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Johnson helps U.S. bag bronze medal at Pan Am Games


Keane Johnson of Los Altos helped row Team USA to a bronze medal in the men’s 8 race last week at the Pan American Games in Toronto. He also rowed on the 4-man boat that finished fourth.

The United States’ bronze-winning sweep boat finished the 2,000-meter course in 6 minutes, 12.64 seconds. Host Canada grabbed gold (6:07.01) and Argentina secured silver (6:10.08) in the July 15 race.

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Boxing club focusing on fitness, not fighting, opens in Mtn. View


Zoe Morgan/Town Crier Intern
TITLE Boxing Club in Mountain View is filled with heavy bags.

Those who join TITLE Boxing Club, slated to open 4 p.m. Monday in Mountain View, won’t need a cutman. There’s no sparring – or even a boxing ring – in the gym, located at 157 E. El Camino Real.

TITLE is about boxing workouts – not boxing. Members punch bags rather than one another.

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Sports on the Side

Bad break for Johnson

Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson, a Mountain View native, suffered a broken jaw in an NBA summer league game against the Los Angeles Clippers July 8 in Orlando. The injury is expected to sideline Johnson for at least six weeks. The former St. Francis High standout played in 32 games as an undrafted rookie last season, averaging 5.9 points per contest.

Golf tourney nears

The 26th annual Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is scheduled Aug. 3 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club., 1560 Country Club Drive. Registration is scheduled 10-11 a.m., the putting contest at 10-11:30 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the shotgun start (scramble format) at noon. A party featuring cocktails, barbecue dinner, awards presentation, silent auction and drawing for prizes is slated to follow at 5 p.m. Cost is $250 per player, $65 for the party only. To register and for more information, visit losaltoschamber.org/golf_tournament.html.

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Singh is in the swing


Biri Singh/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos resident Simar Singh prepares to drive the ball during a recent event at Spyglass Hill Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

While golf is a leisurely game for some, it can be taxing for competitive players like Simar Singh.

Following back-to-back tournaments in Arkansas and Palm Desert with the California Junior Girls State Championship – which she won July 3 in Carmel after playing six rounds in four days – Singh was spent.

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Without an angel, Foothill officials cancel annual bike race


Town Crier file photo
Sofia Marin wins her division of last year’s Foothill College Circuit Race.

It appears only an angel can resurrect the recently canceled Foothill College Circuit Race.

More specifically, an angel funder is needed to sponsor the annual bicycle race known as “The Learning Curve,” which raised money to build a bike/pedestrian path on the Los Altos Hills community college campus.

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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.

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