Lancers embrace challenge that awaits in CCS; Eagles stun Paly to remain in title contention

Kelly Hamer
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St. Francis High’s Kelly Hamer (No. 10) and Kirra Kellerman (15) put up a block in a recent home match against Presentation. Hamer is a senior and Kellerman a sophomore.

With a 22-11 record and a third-place standing in the West Catholic Athletic League, the St. Francis High girls volleyball team appears destined for the Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs.

The Lancers are not just bracing for the challenge of facing the best in CCS – they’re embracing it.

Eagles shoot best round of year, take commanding lead in league

Courtesy of Rich Fujii
The Los Altos High girls golf team – from left, Elysa Lee, Brynna Mitchner, Morgan Taylor-Cohen, Maddie Jun, Joanna Hsieh, Annika Gaglani, Sophie Thai and Natsumi Hayashi (not pictured: Caris Kim) – beat rival Mountain View Thursday.

The Los Altos High girls golf team tightened its grip on first place in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division with Thursday’s 212-237 win over rival Mountain View at Shoreline Golf Links.

The Eagles (6-0), who vanquished the second-place Spartans for the second time this season, need only to split this week’s two matches against Cupertino to capture their first league title.

Randolph's late goal propels MV over LA in boys water polo

Nate Randolph’s goal with 2:26 to play lifted the Mountain View High boys water polo team to a 7-6 win over rival Los Altos Oct. 9.

Trailing by two goals at halftime, the undefeated Spartans outscored the visiting Eagles 5-2 the rest of the way.

Sports on the Side

LAHS grads suit up for college squads

A pair of recent Los Altos High graduates suited up for their respective NCAA Division I college football teams Oct. 6. Redshirt freshman Kai Jarmon (Class of 2017) served as a backup wide receiver and special-teams player for the University of Texas in its 48-45 win at Oklahoma. Freshman Vincent Colodny (2018) was a reserve tight end for the University of Colorado at Boulder in its 28-21 home victory over Arizona State. Neither Jarmon nor Colodny, who both grew up in Los Altos, saw game action that day.

LAHS pumpkin patch supports sports

The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Pumpkin Patch is now open in the far corner of the student parking lot at 201 Almond Ave. Hours of operation are noon to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends through Oct. 30. Proceeds benefit Los Altos High athletics.

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