Los Altos High reveals winners of spring sports team awards

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Senior infielder Kaitlyn Schiffhauer was named the Los Altos High softball team’s Best Offensive Player.

Los Altos High recently recognized athletes who won 2015 Spring Sports Team Awards.

Varsity award-winners are listed below.


Sports on the Side

Mariners pick SF grad

St. Francis High graduate Braden Bishop last month was drafted in the third round (94th overall) of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Seattle Mariners. The centerfielder just completed his junior year at the University of Washington, where he was named to the All-Pac 12 Team.

Benefit golf tourney

Pathways Home Health & Hospice’s third annual Links to the Heart Golf Tournament is scheduled Monday at the Stanford University Golf Course. The format is a four-player scramble. Registration runs 10-11 a.m. and the shotgun start is set for 11:30 a.m. Cost is $395 per player, which includes welcome bag with goodies, lunch, complimentary beverages and snacks, wine/beer reception and dinner. Cost for the dinner only is $75. There will also be contests and a silent auction that includes a Hawaiian vacation. Proceeds benefit Pathways, which provides patient and family-centered care in the home. To register and for more information, call (408) 773-4019 or visit


Enjoying the moment

Courtesy of Dick D’OlivA
Former Golden State Warriors trainer Dick D’Oliva, from left, wife Vi, former Warriors assistant coach Joe Roberts and wife Celia ride on a cable car in the victory parade.

Dick D’Oliva almost couldn’t believe it. But there he was – amid a sea of blue and gold – riding on a cable car through downtown Oakland in the Golden State Warriors victory parade.

“The people were absolutely crazy – they were leaning out of windows, screaming, and they were lined up 15 deep on the sidewalk,” the former Los Altos resident said. “It was really a lot of fun.”


Studious Spartan gymnasts earn honors

Courtesy of Youlee Lee
The Mountain View High gymnastics team last month received section and state honors for posting the highest GPA in its sport. From left: Alyson Evans, Elaine Silverman, Lexy Mitchner, Sheila Steiner, Brette Miller, Madison Ruweler and Natalie Rockhold.

Mountain View High’s gymnasts and coaches knew the team won a Central Coast Section award for posting the highest collective grade-point average in their sport this year. But apparently nobody told them that they won the same honor at the state level, too.

Co-head coach Youlee Lee said Friday she had “no idea” the California Interscholastic Federation recognized the Spartans as a CIF State Academic Team Champion in a press release issued June 16.


Golfer Buchanan finishes 40th in Calif. Amateur

Collegiate golfer Andrew Buchanan of Los Altos Hills finished 40th in last week’s California Amateur Championships at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City.

Buchanan, who’s entering his junior year at Southern Methodist University, came up eight places shy of qualifying for match play.


Locals land on all-league lists for spring sports

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St. Francis High’s Steve Dinneen was voted West Catholic Athletic League Player of the Year in boys volleyball.

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

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