Sports on the Side

GreenTown bike ride set for Dec. 21

GreenTown Los Altos’ fifth annual Winter Solstice Night Bike Ride is scheduled 7 p.m. Dec. 21. The 12-mile ride begins at Peet’s Coffee & Tea in downtown Los Altos and goes as far as Christmas Tree Lane in Palo Alto before returning to Los Altos, with a stop for hot chocolate on the way back. Those taking part in the free, family-friendly ride are encouraged to decorate their bicycles with twinkle lights, wear helmets and warm clothes, and make sure bike lights are operational. To register and for more information, visit and type “Winter Solstice Bike Ride” in the search box.

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 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 The MVLA Tree Lot, which benefits Los Altos High athletic programs, is slated to run through Dec. 23 in the Chase Bank parking lot, 749 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View (corner of Castro Street). The tree lot, which also offers wreaths and decorations, is open 3:30-8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends.

Los Altos High seeks coaches

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

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

MVHS hosts youth hoops camp over holiday break

Spartans Sports Camp’s Holiday Basketball Camp is slated 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 backpack. To register and for more information, visit

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