MV girls basketball coach Cook takes over softball program, too

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Xavier Cook, coaching the Mountain View High girls basketball team last winter, was recently hired to coach the softball team.

When Xavier Cook was offered the job of varsity softball coach at Mountain View High, he didn’t accept right away. Cook had to check with his family first.

After all, he already has a full-time job handling campus security at Los Gatos High and coaches Mountain View’s varsity girls basketball team.

SF's late rally not enough against Mitty in softball final

Despite being down 9-0 at the start of the sixth inning of the Central Coast Section Open Division final, the St. Francis High softball team showed it wasn’t ready to give up.

The Lancers put up five runs in the sixth and loaded the bases with one away in the seventh before Mitty pitcher Savanna Smith shut them down. She retired the next two batters, preserving a 9-5 win for the Monarchs May 27 at PAL Stadium in San Jose.

Owls turn around softball program in 1 year

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The Foothill College softball team reached the finals of the Northern California Super Regionals earlier this month. The Owls went 36-8 this season and won the Coast Conference North Division.

In one year, Foothill College went from having no softball team to having one of the best in the state.

The Owls – who had to cancel their 2016 season due to a lack of players – advanced to the finals of the Northern California Super Regionals earlier this month.

Spartans slug their way to a win against Wilcox

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Ilona Sullivan rounds the bases after slugging a homer Thursday. She also earned the save.

The Mountain View High softball team showcased its power in the second inning of Thursday’s game, belting back-to-back home runs on the way to a 10-5 win over Wilcox.

Rani Lauwers homered first, then Ilona Sullivan put the host Spartans up 2-0.

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