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SF grad Williams signs with Oregon

St. Francis High graduate Bennett Williams (Class of 2017), a standout defensive back on the College of San Mateo football team, signed with the University of Oregon last month. As a senior at St. Francis, Williams was named the West Catholic Athletic League Player of the Year.

Adult softball league welcomes players

The Vintage Softball Club of Santa Clara County, a slow-pitch league for men and women age 50 and over that includes Los Altos residents, seeks new members for 2020. Founded in 1987, the club offers year-round Saturday and weekday leagues – along with Monday nights in spring and summer – open to all skill levels. Some players are novices, most are intermediate and a few are in the Senior Softball Hall of Fame. A bat and glove are required. The annual membership fee is $50-$100. To register and for more information, visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Big third quarter propels MV girls to home victory

Up by one point at halftime, the Mountain View High girls basketball team outscored visiting Fremont 24-0 in the third quarter and won Friday’s SCVAL El Camino Division opener 47-23.

“We played well,” said coach Xavier Cook, whose team improved to 9-2 overall.

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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 and click the Events/Calendar tab.

Honoring fall's finest

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Local all-leaguers include St. Francis High football player Camilo Arquette, the WCAL’s Sophomore of the Year.

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

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