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..

Locals chip in to support Youth on Course program

Courtesy of Lisa Elliott
Youth on Course member Sandip Nirmel, from left, YOC committee members Tom DeFilipps, Ann Baskins, Nancy Campbell and Clay Campbell, and YOC member Ronnie McDowell Jr. attend a recent fundraiser for the program.

Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club recently hosted the first private club fundraising event to benefit Youth on Course, a golf program supported by Los Altos and Los Altos Hills residents.

Started by the Northern California Golf Association in 2005, YOC provides students ages 6-18 with access to potentially life-changing opportunities through golf, beginning with access to affordable golf (less than $5 at more than 330 participating courses) and continuing beyond the green with employment opportunities, paid high school internships and college scholarships.

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