Sports on the Side

Montoya plays in national showcase

Mountain View High sophomore Allie Montoya traveled to Phoenix earlier this month to participate in the inaugural Elite Clubs National League Selection Game with the top under-16 and under-17 girls soccer players in the country. Montoya, a Los Altos resident, has verbally committed to Stanford University.

MVHS Turkey Trot set for Thursday

The Mountain View High School Sports Boosters’ 10th annual Spartan Turkey Trot is scheduled Thursday on the school track. The 5K run/walk is slated at 8:30 a.m., the kids runs (60 and 400 yards) at 9:30 a.m. and the Spartan Mile at 10 a.m. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Online registration is $35 adults, $25 children ages 5-17, $20 high school district students and $10 children under 5. In-person registration is $40 for all age groups. The event is capped at 1,400 participants; no pets are allowed. Proceeds fund team equipment, athletics fields and facility improvements. To register and for more information, visit

Los Altos High seeks coaches

Los Altos High seeks head coaches for varsity boys golf and junior varsity badminton, both spring sports, and varsity girls golf, a fall sport. If interested, contact athletic director Michelle Noeth at 960-8857 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tree lot benefits MVHS athletics

A holiday tree lot benefiting athletics and performing arts programs at Mountain View High is slated to open 10 a.m. Friday next to the school’s football field at 3535 Truman Ave. After opening day, operating hours are 5-8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends. The nonprofit Mountain View High School Sports Boosters manages the lot, which will offer noble, Douglas and Nordmann firs, along with wreaths, tree stands and decorative reindeer. For more information, visit

Fusion softball tryouts set for Sunday

The Silicon Valley Fusion’s tryouts for its 14, 16 and 18 A-level travel softball teams is scheduled Sunday at Mountain View High, with make-ups set for Dec. 8. Competitive players born in 2006 or earlier are eligible to try out. The Fusion is part of Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball. To preregister and for more information, visit

MVHS hosts youth basketball camp

Spartans Sports Camp’s Holiday Basketball Camp is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 26-30 at Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave. Open to boys and girls in grades 3-8, the fast-paced camp focuses on honing shooting, ball-handling, and defensive skills. Registration is $275 for all five sessions or $60 per day; cost includes T-shirt, water bottle and drawstring backpack. To register and for more information, visit

CIF offers scholarships to high school seniors

The California Interscholastic Federation, which governs the state’s high school sports, is accepting applications for the 2020 CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards. The awards are aimed at “college-bound seniors whose academic and athletic careers have been truly exemplary and whose personal standards and accomplishments are a positive model for others,” according to the CIF website. The CIF will award $5,000 scholarships to two state winners and $1,000 scholarships to 20 section winners. The application includes writing an essay. The deadline is Feb. 20. To apply and for more information, visit

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