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Chamber golf tournament draws a crowd at country club


Courtesy of Julie Rose
Julia Silva, from left, Al Ward, Don Durante, Ray Skitt and Michael Tirabassi stand together at last week’s 25th annual Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament. Durante and Skitt were the two finalists in the $5,000 putting contest, but neither of them won the cash prize sponsored by State Farm Insurance.

The same foursome that won last year’s Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament repeated the feat at last week’s 25th annual event.

Joerg Ferchau, Kurtis Ferchau, Mike Guido and Martin Nguyen once again joined forces to post the best score in the scramble-format tournament, held Aug. 4 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club.

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Chamber golf tournament draws a crowd at country club


Courtesy of Julie Rose
Julia Silva, from left, Al Ward, Don Durante, Ray Skitt and Michael Tirabassi stand together at last week’s 25th annual Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament. Durante and Skitt were the two finalists in the $5,000 putting contest, but neither of them won the cash prize sponsored by State Farm Insurance.

The same foursome that won last year’s Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament repeated the feat at last week’s 25th annual event.

Joerg Ferchau, Kurtis Ferchau, Mike Guido and Martin Nguyen once again joined forces to post the best score in the scramble-format tournament, held Aug. 4 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club.

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Sports on the Side

Gillis wins 2 swims

Trevor Gillis of Los Altos-Mountain View Masters won a pair of ocean swims the first weekend of August in Santa Cruz. A day after finishing first in the 41st annual Roughwater Swim, a 1-mile race around the Santa Cruz Wharf, Gillis won The Cruz Cruise, a 2-mile swim held south of the wharf Aug. 3. Gillis swam the mile race in 17 minutes, 21 seconds and the 2-mile event in 38 minutes, 41.10 seconds. The 38-year-old claimed both events last year as well.

Montclaire hosts run

Montclaire Elementary School’s Fifth Annual 5k Run/Walk is slated 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28, starting on the campus at 1160 St. Joseph Ave., Los Altos. The 3.1-mile course includes the surrounding Highlands neighborhood and a portion of Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. This year’s theme is “Peace and Love,” and participants are encouraged to wear groovy clothes such as capes, tutus and knee-high socks. There will also be a free 1-mile fun run for children. Register by Aug. 22 to receive a race T-shirt. Cost is $35; proceeds benefit Montclaire. To register and for more information, visit montclaire5k.com.

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Sports on the Side

Gillis wins 2 swims

Trevor Gillis of Los Altos-Mountain View Masters won a pair of ocean swims the first weekend of August in Santa Cruz. A day after finishing first in the 41st annual Roughwater Swim, a 1-mile race around the Santa Cruz Wharf, Gillis won The Cruz Cruise, a 2-mile swim held south of the wharf Aug. 3. Gillis swam the mile race in 17 minutes, 21 seconds and the 2-mile event in 38 minutes, 41.10 seconds. The 38-year-old claimed both events last year as well.

Montclaire hosts run

Montclaire Elementary School’s Fifth Annual 5k Run/Walk is slated 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28, starting on the campus at 1160 St. Joseph Ave., Los Altos. The 3.1-mile course includes the surrounding Highlands neighborhood and a portion of Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. This year’s theme is “Peace and Love,” and participants are encouraged to wear groovy clothes such as capes, tutus and knee-high socks. There will also be a free 1-mile fun run for children. Register by Aug. 22 to receive a race T-shirt. Cost is $35; proceeds benefit Montclaire. To register and for more information, visit montclaire5k.com.

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Mercury rises to the top


Courtesy of Seth Alberico
MVLA Mercury Black won its division of the San Diego Surf Cup last month. Front row, from left: Gabby Sanfilippo, Erica Higa, Natalie Perreault, Amber Mallett, Taryn Harpell, Marissa Hing and Tierney McClenahan. Back: Manager Dan Hing, head coach Seth Alberico, Rebecca Andrews, Gabby Lopez, Regan Heslop, Gianna Timoteo, Aerial Chavarin, Jayme Hughes, Tegan McGrady, Shaelan Murison and assistant coach Peter Higa.

MVLA Mercury Black scored its second San Diego Surf Cup championship in four years by going undefeated in five games at the national soccer tournament.

The under-17 girls team from the Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club claimed the crown in its division July 28.

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Craig returns to Foothill as hoops coach


She’s back. After a one-year absence, Jody Craig has returned as head coach of the Foothill College women’s basketball team.

Craig left Foothill a year ago due to her contentious relationship with athletic director Susan Gutkind, who also served as dean of the Kinesiology and Athletics Division.

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