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LA's Reelfs opens season with no-hitter

Los Altos High pitcher Alex Reelfs’ first start of the baseball season was almost perfect. The junior pitched a no-hitter in the Eagles’ 4-0 home win over Gunn to open the season Feb. 21.

Reelfs threw only 92 pitches and struck out 13 batters. The two Titans who reached base – one via a walk and the other after being hit by a pitch – didn’t get beyond first.

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.


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