New coach Field-Polisso has plan in place for St. Francis High girls basketball team

Courtesy of Sami Field-Polisso
Sami Field-Polisso, coaching Los Gatos in the playoffs last season, takes over a St. Francis team coming off a 16-13 campaign.

Hired more than two months ago, Sami Field-Polisso sometimes still can’t believe she is the new girls basketball coach at St. Francis High.

“I’m still pinching myself when I’m on campus and thinking, ‘Is this real?’” she said. “What an opportunity.”

Camp comes to close for summer

Courtesy of Doug Wiersig
Mountain View High basketball player Shareen Estremera, right, works with a camper at a recent session of the Spartans Sports Camp. Founded in 2012, the camp this year secured nonprofit status.

The Spartans Sports Camp at Mountain View High last week wrapped up its first summer as an official nonprofit organization.

Founded in 2012 through the Mountain View athletic department and run through the school district, the camp for students in grades 2-9 has raised more than $260,000 for Mountain View’s athletic department.

MVLA Wolves make playoffs in first season

ecial to the Town Crier The MVLA Wolves, a first-year team in the Women’s Premier Soccer League, finished fourth in their division this summer.

The MVLA Wolves, a Women’s Premier Soccer League team featuring local players, qualified for last month’s Pac-North playoffs after finishing fourth in the North Division of the Pacific Conference.

The Wolves – playing their inaugural season – faced the top-seeded California Storm (Sacramento) in the first round and fell 6-1. The July 15 game was played in 102-degree weather in Sacramento.

Sports on the Side

LAHS offers physicals today at PT Works

Los Altos High’s sports physicals for students who intend to play a fall sport are scheduled 5:30-8 p.m. today at PT Works, 794 Altos Oaks Drive, Los Altos. Cost is $40. Athletes also may see their own doctors to complete the school’s athletic clearance form. For more information, email athletic director Michelle Bokamper Noeth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Chamber golf tourney tees off Monday

Spots remain in the 28th annual Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, scheduled Monday at Los Altos Golf & Country Club. Cost is $250, which includes lunch, tee prizes, silent auction, cocktails and barbecue dinner, and awards and prizes. Cost to attend only the post-golf party is $65. Registration and the putting contest are scheduled 10 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m., shotgun start at noon and the party at 5 p.m. To register and for more information, visit

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