Sports on the Side

Ivy honor for Nickel

Pinewood School graduate Lindsay Nickel, a senior on the Brown University women’s basketball team, Nov. 12 was named Ivy League Player of the Week for the first time. The Los Altos resident scored a career-high 27 points in the Bears’ 82-48 season-opening victory over St. Peter’s College. Nickel made nine 3-pointers, tying the school record.

Snowshoeing basics

REI in Mountain View is scheduled to host a free presentation, “Snowshoeing Basics,” 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday. REI snowshoe specialist Philip Watkins will demonstrate how to select appropriate gear and provide tips on where to go snowshoeing. REI is located at 2450 Charleston Road. For more information, call 969-1938 or visit

Holiday hoops camp

Spartans Sports Camp’s inaugural Holiday Basketball Camp is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 26-29 in the Mountain View High gym. It is open to boys and girls in grades 5-8. Led by Mountain View coaches and alumni, the fast-paced camp will focus on shooting, ball handling and defense. Cost is $175. To register or for more information, visit

Little League sign-ups

Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League registration is open for the spring season. The league welcomes new and returning players, ages 5-16, in baseball and girls softball and T-ball. Registration runs through February. To register or for more information, visit

Baseball tryouts

The Los Altos-Mountain View PONY Baseball Mavericks, a Cooperstown Club Team for players 12-and-under, has scheduled tryouts 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 8 at Covington School, 201 Covington Road, Los Altos. Registration is required prior to trying out. To register or for more information, visit

Soccer tryouts

The Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club has scheduled spring-season tryouts for boys and girls ages 7-11 Saturday and Sunday, then Dec. 8 and 9. For more information, visit

Los Altos seeks coach

Los Altos High seeks a varsity boys volleyball coach for the spring season. If interested, contact athletic director Kim Cave at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Softball sign-ups

Mountain View-Los Altos Girls Softball sign-ups are under way for the spring season. The league, open to girls 5-16, stresses skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship and fun. To register or for more information, visit

PONY registration

Los Altos Mountain View PONY Baseball registration has opened for the spring season. The league is for boys and girls ages 5-19. Practice begins in March and the season runs through May or June. To register or for more information, visit

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