MV softball team enters week off atop EC Division

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Town Crier Mountain View’s Rachael Estell wins the 100 dash.

Spring break is here, and the Mountain View High softball team is right where coach Dave Campbell had hoped – in first place.

The Spartans last week improved to 5-0 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division with convincing wins over Fremont and Cupertino.


Sports on the Side

Mtn. View Boosters hold fundraiser

The Mountain View High School Sports Boosters Spring Social is scheduled 7-11 p.m. April 22 at the Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave. The adults-only event includes music, snacks and drinks. Proceeds go toward improving the school’s athletic facilities. Cost is $35 (tax deductible), which includes two drink tickets (includes wine or beer). For more information, contact Chris Dickerson 224-9748.

PCA scholarships available to juniors

The Positive Coaching Alliance is accepting applications for its Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Program, open to high school juniors with a GPA of 2.5 or above. PCA awards scholarships of $1,000-$2,000 (depending on location) to high school athletes, based on their essays explaining how they meet PCA founder Jim Thompson’s definition of a Triple-Impact Competitor: personal mastery (making oneself better) leadership (making one’s teammates better) and honoring the game (making the game better). The deadline is May 31. To apply and for more information, visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Eagles split series with Palo Alto

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Adam Spielman’s home run lifted Los Altos to a 1-0 win at Palo Alto March 30. Two days later, the Eagles fell 13-4 to the Vikings.

The Los Altos High baseball team wasn’t able to sweep Palo Alto in last week’s two-game series, but the Eagles did send the Vikings to their first league loss of the season.

Paly avenged the 1-0 home loss to Los Altos March 30 by clobbering the host Eagles 13-4 Friday afternoon.


LA girls lacrosse team taking its lumps as it learns the game in inaugural season

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Los Altos High freshman Katie Radcliffe touches sticks with her teammates prior to the Eagles’ home game against Pioneer.

As expected, the Los Altos High girls lacrosse season is off to a bumpy beginning. That’s because the sport is new to the school – and to most of the players.

Of the 31 girls on the roster, only freshmen Katie Radcliffe and Lily Beck entered the Eagles’ inaugural season with experience.


LA's Beutter tosses 9-inning no-hitter in win over Saratoga

No-hitters aren’t new to Los Altos High’s Lizzy Beutter – the softball pitcher threw a pair of perfect games last year – but last week’s effort might be her best yet.

Both perfect games were shortened by the mercy rule. Beutter had to work overtime for the no-hitter; the Eagles needed nine innings to edge host Saratoga 1-0.


Mtn. View topples rival Los Altos in boys tennis

Although the Mountain View High boys swept Los Altos 7-0 in tennis last week, Spartans coach Frank Smyth said it wasn’t easy. The match scores support that notion.

“The contest was very close,” he said, “as four matches went to three sets.”


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