Sports on the Side

MV hosts hoops camp for kids next week

The second session of Spartans Sports Camps’ Holiday Basketball Camp is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday at Mountain View High. Open to boys and girls in grades 3-8, the fast-paced camp covers shooting, ball handling and defense. Cost is $275 for the week or $60 per day; each camper receives a custom basketball, T-shirt, water bottle and drawstring backpack. To register and for more information, visit

GreenTown bike ride set for Dec. 20

The GreenTown Los Altos Winter Solstice Night Bike Ride is scheduled 6:30-9 p.m. today. The 12-mile ride begins at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at 367 State St. and goes as far as Christmas Tree Lane in Palo Alto before returning to downtown Los Altos. The ride is described as family friendly, avoiding as many busy streets as possible. Helmets and bike lights are required. For more information on this free event, visit

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

Local 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 coed 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..

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, 400 Saratoga Ave., Santa Clara. Cost is $5, plus $17-$22 per round. To join and for more information, visit

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