Living the 'Dream'

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Kick Lead and Dream campers take a break from soccer to cool off with a water-balloon fight on a recent hot day.

The Kick, Lead and Dream soccer camp has been an important part of Brando “Chuey” Yanez’s summers since age 10. He’s been a KLD camper, coach and now a scholarship winner.

The spring graduate of Homestead High recently received a $500 college scholarship from KLD for his devotion to the camp, aimed at public school students in grades 3-8 who come from low-income families in Mountain View and Sunnyvale. Last month’s two-week camp at Mountain View’s Cooper Park marked the third year in a row Yanez has volunteered as a coach.

Local equestrian makes smooth transition from hunters division to jumpers division

Courtesy of Lauren Neumann
Los Alto resident Lauren Neumann rides Fireball in a recent horse show.

If you’re looking for Lauren Neumann, a likely place to find the 16-year-old is at a horse barn in Woodside.

The Los Altos resident has a passion for riding horses, something she’s done since age 6. She began by riding ponies and at 13 got her own horse.

St. Francis recognized for strength program

St. Francis High received a 2017 Strength of America Award at Friday’s National Strength and Conditioning Association’s National Conference Awards Banquet in Las Vegas.

The award – bestowed by the NSCA and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition – recognizes St. Francis for representing the gold standard in strength and conditioning.

Sports on the Side

Los Altos Hills golfer wins NorCal Jr. Classic

Edan Cui of Los Altos Hills won the 10-and-under boys division of the Northern California Junior Classic, held July 8 and 9 at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore. Nine-year-old Edan, entering fifth grade at Bullis Charter School, shot a two-round total of 155 to win by a single stroke. Mountain View resident Aaron Cheng tied for seventh in the boys 11-13 division with a score of 179.

Spartans Sports camp winds down at MVHS

Spartans Sports Camp – a nonprofit camp run by Mountain View High coaches and student-athletes – has scheduled its summer program through July 28 on the school campus. There will be multisport, 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

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