Panthers get the 'Jump' on Eastside

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Pinewood’s Hannah Jump lays up the ball in Friday’s game against Eastside Prep. She finished with a season-high 28 points.

Behind a barrage of 3-pointers sparked by Hannah Jump, the Pinewood School girls basketball team shot past Eastside College Prep 80-66 Friday night.

The host Panthers buried a season-high 19 treys (in 40 attempts), with junior Jump sinking eight of them. That’s the most 3s any Pinewood player has made in a game this year.

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St. Nick’s tourney slated this weekend

The 45th annual Kevin Kannengeiser Classic Basketball Tournament is scheduled Friday through Sunday in the gym at St. Nicholas Catholic School, 12816 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Eighth-grade boys teams from eight Bay Area schools are scheduled to compete. The event is named after retired teacher Kannengeiser, who spent 40 years at St. Nicholas. The tourney is set to tip off 7:45 p.m. Friday. Admission is $6 per day. The snack bar will feature burgers, pizza and baked goods. For more information, call Liz Frazier at 269-0981 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hills’ Boissiere trains with national team

Los Altos Hills native Jaye Boissiere – a redshirt sophomore on Stanford University’s women’s soccer team – was invited to the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team’s first training camp of the year, held Jan. 4-11 in Carson. The midfielder scored the decisive goal in the Cardinal’s 3-2 win over UCLA in the national title game last month.

Owls on upswing after coach's heart-to-heart talk with team

Seven games into the season, Foothill College men’s basketball coach Matt Stanley had enough of the Owls’ uneven play. So after a Nov. 21 home game against Monterey Peninsula, he let them have it.

“I got upset with the team after a win,” he said of a 77-74 decision that boosted Foothill’s record to 4-3. “We didn’t play up to our standards. After that, the team bought into the philosophy that it’s not about wins or losses – it’s about getting better every day.”

Spartans' stellar streak comes to an end with league loss to Paly

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Mountain View High’s Nicole Bumgarner assisted on her team’s goal against Paly.

For 45 consecutive games, the Mountain View High girls soccer team was invincible at home. That sensational streak ended last week when Palo Alto handed the Spartans their first home loss since Jan. 30, 2013.

“All good things come to an end,” Mountain View coach Ivan Bandov said after his team fell 2-1 to the Vikings Jan. 24 in league play.

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