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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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Sports on the Side

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 side-out.org/cb/campaigns/campaign/9247. 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. .

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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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Sports on the Side

Pumpkins for sports

The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Pumpkin Patch is scheduled to open Saturday and run through Oct. 31 in the student parking lot, 201 Almond Ave. Proceeds support Los Altos High sports.

LAHS seeks coaches

Los Altos High seeks several coaches. Openings include varsity head coaches for gymnastics, badminton and boys lacrosse, junior-varsity coaches for boys lacrosse, badminton and girls soccer, and a distance coach for track and field. If interested, 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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Mtn. View football team tops Gunderson; St. Francis girls claim cross-country meet


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Mountain View High’s Irving Ramirez scored two touchdowns Friday night.

With starting running back Nick Towell nicked, the Mountain View High football team turned to Irving Ramirez Friday – and he didn’t disappoint.

The junior rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns in the Spartans’ 32-13 win at Gunderson.

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Sports on the Side

Schott headed to HOF

The San Jose Sports Authority last week revealed that Los Altos Hills resident Steve Schott will be included in the 20th class of the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame. Schott, former co-owner of the Oakland A’s, was a standout pitcher at Bellarmine College Prep and Santa Clara University. The induction ceremony is scheduled Nov. 17 at the SAP Center in downtown San Jose. For more information, visit sjsa.org.

Pumpkin patch nears

The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Pumpkin Patch is scheduled to open Oct. 11 and run through Oct. 30 in the student parking lot, 201 Almond Ave. Proceeds support Los Altos High sports.

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