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MV Sports Boosters offer scholarships

The Mountain View High School Sports Boosters are accepting applications for the pair of $1,500 scholarships they plan to award to a college-bound male and female athlete next month. To be eligible, an applicant must be a Mountain View senior who has participated in two or more seasons of a sport and has a GPA of at least 2.5. The application requires a recommendation from a coach and writing an essay. Scholarships may go toward a four-year or two-year college, a trade school or a qualifying continuing education program. The application deadline is 6 p.m. May 28. For an application, visit mvhssportsboosters.org/scholarships. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NFHS provides free officiating classes

The National Federation of State High School Associations has made its officiating courses available online for free through July 1. Current high school officials and those interested in joining the officiating ranks may access the 11 courses at nfhslearn.com. Those interested in becoming an official after taking any of the courses may visit HighSchoolOfficials.com.

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Pinewood’s Decker honored for play

Pinewood School’s Annika Decker has been selected for one of the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Girls Basketball Teams. The point guard made Second Team Juniors, comprising 12 players from throughout the state. Decker averaged 10.1 points, 4.8 assists and two steals per game this past season and shot 41% from 3-point range.

NFHS offers free officiating classes

The National Federation of State High School Associations recently made its officiating courses available online for free through July 1. Current high school officials and those interested in joining the officiating ranks are welcome to access the 11 courses at nfhslearn.com. Courses include basketball, football, soccer, swimming and diving, volleyball, wrestling and softball, in addition to a general course titled Interscholastic Officiating. Multiple courses are offered in basketball, soccer and volleyball. Those interested in becoming an official after taking a course may visit HighSchoolOfficials.com for more information.

Local high schools seek coaches
Los Altos High seeks head coaches for three of its teams: varsity boys golf and junior varsity gymnastics, both spring sports, and varsity girls golf, a fall sport. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Michelle Noeth at 618-9334 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mountain View High seeks a head coach for JV girls volleyball, a fall sport. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Shelley Smith at 618-9325 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Pinewood School needs a varsity boys basketball coach. To apply and for more information, email athletic director Matt Stimson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NFHS provides free officiating classes

With so many people stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Federation of State High School Associations recently made its officiating courses available online for free through July 1.

Current high school officials and those interested in joining the officiating ranks are welcome to access the 11 courses at nfhslearn.com. Courses include basketball, football, soccer, swimming and diving, volleyball, wrestling and softball, in addition to a general course titled Interscholastic Officiating. Multiple courses are offered in basketball, soccer and volleyball.

Those interested in becoming an official after taking any of the courses may visit HighSchoolOfficials.com for more information.

Scores of local winter-sport athletes earn all-league honors

Ciaran Hernon
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier File Photo
Mountain View Spartan Ciaran Hernon is the De Anza Division’s MVP in boys soccer.

Town Crier Staff Report

All-league honors were recently awarded to varsity high school athletes participating in winter sports. Athletes from Los Altos, Mountain View, St. Francis and Pinewood high schools who earned the accolades are listed below.

Los Altos High
Boys basketball
SCVAL De Anza Division First Team: Brock Susko; Nicolas D’Augusta
Second Team: Jake Skaggs
Honorable Mention: Dominic D’Augusta

Girls basketball
De Anza Division First Team: Jamie Baum
Second Team: Evelyn Baher-Murphy
Honorable Mention: Tessa Player

Boys soccer
De Anza Division First Team: Jack Chmyz; Jimmy Dessouki; Ethan Apfelberg
Second Team: Caden Chang; Amir Issa

Girls soccer
SCVAL El Camino Division First Team: Tessa Meyn
Second Team: Emily Slater


Mountain View High
Boys basketball
De Anza Division First Team: Ryan
Bahar
Second Team: Jailen Daniel-Dalton
Honorable Mention: Andrew Lau

Girls basketball
El Camino Division First Team: Audrey Telkamp
Second Team: Annie Eggleton

Boys soccer
De Anza Division MVP: Ciaran Hernon
Defensive Player of the Year: Max Mayer
First Team: James Vadasz; Ilan Karchmer; Ben Smith
Second Team: Gabriel Barrett; Ian Schneider

Girls soccer
De Anza Division Defensive Player of the Year: Erin Coyne
First Team: Sistine Noel; Janvi Subramanyan; Maru Lasala
Second Team: Elechi Iroaga; Natalie Dekovic


St. Francis High
Boys basketball
West Catholic Athletic League First Team: Isaiah Kerr
Second Team: Trevor Leon
Honorable Mention: Harlan Banks; Ryan Daly; Kyle Rosecrans

Girls basketball
WCAL Second Team: Jessica Oakland; Sydney Stewart
Honorable Mention: Natalija Grizelj

Boys soccer
WCAL Goalkeeper of the Year: Thomas Moore-Rios
First Team: Moore-Rios; Rory Folan
Second Team: Abraham Ramirez
Honorable Mention: James Garlick

Girls soccer
WCAL First Team: Bella Panaccione; Caroline Kane; Sophie Bloyd
Second Team: Kelly Schultz; Skylar Blaise
Honorable Mention: Tierney White


Pinewood School
Boys basketball
West Bay Athletic League Honorable Mention: Keaton Bailey; Gabriel Santos

Girls basketball
WBAL Foothill Division MVP: Annika Decker
First Team: Courtni Thompson
Second Team: Maia Garcia; Una Jovanovic
Honorable Mention: Valentina Saric

Girls soccer
WBAL Skyline Division First Team: Olivia Pase

Second Team: Sam King

Honorable Mention: Lynsie Corfield; Ellery Mitchell

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