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Gillis wins 2 swims

Trevor Gillis of Los Altos-Mountain View Masters won a pair of ocean swims the first weekend of August in Santa Cruz. A day after finishing first in the 41st annual Roughwater Swim, a 1-mile race around the Santa Cruz Wharf, Gillis won The Cruz Cruise, a 2-mile swim held south of the wharf Aug. 3. Gillis swam the mile race in 17 minutes, 21 seconds and the 2-mile event in 38 minutes, 41.10 seconds. The 38-year-old claimed both events last year as well.

Montclaire hosts run

Montclaire Elementary School’s Fifth Annual 5k Run/Walk is slated 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28, starting on the campus at 1160 St. Joseph Ave., Los Altos. The 3.1-mile course includes the surrounding Highlands neighborhood and a portion of Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. This year’s theme is “Peace and Love,” and participants are encouraged to wear groovy clothes such as capes, tutus and knee-high socks. There will also be a free 1-mile fun run for children. Register by Aug. 22 to receive a race T-shirt. Cost is $35; proceeds benefit Montclaire. To register and for more information, visit montclaire5k.com.

Fall ball tryouts

Tryouts for Mountain View-Los Altos Girls Softball’s Nova Fall Ball teams are scheduled Saturday. Nova teams range from under-8 to under-16 age groups. For times and more information, visit mvlags.org.

Ready for football?

Mountain View/Los Altos Pop Warner youth football and cheer (ages 8-14) recently kicked off registration for the fall season. To register online, visit mvmarauders.com. For more information, call Marty Kosofsky at (408) 736-7801.

Soccer kicks into gear

Registration is open for AYSO Region 43’s fall soccer season. The region serves boys and girls in grades K-12 who live in northern Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. AYSO follows six philosophies: everyone plays, player development, positive coaching, good sportsmanship, balanced teams and open registration. The registration fee is $195. To register and for more information, visit ayso43.org.

LAHS seeks coaches

Los Altos High seeks several coaches for the next school year. Openings include head coaches for varsity cross country, junior-varsity girls soccer, varsity boys lacrosse and varsity gymnastics, and an assistant coach for varsity boys basketball. If interested, email athletic director Kim Cave at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tennis, anyone?

The Los Altos Tennis Club seeks new members. The long-standing club schedules several tennis matches through the year, along with charity and social events. If interested, email Elinor Tanck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information on the club, visit losaltostennisclub.com.

Special coaches sought

Special Olympics Northern California needs coaches. No experience is necessary. For more information and directions to the San Jose office, call (408) 392-0170 or visit sonc.org.

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If you have an idea for a sports story or would like to comment on the section, contact Pete Borello. He can be reached four ways: by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; by phone at 948-9000, ext. 315; by fax at 948-9213; or by regular mail at 138 Main St., Los Altos, CA 94022.

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