SCVAL reverses decision, allows schools to participate in playoffs

The Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Board of Managers Friday night overwhelmingly voted to allow its schools to participate in the Central Coast Section playoffs, reversing a decision it made April 29.

Swept by Spartans, Eagles bounce back in baseball

The Los Altos High baseball team capped what coach Gabe Stewart called “a rough week” by edging Pioneer 4-3 Saturday in nine innings. The non-league win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Eagles, who opened the week with a 15-2 loss to Los Gatos and then lost twice to rival Mountain View in De Anza Division play.

Sports on the Side for May 12

MV Sports Boosters offer scholarships

The Mountain View High School Sports Boosters are accepting applications for a pair of $1,500 scholarships they will award to a male and female athlete next month.

Prep Sports Summary: MVHS pitcher Barrett throws no-hitter

Barrett brothers
Cris Barrett/Special to the Town Crier
Brothers Gabe, left, and Liam Barrett of Mountain View High celebrate Gabe’s 17-strikeout no-hitter last week for the Spartans’ baseball team. Liam served as the catcher for older brother Gabe.

In his 15 years coaching high school baseball, Mountain View High’s Kris Mims said he had never seen what his ace pitcher Gabe Barrett did Friday afternoon. He threw a no-hitter that included a school-record 17 strikeouts in the Spartans’ 3-0 league win over visiting Wilcox.

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