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.

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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.

SF golfers take 2nd at CCS; LA, SF runners excel at league meets


Francis High St. Francis High’s boys cross-country team – Aiden Maddison, from left, Daniel Skahill, Juan Pablo Garcia, Eric Eng, Mason Elefant, Shyam Kumar and Colton Colonna – is headed to CCS after winning the WCAL title last week.

Although his Lancers went into last week’s Central Coast Section championships as three-time defending champs, St. Francis High girls golf coach Phil Marrone said he was “not expecting a cakewalk.”

It was far from it. St. Francis shot 396, finishing second to Palo Alto by five strokes Oct. 31 at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey.

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SF grad contributes to SCU road win

St. Francis High graduate Delaney Baie Pridham notched her second assist of the season as the Santa Clara University women’s soccer team blanked host University of the Pacific 3-0 Oct. 22. The sophomore midfielder also has three goals this season.

Spartan Turkey Trot returns to MV 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 slated 8:30 a.m., the 5K walk at 8:35 a.m., the kids runs (60 and 400 yards) at 9:30 a.m. and the Spartan Mile at 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 Nov. 20 are guaranteed a T-shirt. In-person registration, which starts at 7:30 a.m., is an additional $5. All proceeds fund team equipment, athletics fields and facility improvements. To register online and for more information, visit mvhsturkeytrot.shutterfly.com.

Local high schools seek several coaches

Los Altos High needs varsity and junior-varsity coaches for boys volleyball and co-ed badminton. If interested, contact athletic director Michelle Bokamper Noeth at 960-8857 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mountain View High seeks a varsity girls lacrosse coach for the spring season. If interested, contact athletic director Shelley Smith at 940-4626 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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