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.


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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


Pedaling with a purpose

courtesy of
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.


Umpire Vasser earns red jersey for his service to Little League

Shirley Pefley/Special to the Town Crier
Adam Vasser holds up the red jersey he was awarded last month for his dedication and extensive experience as an umpire in Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League Baseball. His dad, Mark, right, earned a red jersey as well.

With nearly 20 years’ experience as an umpire for Little League Baseball, one might think Adam Vasser has seen it all. Just this year, however, the Los Altos native witnessed the strangest play of his career.

“It was a Juniors game in Los Altos, and a kid hit the ball and it hit him square in the face and almost knocked him out,” Vasser said. “He was woozy and had to go to urgent care. It left his team with only eight players, and you can’t go below nine, so we had to end the game. It was the last inning, and they had the tying run on third. It was a crazy scenario. In all my years, I’ve never seen anything like that.”


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LAHS diver honored

Los Altos High’s Riley Fujioka has been named an All-American in girls diving. Only 100 high school girls receive this status each year. Fujioka placed sixth at the Central Coast Section championships last spring. She is entering her junior year.

Good ‘Vision’

Three teams from the Vision Volleyball Club with local players placed among the top 15 of their divisions at the USAV Girls Junior National Championships, which concluded July 2 in New Orleans. Vision 17 Gold, featuring St. Francis High’s Jenna Adams, finished fifth (7-2 record) in the 17 Open Division; Vision Gold 15, including St. Francis’ Julia DeVine and Mollie Ebertin, placed 10th (7-4) in the 15 Open Division; and Vision Gold 18, featuring Los Altos High’s Carmen Annevelink, came in 14th (6-4) in the 18 Open Division.


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