Camp comes to close for summer

Courtesy of Doug Wiersig
Mountain View High basketball player Shareen Estremera, right, works with a camper at a recent session of the Spartans Sports Camp. Founded in 2012, the camp this year secured nonprofit status.

The Spartans Sports Camp at Mountain View High last week wrapped up its first summer as an official nonprofit organization.

Founded in 2012 through the Mountain View athletic department and run through the school district, the camp for students in grades 2-9 has raised more than $260,000 for Mountain View’s athletic department.

Sports on the Side

LAHS offers physicals today at PT Works

Los Altos High’s sports physicals for students who intend to play a fall sport are scheduled 5:30-8 p.m. today at PT Works, 794 Altos Oaks Drive, Los Altos. Cost is $40. Athletes also may see their own doctors to complete the school’s athletic clearance form. For more information, email athletic director Michelle Bokamper Noeth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Chamber golf tourney tees off Monday

Spots remain in the 28th annual Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, scheduled Monday at Los Altos Golf & Country Club. Cost is $250, which includes lunch, tee prizes, silent auction, cocktails and barbecue dinner, and awards and prizes. Cost to attend only the post-golf party is $65. Registration and the putting contest are scheduled 10 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m., shotgun start at noon and the party at 5 p.m. To register and for more information, visit

A taste of the Tour

Asher Kohn/Town Crier
Members of Allison Ramadge’s studio cycling class – including Norm Roth of Los Altos, right – participate in her Tour de France-inspired summer session on a recent Saturday morning at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto.

For the students in Allison Ramadge’s studio cycling class, the closest they likely will get to the Tour de France is a bike vacation in the Loire Valley.

Yet that doesn’t stop them from filing in to an exercise room at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center on summer mornings to race across France, all without leaving Silicon Valley.

Los Altos High's new athletic director Noeth excited about challenges that come with the job

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos athletic director Michelle Bokamper Noeth is a Miami Dolphins fan; her uncle, Kim Bokamper, played for the team.

Los Altos High’s new athletic director has found an effective way to connect with coaches – through their stomachs.

Armed with coffee and bagels, Michelle Bokamper Noeth invited all of the school’s coaches to stop by her office the morning of July 12 to get acquainted. While she wasn’t sure how many coaches would pop in, because it’s summertime, Noeth was pleased with the turnout.

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