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Tennis classes start Feb. 24 in Mtn. View

Mountain View Tennis’ spring recreation classes are scheduled to start Feb. 24 at Cuesta, Rengstorff, Whisman and Cooper parks. Sessions are offered in the day and at night for all ages and skill levels. Fees vary by class. To register and for more information, call 967-5955 or visit

Wellness run/walk scheduled March 10

The seventh annual Girls to Women Margaret Geis Wright Wellness 5K Run/Walk is slated March 10 at Shoreline Park in Mountain View. Billed as a community-building event, it supports the nonprofit Girls to Women, a grassroots organization that serves upwards of 60 girls a year with intensive, individualized school-year and summer enrichment programs. Registration is $10-$40 (depending on age and residency), free for ages 5 and under. Registration is set to begin at 8 a.m. and the race at 9 a.m. For more information, visit

Win by Nguyen enables Spartans to defeat Eagles in league meet

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Mountain View High’s Tai Nguyen, top, wrestles Los Altos High’s Jason Klemens in last week’s match. Nguyen’s 13-4 victory lifted the Spartans to a 31-27 league win over the visiting Eagles.

Although he knew the meet was close, Mountain View High’s Tai Nguyen said he didn’t look at the score before stepping onto the wrestling mat. The 120-pounder was focused on beating Los Altos’ Jason Klemens in the final match of the night.

Nguyen wasn’t in the dark for long – before he could make a move, his teammates told him that the meet was in his hands – but the freshman didn’t flinch.

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St. Nick’s tourney slated this weekend

The 45th annual Kevin Kannengeiser Classic Basketball Tournament is scheduled Friday through Sunday in the gym at St. Nicholas Catholic School, 12816 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Eighth-grade boys teams from eight Bay Area schools are scheduled to compete. The event is named after retired teacher Kannengeiser, who spent 40 years at St. Nicholas. The tourney is set to tip off 7:45 p.m. Friday. Admission is $6 per day. The snack bar will feature burgers, pizza and baked goods. For more information, call Liz Frazier at 269-0981 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hills’ Boissiere trains with national team

Los Altos Hills native Jaye Boissiere – a redshirt sophomore on Stanford University’s women’s soccer team – was invited to the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team’s first training camp of the year, held Jan. 4-11 in Carson. The midfielder scored the decisive goal in the Cardinal’s 3-2 win over UCLA in the national title game last month.

Spartans' stellar streak comes to an end with league loss to Paly

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Mountain View High’s Nicole Bumgarner assisted on her team’s goal against Paly.

For 45 consecutive games, the Mountain View High girls soccer team was invincible at home. That sensational streak ended last week when Palo Alto handed the Spartans their first home loss since Jan. 30, 2013.

“All good things come to an end,” Mountain View coach Ivan Bandov said after his team fell 2-1 to the Vikings Jan. 24 in league play.

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