Pedrayes makes ODP national camp

Courtesy of the Pedrayes Family
Los Altos resident Diego Pedrayes has been invited to participate in a national camp run by the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program.

Diego Pedrayes’ love for soccer has a lot to do with the love he has for his late grandfather.

“He was one of the best players in Mexico City and could have gone national, but he chose to graduate from school instead,” the Los Altos resident said. “He’s one of my inspirations to keep playing.”

MV, SF girls run to league titles

Courtesy of Craig Blockhus
The Mountain View High girls cross-country team – from left, Shannon Gould, Alex Brown, Gabrielle Joffe, Serena Myjer, Amber Fry and Audrey White – won the league finals last week.

Based on how well the local cross-country teams performed at their respective league finals last week at Crystal Springs, they must be elated that Saturday’s Central Coast Section championships will be there, too.

Placing four runners among the top 10, the Mountain View High girls captured the SCVAL El Camino Division championship Nov. 1 at Crystal Springs in Belmont. The Spartans beat runner-up Gunn by six points.

Sports on the Side

Spartan Turkey Trot slated 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., kids runs (60 and 400 yards) at 9:30 a.m. and the Spartan Mile at 10 a.m. 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 Nov. 20 are guaranteed a T-shirt. All proceeds fund team equipment, athletics fields and facility improvements. To register online and for more information, visit

CIF enters agreement to sell online tickets

The California Interscholastic Federation, which governs the state’s high school sports, recently signed a five-year agreement that makes TIKATAP its official online ticketing provider for state and regional championships. Tickets for this school year’s CIF cross country, girls volleyball, girls wrestling, swimming and diving, and track and field championships will be available online at Additional events will be added in coming years, according to the CIF.

Eagles sweep Spartans in league finale

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Los Altos High’s Jackie Wang goes for the kill while Mountain View’s Eleonore Johansen, center, and Lauren Price put up a block.

It’s going to take more than a few broken toes to prevent Los Altos High’s Kat Mumm from playing volleyball – especially against rival Mountain View in the league finale.

The outside hitter played through the pain to help the Eagles sweep the Spartans Thursday.

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