Sports on the Side

Locals from Menlo commit to colleges
Six of the 30 Menlo School graduates from this year’s class who have committed to play college sports are from Los Altos and Mountain View, according to sports information director Pam McKenney. They include Los Altos residents Jackson Aldrich (cross-country/track, Claremont McKenna College), Max Chou (baseball, University of Chicago), Jack King (water polo, MIT), Michelle Louie (track, Middlebury College) and Nico Monsalve (soccer, Harvey Mudd College), along with Mountain View resident Brandon Aprill (tennis, Carnegie Mellon University).

Area high schools seek coaches
Los Altos High seeks head coaches for varsity girls basketball and wrestling, both winter sports, and cheer/rally, which runs fall through winter. 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 a head coach for girls golf, a fall sport. 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..

NFHS provides free officiating classes
This is the last day to take advantage of the National Federation of State High School Associations’ free online officiating courses. Current high school officials and those interested in joining the officiating ranks are welcome to access the 11 courses at nfhslearn.com. Courses include basketball, football, soccer, swimming and diving, volleyball, wrestling and softball, in addition to a general course titled Interscholastic Officiating. Multiple courses are offered in basketball, soccer and volleyball. Those interested in becoming an official after taking any of the courses may visit HighSchoolOfficials.com for more information.

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MV Sports Boosters award scholarships

Salia Khuntia and Francisco (Javier) Hernandez III are this year’s winners of the Mountain View High School Sports Boosters Scholarships. Khuntia and Hernandez, who both graduated earlier this month, will each receive $1,500 to help pay for their continuing-education expenses in the next school year.

Local high schools seek coaches

Los Altos High and Mountain View High seek head coaches for the upcoming school year. Los Altos needs coaches for varsity girls basketball and wrestling, both winter sports, and cheer/rally, which runs fall through winter. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Michelle Noeth at 960-8857 or michelle.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mountain View High seeks a coach for girls golf, a fall sport. 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..

NFHS provides free officiating classes

With so many people home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Federation of State High School Associations has made its officiating courses available online for free through July 1. Current high school officials and those interested in joining the officiating ranks are welcome to access the 11 courses at nfhslearn.com. Courses include basketball, football, soccer, swimming and diving, volleyball, wrestling and softball, in addition to a general course titled Interscholastic Officiating. Multiple courses are offered in basketball, soccer and volleyball. Those interested in becoming an official after taking a course may visit HighSchoolOfficials.com for more information.

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 state championships. 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.

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, email Pete Borello at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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SF grad Velasquez makes impact list

St. Francis High graduate Dave Velasquez has made the Silver Waves Media 50 Impactful High Major Assistant Coaches List for NCAA Division I men’s basketball. Velasquez has been with the San Diego State program for 19 years, starting as a student manager in 2002. He was promoted to director of player development and then to assistant coach six years ago. Silver Waves’ list of assistants making an impact on the game were not ranked, and coaches with head coaching experience were not considered.

Local high schools seek coaches

Los Altos High seeks head coaches for varsity girls basketball and wrestling, both winter sports, and cheer/rally, which runs fall through winter. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Michelle Noeth at 960-8857 or michelle.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mountain View High seeks a head coach for girls golf, a fall sport. 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..

NFHS provides free officiating classes
With so many people stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Federation of State High School Associations recently made its officiating courses available online for free through July 1. Current high school officials and those interested in joining the officiating ranks are welcome to access the 11 courses at nfhslearn.com. Courses include basketball, football, soccer, swimming and diving, volleyball, wrestling and softball, in addition to a general course titled Interscholastic Officiating. Multiple courses are offered in basketball, soccer and volleyball. Those interested in becoming an official after taking any of the courses may visit HighSchoolOfficials.com for more information.

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 like health and safety, eligibility and upcoming state championship events. To subscribe and for more information, visit cifstate.org.

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 by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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St. Francis senior commits to college

St. Francis High girls volleyball player Gabby Silva recently committed to CSU Dominguez Hills. The senior libero ranked fourth on the Lancers in digs and aces this past season.

NFHS provides free officiating classes

With so many people stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Federation of State High School Associations recently made its officiating courses available online for free through July 1. Current high school officials and those interested in joining the officiating ranks are welcome to access the 11 courses at nfhslearn.com. Courses include basketball, football, soccer, swimming and diving, volleyball, wrestling and softball, in addition to a general course titled Interscholastic Officiating. Multiple courses are offered in basketball, soccer and volleyball. Those interested in becoming an official after taking any of the courses may visit HighSchoolOfficials.com for more information.

Local high schools seek coaches
Los Altos High seeks head coaches for varsity girls basketball and wrestling, both winter sports, and cheer/rally, which runs fall through winter. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Michelle Noeth at 960-8857 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mountain View High seeks a head coach for girls golf, a fall sport. 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..

TC welcomes ideas for sports stories
If you have an idea for a local sports story or would like to comment on the section, email Pete Borello at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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