Former pro tennis player now coaches local youth


Courtesy of Marisue Jacutin de Mariona
Marisue Jacutin de Mariona of Los Altos played at Wimbledon in 1997. She now coaches the sport and plays in USTA events.

Several Los Altos residents have attended Wimbledon, but there’s one who has actually played in the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament.

Marisue Jacutin de Mariona played in the event in 1997, while she was the top-ranked woman in the Philippines. She lost in the last round of qualifiers at Roehampton.

Covington Critters celebrate 50th year


Courtesy of Maridee Charlton
The 2018 Covington Critters swim team gathers for a group photo at the Mountain View High pool to commemorate its 50th year. The summer program began in 1968 at Covington School.

This summer marks the 50th year that the Covington Critters have provided a summer swim program to youth in and around Los Altos.

The team was founded in 1968 as a competitive swim class that aimed to teach swimmers basic strokes and technique. After a few years, the class grew so large that founding coach Rich Decker formed a team and took the Critters to their first swim meet.

Sports on the Side

SF grad scores goal for SCU soccer team

St. Francis High graduate Delaney Baie Pridham made Santa Clara University’s first goal in last week’s 4-1 home win over Cal in women’s soccer. The junior midfielder scored on a header in the 12th minute. In the second half, Pridham assisted on the Broncos’ third goal. Santa Clara, which improved to 2-0 for the season, is ranked 19th in the nation.

Youth hoops camp nears at MVHS

Spartans Sports Camp’s Fall Basketball Camp is scheduled to tip off next weekend and run for seven Saturdays in the Mountain View High gym. Open to boys and girls in grades 3-8, the half-day camp covers shooting, ball handling and defense. The camp is slated 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 8, 15 and 22 and Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Cost is $375 for all seven Saturdays (or $60 daily rate) and includes a T-shirt, water bottle and drawstring backpack. Scholarships are available. Proceeds benefit Mountain View High sports. To register and for more information, visit SpartansSportsCamp.com.

Covington Critters celebrate 50th year


Courtesy of Maridee Charlton
The 2018 Covington Critters swim team gathers for a group photo at the Mountain View High pool to commemorate its 50th year. The summer program began in 1968 at Covington School.

This summer marks the 50th year that the Covington Critters have provided a summer swim program to youth in and around Los Altos.

The team was founded in 1968 as a competitive swim class that aimed to teach swimmers basic strokes and technique. After a few years, the class grew so large that founding coach Rich Decker formed a team and took the Critters to their first swim meet.


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