Spiders wrap up regular season of ultimate Frisbee league Friday night at Foothill

Courtesy of Bill Jent
San Jose Spider Nicholas Hirning, center, leaps to grab the Frisbee in a recent game. The team plays its home games at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.

The San Jose Spiders will take the field at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills this weekend for their last regular-season match.

The Spiders (5-8) are set to take on the Seattle Cascades (4-8) 7:30 p.m. Friday in a matchup of teams from the American Ultimate Disc League’s West division.

Mtn. View High grad White writes about Sharks & does a whole lot more at NBC Sports Bay Area

Ask Marcus White exactly what he does at NBC Sports Bay Area, and expect a long answer. The Los Altos native, officially a content miner for the massive sports network, seems to be doing … well, everything.

Marcus White

“(Content miner) is a position that involves wearing a lot of hats,” White said. “I write for the Great White Blog, at nbcsports.com, and then I also do some copy editing, photo editing, a little bit of video editing as well ... and then some social media management thrown in there.”

Local gymnasts honored by CCS for high grades

The gymnastics teams from the local high schools not only performed well on the beam, bars, floor and vault but also in the classroom this year.

The varsity squads from Los Altos, St. Francis and Mountain View highs recently received 2018 Spring Season Scholastic Championship Team Awards from the Central Coast Section for posting collective grade point averages that ranked among the top five teams in their sport. The Eagles, Lancers and Spartans also placed among the top five at last month’s CCS gymnastics championships.

Los Altos Hills resident Brougher succeeds on land and in the sky

Courtesy of Leo Brougher
Leo Brougher competes in the USASA National Championships at Copper Mountain earlier this spring.

Many people dream of being able to fly, and Los Altos Hills resident Leo Brougher has found ways to do so.

The 18-year-old, who graduated from Drew School in San Francisco last month, is a national champion cross skier – a sport known for big air jumps – and a licensed pilot.

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