Mountain View High girls soccer team to be honored today

The Central Coast Section champion Mountain View High girls soccer team is scheduled to be honored 12:45 p.m. today in the school’s science quad.

As part of the sixth annual MaxPreps Girls Soccer Tour of Champions recognizing the top 10 teams in the nation, the Spartans will receive a National Guard National Ranking Trophy from MaxPreps and Army National Guard representatives.

Cannon has a blast during induction


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Joe Cannon speaks to the crowd at Avaya Stadium during his induction into the San Jose Earthquakes Hall of Fame.

As Joe Cannon stood at midfield at Avaya Stadium, he still couldn’t believe it. The Los Altos Hills native, with his family by his side, was entering the San Jose Earthquakes Hall of Fame.

“Pretty surreal,” Cannon said in recalling the April 8 event, held at halftime of the Quakes’ game against the Seattle Sounders. “It was a very memorable night.”

Egan 8th-grader heads to Spain for soccer tour


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Egan’s Mwinso Denkabe earned a spot on a soccer team touring Spain this week.

Although it took nearly three months to find out if he made US Club Soccer’s id² National Selection Team, Mwinso Denkabe said it was well worth the wait. The payoff, after all, is a trip to Spain this week.

“I was really excited,” Mwinso said of receiving his invitation to join the team for the two-week tour. “I was jumping around and screaming.”

MV girls capture second CCS title in three years


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Lucienne Tang controls the ball for Mountain View Friday.

Motivated by last year’s loss in the Central Coast Section Open Division final, the Mountain View High girls soccer team beat Mitty 3-1 in Friday’s title game at Santa Clara University.

“We lost a tough one last year to Woodside and to come back versus Mitty – (which is) a powerhouse – I think we’ve really shown we’re the best team this year,” coach Ivan Bandov said. “I’m just so happy for the girls. They deserved this night.”


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