Sports on the Side: Week of Oct. 9

Spirit of Sport deadline nears

Monday is the deadline to apply for the 2019 Fall CIF Spirit of Sport Award. 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. Winners receive a patch, an award, a $500 scholarship and recognition at the year-end CIF Federated Council dinner April 3 in San Diego. To apply, visit

Fall hoops camp underway at MVHS

Spartans Sports Camp’s Fall Basketball Camp is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through October in the Mountain View High gym. The camp is open to boys and girls in grades 3-8. Registration is $60 for one day; cost includes a T-shirt, water bottle and drawstring backpack. Spartans Sports Camp is a nonprofit; all proceeds benefit the Mountain View High athletic department. To register and for more information, call 479-5906 or visit

Los Altos High seeks coaches

Los Altos High seeks head coaches for six teams: varsity boys soccer and junior varsity wrestling in the winter; and varsity girls lacrosse, boys golf, JV gymnastics and JV badminton in the spring. If interested, call athletic director Michelle Noeth at 960-8857 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Golf fundraiser set for this month

Special Operations’ annual golf tournament is slated Oct. 21 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club, 1560 Country Club Drive. Proceeds from the fundraiser support the organization’s goal of keeping children safe from sex trafficking in the Bay Area. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch is at noon and the shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cocktails and a silent auction follow the 18 holes of golf at 5 p.m., and dinner is at 6 p.m. Cost is $400 per player. To register and for more information, visit product/fundraisers.

Women’s golf group welcomes 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 $22-$27 per round. To join and for more information, visit

City of Mountain View offers open gym for teens

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 young people a safe place to play pick-up games of basketball, volleyball and indoor soccer. All participants are required to show their student IDs at the door. For more information, call the rec division at 903-6331.

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