Almanac

Sports - July 6, 2011

Briefs: Barber shop misses football helmet

The Simpsons Family Barber Shop in Menlo Park has lost a beloved tchotchke. A Stanford football helmet, a gift from a customer, vanished a couple weeks ago.

"I don't know when or what happened, but it suddenly disappeared," said shop owner Laura Haphung. She said the helmet is worth about $250, but this isn't about money. "The helmet belongs to the shop. Customers, football players come in and look at it. Hopefully somebody returns it."

Contact the shop at 853-9913 or drop by 1181 El Camino Real to shed light on the helmet's whereabouts.

Woodside Vaulters win individual titles

Members of the Woodside Vaulters equestrian vaulting club won individual titles at the Coucours de Voltige International, which took place June 24-26 at Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards in Saratoga. More than 70 competitors from the U.S., Canada, Australia and South America participated.

Woodside Vaulters' Patrick Stevens won the men's two-star (elite) division, vaulting with his Mechlenburger warmblood, Giovanni. Representing Woodside Vaulters in the women's two-star disivion, Katherine Wick placed second and Kalyn Geisler placed fourth.

Tessa Divita won the women's one-star division. Also competing for Woodside Vaulters in the one-star division were: Alyssa Bonora, sixth place; Katrina Nibbi, seventh place; and Julia Plungy, 12th place.

Equestrian vaulting is the sport of gymnastics and dance on a cantering horse. Vaulters perform compulsory moves and freestyle routines choreographed to music.

See more Woodside Vaulters information on Page 15.

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