Sports on the Side for Dec. 2

Topps makes card set with MV grad Hayward

Mountain View High graduate and pro softball player Victoria Hayward is featured in The Topps Company’s new 20-card Athletes Unlimited Championship Set.

In its 82-year history, Topps had never produced a women’s pro softball card set until it partnered with Athletes Unlimited – a league that capped its inaugural season in September – on two products this year. To purchase the latest set ($9.99), visit

Tree lots support high school sports

The sports boosters clubs at the local high schools launched their tree lots last week. The Spartans Tree Lot, run by the Mountain View High School Sports Boosters, is online this year due to the pandemic. Order trees and accessories at and they will be delivered, contact-free, to your home. Proceeds benefit Mountain View High athletics. Volunteer delivery drivers (no students) are also needed; sign up at The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Holiday Tree Lot has opened in its usual location: the parking lot at Chase Bank, 749 W. El Camino Real in Mountain View. The lot’s hours are 3:30-8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends through Dec. 23. Proceeds support Los Altos High athletics.

Local high schools seek coaches

Los Altos High needs head coaches for wrestling, junior varsity 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 water polo and junior-varsity 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, 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

Women’s golf group seeks 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

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