Sports on the Side

Local golfer reaches state amateur semis

Junior golfer Sophie Siminoff of Los Altos Hills reached the semifinals of the California Women’s Amateur Championship, falling 6 and 4 in match play to Ziyi Wang of Stanford July 28 at Quail Lodge Golf Course in Carmel. Siminoff is entering her senior year at Menlo School.

MVLA Marauders registration continues

Registration is under way for Mountain View/Los Altos Marauders Pop Warner Football and Cheer. Practices began last week; the first games are scheduled Aug. 27. The season is eight weeks long, plus playoffs for teams that qualify. The Marauders is open to ages 9-13. Cost is $340. Knowledgeable coaches are needed as well (must pass background check). To register and for more information, visit

AYSO Region 43 kicks off sign-ups

Registration is open for AYSO Region 43’s fall soccer season. The Los Altos-based region is for boys and girls in grades K-12 who live near Los Altos High, Egan, Santa Rita, Covington, Almond, Gardner Bullis, Bullis Charter, Pinewood and St. Nicholas schools. Practices are slated to begin Aug. 20. To register and for more information, visit

Los Altos High seeks several coaches

Los Altos High seeks several coaches for the 2016-17 school year. The Eagles need a junior-varsity girls tennis coach for the fall season, which is just under way. For the winter, they need a wrestling coach and a JV boys soccer and JV girls soccer coach. For the spring, they seek varsity and JV coaches for boys volleyball and varsity and JV coaches for badminton. If interested, email athletic director Michelle Bokamper Noeth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CIF newsletter available to parents of athletes

The California Interscholastic Federation, the governing body for the state’s high school sports, issues a free monthly newsletter via email for parents/guardians of student-athletes in California. The newsletter aims to keep parents informed of issues like health and safety, eligibility and upcoming state championship events. To subscribe and for more information, visit

City of Mountain View hosts open gym

The Mountain View Recreation Division’s Teen Open Gym, free and open to the city’s middle and high school students, is scheduled 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Whisman Sports Center, 1500 Middlefield Road. The weekly events offer youth a place to play basketball, volleyball and indoor soccer. Participants must show their student IDs at the door. For more information, call 903-6331.

Local youth swim club offers free assessments

The Los Altos Mountain View Aquatic Club offers free swim team assessments by appointment at Eagle Park Pool in Mountain View. The club offers year-round lessons for ages 5 and up; advanced swimmers may join the year-round competitive team. For more information, visit

Town Crier welcomes sports story suggestions

If you have an idea for a local sports story or would like to comment on the section, call Pete Borello at 948-9000, ext. 315, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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