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Eagles fit into Levi’s Saturday afternoon

The Los Altos High football team is scheduled to open league against Wilcox 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. It’s the first game of a doubleheader capped by St. Mary’s vs. Mater Dei at 7 p.m. Los Altos athletic director Michelle Bokamper Noeth encourages those who plan to attend to purchase their tickets online through Ticketmaster and enter promo code “LOSALTOS” at checkout; that’s the only way the school will receive revenue from the event. Tickets are $10. For advance tickets, visit ticketmaster.com and type “Levi’s High School Football” in the search bar.

MV quidditch team looking for players

The Silicon Valley Skrewts, Northern California’s first adult community quidditch team, welcomes new players. It is a full-contact, gender-integrated sport. Practices are scheduled 1 p.m. Saturdays at Rengstorff Park in Mountain View. Athletic experience is encouraged but not required. For more information, visit facebook.com/siliconvalleyskrewts.

Mtn. View girls water polo team fends off late charge by Los Altos

Up five goals at halftime, the Mountain View High girls water polo team held on for a 13-11 win over rival Los Altos last week.

The Eagles rallied in the third period, outscoring the Spartans 5-1, but the home team responded with four goals in the fourth to retain the lead.

MV Spartans take tourney

Courtesy of Dave Winn
Members of the Mountain View High girls volleyball team proudly pose with the plaque they won for placing first in last weekend’s Watsonville Tournament.

Propelled by its performance at last weekend’s Watsonville Tournament, the Mountain View High girls volleyball team enters league play with monumental momentum.

The Spartans not only won the tourney – they did so without losing a set Saturday. Mountain View swept Gunderson, Watsonville and Everett Alvarez to reach the final against King City. Although the Spartans also won the title match in straight sets, it wasn’t easy.

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LA native Bishop takes 4th in aquathlon

Los Altos resident Kevin Bishop placed fourth in the U23 division of the Aquathlon World Championships last month in Penticton, British Columbia. The graduate of Monta Vista High and Stanford University came in just 11 seconds behind the bronze medalist in the aquathlon, a two-stage race that starts with swimming and finishes with running.

CIF sets deadline for Spirit of Sport apps

The deadline to apply for the 2017 Fall CIF Spirit of Sport Award is Sept. 25. 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. To apply and for more information, visit cifstate.org.

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