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Smith promoted to head coach of SF baseball team

Courtesy of Michael Pilawski
Mike Smith, left, has coached at St. Francis High since 2009.

St. Francis High officials recently elevated Mike Smith to head baseball coach.

Smith – a varsity assistant the past eight years – replaces Mike Oakland, who will coach the softball team in the spring.

Heat hinders 10-11 all-stars at state

Photo courtesy of Alana Flynn
Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League’s 10-11 All-Stars played in the state championship tournament last week. Players, from left: Anthony Schott, Thomas Walker, Devan Reynard, Alex Fuchs, Connor Prahm, Derek Gile, Carson Cleage, Jimmy Flynn, Tommy Schott, Jack Survey, Liam Kaushikkar and Dennis Wilkinson. Coaches: Jim Flynn, left, and Todd Gile. Not pictured: Manager Jason Skaggs and player Jake Skaggs.

The mix of stiff competition and stifling heat was too much for the Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League’s 10-11 All-Stars to overcome at last week’s Northern California State Championships.

The team lost both its games at the tournament in Anderson (a suburb of Redding in Shasta County), where temperatures hit triple digits each day.

It's been a big year for Little League

Courtesy of Peter Jewett
The Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League’s 10-11 All-Stars won the Section 5 championship July 20. Front, from left: Connor Prahm, Jack Surdey, Jimmy Flynn, Rodrigo Ortiz, Justin Chou, Devan Reynard and Derek Gile. Middle: Thomas Walker, Alex Fuchs, Jake Skaggs, Liam Kaushikkar, Dennis Wilkinson and Jonathan Taylor. Back: coaches Jim Flynn, Jason Skaggs and Todd Gile. Not pictured: Carson Cleage, Tommy Schott, Anthony Schott and Bryce Harrington.

Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League has dominated the diamond this summer, making history in the process.

Lancers defend Open Div. title; Menlo wins DII baseball crown

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Jeremy Ydens pitched a complete game in St. Francis’ CCS final win over San Benito.


For the St. Francis High baseball team, Central Coast Section titles are becoming almost as routine as catching pop flies.

The Lancers last month captured their second straight CCS Open Division championship and third section crown in four years with a 1-0 win over San Benito.

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