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SCU hosts soccer finals

Central Coast Section officials revealed last week that the inaugural CCS Open Division boys and girls soccer championship games will be played March 4 at Santa Clara University’s 7,000-seat Stevens Stadium. Game times have yet to be announced.

Run for a cause

The 17th annual Run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair is scheduled noon to 4 p.m. March 20 at St. Joseph School, 1120 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View. The event features 13 cross-country races, including a 220-yard run for preschoolers, a 1/2-mile run for kindergartners and 1-mile runs for grades 1-8, high school students and adults. The entry fee is $5, free to low-income children. Admission to the fair is free. Proceeds benefit the Makumbi Children’s Home in Zimbabwe. To register for the run, make a donation or volunteer, contact Ellen Clark at 941-9206 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Eagles take down Mustangs


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Los Altos High’s Gino Vega competes against Homestead Thursday. He won, improving to 18-4.

It’s all coming together for the Los Altos High wrestling team. The Eagles have more wrestlers, more wins and more moxie than longtime coach Randy Jimenez has seen in several years.

“We have four or five outstanding kids, but the team as a whole is doing big things,” he said. “These kids bought into the program, they work hard and are peaking right now.”

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Los Altos residents help Homestead get off to 19-2 start in girls basketball


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Homestead senior Nicolette Conkin, a Los Altos resident, leads the team in assists.

Homestead High might just have the best girls basketball team no one’s talking about. The Mustangs quietly are off to their best start in more than a decade.

“No one expected us to do this, but we could have been this good last season without all the injuries,” said point guard Nicolette Conkin, one of two Los Altos residents on the team. “But we’re not focused on what others think – we just want to win.”

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Pinewood girls finish third in soccer league

Although the season didn’t turn out as well as the Pinewood School girls soccer team had hoped, the Panthers did at least finish strong.

Pinewood last week won its final two matches to take third in the West Bay Athletic League Skyline Division.

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MV's McGuirk named CCS honor coach


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Mountain View High boys soccer Jim McGuirk talks strategy with his players during halftime of a recent game.

Not only was Jim McGuirk pleasantly surprised to win a 2015-16 Central Coast Section Winter Sports Honor Coach Award – the Mountain View High boys soccer coach only recently discovered he was even nominated.

“I did not know about it until right at the end,” McGuirk said last week. “My athletic director (Shelley Smith) and principal (Dave Grissom) nominated me early in the year without telling me and then I found out a couple of weeks ago, right before the coaches voted.”

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Sign-ups for baseball

Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League is registering baseball (ages 5-14) and softball (5-9) players for its spring season. The deadline to register is Monday. To register and for more information, visit losaltoslittleleague.com.

Rec softball league

The Mountain View Recreation Division’s Adult Softball League is slated to begin its 10-game season March 7. Games will be played 6:30, 7:45 and 9 p.m. weekdays at Callahan and Crittenden fields. The league offers five divisions, including different skill levels of coed and men’s. Cost is $725 per team for Mountain View residents, with an additional $12.50 for each nonresident on the squad. To sign up and for more information, call 903-6412 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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