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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.

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.

Kimyacioglu's unusual road to Rio

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Sebnem Kimyacioglu proudly holds the Turkish women’s national basketball team’s giant-size ticket to the Summer Olympics in Rio.

If this really is the end of Sebnem Kimyacioglu’s decorated career as a basketball player, what a way to go out.

The 2001 graduate of Pinewood School is bound for the Summer Olympics in Rio to play with the Turkish women’s national team.

Los Altos High's McFarlane steps down after successful stint as basketball coach

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Bob McFarlane guided the Eagles to a 63-46 record in his four seasons as coach.

Bob McFarlane, who last year guided the Los Altos High boys basketball team to its first Central Coast Section championship, has stepped down as coach due to other commitments.

“Teaching full time, running a company, serving my family and running a varsity program just isn’t working for my bandwidth, sanity or performance quality in every role,” said McFarlane, a married father of three who teaches physical education at Los Altos and runs a side business, Bald Eagle Sports Camps. “For those reasons, I need to resign as the head coach and want to say thank you for all the years of support by all of the Los Altos community.”

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