariners pick SF grad

St. Francis High graduate Braden Bishop last month was drafted in the third round (94th overall) of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Seattle Mariners. The centerfielder just completed his junior year at the University of Washington, where he was named to the All-Pac 12 Team.

Benefit golf tourney

Pathways Home Health & Hospice’s third annual Links to the Heart Golf Tournament is scheduled Monday at the Stanford University Golf Course. The format is a four-player scramble. Registration runs 10-11 a.m. and the shotgun start is set for 11:30 a.m. Cost is $395 per player, which includes welcome bag with goodies, lunch, complimentary beverages and snacks, wine/beer reception and dinner. Cost for the dinner only is $75. There will also be contests and a silent auction that includes a Hawaiian vacation. Proceeds benefit Pathways, which provides patient and family-centered care in the home. To register and for more information, call (408) 773-4019 or visit


Enjoying the moment

Courtesy of Dick D’OlivA
Former Golden State Warriors trainer Dick D’Oliva, from left, wife Vi, former Warriors assistant coach Joe Roberts and wife Celia ride on a cable car in the victory parade.

Dick D’Oliva almost couldn’t believe it. But there he was – amid a sea of blue and gold – riding on a cable car through downtown Oakland in the Golden State Warriors victory parade.

“The people were absolutely crazy – they were leaning out of windows, screaming, and they were lined up 15 deep on the sidewalk,” the former Los Altos resident said. “It was really a lot of fun.”


Studious Spartan gymnasts earn honors

Courtesy of Youlee Lee
The Mountain View High gymnastics team last month received section and state honors for posting the highest GPA in its sport. From left: Alyson Evans, Elaine Silverman, Lexy Mitchner, Sheila Steiner, Brette Miller, Madison Ruweler and Natalie Rockhold.

Mountain View High’s gymnasts and coaches knew the team won a Central Coast Section award for posting the highest collective grade-point average in their sport this year. But apparently nobody told them that they won the same honor at the state level, too.

Co-head coach Youlee Lee said Friday she had “no idea” the California Interscholastic Federation recognized the Spartans as a CIF State Academic Team Champion in a press release issued June 16.


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