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Mtn. View High adding wrestling

Mountain View High athletic director Shelley Smith confirmed last week that the school plans to add wrestling next season, in part due to “interest from incoming freshmen families,” he said.

The team will train at Los Altos High, but meets will be held at Mountain View, according to Smith.

Los Altos High wrestlers improve to 4-1 in whats been a challenging season


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An emotional Gino Vega receives framed photos, including one with late coach Randy Jimenez, on Los Altos’ Senior Night.

Nick Testa admitted that his second tour as Los Altos High wrestling coach “has not been a piece of cake.” Not that anyone expected this season to be easy for him or his wrestlers.

Testa was hired to replace longtime coach Randy Jimenez, who died shortly after the 2015-16 season.

Blach coaches' sons shine in wrestling


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Blach wrestlers Tai Nguyen, left, and Patrick Kane placed second and fourth, respectively, at the county meet.

Standout wrestlers Patrick Kane and Tai Nguyen are proof that the grapple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Their fathers – who also wrestled in their youth – coached them this season at Blach Intermediate School, and the results were impressive. Seventh-grader Patrick, son of Falcons head coach Steve Kane, and eighth-grader Tai, son of assistant coach Nhiem Nguyen, both advanced to the county meet.

Testa returns to Los Altos as wrestling coach


Returning to coach the Los Altos High wrestling team after 16 years away from the program, Nick Testa admitted he has no idea what this season holds.

“I don’t have any expectations, other than that I want every kid who comes out to last the whole year,” he said. “It’s a tough sport, and I don’t want to see anyone quit.”

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