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Sports - August 6, 2010

Sports Shorts

EAT, DRINK, HELP THE OAKS . . . The First & Main Sports Lounge in downtown Los Altos will share their profits with the Palo Alto Oaks, who are headed for the Stan Musial World Series in Houston and need help defraying costs, on Saturday between 5-9 p.m. The establishment, located at 397 Main Street in Los Altos, is allowing the Oaks to keep all tips from the bar. Please come, enjoy a good meal, have a few drinks, and help the Oaks. Of course, donations are also welcome. Please contact head coach Steve Espinoza at or make your check payable to "Palo Alto Oaks" and send it to the Palo Alto Oaks c/o 1860 Wagner Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043.

THE 'LAW' IS IN TOWN . . . Ravenswood High grad Rudy Law will be making an appearance at Jack Russell Park in East Palo Alto on Saturday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. for a youth baseball clinic and Meet-and-Greet session, sponsored by East Palo Alto T-Ball Pitching Machine. Law spent seven years in the major leagues with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals. He was second in the American League with 77 stolen bases (to Rickey Henderson's 108) in 1983 while with the White Sox. He was 21st in the MVP voting that season and hit .389 in the ALCS.

BAYLANDS SUMMER RUN . . . The Baylands Summer Run will be held Saturday, August 21, for the benefit of the Palo Alto Community Child Care. The trail weaves through the marshland on the outskirts of Palo Alto and is open to both recreational and competitive runners. The course is flat and smooth and can be run at either the 5 or 10 kilometer distances. A percentage of every race registration will be donated to PACCC. For more information, visit the website at

CARDINAL CORNER . . . Stanford recruit Mateo Vargas took a commanding lead at the U.S. Youth Sailing Championships with one day to go, while two other incoming freshmen improved their standings on the third day of sailing at the Port of Los Angeles. Vargas, who trailed the top spot by three points, sailed into a 10-point lead on Wednesday with a third and second place finish. Helena Scutt moved up three spots to fifth place in the 29er division with 84 points, while Kevin Laube moved into tenth place in the laser division with 77 points, winning his ninth race. Molly McKinney remained in 12th place with 120 points in the radial races behind Vargas, while fellow Stanford freshman-to-be, Sally Mace remained 24th (187 points) . . . Stanford grad Jillian Camarena finished fifth in the women's shot put Thursday at the Samsung Diamond League DN Galan in Sweden. Stanford grad Lauren Fleshman will compete in the women's 5,000 race on Friday. The competition is behing held at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium, which was built for the 1912 Olympic Games and where no less than 83 world records have been set, more than at any other venue.

COACH OPENINGS . . . Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo-Atherton are looking for some coaches for the upcoming school year. Sacred Heart needs a girls JV head tennis coach and boys JV head tennis coach. Interested applicants please contact AD Frank Rodriguez at 473-4031 or via email at Menlo-Atherton is looking for a girls' varsity golf coach and a boys' frosh-soph soccer coach. Those interested in the positions should contact Mary Podesta at


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