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Fruitful day on the Farm


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Los Altos High’s Brian Yeager soars in the triple jump at the Stanford Invitational Saturday.

Last weekend’s Stanford Invitational attracted the best high school track and field athletes in the region, including several local standouts who more than held their own.

Competitors from Los Altos, Mountain View, St. Francis and Gunn highs finished at or near the top in a slew of events Friday and Saturday on the Farm.

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Perfect no more, MV boys volleyball team still sits atop De Anza

The Mountain View High boys volleyball team is no longer undefeated – losing twice over the weekend – but the Spartans are still perfect in league.

Mountain View went 4-2 at the King of Cali Tournament, held Friday and Saturday at Bellarmine. The tourney featured top teams from all over the state. The Spartans beat Overfelt and Aptos the first day, then Nevada Union and St. John Bosco the second day before falling to Homestead and St. Francis.

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Sports on the Side

Local soccer standouts go international

Three soccer players with local ties were part of the USA 18-Under Women’s National Team that competed in the 10 Nations Tournament last month in La Manga, Spain. Defender Megan Keeth (St. Francis High) and midfielder Jaye Boissiere (Menlo School) – both Los Altos Hills residents – played on the squad with fellow senior Annie Kingman (St. Francis), a midfielder. Facing under-19 teams from other countries, Team USA went 1-2 at the tournament.

Golf tourney benefits youth baseball team

The Los Altos Hills-based Peninsula Baseball Club has scheduled a golf tournament May 9 at Shoreline Golf Links in Mountain View to raise funds for the 12-year-old team’s upcoming trip to Cooperstown, N.Y., to play at Dreams Park. Check-in time is 11:30 a.m., with a box lunch to follow, and the tourney tees off at 1 p.m. Cost is $100, which includes greens fee, lunch, cart and $4 merchandise credit. Contest and hole sponsorships are available. To reserve a spot and for more information, contact Robert Nardone at (408) 832-1077 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Panthers emphatically end debate over which Division V team is best in state


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Pinewood School’s Marissa Hing shoots over La Jolla Country Day’s Cydney Collins in Friday’s Division V state final.

Just like the week before, those morning practices paid off for the Pinewood School girls basketball team in Friday’s state Division V final. The Panthers looked ready to play at 10 a.m., while opponent La Jolla Country Day seemed out of sorts from the start.

As a result, perky Pinewood routed lethargic La Jolla 60-42 at Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena – and the game wasn’t even that close.

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Swept by Paly, Eagles search for answers


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Paul Myers drove in the second run for Los Altos in Friday’s 8-2 loss to Palo Alto.

The Los Altos High baseball team fell to sixth place in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division with Friday’s 8-2 home loss to Palo Alto.

The Eagles – who dropped a 7-3 game at Paly two days earlier – slumped to 1-5 in league and 3-9 overall. The Vikings improved to 4-2 in league and 6-6 overall.

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Lefty Lancaster leads Mtn. View to softball win over Milpitas

Mountain View High pitcher Reanna Lancaster cooled down a hot Milpitas softball team Thursday, spurring the Spartans to a 4-1 home win.

The junior surrendered just three hits to the Trojans, who came in averaging nearly six runs per game and undefeated in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division.

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