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SF golfers take 2nd at CCS; LA, SF runners excel at league meets

Francis High St. Francis High’s boys cross-country team – Aiden Maddison, from left, Daniel Skahill, Juan Pablo Garcia, Eric Eng, Mason Elefant, Shyam Kumar and Colton Colonna – is headed to CCS after winning the WCAL title last week.

Although his Lancers went into last week’s Central Coast Section championships as three-time defending champs, St. Francis High girls golf coach Phil Marrone said he was “not expecting a cakewalk.”

It was far from it. St. Francis shot 396, finishing second to Palo Alto by five strokes Oct. 31 at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey.

Los Altos tennis team earns 5th seed in CCS

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Los Altos High freshman Yuu Ishikawa won the league singles title last week.

No tennis team in Northern California has defeated the Los Altos High girls this season, and the Eagles would like that to continue in this week’s Central Coast Section playoffs.

“I think we’ll do well,” coach Hung Nguyen said. “I look forward to it.”

Spartans withstand Bearcats' comeback

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Mountain View High’s Kyra Palmbush, going for the kill, recorded 10 kills and three blocks in Saturday’s playoff victory.

In control of Saturday’s playoff match for the first two sets, the Mountain View High girls volleyball team dropped the third and trailed 17-14 in the fourth after surging San Mateo rattled off seven straight points.

But the Spartans didn’t panic – they talked it out – and rallied for a 25-23 win that sent them to today’s Central Coast Section Division II semifinals.

Sports on the Side

SF grad contributes to SCU road win

St. Francis High graduate Delaney Baie Pridham notched her second assist of the season as the Santa Clara University women’s soccer team blanked host University of the Pacific 3-0 Oct. 22. The sophomore midfielder also has three goals this season.

Spartan Turkey Trot returns to MV Nov. 23

The Mountain View High Sports Boosters’ eighth annual Spartan Turkey Trot is scheduled Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 23, on the school track. The 5K run is slated 8:30 a.m., the 5K walk at 8:35 a.m., the kids runs (60 and 400 yards) at 9:30 a.m. and the Spartan Mile at 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 Nov. 20 are guaranteed a T-shirt. In-person registration, which starts at 7:30 a.m., is an additional $5. All proceeds fund team equipment, athletics fields and facility improvements. To register online and for more information, visit mvhsturkeytrot.shutterfly.com.

Local high schools seek several coaches

Los Altos High needs 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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