Sports on the Side

Schaefer shines

Stanford University swimmer Maddy Schaefer of Los Altos entered the school record books twice earlier this month in home meets against Southern California rivals. A day after setting a pool record in the 50-meter freestyle (22.27 seconds) against UCLA Feb. 1, the sophomore was part of a 400 medley team that set a pool record (3:36.22) against USC. Schaefer is a graduate of St. Francis High.

Winter sports camps

Spartans Sports Camp has scheduled basketball and lacrosse camps during winter break, Monday through Feb. 22, at Mountain View High. The basketball camp is open to boys and girls in grades 4-8 and the lacrosse camp is for boys in grades 6-8. Run by Mountain View coaches, each camp is set to run 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at a cost of $195. The basketball camp will focus on games and drills – such as shooting, ball-handling, defense and agility – and there will be an opportunity to use the school’s new shooting machine. The lacrosse camp will cover passing, cradling and increasing general lacrosse IQ; participants must bring their own helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, arm pads and stick. For more information or to register, call 479-5906 or visit

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. To register or for more information, visit

Softball sign-ups

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

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

Special coaches sought

The Special Olympics of Santa Clara County needs coaches for a variety of sports. No experience necessary. For more information, call (408) 392-0170 or visit

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If you have an idea for a sports story or would like to comment on the section, contact Pete Borello at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 948-9000, ext. 315.

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