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SF tennis team out to avenge CCS final loss in regionals


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Priyanka Pabari, above, and Illina Yang, below, won in singles for St. Francis High in last week’s CCS final against Menlo.

When it came down to last week’s Central Coast Section girls tennis final, seeding and a previous meeting didn’t matter.

Third-seeded St. Francis High lost 5-2 to a fifth-seeded Menlo team it beat early in the season. The Knights won the top two spots in singles and swept the doubles Nov. 18 at Bay Club Courtside in Los Gatos.

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Time for Turkey Trot

Mountain View High’s fifth annual Spartan Turkey Trot is scheduled Thursday morning on the school track. Race proceeds benefit the athletics program. The 5K run is set to begin at 8:30 a.m., the 5K walk at 8:35 a.m., the kids runs (60 and 400 yards) at 9:30 a.m. and the Spartan Mile at 10 a.m. Winners will receive home-baked pumpkin pies. Registration is $20 adults and $10 children (17 and under). Advance registration is required online at mvhsturkeytrot.shutterfly.com.

Event for Eagle alums

The inaugural Los Altos High Alumni Holiday Event, organized by those affiliated with the boys basketball program, is slated 4 p.m. Saturday at Maltby’s Restaurant in Los Altos. The event is open to all Los Altos graduates and their families; a portion of the food and drink proceeds will be donated to the boys basketball program. An alumni basketball game will precede the event, slated 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the school gym. For more information, contact basketball coach Bob McFarlane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Spartans stun top seed in CCS boys water polo


The Mountain View High boys water polo team made quite a splash Saturday in the Central Coast Section Division I quarterfinals. The eighth-seeded Spartans upset No. 1 Menlo-Atherton 10-8.

Visiting Mountain View (18-10) rallied from a 4-2 first-quarter deficit to beat the Bears (15-12). Coach Gabor Sarusi said seniors Matthew Dunn (six goals) and Alex Paulsen (four) both played “an outstanding game (and) so did my sophomore goalie in the cage, Kenneth Tang (10 saves).”

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Water polo sign-ups

NorCal Aquatics, a Los Altos-based youth water polo club, invites players to register for the winter session. The club offers programs for ages 8 through high school seniors. For more information, visit norcal-aquatics.com.

Event for Eagle alums

The inaugural Los Altos High Alumni Holiday Event, organized by those affiliated with the boys basketball program, is slated 4 p.m. Nov. 29 at Maltby’s Restaurant. The event is open to all Los Altos graduates and their families; a portion of the food and drink proceeds will be donated to the boys basketball program. An alumni basketball game precedes the event, slated 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the school gym. For more information, email Eagles coach Bob McFarlane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Los Altos girls land 2nd seed in volleyball playoffs


Courtesy of Phil Marrone
The St. Francis High girls golf team won the CCS championship last week. Pictured, from left, are coach Phil Marrone, Maya Pugatch, Alexis Opsasnick, Valerie Wang, Jacqueline Sun, Reisha Savadatti and Bibilani Liu.

While Los Altos High girls volleyball coach Peter Kim is pleased with his team’s seed in the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs, he noted that the Eagles’ path to the final is an arduous one.

“It’s great having the two seed,” Kim said. “However, it’s always a tough road with both St. Francis and Presentation on your side of the bracket.”

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LAHS Sports Awards

Los Altos High’s Fall Sports Awards Night is slated 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday in the main gym. Teams and athletes competing in football, girls volleyball, water polo, field hockey, girls tennis and cross-country will be recognized.

Event for Eagle alums

The inaugural Los Altos High Alumni Holiday Event, organized by those affiliated with the boys basketball program, is scheduled 4 p.m. Nov. 29 at Maltby’s Restaurant in Los Altos. The event is open to all Los Altos graduates and their families; a portion of the food and drink proceeds will be donated to the boys basketball program. An alumni basketball game will precede the event, slated 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the school gym. For more information, contact basketball coach Bob McFarlane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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