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LA native Bishop takes 4th in aquathlon

Los Altos resident Kevin Bishop placed fourth in the U23 division of the Aquathlon World Championships last month in Penticton, British Columbia. The graduate of Monta Vista High and Stanford University came in just 11 seconds behind the bronze medalist in the aquathlon, a two-stage race that starts with swimming and finishes with running.

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 school sports, recognizes one male and one female student-athlete during each season of sport for exemplary sportsmanship, school/community service and leadership. To apply and for more information, visit

Los Altos High seeks several coaches

Los Altos High seeks five 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, contact athletic director Michelle Bokamper Noeth at 960-8857 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Women’s golf group welcomes members

Tuesday Toppers, a women’s 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 and for more information, visit

City of Mtn. View offers open gym

The Mountain View Recreation Division’s Teen Open Gym, free and open to the city’s middle and high school students, is scheduled 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Whisman Sports Center, 1500 Middlefield Road. The weekly events offer youth a place to play basketball, volleyball and indoor soccer. Participants are required to show their student IDs at the door. For more information, call 903-6331.

Local aquatic club offers free swim assessments

The Los Altos Mountain View Aquatic Club offers free swim team assessments by appointment at Eagle Park Pool in Mountain View. The club offers year-round lessons for ages 5 and up; more advanced swimmers may join the year-round competitive team. For more information, visit

Special Olympics in need of coaches

Special Olympics Northern California needs head coaches and assistants to train, mentor and support athletes in an array of sports. No prior coaching experience is necessary. For directions to the San Jose office and more information, call (408) 392-0170 or visit

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