Sports on the Side for Nov. 18

SFHS grad integral to SJSU’s success

St. Francis High graduate Viliami Fehoko has played a key role on the San Jose State football team, which is off to its best start in 65 years. Fehoko, a sophomore defensive end, recorded four sacks, 18 tackles and a fumble recovery over the first four games, all of which the Spartans won.

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 (reduced to $15 for students at Mountain View and Los Altos highs) and $10 for children under 5. 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. To make a nomination, visit

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