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 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 for more information.

Scores of local winter-sport athletes earn all-league honors

Ciaran Hernon
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Mountain View Spartan Ciaran Hernon is the De Anza Division’s MVP in boys soccer.

Town Crier Staff Report

All-league honors were recently awarded to varsity high school athletes participating in winter sports. Athletes from Los Altos, Mountain View, St. Francis and Pinewood high schools who earned the accolades are listed below.

Los Altos High
Boys basketball
SCVAL De Anza Division First Team: Brock Susko; Nicolas D’Augusta
Second Team: Jake Skaggs
Honorable Mention: Dominic D’Augusta

Girls basketball
De Anza Division First Team: Jamie Baum
Second Team: Evelyn Baher-Murphy
Honorable Mention: Tessa Player

Boys soccer
De Anza Division First Team: Jack Chmyz; Jimmy Dessouki; Ethan Apfelberg
Second Team: Caden Chang; Amir Issa

Girls soccer
SCVAL El Camino Division First Team: Tessa Meyn
Second Team: Emily Slater

Mountain View High
Boys basketball
De Anza Division First Team: Ryan
Second Team: Jailen Daniel-Dalton
Honorable Mention: Andrew Lau

Girls basketball
El Camino Division First Team: Audrey Telkamp
Second Team: Annie Eggleton

Boys soccer
De Anza Division MVP: Ciaran Hernon
Defensive Player of the Year: Max Mayer
First Team: James Vadasz; Ilan Karchmer; Ben Smith
Second Team: Gabriel Barrett; Ian Schneider

Girls soccer
De Anza Division Defensive Player of the Year: Erin Coyne
First Team: Sistine Noel; Janvi Subramanyan; Maru Lasala
Second Team: Elechi Iroaga; Natalie Dekovic

St. Francis High
Boys basketball
West Catholic Athletic League First Team: Isaiah Kerr
Second Team: Trevor Leon
Honorable Mention: Harlan Banks; Ryan Daly; Kyle Rosecrans

Girls basketball
WCAL Second Team: Jessica Oakland; Sydney Stewart
Honorable Mention: Natalija Grizelj

Boys soccer
WCAL Goalkeeper of the Year: Thomas Moore-Rios
First Team: Moore-Rios; Rory Folan
Second Team: Abraham Ramirez
Honorable Mention: James Garlick

Girls soccer
WCAL First Team: Bella Panaccione; Caroline Kane; Sophie Bloyd
Second Team: Kelly Schultz; Skylar Blaise
Honorable Mention: Tierney White

Pinewood School
Boys basketball
West Bay Athletic League Honorable Mention: Keaton Bailey; Gabriel Santos

Girls basketball
WBAL Foothill Division MVP: Annika Decker
First Team: Courtni Thompson
Second Team: Maia Garcia; Una Jovanovic
Honorable Mention: Valentina Saric

Girls soccer
WBAL Skyline Division First Team: Olivia Pase

Second Team: Sam King

Honorable Mention: Lynsie Corfield; Ellery Mitchell

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Los Altos, Mountain View highs honor winter-sport athletes

 Michelle Odnert
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Michelle Odnert has been named MVP of the Los Altos High girls soccer team.

Town Crier Staff Report

Los Altos and Mountain View highs recently held their winter sports award ceremonies. Varsity award-winners are listed below.

Los Altos High
Boys basketball
MVP: Brock Susko
Most Improved Player: Aditiya Malla
Most Inspirational Player: Aidan Witte
Captains Awards: Dominic D’Augusta; Witte; Susko

Girls basketball
MVP: Jamie Baum
Toughness Award: Mone Sekiguchi
Eagle Awards: Alyssa Hamamoto; Rachel Barkan; Evelyn Baher-Murphy

Boys soccer
Co-MVPs: Jack Chmyz; Jimmy Dessouski
Most Improved Player: Ardi Heinz
Most Inspirational Player: Arya Hatami

Girls soccer
MVP: Michelle Odnert
Most Improved Player: Emily Slater

Boys wrestling
MVP: Bradley Saavedra-Llanos
Eagle Award: Jason Klemens
Four-Year Varsity Plaque: Klemons

Girls wrestling
Most Dedicated: Suzanne Guo

MVP: Michelle Mejia
Most Improved: Emilie Enser

Mountain View High
Boys basketball
MVP: Ryan Bahar
Offensive Player of the Year: Jailen Daniel-Dalton
Defensive Players of the Year: Ryan Sadigh;
Andrew Lau
Most Improved Players: Navin Lo; Joey Peir
Coaches Award: Nic Conrad

Girls basketball
MVP: Audrey Telkamp
Most Improved Player: Lauren Casey
Coaches Awards: Sophie Waggoner; Sydney Shimabukuro
Captains Awards: Telkamp; Annie Eggleton

Boys soccer
MVP: Ciaran Hernon
Most Valuable Offensive Player: Ben Smith
Most Valuable Defensive Player: Max Mayer
Coaches Award: Ethan Brooker
Girls soccer
MVP: Sistine Noel
Offensive Player of the Year: Maru Lasala
Defensive Player of the Year: Erin Coyne
Most Improved Player: Natalie Dekovic

Most Valuable Wrestler: Tai Nguyen
Most Improved Wrestler: Jack Hecht
Most Inspirational Wrestler: Javier Hernandez

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St. Francis seniors receive recognition for strength, conditioning

The National Strength and Conditioning Association last month listed St. Francis High’s Max Porter and Taylor Tullo among its 2020 All-American Athlete Award recipients.

The awards recognize the seniors’ athletic accomplishments – Porter is on the baseball team and Tullo plays girls volleyball – and their dedication to strength and conditioning. Andrew Wun and Jake Siebert, St. Francis’ strength and conditioning coaches, nominated them.

“We are proud to have Coach Wun and Coach Siebert join the NSCA in its mission to safely improve athletic performance,” Eric McMahon of the NSCA said in a statement. “Supporting our student-athletes like Max Porter and Taylor Tullo guarantees a stronger future for the NSCA.”

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