LA's 3-4 record in boys basketball may be deceiving


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Los Altos High’s Matt Eberle, shooting against Wilcox in a league game last season, is averaging 19 points per game this year.

On the surface, the Los Altos High boys basketball team’s 3-4 record may not seem all that impressive. But under the circumstances – beset with injuries while facing some tough teams – coach Trevor Naas isn’t complaining.

“In our first seven games, we’ve already played two of the top-ranked teams in the Bay Area in Salesian (5-0) and Palo Alto (2-1),” said Naas, whose squad also fell to Santa Clara (3-1) and Soquel (5-1). “There were some positives for us to build upon in our performances in both of those games.”

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GreenTown bike ride set for Dec. 20

The GreenTown Los Altos Winter Solstice Night Bike Ride is scheduled 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 20. The 12-mile ride begins at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at 367 State St. and goes as far as Christmas Tree Lane in Palo Alto before returning to downtown Los Altos. The ride is described as family friendly, avoiding as many busy streets as possible. Helmets and bike lights are required. For more information on the free event, visit greentownlosaltos.org.

Tree lots support high school sports

Tree lots benefiting athletics at Mountain View and Los Altos highs, respectively, are open for business. Proceeds from the Spartans Tree Lot go toward purchasing equipment and improving facilities at Mountain View High. Operating hours are 5-8 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends next to the football field at Mountain View High, 3535 Truman Ave. For more information, visit spartanstreelot.com. Proceeds from the Los Altos High Tree Lot support the school’s afterschool sports programs and clubs. Operating hours are 4-8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends in the Chase Bank parking lot, 749 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View. For more information visit mvlatrees.com.

Spartans surge in second half to beat Aptos in girls soccer

The Mountain View High girls soccer team found a way to combat the cold during last week’s night game at Aptos, where the temperature dipped to 45 degrees. The Spartans “came out in the second half on fire,” coach Ivan Bandov said, and beat the Mariners 4-1.

Tied with Aptos at halftime, undefeated Mountain View scored three goals in the last half of the Dec. 4 non-league match.

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Pinewood’s Claros signs with San Diego

At an on-campus ceremony Nov. 9, Pinewood School senior Brianna Claros signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at UC San Diego. Claros, a point guard, is a four-year varsity player for the Panthers.

Local tree lots support high school sports

Tree lots benefiting athletics at Mountain View and Los Altos highs, respectively, are open for business. Proceeds from the Spartans Tree Lot go toward purchasing equipment and improving facilities at Mountain View High. Operating hours are 5-8 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends next to the football field at Mountain View High, 3535 Truman Ave. For more information, visit spartanstreelot.com. Proceeds from the Los Altos High Tree Lot support the school’s afterschool sports programs and clubs. Operating hours are 4-8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends in the Chase Bank parking lot, 749 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View. For more information visit mvlatrees.com.


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