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Boys’ waterpolo defeats Monta Vista, 12-8

Boys’ waterpolo defeats Monta Vista, 12-8

Annemarie Drez, Staff writer
September 20
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 Pinsk...

Brief: boys’ water polo team falls to Mountain View, 10-8

AnneMarie Drez, Staff Writer
September 18
Filed under Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys

The boys' varsity water polo team fell to Mountain View High School in a close game, 10-8 this Tuesday at Mountain View. The two teams were neck and neck for all four quarters, with the Spartan's continuously holding a narrow lead against Paly. In the 4th quarter, the Vikings were down 8-9,...

Boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 12-7

Boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 12-7

Julia Saul, Staff Writer
September 13
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Water Polo - Boys

The Paly varsity boys' water polo team (2-0-0, 2-0-0) overpowered Los Gatos on Thursday afternoon at the Palo Alto High School pool. The Vikings started strong by winning the sprint and quickly powering down the length of the pool. Nolan Perla-Ward (‘13) set the tone early in the game by scoring...

Boys’ water polo defeats Homestead High School 11-4

Boys’ water polo defeats Homestead High School 11-4

Nora Rosati, Audrey DeBruine, Editor-in-Chief, Staff Writer
September 11
Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

The Palo Alto High School varsity boys’ water polo team triumphed over Homestead High School 11-4 in its first league game of the season on Tuesday under the Paly pool deck lights. The Vikings entered the pool on a dominant note, with captains Bret Pinsker (‘13) and Quinn Rockwell (‘13) scorin...

Palo Alto boys’ water polo searches for new coach

Palo Alto boys’ water polo searches for new coach

Emma Beckstrom and Jonny Glazier, Staff Writers
December 16
Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

Palo Alto High School's athletic director Earl Hansen is currently accepting applications for coaching postions for both the varsity and junior varsity boys' water polo teams. It was announced Mon. Nov. 21 that neither head Coach Giovanni Napolitano nor the rest of the coaching staff will be returnin...

Paly boys’ water polo stomps Pioneer 14-4 in first round of CCS playoffs

November 9
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Water Polo - Boys

The Palo Alto High School’s boys’ water polo team (16-12 overall, 9-3 in league) defeated Pioneer 14-4 in the first round of Central Coast Sectionals (CCS) playoffs on Nov. 8th, an outcome that did not surprise Scott Kaubish, Pioneer’s head coach. “[Our expectations coming into the game] were pretty ...

Paly varsity boys’ water polo falls to rival Gunn 3-5

Paly varsity boys’ water polo falls to rival Gunn 3-5

Sapir Forenzar and Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writer
October 26
Filed under Water Polo - Boys

Palo Alto High School’s boys’ water polo team fell to rival Gunn High School 3-5 on Senior Night, Thursday Oct. 25 at a home. The Vikings got off to a good start when co-captain Peter Rockhold (‘12) scored the first goal with four minutes remaining in the first quarter. Gunn was quick to answer Rockhold’s ...

Boys’ water polo falls to Menlo-Atherton 7-9

Emma Beckstrom and Michael Strong, Staff Writers
October 11
Filed under Water Polo - Boys

The Palo Alto High School varsity boys' water polo team fell to Menlo-Atherton 7-9 in an exhibition game on Friday, Oct. 7 at home. Menlo-Atherton controlled the Vikings for most of the game. Bret Pinsker (‘13) blames the loss on insufficient defense and careless mistakes. “We gave them way too many ...

Paly boy’s water polo thrashes Homestead 22-1

Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writer
October 10
Filed under Water Polo - Boys

Palo Alto High School varsity boys’ water polo team (5-1 in league) crushed Homestead High School (0-3) 22-1 on Oct. 4. The Vikings had a strong start, pulling their starters in the first quarter with a lead of 4-0. “[Our lead] allowed other players to get experience,” co-captain Peter Rock...

Paly boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 13-4

Paly boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 13-4

Sammy Solomon and Michael Strong, Staff Writers
October 6
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

The Palo Alto High School boys' water polo team (6-1 league) defeated the Los Gatos Wildcats 13-4 on Oct. 6th. Bret Pinsker ('13) scored the first goal of the game, breaking through two Wildcat defenders. But Los Gatos was quick to respond with a goal tying up the score at one all. The Vikings secured an early lead with goals from Quinn Rockwell ('13) and Pinsker, bring...

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