Lovin' Levi's

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Mountain View’s Austin Johnson, running after the catch, played multiple positions in Saturday’s game.

For Mountain View High’s Austin Johnson and Homestead’s John Rak, the highlight of playing in Saturday’s 41st annual Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football Game occurred before kickoff.

“It was when we were walking out of the tunnel and started hearing the crowd and we’re just getting pumped up,” Johnson said. “I got so many chills just walking out. It was really fun.”


LA 12-year-old ranks No. 1 nationally in boys doubles

When it comes to tennis, Karl Lee doesn’t mind sharing the spotlight. Singles is fine, but the Los Altos resident would rather play with a partner.

“I prefer doubles,” Karl said. “I like team sports.”


Singh plays for Team USA in World Floorball Championships

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Brij Singh plays center for Team USA in its recent match against Japan.

Four years ago, Brij Singh didn’t even know floorball existed. But once he did, the Los Altos resident proved to be a quick study.

After playing the sport for only three years, Singh made the U.S. under-19 national team that competed in the World Floorball Championships last spring.


Sports on the Side

Kim plays with pros

Stanford University golfer Lauren Kim of Los Altos competed in the LPGA Marathon Classic, held July 13-19 in Sylvania, Ohio. She tied for 90th place, missing the cut after shooting rounds of 74 and 72 the first two days. Kim, entering her senior year, earned an exemption to play in the event after the Cardinal won the national title in June.

Let’s get physicals

Los Altos High’s pre-participation sports physicals for athletes are scheduled 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 12 at PT Works, 794 Altos Oaks Drive, Los Altos. Cost is $40. For an athletic enrollment form, visit mvla.net/view/855.pdf.


Pedaling with a purpose

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Rishi Bommannan Rishi Bommannan cycled from Bates College in Maine to his home in Los Altos Hills, taking several selfies along the way. He also raised nearly $13,000 for the Livestrong Foundation, which supports cancer patients.

When Rishi Bommannan told family and friends he planned to bike home to Los Altos Hills from college in Maine, they had their doubts.

His family laughed and asked, “So when should we buy your plane ticket home?”


Local football all-stars excited to play at Levi's Stadium

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Sean Lanoza is Los Altos High’s lone representative in the Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football Game.

Although Sean Lanoza isn’t a fan of the San Francisco 49ers, he’s elated to get the chance to play on their home turf in the Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football Game slated 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The running back from Los Altos High said he was honored to be selected for the 41st annual game – a showcase for the county’s top graduated seniors – and the switch of sites from San Jose City College to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara only enhances the experience.


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