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MV stuns Paly in girls lacrosse


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Mountain View’s Emma Bice drove in the winning run last week against Gunn.

In a signature victory for its budding girls lacrosse program, Mountain View High shocked Palo Alto 4-3 last week.

The Spartans, drubbed by the first-place Vikings a month ago, climbed to third in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League.

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Badminton goes regional this year

The inaugural Northern California Badminton Championships are slated 9 a.m. May 21 at Independence High in San Jose. The high school competition comprises five events: girls singles (with six qualifiers from the Central Coast Section), boys singles (seven), girls doubles (six), boys doubles (seven) and mixed doubles (seven). Tickets are $8-$12. For more information, visit cifstate.org.

PCA accepts apps for scholarships

The Positive Coaching Alliance is accepting applications for its Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Program, open to high school juniors with a GPA of 2.5 or above. PCA awards scholarships of $1,000 to $2,000 (depending on location) to high school athletes, based on their essays explaining how they meet PCA founder Jim Thompson’s definition of a Triple-Impact Competitor: personal mastery (making oneself better), leadership (making one’s teammates better) and honoring the game (making the game better). The deadline is May 31. To apply and for more information, visit positivecoach.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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St. Francis suffers first loss of boys volleyball season


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St. Francis High setter Curtis Reitmeir leads the Lancers in assists this season.

The St. Francis High boys volleyball team won’t go undefeated this season – Saturday’s tournament loss ended any chance of that – but coach Jonah Carson said the Lancers weren’t preoccupied with pursuing perfection anyway.

“It’s not a goal of ours at all,” he said prior to his team’s trip to Placer County for the Brian Nolan Granite Bay Tournament. “It’s not a real focal point in practice or before games – the goal is to get better every day.”

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WCAL names Fugate new commissioner

The West Catholic Athletic League this month named Jolene Fugate its next commissioner. Chosen by principals of the WCAL schools, including St. Francis High, Fugate is slated to take over July 1. She is stepping down as athletic director and girls soccer coach at Valley Christian High to assume the position. “I have been honored to represent this outstanding league as a coach and as an athletic administrator for over a decade,” Fugate said in a WCAL press release. “I am now humbled, honored and privileged to have the additional opportunity to represent the WCAL in the role of league commissioner.”

Los Altos High seeks coaches

Los Altos High needs head coaches for its junior-varsity girls tennis, JV girls soccer and frosh-soph boys soccer teams. For more information, email athletic director Kim Cave at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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MV softball team enters week off atop EC Division


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Town Crier Mountain View’s Rachael Estell wins the 100 dash.

Spring break is here, and the Mountain View High softball team is right where coach Dave Campbell had hoped – in first place.

The Spartans last week improved to 5-0 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division with convincing wins over Fremont and Cupertino.

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Mtn. View Boosters hold fundraiser

The Mountain View High School Sports Boosters Spring Social is scheduled 7-11 p.m. April 22 at the Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave. The adults-only event includes music, snacks and drinks. Proceeds go toward improving the school’s athletic facilities. Cost is $35 (tax deductible), which includes two drink tickets (includes wine or beer). For more information, contact Chris Dickerson 224-9748.

PCA scholarships available to juniors

The Positive Coaching Alliance is accepting applications for its Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Program, open to high school juniors with a GPA of 2.5 or above. PCA awards scholarships of $1,000-$2,000 (depending on location) to high school athletes, based on their essays explaining how they meet PCA founder Jim Thompson’s definition of a Triple-Impact Competitor: personal mastery (making oneself better) leadership (making one’s teammates better) and honoring the game (making the game better). The deadline is May 31. To apply and for more information, visit positivecoach.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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