Cricket takes flight in Los Altos

Asher Kohn/Town Crier
Coach Hemant Buch, center, fires up his players before a cricket match in Cupertino. His team includes Los Altos residents.

Los Altos resident Sanjeev Kulkarni was born in Hubli, an Indian city north of Bangalore. Cricket is in his blood.

“Cricket is how I grew up,” he said of the sport he played long before moving to the area and becoming vice president of engineering at Peer Nova. “Ever since I was 6, as long as I can remember, I was playing with my brother in the streets.”

Unbeaten rivals face off Friday on football field

Although it won’t count in the league standings – Los Altos and Mountain View are playing in different divisions this season – Friday’s football game is still important to both squads. It’s a rivalry game between two teams looking to keep their perfect records intact.

Los Altos, slated to host the 7 p.m. contest at Foothill College, improved to 3-0 with Saturday’s 21-17 home win over San Mateo; Mountain View is 2-0 and coming off a bye week.

CIF survey results find sports participation hits an all-time high for fourth straight year

High school sports participation continues to increase in California and is at an all-time high for the fourth consecutive year, according to the 2016 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Sports Participation Survey released in August.

Results show that 779,256 student-athletes have competed in California high school athletic programs during the 2015-16 school year – an increase of 0.85 percent since last year’s survey.

Sports on the Side

Inkster takes second

Los Altos resident and LPGA Hall of Fame golfer Juli Inkster finished second in last month’s Legends Championship at the French Lick Resort in Indiana. England’s Trish Johnson edged defending champ Inkster in a playoff that went six holes – the longest in the history of the Legends Tour. Inkster earned $23,200.

Coaches wanted

Los Altos High seeks an assistant wrestling coach. For more information, email athletic director Kim Cave at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mountain View High needs a varsity boys lacrosse coach. If interested, email athletic director Shelley Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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