Sports on the Side for Oct. 14

LAHS diver Gaylord commits to college

Los Altos High diver Cyrus Gaylord, a senior, last month committed to Claremont McKenna College. Gaylord made the Central Coast Section finals as a sophomore.

LAHS pumpkin patch open for business

The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters’ annual pumpkin patch opened last week and is slated to run through Oct. 30 in the far left side of the student parking lot at 201 Almond Ave. Hours are 2-6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. Proceeds benefit Los Altos High athletics.

MVHS boosters host golf tourney

The Mountain View High School Sports Boosters’ annual golf tournament, canceled last spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been rescheduled for Saturday at Shoreline Golf Links. Tee times are reserved from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration is $150 for adults and $100 for students; cost includes gift bag, one meal and two drink tickets. Proceeds benefit Mountain View athletics. To register and for more information, visit To become a tourney sponsor, email Chris Dickerson at [email protected]

Local high schools seek coaches

Los Altos High needs head coaches for wrestling, junior varsity girls basketball, JV gymnastics and frosh-soph boys swimming. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Michelle Noeth at 960-8811, ext. 2023, or [email protected] Mountain View High seeks head coaches for varsity girls water polo, frosh-soph boys water polo and JV girls lacrosse. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Shelley Smith at 940-4600, ext. 1421, or [email protected]

Nominees sought for Double-Goal coaches

The Positive Coaching Alliance welcomes nominations for its 2020 Double-Goal Coach Awards, which honor coaches who not only strive to win, but teach life lessons through sports and show players how to respect the game. The deadline is Nov. 30. Nominees must have at least three years’ experience coaching at a school or with a club or rec team. The 100 regional winners will be announced in February and the 25 national winners in March, each of whom will receive $500. One nominee will be named the PCA National Coach of the Year and win $10,000 ($2,500 for the coach and $7,500 donated to the school or youth sport organization of the coach’s choice). To nominate a coach, visit

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

Women’s golf group welcomes 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

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 for more information, call (408) 392-0170 or visit

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 [email protected]; by phone at 948-9000, ext. 315; by fax at 948-9213; or by regular mail at 138 Main St., Los Altos 94022.

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