Eagles sweep Spartans in league finale


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Los Altos High’s Jackie Wang goes for the kill while Mountain View’s Eleonore Johansen, center, and Lauren Price put up a block.

It’s going to take more than a few broken toes to prevent Los Altos High’s Kat Mumm from playing volleyball – especially against rival Mountain View in the league finale.

The outside hitter played through the pain to help the Eagles sweep the Spartans Thursday.

Donors dig deep to fight cancer


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The Los Altos High girls varsity volleyball team.

The Los Altos High varsity girls volleyball team and junior-varsity squad joined forces with the Palo Alto High volleyball program Thursday night for the 2016 Dig Pink Rally to fight breast cancer.

People who attended the varsity and JV matches between the schools were encouraged to donate money to the Side-Out Foundation, a nonprofit charity that raises awareness and funds for the treatment of the disease. Through onsite donations, bake-sale proceeds and fundraising websites, the rally raised $5,200, according to Dig Pink Chairwoman Debbie Chen, which exceeded last year’s total by more than $2,000.

St. Francis braces for battle in rugged WCAL


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Junior outside hitter Mollie Ebertin leads the Lancers in kills so far this season.

Volleyball players in the West Catholic Athletic League ought to receive an “I Survived the WCAL” T-shirt at the end of the season. The league is as tough – if not tougher than – any in Northern California.

“Everyone is very good,” said St. Francis High girls coach Mike Rubin, whose Lancers begin WCAL play today. “Three teams from our league won state titles last year – that’s unheard of.”

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