Spartans sweep Eagles in league volleyball match

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St. Francis High senior Jenna Adams recorded 12 kills in the win at Notre Dame-Salinas.

Mountain View High’s sweep of Los Altos Thursday night was “a great milestone” for the girls volleyball team, according to Spartans coach Dave Winn.

It marked Mountain View’s first win over the rival Eagles in more than three years.


Sports on the Side

Dance for sports

The inaugural Eagle-Thon Dance Marathon to benefit Los Altos High sports is scheduled 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 24 in the school gym. Organized by the Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters, the event will feature a DJ, hourly dance themes, line dances on the hour and cake walks on the half hour. It is open to the entire community; all ages are welcome. The fee to participate in the full marathon (12 hours) is $50 and includes a T-shirt and refreshments; drop-in cost is $20. To register and for more information, visit

Run to fight cancer

The Los Altos Community Pink Ribbon 5K Run/Walk is scheduled 9 a.m. Oct. 25, starting and finishing at On Your Mark, the running shoe/apparel shop located at 378 Main St. The course includes streets and pathways in Los Altos Hills. The second-year event raises money for Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Entry fee is $15, free for ages 5 and under and $60 for families of up to six people. Registration is set to begin at 8:15 a.m. Refreshments and a raffle follow the run. To register and for more information, visit and type “Pink Ribbon Run” into the search field.


Lancers go to 3-0

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St. Francis High’s Thomas MacDevitt signals touchdown after teammate De’jon Fort pounces on a blocked punt in the end zone in Friday night’s non-league game against visiting Atascadero.

The St. Francis High football team should enter next week’s league opener at St. Ignatius with a mound of momentum on its side.

The Lancers raised their record to 3-0 with Friday night’s 20-0 home rout of Atascadero, a squad that came into the contest undefeated.


Coach says Eagles aren't rebuilding - they're reloading

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Lulu Kishton goes for a kill as Los Altos teammate Alexis Malgesini watches intently.

The Los Altos High girls volleyball team has lost a lot of talent since last year’s rousing run to the regional final.

Three all-league players graduated – including MVP Carmen Annevelink – along with an honorable-mention selection. Oh, and a returning starter may miss the season with an injury.


Mtn. View girls water polo team captures tourney

The Mountain View High girls water polo team emerged from the Stinky Rose Invitational with the smell of success.

The Spartans went 4-0 to win last weekend’s tournament at Christopher High in Gilroy, crushing the host team 14-2 in the final.


Korpontinos' career gets a jolt from Earthquakes

Courtesy of the Korpontinos family
Matthew Korpontinos aspires to play soccer professionally.

For Matthew Korpontinos, soccer is more than a game. It’s a lifestyle.

Having played the sport for most of his life – with his first word being “ball” and his first steps being taken with a soccer ball – the 17-year-old said “soccer has been a part of my life for so long it’s become a part of my lifestyle that I could never separate myself from.”


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