Two Lancers finish in top 35 at state golf tourney; SF teams win NorCal water polo titles


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St. Francis High golfers Aishvarya Bedi, left, and Jacqueline “Doodle” Yuen competed in last week’s state championships.

St. Francis High sent two girls to last week’s state golf championships, and coach Phil Marrone said both sophomores performed well on the challenging Poppy Hills Golf Course.

Aishvarya Bedi tied for 24th with an 8-over-par 79, while Jacqueline “Doodle” Yuen tied for 34th with a 10-over-par 81.

Sports on the Side

Fusion softball teams schedule tryouts

The Silicon Valley Fusion has scheduled tryouts for its 14, 16 and 18 A-level travel softball teams Nov. 26 and Dec. 2. Part of Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball, the tournament teams begin play in early 2018. To register and for more information, visit svfusionfastpitch.org.

Spartan Turkey Trot returns Nov. 23

The Mountain View High Sports Boosters’ eighth annual Spartan Turkey Trot is slated Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 23, on the school track. The 5K run is set for 8:30 a.m., the 5K walk for 8:35 a.m., the kids runs (60 and 400 yards) for 9:30 a.m. and the Spartan Mile for 10 a.m. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Online registration fees are $30 adults, $20 children ages 5-17, $15 high school district students and $10 children under 5. Those who register by Monday are guaranteed a T-shirt. In-person registration, starting at 7:30 a.m., is an additional $5. Proceeds support MVHS athletics. To register and for more information, visit mvhsturkeytrot.shutterfly.com.

Local runners rule at CCS cross-country meet; SF makes girls tennis final, LA falls in quarters


Lars Eng/Special to the Town Crier
Four members of the St. Francis High boys cross-country team race toward the finish line at Saturday’s CCS championships. Lancers Juan Pablo Garcia, from left, Eric Eng, Colton Colonna and Shyam Kumar surround Andrew Hill’s Jorge Estrella on the course at Toro Park.

The St. Francis High boys cross-country team conquered the course in record time to run away with the Central Coast Section Division II title, while Los Altos High’s Naomi Donovan and Mountain View High’s Serena Myjer also were crowned champions Saturday at Toro Park in Salinas.

The Los Altos boys and St. Francis girls placed second in their respective divisions to qualify for next week’s state meet as well, and Mountain View’s Daniel Frees advanced, too.

Sports on the Side

SFHS tennis coach receives CCS award

The Central Coast Section last month named St. Francis High’s Lynn Horiye as the 2017 CCS Fall Sports Honor Coach for girls tennis. Horiye has coached the team since 2001. One coach in each fall sport receives the award, chosen by their colleagues. Criteria include contributions to that sport at their school, within their league, in the community and to the CCS.

Spartan Turkey Trot set for Nov. 23

The Mountain View High Sports Boosters’ eighth annual Spartan Turkey Trot is scheduled Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 23, on the school track. The 5K run is set for 8:30 a.m., the 5K walk for 8:35 a.m., the kids runs (60 and 400 yards) for 9:30 a.m. and the Spartan Mile for 10 a.m. Race-day registration is slated to begin at 7:30 a.m. Online registration fees are $30 adults, $20 children ages 5-17, $15 high school district students and $10 children under 5. Those who register by Nov. 20 are guaranteed a T-shirt. In-person registration, set to begin at 7:30 a.m., is an additional $5. Proceeds fund team equipment, athletics fields and facility improvements. To register online and for more information, visit mvhsturkeytrot.shutterfly.com.


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