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MV girls basketball team fades in fourth at Paly

The Mountain View High girls basketball team stayed with Palo Alto for three quarters, but the host Vikings pulled away in the fourth for a 53-40 win that moved them ahead of the Spartans in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division.

Mountain View (5-1 league, 14-4 overall) entered the fourth down two, but Paly (5-0, 15-2) scored 12 of the next 14 points.

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Marrone honored

St. Francis High’s Phil Marrone has been named the California Coaches Association’s 2014-15 Central Coast Section Girls Golf Coach of the Year, according to the school’s athletic department. The Lancers last fall went undefeated in the regular season and won CCS and Northern California championships.

Soccer tryouts

The Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club has scheduled tryouts for its under-7 girls teams 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday at Graham Middle School in Mountain View. Teams are open to players born after July 31, 2007. To register and for more information, visit mvlasc.org/Tryouts.

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MV girls whip Wilcox in basketball; LA boys win soccer match


The Mountain View High girls basketball team flexed its defensive muscle last week against Wilcox.

The Spartans zapped the Chargers 42-16, holding the visitors to just two points in the first quarter.

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New distance coach

Paul Lawryk is the new distance coach for the Los Altos High track and field team. A USA Track and Field Association Level 1 certified coach, Lawryk has experience as a cross-country coach as well. He is a former high school track and field athlete and current USATF Masters runner.

Spring sports night

Mountain View High’s Spring Sports Parent Information Night is slated 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school’s Spartan Theatre. The presentation will include a general overview of the spring sports, an introduction of coaches, an opportunity to turn in athletic enrollment forms, information on participation cost, a question-and-answer period and a breakout session with each team. For more information, email athletic director Shelley Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Down to six players in second half, LA girls fall to Saratoga in basketball

A lack of players likely led to a lack of points for the Los Altos High girls basketball team Friday night at Saratoga. The Eagles – who began the game with eight players and finished it with six – lost to the Falcons 48-38.

“We played Saratoga even to the half, but just ran out of gas in the second half,” said coach Jaclyn Brode, whose team was outscored 24-14 after intermission.

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Help for the Dons

The De Anza College alumni baseball game is scheduled 1 p.m. Jan 24 on the Cupertino campus. A social hour (5-6 p.m.) and kickoff dinner (6-8 p.m.) follow at the Hotel Los Gatos. Proceeds benefit the De Anza Field Renewal Project. Tickets to the social hour and dinner start at $50; admission to the game is free. For dinner tickets and more information, visit foundation.fhda.edu/upcoming-events.

Spring sports night

Mountain View High’s Spring Sports Parent Information Night is scheduled 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in the school’s Spartan Theatre. The presentation will include a general overview of the spring sports, an introduction of coaches, an opportunity to turn in athletic enrollment forms, information on participation cost, a question-and-answer period and a breakout session with each team. For more information, email athletic director Shelley Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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