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Eagles, Spartans are on the move

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View High quarterback JD Coyne prepares to take the snap from center Alphonso Barmore at practice last week. The Spartans open their season Saturday at Monterey.

It’s a season of change for the football teams at Los Altos and Mountain View highs, and it goes beyond their respective rosters.

The rivals have switched divisions of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League – the Eagles were promoted and the Spartans demoted – but they will still play each other in a late-season game that could have playoff implications.

LA grads form Dream Team at handball tourney in Sweden

Courtesy of Albin Mollerstedt
Eight recent Los Altos High graduates sport the retro Dream Team jerseys they wore last month at the Åhus Beach Handball Tournament in Sweden. Pictured, from left: David Lisbonne, Victor Yu, Max Sullivan, Adam Rosenbaum, Albin Mollerstedt, Tommy Andrews, Jay Uppuluri and Aidan Kelleher.

Of the many memorable moments from Albin Mollerstedt’s senior trip – three weeks in Europe with seven friends from Los Altos High – one clearly ranks above the rest.

It was teaming with his buddies to play in the Åhus Beach Handball Tournament last month in his native Sweden.

Aviators fly past Spiders in conference semifinals

Courtesy of Andrew Zill
The San Jose Spiders’ Andrew Berry makes a layout catch for a goal in the Western Conference semifinals Aug. 12 at Foothill College.

The San Jose Spiders fell 33-24 to the Los Angeles Aviators in the American Ultimate Disc League’s Western Conference semifinals Aug. 12 at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.

“LA had a great, deep game and were able to come down with long, floating passes on offense and defense, and also were able to take advantage of last-second scores at the end of each quarter,” Spiders owner and general manager Andrew Zill said.

Sports on the Side

Pitcher Strotman plays in all-star game

Homestead High graduate Drew Strotman pitched in relief in last week’s New York-Penn League All-Star Game in Troy, N.Y. Playing for the North All-Stars, he struck out one batter and didn’t allow any base runners in his one inning of work. Strotman was among six members of the Hudson Valley Renegades, a Class A Short Season League team affiliated with the Tampa Bay Rays, to play in the Aug. 15 game. Strotman, chosen by the Rays in the fourth round of this year’s draft, was selected to participate after posting a 2-2 record with a 1.88 ERA in seven appearances this season.

Sign-ups continue for Marauders

Although practice has begun, registration remains open for Mountain View/Los Altos Marauders Pop Warner Football and Cheer. Games are scheduled to kick off Sunday. The season is eight weeks long, plus playoffs for qualifying teams. The Marauders is open to ages 9-13. Cost is $340. To register and for more information, visit mvmarauders.com.

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