Sports on the Side

Golfer Kim places 3rd

Stanford University sophomore Lauren Kim of Los Altos took third at last month’s NCAA Women’s Golf Championships – the best finish by a Cardinal player since 1992. Kim posted rounds of 67, 71, 72 and 67 at the event, held May 20-23 at Oklahoma’s Tulsa Country Club (par 70). The Los Altos High graduate was tied for first after the opening round and got off to a hot start the final day, bagging seven birdies in her first 12 holes.

Track time

The Fox Athletics track and field team has started its summer season. The Los Altos-based club practices 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information, contact coach Dave Barth at 823-5167 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Locals run to state

Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Gunn High’s Sarah Robinson chases San Lorenzo Valley’s Anna Maxwell at the end of the 1,600 run. Robinson finished second.

Although track and field is often considered an individual sport – outside of the relays – Gunn High’s Sarah Robinson took one for the team at Friday’s Central Coast Section finals at San Jose City College.

The Los Altos Hills resident considered dropping the 800-meter race to focus on the 1,600 and 3,200 – until she learned that Gunn needed her to run to have a chance at winning the girls team title. That was enough to convince Robinson to take on a third distance race, which few runners dare to do at CCS; only the top three finishers in each event are guaranteed to make it to state.


Spartans top Lancers in NorCal final

Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mountain View High’s Alec Flowers racked up 16 kills in the NorCal title match.

By following league and section titles with a regional championship Saturday night, the Mountain View High boys volleyball team lived up to this year’s motto: “Focus to finish.”

Coach M. Anthony Chen, who goes by MAC, said the Spartans devised the rallying cry after failing to close out their foes in the Central Coast Section final and Northern California semifinals last season.


One tough day in May for local softball, baseball teams

Town Crier file photo
Los Altos High softball player Angelica Minor belted a triple in the CCS quarterfinals.

A day that began with so much hope ended in disappointment for the local softball and baseball teams that made it to the Central Coast Section playoffs.

The Los Altos and Mountain View softball squads and Los Altos and St. Francis baseball teams were eliminated in the quarterfinals May 24.


Sports on the Side

MV JV softball shines

Mountain View High’s junior-varsity softball team last month capped a stellar season. The Spartans won the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division with an 11-1 record and went 15-4-1 overall. Pitchers Jennifer Bryant (6-0 league) and Mackenzie Carlson (5-1) were named the division’s Co-Defensive Players of the Year.

Pop Warner nears

In-person registration for Mountain View/Los Altos Pop Warner youth football and cheer (ages 8-14) is scheduled 6-7:30 p.m. June 11 and 23 at the Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave. To register online, visit For more information, call Marty Kosofsky at (408) 736-7801.


Los Altos cruises to 7-2 win over Lincoln

Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Marialena Ahern slides safely into third base in her team’s win over Lincoln. She totaled two hits and two RBIs.

Pitcher Lizzy Beutter wasn’t completely satisfied with her performance in last week’s opening round of the Central Coast Section Division I softball playoffs, yet it was good enough to lead Los Altos High to a 7-2 win over Lincoln.

“I did not pitch up to my expectations, but – as always – my defense was there for me,” said the sophomore, who surrendered one earned run and two hits in a complete-game effort. “We scored early, which allowed me to do the best I could and leave the rest up to them.”


Schools »

Read More

Sports »

Read More

People »

Read More

Special Sections »

Special Sections
Read More

Photos of Los Altos

Browse and buy photos