Sports on the Side

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.

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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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..

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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