Behind 3Q run, Mtn. View boys knock off Gatos


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Mountain View High’s Jake Pappas grabs a rebound.

The Mountain View High boys basketball team shocked Los Gatos 74-63 Friday night in what may be the Spartans’ best win of the season.

Ahead by two points at halftime, host Mountain View pulled away from the Wildcats with a 25-13 run in the third quarter of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division contest.

Eagles overcome injuries & inexperience to start season strong


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Los Altos High soccer player Luke Wangsness attempts to corral the ball.

Coach Vava Marques views his Los Altos High boys soccer team as a work in progress. That work has been slowed by injuries, yet the Eagles continue to look like playoff contenders.

“We’re still getting better, which is a good thing,” said Marques, whose team is off to a 5-2-2 start. “I see a lot of potential, for sure.”

Plucky Eagles stun Spartans


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Los Altos High’s Mahika Gupta takes a shot over Mountain View’s Kyra Palmbush. Gupta scored 18 points and Palmbush had 12.

A rested and ready Los Altos High girls basketball team surged in the second half for a 45-28 win over a Mountain View High squad coming off a double-overtime loss the night before.

Sports on the Side

Hot Stove Banquet honors five locals

Five people in baseball with local ties will be honored at the 34th annual Santa Clara County Hot Stove Banquet, scheduled Tuesday at the San Jose Elks Club, 444 W. Alma Ave. Recipients include St. Francis High graduates Trevor Bettencourt (Minor League Pitcher of the Year) and John Gavin (Co-College Pitcher of the Year), retired Stanford University baseball coach and Mountain View resident Mark Marquess (Service Award) and Los Altos natives Mark Vasser and son Adam Vasser (Ted Barrett Amateur Umpire Awards). The banquet is set to begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:45 p.m. and awards and auction prizes at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 and must be purchased in advance. For tickets and more information, email hotstove- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Los Altos, Mtn. View seek several coaches

Los Altos High seeks several coaches. For the spring, the Eagles need varsity and junior-varsity coaches for boys volleyball and co-ed badminton. If interested, contact athletic director Michelle Bokamper Noeth at 960-8857 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mountain View High seeks a varsity girls lacrosse coach for the spring season. If interested, contact athletic director Shelley Smith at 940-4626 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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