MV, SF girls land top seeds in CCS soccer playoffs; SF boys, Pinewood girls make Open Div. for hoops

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Los Altos High senior post player Patrick McColl, center, scored 14 points versus Wilcox.

The Mountain View High girls soccer team has landed the top seed in the Central Coast Section Division I playoffs, but coach Ivan Bandov knows it doesn’t guarantee the Spartans anything but a first-round bye.

“At this point, the No. 1 seed really means nothing. It’s all about our performance and who we’re playing, regardless of a number,” he said. “We like our draw and hopefully can make a deep run through the playoffs.”


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Green run

On Your Mark’s fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K run/walk is scheduled 9 a.m. March 15, starting and finishing at the running store at 378 Main St., Los Altos. To register, visit active.com.

All-Century voting

The California Interscholastic Federation, which governs the state’s high school sports, recently announced that voting for the CIF Winter All-Century Team has begun. All-Century Team nominations were accepted online during the past school year; former student-athletes who demonstrated significant athletic contributions in CIF sports were eligible to be nominated. The list of nominees includes wrestler Bernie Olmos, a 1967 graduate of Mountain View High. Winter honorees will be revealed in March and acknowledged at their respective sport’s CIF state/regional championships. To vote, visit cifstate.org and click “100th anniversary.”


Los Altos plays Mountain View to tie in girls soccer

Tying rival Los Altos High Thursday “made winning league a little harder now,” Mountain View girls soccer coach Ivan Bandov said, but his Spartans still control their own destiny.

Winning Tuesday’s finale against visiting Saratoga (played after the Town Crier’s deadline) would guarantee Mountain View the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division championship. If that doesn’t happen, the Spartans (9-1-1 league) could still claim the crown outright if Palo Alto (9-2) falls to last-place Los Gatos that day.


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Descalso to Rockies

St. Francis High graduate Daniel Descalso recently signed with the Colorado Rockies after spending five Major League Baseball seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. The infielder inked a two-year deal.

Cycle for a cause

Cycle for Survival, the national movement to beat rare cancers, is slated to return to the area Sunday for its annual indoor team cycling event at Equinox Fitness, 440 Portage Ave., Palo Alto. Equinox instructors will lead participants in rides 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All money raised will go toward rare-cancer research and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. To register and for more information, visit cycleforsurvival.org.


MV girls face Paly in key soccer game; Pinewood edges Eastside in girls hoops

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Mountain View High forward Ysa Baluyot scored three goals last week.

The Mountain View High girls soccer team won both its games last week, setting up a showdown with Palo Alto this week for sole possession of first place in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division.

The Spartans (8-1 league, 13-2 overall) were scheduled to host the Vikings (8-1, 14-1) Tuesday, after the Town Crier’s deadline.


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Johnson heats up

Three days after signing his second 10-day contract with the Miami Heat, St. Francis High graduate Tyler Johnson enjoyed his best game as an NBA player. The guard totaled 13 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots and two steals in the Heat’s 83-75 win at Boston Feb. 1.

Winter break camps

Spartans Sports Camps’ winter break basketball and tennis camps are scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Feb. 20 at Mountain View High, 3535 Truman Ave. The basketball camp, open to boys and girls in grades 3-8, will focus on shooting, ball-handling and defensive skills. The tennis camp, for beginner and intermediate players in grades 5-8, will emphasis volleys, ground strokes and service skills. Registration for either camp costs $195. To register, visit SpartansSportsCamp.com, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 479-5906.


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