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MV’s Montoya reps U.S. at UK soccer tourney

Los Altos resident Allie Montoya was among 28 players chosen for the U.S. under-16 girls national soccer team that traveled to England this month to compete in the UEFA Development Tournament. Teams from the UK, Spain and Denmark also competed in the tourney, which ran Feb. 19-24. Montoya, a forward, is a sophomore at Mountain View High who has verbally committed to Stanford University.

Adult softball league welcomes players

The Vintage Softball Club of Santa Clara County, a slow-pitch league for men and women age 50 and over that includes Los Altos residents, welcomes new members for 2020. Founded in 1987, the club offers year-round Saturday and weekday leagues – along with Monday nights in the spring and summer – open to all skill levels. A bat and glove are required. The annual membership fee is $50-$100. To register and for more information, visit vintagesoftball.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Spartans, Lancers win girls soccer playoff openers

The fourth-seeded Mountain View High girls soccer team edged No. 5 St. Ignatius 1-0 on a second-half goal from Rebecca Lopez, assisted by Isabella Walker, in Saturday’s Central Coast Section Division I quarterfinals.

Freshman goalie Klara Hellquist recorded the shutout for the host Spartans.

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Foothill’s Thomas bound for Davenport

Foothill College wide receiver Darius Thomas announced via Twitter last week that he has committed to Davenport University, an NCAA Division II school in Grand Rapids, Mich. A St. Francis High graduate, the sophomore led the Owls in touchdowns, receptions and receiving yards last season.

CIF offers seniors scholarships

The California Interscholastic Federation, which governs the state’s high school sports, is accepting applications for the 2020 CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards. The awards are aimed at “college-bound seniors whose academic and athletic careers have been truly exemplary and whose personal standards and accomplishments are a positive model for others,” according to the CIF website. The CIF will award $5,000 scholarships to two state winners and $1,000 scholarships to 20 section winners. The application includes writing an essay. The deadline is Thursday. To apply and for more information, visit cifstate.org.

League standing in flux, but MVHS boys soccer team is CCS bound

While the Central Coast Section playoffs are a certainty, the Mountain View High boys soccer team enters this last week of the regular season unsure of where it will finish in the SCVAL De Anza Division.

“We will qualify for CCS at this point for sure but could still finish anywhere from first to fourth in league, depending on our last two games,” coach Jim McGuirk said after the Spartans’ 4-0 rout of Palo Alto Feb. 12.


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