Eagles repeat last year's feat


Courtesy of Sarah Wallace
The Los Altos High gymnastics team commemorates its CCS championship after last week’s meet. Front, from left: Coaches Sarah Wallace and Sydney Fong. Middle: Emilie Enser, Emma Tsao and Courtney Krauss. Back: Noor Tadros, Makeda Yezala, Kylie Molina, Allison Bricca, Roosa Uusitalo and Alexa Hamlin.

When the gymnastics season started, coach Sarah Wallace was confident her Los Altos High team had what it took to repeat as Central Coast Section champion. Last week, the Eagles proved her right.

Los Altos earned a score of 148.750 May 15 at Gymtowne Gymnastics in South San Francisco, where Homestead (146.900) was the runner-up for the second straight year. Mountain View placed third (143.350) and St. Francis finished fourth (142.900) in the six-team meet.

Eagles, Lancers sending several athletes to state


Andrew Zaeske/Special to the Town Crier
Menlo’s Charlotte Tomkinson edges Los Altos High’s Anna Zaeske for second place in the 4x400-meter relay at Friday’s Central Coast Section finals in Gilroy.

Although the photo finish for second place in the girls 4x400-meter relay didn’t favor Los Altos High at Friday’s Central Coast Section track and field finals, the Eagles still left Gilroy with plenty to smile about.

Los Altos co-head coach Dave Barth said the relay team of Jessie Bourgan, Jessie Carlson, Thea Mollerstedt and Anna Zaeske “gave everything they had” to finish in a season-best time of 3 minutes, 56.75 seconds and qualify for the state championships. The meet is slated Friday (trials) and Saturday (finals) in Clovis.

MV baseball team advances to semis at expense of LA

The last two years, the Mountain View High baseball team’s season ended with a loss to rival Los Altos in the Central Coast Section Division I quarterfinals. The 10th-seeded Spartans returned the favor Saturday, edging the No. 2 Eagles 6-5 in the same round at Fremont High.

“It took us three years, but we finally got them,” Mountain View coach Kris Mims said. “But it wasn’t easy. They’re the defending champs and won 22 games.”

Sports on the Side: MV Open, sports physicals, soccer registration and more

MV Open wraps up Monday at Cuesta

The 51st Mountain View Open Tennis Tournament concludes this weekend at the Cuesta Park Tennis Center. The USTA-sanctioned event, which began with preliminary rounds last weekend, features four divisions: men’s open singles, women’s open singles, men’s open doubles and mixed open doubles. Total prize money is $3,500. Admission is free. Matches are scheduled all day Saturday and Sunday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday for the finals. For more information, call 967-5955 or visit mvopen.com.

Mountain View High offers sports physicals

Mountain View High’s annual pre-participation physicals for next school year are scheduled 6-8 p.m. Thursday at PT Works, 794 Altos Oaks Drive, Los Altos. Cost is $35. For more information, email Mountain View athletic director Shelley Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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