2014 Football Preview: New coach confident in young team’s talent

2014 Football Preview: New coach confident in young team’s talent

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer
September 1, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Football, Top Stories

After a rough loss to the Saint Francis Lancers in the second round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs last year, the Palo Alto High School football team remains confident as it looks to win a league title despite the team’s youth and lack of depth. “We are excited, I’m excited. I’m... Read more »

Cross-country preview: racing to victory

Cross-country preview: racing to victory

Kylie Callan, Staff Writer
August 27, 2014
Filed under Cross-Country - Boys, Cross-Country - Girls, Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

After both boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams placed outside of state championship qualification last year at the Central Coast Section (CCS) finals, the two teams are looking to improve this season. Everyone has their sights set on one main goal: to finally qualify for the state championship. “This... Read more »

Girls’ tennis preview: young team in new league

Girls’ tennis preview: young team in new league

Meredith Kinnaman, Staff Writer
August 26, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

After losing a close CCS semifinal match to the Monta Vista Matadors, the Palo Alto girls’ tennis team ended their 2013 season 19-4 in league games. This year the team decided to drop down from the De Anza league to the El Camino League after losing several of its crucial players. “Because we... Read more »

Brief: Coach Dave Winn to leave Palo Alto and coach for the Spartans

Brief: Coach Dave Winn to leave Palo Alto and coach for the Spartans

Gillian Chryst, Web and Social Media Editor
June 13, 2014
Filed under Top Stories, Volleyball

Dave Winn, Palo Alto High School volleyball coach for the past eight seasons, announced this morning that he will not be returning to coach the Lady Vikes next fall. Players and their families received an email today containing information of Winn's plans to leave Paly and coach for the Mountain... Read more »

Team of the Year: Girls’ golf

Team of the Year: Girls’ golf

Clara Harrington, Copy Editor
May 28, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Features, Girls' Golf, Paly Athletic Awards

Rarely does a team see great success in its year of creation. Triumphant wins usually come after building a foundation over time, allowing the athletes to hone their abilities. However, in rare instances, a team may immediately have high achievements. This year at Paly, girls’ golf was that team. Winning... Read more »

Athlete of the Year: Michelle Xie

Athlete of the Year: Michelle Xie

Anna Dukovic, Features Editor
May 28, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Athlete, Features, Golf - Girls, Paly Athletic Awards, Top Stories

Unlike professionals in many sports, such as gymnastics, athletes usually peak in their twenties; however, the average age of professional golfers is early to mid-thirties and these athletes can continue to play the sport into their retirement. ... Read more »

Dynamic Duos

Dynamic Duos

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
April 16, 2014
Filed under Features, Soccer - Girls, Swimming - Boys, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories, Track & Field

When looking at a Paly roster, sometimes it catches the eye that two players have the same last name, and it turns out that they are siblings on the same varsity team. These two brothers or sisters have something special between them because they are on the same Paly team. Famous sibling athletes... Read more »

A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal

Willy Yang, Guest Writer
March 13, 2014
Filed under College Sports, Columns, Football, Top Stories

Literature of Comedy student and guest writer Willy Yang ('14) writes a satirical piece based off the college football fan base: Across the country there are all sorts of crazy college sports fans. From USC’s cries for victory to Florida State’s tomahawk chop... Read more »

NFL hopeful Adams (’14) stands out at Scouting Combine

NFL hopeful Adams (’14) stands out at Scouting Combine

Josh Stern, Editor-in-Chief
February 23, 2014
Filed under College Sports, Featured Athlete, Football, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Member of the 2010-11 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) state championship winning Paly football team and past Fresno State All-American wide receiver, Davante Adams (’14) made his mark earlier today at the National Football League (NFL) Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis,... Read more »

Paly graduate, Fresno State’s Adams (’11) enters NFL Draft

Paly graduate, Fresno State’s Adams (’11) enters NFL Draft

Josh Stern, Editor-in-chief
December 27, 2013
Filed under College Sports, Featured Athlete, Football, Top Stories

On December 26th 2013, after ending his season with 1718 yards on 131 catches along with 27 touchdowns, Paly graduate and current Fresno State Bulldog Davante Adams (’11) finally announced his eligibility for the 2014 National Football League (NFL) Draft. Adams, requested information... Read more »