LA girls golf team shoots best score in victory over MV

Posting its lowest score in the three-year history of the program, the Los Altos High girls golf team defeated rival Mountain View 217-233 Thursday at Shoreline Golf Links.

Freshman Sophie Thai shot even par to lead the Eagles, who improved to 2-0 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division.

Sports on the Side

Foothill opens new turf soccer field

Foothill College celebrated the completion of its new environmentally friendly soccer field Sept. 7 when the women’s soccer team hosted Cypress. Construction began in January and was completed over the summer, according to Foothill officials. The artificial turf surface, made from cork, replaced the grass field that required frequent watering and maintenance. “The underlayment is considered by the turf industry as one of the best products in minimizing concussions,” Foothill athletic director Mike Teijeiro said in a press release.

CIF sets deadline for Spirit of Sport apps

Monday is the deadline to apply for the 2018 Fall CIF Spirit of Sport Award. The California Interscholastic Federation, which governs the state’s high school sports, recognizes one male and one female student-athlete during each season of sport for exemplary sportsmanship, school/community service and leadership. Winners receive a patch, an award, a $500 scholarship and recognition at next spring’s year-end CIF Federated Council dinner in Burlingame. To apply, visit cifstate.org.

Sports on the Side

LA resident plays on winning jr. golf team

A golf team from Saratoga Country Club defeated a squad from Los Altos Golf & Country Club last month to win the Southwest Division of the Bay Cities League of Junior Golfers. Los Altos resident Paden Ikeda played on the Saratoga team, which went 5-1.

CIF sets deadline for Spirit of Sport apps

The deadline to apply for the 2018 Fall CIF Spirit of Sport Award is Sept. 24. The California Interscholastic Federation, which governs the state’s high school sports, recognizes one male and one female student-athlete during each season of sport for exemplary sportsmanship, school/community service and leadership. Winners receive a patch, an award, a $500 scholarship and recognition at next spring’s year-end CIF Federated Council dinner in Burlingame. To apply, visit cifstate.org.

Sports Roundup for the week of Sept. 5

Hoops camp starts Saturday at MVHS

Spartans Sports Camp’s Fall Basketball Camp is scheduled to tip off Saturday and run for seven weeks in the Mountain View High gym. Open to boys and girls in grades 3-8, the weekly, half-day camp covers shooting, ball handling and defense. The camp is slated 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 27, except Sept. 29. Cost is $375 for all seven Saturdays (or $60 daily rate). Scholarships are available. Proceeds benefit Mountain View High sports. To register and for more information, visit SpartansSportsCamp.com.

Youth volleyball club holds tryouts Saturday

The Mountain View Volleyball Club has scheduled tryouts for its boys youth league 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Gateway Neighborhood Center in Sunnyvale. The 14-week program, which stresses fundamentals and skill development, is open to boys in grades 5-8. The tryout fee is $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the event. Arrive 15 minutes early to register. For more information, visit mvvclub.com.


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