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Girls’ tennis wins over Milpitas, 6-1

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor
September 24
Filed under Fall Sports, Tennis - Girls

The Palo Alto High School girls’ tennis team defeated Milpitas High School, 6-1, on Wednesday at Paly in its final preseason match. Brushing off an inconsistent performance against Saratoga High School the day before, the Lady Vikes pulled together and delivered in all three doubles matches, with...

Girls’ water polo crushes Monta Vista

Alana Schwartz
September 22
Filed under Water Polo - Girls

The Palo Alto High School girls’ water polo team (2-1) defeated Monta Vista High School, 16-6, on Tuesday at the Paly pool. Thirty seconds into the game, Paly's Haley Conner ('11) scored the first goal of the game, putting the Lady Vikes into their lasting lead. Within the first minute and a...

Boys’ water polo falls to Monta Vista, 10-4

Mira Ahmad, Staff Writer
September 22
Filed under Fall Sports, Video, Water Polo - Boys

The Palo Alto High School boys’ water polo team (1-2-0) suffered a disappointing loss against Monta Vista (2-0-0), 10-4, on Tuesday night at Paly. The Matadors jumped off to a frenzied start as their utility player and captain Alex Bagdasarian ('11) scored three goals against the Vikings in the...

Girls’ cross-country places second at Lowell Invitational

Brennan Miller, Nathan Norimoto, Peter Dennis and Charlie Kelsey
September 20
Filed under Cross-Country - Girls, Fall Sports

The Palo Alto High School girls' cross-country team finished second overall in the Lowell Invitational on a cold and cloudy morning in Golden Gate Park on Saturday. Captain Susan Heinselman ('11) completed the 2.93 mile course with Paly’s best time, 19:28, earning her a seventh place overall finish. “The...

Volleyball defeats San Benito to continue undefeated streak

Sam Borsos and Paige Borsos, Staff Writer
September 17
Filed under Fall Sports, Volleyball

With another win this week in the final match of the preseason, the Palo Alto High School girls' varsity volleyball team (12-0) defeated San Benito High School (4-4) in three games on Thursday at Paly. With several errors in the first points of the match, it was a shaky start to the Lady Vikes' ...

Girls’ water polo falls to Campolindo in season opener

Mariah Philips, Skylar Dorosin
September 8
Filed under Fall Sports, Water Polo - Girls

The Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity water polo team lost to Campolindo High School, 11-6, in its season opener at Stanford Aquatic Center this Friday. The Campolindo Lady Cougars got off to a quick start, scoring three goals in the first four minutes of play. Driver Kimi Klein ('11) put in...

Rebuilding the Squad

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor
November 19
Filed under Fall Sports, Features, Water Polo - Boys

This past season, the Palo Alto High School boys' varsity water polo team jump-started its new program with a squad of 14 athletes; nearly half of which were underclassmen. Given the circumstances and an understanding of the lack of size, skill and experience in the roster, the team came together to...

Shameem Jamil astounds many with her rapid progress in water polo

Shameem Jamil astounds many with her rapid progress in water polo

Mary Albertolle, Editor-in-Chief
October 19
Filed under Fall Sports, Water Polo - Girls

Fog rose from the serene, untouched water's surface as the swimmers slowly marched across the pool deck, reluctant to end their summer. Step by step Shameem Jamil ('10) slowly joined the other players. The other sophomores gathered in a circle, reminiscing about inside jokes and memories from the past...

Now and Then

Now and Then

Sam Maliska, Business Manager
October 11
Filed under Features, Football

Exactly two years, seven months, and 23 days after the Palo Alto varsity football team fell to Orange Lutheran High School in the California State Championship, varsity football head coach Earl Hansen and this year's squad stepped onto the field for the inaugural practice of the 2009 season. Donning...

Boys’ water polo suffers bitter loss against Monta Vista, 10-4

Rachel Harrus, Mariah Philips, Staff writers
October 8
Filed under Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys

The Palo Alto boys' water polo team lost its home game against Monta Vista High School, 10-4, on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The Vikings got off to a slow start on the offensive end while containing the Monta Vista Matadors on defense. At the end of the first quarter, the Matadors were up 0-1, with the ...

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