Eagles sweep Spartans

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Los Altos High’s Nate Spencley, batting, hit a double in Friday’s win over Mountain View.

When Los Altos and Mountain View met for a two-game series last week, both baseball teams were undergoing transitions.

The Eagles showed they are benefitting from the change in their lineup, while the struggling Spartans don’t look to be a quick fix for their freshly hired coach.


SF swimmers beat Bells for 1st time in dual meet; LA softball team wins first 2 games of tourney

The St. Francis High swimming and diving team has a winning tradition – but not against its rival. Until last week, that is.

“This is the first time St. Francis has beaten Bellarmine in a dual meet,” said coach Terry O’Donnell, whose Lancers topped the visiting Bells 102-84 Thursday.


Los Altos High's first color run to benefit athletics

Rain or shine, participants in an upcoming 5K event in Los Altos will be able to get some color.

The inaugural Los Altos High School Color Run – a fundraiser for the athletics program – is scheduled the early evening of April 18 on the campus at 201 Almond Ave.


Sports on the Side

Hop over to Cupertino for ‘Big Bunny 5K’

People of all fitness levels are invited to participate in the “Big Bunny 5K,” scheduled 9 a.m. Saturday at the Cupertino Civic Center, 10300 Torre Ave. Children can join in the Kids Fun Run, where everyone is a winner. Awards and raffle prizes will be distributed at the end of the event. Preregistration is required by Friday. To register, visit For more information, call (408) 777-1305.

Sports camps offered next week at MVHS

Spartans Sports Camp is offering five-day basketball and tennis camps over spring break. Sessions are scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Monday through April 10 at Mountain View High, 3535 Truman Ave. The tennis camp is open to boys and girls in grades 4-8; the basketball camp is for boys and girls in grades 3-8. Cost is $195 per camp. To register and for information, call 479-5906 or visit


Improbable run to NorCal semis saves season for St. Francis girls

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St. Francis High’s Daisha Abdelkader goes on a fast break in the CCS Division II final. The senior point guard scored eight points in the Lancers’ NorCal semifinal loss to Dublin last week.

Senior Daisha Abdelkader won’t realize her dream of getting back to the state final, but her St. Francis High girls basketball team got closer than many people expected.

Shaking off their late-season struggles to win a Central Coast Section crown and regional quarterfinal game, the Lancers bowed out of the playoffs in the Northern California Division II semifinals last week.


LA starts strong in boys volleyball

The Los Altos High boys volleyball team is on an upswing, off to a 7-2 start under new coach Ken Lancaster. The Eagles won only 10 matches last year.

“As a first-year Los Altos coach, I can’t really compare to last season, but I would say the returning players have probably grown considerably in size, strength, experience and maturity,” Lancaster said, “and the freshmen – and other new players – all have taken upon themselves to improve quickly and have been able to contribute both in practice and on the court.”


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