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Paly Girls Water Polo Defeat Lynbrook in League Opener, 9-3

Paly Girls Water Polo Defeat Lynbrook in League Opener, 9-3

Ben Cleasby and Ethan Stern
September 16, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

Palys girls water polo team triumphed over Lynbrook 9-3 in their first league home game held at Gunn High School. Paly started the game off with strong defensive play by holding Lynbrook to two goals at the half. The offense was led by Gigi Rojahn (‘16) who had three goals giving the team a 4-2...

Volleyball takes down Woodside in three sets

Volleyball takes down Woodside in three sets

Kylie Callan, Editor-in-Chief
September 15, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Paly volleyball team swept the Woodside Wildcats in three sets (25-17, 25-16, 25-15) at their home opener on September 15. Chelsea Fan (‘18) led the team with 11 kills overall, and Katie Passarello (‘17) was close behind with ten. Coach Jekara Wilson was pleased with her team’s performance. “I...

The Vikings fell short of the San Benito Haybalers 49-34

The Vikings fell short of the San Benito Haybalers 49-34

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor
September 12, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories

Taking the field after a hyped-up home opener, the Vikings battled against the San benito Haybalers, but were eventually defeated 49-34. After a depressing 33-0 loss in last years matchup, the team showed solid improvement and exceptional energy in tonight’s game. Just under ten minutes into the...

Girls tennis falls to Sacred Heart Prep 5-2

Girls tennis falls to Sacred Heart Prep 5-2

Talia Malchin, Staff Writer
September 9, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

Paly girls tennis fell to Sacred Heart Prepatory 5-2 Tuesday, September 8th at home. Senior captain Halle Biorn (`16)  commented on the match and the team’s performance despite the loss. “I think we definitely have some things to work on, but we didn’t play badly” Biorn said. As t...

Girls volleyball preview

Girls volleyball preview

Lauren Koyama, Staff Writer
September 9, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School girls’ volleyball team is preparing for the 2015 season with their new coach, Jekara Wilson. The team has had a new coach each season for the past three years. Though Wilson is the new varsity coach, she has been a part of the Paly volleyball program for nine years. ...

Girls’ tennis preview: new season, new challenge

Girls’ tennis preview: new season, new challenge

Ethan Stern, Staff Writer
September 8, 2015
Filed under Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

After excelling in the lower division (El Camino League), the girls’ tennis team was voted back into the De Anza League which coach Andy Harader describes as the hardest league in northern central California. So this year will definitely be a challenge for this relatively young girls’ tennis team....

2015 Football Preview: A New Physical Presence

2015 Football Preview: A New Physical Presence

Ryan Chang, Staff Writer
September 8, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

After a losing year with a record of 3 and 7, the Palo Alto Vikings are very hopeful for this upcoming football season. “Our goal for this year is to have a better year than last year,” Troy Henderson (‘17) said. The Vikings are coming into this season with a different mentality than last...

Girls water polo preview

Girls water polo preview

Quinn Knoblock, Staff Writer
September 8, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

As the fall season comes upon us, there are many new things to expect from upcoming sports. With the Paly gym and pool under construction, many fall sports are relocating their practices and home games to Gunn High School, including girls’ water polo. “The new pool will make an impact on us with...

Girls’ Golf Preview: Striving to make it to CCS a third year in a row

Mara Zenger, Staff Writer
September 8, 2015
Filed under Golf - Girls, Preview, Top Stories

With the start of the Girls’ Golf season at Palo Alto High School, the players have been working hard to get ready for the upcoming season. Coach Doyle Knight is looking to see who will step up and fill the role of their star player Michelle Xie ('15), as she is now in college. “We recognize...

Boys water polo preview

Boys water polo preview

Ben Cleasby, Staff Writer
September 7, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

As the fall season inches nearer and nearer, the Paly boys’ water polo team continues to work hard in preparation for another long season.The Vikings are coming off an impressive 2014 season as the team won its tournament and tied for first in leagues. The team is back after one senior lost and...

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