Spartans shine in overtime

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Mountain View High senior quarterback Colin Dickerson takes off running in Friday’s 21-20 overtime win against Hillsdale.

When the lights go on at Mountain View High, the Spartans always shine with the game on the line.

Hosting a night football game for only the fourth time in school history, Mountain View edged Hillsdale 21-20 in double overtime Friday to thrill the throng of fans on hand for homecoming.

Eagles enjoy net gain with youthful lineup

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Nadia Ghaffari plays No. 1 singles for the Los Altos High girls tennis team.

Coach Hung Nguyen admitted to being pleasantly surprised when his Los Altos High girls tennis team opened the season by winning its division of the California Tennis Classic. After the Eagles decisively defeated Mitty three days later, he was convinced that this young squad could be special.

“The team really matured in front of my eyes,” Nguyen said. “They’ve gained a lot of confidence and expect to win when they get on the court.”

Late goal lifts MV girls over Gunn in water polo

Kate Atherton’s last-minute goal propelled the Mountain View High girls water polo team to a 7-6 victory over Gunn Thursday. The senior scored the game-winner with 39 seconds left.

Atherton totaled three goals to pace the host Spartans, who improved to 5-2 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division and 13-2 overall. Malena Nguyen contributed two goals.

Sports on the Side

Dig Pink Rally nears

The varsity and junior-varsity girls volleyball teams from Los Altos and Palo Alto highs have teamed up for the fifth annual Dig Pink Rally and bake sale – intended to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for research and compassionate support projects – during their league matches scheduled Oct. 13 at Los Altos. The JV match is set for 5:30 p.m. and the varsity match at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free. Fans attending the rally can show their support by wearing pink to make it a “pink out” and donate money to the cause at the match or online at For more information on the rally, email Vera Mumm at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Deborah Chen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pumpkins for sports

The Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Pumpkin Patch is scheduled to be open noon to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends Friday through Oct. 31 in the student parking lot, 201 Almond Ave. Proceeds benefit Los Altos High sports.

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