Sports on the Side: Football, benefits and tryouts

Owls fall to Reedley in NorCal title game

The Foothill College football team’s quest for an undefeated season ended with a 23-14 loss at Reedley in the NCFC Northern California Football Association American Division championship game Nov. 23. Halfback Derje Blanks scored both touchdowns for the Owls, reaching the end zone on a 29-yard run in the first quarter and a 1-yard plunge in the fourth. Foothill, which beat Reedley 32-20 Sept. 28 in Los Altos Hills, finishes the season 10-1.

Tree lots benefit high school sports

A holiday tree lot benefiting athletics and performing arts programs at Mountain View High is open 5-8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends next to the school’s football field at 3535 Truman Ave. 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

Los Altos High’s holiday tree lot opened last week and is slated to run through Dec. 23 at 749 W. El Camino Real in Mountain View (corner of Castro Street). The lot, which also offers wreaths and decorations, is open 3:30-8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. Proceeds support Los Altos High athletics.

Make-up tryouts for softball this Sunday

The Silicon Valley Fusion’s make-up tryouts for its 14, 16 and 18 A-level travel softball teams are scheduled Sunday at Mountain View High, 3535 Truman Ave. 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

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