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Sports on the Side for August 5

Johnson scores 11  in debut for Nets

In his NBA return, St. Francis High graduate Tyler Johnson scored 11 points for the Brooklyn Nets in their loss to the Orlando Magic Friday. Johnson last played for the Phoenix Suns, who waived the guard in February. The Nets signed the Mountain View native in late June.

Pinewood players commit to colleges

Guards Annika Decker and Courtni Thompson, rising seniors on the Pinewood School girls basketball team, last month announced that they have committed to colleges. Decker is bound for Tufts University and Thompson is headed to UC San Diego. Decker and Thompson are the second and third Panthers to commit to colleges this year; center Maia Garcia, also a senior, announced in the spring that she will be going to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Local high schools seek coaches

Los Altos High needs head coaches for junior varsity girls water polo, JV girls basketball, wrestling and cheer/rally. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Michelle Noeth at 960-8811, ext. 2023, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mountain View High seeks head coaches for boys golf and girls golf, along with varsity girls water polo. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Shelley Smith at 940-4600, ext. 1421, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CIF offers newsletter for parents, guardians

The California Interscholastic Federation, the governing body for the state’s high school sports, issues a free monthly newsletter via email for parents/guardians of student-athletes in California. The newsletter aims to keep parents informed of issues such as health and safety, eligibility and upcoming state championship events. To subscribe and for more information, visit cifstate.org.

Women’s golf group seeks 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 $22-$27 per round. To join and for more information, visit
pruneridgegolfclub.com/clinics.

Special Olympics needs 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 sonc.org/becomeacoach.

TC invites readers to submit story ideas

If you have an idea for a local sports story or would like to comment on the section, contact sports editor 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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