Shorthanded LA runs well; MV football team rolls on


Despite being far from full strength Saturday, Los Altos High’s varsity cross-country teams performed well at the De La Salle Invitational in Concord.

“We had a great meet, even though we were missing most of our sophomores for the pre-ACT and have been hit hard by a nasty virus the past few weeks,” Eagles coach Steph MacKenzie said. “Two usual scorers on both the varsity boys and girls sides were missing or not feeling well, so we are delighted to have still placed eighth and sixth, respectively, at this highly competitive meet.”

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MV grad leads U.S. to gold medal in Peru

Mountain View High graduate Adam Krikorian (Class of 1992) guided the USA women’s national water polo team to the gold medal at last month’s Pan American games in Lima, Peru. Team USA crushed Canada 24-4 in the championship game. Krikorian, who coached the team to gold medals at the last two Olympics, will try for a third next summer in Tokyo.

MV’s Trailblazer Race returns to Shoreline

The 25th annual Trailblazer Race is scheduled Sept. 29 at Shoreline Park, 2905 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail, a nonprofit organization dedicated to extending Stevens Creek Trail and wildlife corridor from San Francisco Bay to the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Trailblazer Race features 10K and 5K races, both USATF certified, along with a 3-mile trail walk into the Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge and an array of family-friendly activities. Cost is $20-$35. To register and for more information, visit trailblazer.itsyourrace.com.

Mtn. View, St. Francis volleyball teams fall from ranks of unbeaten

The girls volleyball teams from Mountain View and St. Francis highs entered last week undefeated, but they didn’t end it that way.

Palo Alto snapped the Spartans’ eight-match winning streak Thursday, while Notre Dame-Belmont surprisingly dropped the Lancers’ record to 14-1 the same night. St. Francis defeated the Tigers (6-5 overall) two weeks earlier in the finals of the Milpitas Spikefest I tournament.

Sports on the Side

Trio of SF grads start on SCU soccer team

The three St. Francis High graduates on the nationally ranked Santa Clara University women’s soccer team are all starters this season. Senior DB Pridham plays in the midfield, junior Sofia Jones (a Los Altos Hills native) is a defender and senior Courtney Ogren is the Broncos’ goalkeeper.

MV’s Trailblazer Race returns to Shoreline

The 25th annual Trailblazer Race is scheduled Sept. 29 at Shoreline Park, 2905 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail, a nonprofit organization dedicated to extending Stevens Creek Trail and wildlife corridor from the San Francisco Bay to the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Trailblazer Race features 10K and 5K races, both USATF certified, along with a 3-mile trail walk into the Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge and an array of family-friendly activities. Cost is $20-$35. To register in advance and for more information, visit trailblazer.itsyourrace.com.


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