Fri02122016

Sports

Eagles emerge


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Meg Enthoven drives to the basket in Saturday’s rout of Yerba Buena. She is the team’s top scorer and rebounder.

The starters on the Los Altos High girls basketball team didn’t get much out of Saturday’s 43-7 rout of Yerba Buena; they barely played beyond the first quarter. The reserves benefitted most, gaining experience that may strengthen the Eagles in the long run.

“The starters didn’t get many minutes, but it was a chance to get the reserves in,” coach Jaclyn Brode said. “We’re a slim team this year; a couple fouls and people are going to have to come in the game and contribute. So this gives them meaningful minutes to work through stuff.”

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Los Altos High student holds hoops camp for his Eagle Scout project


Courtesy of the Singla Family
Los Altos High’s Arjun Singla teaches Ruslan Tavrow proper shooting form during the free basketball camp Singla led for local youth last month.

Arjun Singla probably couldn’t have found a more suitable spot for his Eagle Scout Service Project than the home of the Eagles.

The Los Altos High sophomore implemented the project – a youth basketball camp – in the school’s main gym, where he’s spent a lot of time honing his own skills.

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Enjoying the moment


Courtesy of Dick D’OlivA
Former Golden State Warriors trainer Dick D’Oliva, from left, wife Vi, former Warriors assistant coach Joe Roberts and wife Celia ride on a cable car in the victory parade.

Dick D’Oliva almost couldn’t believe it. But there he was – amid a sea of blue and gold – riding on a cable car through downtown Oakland in the Golden State Warriors victory parade.

“The people were absolutely crazy – they were leaning out of windows, screaming, and they were lined up 15 deep on the sidewalk,” the former Los Altos resident said. “It was really a lot of fun.”

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Pinewood tabs Dean as boys basketball coach


The Pinewood School boys basketball program has enjoyed quite a bit of success in recent years, but new coach Ola Dean is shooting for more.

“Pinewood basketball is going to make some noise,” said Dean, hired May 11 to replace Mani Messy.

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Leagues honor local basketball, soccer players

All-league honors were recently awarded to varsity high school athletes participating in winter sports. Athletes from local schools who earned accolades are listed below.

Los Altos High

Boys basketball

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Newly hired hoops coach plans to pick up the pace at MV


While it’s too soon to tell if the Mountain View High boys basketball team will play better under new coach Kevin Mack, expect the Spartans to at least play faster next season.

“I bring an up-tempo, fastbreak style,” said Mack, hired April 16. “I like to play pressure defense to create turnovers and get more possessions.”

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