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Spartans’ Sport Social set for Jan. 28 in MV

The Mountain View High School Sports Boosters’ Annual Sports Social is scheduled 7-11 p.m. Jan 28 at the Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave. The fundraiser will feature athletic director Shelley Smith and several varsity coaches. Tickets are $75 and include all-you-can-eat tacos, snacks and two beverages. Proceeds will go toward updating the school’s athletic facilities and equipment. For tickets and more information, visit mvhssportsboosters.org.

Deadline approaches for CIF Spirit award

The deadline to apply for the 2016 Winter CIF Spirit of Sport Award is Jan. 23. The California Interscholastic Federation, which governs the state’s high school sports, will recognize one male and one female student-athlete playing a winter sport. They will be selected based on exemplary sportsmanship, school/community service and leadership. Each winner receives a $500 scholarship. To apply and for more information, visit cifstate.org.

TC's top 10 of 2016


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Hannah Jump helped Pinewood School upset the top-ranked girls basketball team in the nation.

What a year for local high school sports. Beyond the legion of league champs and plethora of playoff participants, 2016 featured scores of section winners and several stunning upsets.

MV boys & girls win soccer tourneys


Courtesy of Ivan Bandov
The Mountain View High girls soccer team celebrates its victory over St. Francis in the final of the Fremont Firebird Classic.

The Mountain View High boys and girls soccer teams won tournament titles on the same day – both at the expense of two other local teams.

The Mountain View girls squeaked by St. Francis 1-0 in the Fremont Firebird Classic Dec. 17 and the Mountain View boys edged Los Altos 2-1 to claim the Silver Division of the Homestead Christmas Cup.

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LA field hockey team makes the grade

The Los Altos High field hockey team has received a Central Coast Section 2016-2017 Fall Season Scholastic Championship Team Award for its work in the classroom. Instituted by the CCS in 1985, the awards recognize the top five varsity teams from each CCS sport with the highest collective grade-point average among the teams competing in that sport. The Eagles posted a GPA of 3.5805, earning them a team certificate and individual certificates of commendation.

Spirit award deadline three weeks away

The deadline to apply for the 2016 Winter CIF Spirit of Sport Award is Jan. 23. The California Interscholastic Federation, which governs the state’s high school sports, will recognize one male and one female student-athlete participating in a winter sport. They will be selected based on exemplary sportsmanship, school/community service and leadership. Each winner receives a $500 scholarship. To apply and for more information, visit cifstate.org.


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