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Girls Volleyball Triumphs Over Rival Mountain View on Senior Night

October 31, 2014

On Thursday, October 30, the varsity girls volleyball team defeated the Mountain View Spartans 3-1, beating Los Altos’ cross-town rival for the second time this season. The team ended up winning in four sets: it won the first two sets of the match 25-21 and 25-13, lost the third 22-25 , but refocused...

Football Triumphs Over Cupertino 44-37 in Homecoming Game

October 26, 2014

Eagle football triumphed over Cupertino 44-37 in Los Altos' Homecoming game on Saturday, October 25. Cupertino was the leader early on, scoring the game's first touchdown on an 82-yard run. The Pioneers followed up their touchdown with a 40-yard field goal, bringing the score to 10-0. Los Altos would...

Annual Homecoming Parade Held in Downtown Los Altos

October 25, 2014

On Friday, October 24,  the annual Homecoming Parade was held in Downtown Los Altos. In the parade were each class' float, each of the 10 Homecoming couples, fall sports teams and clubs at the school. Marching band, along with the dance and cheer teams also put on brief performances during the parade. Missed some of...

Girls Volleyball Ekes Out Win Over Homestead in Nailbiter

October 22, 2014

On Wednesday, October 22, the varsity girls volleyball team won its home match against Homestead High School. Though it was a tight game throughout, the Eagles ultimately won 3-2 in the closely contested five-set game. “Going into the game we felt pretty confident, [because] we have beaten this team...

School Holds Annual Homecoming Assembly

October 21, 2014

On Tuesday, October 21, the school hosted its annual Homecoming Assembly on a double-assembly schedule. The assembly featured skit performances from groups of this year's Homecoming couples. The annual Homecoming Parade will take place in Downtown Los Altos later this week on Friday, October 24, at 1:30...

School’s Skills Teachers Host First Ever “Skills Family Night”

October 17, 2014

On Thursday, October 16, members of the interdisciplinary Skills and AVID teams hosted the school’s first ever “Skills Night”. Teachers held this Skills Night with the intention of reaching out to the families of the students in their assisted classes after few parents attended the school-wide...

Girls Volleyball Dominates Palo Alto in Annual “Dig Pink” Game

October 17, 2014

On October 16, the girls varsity volleyball team played against Palo Alto High School, the two team's second league encounter. Los Altos had a decisive victory, winning all three of its sets by large margins. “We had really great energy and everyone was involved in our win,” senior Joyce Christiansen-Salameh...

Football Falls to Mountain View in Annual Pride Bowl

October 11, 2014

Festivities for the 2014 Pride Bowl were in full swing up at Foothill last night. The Spartans took down Los Altos 34-14 to take this year’s Pride Bowl. The varsity game kicked off at 7 p.m. and, for the first quarter, Los Altos and Mountain View battled it out equally. The quarter ended with a score...

Juniors Take Powderpuff Championship

October 3, 2014

The final game of the Powderpuff tournament took place today, October 3. The juniors pulled off a win over the seniors with a key touchdown by junior Stephanie Kouvelas in the first quarter and a two-point conversion by junior running back Lauren Jacob. Each team played aggressive defense throughout...

Juniors Crush Freshmen in 26-0 Shutout

October 2, 2014

Powderpuff football entered its second day of competition on Thursday, October 2, with the juniors taking on the freshmen. The juniors overpowered the freshmen and cruised to a 26-0 victory. The juniors scored four touchdowns, one of which came from a connected throw by junior quarterback Carina Burdick...

Seniors Dominate Sophomores 16-6 in Powderpuff

October 2, 2014

Powderpuff football kicked off today with the seniors versus the sophomores. The action started almost as soon as the game began with the senior Elena Strawn making the first touchdown only six minutes into the game. “Elena was in good position to make the catch, and she did. It helped us establish...

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