SCVAL to go it alone; league with local schools approves 3-season plan

Melody Ghaffari
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier File Photo
Los Altos High’s Melody Ghaffari plays a singles match against Monta Vista in the fall of 2019. Under the SCVAL’s three-season sports calendar, girls tennis would begin competition Feb. 15.

Hoping that it’s found a better path to playing all sports this year, the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League is opting out of the Central Coast Section’s two-season schedule in favor of its own plan.

Sports on the Side for Jan. 20

SF wrestler commits to American University

St. Francis High senior wrestler Carsten Rawls recently announced via Twitter that he has committed to American University. One of the highest-ranked wrestlers in the state for his weight class, the 195-pound Rawls also plays football for the Lancers.

Sports on the Side for Jan. 13

Coach with local roots recognized nationally

Los Altos native Cheryl Owiesny, the women’s soccer coach at De Anza College, is being honored at this week’s United Soccer Coaches Convention, held digitally due to the pandemic.

Conditioning for Season 1 sports resumes this week at Los Altos, Mtn. View high schools

Conditioning was set to resume Monday at Los Altos and Mountain View high schools, more than a month after district officials suspended it due to the delay in starting Season 1 sports and because a few athletes had tested positive for the coronavirus.

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