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Scoreless spells sink LA boys


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High point guard Nolan Brennan attempts a shot in Friday’s game versus Palo Alto. He scored eight points in the loss.

There have been several games this season in which the Los Altos High boys basketball team has suffered through a long stretch without scoring. The Eagles endured two such spells Friday night – one too many to beat Palo Alto.

The visiting Vikings prevailed 40-36, despite producing just two points in the fourth quarter. That’s because Los Altos also scored only one bucket in the fourth – and it came in the last minute. Simon Heck made a low-post layin off a pass from fellow sophomore Nolan Brennan with 45 seconds left.

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LA girls falter against press


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Alyssa Cortinas dribbles around her back in Friday’s game against Palo Alto. She scored a team-best 11 points.

A season that started out so well for the Los Altos High girls basketball team has hit a serious snag.

The Eagles are reeling – outscored by 64 points over their last two games – leaving coach Jaclyn Brode searching for solutions.

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MV regains league lead in girls soccer


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View High senior forward Ysa Baluyot, dribbling, earned an assist in Friday’s 2-0 win over host Palo Alto.

With its league title hopes slipping away after tying Saratoga, the Mountain View High girls soccer team found its footing Friday.

The defending champion Spartans climbed to the top of the standings in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division with a 2-0 win at Palo Alto, which had not lost all season.

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Sports on the Side

League ready to tip off

Adults interested in playing in the Los Altos Recreation Department’s spring basketball league must register by Friday. The regular season comprises 10 games; the top four teams advance to the playoffs. Games start at 7:30, 8:30 and 9:10 p.m. Wednesdays, starting March 2, at Egan Junior High. Cost is $675 per team, with an additional $18 per nonresident. To register, call 947-2727 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Softball sign-ups

The Mountain View Recreation Division’s Adult Softball League is slated to begin its 10-game season March 7. Games will be played 6:30, 7:45 and 9 p.m. at Callahan and Crittenden fields. The league offers five divisions, including different skill levels of coed and men’s. Cost is $725 per team for Mountain View residents, with an additional $12.50 for each nonresident on the squad. To sign up, call 903-6412 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Panthers outpace Priory


Shirley Pefley/Special to the Town Crier
Pinewood’s Matt Peery lays up the ball in Friday’s win over Woodside Priory. Peery paced the Panthers with 19 points.

While height helps, the Pinewood School boys are proof that basketball is not necessarily a game of inches.

For the second time this season, the undersized Panthers overwhelmed Woodside Priory and its towering tandem of Ayo Aderoboye (6-foot-9) and Emmanuel Ajanaku (6-6).

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Panthers outpace Priory


Shirley Pefley/Special to the Town Crier
Pinewood’s Matt Peery lays up the ball in Friday’s win over Woodside Priory. Peery paced the Panthers with 19 points.

While height helps, the Pinewood School boys are proof that basketball is not necessarily a game of inches.

For the second time this season, the undersized Panthers overwhelmed Woodside Priory and its towering tandem of Ayo Aderoboye (6-foot-9) and Emmanuel Ajanaku (6-6).

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