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Local golfer reaches state amateur semis

Junior golfer Sophie Siminoff of Los Altos Hills reached the semifinals of the California Women’s Amateur Championship, falling 6 and 4 in match play to Ziyi Wang of Stanford July 28 at Quail Lodge Golf Course in Carmel. Siminoff is entering her senior year at Menlo School.

MVLA Marauders registration continues

Registration is under way for Mountain View/Los Altos Marauders Pop Warner Football and Cheer. Practices began last week; the first games are scheduled Aug. 27. The season is eight weeks long, plus playoffs for teams that qualify. The Marauders is open to ages 9-13. Cost is $340. Knowledgeable coaches are needed as well (must pass background check). To register and for more information, visit

New coach Field-Polisso has plan in place for St. Francis High girls basketball team

Courtesy of Sami Field-Polisso
Sami Field-Polisso, coaching Los Gatos in the playoffs last season, takes over a St. Francis team coming off a 16-13 campaign.

Hired more than two months ago, Sami Field-Polisso sometimes still can’t believe she is the new girls basketball coach at St. Francis High.

“I’m still pinching myself when I’m on campus and thinking, ‘Is this real?’” she said. “What an opportunity.”

Camp comes to close for summer

Courtesy of Doug Wiersig
Mountain View High basketball player Shareen Estremera, right, works with a camper at a recent session of the Spartans Sports Camp. Founded in 2012, the camp this year secured nonprofit status.

The Spartans Sports Camp at Mountain View High last week wrapped up its first summer as an official nonprofit organization.

Founded in 2012 through the Mountain View athletic department and run through the school district, the camp for students in grades 2-9 has raised more than $260,000 for Mountain View’s athletic department.

MVLA Wolves make playoffs in first season

ecial to the Town Crier The MVLA Wolves, a first-year team in the Women’s Premier Soccer League, finished fourth in their division this summer.

The MVLA Wolves, a Women’s Premier Soccer League team featuring local players, qualified for last month’s Pac-North playoffs after finishing fourth in the North Division of the Pacific Conference.

The Wolves – playing their inaugural season – faced the top-seeded California Storm (Sacramento) in the first round and fell 6-1. The July 15 game was played in 102-degree weather in Sacramento.

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