Eagles close in on volleyball crown; MV routs rival LA in boys water polo

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Lulu Kishton, center, recorded 13 kills in Los Altos’ five-set win over Homestead.

The Los Altos High girls volleyball team is on the verge of winning its first league title in eight years.

After beating Monta Vista and Homestead last week to improve to 9-0 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division, the Eagles needed to defeat Los Gatos (6-2) Tuesday – after the Town Crier’s press deadline – or win their final two matches to claim the crown. Los Altos (24-3 overall) is scheduled to host rival Mountain View 6:45 p.m. Thursday and visit Gunn Nov. 4; both teams are 3-5 in league.


Eagles rolling in volleyball

The Los Altos High girls volleyball team looks more than ready for the playoffs. The Eagles haven’t suffered a loss in more than a month, dropping only two sets during their 16-match winning streak.

“The team is doing well,” said coach Peter Kim, whose squad is 7-0 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division and 22-3 overall. “We are continuing to work hard and improving every day.”


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MVLA soccer tourney

The Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club has partnered with Juventus Sport Club of Redwood City for this weekend’s Bay Area Fall Cup, featuring more than 200 boys teams. MVLA is scheduled to host 11-versus-11 games on fields in Los Altos, Mountain View and Sunnyvale; Juventus is slated to host eight-on-eight matches for younger players. MVLA hopes to open the tourney to boys and girls teams next year, if organizers can secure enough quality fields, according to Kim Cesena, MVLA tournament director and board member. Proceeds will go toward financial aid for both soccer clubs. For more information, visit

Pumpkins for sports

The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Pumpkin Patch is scheduled to run through Oct. 31 in the far left corner of the student parking lot, 201 Almond Ave. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends. Proceeds support all Los Altos High sports.


MV girls rally, edge Mustangs in water polo

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Kate Atherton scored the Spartans’ game-winning goal.

It took six games for the Mountain View High girls water polo team to secure its first league win of the year – and it wasn’t easy. The Spartans rallied from a three-goal halftime deficit to edge host Homestead 9-8 last week.

“This was a huge win for the team,” Mountain View coach Drew Enlow said. “Our defense has been playing well, but we have been struggling on offense. Putting it all together and winning after falling behind in the first half gives us a lot of confidence going into the second round of league games.”


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Dig Pink Rally returns

The varsity and JV girls volleyball teams from Los Altos and Palo Alto highs have teamed up for a Dig Pink Rally and bake sale – intended to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for research and compassionate support projects – during their league matches scheduled Thursday at Los Altos. The JV match is set for 5:30 p.m. and the varsity match at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free. Fans attending the rally can show their support by wearing pink to make it a “pink out” and donate money to the cause at the match or online at For more information on the rally, contact Dayna Deaton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Music for sports

The Mountain View High School Sports Boosters have scheduled an evening of live music to benefit the athletic program. Cover band Aja Vu will play the music of Steely Dan and Chicago at the event, slated 7-11 p.m. Friday at the Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave. It is limited to 200 people ages 21 and over. Tickets are $50 (tax deductible) and each comes with a voucher for two beverages (beer, wine or soft drinks). For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Focused Eagles top Mustangs in girls volleyball

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Brigitte Canty notched 16 kills in St. Francis’ home sweep of St. Ignatius last week.

Motivation wasn’t a problem for the Los Altos High girls volleyball team Thursday night. The Eagles were facing Homestead – the team that edged them for the league title last year.

Visiting Los Altos responded by sweeping the Mustangs 25-12, 25-11, 25-14 to remain perfect in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division (3-0).


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