Sports Briefs for February 6, 2009

Football Training Begins
With a short break after the season, the school’s football team has continued its steps toward success by starting training for those not participating in other sports at the school. With weight lifting sessions and conditioning available to players looking to get a jump on the season, the gears have begun turning once again.
With Mondays working on upper body, Wednesdays working on speed and agility and Thursdays focusing on lower body strength, coaches hope to bolster the strength of the team and change its past season record into a stronger one this coming year. Players attending the sessions find them surprisingly beneficial and enriching.
“It’s the most well organized and helpful workout since I’ve started playing football,” junior Josiah Loh said.

MV holds charity game
A Mountain View High School student made an announcement at the game for a leukemia charity. At the first showdown between the LAHS and rival Mountain View High School basketball teams on Saturday, January 3.
According to junior Spencer Wells, junior Brandon Lutz of Mountain View High School recently passed away due to leukemia.
The game was the first of many that will include fundrasing for leukemia in honor of Lutz. Lutz’s girlfriend prepared a speech to the fans asking for donations to the leukemia foundation at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The donations will be made in his name to help find a cure for the disease.

JV girls tennis wins SVCALs
In the 2008 season, JV girls tennis managed to grab a SCVAL title in doubles. Number two doubles partners sophomore Kelly Moulds and freshman Meg Nichols stole the limelight at the tournament, conquering Saratoga High School in the championship match.
“It was really exciting because we really didn’t expect to make it past the first round,” Kelly said.
While number one doubles team consisting of juniors Kelly Simon and Anne Kim fell just short of victory in the quarterfinals, the younger doubles team soared ahead to grab the only SCVAL title for the LAHS JV girls tennis team for the year.
Both Kelly and Meg were thrilled by the win and are looking forward to next year’s season.