Eagles eye league title in girls volleyball

Thursday’s sweep of Saratoga moved the Los Altos High girls volleyball team to 9-1 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division and a step closer to the title.

The only team that can catch the Eagles (25-7 overall) is Los Gatos, slated to host them 6:45 p.m. Thursday to cap the season. Los Altos edged the Wildcats (8-2 league) in five games Sept. 22.


Rivals meet Friday in key football game

Friday’s football showdown pitting Mountain View High against Los Altos should clarify the playoff picture in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division.

Both teams enter the contest – slated 7 p.m. at Foothill College – with one division loss. A victory for the Eagles (3-1 league) means they can claim the crown by winning their Nov. 13 season finale at first-place Santa Clara (4-0).


Although Bruins lead the way, Spartans & Eagles in play for title

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Mountain View High receiver Tommy Resnick, left, scored a touchdown in Saturday’s setback to Santa Clara.

Saturday’s 26-15 home loss to Santa Clara damaged but did not destroy the Mountain View High football team’s league-title hopes.

While the Spartans (3-1 league) no longer control their destiny when it comes to winning the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division, they can still catch the Bruins (3-0) – with help from other teams. Santa Clara has three league games remaining; the last one is against Los Altos (2-1), which remains in the hunt as well after beating Cupertino 25-14 Friday.


Tennis player Parikh gets to train in Spain

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Members of the Homestead High boys and girls varsity teams prepare for their first day of training on the red clay in Barcelona, Spain.

Town Crier intern and Los Altos resident Alisha Parikh traveled to Spain with her Homestead High tennis team over the summer. Following is her account of the trip and how it came together.


Sports on the Side

MVHS parents night

Mountain View High’s Winter Sports Information Night is scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the school’s Spartan Theatre. The event is an opportunity for parents to meet the coaches and learn about registration, eligibility requirements and the Positive Coaching Alliance. For more information, email athletic director Shelley Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cheer becomes sports

Gov. Jerry Brown this month signed Assembly Bill 949, which classifies competition cheerleading as a California Interscholastic Federation sport beginning in the 2017-18 school year. “The CIF is excited to add competitive cheer to our sports offerings,” said Roger Blake, executive director of the organization that governs the state’s high school sports. “We look forward to working with the California Department of Education to develop policy and standards allowing the student-athletes involved in competitive cheer to enjoy greater opportunities to display their athletic talents in a safe environment.”


Eagles eke past host Spartans in boys water polo

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Jim Hollingworth scored six goals in Los Altos High’s water polo win over Mountain View.

Jim Hollingworth’s 5-meter penalty shot lifted Los Altos High to an 8-7 road win over Mountain View in boys water polo Thursday.

The senior’s fourth-quarter goal was his sixth of the game. Eric Warmoth and Nick Rodriguez scored the Eagles’ other goals.


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