Baseball teams from LA and MV look to rebound from tough weeks

Spring break probably couldn’t have come at a better time for the Mountain View High baseball team. Perhaps the slumping Spartans can regroup during this week without games.

Kris Mims – who replaced Dan Demuth as head coach March 24 – has scheduled two practices for his squad, which went 0-3 last week and has dropped 14 consecutive games.


All-star football game moves to Levi Stadium

The San Francisco 49ers won’t be the only ones playing football at Levi Stadium this summer. Expect to see some local high school players on the field, too.

The 41st annual Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football Game is scheduled 6 p.m. Aug. 1 at the 49ers’ new home in Santa Clara.


Sports on the Side

MVHS coach resigns

Jim Forthoffer recently resigned as coach of the Mountain View High boys basketball team. A longtime teacher at the school, Forthoffer had two tours of duty as the Spartans coach, the latest spanning five seasons.

LAHS Color Run nears

The inaugural Los Altos High School Color Run, a fund-raiser for the athletics program, is set for April 18 on the campus at 201 Almond Ave. A color run features checkpoints along the route at which the participants are sprinkled with colored powder. The goal is to raise $5,000 for Los Altos athletics. There are two color runs scheduled – the Community Run at 5 p.m. and the Main Color Run (primarily for Los Altos High students) at 7 p.m. The course starts and finishes on the school track, with a run around the entire campus in between. Both events are open to walkers as well, but no dogs are allowed. Registration, which includes a T-shirt, is $30 for adults, $20 for Los Altos High students, $10 for children ages 6-13 and free for those 5 and under. Adults and Los Altos High students may participate in either run; children are limited to the Community Run and must be accompanied by an adult or Los Altos High student. Participants are encouraged to register online by April 17. To register, visit


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.


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