SF graduate Ellison retires from NFL

After an eight-year career in the NFL, St. Francis High graduate Rhett Ellison (Class of 2007) announced last month that he is retiring from pro football. The tight end played his first five seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, who drafted him out of USC in 2012, and the last three with the New York Giants. Ellison caught 118 passes for 1,189 yards and seven touchdowns in his career.


High school athletes try to stay ready in case spring sports resume

Brock Susko
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Los Altos High junior Brock Susko takes a swing March 12 against Leland, the Eagles’ last game before school closed.

For high school athletes in spring sports, the season is fading fast. Three weeks of play have already been wiped out due to the coronavirus, and most schools aren’t expected to reopen until at least May. 

LAHS grad makes a splash at Georgetown

Riley Fujioka
Courtesy of Victoria Fujioka
Georgetown junior Riley Fujioka competes in this year’s Big East Conference swimming and diving championships. The Los Altos High graduate won the 1- and 3-meter diving events.

As a toddler, Riley Fujioka said she enjoyed tumbling but wasn’t very coordinated when it came to playing sports that involved a ball. The Los Altos native spent several years as a gymnast before finding her ideal athletic endeavor – diving. 

Local high school students embrace off-road racing

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Mountain View High student Keegan Pelton proudly displays the second-place trophy his team won earlier this month at a league race in Redding.

In this time of social distancing, Coleman Renfro seems to be in the right sport – mountain biking. Although races have been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak, the Mountain View High sophomore can still go on solo rides to train as he holds out hope that the season will resume. 

Sports on the Side

Los Altos brothers honored for grades

The Central Coast Section recently recognized The Harker School boys soccer team, which includes brothers Jeffrey and Justin Fung of Los Altos, for its work in the classroom. The CCS Division III champion Eagles won a 2019-20 Winter Season Scholastic Championship Team Award for posting a collective grade-point average of 3.78, the second best among the section’s boys soccer teams. The top five teams in each sport received an award.

MV Sports Boosters host golf tourney

The Mountain View High School Sports Boosters 2020 Golf Tournament is slated April 18 at Shoreline Golf Links. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start is set for noon. MVHS families, friends and students are welcome to participate in the third annual tourney, which uses a best-ball format. Registration is $150 for adults and $100 for students; cost includes lunch and happy-hour event. Proceeds benefit the school’s athletic department. To register and for more information, visit mvhssportsboosters.org.

Adult softball league welcomes players

The Vintage Softball Club of Santa Clara County, a slow-pitch league for men and women age 50 and over that includes Los Altos residents, seeks new members for 2020. Founded in 1987, the club offers year-round Saturday and weekday leagues – along with Monday nights in spring/summer – open to all skill levels. Some players are novices, most are intermediate and a few are in the Senior Softball Hall of Fame. A bat and glove are required. The annual membership fee is $50-$100. To register and for more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit vintagesoftball.org.

Local high schools seek coaches

Los Altos High seeks head coaches for three of its teams: varsity boys golf and junior varsity gymnastics, both spring sports, and varsity girls golf, a fall sport. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Michelle Noeth at 960-8857 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mountain View High seeks a head coach for JV girls volleyball, a fall sport. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Shelley Smith at 940-4626 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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