Hills resident Hull a major character in film about Australian Olympic basketball team

Los Altos Hills resident Dr. Don Hull is a main character in the biographical movie “The Spirit of the Game,” which recently premiered in the United States and Australia.

Wade Briggs plays Hull in the movie, set in Australia shortly before the country hosted the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.

Sports on the Side

Swimmer starts fast

In his first meet of the season, Los Altos High graduate Sean Cheng, a sophomore swimmer at Macalester College (St. Paul, Minn.), placed fifth in the 100-yard backstroke. The Los Altos Hills native finished in 1 minute, 5.68 seconds at the Macalester Pentathlon, held Oct. 15.

Pumpkins for sports

The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Pumpkin Patch is slated to be open noon to 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Friday and Monday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the student parking lot, 201 Almond Ave. Proceeds benefit Los Altos High sports.

Coaching with honor

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High field hockey coach Mary Donahue talks with player Phoebe Aaronson during a break in last week’s game.

Her players and their parents have said it for years, and now the Central Coast Section has recognized Mary Donahue for the way she coaches the Los Altos High field hockey team.

The Los Altos resident has been named this year’s CCS Honor Coach for her sport. Criteria for selection include service to the sport, maintaining professional standards of conduct and being a role model and inspiration.

Spartans slip past Saratoga 42-41; Lancers shutout Mitty 42-0

In what coach Shelley Smith called a “great win for our program,” the Mountain View High football team rallied to beat Saratoga 42-41 Friday night.

Down 13 points midway through the fourth quarter, the visiting Spartans roared back with their ground attack. Halfback Elias Davidson followed a 25-yard touchdown run with a 19-yarder that tied the game. Ozzy Ortiz-Verdi’s extra point gave Mountain View the lead with just under two minutes left.

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