Pitchers lead LA to league sweep of Cupertino

Behind complete games from Ryan Baum and Alex Reelfs, the Los Altos High baseball team swept Cupertino last week to even its record at 3-3 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division.

Baum went the distance in the series opener, a 3-2 home victory March 28, and Reelfs threw a complete game in Friday’s 2-1 road win.

Archer takes aim at Olympics after making ODP Pacific Zone Youth Team


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Los Altos resident Archer Sauer, shown playing water polo for Homestead last fall, recently made the Olympic Development Program’s Pacific Zone Youth Team.

Los Altos resident Archer Sauer has started on the path to his dream of making the U.S. men’s Olympic water polo team. The Homestead High sophomore recently made the Olympic Development Program’s Pacific Zone Youth Team.

Acceptance in the program is highly selective; only 14 boys in each zone, comprising 22 counties, make the cut each year.

MV girls lacrosse off to strong start under new coach


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Mountain View’s Rachel Hurst, right, is among the team’s leading scorers.

Mountain View High girls lacrosse coach Tim Kirkendall may not be an expert on the sport – he’s never played the game or even coached it before this season – but he knows a good team when he sees it.

“I believe we’re good enough to compete with anyone,” he said. “The girls know the game, and the way they’ve been playing has been remarkable.”

Eagles on track to win league


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Los Altos High’s Thea Mollerstedt races in the 100-meter hurdles Thursday against Milpitas. She won that event and 300 hurdles.

Even with some of its top competitors taking the day off to be ready for the Stanford Invitational, the Los Altos High track and field team had no trouble beating Milpitas Thursday.

The Eagles’ boys and girls squads dominated the home meet, each improving to 3-0 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division.


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