MV, LA duos win division tourneys

Courtesy of Frank Smyth
Spartans Jayna Dave, left, and Yvonne Lin are the El Camino Division doubles champs.

Local girls dominated doubles at last week’s league tennis championships.

Duos from Los Altos and Mountain View highs won their respective divisions of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Nov. 4.


Lancers defend their crown, win CCS tourney by 18 strokes

The St. Francis High girls golf team not only beat the competition last week at the Central Coast Section Championships – the Lancers beat themselves. Well, the 2014 version of themselves.

St. Francis’ score of 377 was eight strokes better than its winning effort at last year’s tournament, also played on Rancho Cañada Golf Club’s East Course in Carmel.


Sports on the Side

Dinneen enters HOF

St. Francis High graduate and Los Altos native Steven Dinneen was inducted into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame Monday as the Male High School Athlete of the Year. Now a freshman cadet playing football for the Air Force Academy, Dinneen starred on the St. Francis football and boys volleyball teams, helping both win Central Coast Section championships last school year.

PONY up for baseball

Los Altos Mountain View PONY Baseball is registering players for its upcoming 30th-anniversary season, slated to begin in the spring. Open to youth ages 5 and up from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View and surrounding communities, the league offers nine divisions. To register for the 2016 season and for more information on the league, visit


Wild win for Lancers

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St. Francis High running back Lutoviko Ahoia fights his way into the end zone in the second quarter of Friday’s win over Serra.

More than a few football fans headed for the exit at St. Francis High’s Ron Calcagno Stadium Friday night after Serra scored with four minutes remaining to extend its lead to 12 points.

They beat the traffic, but they didn’t see the Lancers rally to beat the Padres 43-42.


Owls flying high in women's volleyball; improve to 21-1 with Friday's home win

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Foothill College outside hitter Rianna Brennan leads the Owls in kills this year.

When asked which player on her women’s volleyball team has been playing particularly well lately, Foothill College coach Katy Ripp couldn’t name just one. Or two.

“Rianna (Brennan) is right up there (statistically) – she’s a really good player,” Ripp said of her star outside hitter. “The setters are playing well, too – and the middles and libero.”


SF golfers crush competition at WCAL tourney

Courtesy of Phil Marrone
The St. Francis High girls golf team has yet to lose a match this year. The Lancers are 35-1 over the past three regular seasons.

The St. Francis High girls golf team’s domination of the West Catholic Athletic League is becoming par for the course. For the third consecutive year, the Lancers have won the round-robin championship and league tournament.

St. Francis has lost just one league match during this successful span (in 2013) and has crushed the competition at the league tourney – winning it by an average of nearly 31 strokes.


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