Locals help Chapman make school history
Six graduates of local high schools played on this year’s history-making Chapman University football team. The Panthers went undefeated (9-0) in the regular season for the first time and won their first-ever NCAA Division III playoff game (68-65 in triple overtime against Linfield College) before falling to St. John’s University 55-26 in the second round last month. Locals included quarterback Reed Vettel, defensive back Patrick Calcagno and offensive linemen Alex Waddell and Ryan Moles from St. Francis High, along with defensive ends Noah Kjos and Alphonso Barmore from Mountain View High.
Take a hike in the hills on New Year’s Day
The Los Altos Hills Pathways Committee’s New Year’s Day Walk/Hike is slated 1 p.m. today, starting in parking lot 1 at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road. Choose from short, medium and long loops; maps provided. Led by the Los Altos Hills Pathway Committee, the free event will be canceled if it rains. For more information, visit losaltoshills.ca.gov and click the Events/Calendar tab.