Sports this week: Virtual 5k, MVHS athletics meeting and more

BAWSI’s virtual 5K set for this weekend

The Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative’s inaugural charity run, the BAWSI Moves Virtual 5K, is scheduled Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds will benefit the San Jose-based nonprofit’s programs that provide free physical education and empowerment programs to girls from underserved communities and to children with disabilities. Several local residents are involved with the organization. Those participating in the 5K may run, walk or roll. The registration fee starts at $35. To register, visit For more information on BAWSI, visit

MVHS hosts meeting for season 1 parents

Mountain View High’s athletic meeting for parents of Season 1 participants is set for 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday via Zoom. Season 1, slated to start in December, includes cross-country, football, water polo, volleyball and gymnastics. For more information, email athletic director Shelley Smith at [email protected]

LAHS pumpkin patch open for business

The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters’ annual pumpkin patch is slated to run through Oct. 30 in the far-left side of the student parking lot at 201 Almond Ave. Hours are 2-6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. Proceeds benefit Los Altos High athletics.

Local high schools seek coaches

Los Altos High needs head coaches for wrestling, junior varsity girls basketball, JV gymnastics and frosh-soph boys swimming. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Michelle Noeth at 960-8811, ext. 2023, or [email protected] Mountain View High seeks head coaches for wrestling, varsity girls water polo, frosh-soph boys water polo and JV girls lacrosse. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Shelley Smith at 940-4600, ext. 1421, or [email protected]

Nominees sought for Double-Goal Coaches

The Positive Coaching Alliance welcomes nominations for its 2020 Double-Goal Coach Awards, which honor coaches who not only strive to win, but teach life lessons through sports and show players how to respect the game. The deadline is Nov. 30. Nominees must have at least three years’ experience coaching at a school or with a club or rec team. The 100 regional winners will be announced in February and the 25 national winners in March, each of whom will receive $500. One nominee will be named the PCA National Coach of the Year and win $10,000 ($2,500 for the coach and $7,500 donated to the school or youth sport organization of the coach’s choice). To make a nomination, visit

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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