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Eagles eke past host Spartans in boys water polo


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Jim Hollingworth scored six goals in Los Altos High’s water polo win over Mountain View.

Jim Hollingworth’s 5-meter penalty shot lifted Los Altos High to an 8-7 road win over Mountain View in boys water polo Thursday.

The senior’s fourth-quarter goal was his sixth of the game. Eric Warmoth and Nick Rodriguez scored the Eagles’ other goals.

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Lancers roll toward title in girls golf


Courtesy of Phil Marrone
The St. Francis High girls golf team last season captured the Northern California championship, above.

Last year’s St. Francis High girls golf team was the best in school history, though it could lose that status soon – perhaps by November.

“I think we’re better this year,” coach Phil Marrone said.

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Dance marathon to benefit LAHS sports set for Saturday

The shimmy for sports – officially known as the Eagle-Thon Dance Marathon benefiting Los Altos High athletics – is scheduled 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday in the school gym at 201 Almond Ave.

Organized by the Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters, the inaugural event will feature a DJ, hourly dance themes, line dances on the hour and cakewalks with prizes on the half hour.

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Eagles ascend: Los Altos avenges loss to Mtn. View, climbs to top of De Anza Division


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Los Altos High’s Hanadi Nassif, left, and Lauren Limbach attempt to block a shot by Mountain View High’s Emma Blockhus in Thursday’s match. Blockhus notched 14 kills in her team’s loss.

Los Altos High’s road to retribution has put the girls volleyball team in the driver’s seat to win the race for the division title.

The Eagles have been on a tear since rival Mountain View swept them Sept. 24, avenging that loss Thursday night for their fifth consecutive league win. Host Los Altos topped the scrappy Spartans 25-15, 25-21, 22-25, 26-24.

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Sports on the Side

Inkster guides U.S.

Los Altos resident and pro golfer Juli Inkster captained the U.S. team that edged Europe 14 1/2-13 1/2 to claim the Solheim Cup last month in Germany. Team USA rallied from a 10-6 deficit to win the biennial tournament in which LPGA players from America take on those from Europe. It’s the largest comeback in Solheim Cup history and Team USA’s first win at the event since 2009.

Swimmer speaks

Diana Nyad, long-distance swimmer and author of “Find a Way,” is slated to speak noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 28 – with a book signing to follow – in the Schultz Cultural Hall at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Nyad will describe her record-breaking, 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida in 2013 at age 64. Tickets are $8-$50. For tickets and more information, visit commonwealthclub.org.

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Eagles winged by Wing-T offense


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The Los Altos High defense, led by linebacker Max Higareda (No. 9), stops Monta Vista quarterback Golan Gingold on a fourth-and-goal play. Gingold still rushed for three touchdowns.

Despite Friday night’s disappointing defeat on homecoming, all is not lost for Los Altos High.

Monta Vista’s 30-14 victory over the Eagles in what coach Trevor Pruitt called “a winnable game” certainly damaged his football team’s dream of winning its division, but the season is far from over.

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