Los Altos girls land 2nd seed in volleyball playoffs

Courtesy of Phil Marrone
The St. Francis High girls golf team won the CCS championship last week. Pictured, from left, are coach Phil Marrone, Maya Pugatch, Alexis Opsasnick, Valerie Wang, Jacqueline Sun, Reisha Savadatti and Bibilani Liu.

While Los Altos High girls volleyball coach Peter Kim is pleased with his team’s seed in the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs, he noted that the Eagles’ path to the final is an arduous one.

“It’s great having the two seed,” Kim said. “However, it’s always a tough road with both St. Francis and Presentation on your side of the bracket.”


Sports on the Side

LAHS Sports Awards

Los Altos High’s Fall Sports Awards Night is slated 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday in the main gym. Teams and athletes competing in football, girls volleyball, water polo, field hockey, girls tennis and cross-country will be recognized.

Event for Eagle alums

The inaugural Los Altos High Alumni Holiday Event, organized by those affiliated with the boys basketball program, is scheduled 4 p.m. Nov. 29 at Maltby’s Restaurant in Los Altos. The event is open to all Los Altos graduates and their families; a portion of the food and drink proceeds will be donated to the boys basketball program. An alumni basketball game will precede the event, slated 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the school gym. For more information, contact basketball coach Bob McFarlane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Pick-six saves Spartans

Shirley Pefley/Special to the Town Crier
Mountain View High’s Regan Mszanowski reaches the end zone after intercepting a pass Saturday.

An injury-depleted Mountain View High football team made things a little more crowded at the top of the league standings with Saturday’s 39-27 upset win over Homestead.

The victory moved the Spartans into a second-place tie with the Mustangs in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division at 3-1. Mountain View improved to 6-2 overall, while Homestead dropped to 5-3.


Eagles capture league crown in girls volleyball

The Los Altos High girls volleyball team’s month-long winning streak came to an end last week but not before the Eagles clinched their first league championship in eight years.

Los Altos secured the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division title with a straight-set victory at Los Gatos Oct. 28. The Eagles then dispatched rival Mountain View in four games Thursday, raising their record to 11-0 in league. Senior outside hitter Carmen Annevelink notched 28 kills in the home match – including her 1,000th of the season.


Foothill women open basketball season with 87-25 dismantling of visiting Hartnell

The Foothill College women’s basketball team tipped off its season with an 87-25 thumping of Hartnell Saturday.

The host Owls scored 47 points in the first half and surrendered only 10 points in the second half.


MV Marauders go from worst to first in football

Courtesy of Mark Adams
The Mountain View Midgets Pop Warner Football team has made the playoffs. Front row, from left: Robbie Blanch, Ari Guzman, Andrew Cervantes, Edgar Hernandez, Albert Sotelo, Juan Marin Melo and Andrew Hiebert. Second row: Mohamad Fofaneh, Matthew Adams, Ben Sprouse, Andrew Esquivel, Kevin Sanchez, Alphonzo Barmore and Josue Ibarra. Third row: Nick Robinson, Matt Larson, Jose Marin Melo, Nick Juran, Cody Jones and Ali Galal. Fourth row: Andrew Smith (assistant Coach), Miguel Tepe Bolanos, Kyle Raiff, Chris Gile and Dave Hiebert (assistant coach). Back row: Ed Landphere (assistant coach), Mark Adams (head coach), Todd Gile (assistant coach).

What a turnaround season for the Mountain View Marauders Pop Warner Midget football team.

The squad – comprising seventh- and eighth-grade boys from Los Altos and Mountain View – has qualified for the playoffs after posting a 1-15 record over the past two seasons.


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