Local soccer teams eye playoffs

Friday’s 5-1 home win over Saratoga kept the Mountain View High boys soccer team’s playoff hopes alive, and it will likely take winning today’s regular-season finale to turn those hopes into reality.

“It’s looking like (tonight’s) game at Santa Clara may be for a playoff spot,” said coach Jim McGuirk, whose Spartans are 3-3-5 in the SCVAL De Anza Division and 6-6-7 overall. “We can’t apply without a win or a tie because we would be under .500. A win or tie would give us a chance at making the playoffs as an at-large team.”

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SFHS grad Johnson dealt to Suns

NBA guard Tyler Johnson, a St. Francis High graduate, last week was traded from the Miami Heat to the Phoenix Suns. The 26-year-old Johnson averaged 10.8 points and 2.5 assists per game for the Heat this season.

Winter hoops camp starts Monday at MV

Spartans Sports Camp’s Winter Break Basketball camp is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Feb. 22 at Mountain View High School. The camp, open to boys and girls in grades 3-8, focuses on shooting, ball-handling and defense. Cost is $250 through Feb. 1, then goes to $275. Proceeds benefit Mountain View High athletics. To register and for more information, visit SpartansSportsCamp.com.

MV wrestlers close in on title

Although the Mountain View High wrestling team entered Tuesday’s regular-season finale at Los Altos in a good position to finish undefeated in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division, it would take more than a win to pin down the title.

Even if the Spartans (4-0) beat the Eagles (2-2) in the meet – held after the Town Crier’s deadline – they would still have to perform well at this weekend’s SCVAL Tournament to claim the crown.

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Los Altos grad shines as Georgetown diver

Los Altos High graduate Riley Fujioka (Class of 2017) was named Big East Diver of the Week last month. During the week of Jan. 14-20, the Georgetown University sophomore won the 1- and 3-meter women's diving events versus Drexel with career-high scores of 282.07 and 293.93, respectively.

Local water polo club opens youth sign-ups

Registration for NorCal Aquatics’ spring session of youth water polo is now open. For boys and girls ages 8-14, the session is slated to run Feb. 25 through May 1 at Los Altos High. Practices are scheduled 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; youth league games are set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9, March 30, April 6 and April 27. Los Altos High varsity water polo coaches Seth and Katie Tasman serve as directors of NorCal Aquatics. Registration is $625. To register and for more information, visit norcal-aquatics.com/youth.

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