Local karate school claims Grand Champion trophy

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Sensei Robert McMaster, holding the large trophy in back, and his students show off their awards.

United Studios of Self Defense of Los Altos recently won the Grand Champion School Trophy at the USSD NorCal Summer Championship Tournament at Cañada College in Redwood City.

The Los Altos school sent 39 students to the kenpo karate tournament, held in the Bay Area twice a year (May and November).

Los Altos resident Bishop takes 11th at Escape triathlon

Stanford grad Kevin Bishop of Los Altos competes in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.

The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon didn’t live up to its name this year, as strong winds forced the cancelation of the swim from the island.

While that may have been a relief for participants apprehensive about swimming the 1.5 miles to shore in a bay known for its chilly temperatures and strong currents, Kevin Bishop felt a bit cheated.

Cave retires after 11 years as Eagles' AD

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Athletic director Kim Cave referees a dodgeball game at Los Altos High.

Retiring after 11 years as Los Altos High’s athletic director, Kim Cave has sage advice for how to succeed in the position.

“An AD has to be a good listener,” said Cave, who stepped down at the end of the school year.

Los Altos High's Carter competes in backstroke at Arena Pro Swim Series

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Los Altos High’s Danielle Carter swims the backstroke at last month’s CCS meet.

Los Altos High swimmer Danielle Carter placed 34th in the finals of the 100-meter backstroke and 35th in the 200 back at last weekend’s Arena Pro Swim Series in Santa Clara, which featured many of the top swimmers in the world.

Carter, entering her junior year, swam the 100 back in 1 minute, 6.75 seconds. She completed the 200 back in 2:24.34. Fifty swimmers competed in each event.

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