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Foothill College hires hoops coaches

Chris Joo and Jessica Kellogg have been hired as co-coaches of the Foothill College women’s basketball team. They replace longtime coach Jody Craig, who athletic director Mike Teijeiro said retired from Foothill to take an assistant coaching job at Monmouth University in New Jersey. “Both Chris and Jess have been involved with the program in the past, and I feel they will do a great job as coaches and educators,” Teijeiro said. The Owls are scheduled to tip off their season 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at City College of San Francisco.

MV quidditch team heads to Berkeley

After going 1-3 at last month’s Crimson Cup – including two overtime losses to Northern Arizona University and the Utah Crimson Elite – the Silicon Valley Skrewts hope to turn their season around this weekend in Berkeley at the Golden Bear Invitational, hosted by Cal Quidditch. The Mountain View-based team is slated to face Utah State, the Long Beach Funky Quaffles and the Lost Boys Quidditch Club. The Skrewts return to Rengstorff Park for open practices Nov. 4. For scores and more information on how to join the team, visit facebook.com/siliconvalleyskrewts.

Los Altos Hills-trained endurance rider Wyatt participates in challenging 100-mile Tevis Cup

Jody Wyatt competes in an endurance sport that requires help from a four-legged friend.

Five to six days a week, she and her 11-year-old daughter, Leyla, rigorously train with their horses in open space preserves, often in Los Altos Hills. They do this to improve their endurance riding – an equestrian sport that requires riding horses anywhere from 5 to 100 miles over difficult terrain.

Eagles topple Titans in boys water polo to finish first

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Los Altos High goalie Greg Roper made a career-high 18 saves in last week’s win over Gunn. The Eagles enter the league tournament on an 18-game winning streak.

Los Altos High needed a last-minute goal to beat Gunn when the boys water polo teams met last month. The Eagles practically wrapped up last week’s rematch by halftime.

Leading 7-1 at intermission, the host Eagles routed the Titans 15-4 Oct. 18 to clinch first place in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division.

Junior-varsity football coach Hernandez hired to revive MVHS wrestling program

Courtesy of Francisco Hernandez
Francisco Hernandez, shown coaching football at Mountain View High, is taking over the school’s wrestling program this year.

Francisco Hernandez, hired to revive the wrestling program at Mountain View High, has a connection to the team’s past incarnation. He has family members who wrestled for the Spartans before the program dissolved 30 years ago.

“I am so excited to be the coach, because my son’s grandfather and uncle went to (state championships) with the original team,” Hernandez said, “and I hope to continue the legacy with my son.”

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