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MVHS AD Social set for Saturday night

Mountain View High’s fourth annual Athletic Directors Social is scheduled 7-11 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave. The Mountain View High band is scheduled to provide live music. Proceeds will support replacing the athletic department’s failing electric carts. Tickets are $75, which includes food, wine and beer. For tickets and more information, visit mvhssportsboosters.org/ad-social.

SF graduate Johnson heats up for Heat

NBA player Tyler Johnson, a St. Francis High graduate, scored a season-high 31 points in the Miami Heat’s 117-111 win over the Orlando Magic Dec. 30. The guard shot 12 of 18 from the field, which included a 3-for-4 effort on 3s.

Behind 3Q run, Mtn. View boys knock off Gatos

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Mountain View High’s Jake Pappas grabs a rebound.

The Mountain View High boys basketball team shocked Los Gatos 74-63 Friday night in what may be the Spartans’ best win of the season.

Ahead by two points at halftime, host Mountain View pulled away from the Wildcats with a 25-13 run in the third quarter of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division contest.

Eagles overcome injuries & inexperience to start season strong

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Los Altos High soccer player Luke Wangsness attempts to corral the ball.

Coach Vava Marques views his Los Altos High boys soccer team as a work in progress. That work has been slowed by injuries, yet the Eagles continue to look like playoff contenders.

“We’re still getting better, which is a good thing,” said Marques, whose team is off to a 5-2-2 start. “I see a lot of potential, for sure.”

Plucky Eagles stun Spartans

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Los Altos High’s Mahika Gupta takes a shot over Mountain View’s Kyra Palmbush. Gupta scored 18 points and Palmbush had 12.

A rested and ready Los Altos High girls basketball team surged in the second half for a 45-28 win over a Mountain View High squad coming off a double-overtime loss the night before.

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