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Howard honored

Stanford University freshman Brittany Howard of Los Altos has earned a spot on the All-Pac-12 women’s volleyball team. The Mountain View High graduate started all 30 of the Cardinal’s regular-season matches, notching eight double-doubles. Howard recorded as many as 15 kills in a match, a feat she accomplished twice.

Trees for sports

The MVLA High School Christmas Tree Lot is back in business, scheduled to be open 4-7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends at the former location of Blockbuster, 1035 El Monte Ave., Mountain View. The lot is a major fundraiser for the sports programs at Los Altos and Mountain View highs. For more information, visit mvlatrees.com.

Los Altos seeks coach

Los Altos High seeks a varsity boys volleyball coach for the spring season, the team’s first. If interested, contact athletic director Kim Cave at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Holiday hoops camp

Spartans Sports Camp’s inaugural Holiday Basketball Camp is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 26-29 in the Mountain View High gym. It is open to boys and girls in grades 5-8. Led by Mountain View coaches and alumni, the fast-paced camp will focus on shooting, ball-handling and defense. Cost is $175. To register or for more information, visit www.spartanssportscamp.com.

LL welcomes players

Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League registration is open for the spring season. The league welcomes new and returning players, ages 5-16, in baseball and girls softball and T-ball. Registration runs through February. To register or for more information, visit www.losaltoslittleleague.com.

Softball sign-ups

Mountain View-Los Altos Girls Softball sign-ups are under way. The league, open to girls 5-16, stresses skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship and fun. To register or for more information, visit www.mvlags.org.

PONY registration begins

Los Altos Mountain View PONY Baseball registration has opened for the spring season. The league is for boys and girls ages 5-19. Practice begins in March and the season runs through May or June. To register or for more information, visit www.lamvpb.org.

Special coaches needed

The Special Olympics of Santa Clara County needs coaches for a variety of sports. No prior coaching experience is necessary. For more information and directions to the office, call (408) 392-0170 or visit www.sonc.org.

Town Crier sports watch

If you have an idea for a local sports story or would like to comment on the section, contact Pete Borello. He can be reached four ways: by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; by phone at 948-9000, ext. 315; by fax at 948-9213; or by regular mail at 138 Main St., Los Altos, CA 94022.

Local sports on the net

KMVT Community Television webcasts all of its high school sports programming at www.kmvt15.org. KMVT serves Los Altos, Mountain View and Cupertino. For more information, call 968-1540.

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