Sports on the Side for Nov. 11

Spartan Turkey Trot going virtual

The 11th-annual Spartan Turkey Trot, a run/walk to support Mountain View High athletics, will be virtual this year. Participants can do the 5K and/or the Spartan Mile anytime over Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 26-29) and choose their own course.

The top three finishers in the male and female divisions of the 5K and Spartan Mile races will receive a gift certificate for a Marie Callender’s pie and a gift certificate to A Runner’s Mind in Los Altos. Submit race results online. Registration is $30 for adults, $20 for ages 5-17 (discounted to $15 for students at Mountain View and Los Altos highs) and $10 for children under 5. Register by Thursday to be guaranteed a race T-shirt before the event. Race packets will be distributed Nov. 25 at Mountain View High; pull into the parking lot to pick them up from a volunteer. To register, volunteer and for more information, visit

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 nominate a coach, visit

Local high schools seek coaches

Los Altos High needs head coaches for wrestling, JV gymnastics, frosh-soph boys swimming and cheer. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Michelle Noeth at 960-8811, ext. 2023, or [email protected] Los Altos also needs assistant coaches for frosh-soph football. If interested, send resume and cover letter to varsity head coach Dave DeGeronimo at [email protected] Mountain View High seeks head coaches for wrestling, frosh-soph boys lacrosse and JV girls lacrosse. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Shelley Smith at 940-4600, ext. 1421, or [email protected]

CIF offers newsletter for parents

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

Golf group invites new members

Tuesday Toppers, a women’s nine-hole golf group with local members, tees off 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Pruneridge Golf Club in Santa Clara. Cost is $5, plus $22-$27 per round. To join and for more information, visit

Special Olympics needs coaches

Special Olympics Northern California needs head coaches and assistants to train, mentor and support athletes in an array of sports. No prior coaching experience is necessary. For directions to the San Jose office and more information, call (408) 392-0170 or visit

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If you have an idea for a local sports story or would like to comment on the section, contact sports editor Pete Borello. Send him an email at [email protected]

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