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Gradiska nets 2 wins

Los Altos native Laura Gradiska helped lead the Gettysburg College women’s tennis team to a 7-2 rout of visiting Messiah College Sept. 21. The senior won at No. 2 singles and at the top doubles spot with partner Maria Martinovic. Gradiska is a Menlo School graduate.

Pumpkins for sports

The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Pumpkin Patch is scheduled to be open noon to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends Oct. 7-31 in the student parking lot, 201 Almond Ave. Proceeds benefit Los Altos High sports.

Pinewood girls volleyball team puts together winning streak

After a sluggish start, the Pinewood School girls volleyball team last week won back-to-back matches for the first time this season.

The Panthers beat East Side Prep and Capuchino, raising their overall record to 4-11.

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Basketball in the fall

The El Camino YMCA’s Fall Youth Basketball Clinics for players in grades K-8 are scheduled to run Saturdays through Oct. 8. The clinics stress the basic fundamentals (dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding and defense) and also include scrimmaging to introduce young players to sportsmanship and teamwork. The El Camino YMCA is located at 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View. To register, visit ymcasv.org. For more information, contact Marcus Coleman at 429-1330 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

More fall ball

The Spartans Fall Basketball Camp is underway at Mountain View High. Led by Mountain View coaches and alumni, the camp is open to boys and girls in grades 3-8. It focuses on shooting, ball-handling and defense. Remaining sessions are scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 1, 8, 22 and 29 in the school gym. Cost is $55 per session. To register and for more information, visit spartanssummercamp.com.

MV goalie Wall lives up to name in win over LA

Although the Mountain View High girls water polo team scored double-digit goals against rival Los Altos, Spartans coach Drew Enlow seemed most pleased with the play of his goalie in last week’s 10-7 road win.

“Mountain View goalie Theiry Wall was awesome in the goal,” the coach said after the Sept. 13 Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division game. “She got 12 saves, protected the ball and made smart passes.”

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