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St. Francis wrestler places at state

St. Francis High junior Carsten Rawls placed eighth in the 182-pound division at the state wrestling championships. Porterville’s Tyler Avila beat Rawls 4-2 in the seventh-place match Feb. 29 in Bakersfield.

MV Sports Boosters host golf tourney

The Mountain View High School Sports Boosters 2020 Golf Tournament is slated April 18 at Shoreline Golf Links. Registration begins at 11 a.m., and the shotgun start is set for noon. MVHS families, friends and students are welcome to participate in the third-annual tourney, which uses a best-ball format. Registration is $150 for adults and $100 for students; cost includes lunch and happy-hour event. Proceeds benefit the school’s athletic department. To register and for more information, visit

Adult softball league welcomes players

The Vintage Softball Club of Santa Clara County, a slow-pitch league for men and women age 50 and over that includes Los Altos residents, seeks new members for 2020. Founded in 1987, the club offers year-round Saturday and weekday leagues – along with Monday nights in spring/summer – open to all skill levels. Some players are novices, most are intermediate and a few are in the Senior Softball Hall of Fame. A bat and glove are required. The annual membership fee is $50-$100. To register and for more information, email [email protected] or visit

Local high schools seek coaches

Los Altos High seeks head coaches for three of its teams: varsity boys golf and junior varsity gymnastics, 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 [email protected]. Mountain View High seeks a head coach for JV girls volleyball, a fall sport. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Shelley Smith at 940-4626 or [email protected].

CIF offers newsletter for parents, guardians

The California Interscholastic Federation, the governing body for the state’s high school sports, issues a free monthly newsletter via email for parents/guardians of student-athletes in California. The newsletter aims to keep parents informed of issues such as health and safety, eligibility and upcoming state championship events. To subscribe and for more information, visit

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