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MVHS AD Social set for Saturday night

Mountain View High’s fourth annual Athletic Directors Social is scheduled 7-11 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave. The Mountain View High band is scheduled to provide live music. Proceeds will support replacing the athletic department’s failing electric carts. Tickets are $75, which includes food, wine and beer. For tickets and more information, visit

SF graduate Johnson heats up for Heat

NBA player Tyler Johnson, a St. Francis High graduate, scored a season-high 31 points in the Miami Heat’s 117-111 win over the Orlando Magic Dec. 30. The guard shot 12 of 18 from the field, which included a 3-for-4 effort on 3s.

Behind 3Q run, Mtn. View boys knock off Gatos

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Mountain View High’s Jake Pappas grabs a rebound.

The Mountain View High boys basketball team shocked Los Gatos 74-63 Friday night in what may be the Spartans’ best win of the season.

Ahead by two points at halftime, host Mountain View pulled away from the Wildcats with a 25-13 run in the third quarter of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division contest.

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Hot Stove Banquet honors five locals

Five people in baseball with local ties will be honored at the 34th annual Santa Clara County Hot Stove Banquet, scheduled Tuesday at the San Jose Elks Club, 444 W. Alma Ave. Recipients include St. Francis High graduates Trevor Bettencourt (Minor League Pitcher of the Year) and John Gavin (Co-College Pitcher of the Year), retired Stanford University baseball coach and Mountain View resident Mark Marquess (Service Award) and Los Altos natives Mark Vasser and son Adam Vasser (Ted Barrett Amateur Umpire Awards). The banquet is set to begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:45 p.m. and awards and auction prizes at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 and must be purchased in advance. For tickets and more information, email hotstove- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Los Altos, Mtn. View seek several coaches

Los Altos High seeks several coaches. For the spring, the Eagles need 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..

LA girls regroup after 2 OT losses with 39-23 win against Firebirds

Coming off back-to-back overtime losses, the Los Altos High girls basketball team dismantled Fremont 39-23 Friday night at home. The Eagles jumped to a 10-4 lead in the first quarter and held the Firebirds to just 11 points in the first half.

“The Fremont game was a get-right game,” Los Altos coach Jaclyn Brode said, “and I think we did a decent job of correcting some mistakes from the previous few games.”

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