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LAHS needs lacrosse, football coaches

Los Altos High seeks head coaches for varsity boys and girls lacrosse (spring season) and varsity football (fall). To apply and for more information, visit and type “Los Altos High” in the search field to find the job postings.

Water polo club opens youth session sign-ups

Registration for NorCal Aquatics’ spring session of youth water polo is now open. For boys and girls ages 8-14, the session is slated to begin Monday and run through May 1 at Los Altos High. Practices are scheduled 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; youth league games are set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9, March 30, April 6 and April 27. Los Altos High coaches Seth and Katie Tasman serve as directors of NorCal Aquatics. Registration is $625. To register and for more information, visit

LA girls take down Fremont 44-28

Mahika Gupta
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Mahika Gupta drives to the basket in Friday’s game against Fremont. The senior scored 12 points in the win.

The Los Altos High girls basketball team’s Senior Night might as well have been called Mahika Gupta Night, because she’s the sole senior on the squad. After being honored in a pregame ceremony, the center played an integral role in the Eagles’ 44-28 victory over Fremont Friday.

Gupta scored 12 points – including the game’s first and last baskets – in Los Altos’ SCVAL El Camino Division finale.

LA boys toppled by Paly 56-46

Friday’s 56-46 home loss to Palo Alto concluded a 2-10 league season for the Los Altos High boys basketball team, but – thanks to a 9-3 record outside the SCVAL De Anza Division – the Eagles are bound for the playoffs.

The Central Coast Section tournament is a fresh start for Los Altos, given a week to prepare for Friday’s first-round game against an opponent to be determined at today’s seeding meeting.

MV's first female wrestler notches first victory

Nhiem Nguyen/Special to the Town Crier
Paris Harrell is all smiles after winning her first match Jan. 31.

Although Paris Harrell is the first and only girl to wrestle for Mountain View High, she doesn’t think of that when she’s on the mat.

“You are more focused on surviving during wrestling – and pushing your way through it – than you are actually focused on your opponent’s gender,” she said.

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