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Los Altos girls basketball team falls from first


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Mountain View High’s Brad Bumgarner, left, and Los Altos’ Nicky McConnell contend for the ball in last week’s game. The Spartans won 5-0.

The Los Altos High girls basketball team has followed a 14-game winning streak with back-to-back losses, slipping from first to third place in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division.

The losses, which dropped the Eagles to 7-2 in league, came to teams that have jumped ahead of them in the standings. Saratoga (9-1) topped Los Altos 51-37 Feb. 7 and Monta Vista (8-2) beat the Eagles 41-37 four days later.

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MVLA honors college-bound players Feb. 26

The Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club next week will honor 27 high school players who have committed to colleges, including six girls from Los Altos or Los Altos Hills.

MVLA’s annual College Signing Night event is scheduled 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at Hillview Community Center in Los Altos.

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Recruiting presentation

Jack Renkens – founder and president of Recruiting Realities, which provides high school student-athletes and their families an educational resource on the collegiate athletic recruiting process – is scheduled to speak 7 p.m. Monday in the Eagle Theater at Los Altos High. The free presentation, which runs approximately 50 minutes, will include Renkens’ take on scholarship offers, NCAA eligibility, recruiting letters, home recruiting visits, official paid visits, traveling clubs and summer showcases. For more information on Renkens and Recruiting Realities, visit recruitingrealities.com.

Mavericks hold tryouts

Tryouts for the Mavericks, Los Altos-Mountain View PONY Baseball’s 8-and-under club team, are scheduled 2-4 p.m. March 9 at Cooper Park, 500 Chesley Ave., Mountain View. The season runs from mid-March through Memorial Day weekend. Players must be registered to try out. To register and for more information, visit lamvpb.org.

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Eagles hold on, beat pesky Falcons by six


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Los Altos High’s Daniel Rosenbaum dunks on Saratoga in Friday night’s league game. The host Eagles prevailed 55-49.

For much of Friday’s boys basketball game, it was hard to tell the first-place team from the squad sitting at the bottom of the league. But as good teams often do, Los Altos High made plays when it mattered most and held off Saratoga 55-49.

Trailing by two at intermission after an erratic first half, the host Eagles outscored the Falcons 30-22 the rest of the way by making shots and stops at crucial times.

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Falcons end Eagles' winning streak at 14


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Los Altos player Meg Enthoven lays up the ball Friday night.

During its 14-game winning streak, the Los Altos High girls basketball team overcame subpar shooting with toughness and tenacity.

The Eagles created turnovers with pressure defense, grabbed more than their share of rebounds for a team without a 6-footer and found their way to the foul line.

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Los Altos, Mtn. View girls soccer teams contending for title


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Mountain View’s Ysabel Baluyot scored a goal in last week’s win over Los Gatos.

It’s getting crowded toward the top of the girls soccer standings in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division.

With a week remaining in the regular season, Los Altos and Mountain View are battling Los Gatos and Palo Alto for the league title. Los Altos (6-1-2) is in first place, Mountain View (5-0-4) and Los Gatos (6-3-1) are tied for second and Palo Alto (5-2-3) is in fourth.

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