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Gradiska gets 2 wins

Laura Gradiska of Los Altos helped the Gettysburg College women’s tennis team beat Bryn Mawr College 8-1 in its Centennial Conference opener March 26. The junior prevailed at No. 2 singles and teamed with Maria Martinovic to win at No. 1 doubles.

Pathways run nears

The 15th Annual Los Altos Hills Pathways Run/Walk is scheduled May 7 at Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road. This year’s run includes a Bee Friendly event, 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 lah-pathwaysrun.org.

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Lancers win another marathon match


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St. Francis High setter Curtis Reitmeir, a junior, registered 53 assists and 20 digs in Thursday’s home match.

Spring break probably could not have come at a better time for the St. Francis High boys volleyball team.

The Lancers don’t need this week to regroup – they’re undefeated – but rather to recharge after playing three marathon matches last week.

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Mountain View High girls lacrosse team making strides in third varsity campaign


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Mountain View High’s Rachel Hurst looks to pass in last week’s game against Leland.

Andrea Keinath hopes she’s running the next successful startup in Mountain View. But it’s not a high-tech company – it’s a girls lacrosse program.

Keinath is the head coach at Mountain View High, playing a key role in starting the program four years ago. The Spartans have shown steady growth since then. Beginning as a junior-varsity team filled with novices in 2013, Mountain View played varsity the following year and now has enough players for both squads. This year’s varsity team is the biggest yet at 17 players.

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Eagles end skid in baseball; MV tops Lynbrook


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Lauren Jacob races to the finish.

The Los Altos High baseball team has followed a three-game losing streak with a three-game winning streak.

The Eagles last week swept Cupertino in a two-game Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division series – 6-2 and 7-6 – then edged Westmont 4-3 in non-league play.

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Eackles earns accolades

Pinewood School graduate Hailie Eackles, a guard on the University of the Pacific women’s basketball team, capped her collegiate career with an 18-point, four-assist performance in the Tigers’ 81-72 loss to Pepperdine March 3. The senior played in all 30 games this season, averaging 13.8 points per contest. Eackles totaled 1,069 points in her career (19th on UOP’s all-time scoring list) and made 190 3-pointers (fifth all-time).

MV offers open gym

The Mountain View Recreation Division’s Teen Open Gym, free and open to the city’s middle and high school students, is scheduled 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Whisman Sports Center, 1500 Middlefield Road. The weekly events offer youth a place to play basketball, volleyball and indoor soccer. Participants are required to show their student IDs at the door. For more information, call 903-6331.

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Panthers unable to repeat upset feat


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Pinewood’s Klara Astrom drives to the hoop in Saturday’s game.

After pulling off the biggest upset of the Northern California playoffs to reach the Open Division final, it was evident early in Saturday’s game that the Pinewood School girls basketball team was out of miracles.

The fourth-seeded Panthers struggled to make shots from the start and weren’t able to contain No. 2 Miramonte, which cruised to a 73-40 victory at Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena.

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