Spartans stun Santa Clara; Lancers blast Bellarmine

The Mountain View High football team climbed to the top of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division by beating host Santa Clara 17-10 Friday night.

The Spartans, tied with the Bruins at halftime, outscored them 10-0 in the third quarter and allowed just a field goal in the fourth.

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CCS names Marrone honor coach for golf

St. Francis High’s Phil Marrone has been named the 2018-19 Central Coast Section Girls Golf Honor Coach. Chosen by his peers, Marrone will be recognized at the end of the fall season. Criteria for selection include maintaining professional standards of conduct, outstanding coaching accomplishments, additional contributions to school and community, and serving as a role model to athletes and coaches

LAHS pumpkin patch supports sports

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

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.

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