Los Altos locks up 3rd place, CCS berth

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Los Altos High’s Adam Spielman drove in four runs – including the game-winner – Friday against Homestead.

It was Senior Day in more than one way last week at Los Altos High. The seniors on the baseball team weren’t only honored at their final regular-season home game – several of them led the Eagles to an important extra-inning victory over Homestead.

“It was fitting that seniors (Paul) Myers, (Adam) Spielman, (Trevor) Rogers and (Chase) Bishop shined on Senior Day,” Los Altos head coach Gabe Stewart said via email.


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St. Francis hosts HOF dinner in June

St. Francis High’s Hall of Fame Induction Celebration is set for 5 p.m. June 11 at the school’s Makley Event Center. Honorees include seven teams and 11 athletes, including baseball player John Gall (Class of 1996), who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics. Tickets are $65 (includes dinner). For tickets and more information, visit and click “Athletics.”

Hills Pathways Run set for Saturday

The 15th annual Los Altos Hills Pathways Run/Walk is scheduled Saturday at Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road. This year’s run features a “Bee Friendly” theme, in which attendees are invited to take home a bee house to promote local pollinators. The race course includes Los Altos Hills pathways through Byrne Preserve. The 5- and 10-kilometer races are set to start at 9 a.m. and the 1-mile fun run at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $45 per person in advance ($50 on race day) and $35 for groups of 10 or more. To register and for more information, visit


Spartans net second place, eye top prize next season

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Jeremy Hsu, Mountain View High’s top singles player, competes against Pinewood Thursday. The Spartans won the match 7-0.

With freshmen playing the top three spots in singles, the future of the Mountain View High boys tennis team looks bright – not that the present-day Spartans are dull.

Mountain View capped the regular season with a 7-0 non-league rout of Pinewood Thursday and secured second place in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division with a 6-1 win over Fremont April 19.


Los Altos High's McFarlane steps down after successful stint as basketball coach

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Bob McFarlane guided the Eagles to a 63-46 record in his four seasons as coach.

Bob McFarlane, who last year guided the Los Altos High boys basketball team to its first Central Coast Section championship, has stepped down as coach due to other commitments.

“Teaching full time, running a company, serving my family and running a varsity program just isn’t working for my bandwidth, sanity or performance quality in every role,” said McFarlane, a married father of three who teaches physical education at Los Altos and runs a side business, Bald Eagle Sports Camps. “For those reasons, I need to resign as the head coach and want to say thank you for all the years of support by all of the Los Altos community.”


LA golfers hope to ace their finals

The Los Altos High golf team has sipped success, and now the Eagles are thirsty for more.

“Our goal this season was to make SCVAL league finals,” coach Richard Fujii said. “We’ve accomplished this, and our players really want to make CCS as a team.”


MV stuns Paly in girls lacrosse

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Mountain View’s Emma Bice drove in the winning run last week against Gunn.

In a signature victory for its budding girls lacrosse program, Mountain View High shocked Palo Alto 4-3 last week.

The Spartans, drubbed by the first-place Vikings a month ago, climbed to third in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League.


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