Atherton stars in Spartans' win on Senior Night

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Kate Atherton scored five goals in Mountain View’s 11-7 win over Palo Alto Thursday.

Thursday was Senior Night for the Mountain View High girls water polo team, so it only seemed appropriate that a senior led the Spartans to their 11-7 league victory over Palo Alto.

Mountain View coach Drew Enlow said Kate Atherton “proved too much to handle” for Paly. The team captain scored a game-high five goals and drew four ejections.

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Tee off for MVLA

The Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club has scheduled its third annual MVLA Golf Classic Nov. 7 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club. The fundraiser begins with registration (11 a.m.), followed by a shotgun start (noon), a wine and cocktail reception (5 p.m.) and dinner (6 p.m.). Proceeds pay for the fields, coaches and the nonprofit club’s financial-aid program. Cost is $275. To register and for more information, visit

Pumpkins for sports

The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Pumpkin Patch is scheduled to be open noon to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends through Oct. 31 in the student parking lot, 201 Almond Ave. Proceeds benefit Los Altos High sports.

Mtn. View girls conquer course at league meet & Serra Invite

Courtesy of Craig Blockhus
The Mountain View High girls cross-country team – from left, Alex Brown, Rachel Korobkin, Audrey White, Serena Myjer, Gabi Joffe, Amber Fry and Shannon Gould – won the Serra Invitational Saturday.

With its underclassmen overwhelming the competition, the Mountain View High girls won two cross-country meets last week at Crystal Springs in Belmont.

Five days after running away with Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Meet No. 2, the Spartans finished first by a single point at Saturday’s Serra Invitational.

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49ers honor LA’s Pruitt as coach of the week

Los Altos High’s Trevor Pruitt last week received the San Francisco 49ers Charlie Wedemeyer Memorial Coach of the Week Award. Pruitt was chosen after the Eagles improved to 5-0 by blanking Lynbrook 17-0 a week earlier to open league. As part of the award, Pruitt receives two tickets to a 49ers home game, at which he will be recognized on the field, and a $1,000 grant for the Los Altos High School football program from the 49ers Foundation.

LA’s Dig Pink Rally set for Thursday night

The varsity and junior-varsity girls volleyball teams from Los Altos and Palo Alto highs have teamed up for the fifth annual Dig Pink Rally and bake sale – intended to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for research and compassionate support projects – during their league matches scheduled Thursday at Los Altos. The JV match is set for 5:30 p.m. and the varsity match at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free. Fans attending the rally can show their support by wearing pink to make it a “pink out” and donate money to the cause at the match or online at For more information on the rally, email Vera Mumm at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Deborah Chen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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