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Jacob wins division of lobster crate race

Los Altos native Lauren Jacob won the medium-weight division of the Maine Lobster Festival Great International Lobster Crate Race Aug. 4. The Los Altos High graduate crossed 397 wooden crates strung together from the docks at Rockland Harbor in Maine before falling into the water. Jacob, a standout distance runner at Johns Hopkins University, was the overall winner of last year’s race.

Fall basketball camp tips off next month

Spartans Sports Camp’s Fall Basketball Camp is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays in September and October (except Sept. 26) in the Mountain View High gym. The camp is open to boys and girls in grades 3-8. Registration is $395 for all seven Saturdays or $60 for one day; cost includes a T-shirt, water bottle and drawstring backpack. Spartans Sports Camp is a nonprofit endeavor; all proceeds benefit the Mountain View High athletic department. To register and for more information, call 479-5906 or visit

Los Altos High in search of coaches

Los Altos High seeks head coaches for five sports: varsity/frosh-soph wrestling, varsity boys lacrosse, varsity girls lacrosse, varsity/frosh-soph boys volleyball and varsity/junior varsity badminton. If interested, contact athletic director Michelle Noeth at 960-8857 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mtn. View Tennis offers summer classes

Mountain View Tennis’ summer recreation classes are scheduled to run through Friday at Cuesta, Rengstorff, Whisman, Cooper and Sylvan parks. Day and evening classes for all ages and skill levels are offered; fees vary by class. To register and for more information, call 967-5955 or visit

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