Meeting a ‘Challenge’
Three local residents participated in the 50-mile run at the sixth annual North Face Endurance Challenge Championships Dec. 3 in the Marin Headlands. Mountain View’s Yasushi Saito and Keisuke Nishimoto placed 86th and 152nd, respectively, and John Arledge of Los Altos finished 183rd.
Trees for sports
The MVLA High School Christmas Tree Lot is back in business, scheduled to be open 4-7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends at the former location of Blockbuster, 1035 El Monte Ave., Mountain View. The lot is a major fundraiser for the sports programs at Los Altos and Mountain View highs. For more information, visit mvlatrees.com.
Los Altos seeks coach
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 www.spartanssportscamp.com.
Mountain View-Los Altos Girls Softball sign-ups are under way. The league, open to girls 5-16, stresses skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship and fun. To register or for more information, visit www.mvlags.org.
LL welcomes players
Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League’s spring-season registration is scheduled through February. 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 www.losaltoslittleleague.com.
PONY opens 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 www.lamvpb.org.