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Local towns schedule softball game Aug. 18

Residents of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills are encouraged to register for the inaugural community softball game between the two cities, scheduled 1-3 p.m. Aug. 18. The co-ed match – meant as a friendly, cross-town rivalry competition – is coordinated by the Parks and Recreation departments of both cities, according to Sarah Robustelli, Los Altos Hills community services supervisor. The game will take place at Purissima Park in Los Altos Hills. Participation is free and open to all adult residents. To register for the game, contact Robustelli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 947-2518. For more information, visit losaltoshills.ca.gov/423/Los-Altos-Hills-vs-Los-Altos-Softball-Ga.

Celebration of sailing set for Shoreline Lake

Shoreline Lake in Mountain View is participating in this weekend’s Summer Sailstice, the annual family-friendly, global celebration of summer and sailing to raise awareness of the benefits of sailing. Free events – including skippered sailboat rides for kids and racing demos for newbies/nonsailors – are scheduled 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Advance registration is required for the rides and demos. For more information, visit shorelinelake.com.

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GreenTown hosts summer solstice ride

GreenTown Los Altos has scheduled an 18-mile summer solstice bike ride 7:30 p.m. June 21, starting in front of Peet’s Coffee & Tea on State Street in downtown Los Altos. Cyclists will ride to the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve to view the sunset at 8:32 p.m., then head back to Los Altos via the Stevens Creek Trail, with an optional stop in Mountain View for hot chocolate, coffee and socializing. Check-in starts at 7 p.m.; there is no cost to participate. For more information, visit greentownlosaltos.org.

Los Altos hoops camp concludes next week

The final Los Altos Basketball Camp of the summer is scheduled next week. Los Altos High varsity boys basketball coach Trevor Naas leads the camp, open to boys and girls entering grades 3-8. It focuses on fundamental skills and includes drills, competitions and games. Morning (9 a.m. to noon) and afternoon (1-4 p.m.) sessions are offered Monday through June 21 in the school’s main gym. Cost is $200-$575, depending on the number of sessions. Scholarships are available. To register and for more information, visit losaltosbasketball.leagueapps.com.

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CCS honors 2 coaches from St. Francis High

St. Francis High’s Terence O’Malley (girls swimming) and Jonah Carson (boys volleyball) were recently named 2018 CCS Spring Honor Coaches. The Central Coast Section honors one coach each year, in each sport, for his or her contribution to that sport at the interscholastic level. Coaches are chosen by criteria that include maintaining professional standards of conduct, service to the sport, outstanding coaching accomplishments and contributions to the school and community. O’Malley and Carson were recognized during the CCS championships of their respective sports last month.

Los Altos hoops camp tips off this month

Los Altos Basketball Camp, led by Los Altos High varsity boys basketball coach Trevor Naas, is scheduled over two weeks in June. The camp is for boys and girls entering grades 3-8. It will focus on fundamental skills and include drills, competitions and games. Morning (9 a.m. to noon) and afternoon (1-4 p.m.) sessions are offered Monday through June 14 and June 18-21 in the school’s main gym. Cost is $200-$575, depending on the number of sessions. Scholarships are available. To register and for more information, visit losaltosbasketball.leagueapps.com.

Lancers reach CCS Division II baseball final

After splitting their two regular-season meetings, the St. Francis High baseball team beat Mitty when it mattered most – in the playoffs. The second-seeded Lancers edged the No. 3 Monarchs 2-0 in the Central Coast Section Division II semifinals May 23 at San Jose Municipal Stadium.

St. Francis (23-8) was slated to face top-seeded Soledad (24-5) in Saturday’s final, played after the Town Crier’s deadline.


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