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The student news site of Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California

The Talon

Sports Briefs

Boys tennis team finishes on top

The varsity boys tennis team was moved down to the El Camino division this year, but took it in stride and no has a record of 11-1 in league and 13-1 overall.

The team’s only loss was against Cupertino High School 2-5 on Thursday, April 8. However, it won important matches against rival Mountain View 6-1 on Thursday, April 1 and Milpitas High 6-1 on Tuesday, April 6.

The team’s last league game took place on Tuesday, April 20 with a victory against Wilcox 7-0, which solidified its first place finish in the El Camino league. SCVALs were scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 27, and CCS for tennis will kick off on Saturday, May 15.

Girls softball faces tough competition

With an 8-12 overall record and a 4-2 league record, the girls varsity softball team is toughing out stiff competition in the El Camino league.

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According to Head Coach Mike Patterson, the team is one game out of first place. The team challenged itself during the pre-season as it only played Division I teams.

“We spent a lot of time playing really good teams, which has helped us later in the season,” Patterson said.

Patterson expects the team to get first in its league. The only two losses it has made were both one-run losses, and the team has improved since then, he said.

“We learn something from every game and every play in every inning makes us stronger,” varsity captain junior Kelsey Ayers said.

Girls swimming team undefeated

This year’s girls varsity swimming team has had a strong season, remaining undefeated in its league. The team was bumped down a division following its performance last season but has been successful in the lower level of competition.

“[In our meets so far,] we have not only won, but we have won by a lot,” senior Haley Bridges said. “This mainly has to do with how well we work together, especially in the relays. Our coach also makes sure we do our best and gives events to people who he knows will do the best.”

The team consists of both strong year-round and non-year-round swimmers.

“We all are really aiming for our best CCS times so everyone’s trying really hard,” sophomore Nicole Larsen said. “The whole team’s really great and everyone cheers for everyone else.”

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