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Cal-Hi Sports honors three local athletes

The 49ers’ Cal-Hi Sports Report will honor three local winter-sport athletes at a banquet at Levi’s Stadium: Mountain View High’s Lucy Tang (Central Coast Section Girls Soccer Player of the Year), St. Francis High’s Logan Johnson (Co-CCS Boys Basketball Player of the Year) and Pinewood School basketball player Hannah Jump (CCS Scholar-Athlete of the Year). The banquet is scheduled 5:30 p.m. May 22.

Free tennis clinic set for April 7 at Cuesta

Mountain View Tennis has scheduled a free tennis clinic with its pros 1-3 p.m. April 7 on the courts at Cuesta Park. Adults and juniors of all levels are welcome. For more information, call 967-5955 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eagles, Spartans split league series

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Mountain View High’s Sam Gil slides safely into home as Los Altos High catcher Keenan Hanley attempts to tag him Thursday.

A day after the Los Altos High baseball team lost to Mountain View by seven runs, the Eagles beat the rival Spartans by the same margin to earn a split in the home-and-home series.

Los Altos defeated visiting Mountain View 9-2 Friday, avenging an 8-1 setback to the host Spartans Thursday in Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division play.

St. Francis girls' season comes to a close in NorCal Division I basketball semis

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St. Francis High’s Lydia Foust dribbles down court in a recent game. She scored a team-high 15 points in last week’s loss.

When the St. Francis High girls basketball team entered the Northern California Division I playoffs, even coach Sami Field-Polisso – a kindergarten teacher by day who oozes optimism – wasn’t sure if the Lancers would last long.

After all, St. Francis was still licking its wounds from a rough go in the West Catholic Athletic League (3-7 record) and Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs (outscored by 64 points over two losses).

Los Altos teen wins a point against Federer

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Alisha Chulani poses with Roger Federer soon after playing a few points against him in San Jose.

Alisha Chulani prepared for months to be a ball kid at the Match for Africa 5 Silicon Valley. But the Los Altos resident had no idea she would get to do more than hand out towels and shag balls for tennis stars Roger Federer and Jack Sock during their exhibition match.

After a changeover at the March 5 charity event in San Jose, Sock offered Chulani the chance to play a few points against Federer, ranked No. 1 in the world.

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