Giants hire LA grad to coach hitters
The San Francisco Giants recently announced that Los Altos High graduate Donnie Ecker has been hired as one of the team’s hitting coaches. Ecker (Class of 2004) coached the Eagles for two seasons. Since resigning from that job in 2014, he served as an assistant coach at Bakersfield College, worked in the St. Louis Cardinals’ player development department, was the Triple-A hitting coach for the Los Angeles Angels and last season was the assistant hitting coach for the Cincinnati Reds.
Adult softball league welcomes players
Los Altos High seeks coaches
MVHS hosts youth basketball camp
Spartans Sports Camp’s annual Holiday Basketball Camp is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Thursday through Monday at Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave. Open to boys and girls in grades 3-8, the fast-paced camp focuses on honing shooting, ball-handling and defensive skills. Registration is $275 for all five sessions or $60 per day; cost includes T-shirt, water bottle and backpack. To register and for more information, visit SpartansSportsCamp.com.
CIF offers scholarships to high school seniors
The California Interscholastic Federation, which governs the state’s high school sports, is accepting applications for the 2020 CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards. The awards are aimed at “college-bound seniors whose academic and athletic careers have been truly exemplary and whose personal standards and accomplishments are a positive model for others,” according to the CIF website. The CIF will award $5,000 scholarships to two state winners and $1,000 scholarships to 20 section winners. The application includes writing an essay. The deadline is Feb. 20. To apply and for more information, visit cifstate.org.