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Locals help tennis team net section crown


Courtesy of Bill Moniz
A senior men’s tennis team with two local residents recently captured its division at the USTA Northern California Sectional. Players, from left, include Tom Trankle, Larry Hayes (co-captain), Larry Namekata, Larry White, Bill Moniz (Los Altos), Jim Connor (Los Altos) and Po Chen. Not pictured: Merrill Clum, Shyamal Kanoo and Bob Ziegler.

A senior men’s tennis team with two Los Altos residents recently claimed its division of the United States Tennis Association’s Northern California Sectional.

The Sunnyvale-based team won the Men’s Adult 65-plus, 3.5 (skill level) section playoffs early this summer at Silverado Country Club in Napa.

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Sports on the Side

Making the grade

St. Francis High’s Juliann Carroll, Adrianna Piazza, Hannah Press, Samantha Quinn and Olivia Vukcevich have been named to the US Lacrosse All-Academic Team-Northern California Chapter. All but Carroll, who is entering her senior year, graduated in the spring.

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 Friday 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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Tyler Johnson: From hills to Heat


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Shooting guard Tyler Johnson, a St. Francis High graduate from Mountain View, signed with the Miami Heat last week.

Signed by the Miami Heat as an undrafted free agent last week, rookie Tyler Johnson faces an uphill battle to make the NBA. Good thing the Mountain View native is somewhat of an expert when it comes to conquering hills.

As soon as Johnson returned from Fresno State – where he played basketball the past four seasons – the St. Francis High graduate began running the rugged sand hills of San Francisco as part of his summer training regimen. He took them on almost every day.

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Tyler Johnson: From hills to Heat


Courtesy of NBAE/Getty Images
Shooting guard Tyler Johnson, a St. Francis High graduate from Mountain View, signed with the Miami Heat last week.

Signed by the Miami Heat as an undrafted free agent last week, rookie Tyler Johnson faces an uphill battle to make the NBA. Good thing the Mountain View native is somewhat of an expert when it comes to conquering hills.

As soon as Johnson returned from Fresno State – where he played basketball the past four seasons – the St. Francis High graduate began running the rugged sand hills of San Francisco as part of his summer training regimen. He took them on almost every day.

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MV's Bumgarner helps club team to national semis


Courtesy of Carrie Amaya
Brad Bumgarner helped Santa Clara Sporting Club reach the national semifinals.

On the road to Sacramento last week to embark on his first college soccer season, Brad Bumgarner reflected on the successful high school career in his rearview mirror.

The forward not only spoke fondly of his four years playing for Mountain View High, but also the several seasons he spent with his other team – Santa Clara Sporting Club.

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MV’s Bumgarner helps club team to national semis


Courtesy of Carrie Amaya
Brad Bumgarner helped Santa Clara Sporting Club reach the national semifinals.

On the road to Sacramento last week to embark on his first college soccer season, Brad Bumgarner reflected on the successful high school career in his rearview mirror.

The forward not only spoke fondly of his four years playing for Mountain View High, but also the several seasons he spent with his other team – Santa Clara Sporting Club.

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