CCS roundup: SF girls take 10th at state meet, LA's Jacob places 26th

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St. Francis High’s Cate Liston, above, teamed with Christine McCarthy to win the CCS doubles title last week.

Paced by Emily Skahill from start to finish – with teammate Melissa Seaman not far behind – the St. Francis High girls placed 10th in Division II at Saturday’s state cross-country championships in Fresno.

It’s the Lancers best showing at the meet since 2001, according to coach Roberta Chisam, and their second-fastest time at Woodward Park.


Eagles ink college commitments

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Los Altos High seniors Kaitlyn Schiffhauer, from left, Carmen Annevelink and Patrick McColl signed their NCAA National Letters of Intent last month.

Los Altos High seniors Kaitlyn Schiffhauer, Carmen Annevelink and Patrick McColl signed their NCAA National Letters of Intent Nov. 12 at a morning ceremony held on campus.

Schiffhauer and McColl have committed to Harvard University to play softball and baseball, respectively, while Annevelink has accepted a volleyball scholarship from UC Berkeley. Their families, friends and coaches attended the event.

Eagles ink college commitments


Sports on the Side

Run for ‘Hope’

The Jingle 5k Run/Walk is scheduled 9 a.m. Dec. 14, starting at On Your Mark, 378 Main St., Los Altos. Proceeds benefit Hope’s Corner, which provides support to and feeds those in need in the community. Registration is $15 per person and $50 for a family of four or more, along with an unwrapped gift for a child/teen. To register, visit and type “jingle run” in the search field.

Chance to make Mavs

Los Altos-Mountain View PONY Baseball has scheduled tryouts for the Mavericks, its 12-and-under club team, 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Covington School in Los Altos. The Mavericks plan to compete in Cooperstown, N.Y., in June. Preregistration is required at


All is not lost for Eagles

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Los Altos High’s Lulu Kishton bumps the ball in Saturday’s CCS final as teammate Megan Wilhelm watches intently.

Even on their best day, few girls volleyball teams in the country can beat Mitty. Los Altos didn’t have one of those days when it faced the nationally ranked Monarchs in the Central Coast Section Division II final.

In a rematch of last year’s title match, top-seeded Mitty swept the No. 2 Eagles 26-24, 25-20, 25-19 Saturday at Independence.


St. Francis boys and girls rule the pool, top Titans in CCS DI water polo finals

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St. Francis High junior Andrew Goodenough scored four goals to lead the Lancers in Saturday’s CCS Division I final win over Gunn at Independence.

St. Francis High’s boys and girls water polo coaches were all wet after their respective Central Coast Section Division I championship games against Gunn – and that was just fine with them.

Boys coach Terry O’Donnell and girls coach Brendon Reutebuch each took the traditional celebratory plunge into the pool after leading their teams to titles Saturday at Independence High.


SF tennis team out to avenge CCS final loss in regionals

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Priyanka Pabari, above, and Illina Yang, below, won in singles for St. Francis High in last week’s CCS final against Menlo.

When it came down to last week’s Central Coast Section girls tennis final, seeding and a previous meeting didn’t matter.

Third-seeded St. Francis High lost 5-2 to a fifth-seeded Menlo team it beat early in the season. The Knights won the top two spots in singles and swept the doubles Nov. 18 at Bay Club Courtside in Los Gatos.


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