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Bettencourt excels in College World Series

UC Santa Barbara’s Trevor Bettencourt, a St. Francis High graduate, pitched his best game of the season in a 3-0 loss to Arizona June 22 at the College World Series. The junior, who entered the game in the fifth inning, retired the first 13 batters he faced, matched his career high with seven strikeouts and allowed just one hit. The Gauchos, eliminated from the series with the loss, finished 1-2 in Omaha. It was the first time Santa Barbara has qualified for the series.

Drop-in basketball tips off in Los Altos

The Los Altos Recreation & Community Services’ Summer 2016 Adult Drop-In Basketball has tipped off, with games scheduled to run 8-10 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24 in the Egan Junior High School gym. Participants must be at least 18 years old. The cost is $3 at the door. For more information, visit losaltosca.gov/recreation/page/adult-basketball-league.

From Stanford to Q School

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Stanford University graduate Lauren Kim of Los Altos is headed for LPGA Tour Qualifying School next month.

After graduating from Stanford University last month, Lauren Kim is going back to school. Only this time, there’s no classroom work; she will be in the field – more specifically, on the fairways and greens.

Kim is headed to LPGA Tour Qualifying School in an effort to realize her dream of becoming a pro golfer.

Don't tell these guys it's only an exhibition

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Mountain View High defensive end Noah Kjos celebrates a tackle by one of his teammates. He recovered a fumble in the game.

There was nothing on the line but pride, and that proved more than enough to motivate the players in the 42nd annual Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football Game. These guys wanted to win.

Exhibition game or not, the players fought hard – receivers surely felt a few of the huge hits the next day – and some of them got a little overzealous. There were personal fouls and even an ejection in the senior showcase at Levis’ Stadium, where the South edged the North 23-20 Saturday.

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Spartan gymnasts at the top of their class

The Mountain View High gymnastics team recently received a Spring Season Scholastic Championship Team Award from the Central Coast Section for posting the highest grade-point average in its sport (3.61). The Spartans also won the CCS title, stunning defending champ St. Francis.

Los Altos golfers receive 4-year plaques

Los Altos High’s Carina Burdick and David Fredriksson received Four-Year Plaques for playing varsity golf for four seasons. They were inadvertently omitted from the list of spring sports award-winners provided to the Town Crier that ran in last week’s paper.

SF grad Johnson inks lucrative deal with Miami Heat

If Tyler Johnson wasn’t already getting donation request letters from St. Francis High, he surely will now. The 2010 graduate just signed a reported four-year, $50 million contract with the NBA’s Miami Heat.

Not bad for an undrafted shooting guard out of Fresno State who has started only seven games over his two seasons in the league.

Los Altos High swimmers hope experiences at U.S. Olympic Trials will pay off next time

Courtesy of Albert Gwo
Los Altos High’s Gabrielle Anderson, left, and Albert Gwo, right, stand with Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics teammates Jenna Campbell, second from left, and Izzi Henig at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.

For Los Altos High’s Gabrielle Anderson and Albert Gwo, competing at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials was like summer school in the pool. Neither swimmer qualified for the games in Rio, but both said they learned a lot.

Anderson and Gwo seemed to take plenty of mental notes at the trials, held June 26 through July 3 in Omaha, Neb.

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