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Lancers off to stellar start

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St. Francis High’s Mia Grizelj shoots over the outstretched arms of two Carlmont defenders Friday. The sophomore center scored a game-high 23 points in the Lancers’ 72-45 victory.

Six games into the girls basketball season, St. Francis High’s stats are stunning.

The undefeated Lancers are averaging 72 points per game while allowing opponents just 39. Every win has been by at least 24 points.

LA boys tip off basketball season under new coach

It seems fitting that Trevor Naas’ first home game as Los Altos High boys basketball coach – scheduled 7 p.m. today – is against Soquel. A graduate of the school, Naas said the positive experience he had playing basketball for the Knights inspired him to become a coach.

The boys varsity coach at Saratoga the past seven seasons, Naas couldn’t pass up the chance to take over at Los Altos for Bob McFarlane, who resigned in April due to other commitments.

Hills resident Hull a major character in film about Australian Olympic basketball team

Los Altos Hills resident Dr. Don Hull is a main character in the biographical movie “The Spirit of the Game,” which recently premiered in the United States and Australia.

Wade Briggs plays Hull in the movie, set in Australia shortly before the country hosted the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.

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

Courtesy of Sebnem Kimyacioglu
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.

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