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MV regains league lead in girls soccer


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View High senior forward Ysa Baluyot, dribbling, earned an assist in Friday’s 2-0 win over host Palo Alto.

With its league title hopes slipping away after tying Saratoga, the Mountain View High girls soccer team found its footing Friday.

The defending champion Spartans climbed to the top of the standings in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division with a 2-0 win at Palo Alto, which had not lost all season.

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Sports on the Side

League ready to tip off

Adults interested in playing in the Los Altos Recreation Department’s spring basketball league must register by Friday. The regular season comprises 10 games; the top four teams advance to the playoffs. Games start at 7:30, 8:30 and 9:10 p.m. Wednesdays, starting March 2, at Egan Junior High. Cost is $675 per team, with an additional $18 per nonresident. To register, call 947-2727 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Softball sign-ups

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. 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, 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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Panthers outpace Priory


Shirley Pefley/Special to the Town Crier
Pinewood’s Matt Peery lays up the ball in Friday’s win over Woodside Priory. Peery paced the Panthers with 19 points.

While height helps, the Pinewood School boys are proof that basketball is not necessarily a game of inches.

For the second time this season, the undersized Panthers overwhelmed Woodside Priory and its towering tandem of Ayo Aderoboye (6-foot-9) and Emmanuel Ajanaku (6-6).

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Panthers outpace Priory


Shirley Pefley/Special to the Town Crier
Pinewood’s Matt Peery lays up the ball in Friday’s win over Woodside Priory. Peery paced the Panthers with 19 points.

While height helps, the Pinewood School boys are proof that basketball is not necessarily a game of inches.

For the second time this season, the undersized Panthers overwhelmed Woodside Priory and its towering tandem of Ayo Aderoboye (6-foot-9) and Emmanuel Ajanaku (6-6).

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Youthful Spartans may be rebuilding, but they're striving for CCS playoffs


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View High goalie Tag Wilson has four shutouts this season.

In his 27th season, Mountain View High’s Jim McGuirk is among the most experienced boys soccer coaches in the Central Coast Section. This year’s team, however, is among the least experienced he’s coached.

“We lost 17 players from last year’s roster – 10 to graduation and seven for various other reasons,” McGuirk said. “So for the first time in a long time, I truly have a brand-new, rebuilding team.”

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Youthful Spartans may be rebuilding, but they’re striving for CCS playoffs


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View High goalie Tag Wilson has four shutouts this season.

In his 27th season, Mountain View High’s Jim McGuirk is among the most experienced boys soccer coaches in the Central Coast Section. This year’s team, however, is among the least experienced he’s coached.

“We lost 17 players from last year’s roster – 10 to graduation and seven for various other reasons,” McGuirk said. “So for the first time in a long time, I truly have a brand-new, rebuilding team.”

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