Sports on the Side for Dec. 16

St. Francis honored for strength program

St. Francis High last month won a 2020 Strength of America Award, given to schools throughout the country with exemplary strength and conditioning programs.

Schools nominated for the awards, sponsored by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, are judged in four categories: supervision, education, program and facilities. Andrew Wun and Jake Siebert lead the Lancers’ strength and conditioning programs.

Tree lots support high school sports

The sports boosters clubs at the local high schools have launched their holiday tree lots. 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. The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Holiday Tree Lot has opened at 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]

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