Los Altos rallies late, avenges last year's playoff loss to Willow Glen

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Trevor Rogers threw two perfect innings in relief for Los Altos.

The Eagles advanced beyond the first round of the Central Coast Section Division I baseball playoffs by ending the season of a team that ended theirs a year ago.

Tenth-seeded Los Altos defeated No. 7 Willow Glen 5-4 Thursday – one year after the Rams ended the Eagles’ season with a 10-0 first-round rout in the Division II tournament.


LA doubles team reaches CCS semifinals

Alternates or not, Los Altos High’s Christian Beck and Braden Holt showed they belonged in the Central Coast Section boys doubles tennis championships.

The Eagles duo – earning a spot in the tournament after a team from Piedmont Hills bowed out – made it all the way to the semifinals. Beck and Holt took second-seeded Everett Maltby and Andre Dang of Mitty to three sets in the semis.


SF golfer Heitel finishes 41st at regional golf championships

St. Francis High’s Matt Heitel endured a rough round in his first appearance at the Northern California boys golf championships, shooting a seven-over-par 79, but coach Phil Marrone said there’s always next year – and the year after that.

After all, Heitel is only 15.


Sports on the Side

Eagles make the grade

The Los Altos High girls basketball team has received a 2014 Winter Season Scholastic Championship Team Award for posting the highest collective GPA (3.795) among Central Coast Section teams in its sport. The Los Altos girls soccer (3.72) and boys basketball (3.4956) squads placed fourth in their respective sports.

Fun run approaches

The Gardner Grizzly Fun Run, a 5-kilometer walk/run benefiting the Los Altos Education Foundation, is scheduled Saturday at Gardner Bullis School, 25890 W. Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills. The 3.1-mile course stretches into the nearby hills; strollers, dogs and wagons are welcome. The school mascot and members of the local fire department are slated to appear. The event includes refreshments, prizes and shorter races for younger children. Registration-packet pickup is set to begin at 8 a.m., the run/walk at 9 a.m. and the kids’ races at 10 a.m. Cost is $15-$20, free for those 5 and under. To register, visit and click on “Grizzly Fun Run.”


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