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Pick-six saves Spartans


Shirley Pefley/Special to the Town Crier
Mountain View High’s Regan Mszanowski reaches the end zone after intercepting a pass Saturday.

An injury-depleted Mountain View High football team made things a little more crowded at the top of the league standings with Saturday’s 39-27 upset win over Homestead.

The victory moved the Spartans into a second-place tie with the Mustangs in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division at 3-1. Mountain View improved to 6-2 overall, while Homestead dropped to 5-3.

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Eagles capture league crown in girls volleyball


The Los Altos High girls volleyball team’s month-long winning streak came to an end last week but not before the Eagles clinched their first league championship in eight years.

Los Altos secured the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division title with a straight-set victory at Los Gatos Oct. 28. The Eagles then dispatched rival Mountain View in four games Thursday, raising their record to 11-0 in league. Senior outside hitter Carmen Annevelink notched 28 kills in the home match – including her 1,000th of the season.

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Foothill women open basketball season with 87-25 dismantling of visiting Hartnell

The Foothill College women’s basketball team tipped off its season with an 87-25 thumping of Hartnell Saturday.

The host Owls scored 47 points in the first half and surrendered only 10 points in the second half.

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MV Marauders go from worst to first in football


Courtesy of Mark Adams
The Mountain View Midgets Pop Warner Football team has made the playoffs. Front row, from left: Robbie Blanch, Ari Guzman, Andrew Cervantes, Edgar Hernandez, Albert Sotelo, Juan Marin Melo and Andrew Hiebert. Second row: Mohamad Fofaneh, Matthew Adams, Ben Sprouse, Andrew Esquivel, Kevin Sanchez, Alphonzo Barmore and Josue Ibarra. Third row: Nick Robinson, Matt Larson, Jose Marin Melo, Nick Juran, Cody Jones and Ali Galal. Fourth row: Andrew Smith (assistant Coach), Miguel Tepe Bolanos, Kyle Raiff, Chris Gile and Dave Hiebert (assistant coach). Back row: Ed Landphere (assistant coach), Mark Adams (head coach), Todd Gile (assistant coach).

What a turnaround season for the Mountain View Marauders Pop Warner Midget football team.

The squad – comprising seventh- and eighth-grade boys from Los Altos and Mountain View – has qualified for the playoffs after posting a 1-15 record over the past two seasons.

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Sports on the Side

Blach seeks coaches

Blach Intermediate School seeks adult soccer coaches for its seventh- and eighth-grade boys teams. The season runs Dec. 8 through Feb. 5. Candidates for these paid positions must be available 3-5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays for practices and games. If interested, contact athletic director Steve Kane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 934-3851.

Rugby camp at MV

Spartans Sports Camp’s inaugural Touch Rugby Mini-Camp is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday at Mountain View High. The camp is open to boys and girls in grades 3-8. Coaches from the American Youth Rugby Association will be on hand to mentor players of all abilities. Cost is $80. To register and for more information, call 479-5906 or visit spartans-sportscamp.com.

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Happy homecoming for Eagles : Los Altos rallies late to defeat Cupertino


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Patrick Vargas celebrates after sprinting 14 yards into the end zone to score the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter of last weekend’s game against Cupertino.

Saturday’s Los Altos High football game drew a larger-than-usual crowd due to the halftime festivities for homecoming. But the Eagles did just about all they could to steal the show, beating Cupertino 44-37 in a thrill-filled contest that came down to the very end.

No lead seemed safe Saturday – Los Altos overcame a 24-7 deficit and the Pioneers rallied from a 36-24 hole – not even when the Eagles scored the go-ahead touchdown on Patrick Vargas’ 14-yard scamper with 1:02 remaining.

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