Sports on the Side

Pinewood’s Claros signs with San Diego

At an on-campus ceremony Nov. 9, Pinewood School senior Brianna Claros signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at UC San Diego. Claros, a point guard, is a four-year varsity player for the Panthers.

Local tree lots support high school sports

Tree lots benefiting athletics at Mountain View and Los Altos highs, respectively, are open for business. Proceeds from the Spartans Tree Lot go toward purchasing equipment and improving facilities at Mountain View High. Operating hours are 5-8 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends next to the football field at Mountain View High, 3535 Truman Ave. For more information, visit Proceeds from the Los Altos High Tree Lot support the school’s afterschool sports programs and clubs. Operating hours are 4-8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends in the Chase Bank parking lot, 749 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View. For more information visit

LA, MV high schools seek several coaches

Los Altos High seeks several coaches. For the spring, the Eagles need varsity and junior-varsity coaches for boys volleyball and co-ed badminton. If interested, contact athletic director Michelle Bokamper Noeth at 960-8857 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mountain View High seeks a varsity girls lacrosse coach for the spring season. If interested, contact athletic director Shelley Smith at 940-4626 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MV quidditch team welcomes players

The Silicon Valley Skrewts, the region’s first adult community quidditch team, welcomes new players. Quidditch is a full-contact, gender-integrated sport. Practices are scheduled 1 p.m. Saturdays at Rengstorff Park, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View. Athletic experience is encouraged but not required. For more information on the team, visit

Women’s golf group invites new members

Tuesday Toppers, a women’s nine-hole golf group with local members, tees off 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Pruneridge Golf Club in Santa Clara. Cost is $5, plus $17-$22 per round. To join and for more information, visit prune-

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