Lambie leaves the barn; LA quarterback headed to Yale

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Lambie Lanman, Los Altos High’s starting quarterback the past two seasons, is headed to Yale University.

Los Altos High has been home to Lambie Lanman far longer than the four years he spent as a standout student-athlete there.

Lanman practically grew up on campus; in June he became the last of five brothers to graduate from the school.


Annual Foothill College Circuit Race scheduled Sunday in Los Altos Hills

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Cyclists compete in last year’s “Learning Curve” race at Foothill College.

The Foothill College Circuit Race returns Sunday, with organizers hoping to raise more money for a bike/pedestrian path on the Los Altos Hills community college.

The fourth-annual event – known as “The Learning Curve”– will feature 12 divisional races. Races are scheduled 8 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m. at Foothill, 12345 S. El Monte Road.


Los Altos teams earn high praise for high grades

The Central Coast Section honored seven teams from Los Altos High for their work in the classroom during the 2013-14 school year.

Their collective grade-point averages ranked from first to fourth among teams competing in their respective sport. Five squads in each sport received a CCS Scholastic Championship Team Award.


Braves edge A's for title in Mustang 2 division

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The Braves won the Mustang 2 playoffs, edging the A’s in the final. The Braves, front, from left: Nik Khuntia, Nicky Morris, Matthew Wagenbrenner and Ian Shiu. Middle: Andrew Reilly, Gannon Munro, Romin Vasishta, Joel Arcune, Armaan Hedayati, Troy Kelsch, Nate Heppberger and Quinton Mastropietro. Back: Coaches James Reilly, David Morris, Randy Arcune and Tom Kelsch. The A’s, front: Bobby Wang, Austin Wang, Emmanuel Leblond, Tyler Heyl and Ryan Dissanayake. Middle: Nico Andrighetto, Tye Wilfong, John Bowers, Richard Colgrove, Adam Dailey and Tom Harpaz. Back: Coaches Mark Heyl, Pete Dailey and Domenic Andrighetto. Not pictured: Blake Johnson.

The Braves, a Mustang 2 division (ages 9-10) team from Los Altos-Mountain View PONY Baseball, recently completed a perfect five-game playoff run by defeating the Athletics 8-7 in the final.

Both teams entered the game with 4-0 records after rolling through their respective playoff brackets. The six-inning final featured five lead changes.


Sports on the Side

Local golfers shine at Shoreline Jr. Classic

A slew of local golfers placed among the top five in their divisions at the Shoreline Junior Classic June 27 at Shoreline Golf Links in Mountain View. Los Altos resident Kripa Dharan tied for first in the Boys 10-11 division, shooting a nine-hole score of 32. Carisa Kim of Los Altos placed second in the Girls 10-11 division with a 38. In the girls 12-14 group, Mountain View resident Maddie Jun tied for third with an 18-hole score of 78 and Simar Singh of Los Altos tied for fifth with a 79. Connor Song tied for fifth in the Boys 7-9 division with a 43, while fellow Los Altos resident Sophie Thai tied for fifth in the Girls 7-9 group by shooting 48.

MVLA Girls Softball holds fall ball tryouts

Tryouts for Mountain View-Los Altos Girls Softball’s Nova Fall Ball teams are scheduled Aug. 16. Nova teams range from under-8 to under-16 age groups. For more information, visit


Locals return from soccer tournament with fond memories of games, fans and country

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Dr. Kingstone Shih and wife Laura Meneses show their support for her home country of Costa Rica at the FIFA World Cup.

When Dr. Kingstone Shih goes on vacation, soccer is almost always on the itinerary. The dentist from Los Altos said he is an “avid soccer fan” who tries to attend a game wherever he travels.

So Shih couldn’t pass up the chance to be at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil – especially after learning that his wife Laura Meneses’ native country had earned a berth in the tournament.


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