LA tops MV behind Beutter's big day

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Los Altos High pitcher Lizzie Beutter went the distance to earn the win against Mountain View.

The number of Los Altos High hits and Mountain View High errors may be in dispute, but there’s no debating which softball team was better Thursday. The host Eagles routed the Spartans 8-1 in a non-league game rescheduled from March.

The home team’s scorebook showed 11 hits for Los Altos – which coach Tom Barrera agreed with – and three errors by Mountain View. The Spartans’ book has them making six errors and surrendering only seven hits to the Eagles, totals Mountain View coach Dave Campbell stood by.


Silver's late goal lifts Spartans over Eagles

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Mountain View High’s Dean Trammell, left, competes against Los Altos High’s Peter Deyer in last week’s game.

Just when last week’s back-and-forth game between Los Altos and Mountain View highs looked destined for overtime, Austin Silver saved the day for the Spartans. He scored with three seconds left to lift his team to a 10-9 win over the Eagles in boys lacrosse.

Assisted by Kyle Arrillaga, Silver scored on what Mountain View coach Joe Juter called “a very nice under move.” It allowed the host Spartans to get over on rival Los Altos April 15 in a non-league contest that featured five lead changes and six ties.


Mtn. View splits baseball series with Los Altos

The Mountain View High baseball team avoided a series sweep by league rival Los Altos Friday when Dwight Washington singled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth for a 6-5 home win.

Washington’s two-strike, two-out single came two days after the Eagles rallied in eight innings for a 7-6 home win over the Spartans (4-8 league, 8-12 overall).


Runner Robinson shatters record at Top 8 meet

Runners who are pushed by fellow racers often finish with faster times, which makes Sarah Robinson’s performance at the CCS Top 8 Track and Field Classic all the more impressive.

The Los Altos Hills resident obliterated the meet record in the girls 3,200-meter race – despite running most of it without anyone close to catching her.


Sports on the Side

Pinewood’s Scheppler named coach of year

Cal-Hi Sports last week named Pinewood School’s Doc Scheppler the state girls basketball coach of the year. Scheppler guided the Panthers to the state Division V title and a 30-3 record. He surpassed 500 career wins this year and has coached Pinewood to six state crowns in 19 seasons.

Champions event set for May 3 at Stanford

Children’s Champions – a fundraising event featuring an array of fitness activities, arts and crafts and games – is scheduled 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 at Stanford Stadium. NFL players Alex Debniak, Will Tukuafu and Luke Marquardt of the San Francisco 49ers and Miles Burris, Trent Edwards and Latavius Murray of the Oakland Raiders are slated to appear. Proceeds benefit the Wender Weis Foundation for Children and Fit Kids. Tickets start at $50. For tickets and more information, visit


Reeling Panthers look to get rolling again

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Pinewood School senior Kevin Tracy pitches in a game against Westmoor, the first of two losses by the Panthers last week.

Pinewood School baseball coach Chad Morin knows exactly what his team must do in the second half of the league season to contend for the title.

“We have to hit – bottom line,” he said, “and we can’t give away runs.”


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