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Green run

On Your Mark’s fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K run/walk is scheduled 9 a.m. Sunday, starting and finishing at the running store at 378 Main St., Los Altos. To register, visit active.com.

LAHS seeks coaches

Los Altos High needs coaches for frosh-soph boys lacrosse and junior varsity badminton. 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 upset Leland to win CCS

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The Los Altos High School Eagles defeated Santa Clara High School Tuesday to advance to the Central Coast Section basketball finals Saturday.

The Los Altos High boys basketball team upset top-seeded Leland 63-59 in overtime Saturday to capture the Central Coast Section Division II championship. More details will follow in the Town Crier's March 11 edition.

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Eagles rally past Rams


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Los Altos High’s Patrick McColl scores on a breakaway dunk Saturday against Willow Glen.

Patrick McColl’s breakaway dunk emphatically ensured Los Altos High’s greatest comeback win of the season, 45-37 over Willow Glen in the Central Coast Section Division II boys basketball quarterfinals.

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McHugh scores on cue in Lancers' playoff win


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St. Francis High’s Lauren McHugh scored both goals in the Lancers’ 2-1 win over Presentation.

St. Francis High senior Lauren McHugh picked a fine time to score her second, then third goal of the season – in the Central Coast Section Division II girls soccer quarterfinals.

The midfielder’s goals lifted the top-seeded Lancers to a 2-1 home win over No. 8 Presentation Saturday. Both came on set plays off corner kicks by junior Georgia Kingman in the first half.

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Spartans surge in second half, beat Bruins 4-0 in girls soccer


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St. Francis High’s Andrew Silva, right, heads the ball.

Perhaps the 10 a.m. start led to the Spartans’ sluggish – and scoreless – first half against Santa Clara Saturday in the Central Coast Section Division I girls soccer quarterfinals. Top seed Mountain View High perked up in the second half, however, to beat the ninth-seeded Bruins 4-0.

“We started off very slow and weren’t ourselves the first half,” coach Ivan Bandov said. “After the halftime talk, we made a few adjustments and the girls were terrific. They competed well, created numerous chances and played a complete half.”

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Mountain View and Los Altos get off to strong starts in softball

The Mountain View High softball team’s season-opening game didn’t last long. The host Spartans dismantled Del Mar 10-0 in five innings on the mercy rule Thursday.

Mountain View coach Dave Campbell said starting pitcher Reanna Lancaster “didn’t need a lot of defensive help in the game.” The senior surrendered just three hits and struck out nine batters.

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