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Goalie Porter honored

Los Altos native Luke Porter, a freshman goalkeeper on the Kentucky Christian University men’s soccer team, has been named to the 2015 National Christian College Athletic Association Division II Men’s All-America Team. The King’s Academy graduate was twice voted National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division II Defensive Player of the Week. He helped KCU finish third at the NAIA Division II national championship tournament.

Get in on the ‘Fun’

The Los Altos Recreation Department’s annual New Year’s Day Fun Run is scheduled 9 a.m. Jan. 1 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


Eagles emerge

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Los Altos High’s Meg Enthoven drives to the basket in Saturday’s rout of Yerba Buena. She is the team’s top scorer and rebounder.

The starters on the Los Altos High girls basketball team didn’t get much out of Saturday’s 43-7 rout of Yerba Buena; they barely played beyond the first quarter. The reserves benefitted most, gaining experience that may strengthen the Eagles in the long run.

“The starters didn’t get many minutes, but it was a chance to get the reserves in,” coach Jaclyn Brode said. “We’re a slim team this year; a couple fouls and people are going to have to come in the game and contribute. So this gives them meaningful minutes to work through stuff.”


St. Francis seizes spot in state bowl game

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St. Francis High quarterback Kamalii Akina completed all five of his passes, three of them for touchdowns, Saturday.

Shaking off its toughest loss of the year, the St. Francis High football team pounded Pleasant Valley 29-7 to claim the Northern California Division II-A championship and a state bowl game berth this weekend.

The Lancers entered Saturday’s game in Oroville with a mound of motivation after falling to Oak Grove on a last-minute touchdown in the Central Coast Section Open Division II final a week earlier.


Pinewood girls set their sights on soccer title

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Pinewood School junior Caleigh Page, left, last season was named WBAL Skyline Division Defender of the Year.

The Pinewood School girls soccer team made a run at the division title last season but wasn’t able to catch Castilleja or Crystal Springs Uplands. The Panthers finished third with a 5-2-2 record in the West Bay Athletic League Skyline Division.

This season Michael Tetzlaff said he and co-head coach Whitney Wood “are pretty confident that we can vie for the top spot in the Skyline Division.”


LA off to strong start in soccer

After a 4-0 start, the Los Altos High boys soccer team last week suffered its first loss of the season. The Eagles fell 2-1 to Santa Clara in their second game of the Homestead Christmas Cup.

Senior Ryan Ratner scored Los Altos’ lone goal in the Dec. 10 game.


Sports on the Side

Fletcher finishes first

Los Altos native Spencer Fletcher won the JC Golf Championship, a Golden State Tour event held over two days at Temecula Creek Inn Golf Resort. The Mountain View High graduate shot a 14-under-par 130 to win by two strokes Dec. 1. Fletcher played collegiately at Arizona State, graduating in 2012.

Trees for sports

Holiday tree lots benefiting athletics at Mountain View and Los Altos highs, respectively, have opened for business. Proceeds from the MVHS Spartans Tree Lot go toward purchasing athletic equipment and improving facilities. Operating hours are 4-8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends next to the football field at Mountain View High, 3535 Truman Ave. For more information, visit Proceeds from the MVLA Christmas Tree Lot support Los Altos High sports and afterschool programs. Hours are 4:30-7:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends in the Chase Bank parking lot, 749 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View. For more information, visit


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