Sports Briefs

Roller Hockey Club wins championship

This year, the Los Altos Roller Hockey Team finished the season with a championship trophy despite difficulties with participation during the season.
“Roller hockey is a pretty relaxing sport,” Elior said. “But it can be really competitive once you get into it.”
Senior Jason DeMayo was also pleased with the season.
“We challenged each other to do our best,” Jason said. “We are more of a close-knit group and everyone is good friends.
According to Jason, in the first two games the team lacked players, but by the second half of the season almost everyone showed up.
For the championship they had to play three games in one day. The first two were the playoff games and the third was the championship. Jason said they were “super tired” by the third game.

Track team has new sprint coach

Coach Toure Carter has replaced Coach Robyn Hughes this year as the sprint coach. He would like to win CCS, but his personal goal is to just get everyone running faster. He not only wants his athletes to succeed on the track, but in life as well.
“I’m trying to motivate these young men and young women to overcome life’s obstacles and become great men and women,” Carter said.
In the past Carter has done some coaching where he would help out teams, but this is his first official coaching job.
“He’s really intense and pushes us a lot,” junior Hayley Stevens said. “He pushes us really hard, not just in track but in life.”

MVLA to host golf tournament

This spring, Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Club is collaborating with Mountain View High School to put on their ninth annual golf tournament at Shoreline Golf Links. This fundraiser supports the school’s athetlic program as well as the Grad Nite for the class of 2010. It will take place tomorrow.
“It’s small and casual at Shoreline,” co-President Mary Donahue said. “Parents and kids can receive trophies, or there’s a raffle with golf-type prizes.”
It is a scramble format tournament; it is $150 for a golfer and $140 for a student. This includes lunch, a golf cart, tee prizes, drinks, pre-tournament contests, and post tournament hors-doevres. Students, parents and coaches are all encouraged to compete in the tournament, as well as members of the community who want to support the school’s athletics program or Grad Nite.