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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Giants hire LA grad to coach hitters

The San Francisco Giants recently announced that Los Altos High graduate Donnie Ecker has been hired as one of the team’s hitting coaches. Ecker (Class of 2004) coached the Eagles for two seasons. Since resigning from that job in 2014, he served as an assistant coach at Bakersfield College, worked in the St. Louis Cardinals’ player development department, was the Triple-A hitting coach for the Los Angeles Angels and last season was the assistant hitting coach for the Cincinnati Reds.

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/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 vintagesoftball.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Soobrian sisters shine at national cross-country championships


Courtesy of Lisa Soobrian
Sisters Lauren, left, and Emily Soobrian stand with club coach Willie Harmatz after winning medals at the AAU National Cross-Country Championships in Nashville.

Local sisters Lauren and Emily Soobrian earned All-America honors for placing in the top eight of their respective age divisions at the AAU National Cross-Country Championships Dec. 7 in Nashville.

Lauren, a freshman at Los Altos High, won the Girls 13-14 4K race with a time of 14 minutes, 30.98 seconds. Emily, a seventh-grader at Egan Junior High, finished seventh in the Girls 12 3K race with a 12:07.87.

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LA’s Sage takes 48th at west regional

Los Altos High senior Adam Sage placed 48th in the Championship Boys division of the Foot Locker Cross-Country West Regional, held Dec. 7 at Mt. San Antonio College. Sage ran the 5K course in 15 minutes, 36.9 seconds. The race featured 250 runners from California, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

GreenTown bike ride set for Saturday

GreenTown Los Altos’ fifth annual Winter Solstice Night Bike Ride is scheduled 7 p.m. Saturday. The 12-mile ride begins at Peet’s Coffee & Tea in downtown Los Altos and goes as far as Christmas Tree Lane in Palo Alto before returning to Los Altos, with a stop for hot chocolate on the way back. Those taking part in the free, family-friendly ride are encouraged to decorate their bicycles with twinkle lights, wear helmets and warm clothes, and make sure bike lights are operational. To register and for more information, visit eventbrite.com and type “Winter Solstice Bike Ride” in the search box.


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