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Despite record, coach considers Eagles a playoff contender

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Los Altos senior Romy Aboudarham makes a save against Mountain View. She averages 13 saves per game.

Don’t be deceived by the Eagles’ losing record. The Los Altos High girls water polo team – 2-4 in league and 6-8 overall – is a playoff contender, according to new coach Katie Buzzetta.

“The team has potential to be one of the top teams in this area,” she said. “We have played some very close games against some tough competition.”

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Focused Eagles top Mustangs in girls volleyball


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Brigitte Canty notched 16 kills in St. Francis’ home sweep of St. Ignatius last week.

Motivation wasn’t a problem for the Los Altos High girls volleyball team Thursday night. The Eagles were facing Homestead – the team that edged them for the league title last year.

Visiting Los Altos responded by sweeping the Mustangs 25-12, 25-11, 25-14 to remain perfect in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division (3-0).

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Pumpkins for sports

The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Pumpkin Patch is scheduled to open Saturday and run through Oct. 31 in the student parking lot, 201 Almond Ave. Proceeds support Los Altos High sports.

LAHS seeks coaches

Los Altos High seeks several coaches. Openings include varsity head coaches for gymnastics, badminton and boys lacrosse, junior-varsity coaches for boys lacrosse, badminton and girls soccer, and a distance coach for track and field. If interested, email athletic director Kim Cave at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Eagles eye another stellar season


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Los Altos High outside hitter Carmen Annevelink, right, goes for the kill Thursday against Palo Alto, as teammates Sarah Tritschler, left, and Lulu Kishton prepare to play defense. The Eagles won the match in straight games.

The Los Altos High girls volleyball team is out to prove it’s not a one-year wonder. The Eagles last season reached the Northern California Division II final for the first time, and they are intent on returning.

“Last year was a total surprise for everybody, and it gave us a taste of how a program like Mitty feels every year,” said coach Peter Kim, whose team fell to the mighty Monarchs in the NorCal final. “That taste is driving these kids this year – they want to get back there.”

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Mtn. View football team tops Gunderson; St. Francis girls claim cross-country meet


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Mountain View High’s Irving Ramirez scored two touchdowns Friday night.

With starting running back Nick Towell nicked, the Mountain View High football team turned to Irving Ramirez Friday – and he didn’t disappoint.

The junior rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns in the Spartans’ 32-13 win at Gunderson.

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Sports on the Side

Schott headed to HOF

The San Jose Sports Authority last week revealed that Los Altos Hills resident Steve Schott will be included in the 20th class of the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame. Schott, former co-owner of the Oakland A’s, was a standout pitcher at Bellarmine College Prep and Santa Clara University. The induction ceremony is scheduled Nov. 17 at the SAP Center in downtown San Jose. For more information, visit sjsa.org.

Pumpkin patch nears

The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Pumpkin Patch is scheduled to open Oct. 11 and run through Oct. 30 in the student parking lot, 201 Almond Ave. Proceeds support Los Altos High sports.

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