Since Avery Martin began horseback riding nine years ago, the Los Altos Hills resident said she has fostered “invaluable” connections with her horses and trainers, while also learning life lessons.

Since Avery Martin began horseback riding nine years ago, the Los Altos Hills resident said she has fostered “invaluable” connections with her horses and trainers, while also learning life lessons.

Cami Thai had been in this situation before – contending for a championship down the stretch at an international junior golf tournament. This time, however, the Los Altos teen wasn’t going to settle for second place.

Brown University-bound Audrey Gallagher possesses two attributes that are almost essential to being a good water polo goalie: long arms and a short memory.

Two Los Altos residents competed in last week’s U.S. Girls’ Junior golf tournament at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Md., with one of them advancing to the round of 64.

There was a time early this year when Maia Garcia wasn’t sure she would have a basketball or track and field season. Then, as the pandemic began to ebb early in the spring, the Pinewood School senior suddenly found herself playing two sports in the same season.

As life slowed down for many during the pandemic, Aoife Hernon was determined to speed up. With the track and field season canceled after the first meet of her junior year, the Mountain View High sprinter turned her focus to getting faster.

Shawn Toney’s success on the track extended his season almost into summer, and Los Altos High’s star hurdler attributes that to training that began last fall.

This strange season didn’t end like the Los Altos High baseball team wanted, but head coach Gabe Stewart said the Eagles should be proud of their run to the Central Coast Section Division III title game.

Seemingly on a collision course since the season began, the girls basketball teams from Pinewood School and Mitty High will face off in Friday’s Central Coast Section Open Division final. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. at Mitty.