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MV grad leads U.S. to gold medal in Peru

Mountain View High graduate Adam Krikorian (Class of 1992) guided the USA women’s national water polo team to the gold medal at last month’s Pan American games in Lima, Peru. Team USA crushed Canada 24-4 in the championship game. Krikorian, who coached the team to gold medals at the last two Olympics, will try for a third next summer in Tokyo.

MV’s Trailblazer Race returns to Shoreline

The 25th annual Trailblazer Race is scheduled Sept. 29 at Shoreline Park, 2905 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail, a nonprofit organization dedicated to extending Stevens Creek Trail and wildlife corridor from San Francisco Bay to the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Trailblazer Race features 10K and 5K races, both USATF certified, along with a 3-mile trail walk into the Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge and an array of family-friendly activities. Cost is $20-$35. To register and for more information, visit trailblazer.itsyourrace.com.

Mtn. View, St. Francis volleyball teams fall from ranks of unbeaten

The girls volleyball teams from Mountain View and St. Francis highs entered last week undefeated, but they didn’t end it that way.

Palo Alto snapped the Spartans’ eight-match winning streak Thursday, while Notre Dame-Belmont surprisingly dropped the Lancers’ record to 14-1 the same night. St. Francis defeated the Tigers (6-5 overall) two weeks earlier in the finals of the Milpitas Spikefest I tournament.

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Trio of SF grads start on SCU soccer team

The three St. Francis High graduates on the nationally ranked Santa Clara University women’s soccer team are all starters this season. Senior DB Pridham plays in the midfield, junior Sofia Jones (a Los Altos Hills native) is a defender and senior Courtney Ogren is the Broncos’ goalkeeper.

MV’s Trailblazer Race returns to Shoreline

The 25th annual Trailblazer Race is scheduled Sept. 29 at Shoreline Park, 2905 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail, a nonprofit organization dedicated to extending Stevens Creek Trail and wildlife corridor from the San Francisco Bay to the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Trailblazer Race features 10K and 5K races, both USATF certified, along with a 3-mile trail walk into the Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge and an array of family-friendly activities. Cost is $20-$35. To register in advance and for more information, visit trailblazer.itsyourrace.com.

Spartans expect tough football game vs. Eagles; LA freshman runner wins Lowell Invitational


Ken Flax/Special to the Town Crier
Mountain View High’s Julian Daniels, running against Homestead, scored two touchdowns Friday against Del Mar.

It would appear that the Mountain View High football team has more than just a home-field advantage Friday against rival Los Altos. The Spartans also sport a superior record, play in a higher division and are coming off a better season than the Eagles.

Yet Mountain View coach Shelley Smith expects his undefeated team to be challenged in the non-league game, set to kick off at 7 p.m. under temporary lights.


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