Local Burton among best junior bowlers in U.S.

Courtesy of Jennifer Burton
Los Altos native Ryan Burton proudly wears his medal at bowling’s International Training and Research Center in Dallas, home of Junior Team USA.

One of the top junior bowlers in the nation hails from Los Altos, and he’s been playing the game before he could speak.

Ryan Burton has landed a spot on Junior Team USA by placing fifth out of 1,500 bowlers in the under-20 men’s division of the Junior Gold Championships last summer in Dallas.

Spartans take down Eagles in OT

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A host of Mountain View players converge on Los Altos receiver Owen Conway in Friday’s game.

The most-anticipated football game of the season for rival high schools Los Altos and Mountain View has rarely lived up to the hype – 14 of the last 20 meetings were decided by double digits – but Friday night’s contest sure did.

Mountain View edged Los Altos 23-20 in overtime at Foothill College, where the sizable crowd witnessed a game-turning 95-yard pick-six, a breakout performance by a frosh-soph call-up, a herculean effort by the smallest player and a long field-goal attempt that nearly extended overtime.

Mtn. View girls golf team off to best start in program history

Courtesy of Jim McGuirk
The Mountain View High girls golf team is having its best season. Front, from left: Elissa Huang, Chloe Weng, Ella Roosakos and Catrina Yang. Back: Coach Jim McGuirk, Reeya Vasishta, Michelle Andrews, Katelyn Lee, Sophie Moldt and Audrey Turcotte.

The Mountain View High girls golf team is having a historic season, though coach Jim McGuirk was quick to point out that the program doesn’t have a long history.

“This is absolutely our best team,” he said, “but this is only the third year.”

Eagles, Spartans post 4-set wins over Los Gatos in girls volleyball

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St. Francis High’s Emily Whitenight goes up for the kill in Thursday’s volleyball match against Presentation.

The Los Altos High girls volleyball team has won seven of its last eight matches and sits in second place in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division.

The Eagles beat visiting Los Gatos in four sets Thursday, raising their record to 5-2 in league and 19-6 overall. Los Altos prevailed 23-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-17.

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