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Local league hosts Pony regionals

Los Altos-Mountain View PONY Baseball is scheduled to host the eight-day Pony division (14-and-under) NorCal regionals through Saturday at Skip Mueller Field at Rosita Park. The host team was slated to open the double-elimination tournament Saturday against Tara Hills. The winner’s bracket semifinals are set for 5:30 p.m. today and the championship game is scheduled 10 a.m. Saturday.

Flag football camp kicks off Monday

Returning for its ninth year, After School Athletics’ Flag Football Summer Camp is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Monday 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 and an additional $50 for lunch. 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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Stewart accepts job as baseball coach at Los Altos High


Los Altos High administrators offered Gabe Stewart the job of head baseball coach at Los Altos High even before he could apply for it.

“They approached me – they wanted an on-campus coach,” said Stewart, an AP History teacher at the school with 18 years of coaching experience. “It was a vote of confidence that they didn’t open (the job) up immediately.”

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Dual-citizen fencer duels for Great Britain


Courtesy of Medora McCarthy
Medora McCarthy, right – representing Great Britain – duels a Canadian fencer at a recent competition.

Medora McCarthy is not your typical teenager. The Los Altos Hills resident competes internationally in an obscure sport and does not attend a conventional high school.

McCarthy, 17, is a high-level fencer who recently transitioned to an independent learning school because she travels frequently to compete.

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Team with locals takes 13th at Jr. National


Courtesy of Missy Robinson
Vision Blue 18-2 placed 13th in the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships earlier this month. Front, from left: Sydnie Ybarratta, Bailee Roces and Kaitlin Tavarez. Middle: Emily Del Signore, Kristi Brown, Megan Robinson, Tori Taormina and Sarah Rose. Back: Assistant coach Fletcher Anderson, Christine Dion, Shea O’Gorman, Michelle Albright, Samantha Nydam, Emily Gigantino and head coach Jeff Kim.

Vision Blue 18-2 didn’t earn a medal at the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships, but the club team did finish higher than any other Northern California squad competing in its division.

Vision Volleyball Club’s 18-and-under team, featuring local players Megan Robinson (Mountain View High) and Michelle Albright (Los Altos High), tied for 13th place in the American Division. The next-best finisher from the region – NCVC RoShamBo 18-2 of Meadow Vista (Placer County) – took 30th out of the 48 teams competing.

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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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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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