LA ousted in 2nd round of tennis playoffs

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Kylie Akiyama, above, teamed with Aline Wu for Los Altos High’s lone win against Los Gatos in the second round of the CCS girls tennis playoffs.

The Los Altos High girls tennis team didn’t have much time to enjoy last week’s first-round win in the Central Coast Section playoffs. The day after cruising to a 5-2 home victory over Salinas, the unseeded Eagles encountered a much tougher team: No. 2 Los Gatos.

The Wildcats prevailed 6-1 in the Nov. 8 match, played on neutral courts at Lynbrook.

Spartan Turkey Trot set for Nov. 24

The Mountain View High Sports Boosters’ seventh annual Spartan Turkey Trot is scheduled Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 24, on the school track.

The 5K run is set for 8:30 a.m., the 5K walk at 8:35 a.m., the kids runs (60 and 400 yards) at 9:30 a.m. and the Spartan Mile at 10 a.m. Race-day registration is slated to begin at 7:30 a.m. Registration fees are $25 adults, $15 children ages 5-17, $10 children under 5 and students in the high school district. Those who register online by Sunday are guaranteed a T-shirt. All proceeds fund team equipment, athletics fields and facility improvements.

All in: Eagles, Spartans & Lancers make football playoffs

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Led by halfback Cyrus Habibi-Likio, above with ball, St. Francis kicks off the playoffs Friday night by hosting Mountain View.

It’s not unprecedented for Los Altos, Mountain View and St. Francis highs to make the Central Coast Section football playoffs in the same season, but it is highly unusual.

It’s happened twice in the past 20 years – in 2010 and now this season.

Pinewood golfer takes 3rd at CCS

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Pinewood freshman Megan Chou placed third at the CCS girls golf championships.

For 18 holes at the Central Coast Section girls golf championships, Pinewood School’s Megan Chou did a good job of keeping her emotions in check. It served her well: the freshman finished her round in a five-way tie for first place with a 1-under-par 71.

“I wasn’t that nervous,” the 14-year-old said. “I was more relaxed and focused on having fun, since it was my first time there.”

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