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Foothill hires Harp to coach basketball

Foothill College has hired Anna Harp as its new women’s basketball coach. The San Jose native served as an assistant coach at Sonoma State the past two seasons and spent the previous four years on the Sobrato High coaching staff. Harp is a 2011 graduate of UC Davis, where she played basketball all four years.

MVHS Turkey Trot set for Nov. 28

The Mountain View High Sports Boosters’ 10th annual Spartan Turkey Trot is scheduled Nov. 28 on the school track. The 5K run/walk is slated at 8:30 a.m., the kids runs (60 and 400 yards) at 9:30 a.m. and the Spartan Mile at 10 a.m. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Online registration fees are $35 adults, $25 children ages 5-17, $20 high school district students and $10 children under 5. In-person registration, which starts at 7:30 a.m., is $40 for all age groups. All proceeds fund team equipment, athletics fields and facility improvements. To register online and for more information, visit

Los Altos runners Sage & Soobrian claim league titles


Continuing their league domination, Los Altos High’s Adam Sage and Lauren Soobrian easily won their respective varsity races Nov. 5 at the SCVAL cross-country finals at Crystal Springs.

Sage won the boys race by nearly 10 seconds and Soobrian finished more than a minute ahead of the runner-up in the girls race to also go undefeated in league this year.

Los Altos' Kim qualifies for state golf championships

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Caris Kim, holding the award she received at the Northern California girls golf championships, has qualified for state.

Caris Kim said she will prepare for Monday’s state girls golf championships in Pebble Beach the same way she did for last week’s regional: “Practice, practice, practice.”

That strategy served her well at the Northern California championships Nov. 4 at El Macero Country Club, where the Los Altos High senior qualified for state. Kim seized one of the six individual berths with her 11th-place finish (out of 89 golfers).

Lancers edge Eagles in quarterfinals

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St. Francis’ Terence O’Donnell, left, shoots over Los Altos’ Kyle Johnson Saturday.

The Los Altos High boys water polo team overcame a 3-0 deficit to build a 6-5 lead by halftime and entered the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Central Coast Section Open Division quarterfinal game tied with St. Francis at 9.

That’s when the Lancers’ superior experience in close games paid off.

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