St. Francis falls in NorCal hoops and girls soccer

Unable to take advantage of playing at home in the first round of the Northern California Division II playoffs, the St. Francis High boys basketball team fell to De Anza of El Sobrante 65-56 March 3.

Tied with the 10th-seeded Dons at halftime, the No. 7 Lancers were outscored 22-15 in the third quarter and got no closer than six points the rest of the way.

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MVA goes unbeaten in boys basketball

The Mountain View Academy boys basketball team completed an undefeated season last month. The Mustangs went 12-0 in the Private School Athletic League Central Division and 18-0 overall. MVA did not compete in the Central Coast Section playoffs because it’s a Seventh-day Adventist Church school that does not participate in nonreligious activities from sundown on Friday through sundown on Saturday.

Los Altos, Mtn. View win baseball openers

The baseball teams from Los Altos and Mountain View highs won their respective season-openers last week. The Eagles defeated Gunn 8-2 and the Spartans routed Monta Vista 10-0.

St. Francis soccer, girls hoops teams fall in section finals

Three teams from St. Francis High made it to the Central Coast Section finals last weekend, but all of them came away disappointed after losing close games.

The girls soccer team lost the Open Division final in overtime, the boys soccer squad dropped the Division III title game on penalty kicks and the girls basketball team wasn’t able to hold on to a fourth-quarter lead in the Division II final.

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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 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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