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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.

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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 bigbunny5k.com. 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 spartanssportscamp.com.

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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.

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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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Spartans set sights on division crown


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Mountain View High sophomore Emma Bice heads for home in last week’s game against Lynbrook. The host Spartans prevailed 11-0.

Dave Campbell has coached some talented teams in his six seasons running the Mountain View High softball program, which went as far as the Central Coast Section semifinals in 2010.

Campbell’s current squad – the early leader in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division at 2-0 – could be his best yet.

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CCS names commish

The Central Coast Section last week announced that Duane Morgan will succeed retiring Nancy Lazenby-Blaser as commissioner, effective July 1. Morgan has served as assistant commissioner of the CCS – which oversees athletics at 139 high schools, including Los Altos, Mountain View, St. Francis and Pinewood – for eight years. Morgan was the unanimous selection of the CCS Search Committee chaired by past president Keith Mathews. “Mr. Morgan brings a wealth of experience and administrative strengths to his new position,” Mathews said.

Spring sports camps

Spartans Sports Camp is offering five-day basketball and tennis camps over spring break. Sessions are scheduled 9 a.m. to noon April 6-10 at Mountain View High. 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 spartanssportscamp.com.

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