Mon12222014

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With fast finish, Jacob takes sixth at national meet


Courtesy of Jon Jacob
Los Altos junior Lauren Jacob competes in the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships Saturday in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where she finished sixth.

As other runners tired during the last mile of the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships, Lauren Jacob showed she had plenty left.

The Los Altos High junior surged toward the front of the pack to place sixth in the girls 15-16 age division Saturday in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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SF’s Thane commits

St. Francis High baseball player Conor Thane last month signed a National Letter of Intent to attend St. Mary’s College. Thane, a senior, plays shortstop for the Lancers.

Trees for sports

The MVHS Spartans Tree Lot is open for business at the Olive Tree Shopping Center, 2290 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View. Staffed by Mountain View High students and parents, the lot offers Noble, Douglas and Nordman firs, along with wreaths, tree stands and decorative reindeer. Proceeds benefit Mountain View High’s athletic and performing arts departments. The lot is open 5-8:30 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit SpartansTreeLot.com or call 793-6546.

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Tough start for MV girls hoops; LA girls blank Arroyo in soccer

The season couldn’t have started much worse for the Mountain View High girls basketball team. Less than a minute into their Dec. 3 opener against St. Francis, the Spartans lost senior standout Jayme Hughes to an ankle injury.

She wouldn’t return, and the Lancers cruised to a 53-39 win in the first round of the Kelly Shea Gallo Invitational at Mills.

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Annevelink honored

Los Altos High’s Carmen Annevelink has been named to the Under Armour Honorable Mention All-America Team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The senior, two-time league MVP and the Eagles’ leader in kills, has committed to Cal.

Run for ‘Hope’

The Jingle 5K Run/Walk is slated 9 a.m. Sunday at On Your Mark, 378 Main St., Los Altos. Proceeds benefit Hope’s Corner, which provides support to and feeds those in need in the community. Registration is $15 per person and $50 for a family of four or more, along with an unwrapped gift for a child/teen. To register, visit active.com and type “jingle run” in the search field.

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CCS roundup: SF girls take 10th at state meet, LA's Jacob places 26th


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St. Francis High’s Cate Liston, above, teamed with Christine McCarthy to win the CCS doubles title last week.

Paced by Emily Skahill from start to finish – with teammate Melissa Seaman not far behind – the St. Francis High girls placed 10th in Division II at Saturday’s state cross-country championships in Fresno.

It’s the Lancers best showing at the meet since 2001, according to coach Roberta Chisam, and their second-fastest time at Woodward Park.

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Run for ‘Hope’

The Jingle 5k Run/Walk is scheduled 9 a.m. Dec. 14, starting at On Your Mark, 378 Main St., Los Altos. Proceeds benefit Hope’s Corner, which provides support to and feeds those in need in the community. Registration is $15 per person and $50 for a family of four or more, along with an unwrapped gift for a child/teen. To register, visit active.com and type “jingle run” in the search field.

Chance to make Mavs

Los Altos-Mountain View PONY Baseball has scheduled tryouts for the Mavericks, its 12-and-under club team, 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Covington School in Los Altos. The Mavericks plan to compete in Cooperstown, N.Y., in June. Preregistration is required at lamvpb.org.

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