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SF hoops standout chooses Cincinnati

St. Francis High senior Logan Johnson has verbally committed to play basketball for the University of Cincinnati. Several NCAA Division I colleges were recruiting the Mountain View native, who made his announcement via Twitter Sept. 14. The 6-foot-3 guard led the Lancers to the Northern California Division II final last season and was voted West Catholic Athletic League Co-MVP. His brother Tyler Johnson plays for the NBA’s Miami Heat.

Pumpkin patch opens Friday at LAHS

The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Pumpkin Patch is scheduled to open Friday in the student parking lot. Hours of operation are noon to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends through Oct. 30, and noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 31. Proceeds benefit Los Altos High athletics.

Season-best score lifts LA over MV in girls golf match

The Los Altos High girls golf team’s best score of the season came at a good time – last week against rival and previously undefeated Mountain View in league play. The Eagles defeated the Spartans 236-248 at Shoreline Golf Links Sept. 27.

Los Altos coach Rich Fujii said “every player contributed” to the win, led by Caris Kim and Maddie Jun. Kim earned medalist honors by shooting 1-under par and Jun shot 2-over par to lead the Eagles.

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Strotman gets win in title-clinching game

Homestead High graduate Drew Strotman earned the win as the Hudson Valley Renegades beat the Vermont Lake Monsters 6-0 to clinch the New York-Penn League championship Sept. 14. He allowed only one hit over six innings of work in the Class A Short Season minor league game. Strotman, selected in the fourth round by the Tampa Bay Rays last June, struck out five batters and walked one.

MV quidditch team heads to SLC tourney

The Mountain View-based Silicon Valley Skrewts are Northern California’s lone representative at the Crimson Cup, an eight-team tournament scheduled this weekend in Salt Lake City. Their pool consists of a mix of college and community teams: the University of Northern Colorado, Northern Arizona University, Nomads Quidditch (Boise) and the host Utah Crimson Elite. This marks the Skrewts’ first appearance at the event, traditionally the season opener for the US Quidditch West Region. The team trains at Mountain View’s Rengstorff Park.

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Strotman gets win in title-clinching game

Homestead High graduate Drew Strotman earned the win as the Hudson Valley Renegades beat the Vermont Lake Monsters 6-0 to clinch the New York-Penn League championship Sept. 14. He allowed only one hit over six innings of work in the Class A Short Season minor league game. Strotman, selected in the fourth round by the Tampa Bay Rays last June, struck out five batters and walked one.

MV quidditch team heads to SLC tourney

The Mountain View-based Silicon Valley Skrewts are Northern California’s lone representative at the Crimson Cup, an eight-team tournament scheduled this weekend in Salt Lake City. Their pool consists of a mix of college and community teams: the University of Northern Colorado, Northern Arizona University, Nomads Quidditch (Boise) and the host Utah Crimson Elite. This marks the Skrewts’ first appearance at the event, traditionally the season opener for the US Quidditch West Region. The team trains at Mountain View’s Rengstorff Park.


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