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Inkster captains U.S. to Solheim Cup victory

Los Altos resident and LPGA Hall of Famer Juli Inkster last month became only the second U.S. captain to win the Solheim Cup twice. Inkster’s team of American pros beat a squad from Europe decisively at the biennial golf tournament, which this year was held at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa. She also served as captain in 2015, when the U.S. rallied to beat Europe in Germany.

Flag football camp kicks off Friday

The Los Altos School District’s 13th flag football season is set to kick off Friday and run through the week of Oct. 30. The league is open to boys and girls in grades 4-8 who attend LASD schools. Games and practices are held in the afternoons at the players’ schools. To register and for more information, visit

Fall basketball at MV tips off Saturday

Spartans Sports Camp’s Fall Basketball Camp is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, this week through Oct. 28, in the Mountain View High gym. It is open to boys and girls in grades 3-8. Shooting, ball handling and defense will be among the skills covered in the fast-paced camp. Registration is $375 for all seven Saturdays or $60 per day. Cost includes a custom basketball, T-shirt, water bottle and drawstring backpack. To register, visit

Los Altos High seeks several coaches

Los Altos High seeks a number of coaches for the 2017-18 school year. The Eagles need varsity and junior varsity wrestling coaches and a frosh-soph boys soccer coach for the winter season. For the spring, they seek varsity and JV coaches for boys volleyball and badminton. If interested, call athletic director Michelle Bokamper Noeth at 960-8857 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CIF sets deadline for Spirit of Sport apps

The deadline to apply for the 2017 Fall CIF Spirit of Sport Award is Sept. 25. The California Interscholastic Federation, which governs the state’s high schools, recognizes one male and one female student-athlete during each season of sport for exemplary sportsmanship, school/community service and leadership. To apply, visit

Women’s golf group welcomes new members

Tuesday Toppers, a women’s nine-hole golf group with local members, tees off 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Pruneridge Golf Club in Santa Clara. Cost is $5, plus $17-$22 per round. To join, visit

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