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Gradiska nets 2 wins

Los Altos native Laura Gradiska helped lead the Gettysburg College women’s tennis team to a 7-2 rout of visiting Messiah College Sept. 21. The senior won at No. 2 singles and at the top doubles spot with partner Maria Martinovic. Gradiska is a Menlo School graduate.

Pumpkins for sports

The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Pumpkin Patch is scheduled to be open noon to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends Oct. 7-31 in the student parking lot, 201 Almond Ave. Proceeds benefit Los Altos High sports.

MV native Kimyacioglu recalls Rio experience and being in Turkey during attempted coup

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Sebnem Kimyacioglu participates in the opening ceremonies at the Rio Olympics.

It wasn’t until Sebnem Kimyacioglu was in Rio that she realized her dream of competing in the Olympics was actually going to happen.

“Walking in the opening ceremonies made it real,” she said.

Pinewood girls volleyball team puts together winning streak

After a sluggish start, the Pinewood School girls volleyball team last week won back-to-back matches for the first time this season.

The Panthers beat East Side Prep and Capuchino, raising their overall record to 4-11.

St. Francis steamrolls Riordan

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St. Francis High defensive lineman Tyler Manoa takes down Riordan receiver Max Mezie. Manoa had eight tackles, including two sacks – the first for a safety – in Friday’s home win.

St. Francis High’s offense – and defense – outscored Riordan in Friday’s West Catholic Athletic League football opener. The Lancers’ 37-0 shutout included eight points from their dominant defense.

St. Francis recorded a safety and returned an interception for a touchdown in the home win, which raised the team’s overall record to 4-0.

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