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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


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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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MV's Bumgarner helps club team to national semis


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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


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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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Chamber golf tournament draws a crowd at country club


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Julia Silva, from left, Al Ward, Don Durante, Ray Skitt and Michael Tirabassi stand together at last week’s 25th annual Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament. Durante and Skitt were the two finalists in the $5,000 putting contest, but neither of them won the cash prize sponsored by State Farm Insurance.

The same foursome that won last year’s Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament repeated the feat at last week’s 25th annual event.

Joerg Ferchau, Kurtis Ferchau, Mike Guido and Martin Nguyen once again joined forces to post the best score in the scramble-format tournament, held Aug. 4 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club.

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Chamber golf tournament draws a crowd at country club


Courtesy of Julie Rose
Julia Silva, from left, Al Ward, Don Durante, Ray Skitt and Michael Tirabassi stand together at last week’s 25th annual Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament. Durante and Skitt were the two finalists in the $5,000 putting contest, but neither of them won the cash prize sponsored by State Farm Insurance.

The same foursome that won last year’s Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament repeated the feat at last week’s 25th annual event.

Joerg Ferchau, Kurtis Ferchau, Mike Guido and Martin Nguyen once again joined forces to post the best score in the scramble-format tournament, held Aug. 4 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club.

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