Oh-so-close contenders for the TC's top 10 of '15

• St. Francis High girls golf team wins CCS and NorCal titles.

• Lizzy Beutter pitches perfect game in Los Altos High’s five-inning softball win over Gunn.


Eagles claim Silver Division at soccer tourney

Courtesy of Barbara Carroll
The Los Altos High boys soccer team beat Monta Vista to win the Silver Division of the Homestead Christmas Cup.

The Los Altos High boys soccer team outlasted Monta Vista to seize the Silver Division of the Homestead Christmas Cup tournament.

With the game deadlocked at 1, the Eagles edged the Matadors in a penalty-kick shootout Dec. 19.


MVLA PONY Baseball celebrates 30th season

The upcoming 2016 season marks the 30th anniversary of Los Altos Mountain View PONY Baseball.

League president Curtis Banks said, “2016 should be a great year for our youth players and their fans alike.”


Sports on the Side

Bumgarner honored

Mountain View High graduate Brad Bumgarner, a forward on the Sacramento State men’s soccer squad, has been selected for the Big West Conference All-Freshman Team. Bumgarner led the Hornets in goals (seven) and points (15) during the fall season. He is the first Sacramento State player in five years to score at least seven goals in a single season.

Get in on the ‘Fun’

The Los Altos Recreation Department’s annual New Year’s Day Fun Run is scheduled 9 a.m. Friday along Main and State streets. The free event includes refreshments and music. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome; no registration is required. For more information, call 947-2848 or visit


New-look Los Altos begins title defense

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Simon Heck attempts to put the ball in the hoop. The sophomore plays in the post for the Eagles.

With the roster ravaged by graduation, the Los Altos High boys basketball team looks vastly different from the squad that hoisted a Central Coast Section championship trophy in March.

“Our three main players from last year all graduated,” coach Bob McFarlane said, “so it’s a rebuilding year, to say the least.”


Mountain View off to fast start in boys hoops

The Mountain View High boys basketball team is off to a sizzling start under new coach Kevin Mack.

The Spartans improved to 4-1 with last week’s 69-37 thrashing of Live Oak. The host Spartans jumped to a 24-9 lead in the opening quarter and held a 39-21 advantage at halftime.


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