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Lancer pitcher Bell bound for northwest

St. Francis High senior Matthew Bell has committed to play baseball for the University of Puget Sound in Washington. The pitcher is entering his second season on varsity.

Mtn. View High hosts sports camps in Feb.

Spartans Sports Camp has scheduled basketball and lacrosse camps during winter break, Feb. 18-22, at Mountain View High. The basketball camp is open to boys and girls in grades 4-8 and the lacrosse camp is for boys in grades 6-8. Run by Mountain View coaches, each camp is set to run 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at a cost of $195. The basketball camp will focus on games and drills – such as shooting, ball-handling, defense and agility – and there will be an opportunity to use the school’s new shooting machine. The lacrosse camp will cover passing, cradling and increasing general lacrosse IQ; participants must bring their own helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, arm pads and stick. For more information or to register, call 479-5906 or visit www.SpartansSportsCamp.com.

Recruiting expert set to speak at MVHS

Recruiting expert Jack Renkens is scheduled to speak 7-8 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria at Mountain View High, 3535 Truman Ave. Renkens is in his 16th year touring the country explaining the realities of college recruiting to student-athletes and their parents. Admission is free. For more information about the presentation, visit www.recruitingrealities.com.

Local Little League welcomes players

Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League’s spring-season registration is scheduled through February. The league welcomes new and returning players, ages 5-16, in baseball and girls softball and T-ball. To register or for more information, visit www.losaltoslittleleague.com.

MV-LA Girls Softball sign-ups under way for spring season

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.

Local PONY Baseball league registering players ages 5-19

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; the season ends in June. To register or for more information, visit www.lamvpb.org.

Special Olympics of SC County seeks coaches for several sports

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

Town Crier welcomes ideas, comments about Sports section

If you have an idea for a sports story or would like to comment on the section, contact Pete Borello via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), phone (948-9000, ext. 315), fax (948-9213) or mail (138 Main St., Los Altos, CA 94022).

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