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Boys’ water polo breaks five year losing streak to Los Altos

Boys’ water polo breaks five year losing streak to Los Altos

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer
October 8, 2013
Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

  The Vikings dominated  the Los Altos Eagles at home on Tuesday afternoon, winning 9-5. Coach Brandon Johnson was pleased with the team’s win against the Eagles. “It gives us a little confidence," Johnson said. "I think Los Altos beat us twice last year, so we definitely wanted to come ...

Indecent Exposure: Swimsuit Edition

Indecent Exposure: Swimsuit Edition

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer
October 4, 2013
Filed under Columns, Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys, Water Polo - Girls

Let’s be honest. It isn’t very often that you see a water polo player, swimmer, or diver not walking around in their revealing attire at practice. It’s simple: these sports have made us increasingly comfortable with fewer clothes on. Commonly known as a “deck change”, more and more aquatic...

Boys’ Water Polo wins physical OT thriller against Mountain View, 9-8

Boys’ Water Polo wins physical OT thriller against Mountain View, 9-8

Alex Murray, Staff Writer
September 26, 2013
Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

Paly (2-1) edge Mountain View (2-0) in a thrilling overtime victory. It was a close game that was dominated by physical play, but coach Brandon Johnson said afterwards that his players were not affected. “We tried to make [Mountain View] play to our game,” Johnson said. “We don’t try to ch...

Paly boys’ water polo triumphs over Mitty Monarchs, 25-13

Paly boys’ water polo triumphs over Mitty Monarchs, 25-13

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer
August 31, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

  The Paly boys’ water polo team defeated the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs, 25-13, in the team’s first non-league scrimmage of the year this afternoon at Palo Alto. "It just kind of showed where we're at right now," Paly head coach Brandon Johnson said. "We only had about two weeks of p...

Boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 14-6 in first round of CCS

Boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 14-6 in first round of CCS

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
November 7, 2012
Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

On a chilly November evening under the home lights at Nort Thorton Memorial Pool, the Paly boys’ water polo team dominated Los Gatos High School 14-6  in the first round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoff tournament. The eighth-seeded Vikings knocked the ninth-seeded Wildcats out of the playoffs...

Boys’ Water Polo falls to Los Altos, 12-11

Boys’ Water Polo falls to Los Altos, 12-11

Ami Drez, Staff Writer
October 23, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys

On a chilly Tuesday evening under the pool lights, the Palo Alto High School boys’ varsity water polo team fell short to Los Altos, 12-11 in overtime. The stands were filled with parents, cheerleaders and fellow Paly students, who came out to support the six seniors in their last home game. From...

Boy’s water polo falls to Mountain View 8-7

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer
October 11, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Water Polo - Boys

Paly boys’ water polo (6-3-0, 8-5-0)  fell short to Mountain View High School (8-0-0, 14-3-0), losing 8-7. The Spartans won the first sprint and after a few minutes of play, scored the first goal of the game. Quickly after, however, Bret Pinsker (‘13) managed to put the ball in the net, tying...

The big three

The big three

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
October 10, 2012
Filed under Features, Profiles, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

It is not a difficult task to determine when it is game day for the boys’ varsity water polo team. Matching sun hats can be seen dispersed around the quad with sun-bleached hair peeking out under the brims and green polos donned by all the players. The unified front the team exhibits can be attributed...

Brief: Boys’ water polo wins two straight games in tournament play

September 29, 2012
Filed under Water Polo - Boys

The Palo Alto High School boys' varsity water polo team dominated Berkeley High School 15-3 and Mount Tamalpais 12-5 during the CCS v. NCS Challenge Tournament at St. Francis High School this Friday. Captain Bret Pinsker (13') scored several goals and led his team to two strong wins. The team’...

Boys’ water polo defeats Monta Vista, 12-8

Boys’ water polo defeats Monta Vista, 12-8

September 20, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys

The Palo Alto High School boys' varsity water polo team defeated Monta Vista High School 12-8 this afternoon in the Paly pool. Freshman Andrew Cho ('16)  scored the first goal of game towards the end of the first quarter, pushing the Vikings in the right direction. Shortly after, captain Bret Pinsker...

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