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AYSO’s spring soccer sign-ups underway

Registration has kicked off for AYSO Region 43’s spring soccer program for ages 4-8 (as of July 31, 2016). A combination of drills and scrimmages, sessions are held Sunday afternoons from March through early May. Students who attend or live near Santa Rita, Covington, Almond, Gardner Bullis, Bullis Charter, Pinewood and St. Nicholas usually play in Los Altos-based Region 43. To register and for more information, visit ayso43.org.

MV Fire Drill Run set for Saturday

The second Mountain View Fire Drill 5K/10K Run is scheduled Saturday at Shoreline Park. Registration is slated to begin at 7:30 a.m., the 10K run at 9 a.m., the 5K run/walk at 9:15 a.m. and the kids mile at 10:15 a.m. The race starts and finishes in Lot E of the park, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd. Registration is $12-$40; proceeds benefit the Mountain View Firefighters Random Acts program, which lends a helping hand to those in need. For more information, visit mvffrandomacts.org.

MV wins another De Anza crown in girls soccer

Courtesy of Ivan Bandov
The Mountain View High girls soccer team is all smiles Thursday after winning its fourth De Anza Division title in a row.

Make that four league titles in a row for the Mountain View High girls soccer team. The Spartans secured their latest Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division crown with Thursday’s 5-0 rout of Los Gatos.

“It’s always a great accomplishment to win our league, especially with such a great team in Palo Alto competing with us,” said Mountain View coach Ivan Bandov, whose 9-1-2 squad edged 8-0-4 Paly for first place. “Winning the title for our fourth-straight year is terrific, and I’m thrilled for our seniors that they were able to go out this way.”

Spartans secure division title in boys basketball

In two years, the Mountain View High boys basketball team has gone from worst to first in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division. The Spartans clinched the title with Friday’s 48-46 win at second-place Saratoga.

“Winning league is definitely a huge accomplishment for this group, seeing how far they have come the last two years,” said coach Kevin Mack, who last season took over a team that went 1-11 in league the year before. “So credit to our players for all they have put in, and they definitely earned this.”

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State basketball finals moving to Golden 1

The state high school basketball championships are changing sites this year – but not cities. The finals for all six divisions, boys and girls, are moving from Sleep Train Arena to the new Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. The games are scheduled March 24 and 25. For more information, visit cifstate.org.

St. Simon looks to refresh Schram Field

St. Simon Parish School in Los Altos is raising funds to renovate Schram Field. The goal is to raise $60,000 by Sunday. The athletic field is named after Joe Schram, who served as a coach and athletic director at the school for 35 years. For more information, call 968-9952.

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