St. Francis swimmers shine

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St. Francis High’s Benjamin Ho competes against Sacred Heart Cathedral Thursday. The junior swam on all three victorious relays at the home meet, which the Lancers won easily.

Flexing its power in the pool, host St. Francis High dominated Sacred Heart Cathedral Thursday in its second-to-last dual meet of the year. The Lancers’ boys and girls swimming and diving teams racked up more than 150 points each to win by triple digits.

With the West Catholic Athletic League meet slated next weekend and the Central Coast Section championships a week later, St. Francis seems to be swimming toward a strong finish to the season.


Estell spurs Spartans to victory

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Mountain View High’s Rachael Estell won three individual events in Thursday’s meet.

Rachael Estell did all she could to help the Mountain View High girls track and field team defeat Lynbrook Thursday.

The sophomore claimed three individual events and was part of a winning relay, and those 20 points loomed large in the Spartans’ 67-60 home victory.


Newly hired hoops coach plans to pick up the pace at MV

While it’s too soon to tell if the Mountain View High boys basketball team will play better under new coach Kevin Mack, expect the Spartans to at least play faster next season.

“I bring an up-tempo, fastbreak style,” said Mack, hired April 16. “I like to play pressure defense to create turnovers and get more possessions.”


Fujii hired to coach Mtn. View girls

Richard Fujii has been named girls varsity basketball coach at Mountain View High. He replaces longtime coach Judy Auclair, who retired after the season.

In a press release issued Friday, athletic director Shelley Smith said Fujii “has a wealth of basketball coaching experience and is excited to continue to build a tradition of excellence here at Mountain View. It was very clear during the interview process that Rich has the passion and desire to make a positive contribution in support of our student-athletes.”


Sports on the Side

SFHS coach honored

The California Coaches Association recently named St. Francis High’s Phil Marrone as the Northern California Girls Golf Coach of the Year. He guided the Lancers to league, section and regional championships last fall. Marrone will be honored at the annual CCA awards banquet, scheduled June 13 in San Diego.

Spartan scholarship

The Mountain View High School Sports Boosters plan to award a $1,000 scholarship to a senior student-athlete headed for college. The application deadline is May 11. The winner will be revealed May 31. For an application and more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Workout warriors

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Los Altos High gymnast Jessica Nelson soars by coach Youlee Lee during practice last week. Lee is a 2005 Los Altos High grad.

Some coaches would like to see their athletes work harder. Youlee Lee has the opposite problem when it comes to her gymnasts.

“They’re constantly working, and we have to tell them to stop,” said Lee, who coaches the Los Altos High and Mountain View High teams with Veronica Porte. “But they just want to get it.”


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