Los Altos coach expects to send multiple wrestlers to section tourney

The regular season comes to a close this week for the Los Altos High wrestling team, but coach Randy Jimenez expects the campaign to continue for several of his athletes.

“I hope to send five wrestlers to CCS,” Jimenez said of the Central Coast Section championships, scheduled Feb. 27 and 28 at San Jose’s Independence High. “I think it’s possible.”


Mtn. View's Positive Coaching Alliance creates site to assist youth & high school athletes

Positive Coaching Alliance, a national nonprofit based in Mountain View, recently unveiled a website to assist those involved in youth and high school sports.

The Development Zone (PCADevZone.org) aims to answer questions from athletes – along with their parents, coaches and the administrators who serve them – about maximizing the youth and high school sports experience. The information is free.


Sports on the Side

Johnson heats up

Three days after signing his second 10-day contract with the Miami Heat, St. Francis High graduate Tyler Johnson enjoyed his best game as an NBA player. The guard totaled 13 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots and two steals in the Heat’s 83-75 win at Boston Feb. 1.

Winter break camps

Spartans Sports Camps’ winter break basketball and tennis camps are scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Feb. 20 at Mountain View High, 3535 Truman Ave. The basketball camp, open to boys and girls in grades 3-8, will focus on shooting, ball-handling and defensive skills. The tennis camp, for beginner and intermediate players in grades 5-8, will emphasis volleys, ground strokes and service skills. Registration for either camp costs $195. To register, visit SpartansSportsCamp.com, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 479-5906.


Eagles hold on

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Los Altos’ Simon Heck grabs the ball as Mountain View’s Matthew Martin gets a hand on it.

There’s an old sports saying about throwing out the teams’ records when rivals play, and it rang true Saturday night. Mountain View High came into the boys basketball game with half as many wins as Los Altos, yet the Spartans nearly pulled off the upset.

The Eagles escaped with a 41-38 non-league victory over host Mountain View, which had the ball last but couldn’t get off a shot before the buzzer.


Pinewood girls not giving up on division-title dreams

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Pinewood School junior Jordan Berke scores versus Eastside Prep.

Down 1-0 at halftime to a squad it trounced three weeks earlier, the Pinewood School girls soccer team came to a realization. The Panthers needed to raise their game or suffer the consequences.

“The first half was pretty miserable. We kind of bumbled our way through it,” coach Michael Tetzlaff said of the Jan. 27 match against Eastside Prep. “They realized that the way they were playing wasn’t acceptable, and they started to turn it around.”


LA girls win one for Munro, beat Saratoga 48-46

The Los Altos High girls basketball team made the most of Katie Munro’s last game of the season, rallying to beat Saratoga 48-46 Friday.

Munro has been playing the entire season on a bad ankle, according to coach Jaclyn Brode, and the junior guard was scheduled to have surgery Monday.


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