Almaden/Cambrian sports briefs


Cross Country

There were many fine performances by local runners at the Santa Clara County Middle School Championships on Oct. 17 at Montgomery Hill Park’s 2.1-mile course.

Bret Harte’s Sami Shafi placed seventh in the 8th Grade Boys race with a time of 13:14.9. Julia Lloyd of Bret Harte was eighth in the 8th Grade Girls race in 15:46.2.

In the 7th Grade Girls race, Fiora Beratahani placed second with a time of 15:13.6. Matthew Eisenman of Quicksilver Running Club was third in the 6th Grade Boys race (13:57.5), with Massimo Meneses of Bret Harte fifth in 14:05.1, Logan Buckman of Quicksilver RC sixth in 14:05.6 and Andrew Hamamoto of Quicksilver seventh in 14:10.1.

Madison Fujii of John Muir placed fifth in the 6th Grade Girls race (16:57.4). Other local top-10 individual finishers in that race were Emma Murphy of Brete Harte (sixth, 17:25.0) and Riley Shigemoto of Castillero (ninth, 17:46.0).

Bret Harte won the 6th Grade Girls team title with a score of 15. Besides Murphy, its scorers were Amber Lu (11th, 17:53.5), Breanna Lu (14th, 17:55.3), Nikita Parakala (20th, 18:57.0) and Carina Cefalu (21st, 19:07.8).

Basketball

The City of Sunnyvale is looking for volunteer basketball coaches for the Sunnyvale Youth Basketball League 2018 season which starts in January. The league is a recreational, non-competitive league for kindergarteners through eighth graders. Volunteer coaches should have some knowledge of basketball and can commit to two hours per week over the eight-week duration of the season and be over 18 years old. They must be able to run a one-hour practice each week on weekday evenings and coach a one-hour game on Saturdays. The season runs from January through mid-March. For more information, contact Jesus Raygoza at 408-730-7398 or jraygoza@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Hoopstarz basketball

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Source:: The Mercury News

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