Lancers kick off season with 'Honor'

Saint Francis football
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Defending state champ St. Francis High returns standouts such as halfback Darrell Page, right.

The St. Francis High football team kicks off a quest to defend its state title Friday night, but the Lancers’ home opener won’t be the only one played at Brother Fisher Field this weekend.

The Lancers are slated to host the 2018 Honor Bowl, a high school football showcase dedicated to the service and sacrifice of members of the military. Five games will be played this weekend at St. Francis.

Spartans enter season with optimism, despite their lack of experience & size

Mountain View High School football
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Mountain View High quarterback JD Coyne is among the team leaders, according to coach Shelley Smith.

With his team lacking experience and size, Mountain View High football coach Shelley Smith doesn’t expect the Spartans to win the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division this season. But Smith isn’t counting his team out, either.

“Maybe we’ll surprise someone – or maybe ourselves,” said Smith, whose team is slated to open at home 7 p.m. Friday (under temporary lights) against Homestead. “When you have good kids, anything can happen.”

Local golfers place in top 10 at respective junior tourneys


Golfer Megan Chou of Los Altos tied for 10th place in the girls division of the Lizette Salas Junior Championship, an AJGA event held Aug. 12-14 at Palos Verdes Golf Club.

The Pinewood School junior shot a 15-over-par 228 over three rounds. Chou’s best showing came the first day when she shot a 1-under-par 70 that included three birdies.

MVLA Barcelona wins national title



Courtesy of Erin Montoya Barcelona, an under-14 girls team from the Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club, is the 2018 champion of the Girls Elite Clubs National League. Barcelona beat the FC Stars (Massachusetts) 3-1 in the final July 7 in Richmond, Va. Leah O’Brien, Allie Montoya and Amalie Pianim scored for MVLA; Joelle Jung had two assists and Montoya the other. Front, from left: Amalie Pianim, Maddie Cunningham, Sierra Fuegmann, Charis Toney, Sofie Rodriguez, Mya Sanchez, GreenLee Kauinana, Ariel Thongkham, Sophia Sasaki, Freya Spiekerkoetter and Layne Kohler. Back: Kaia Flores, Leah O’Brien, Joelle Jung, Cadee Borg, Allie Montoya, Elle Roos and Mya Wheeler. Not pictured: Head coach Erin Montoya and assistant coaches Albertin Montoya and Tom Fuegmann.

Barcelona, an under-14 girls team from the Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club, is the 2018 champion of the Girls Elite Clubs National League.

Barcelona beat the FC Stars (Massachusetts) 3-1 in the final July 7 in Richmond, Va. Leah O’Brien, Allie Montoya and Amalie Pianim scored for MVLA; Joelle Jung had two assists and Montoya the other.


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