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LA's cross-country team comes through in Clovis


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Special to the Town Crier Los Altos High’s Owen Mac-Kenzie, above, set a school record at the Clovis Invitational. Fellow Eagle Naomi Donovan ran the second-fastest time in school history there.

The Los Altos High cross-country team has to hope its strong showing at the recent Clovis Invitational – a major meet featuring more than 100 schools from throughout the state – is a sign of things to come.

The Los Altos boys placed second in their division, tying a school record in the process, and the girls finished 19th Oct. 7 at Woodward Park in Fresno.

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California’s ADs honor SF’s Pilawski

The California State Athletic Directors Association last month named St. Francis High’s Michael Pilawski as its athletic director of the year. Chosen by his peers, Pilawski is in his 14th year as the Lancers’ director of athletics.

Parents/coaches event slated Oct. 25 at MVHS

Mountain View High’s parent/coaches meeting for the upcoming winter sports season is scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the school’s Spartan Theater. The event is an opportunity for parents to meet the basketball, soccer and wrestling coaches, learn what will be expected of their children and receive practice schedules. Tryouts for winter sports are set to start Oct. 30.

MV tennis team nets league win against Titans

The Mountain View High girls tennis team defeated Gunn for the second time this season, with Thursday’s home match decided by what coach Frank Smyth called a “surprise win” by his top doubles team.

Kalea Vandeventer and Selen Gokcen pulled out a 6-2, 7-6 (2) victory that enabled the Spartans to escape with a 4-3 win.

LAH archer competes in world championships with Team USA


Courtesy of Erik Schwartz
Los Altos Hills resident Erik Schwartz competes in the barebow class for Team USA at the recent World Archery 3D Championships in France.

When Erik Schwartz began shooting at the archery range across the street from the startup he worked at, the Los Altos Hills resident never imagined that he would be competing with Team USA six years later at the 2017 World Archery 3D Championships.


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