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Foothill race rolls on


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David Benkoski, above, celebrates winning his division of Sunday’s Foothill College Circuit Race.

The fourth annual Foothill College Circuit Race drew 338 competitors to the Los Altos Hills campus, which hosted 12 bicycle races Sunday.

The college works with the Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club to stage the event – dubbed “The Learning Curve” – a fundraiser for the construction of a pedestrian/bike path from El Monte Road to Foothill’s pedestrian bridge.

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Sports on the Side

All-star game nears

Los Altos High football coach Trevor Pruitt guides the North when it plays the South in the 40th annual Silicon Valley Youth Classic, slated 7:30 p.m. July 23 at San Jose City College. Also known as the Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football Game, the contest honors the late Los Gatos High coach and features senior standouts from throughout Santa Clara County. The North roster includes quarterback Lambie Lanman, receiver Victor Ruiz, defensive tackle Ofisa Pati and linebacker Josh Williams of Los Altos; utility player Anthony Avery and fullback Jake Butters of Mountain View; and halfback Alex Andrighetto and tackle Ryan Popolizio of St. Francis. For more information, visit youthclassic.org.

Flag football camp

Returning for its ninth year, After School Athletics’ Flag Football Summer Camp is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon July 28 through Aug. 1 at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-12. Instructors include football coaches from Mountain View and St. Francis highs and Foothill College. Cost is $250; lunch is an additional $50. To register, visit afterschoolathletics.com. For more information, contact Vince Giacomini at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (408) 892-9193, or Jerry Sorensen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 906-0491.

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Lambie leaves the barn; LA quarterback headed to Yale


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Lambie Lanman, Los Altos High’s starting quarterback the past two seasons, is headed to Yale University.

Los Altos High has been home to Lambie Lanman far longer than the four years he spent as a standout student-athlete there.

Lanman practically grew up on campus; in June he became the last of five brothers to graduate from the school.

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Annual Foothill College Circuit Race scheduled Sunday in Los Altos Hills


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Cyclists compete in last year’s “Learning Curve” race at Foothill College.

The Foothill College Circuit Race returns Sunday, with organizers hoping to raise more money for a bike/pedestrian path on the Los Altos Hills community college.

The fourth-annual event – known as “The Learning Curve”– will feature 12 divisional races. Races are scheduled 8 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m. at Foothill, 12345 S. El Monte Road.

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Los Altos teams earn high praise for high grades

The Central Coast Section honored seven teams from Los Altos High for their work in the classroom during the 2013-14 school year.

Their collective grade-point averages ranked from first to fourth among teams competing in their respective sport. Five squads in each sport received a CCS Scholastic Championship Team Award.

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Braves edge A's for title in Mustang 2 division


Courtesy of Tom Wagenbrenner
The Braves won the Mustang 2 playoffs, edging the A’s in the final. The Braves, front, from left: Nik Khuntia, Nicky Morris, Matthew Wagenbrenner and Ian Shiu. Middle: Andrew Reilly, Gannon Munro, Romin Vasishta, Joel Arcune, Armaan Hedayati, Troy Kelsch, Nate Heppberger and Quinton Mastropietro. Back: Coaches James Reilly, David Morris, Randy Arcune and Tom Kelsch. The A’s, front: Bobby Wang, Austin Wang, Emmanuel Leblond, Tyler Heyl and Ryan Dissanayake. Middle: Nico Andrighetto, Tye Wilfong, John Bowers, Richard Colgrove, Adam Dailey and Tom Harpaz. Back: Coaches Mark Heyl, Pete Dailey and Domenic Andrighetto. Not pictured: Blake Johnson.

The Braves, a Mustang 2 division (ages 9-10) team from Los Altos-Mountain View PONY Baseball, recently completed a perfect five-game playoff run by defeating the Athletics 8-7 in the final.

Both teams entered the game with 4-0 records after rolling through their respective playoff brackets. The six-inning final featured five lead changes.

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