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Volleyball bested by Los Altos in four sets in annual Dig Pink matchup

Volleyball bested by Los Altos in four sets in annual Dig Pink matchup

Kylie Callan and Jamie Cullen
October 20, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

Palo Alto volleyball faced the Los Altos Eagles Tuesday night at the annual Dig Pink game in support of breast cancer awareness. The Vikings lost in four sets. Cassandra Fong (‘17) was satisfied with the team’s performance despite the end result. “I think we played well, I think we could’ve...

Boys’ Water Polo falls to Monta Vista 11-10 on senior night

Boys’ Water Polo falls to Monta Vista 11-10 on senior night

Ben Cleasby and Steven Marinkovich
October 20, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

The Paly boys’ water polo team suffered a disappointing defeat to Monta Vista on Senior Night by the score of 11-10. The game started out with many Paly seniors playing out of position in their final home game.  This helped the visitors to take a quick 2-0 lead after just two minutes had passed. “I...

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Maddy Atwater and Lauren Koyama
October 20, 2015
Filed under Football

Seven years ago, D.J. Shelton (‘08) was the only male on the Palo Alto High School cheer squad. Seven years ago, Shelton was the victim of daily verbal abuse, from being called a quitter because he no longer played football to being labeled as a homosexual or a pervert. However, seven years ago, Shelton...

Volleyball defeats crosstown rival Gunn 3-2

Volleyball defeats crosstown rival Gunn 3-2

Mara Zenger, Staff Writer
October 11, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

Palo Alto High School’s girls volleyball team beat their home rival Gunn High School 3-2 on Thursday, October 8. The rivalry brought a large crowd, with lots of energy and support for their respective teams. Coach Jekara Wilson was proud of her team's performance, as well their ability to deal with...

Vikings fall to Oak Grove 46-7

Vikings fall to Oak Grove 46-7

Ryan Chang, Staff Writer
September 26, 2015
Filed under Football, Top Stories

  The Palo Alto Vikings were brutally beaten at home by the Oak Groves Eagles with a final score of 46-7. “We gave it our all. They were prepared and they really gave it to us. But we just got to come out next week and play our game” defensive back Ty Wilcox (‘17)  said. The Vikings...

Boys water polo falls to crosstown rival Gunn 14-5

Boys water polo falls to crosstown rival Gunn 14-5

Talia Malchin and Quinn Knoblock
September 26, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

Paly boys’ varsity water polo fell to the Gunn Titans on Thursday as the Titans triumphed 14-5. The cross-town rivalry may have attributed to the loss says first year coach, Aaron Johnson. “We’ve been talking about not putting any pressure on it,[the rivalry with gunn] but we took that a ...

Girls Water Polo wins close contest 6-5 against Gunn

Girls Water Polo wins close contest 6-5 against Gunn

Steven Marinkovich and Ben Cleasby
September 24, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

The Lady Vikes took down crosstown rivals Gunn 6-5 on Thursday evening at Gunn High School. The game started out fast as Gunn took a 2-0 lead three minutes into the first quarter.  A surge from the Vikings, that included two goals from Gigi Rojahn (‘16) saw them take a 3-2 lead going into the second...

Volleyball defeats Mountain View 3-2

Volleyball defeats Mountain View 3-2

Meredith Kinnaman, News/ Photo Editor
September 23, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Lady Vikes defeated Mountain View on Tuesday 3-2. This was their first league game of the season. The Vikings started the game off strong, winning the first three points of the first set. This was followed by back and forth point scoring from both Paly and Mountain View. The Vikings won the fir...

Girls tennis loses to Homestead 6-1

Girls tennis loses to Homestead 6-1

Ethan Stern and Peter Snodgrass
September 22, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

In the Girls Tennis 11th matchup of the season, the Vikings were defeated by Homestead 6-1.  After winning their invitational tournament at Paly over the weekend, the team was unable to keep their win streak alive. “Today, we played not so good. We had a great tournament and the girls played absolutely...

Girls’ tennis falls to Saratoga in first match of the season

Quinn Knoblock, Staff Writer
September 16, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

In their first league match of the season on Tuesday, Paly girls tennis suffered a devastating loss against powerhouse, Saratoga High School at home. Despite the loss, co-captain Halle Biorn (‘16) was still proud of the team’s effort and hopeful for the coming season. “The girls [Saratoga], we...

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