Spartans take down Eagles in OT

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A host of Mountain View players converge on Los Altos receiver Owen Conway in Friday’s game.

The most-anticipated football game of the season for rival high schools Los Altos and Mountain View has rarely lived up to the hype – 14 of the last 20 meetings were decided by double digits – but Friday night’s contest sure did.

Mountain View edged Los Altos 23-20 in overtime at Foothill College, where the sizable crowd witnessed a game-turning 95-yard pick-six, a breakout performance by a frosh-soph call-up, a herculean effort by the smallest player and a long field-goal attempt that nearly extended overtime.

Mtn. View girls golf team off to best start in program history

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The Mountain View High girls golf team is having its best season. Front, from left: Elissa Huang, Chloe Weng, Ella Roosakos and Catrina Yang. Back: Coach Jim McGuirk, Reeya Vasishta, Michelle Andrews, Katelyn Lee, Sophie Moldt and Audrey Turcotte.

The Mountain View High girls golf team is having a historic season, though coach Jim McGuirk was quick to point out that the program doesn’t have a long history.

“This is absolutely our best team,” he said, “but this is only the third year.”

Eagles, Spartans post 4-set wins over Los Gatos in girls volleyball

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St. Francis High’s Emily Whitenight goes up for the kill in Thursday’s volleyball match against Presentation.

The Los Altos High girls volleyball team has won seven of its last eight matches and sits in second place in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division.

The Eagles beat visiting Los Gatos in four sets Thursday, raising their record to 5-2 in league and 19-6 overall. Los Altos prevailed 23-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-17.

Sports on the Side

LAHS Pumpkin patch supports sports

The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Pumpkin Patch opened last week in the far corner of the student parking lot. Hours of operation are noon to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends through Oct. 30. Proceeds benefit Los Altos High athletics.

MVHS hosts meeting for parents & coaches

Mountain View High’s parent/coach information meeting for winter sports (basketball, soccer and wrestling) is scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Spartan Theater. Topics include participation requirements, specifically sports physicals, and online registration. Representatives from the MVHS Sports Boosters and the Positive Coaching Alliance are also expected to speak. For more information, contact athletic director Shelley Smith at 940-4626 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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