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Meet spring coaches Jan. 29 at MVHS

Mountain View High’s parent/coach information meeting for the spring sports season is scheduled 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 29 in the school’s Spartan Theater. The event is an opportunity for parents to meet the coaches and ask them questions. Discussion topics will include eligibility, expectations and practice requirements. Spring sports begin practice Feb. 3. For tryout information, visit mvhs.mvla.net/Athletics/index.html.

Adult softball league welcomes players

The Vintage Softball Club of Santa Clara County, a slow-pitch league for men and women age 50 and over that includes Los Altos residents, seeks new members for 2020. Founded in 1987, the club offers year-round Saturday and weekday leagues – along with Monday nights in spring/summer – open to all skill levels. Some players are novices, most are intermediate and a few are in the Senior Softball Hall of Fame. A bat and glove are required. The annual membership fee is $50-$100. To register and for more information, email info@vintagesoftball.org or visit vintagesoftball.org.

Hills native Jones aspires to help SCU go further in playoffs next season

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Los Altos Hills native Sofia Jones, a defender, recently helped the Santa Clara University women’s soccer team reach the third round of the NCAA playoffs.

Sofia Jones’ soccer season didn’t end the way she hoped – her Santa Clara University women’s team was eliminated in the third round of the NCAA playoffs – but the Los Altos Hills native is optimistic about the Broncos’ chances of advancing further next fall.

“My main goal is for the team next year to win the national championship,” said Jones, a junior. “This year we made it to the top 16, but we lost to USC in that round (1-0), which was disappointing. Still, it’s hopeful because it shows that we’re getting closer to titles, so hopefully that will happen.”

MV's miscues prove costly

Even without its top player in the lineup, the Mountain View High boys basketball team found itself leading first-place Palo Alto by six points late in the second quarter of last week’s SCVAL De Anza Division game.

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FH women’s hoops to resume next fall

Although Foothill College has a new women’s basketball coach in Anna Harp, she doesn’t have a team this season. “Anna was hired as head coach late summer at a time when most of the community college-bound athletes had made their school choices and were attending other colleges,” athletic director Mike Teijeiro said. “I didn’t feel it was appropriate to bring a new coach aboard with diminished recruiting opportunities and little time to scramble a roster together.” Suspending play this season gives Harp more time to recruit 2020 high school graduates to fill next year’s team, Teijeiro added.

Adult softball league welcomes players

The Vintage Softball Club of Santa Clara County, a slow-pitch league for men and women age 50 and over that includes Los Altos residents, seeks new members for 2020. Founded in 1987, the club offers year-round Saturday and weekday leagues – along with Monday nights in spring/summer – open to all skill levels. Some players are novices, most are intermediate and a few are in the Senior Softball Hall of Fame. A bat and glove are required. The annual membership fee is $50-$100. To register and for more information, visit vintagesoftball.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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