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SF football team crushes Cardinals to open playoffs

St. Francis High proved that records are often deceiving in the Central Coast Section football playoffs.

The Lancers – who entered Friday’s CCS Division II opener with a 6-4 record – dismantled a 9-1 Mt. Pleasant team 55-6.

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Sports on the Side

Time for Turkey Trot

Mountain View High’s fifth annual Spartan Turkey Trot is scheduled Thursday morning on the school track. Race proceeds benefit the athletics program. The 5K run is set to begin at 8:30 a.m., the 5K walk at 8:35 a.m., the kids runs (60 and 400 yards) at 9:30 a.m. and the Spartan Mile at 10 a.m. Winners will receive home-baked pumpkin pies. Registration is $20 adults and $10 children (17 and under). Advance registration is required online at mvhsturkeytrot.shutterfly.com.

Event for Eagle alums

The inaugural Los Altos High Alumni Holiday Event, organized by those affiliated with the boys basketball program, is slated 4 p.m. Saturday 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. .

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Eagles advance


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Los Altos High’s Carmen Annevelink, left, and Kristen Liu put up a block against Mountain View. Annevelink totaled 20 kills.

Mountain View High’s out-of-the-gate energy could last for only so long against rival and heavily favored Los Altos High Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section Division II girls volleyball playoffs.

After the Spartans’ stellar start – they led 13-8 in the first set – the playoff-polished Eagles gradually took control of the match. Second-seeded Los Altos (31-5) rallied to take the first set 25-21 and cruised to double-digit wins in the next two games to advance to today’s semifinals.

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Lancers make football playoffs as top seed; MV just misses cut

The St. Francis High football team finds itself in a familiar position as postseason play kicks off Friday.

Like last year, the Lancers are the top seed in the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs.

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Lancers repeat as NorCal golf champs


Courtesy of St. Francis
The St. Francis High girls golf team shows off its hardware after winning last week’s Northern California girls golf championship in Salinas.

With their depth and grit on full display, the Lancers won the day at last week’s Northern California girls golf championships at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch in Salinas.

Overcoming disastrous starts by two players and over-par rounds by the entire team, St. Francis High shot 401 to defeat runner-up Dougherty Valley by seven strokes Nov. 10.

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Mtn. View boys volleyball coach steps down for family reasons

Mountain View High boys volleyball coach M. Anthony Chen – who guided the Spartans to section and regional titles this year – last week announced his resignation so he can devote more time to his family. It’s the same reason he cited for resigning as girls coach last spring.

“Because of the birth of my first child in August, I have decided to also step down as the boys coach to spend more time with my family,” Chen said Nov. 11. “I have done this coaching thing for the better part of 18 years, and want to give the kind of attention to my son that I was able to give to this sport.”

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