Sun04192015

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LA baseball team pounds Pioneers; Pinewood earns first softball win


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Pinewood School’s Gabe Owens won his match against Harker in three sets Thursday.

The Los Altos High baseball team returned from its week off with a vengeance.

The visiting Eagles clobbered Cupertino 10-5 Saturday, never trailing in their first game back from spring break.

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LAHS Color Run slated for Saturday

The inaugural Los Altos High School Color Run – a fundraiser for the athletics program – is set for Saturday on the campus at 201 Almond Ave. A color run features checkpoints along the route at which the participants are sprinkled with colored powder. The goal is to raise $5,000 for Los Altos athletics. There are two color runs scheduled – the Community Run at 5 p.m. and the Main Color Run (primarily for Los Altos High students) at 7 p.m. The course starts and finishes on the school track, with a run around the entire campus in between. Both events are open to walkers as well, but no dogs are allowed. Registration, which includes a T-shirt, is $30 for adults, $20 for Los Altos High students, $10 for children ages 6-13 and free for those 5 and under. Adults and Los Altos High students may participate in either run; children are limited to the Community Run and must be accompanied by an adult or Los Altos High student. Participants are encouraged to register online by Friday. To register, visit raceroster.com/events/2015/5087/los-altos-high-school-color-run.

Spring Forward run also set for Saturday

The second Spring Forward 5K/10K is scheduled Saturday morning. The 10K run is set for 8 a.m. and the 5K run/walk at 8:15 a.m. at the Microsoft campus, 1065 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Both courses are flat and run along the Bay. The events begin on the road, move onto the dirt trail at Shoreline Park and circle back to end on pavement at Microsoft. Baby joggers are allowed, but dogs are not. A 1-mile children’s race is set for 9:15 a.m. Adult registration includes a race T-shirt, bib and timing chip. Children’s registration includes a T-shirt, bib and finisher’s ribbon. Free photos and refreshments will be offered to all after the race. The 5K and 10K pre-registration fees are $40, and the Children’s Race is $15. Proceeds will benefit Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, whose goal is to end poverty for people of all faiths and cultures in the community. For advance registration and more information, visit springforward5k10k.com.

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Baseball teams from LA and MV look to rebound from tough weeks

Spring break probably couldn’t have come at a better time for the Mountain View High baseball team. Perhaps the slumping Spartans can regroup during this week without games.

Kris Mims – who replaced Dan Demuth as head coach March 24 – has scheduled two practices for his squad, which went 0-3 last week and has dropped 14 consecutive games.

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MVHS coach resigns

Jim Forthoffer recently resigned as coach of the Mountain View High boys basketball team. A longtime teacher at the school, Forthoffer had two tours of duty as the Spartans coach, the latest spanning five seasons.

LAHS Color Run nears

The inaugural Los Altos High School Color Run, a fund-raiser for the athletics program, is set for April 18 on the campus at 201 Almond Ave. A color run features checkpoints along the route at which the participants are sprinkled with colored powder. The goal is to raise $5,000 for Los Altos athletics. There are two color runs scheduled – the Community Run at 5 p.m. and the Main Color Run (primarily for Los Altos High students) at 7 p.m. The course starts and finishes on the school track, with a run around the entire campus in between. Both events are open to walkers as well, but no dogs are allowed. Registration, which includes a T-shirt, is $30 for adults, $20 for Los Altos High students, $10 for children ages 6-13 and free for those 5 and under. Adults and Los Altos High students may participate in either run; children are limited to the Community Run and must be accompanied by an adult or Los Altos High student. Participants are encouraged to register online by April 17. To register, visit raceroster.com/events/2015/5087/los-altos-high-school-color-run.

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SF swimmers beat Bells for 1st time in dual meet; LA softball team wins first 2 games of tourney


The St. Francis High swimming and diving team has a winning tradition – but not against its rival. Until last week, that is.

“This is the first time St. Francis has beaten Bellarmine in a dual meet,” said coach Terry O’Donnell, whose Lancers topped the visiting Bells 102-84 Thursday.

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Hop over to Cupertino for ‘Big Bunny 5K’

People of all fitness levels are invited to participate in the “Big Bunny 5K,” scheduled 9 a.m. Saturday at the Cupertino Civic Center, 10300 Torre Ave. Children can join in the Kids Fun Run, where everyone is a winner. Awards and raffle prizes will be distributed at the end of the event. Preregistration is required by Friday. To register, visit bigbunny5k.com. For more information, call (408) 777-1305.

Sports camps offered next week at MVHS

Spartans Sports Camp is offering five-day basketball and tennis camps over spring break. Sessions are scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Monday through April 10 at Mountain View High, 3535 Truman Ave. The tennis camp is open to boys and girls in grades 4-8; the basketball camp is for boys and girls in grades 3-8. Cost is $195 per camp. To register and for information, call 479-5906 or visit spartanssportscamp.com.

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