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Play ball

Los Altos Mountain View PONY Baseball registration has opened for the spring season. The league is for boys and girls ages 5-19. Practice begins in March and the season runs through June. To register and for more information, visit lamvpb.org.

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Prep roundup: LA boys shoot nearly 50 percent to beat Pinewood

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Paige Uyehara scored 14 points in St. Francis High’s lopsided win over Sequoia Friday.

The Los Altos High boys basketball team got off to a scorching start to the season, beating host Pinewood 67-53 last week.

The Eagles shot 49 percent from the field in the Nov. 29 road win. Eight of their players scored, led by Nolan Brennan’s 21 points. Matt Eberle and Simon Heck added 14 points each.

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Andrews honored

Vassar College soccer player Rebecca Andrews, a Los Altos High graduate, has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America’s Academic All-American Division III Team for her performance on the field and in the classroom. The sophomore is the first player in the history of the Vassar women’s soccer program – and only the fourth athlete from the school – to earn this distinction. Andrews, majoring in cognitive science, has a 4.0 GPA. The all-league midfielder led the Brewers with nine goals this fall.

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The Mountain View High School Sports Boosters’ third-annual Christmas Tree Lot is scheduled to run 5-8 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends at the football stadium, 3535 Truman Ave. Staffed by Mountain View athletes, performing arts students and parents, the lot offers fresh-cut trees from Oregon. All proceeds benefit the school’s athletic and performing arts programs. For more information, visit SpartansTreeLot.com.

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Stanford hires SF grad to lead beach VB team

St. Francis High graduate Andrew Fuller has been named the beach volleyball coach at Stanford University. The third coach in the program’s history, Fuller served as an assistant beach volleyball coach at USC from 2012 to 2015. The Mountain View native coached his wife, Lauren Fendrick, and her partner Brooke Sweat in the sport at the Summer Olympics in Rio.

MVHS Turkey Trot set for Thursday

The Mountain View High Sports Boosters’ seventh annual Spartan Turkey Trot is scheduled Thursday, Thanksgiving morning, on the school track. The 5K run is set for 8:30 a.m., the 5K walk at 8:35 a.m., kids runs (60 and 400 yards) at 9:30 a.m. and the Spartan Mile at 10 a.m. Registration is slated to begin at 7:30 a.m. Registration fees are $25 adults, $15 children ages 5-17, $10 children under 5 and students in the high school district. All proceeds fund team equipment, athletics fields and facility improvements. To register online and for more information, visit mvhsturkeytrot.shutterfly.com.

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