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Fusion softball teams schedule tryouts

The Silicon Valley Fusion has scheduled tryouts for its 14, 16 and 18 A-level travel softball teams Nov. 26 and Dec. 2. Part of Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball, the tournament teams begin play in early 2018. To register and for more information, visit svfusionfastpitch.org.

Spartan Turkey Trot returns Nov. 23

The Mountain View High Sports Boosters’ eighth annual Spartan Turkey Trot is slated Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 23, on the school track. The 5K run is set for 8:30 a.m., the 5K walk for 8:35 a.m., the kids runs (60 and 400 yards) for 9:30 a.m. and the Spartan Mile for 10 a.m. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Online registration fees are $30 adults, $20 children ages 5-17, $15 high school district students and $10 children under 5. Those who register by Monday are guaranteed a T-shirt. In-person registration, starting at 7:30 a.m., is an additional $5. Proceeds support MVHS athletics. To register and for more information, visit mvhsturkeytrot.shutterfly.com.

St. Francis heads to football playoffs

St. Francis High is the lone local football team to make the postseason, landing the third seed in the Central Coast Section Open Division II playoffs.

The Lancers (7-3) are set to host No. 6 Wilcox (7-3) in the quarterfinals 7 p.m. Friday. The winner takes on No. 2 Aragon (9-1) or No. 7 Westmont (7-3) the following weekend in the semifinals.

Mtn. View falls to Presentation in volleyball final

Officially, the Central Coast Section Division II girls volleyball final was decided in the fifth set, which Presentation won 15-7 over Mountain View High. However, coach Dave Winn opined that his Spartans lost Saturday’s match much earlier.

“I think it was lost in the first set,” he said. “We started so uncomposed that we didn’t set the tone like we normally do.”

Local runners rule at CCS cross-country meet; SF makes girls tennis final, LA falls in quarters

Lars Eng/Special to the Town Crier
Four members of the St. Francis High boys cross-country team race toward the finish line at Saturday’s CCS championships. Lancers Juan Pablo Garcia, from left, Eric Eng, Colton Colonna and Shyam Kumar surround Andrew Hill’s Jorge Estrella on the course at Toro Park.

The St. Francis High boys cross-country team conquered the course in record time to run away with the Central Coast Section Division II title, while Los Altos High’s Naomi Donovan and Mountain View High’s Serena Myjer also were crowned champions Saturday at Toro Park in Salinas.

The Los Altos boys and St. Francis girls placed second in their respective divisions to qualify for next week’s state meet as well, and Mountain View’s Daniel Frees advanced, too.

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