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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


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
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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Girl power helps Los Altos golf team capture Yellowjacket Invitational


Courtesy of Richard Fujii
Los Altos golfers, from left, Alec Kawaguchi, Maddie Jun, Jack Dexter, Carina Burdick and Carlos Arieta-Winsett are all smiles after winning the Yellowjacket Invitational.

All eyes were on the Eagles when they arrived at Roddy Ranch Golf Course in Antioch for last week’s Yellowjacket Invitational.

“We were the only team who brought girls,” said senior Carina Burdick, who – along with Maddie Jun – start for the Los Altos High golf team, “and everyone looked at us a little weird.”

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LA track teams sweep Milpitas


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Thea Mollerstedt, competing in the high jump, won the 100-meter hurdles Thursday against Milpitas.

Led by triple-threat Bailey Thayer, the Los Altos High boys track and field team topped Milpitas 85-42 Thursday.

The senior won three events for the Eagles, who hosted the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division dual meet. Thayer placed first in the 110-meter hurdles (15.01 seconds), high jump (6-feet) and triple jump (41-11).

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Teams make the grade

Two teams from local high schools recently received 2016 Winter Season Scholastic Championship Team Awards from the Central Coast Section for posting collective grade-point averages high enough to rank among the top five in their respective sports. The Mountain View High boys basketball team took third in its sport (3.5900 GPA) and the Los Altos High girls basketball team finished fifth (3.6827). The schools and their players received certificates of commendation for their efforts.

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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Lancers find themselves in big hole early and can't dig out of it against Sacramento


R. Alan Hwang/Special to the Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Jenesis Merriman puts up a shot Saturday against Sacramento.

While it may be true most basketball games are won or lost in the fourth quarter, count Saturday’s playoff contest at St. Francis High as one of the exceptions to the rule.

This game was all but over by the end of the first quarter.

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