LA freshman makes CCS finals

Andrew Zaeske/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Anna Zaeske has qualified for the CCS finals in the 400-meter dash.

If it weren’t for the Junior Olympics, Anna Zaeske might not be preparing to compete in Friday’s Central Coast Section track and field finals.

“That’s where I started to figure out that I liked to run,” she said.

St. Francis boys rally from first-set loss to claim CCS volleyball crown

Stacy Reitmeir/Special to the Town Crier
The St. Francis High boys volleyball team beat Bellar-mine to win the Central Coast Section Division I title.

Shrugging off a first-set loss, the top-seeded St. Francis High boys volleyball team dominated No. 3 Bellarmine the rest of the way to capture the Central Coast Section Division I title last week.

“I was really proud of how well our guys responded after the close first set,” coach Jonah Carson said after the May 16 match.

Schaffer stars for SF at state swim meet

Albert Gwo/Special to the Town Crier
St. Francis’ Brooke Schaffer made the finals in four events at the state meet.

St. Francis High’s Brooke Schaffer was pleased with her individual performances at the state swimming and diving championships – the sophomore placed among the top five in two events – but she was even more excited about how the Lancers did as a team.

The St. Francis girls scored 122 points, finishing a close second to Monta Vista (123.5) Saturday at Clovis West High in Fresno.

Sports on the Side

Mountain View Open begins Friday at Cuesta

The 49th Mountain View Open Tennis Tournament is set for this weekend at the Cuesta Tennis Center. The USTA event will feature players from local colleges, touring pros and highly ranked junior players. Divisions include Men’s Open Singles, Women’s Open Singles, Men’s Open Doubles and Mixed Open Doubles. Matches are scheduled 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday (finals). Admission is free. For more information, call 967-5955 or visit

Mtn. View High offers physicals Thursday

Mountain View High is offering low-cost athletic physicals for current students who plan to participate in sports during the 2017-18 school year. The physicals are scheduled 6-8 p.m. Thursday at PT Works, 794 Altos Oaks, Los Altos. Cost is $35. For more information, call athletic director Shelley Smith at 940-4626 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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