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Los Altos grad Bakos among 200 invited to career in sports forum


Courtesy of Ally Bakos
Ally Bakos, a 2013 Los Altos High graduate, attends the NCAA Career in Sports Forum last month in Indianapolis.

Although Ally Bakos recently completed her senior season of water polo at George Washington University, she isn’t necessarily done with sports.

The Los Altos native wants to pursue a career in athletics – outside the pool – and being invited to the recent NCAA Career in Sports Forum exposed her to an array of opportunities in the field.

LA Hills golfer on par with best in his age group


Courtesy of Stacey Walter
Edan Cui holds the award he won for placing first in his division at the U.S. Kids Golf California State Invitational.

After playing in his third tournament, a 7-year-old Edan Cui wasn’t pleased with his performance on the golf course.

“At the beginning, I got pretty frustrated, because I didn’t do very well,” the Los Altos Hills resident said. “Then I played my fourth tournament, and I won for the first time. That’s when I started realizing I was actually very good.”

Sports on the Side

Mtn. View gymnasts make the grade

The California Interscholastic Federation last month recognized Mountain View High’s gymnastics team as a California Interscholastic Federation State Academic Team Champion. The CIF, which governs the state’s high school sports, rewards varsity teams with the highest collective grade-point averages in their respective sports. Mountain View, which posted a collective GPA of 3.45, will receive a CIF banner to display in the school gym. The Spartans also won the award in 2015.

Spartans Sports Camp under way at MVHS

Spartans Sports Camp – a nonprofit run by Mountain View High coaches and student-athletes – has scheduled its summer program through July 28 on the school campus. There will be multi-sport, weeklong sessions for boys and girls in grades 2-7, sport-specific sessions for grades 2-9, color guard camp for grades 3-9 and cheerleading camp for grades pre-K-8. All proceeds benefit the Mountain View High athletic department. To register and for more information, call 479-5906 or visit SpartansSportsCamp.com.

Local North all-stars not satisfied with tie in Wedemeyer game


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Los Altos High’s Tonga Keti, right, battles a blocker in Saturday’s game.

Don’t tell these guys that the result of the 43rd annual Charlie Wedemeyer All-Star Football Game didn’t matter. Exhibition game or not, local players on the North weren’t satisfied with having to settle for a 13-all tie against the South.

“I really wanted OT,” St. Francis High linebacker Dominic Graziani said.


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