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CIF announces slate for hoops playoffs

The 38th annual CIF State Basketball Championships are slated to start March 7, with the higher-seeded teams in all divisions hosting first-round regional games. The Northern California finals are scheduled March 17; the Open Division and Division I title games will be held at Santa Clara University, while the higher-seeded teams in Divisions II-V will host their finals. The state championship games (all divisions) are set for March 23 and 24 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. For more information, visit

Tennis classes start this week in MV

Mountain View Tennis’ spring recreation classes are scheduled to start Saturday at Cuesta, Rengstorff, Whisman and Cooper parks. Sessions are offered in the day and at night for all ages and skill levels. Fees vary by class. To register and for more information, call 967-5955 or visit moun-

Mtn. View shocks Vikings in girls basketball

The Mountain View High girls basketball team’s 57-43 upset of Palo Alto may have saved the Spartans’ season.

By stunning the Vikings, who entered the Feb. 13 game undefeated in league, host Mountain View kept its playoff hopes alive.

Spartans hope to recapture last season's playoff magic

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Mountain View High center Will Dominguez lays up a shot.

Last year’s Mountain View High boys basketball team stunned just about everyone by coming out of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division to win the school’s first Central Coast Section title in the sport.

A lot has changed since then. Several key members of that team graduated last spring, and the Spartans were promoted to the SCVAL De Anza Division this season, which has been a struggle for them.

Spartans exact revenge on Paly

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Mountain View High’s Lucy Tang, above, boots the ball in a game against Los Altos. The senior scored twice in the Spartans’ league-clinching win over Palo Alto last week.

The Mountain View High girls soccer team’s loss to Palo Alto last month seems to have served as an extreme wake-up call – the kind that comes with a blast from an air horn, a dousing of ice water and a double espresso.

The streaking Spartans were roused and ready for the road rematch, pummeling Paly 5-1 Feb. 14 to claim their fifth straight Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division championship.

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