Lancers roll over Monarchs


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St. Francis High receiver Evan Williams scores the first touchdown in the Lancers’ 28-7 victory over Mitty Friday night. St. Francis improved to 6-0 in the West Catholic Athletic League and 8-1 overall.

While the St. Francis High football team’s offense made the highlight-reel plays Friday night, the defense quietly did what it’s done throughout league – dominate.

The host Lancers mauled Mitty 28-7, and that’s the most points they’ve allowed in a West Catholic Athletic League game this year.

Mtn. View girls swing past competition in tennis, head to CCS playoffs for second straight season


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Mountain View High’s Elise Joshi follows through on a shot last week against Gunn.

No matter what happens in next week’s playoffs, it’s been a banner year for the Mountain View High girls tennis team. By winning the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division title last week, the Spartans have earned a championship banner to hang in the school gym.

“That’s exactly what we’ve been looking forward to having,” top singles player Alena Pruett said. “It’s nice to finally get that one.”

MV boys rally to defeat LA in water polo league final; LA golf team in CCS


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The Los Altos High girls golf team commemorates its second-place finish at last week’s league tournament. Pictured, from left: Coach Rich Fujii and starters Joanna Hsieh, Sophie Thai, Morgan Taylor-Cohen, Annika Gaglani, Caris Kim and Maddie Jun.

The Mountain View High boys water polo team trailed rival Los Altos early, but the Spartans rallied for a 10-9 win Saturday in the league tournament final.

Top-seeded Mountain View, which went undefeated in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division, overcame a three-goal hole in the first quarter. The host Spartans cut the deficit to 4-2 by quarter’s end and scored four unanswered goals in the second quarter to pull ahead by halftime.

Homecoming heartbreak for Eagles


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Los Altos High’s Dale Simms scores a touchdown in Friday night’s homecoming gamea against Gunn.

The Los Altos High football team has suffered some bitter defeats this season – shut out at Santa Clara and edged by rival Mountain View in overtime – but Friday’s loss to Gunn probably stings most.

The undermanned Titans spoiled the Eagles’ homecoming by scoring a touchdown with a second left, then running in the two-point conversion to win 14-13 Friday night at Foothill College.


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