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Cross country season preview

Cross country season preview

Nick Smallwood, Staff Writer
August 31
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School boys’ and girls’ cross country teams are gearing up for their season with new coach, Michael Davidson. Kelsey Feeley, the former coach of the cross country team, decided to step down after the 2015 season because of the time commitment she had as a coach. That being s...

Volleyball season preview

Volleyball season preview

Hayley Levine, Staff Writer
August 30
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School girls’ volleyball team is gearing up in preparation for the 2016 season. The team will be led by coach, Jekara Wilson, who’s in her second year as the varsity coach. “This is my second season with the same coach at Paly, which is going to be a good thing,” Katie Pa...

Football takes down Patterson 25-12 in the season opener

Football takes down Patterson 25-12 in the season opener

Dillon Scheel, Staff Writer
August 27
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Palo Alto holds strong after a shutout first half at home to beat Patterson 25-12 on Friday, August 26. “It feels good. I’m proud of the way we played,” said Jordan Schilling (‘17) of his first start at the quarterback position. The Vikings started with a run heavy offense, relying hea...

Football season preview

Football season preview

Dillon Scheel, Staff Writer
August 26
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories

After an offseason full of preparation, the Palo Alto Vikings Football team is set to kick off their season at home this Friday night, August 26 against Patterson High School. This will be the Viking’s first regular season action under new head coach Danny Sullivan, who noted that Patterson is a tou...

Girls’ Water Polo season ends at CCS against Leland

Girls’ Water Polo season ends at CCS against Leland

Samuel Desré, News Editor
November 18
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

Girls’ Water Polo lost to Leland High School 12-5, in the semifinals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) tournament at Gunn High School. The game started out well for the Vikings with a great shot by sophomore Sabrina Hall followed by a goal of senior Alina Drebin. Lealand tied the game up with only...

Volleyball wins their first CCS game in three sets against Sequoia

Volleyball wins their first CCS game in three sets against Sequoia

Ryan Chang and Christian Rider
November 12
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

In the first round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) tournament, the Paly volleyball team beat Sequoia High School in three sets. The first set was neck and neck between the two squads at 3-3. The tie was broken by the Vikings who went on a 9-2 streak. A Fiona Green ace from service lead to a 25-14...

Girls Volleyball Lose In 5 Sets To Los Gatos On Senior Night

Girls Volleyball Lose In 5 Sets To Los Gatos On Senior Night

Ryan Chang and Jamie Cullen
November 4
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

Palo Alto volleyball faced the Los Gatos Wildcats on senior night. The Vikings lost a nail biter after five sets. The Vikings started slow, losing the first set 25-16 and losing the second set 25-21. The Vikings came back strong in the next set getting a 15-8 lead. They eventually won the third set...

Girls Volleyball Defeats Rival Gunn Titans

Girls Volleyball Defeats Rival Gunn Titans

Peter Snodgrass and Christian Rider
October 29
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Lady Viking sweeps rival Gunn in three straight sets, from an outstanding performance by Chelsea Fan (‘18).  The Lady Vikes dominated the first set 25-12 with Fiona Green (‘17), Claire Dennis (‘16,) and Chelsea Fan, each contributing multiple kills in the set. In the second set, the Vikings...

Volleyball rolls over league rival Saratoga

Ryan Chang and Jamie Cullen
October 27
Filed under Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto Volleyball team faced off against the Saratoga Falcons Tuesday night in a league matchup. The Vikings won in three sets. Katie Passarello ('17) was happy with the overall performance and the quick victory. “I think we did a good job shutting them out in three." Passarello said....

Vikings fall to Los Gatos 42-20 in Homecoming Game

Vikings fall to Los Gatos 42-20 in Homecoming Game

Lauren Koyama
October 25
Filed under Football, Top Stories

After a slow start, the Palo Alto Vikings fall to the Los Gatos Wildcats during the Homecoming game this Friday 42-20. The Vikings suffered a rough start after the Wildcats scored just 21 seconds into the first quarter, gaining the lead 7-0. After the Vikings returned the ball, Paul Jackson III (‘18)...

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