Locals rise in the fall: Varsity all-league lists chock-full of area athletes

All-league honors were recently awarded to varsity high school athletes participating in fall sports. Athletes from local schools who earned such accolades are listed below.

Los Altos High Football Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division


St. Francis High names Tony Kunkel head coach of girls track and field team

St. Francis High recently appointed Tony Kunkel head coach of the girls track and field team.

“We are very excited to have Tony Kunkel as our new head girls track coach here at St. Francis High School,” Director of Athletics Michael Pilawski said. “Tony’s passion for the sport and our school as well as his leadership abilities will surely continue the great success of the program.”


Sports on the Side

Weigel wins regional

Mountain View High graduate Maya Weigel, a sophomore on the Pomona-Pitzer cross-country team, won the women’s race at the NCAA Division III West Region championship meet last month in Salem, Ore. She subsequently received the Western Region Women’s Athlete of the Year Award and a berth in the national championships, where she finished 22nd to earn NCAA All-America honors.

All-Century voting

The California Interscholastic Federation, which governs the state’s high school sports, recently announced that voting for the CIF Winter All-Century Team has begun. All-Century team nominations were accepted online during the past school year; former student-athletes who demonstrated significant athletic contributions in CIF sports were eligible to be nominated. The list of nominees includes wrestler Bernie Olmos, a 1967 graduate of Mountain View High. Winter honorees will be revealed in March and acknowledged at their respective sport’s CIF state/regional championships. To vote, visit and click “100th anniversary.”


Owls getting a lot out of a little

In a typical season for the Foothill College women’s basketball team, coach Jody Craig wouldn’t be satisfied with a 7-4 start and No. 8 ranking in Northern California.

But this isn’t a typical season. Craig had just a few weeks to put a team together.


Fourth-quarter flurry lifts Pinewood boys to win over Oakwood

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Pinewood School’s Ryan Brice scored a team-high 26 points in last week’s win over Oakwood.

The Pinewood School boys basketball team couldn’t shake Oakwood until the fourth quarter of last week’s game – and the Panthers did so decisively.

Host Pinewood, which entered the final quarter clinging to a one-point lead, outscored the Hawks 26-11 the rest of the way for a 70-54 non-league victory.


Parent starts running club at Springer

Photo Courtesy of Jenni Tellefsen
Several Springer School students have joined the new Mighty Youth Runners Club.

Not every youngster is enamored with team sports like soccer, basketball and baseball. A solo sport like running fits some kids like a perfect pair of sneakers.

That’s one of the reasons Jenni Tellefsen founded the Mighty Youth Runners Club at Springer School in Mountain View at the start of the school year.


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