St. Francis done in by last-second free throws

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St. Francis High’s Curtis Witt takes a jump shot Friday. He led the Lancers with 13 points.

In a split second, St. Francis High’s elation turned to deflation Friday night at Santa Clara University.

Serra’s errant 3-pointer in the last second of the Central Coast Section Open Division boys basketball final seemed to clinch the win for the Lancers, whose fans reacted with a roar loud enough to drown out the referee’s whistle for a foul on the shot.


Pinewood boys fall to Priory in hoops semi; SF soccer teams ousted in same round of CCS

Call it playoff payback. Woodside Priory – which fell to Pinewood on a last-second free throw in last year’s Central Coast Section Division V final – rallied from a 24-point halftime deficit to beat the top-seeded Panthers 50-47 in last week’s semifinals.

Four-time defending champ Pinewood scored the first 15 points March 4 at Santa Clara High and led 34-12 at intermission. Fourth-seeded Priory began its colossal comeback with a 13-3 third-quarter run and outscored Pinewood 25-10 in the fourth.


LA baseball team jumps on Matadors early

Scoring early and often, the Los Altos High baseball team routed Monta Vista 9-3 last week in non-league play.

The visiting Eagles put up seven runs by the third inning of the March 3 game.


Sports on the Side

Green run

On Your Mark’s fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K run/walk is scheduled 9 a.m. Sunday, starting and finishing at the running store at 378 Main St., Los Altos. To register, visit

LAHS seeks coaches

Los Altos High needs coaches for frosh-soph boys lacrosse and junior varsity badminton. If interested, email athletic director Kim Cave at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Eagles upset Leland to win CCS

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The Los Altos High School Eagles defeated Santa Clara High School Tuesday to advance to the Central Coast Section basketball finals Saturday.

The Los Altos High boys basketball team upset top-seeded Leland 63-59 in overtime Saturday to capture the Central Coast Section Division II championship. More details will follow in the Town Crier's March 11 edition.


Eagles rally past Rams

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Los Altos High’s Patrick McColl scores on a breakaway dunk Saturday against Willow Glen.

Patrick McColl’s breakaway dunk emphatically ensured Los Altos High’s greatest comeback win of the season, 45-37 over Willow Glen in the Central Coast Section Division II boys basketball quarterfinals.


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