LA girls regroup after 2 OT losses with 39-23 win against Firebirds

Coming off back-to-back overtime losses, the Los Altos High girls basketball team dismantled Fremont 39-23 Friday night at home. The Eagles jumped to a 10-4 lead in the first quarter and held the Firebirds to just 11 points in the first half.

“The Fremont game was a get-right game,” Los Altos coach Jaclyn Brode said, “and I think we did a decent job of correcting some mistakes from the previous few games.”

Mtn. View continues to dominate the pitch as Los Altos girls try to find their footing

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Mountain View High’s Sydney Arrillaga heads the ball against Los Altos last week.

It took the Los Altos High girls soccer team just one game to see how much better the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division is than the SCVAL El Camino Division it won last season.

The newly promoted Eagles opened against reigning De Anza Division champion Mountain View, which routed them 8-0 Jan. 3.

Eagles get defensive down the stretch

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Los Altos High’s Jake Shab drives for a layup, pursued by Mountain View’s Ryan Kim in last week’s De Anza Division opener.

Mountain View High’s gym was rocking in anticipation of last week’s boys basketball game between the Spartans and rival Los Altos High – and the action lived up to the hype.

Sports on the Side

Local 6th-grader runs Honolulu Marathon

Vian Patel, a sixth-grader at Almond School, completed the 45th Honolulu Marathon Dec. 10. The Los Altos resident finished the 26.2-mile race in 7 hours, 59 minutes and 44 seconds. Vian placed 17,268th out of more than 33,000 participants. The 11-year-old was among the youngest competitors in the men’s 15-19 division. He prepared for the event by running two half marathons and several 5K, 10K and 12K races over the past two years, according to his father, Amit Patel.

Local high schools seek several coaches

Los Altos High needs varsity and JV coaches for boys volleyball and coed badminton. If interested, contact athletic director Michelle Bokamper Noeth at 960-8857 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mountain View High seeks a varsity girls lacrosse coach. If interested, contact athletic director Shelley Smith at 940-4626 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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