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Aragon edges LA in baseball; SF swimmers set records

The Los Altos High baseball team had more than twice as many hits as Aragon, but the visitors made the most of theirs in a 4-3 win March 5.

The Eagles outhit Aragon 10-4 in their opener and scored twice in the first inning. All of Aragon’s runs came in the fourth.

Chase Eller and Paul Myers led Los Altos with three and two hits, respectively.

Mountain View suffered a 6-5 loss at Willow Glen March 4, slumping to 0-3 for the season. Willow Glen rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the seventh to prevail.

Reagan Mszanowski totaled three hits for the Spartans and Danny Malave drove in two runs.

Swimming

In what coach Terry O’Donnell called a “great start to our season,” the St. Francis boys set three national records in a 132-32 blowout of Menlo March 5.

Curtis Ogren set high school marks in the 200-meter individual medley (2:00.48) and 100 breaststroke (1:00.90), and Ben Ho did so in the 100 backstroke (56.10).

The St. Francis girls beat Menlo 130-34. Courtney Batcheller won the 200 and 50 freestyle races and swam the first leg of the Lancers’ victorious 200 free and 400 free relays.

Boys tennis

Los Altos last week followed a 4-3 win over Palo Alto with a 5-2 victory over Gunn. Top singles player Christian Beck beat Gunn’s Alex Matthys 4-3 March 5.

Golf

Los Altos and Mountain View tied at 210 Thursday at Shoreline Golf Links. Andrew Bray (Los Altos) and Rohun Saxena (Mountain View) each shot a 1-over-par 37 to earn co-medalist honors.

St. Francis split its two matches last week, clipping Valley Christian 201-205 and falling to Mitty 193-209. Devrath Das was the medalist in the Lancers’ win, shooting an even-par 36.

Boys volleyball

Los Altos won its first match under new coach Shanelle Cotton, sweeping host Castro Valley March 4. The Eagles dropped their second match, swept by Lynbrook Thursday.

Behind 18 kills and four aces from Jake Stuebner, Mountain View dispatched Leigh in straight games March 4.

Boys lacrosse

Los Altos bashed Burlingame 14-2 March 4, thanks largely to AJ Guralas (four goals, four assists) and goalie Steven Jenab (nine saves, second-half shutout).

Softball

Carlmont crushed Los Altos 9-1 March 4, evening the Eagles’ record at 1-1. Kaitlyn Schiffhauer had two of Los Altos’ seven hits.

Men’s basketball

A bad break cost Foothill College any chance of upsetting host Fresno in the second round of the regional playoffs March 1.

The 15th-seeded Owls lost 73-61, unable to hold their second-half lead against No. 2 Fresno once forward Seth Turner broke his nose. Turner’s injury, which occurred with five minutes left and Foothill up 52-44, “changed the whole game,” coach Matt Stanley said. “Fresno got some steals and hit some big shots.”

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