Sports on the Side for the week of Nov. 7

MV lacrosse coach enters NorCal HOF

Mountain View High boys lacrosse coach Bill Kurz has been selected for the NorCal Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He will be inducted at a ceremony slated 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Along with his 43 years of coaching the sport at the youth, high school and college levels, Kurz has served as president of the Palo Alto Lacrosse Club and as a member of the Northern California Lacrosse Association board and founded the Palo Alto Tomahawks Youth Lacrosse Club. As a player, Kurz was named an NCLA All-Star four times. Tickets to the induction dinner are $135. For tickets and more information, visit

Los Altos High seeks boys lacrosse coach

Los Altos High needs a varsity boys lacrosse coach for the spring. If interested, contact athletic director Michelle Noeth at 960-8857 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pinewood junior takes 2nd at CCS; LA girls finish 9th

Megan Chou
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Pinewood’s Megan Chou wears the medal she won for placing second at last week’s CCS girls golf championships.

For the second time in three seasons, Pinewood School’s Megan Chou lost in a playoff at the Central Coast Section girls golf championships. But just like in 2016, Chou didn’t let it ruin her day in Monterey.

The unassuming junior – defeated by Castilleja’s Niav Layton on the first playoff hole – was pleasantly surprised to make it that far after an up-and-down round Oct. 30 at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch.

Volleyball teams make NorCal; Lancers secure football crown

When the Mountain View High girls volleyball team lost in last year’s Central Coast Section Division II final, the Spartans’ season was over. That’s not the case this year.

Although top-seeded Aragon swept No. 3 Mountain View in Saturday’s CCS title match, the Spartans still earned a berth in this week’s Northern California playoffs – and not a bad seed at that. Seeded seventh, Mountain View (26-10) was slated to host No. 10 Miramonte (16-11) in Tuesday’s opener, played after the Town Crier’s deadline. The winner moves on to Thursday’s quarterfinals.

Local cross-country teams excel at league meets

Courtesy of Malcolm Slaney
Los Altos High’s Adam Sage competes in last week’s league championship meet.

With their top runner sidelined, the Los Altos High boys weren’t able to catch Palo Alto at last week’s Santa Clara Valley Athletic League cross-country championships. The Eagles finished second to the Vikings Oct. 30 at Crystal Springs in Belmont.

Duke University-bound senior Owen MacKenzie – who led Los Altos to victory over Paly at last year’s meet – has nearly recovered from a stress fracture in his leg and is expected to return Saturday for the Central Coast Section championships, also at Crystal Springs.

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