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Los Altos girls basketball team edges Mountain View in overtime


Los Altos High girls basketball coach Jaclyn Brode called it a “crazy game” – and she probably wasn’t the only witness to last week’s contest against rival Mountain View who shared that sentiment.

After rallying from a five-point deficit in the final 30 seconds of regulation to force overtime, the host Eagles edged the Spartans 50-47 – without making a field goal. All of Los Altos’ points in OT were from the foul line; the Eagles shot 11-of-14 from the stripe Jan. 12.

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Johnson heats up

Mountain View native Tyler Johnson came off the bench to score 13 points in the Miami Heat’s loss to the host Golden State Warriors last week. The St. Francis High graduate made six of his seven shots from the field, including a drive past Stephen Curry for a dunk. Johnson, an undrafted guard from Fresno State, is in his second NBA season.

Schools seek coaches

Los Altos and Mountain View highs seek head coaches for spring sports. Los Altos needs a frosh-soph boys lacrosse coach and a junior-varsity girls tennis coach. If interested, contact athletic director Kim Cave at 960-8857 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mountain View seeks coaches for varsity track and field, boys volleyball and girls lacrosse. If interested, contact athletic director Shelley Smith at 940-4626 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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MV girls hold on to stun Saratoga


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Mountain View High freshman Kyra Palmbush lays in the ball Friday against Saratoga. She scored a team-high 12 points.

At 6-foot-1, Kyra Palmbush doesn’t look like a freshman – and she didn’t play like one Friday night. She came off the bench to lead the Mountain View High girls basketball team to a 47-43 win over Saratoga.

Palmbush scored a team-high 12 points and blocked three shots in the victory, which boosted the Spartans to 2-0 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division and 6-4 overall.

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MV boys struggle to hit their shots


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Mountain View’s Ryan Hammell lays up the ball in Friday’s home game against Saratoga.

Prior to league play, points weren’t a problem for the Mountain View High boys basketball team. But in their first two Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division games, the Spartans have sputtered on offense.

After averaging 60 points per contest outside of league, Mountain View failed to reach 40 points against either division opponent last week.

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Demotion leaves Eagles with an edge, new coach says


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Emily Pye, a senior, is co-captain of the Los Altos High girls soccer team.

Three years after winning a Central Coast Section championship, the Los Altos High girls soccer team has been demoted to the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division – and the players aren’t happy about it.

“The girls are fired up; they didn’t like the idea of being relegated (after) last season,” new coach Eric Madrigal said. “They want to get some revenge – they have that edge.”

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Peery returns to Pinewood as boys basketball coach


Pinewood School has turned to a familiar face to replace Ola Dean as boys basketball coach. Jason Peery, who coached the Panthers from 2008 to 2012, is back on the bench.

Athletic director Matt Stimson confirmed last week that Peery took over Dec. 29, making him the team’s third coach in less than a year.

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