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Eagles fit into Levi’s Saturday afternoon

The Los Altos High football team is scheduled to open league against Wilcox 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. It’s the first game of a doubleheader capped by St. Mary’s vs. Mater Dei at 7 p.m. Los Altos athletic director Michelle Bokamper Noeth encourages those who plan to attend to purchase their tickets online through Ticketmaster and enter promo code “LOSALTOS” at checkout; that’s the only way the school will receive revenue from the event. Tickets are $10. For advance tickets, visit ticketmaster.com and type “Levi’s High School Football” in the search bar.

MV quidditch team looking for players

The Silicon Valley Skrewts, Northern California’s first adult community quidditch team, welcomes new players. It is a full-contact, gender-integrated sport. Practices are scheduled 1 p.m. Saturdays at Rengstorff Park in Mountain View. Athletic experience is encouraged but not required. For more information, visit facebook.com/siliconvalleyskrewts.

Mtn. View girls water polo team fends off late charge by Los Altos

Up five goals at halftime, the Mountain View High girls water polo team held on for a 13-11 win over rival Los Altos last week.

The Eagles rallied in the third period, outscoring the Spartans 5-1, but the home team responded with four goals in the fourth to retain the lead.

Experienced Pinewood football team aims for league title

It’s been six years since Pinewood School’s eight-man football team won its first and only league title – and the Panthers had to share it with two other teams.

Coach Matt Irvin is hopeful that this is the year Pinewood breaks through.

Eagles take early league lead with win over rival Spartans

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Los Altos High’s Yuu Ishikawa competes at No. 1 singles Thursday at Mountain View, where she won in straight sets over Elise Joshi.

Going into Thursday’s early-season girls tennis match between Los Altos and Mountain View highs, Eagles coach Hung Nguyen and Spartans coach Frank Smyth mentioned the other’s team – along with Gunn – as their biggest challengers for the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division title.

Los Altos pulled ahead of the pack with a 5-2 road victory in which its top singles and doubles players won in convincing fashion. Freshman phenom Yuu Ishikawa prevailed 6-3, 6-0 over Elise Joshi at No. 1 singles, while the duo of Kylie Akiyama and Krithika Nathamuni defeated Yvonne Lin and Jayna Dave 6-4, 6-1 atop the doubles ladder.

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