Sports on the Side

MV volleyball honored

The American Volleyball Coaches Association recently announced that last season’s Mountain View High girls volleyball team has earned an AVCA Team Academic Award. The awards are distributed to squads that maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average during the school year; the Spartans averaged a 3.5. Team members included Milayzia Bajala, Antonia Boscacci, Maddy Dunkle, Nicole Guibord, Eleonore Johansen, Ashley Kane, Hunter Leong, Kiana Manson, Audrey Moir, Aidan O’Leary, Kyra Palmbush, Lauren Price, Payton Shaffer, Reyhaneh Turner and Logan Winn. This marks the fourth year in a row that the Mountain View program has been recognized by the AVCA.

NJB sign-ups near

Registration for the Foothill Chapter of National Junior Basketball’s returning players and their siblings is scheduled 8 a.m. Friday through 8 p.m. Tuesday. Registration for new players is slated 8 a.m. Aug. 30 through 8 p.m. Sept. 1. The Foothill Chapter is open to third- through eighth-grade boys and girls, along with high school boys, who live in Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale and the portion of Los Altos Hills assigned to the Los Altos School District. To be notified when registration opens and for more information, visit njbfoothill.com and sign up for the newsletter.

Sports on the Side

SFHS honored as DII State School of Year

Cal-Hi Sports last month named St. Francis High the Division II State School of the Year for 2017-18. The Lancers won state championships in boys cross-country and football, their girls swim team took third at the state meet and their boys golf team placed fourth at the state tournament. In addition, St. Francis won Northern California crowns in football and boys and girls water polo, along with Central Coast Section titles in baseball, boys cross-country, boys golf, girls soccer and softball.

Cities meet on field Saturday for softball

The teams have been set, and residents of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills are encouraged to attend the inaugural community softball game between the two towns, scheduled 1-3 p.m. Saturday. The friendly coed match is coordinated by the Parks and Recreation departments of both cities, according to Sarah Robustelli, Los Altos Hills community services supervisor. The game will take place at Purissima Park, 27545 Purissima, Road, Los Altos Hills. For more information, visit losaltoshills.ca.gov/423/Los-Altos-Hills-vs-Los-Altos-Softball-Ga.

Sports on the Side: August 8-14

LA’s Meet the Coaches event set for Monday

Los Altos High’s Meet the Coaches event for parents is scheduled 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday in the school’s quad. For more information, email athletic director Michelle Noeth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Softball team tryouts set for Saturday

The Silicon Valley Fusion has scheduled tryouts for its 14, 16 and 18 A-level travel softball teams Saturday at Mountain View High, with make-ups set for Aug. 18. Competitive players born in 2005 or earlier are eligible to try out. The Fusion is part of Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball. To preregister and for more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit svfusionfastpitch.org.

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Chamber golf tourney tees off Monday

The 29th annual Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is scheduled Monday at Los Altos Golf & Country Club. Cost is $295, which includes lunch, tee prizes, silent auction, cocktails, barbecue dinner and awards and prizes. Cost to attend only the post-golf party is $65. Registration and the putting contest are scheduled 10 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m., shotgun start at noon and the party at 5 p.m. To register and for more information, visit losaltoschamber.org/golf_tournament.html.

Softball team tryouts set for Aug. 11

The Silicon Valley Fusion has scheduled tryouts for its 14, 16 and 18 A-level travel softball teams Aug. 11 at Mountain View High, with make-ups set for Aug. 18. Competitive players born in 2005 or earlier are eligible to try out. The Fusion is part of Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball. To preregister and for more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit svfusionfastpitch.org.


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