Local soccer teams eye playoffs

Friday’s 5-1 home win over Saratoga kept the Mountain View High boys soccer team’s playoff hopes alive, and it will likely take winning today’s regular-season finale to turn those hopes into reality.

“It’s looking like (tonight’s) game at Santa Clara may be for a playoff spot,” said coach Jim McGuirk, whose Spartans are 3-3-5 in the SCVAL De Anza Division and 6-6-7 overall. “We can’t apply without a win or a tie because we would be under .500. A win or tie would give us a chance at making the playoffs as an at-large team.”

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SFHS grad Johnson dealt to Suns

NBA guard Tyler Johnson, a St. Francis High graduate, last week was traded from the Miami Heat to the Phoenix Suns. The 26-year-old Johnson averaged 10.8 points and 2.5 assists per game for the Heat this season.

Winter hoops camp starts Monday at MV

Spartans Sports Camp’s Winter Break Basketball camp is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Feb. 22 at Mountain View High School. The camp, open to boys and girls in grades 3-8, focuses on shooting, ball-handling and defense. Cost is $250 through Feb. 1, then goes to $275. Proceeds benefit Mountain View High athletics. To register and for more information, visit SpartansSportsCamp.com.

Montoya commits to Cardinal

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Mountain View High’s Allie Montoya, playing against Los Altos earlier this season, has verbally committed to Stanford.

As high school seniors everywhere anxiously await college acceptance letters, there’s a freshman at Mountain View High who has already determined her destination. Soccer standout Allie Montoya verbally committed to Stanford University Jan. 23.

“It’s kind of a relief,” the 15-year-old said. “I’m super excited.”

Pruitt steps down as football coach at Los Altos; cites lack of support

Trevor Pruitt
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Trevor Pruitt, above, recently resigned as Los Altos High football coach after six seasons.

He resigned as football coach late last month, but Trevor Pruitt’s frustration with the Los Altos High administration began three years ago.

After losing to Homestead in front of a sparse crowd on an early October day that felt more like July, Pruitt vowed that would be the last year the Eagles played at home on a Saturday afternoon.

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