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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Montoya plays in national showcase

Mountain View High sophomore Allie Montoya traveled to Phoenix earlier this month to participate in the inaugural Elite Clubs National League Selection Game with the top under-16 and under-17 girls soccer players in the country. Montoya, a Los Altos resident, has verbally committed to Stanford University.

MVHS Turkey Trot set for Thursday

The Mountain View High School Sports Boosters’ 10th annual Spartan Turkey Trot is scheduled Thursday on the school track. The 5K run/walk is slated at 8:30 a.m., the kids runs (60 and 400 yards) at 9:30 a.m. and the Spartan Mile at 10 a.m. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Online registration is $35 adults, $25 children ages 5-17, $20 high school district students and $10 children under 5. In-person registration is $40 for all age groups. The event is capped at 1,400 participants; no pets are allowed. Proceeds fund team equipment, athletics fields and facility improvements. To register and for more information, visit spartanturkeytrot.com.

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MV golf, tennis teams make grade

Mountain View High’s girls golf and girls tennis teams have won Central Coast Section 2019-2020 Fall Season Scholastic Championship Team Awards for earning collective grade-point averages that rank among the top five in their respective sports. Both teams posted 3.828 GPAs. Only one golf team in the CCS had a better GPA than Mountain View; the tennis team had the third-best GPA. The Spartans received team certificates and individual certificates of commendation from the CCS, which instituted the awards in 1985.

Tree lot benefits MVHS athletics

A holiday tree lot benefiting athletics and performing arts programs at Mountain View High is slated to open 10 a.m. Nov. 29 next to the school’s football field at 3535 Truman Ave. After opening day, operating hours are 5-8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends. 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.

Los Altos boys set school record, Soobrian wins girls race at CCS

The Los Altos High boys set a school record on their way to a second-place finish at the Central Coast Section cross-country championships and Eagles freshman Lauren Soobrian won her division to also qualify for next weekend’s state meet.

The Los Altos boys’ combined time of 80 minutes, 50 seconds – which put them behind only Bellarmine among Division I teams Saturday – broke the 47-year-old school record by nearly 7 seconds. Senior Adam Sage paced the Eagles with a personal-record 15:23.10 at Crystal Springs to finish second and junior Kevin Andrews ran a 16:02.34 for 13th.


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