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Owls off to strong start in volleyball


In her 11 years as women’s volleyball coach at Foothill College, Katy Ripp has never had a team get off to a better start than this season’s squad.

The Owls are 14-4 – which includes a 4-0 mark in the Coast Conference South Division – and rank 13th in the state.

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Sports on the Side

MV sports info night

Mountain View High’s Winter Sports Parent Information Night is slated 6:30 p.m. today in the school’s Spartan Theater. The presentation will include a general overview of the winter sports (basketball and soccer), an introduction of coaches, an opportunity to turn in athletic enrollment forms, information on participation cost, a question-and-answer period and a breakout session with each team. For more information, email athletic director Shelley Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Pumpkins for sports

The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Pumpkin Patch is scheduled to run through Friday in the far left corner of the student parking lot, 201 Almond Ave. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends. Proceeds support all Los Altos High sports.

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Lancers rule the pool against Spartans


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Eric Reitmeir launches the ball over Mountain View High driver David Niehaus (2) and goalie Kenny Tang. The host Lancers won Friday’s non-league game 9-3.

There wasn’t a lot on the line Friday when Mountain View High visited St. Francis; it was a non-league game between two boys water polo teams headed for the playoffs regardless of the result.

Yet that didn’t stop the Lancers from playing like there was a championship at stake. They swamped the Spartans 9-3 with a balanced offense and dominant defense.

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Eagles rolling in volleyball

The Los Altos High girls volleyball team looks more than ready for the playoffs. The Eagles haven’t suffered a loss in more than a month, dropping only two sets during their 16-match winning streak.

“The team is doing well,” said coach Peter Kim, whose squad is 7-0 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division and 22-3 overall. “We are continuing to work hard and improving every day.”

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Coach keeps hope alive


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High freshman Nadia Ghaffari is undefeated this season.

With an under .500 overall record and a middle-of-the-pack standing in league, the Los Altos High girls tennis team is in a precarious position as far as making the Central Coast Section playoffs.

Eagles coach Hung Nguyen isn’t ready to concede, however.

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Locals take to their feet to defeat cancer


Xin Liu /Special to the Town Crier
The inaugural Los Altos Community Pink Ribbon 5K Run/Walk drew 143 participants and raised more than $4,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The Los Altos Community Pink Ribbon 5K Run/Walk raised more than $4,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, according to organizers Linda Folkman and Lori MacDonald.

Held the morning of Oct. 5, the inaugural event drew 143 participants.

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