LA's Carter wins two races at CCS

Abbey Liao/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Danielle Carter holds one of her two first-place medals at CCS.

Los Altos High swimmer Danielle Carter finished first in the girls 100-yard backstroke and 100 butterfly at Saturday’s Central Coast Section championships in Santa Clara.

The Cal-bound senior swam the 100 back in 54.21 seconds to win the event for the second straight year. She swam the 100 fly in 54.29.

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CCS honors SF coach O’Donnell

St. Francis High’s Terry O’Donnell was recently named the Central Coast Section’s 2018-19 CCS Spring Sports Honor Coach for swimming and diving. The award recognizes coaches whose colleagues believe have made outstanding contributions to that sport at their school, within their league, in the community and to the CCS. At the time of nomination, they must be actively coaching and have at least five years varsity-level experience. O’Donnell has coached at St. Francis for 25 years and “has always put his student-athletes first while working tirelessly to improve the program,” according to a CCS press release.

Hills Pathways Run set for Saturday

The 18th annual Los Altos Hills Pathways Run/Walk is slated Saturday, starting at Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road. The course runs through Byrne Preserve and extends into the Los Altos Hills Pathways system. The 5K and 10K runs begin at 9 a.m. and the 1-mile run at 10:30 a.m. Advance registration is $45 for the 5K or 10K ($35 for groups of 10 or more) and $30 for the fun run; race-day registration is an additional $5. To register and for more information, call Sarah Robustelli at 947-2518 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MV's Day makes play of the day

Jessica Day’s walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning enabled the Mountain View High softball team to edge Los Gatos 6-5, tightening the Spartans’ grasp on first place in the SCVAL De Anza Division.

Lauren Dove scored the decisive run April 23.

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LAHS Color Run set for Saturday

Los Altos High’s fifth annual Color Run is scheduled 5 p.m. Saturday at the school, 201 Almond Ave. Participants in the family-friendly 5K run will be sprinkled with colored powder throughout the course. The Community Quad Festival – with bounce houses, games and obstacle courses – follows at 6 p.m. Registration is $30 for adults, $20 for LAHS students, $10 for kids 6-12 and free for ages 5 and under. Proceeds support the athletic program. To register, visit and type “Color Run” in the search field.

MV scholarship apps due Friday evening

The Mountain View High School Sports Boosters Board will accept applications through 6 p.m. Friday for two $1,500 continuing education scholarships it will award to a male and female athlete. Applicants must be Mountain View seniors who have played two or more seasons of a sport (at least one on varsity) and have a GPA of 2.5 or above. An essay and a coach’s recommendation are required. Email for more information.

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