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Commish to retire

Central Coast Section Commissioner Nancy Lazenby Blaser last week announced she plans to retire next fall after 26 years on the job. She oversees athletics for the section’s 146 high schools, including those in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View. Lazenby Blaser’s last day as commissioner is slated Oct. 31; her replacement has not been announced.

Cycle for a cause

Cycle for Survival, the national movement to beat rare cancers, is slated to return to the area Feb. 22 for its annual indoor team cycling event at Equinox Fitness, 440 Portage Ave., Palo Alto. Equinox instructors will lead participants in rides 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All money raised will go toward rare-cancer research and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. To register and for more information, visit cycleforsurvival.org.

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Eagles edged by Wildcats


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Los Altos High’s Meg Enthoven drives to the basket Friday night against Los Gatos. She scored 24 of the Eagles’ 43 points.

Los Altos High girls basketball coach Jaclyn Brode calls her “Money Meg” and “Baby Bull” – and it was easy to see why Friday. The relentless Meg Enthoven scored more than half of the Eagles’ points in a 46-43 home loss to Los Gatos.

“She carried the team,” Brode said of the junior. “She was the best player on that floor.”

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Los Altos rallies in second half to beat Los Gatos in boys hoops


If the Eagles turn their season around and make the playoffs, perhaps they will look back at Friday’s win as the catalyst.

Down five points at halftime, the Los Altos High boys basketball team rallied for a 56-48 home win over second-place Los Gatos.

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MV boys soccer team may be young, but Spartans still shooting for CCS


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Mountain View High midfielder Jason Floyer notched a goal and two assists in last week’s win at rival Los Altos.

The other shoe – or in this case, cleat – has dropped for the Mountain View High boys soccer team.

Having so many stellar seniors graduate last spring has left coach Jim McGuirk with a squad short on experience this winter.

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Foothill hires Teijeiro as AD; Owls rank 8th in women's hoops

Although Mike Teijeiro only recently was named athletic director at Foothill College, the job is not new to him. He served as interim AD at the Los Altos Hills community college for eight months.

After what Foothill administrators described as “a highly competitive hiring process,” Teijeiro was chosen last month to fill the newly created position.

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MV girls basketball team fades in fourth at Paly

The Mountain View High girls basketball team stayed with Palo Alto for three quarters, but the host Vikings pulled away in the fourth for a 53-40 win that moved them ahead of the Spartans in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division.

Mountain View (5-1 league, 14-4 overall) entered the fourth down two, but Paly (5-0, 15-2) scored 12 of the next 14 points.

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