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Meet spring coaches Jan. 29 at MVHS

Mountain View High’s parent/coach information meeting for the spring sports season is scheduled 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 29 in the school’s Spartan Theater. The event is an opportunity for parents to meet the coaches and ask them questions. Discussion topics will include eligibility, expectations and practice requirements. Spring sports begin practice Feb. 3. For tryout information, visit mvhs.mvla.net/Athletics/index.html.

Adult softball league welcomes players

The Vintage Softball Club of Santa Clara County, a slow-pitch league for men and women age 50 and over that includes Los Altos residents, seeks new members for 2020. Founded in 1987, the club offers year-round Saturday and weekday leagues – along with Monday nights in spring/summer – open to all skill levels. Some players are novices, most are intermediate and a few are in the Senior Softball Hall of Fame. A bat and glove are required. The annual membership fee is $50-$100. To register and for more information, email info@vintagesoftball.org or visit vintagesoftball.org.

MV's miscues prove costly


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Mountain View High’s Ryan Bahar, driving to the hoop against Los Altos, scored a team-high 11 points in last week’s loss at Paly.

Even without its top player in the lineup, the Mountain View High boys basketball team found itself leading first-place Palo Alto by six points late in the second quarter of last week’s SCVAL De Anza Division game.

But then the visiting Spartans “made a couple mental mistakes,” coach Kevin Mack said, which enabled the Vikings to tie the contest at 22 by halftime. The miscues mounted in the second half – Mountain View totaled 21 turnovers Jan. 15 – and Paly pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 55-42 victory.

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FH women’s hoops to resume next fall

Although Foothill College has a new women’s basketball coach in Anna Harp, she doesn’t have a team this season. “Anna was hired as head coach late summer at a time when most of the community college-bound athletes had made their school choices and were attending other colleges,” athletic director Mike Teijeiro said. “I didn’t feel it was appropriate to bring a new coach aboard with diminished recruiting opportunities and little time to scramble a roster together.” Suspending play this season gives Harp more time to recruit 2020 high school graduates to fill next year’s team, Teijeiro added.

Adult softball league welcomes players

The Vintage Softball Club of Santa Clara County, a slow-pitch league for men and women age 50 and over that includes Los Altos residents, seeks new members for 2020. Founded in 1987, the club offers year-round Saturday and weekday leagues – along with Monday nights in spring/summer – open to all skill levels. Some players are novices, most are intermediate and a few are in the Senior Softball Hall of Fame. A bat and glove are required. The annual membership fee is $50-$100. To register and for more information, visit vintagesoftball.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Los Altos, Mountain View tie in boys & girls soccer

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Mountain View High’s Amit Hod, left, battles Los Altos High’s Amir Issa for the ball in Friday’s league game.

In what Mountain View High boys soccer coach Jim McGuirk described as a “very defensive game,” his Spartans played host Los Altos to a scoreless tie Friday.

“We had two (scoring chances) – that’s it,” said McGuirk, whose team is now 1-0-1 in the SCVAL De Anza Division and 7-1-2 overall. “One free kick that went off the post and then one breakaway that just slid past the post.”


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