SJ Spiders' home opener in ultimate Frisbee league set for Saturday at Foothill

The San Jose Spiders return to Los Altos Hills this weekend for their home opener in the American Ultimate Disc League.

The Spiders are scheduled to host the San Francisco Flame Throwers 7 p.m. Saturday at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road. Both squads play in the West Division of the AUDL, a semipro ultimate Frisbee league comprising 24 teams from throughout North America.

Los Altos resident lands coveted spot in Western States Endurance Run

Courtesy of Jessica Sambora
Eric Giovanola, pictured with wife Jessica Sambora and their baby boy, plans to participate in a 100-mile endurance run.

While many think of running as a solitary sport, endurance runner Eric Giovanola doesn’t do it alone.

The Los Altos resident – recently chosen to participate in the Western States Endurance Run scheduled June 24 in the Sierra Nevada mountains – will have wife Jessica Sambora by his side.

TC's top 10 of 2016

Town Crier file photo
Hannah Jump helped Pinewood School upset the top-ranked girls basketball team in the nation.

What a year for local high school sports. Beyond the legion of league champs and plethora of playoff participants, 2016 featured scores of section winners and several stunning upsets.

Wong picks Penn

Courtesy of Patsy Wong
Mountain View High swimmer Vicky Wong recently committed to Penn.

Vicky Wong tried them all – soccer, basketball, softball and even figure skating – before realizing at age 8 she belonged in the pool.

“I liked ice skating, but I was not good at any sport that required running or a ball,” the Los Altos resident said. “Then I joined swimming and had a lot of fun. I was good at it and stuck with it.”

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