Mtn. View falls in boys hoops; Pinewood girls still unbeaten

Undone by a late-first-half run, the Mountain View High boys basketball team last week suffered its first loss of the season, 63-46 to visiting Sacred Heart Prep.

The Spartans trailed by only two points with three minutes left in the second quarter, but the Gators ended the half on a 13-0 run.

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GreenTown bike ride set for Dec. 21

GreenTown Los Altos’ fifth annual Winter Solstice Night Bike Ride is scheduled 7 p.m. Dec. 21. The 12-mile ride begins at Peet’s Coffee & Tea in downtown Los Altos and goes as far as Christmas Tree Lane in Palo Alto before returning to Los Altos, with a stop for hot chocolate on the way back. Those taking part in the free, family-friendly ride are encouraged to decorate their bicycles with twinkle lights, wear helmets and warm clothes, and make sure bike lights are operational. To register and for more information, visit eventbrite.com and type “Winter Solstice Bike Ride” in the search box.

Tree lots benefit high school sports

A holiday tree lot benefiting athletics and performing arts programs at Mountain View High is open 5-8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends next to the football field at 3535 Truman Ave. The nonprofit Mountain View High School Sports Boosters manages the lot, which will offer noble, Douglas and Nordmann firs, along with wreaths, tree stands and decorative reindeer. For more information, visit spartanstreelot.com. The MVLA Tree Lot, which benefits Los Altos High athletic programs, is slated to run through Dec. 23 in the Chase Bank parking lot, 749 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View (corner of Castro Street). The tree lot, which also offers wreaths and decorations, is open 3:30-8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends.

MV boys win hoops tourney, improve to 4-0

At 4-0, perhaps the only way the Mountain View High boys basketball team could have started the season any better was to have Jailen Daniel-Dalton – whom coach Kevin Mack called “our leader” – in the lineup.

Even without the standout senior, expected to miss another week with a shoulder injury, the Spartans won last week’s Westmont Tournament. They opened by edging Willow Glen 46-43 on Ryan Bahar’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer, rallied from a four-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat Leland 59-55 in the semifinals and routed Prospect 52-33 in Friday’s championship game.

Sports on the Side: Football, benefits and tryouts

Owls fall to Reedley in NorCal title game

The Foothill College football team’s quest for an undefeated season ended with a 23-14 loss at Reedley in the NCFC Northern California Football Association American Division championship game Nov. 23. Halfback Derje Blanks scored both touchdowns for the Owls, reaching the end zone on a 29-yard run in the first quarter and a 1-yard plunge in the fourth. Foothill, which beat Reedley 32-20 Sept. 28 in Los Altos Hills, finishes the season 10-1.

Tree lots benefit high school sports

A holiday tree lot benefiting athletics and performing arts programs at Mountain View High is open 5-8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends next to the school’s football field at 3535 Truman Ave. The nonprofit Mountain View High School Sports Boosters manages the lot, which will offer noble, Douglas and Nordmann firs, along with wreaths, tree stands and decorative reindeer. For more information, visit spartanstreelot.com.


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