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Lancers land berth in Boras Baseball Classic

St. Francis High will get the opportunity to defend its 2015 Boras Baseball Classic State Championship. The Lancers last week were selected to play in this year’s 32-team invitational, scheduled March 21-24 at Elk Grove High. Sixteen top teams from Northern California and 16 from the southern region are slated to compete; each squad is guaranteed to play four games; the two teams that reach the final play a fifth game. For more information, visit

Los Altos, Mtn. View seek spring coaches

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


Eagles enter league on winning streak

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Senior guard Allegra Maeso has been Los Altos High’s most consistent shooter, according to coach Jaclyn Brode.

After taking time off for Christmas, the Los Altos High girls basketball team went back to work in a big way. The Eagles played four games last week – and won them all.

“Ending preseason with four wins in five days is definitely the way you want to head into league,” coach Jaclyn Brode said. “However, we’re far from a finished product.”


Mtn. View High boys basketball team shows vast improvement over last year

League play doesn’t begin until today, and the Mountain View High boys basketball team already has more than doubled last season’s win total.

The Spartans, coming off a dismal 4-20 campaign, are 9-2 under new coach Kevin Mack. Their ninth win – 70-58 over Rocklin – locked up third place at the Joe Schram Holiday Classic last week at St. Francis.


Slew of locals land on all-league teams for performances in fall

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

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Eaton caps career

Los Altos High graduate Daniel Eaton, a reserve tight end on the UCLA football team, capped his college career last month. The redshirt junior is on track to graduate in the spring.

State meet stays

Fresno will remain the home for the CIF State Cross-Country Championships through 2021, according to a recent announcement from the California Interscholastic Federation Executive Committee. The new six-year agreement runs from 2016 to 2021 at Woodward Park, the only home the event has known since its inception in 1987.


TC's top 10 of 2015

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Los Altos High boys basketball players, from left, Thomas Kelleher, Nolan Brennan and Simon Heck enjoy their CCS championship.

From basketball teams to soccer squads and runners to tennis players, the local sports scene was chock full of champs in 2015. A few of them made history as well.

It wasn’t easy to limit the list to 10, but here’s the Town Crier’s annual countdown of the biggest sports stories of the year.


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