Eagles, Spartans play to stay in SCVAL's upper division

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Los Altos High’s Patrick McColl could play an integral roles in this week’s league playoff series against Mountain View.

A local high school baseball team is going down this week – in more ways than one.

The loser of the best-of-three series pitting Los Altos against rival Mountain View not only finishes last in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division playoff tournament but also gets demoted to the SCVAL El Camino Division next year.


Owls' pursuit of perfection ends at state tennis tourney

Courtesy of Dixie Macias
The Foothill College men’s tennis team lost just once this season. Front, from left: Brenden Lum, Braden Holt, Arya Tarani, Daniel Kim and Nico Holzach. Back: coach Dixie Macias, Felipe Resende, Nikolay Petrov, David de Backre, Ryan Lam, James Han and assistant Michael Woods. Not pictured: Richard Feldmanis.

The Foothill College men’s tennis team dominated Northern California the past seven years – and this season was no different.

Guided by coach Dixie Macias, who has been with the program for 25 years, the Owls went undefeated in the regular season (19-0) and cruised to the Coast Conference championship last month.


Sports on the Side

Los Altos Color run nearly hits goal

The inaugural Los Altos High School Color Run raised $4,845 for the athletic program, according to the event website, nearly reaching the goal of $5,000. The April 18 on-campus event, open to students and the community, featured two runs during which participants could be sprinkled with colored powder at several checkpoints.

Wrestling tournament remains at Rabobank

The California Interscholastic Federation recently announced that the CIF Boys Wrestling State Championships will remain at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield through 2020. The CIF accepted bid proposals from sites across the state in 2014 before its executive committee voted this spring to extend the agreement with Bakersfield, according to the CIF. Annually, 560 wrestlers from across the state compete in 14 weight classes in the double-elimination tournament.


Owens owns qualifier: Pinewood player trounces competition, advances to CCS individual tournament

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Pinewood School singles player Gabe Owens, a junior, last week qualified for the Central Coast Section individual tournament.

Pinewood School tennis player Gabe Owens faced little resistance last week at the West Bay Athletic League’s Central Coast Section qualifier. He dispatched all four foes in straight sets – losing just four games along the way – to win the singles side of the two-day tourney.

The upcoming CCS individual tournament should prove more challenging for the junior.


LA beats MV in lacrosse for first time; Spartans subdue Santa Clara in softball

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Los Altos High’s Tristan Mori-Sloane scored a goal in the Eagles’ road victory over rival Mountain View High.

Seven years into its boys lacrosse program, Los Altos High had yet to beat rival Mountain View – until last week.

The Eagles edged the host Spartans 6-5 April 29 in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division contest.


Leagues honor local basketball, soccer players

All-league honors were recently awarded to varsity high school athletes participating in winter sports. Athletes from local schools who earned accolades are listed below.

Los Altos High

Boys basketball


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