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Top Seven Sports Moments

Boys, girls water polo both win CCS Semifinals

The girls water polo team advanced to CCS Finals for the first time in school history after winning against St. Ignatius College Preparatory 13-10.

“Everything clicked for our team,” senior Sage Yort said. “We didn’t even talk because we could tell what the other person was going to do before they were going to do it.”

The boys team, which had not been in the final round since 2001, also advanced after defeating Menlo School 11-8 in the CCS semifinals. After the team ended third quarter down 7-8, it pulled together in the fourth to score four times. The team also won the league championships for the fifth consecutive year.
-Catherine Hua, Sports Editor

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Boys soccer wins Homestead Cup

I think this season’s top moment was easily winning the hHomestead Cup in pre-season. Coming into this year no one really expected us to be very good but we worked hard and proved everyone wrong. This was the first thing Los Altos soccer won in at least five years and we won it missing many players, including myself. Everyone stepped up and played their part. The Homestead Cup set us up for a great season, we finished second or third in league and made CCS because of it.
-Lucas Champenois, Co-Captain

Cross country runs in CCS, places 2nd

The highlight of the cross country season this year was CCS Finals. During the season, the team trained harder and ran farther than any of us had in past years which culminated in the opportunity to take the CCS title. Although our team wasn’t the biggest or tallest runners out there, we all ran extremely hard in hopes of accomplishing our goal of winning CCS. While we placed 2nd four places behind 1st, I think everybody looks back on it fondly–we ripped it out, crushed our previous personal records, and ran until we couldn’t run anymore.
-Austin Bowie, Captain

Softball ends season undefeated in leagues

Our team knew that beating Lynbrook would make us undefeated league champions for the first time in a long time. The game went our way–both Marialena [Ahern] and Tianna [Vasquez] hit home runs and our defense was solid. When we run-ruled them in the 5th inning, clinching our title, it was so amazing to have finally accomplished something we’d all worked so hard for all season. I will never forget this experience.
-Ali Goldberg, Captain

Baseball wins leagues

In the regular season we got swept by Palo Alto, but we had another shot at them in league playoffs. I pitched in my first game and did not have my best stuff and we lost the game. But my team picked me up and played really well and we battled back. Joe and Lambie pitched very well for us and we were able to beat Palo Alto two times in a row and become league champions.

Cheer perseveres through drop-outs, goes to Nationals

We had four girls quit days before competition and I think those were the greatest moments for our team. Even though we were angry and let down, the remaining girls became so much stronger with out them. After those losses we were more united and confident with eachother and ourselves. This bond we all had paid off at Nationals where we unfortunatley placed 4th because of poor judging but we knew as well as the crowd because of our passionate routine we performed that we deserved a higher placing. I will always love these girls because only they knew how I felt in the hard moments. I couldn’t have done it without them.
-Jerusalen Jimenez, Co-captain

Tennis defeats Saratoga High School after 3-3 tie

Tennis knows it takes four of seven matches to win. Every one of the four singles players and three doubles teams appreciates what it means to “get to four.” Never was this clearer than in our match with Saratoga. Playing at home, we found ourselves in a 3-3 tie, with one match left to finish. While Saratoga thought they smelled victory, they didn’t know their player was up against Epic Fighter Avidan. With every LAHS player cheering from the sidelines Lenoy pulled through with a 7-6 win in a third set tiebreaker. That is the spirit of the Los Altos High varsity tennis TEAM!
-Spencer Simonides, Co-captain

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