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Gradiska wins twice

Los Altos native Laura Gradiska won at No. 2 singles and combined forces with Maria Martinovic to prevail at No. 1 doubles in Gettysburg College’s 8-1 rout of Bryn Mawr College Thursday. Gradiska, a senior, is 7-6 in singles and 8-5 in doubles this season.

Pathways Run nears

The 16th Annual Pathways Run/Walk is scheduled 9 a.m. May 13 at Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills. Featuring a hilly 5K and 10K run/walk and a 1-mile run, the course includes Byrne Preserve and part of the town’s pathways system. The 5K/10K is scheduled at 9 a.m. and the mile at 10:30 a.m. Registration for the 5K/10K is $50 ($55 on race day) and $40 for groups (10 or more); registration for the mile run is $35 ($40 on race day). An awards ceremony follows. For more information, visit

LA's Reelfs tosses another no-hitter

Alex Reelfs did it again. The junior pitched his second no-hitter of the season as the Los Altos High baseball team blanked Branham 6-0 Saturday in non-league play.

Unlike his first no-hitter – a 13-strikeout performance to open the season – “Reelfs relied on his defense, only striking out four and recording 15 of the remaining outs via the ground ball,” coach Gabe Stewart said.

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SF runner Skahill lands CCS scholarship

St. Francis High senior Emily Skahill is among the 18 recipients of this year’s Central Coast Section Scholar-Athlete Scholarships. Nominated by their schools and put forth by their leagues for selection, one male and one female from each of the nine leagues in CCS were chosen. Skahill, a standout distance runner, and the other honorees will each receive a $500 scholarship.

Eagle Pool closed until next week

The city of Mountain View reported that its downtown Eagle Pool will be closed through Sunday for annual maintenance. All programs, including lap swim and classes, have moved to Rengstorff Pool, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., during the closure. For more information, visit

Lancers fall for first time in boys volleyball

For the second straight season, the St. Francis High boys volleyball team entered April undefeated – and won’t end it that way.

Thursday night, league rival Bellarmine snapped the Lancers’ 20-match winning streak. The host Bells prevailed 25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 25-20.

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