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MVHS grad wins title with UCLA volleyball

Mountain View High graduate Chanti Holroyd (Class of 2016) was a member of the UCLA women’s beach volleyball team that won the NCAA championship May 6 in Gulf Shores, Ala. The Bruins beat Florida State 3-1 in the final to claim their first national crown. Holroyd played three years of varsity volleyball at Mountain View and was voted the Co-MVP of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division her senior year.

Local AYSO kicks off fall season sign-ups

Registration is open for the AYSO Region 43 fall soccer season. The Los Altos-based region is for boys and girls born in 2000-2014 who attend or live near Santa Rita, Covington, Almond, Gardner Bullis, Bullis Charter, Pinewood, St. Nicholas, Egan and Los Altos High. Cost is $150 (ages 6 and under) to $210 (8-19); discounts are offered to those 7 and over who register by June 1. For online registration and more information, visit

Eagles eke by Spartans at league gymnastics finals

For the second year in a row, the Los Altos High gymnastics team edged rival Mountain View by less than a point to win the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League North Division finals – the last meet before today’s Central Coast Section championships.

The host Eagles put up a team score of 147.050, while the Spartans totaled 146.300 May 7.

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Flower Run fundraiser set for Saturday

The second Flower Run, a 5K run/walk to raise money for Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, is scheduled 9 a.m. Saturday beginning at Los Altos Hills Town Hall. The nonprofit organization supports children in the foster-care system. The 5K starts in front of town hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road, and goes as far as VMware on Arastradero Road in Palo Alto before looping back to town hall. Participants are encouraged to dress in costume, and finishers will be handed a flower. Snacks will be provided to participants. A raffle will follow the run, and prizes will be awarded to the oldest runner and the top male and female finishers. Registration is $30. To register, visit

MROSD hosts hike at Rancho San Antonio

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s Scenic Aerobic Hike I is scheduled 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, which borders Los Altos and Cupertino. Docents Huey-Shin Yuan and Mary Brunkhorst are slated to lead the 4- to 6-mile moderately paced hike on some of Rancho’s many trails. There is no fee to participate. For more information, visit

Eagles soar once more in girls track

Mark Foster/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Anna Zaeske races toward the finish line after taking the baton from Francesca Stepanov in the girls 4x400-meter race Thursday at the SCVAL De Anza Division championships. The relay, also featuring Thea Mollerstedt and Tess Callan, won with a time of 4 minutes, 3.96 seconds.

If there was any doubt about Los Altos High having the best girls track and field team in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division, it was erased last week.

The Eagles, 6-0 in dual meets this season, won the SCVAL De Anza Division championship meet by 25 points over runner-up Los Gatos. They claimed four events and placed second in six others Thursday at Palo Alto High, repeating as division champs with 133 points.

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