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Girls Cross Country Preview

Girls Cross Country Preview

Peter Snodgrass, Staff Writer
September 7
Filed under Cross-Country - Girls, Fall Sports, Preview, Top Stories

After the loss of key runners either from injury or graduation, Girls Cross Country hopes to rebound with strong running from their underclassmen this year. “We have a group of fourteen seniors who are going to need to step up.  We also have a very good crop of sophomores, who ran very well in...

Vikings beat Sequoia in football season opener 54-28

Skylar Burris and Lauren Koyama, Staff Writers
September 5
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

  The Palo Alto Vikings defeat the Sequoia Cherokees 54-28 at home in their season opener on Friday night. “54 points is a great feeling,” Justin Hull (‘16) said. “We didn’t score that much last year so it’s great. It’s a great feeling.” The Viking started the game stro...

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor
May 29
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Featured Athlete, Paly Athletic Awards, Softball, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

  Sophie Frick (‘18) stepped foot on the Palo Alto High School campus with a pre-determined expectation to be a talented athlete. With two older siblings, Andrew Frick (‘14) who played football, lacrosse and wrestling then went on to play football in college, and Madeline Frick (‘17) who...

Keep your head in the game

Keep your head in the game

Kylie Callan and Bryn Carlson
February 11
Filed under Baseball, Features, Lacrosse - Boys, Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories, Volleyball, Water Polo - Boys

One in five high school athletes will sustain a sports concussion during their season. At a school like Paly, where a large part of the student body is involved in athletics, this fact can create a big problem that includes the students, their families, their teachers and the administration. A concussion...

True passion

Kylie Callan and Reuben Kramer
December 12
Filed under Baseball, Basketball - Girls, Features, Lacrosse - Girls, Soccer - Boys, Soccer - Girls, Softball, Swimming - Boys, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories, Volleyball

Shawn Johnson began gymnastics at the age of three. Ryan Lochte first learned to swim at age five. Abby Wambach dribbled her first soccer ball at the age of four. Since then, they have spent innumerable hours working towards greatness. Their efforts have earned them a place in history. Their names have...

Volleyball wins their first CCS game in four sets against Independence

Volleyball wins their first CCS game in four sets against Independence

Katie Foug and Paige Anderson
November 17
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Volleyball

In the first round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) Championship Tournament the Paly volleyball team beat Independence High School three sets to one. In the first set, Jade Shonenberger (‘15) started the team off strong with a hit and two aces to make the score 3-1. The Viking’s kept the lead...

Brief: Boys’ cross country places second at CCS

Brief: Boys’ cross country places second at CCS

Priscilla Bell, Features Editor
November 16
Filed under Cross-Country - Boys, Fall Sports, Top Stories

Boys' cross country advanced to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship meet after placing second in today's Central Coast Section (CCS) championship meet at Toro Park in Salinas, Calif. The team scored 116 points, falling behind Bellarmine who won with 47 points. "The top three...

Boys’ water polo edged out of next round of playoffs by Salinas, 10-9

Boys’ water polo edged out of next round of playoffs by Salinas, 10-9

Kylie Callan, Staff Writer
November 14
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

The boys’ water polo season was cut short by a 10-9 loss to Salinas on Thursday, Nov. 13 at home. Winston Rosati (’16) led the team in scoring with six goals. Lucas Novak (’15) was disappointed in the team’s performance and the end result. “We were just not on tonight,” Novak said. In...

Girls’ water polo triumphs 9-8 over Carlmont

Girls’ water polo triumphs 9-8 over Carlmont

Paige Bara and Meredith Kinnaman
November 13
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

The Palo Alto girls' water polo team defeated Carlmont 9-8 in CCS semi-finals on thursday under the Paly pool lights. The Lady Vikes started the game off strong as Gigi Rojhan (’16) won first sprint. Soon after Joanna Falla (’17) blocked the Scotts' first shot of the game. After a string of fouls...

Boys’ and girls’ cross country teams move on to CCS

Bryn Carlson and Katie Foug
November 12
Filed under Cross-Country - Boys, Cross-Country - Girls, Fall Sports

Both the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams advance to CCS after competing at the SCVAL Championships Tuesday at the 2.95 mile long Crystal Springs course. The boys’ team finished first in the El Camino League led by Lucas Matison (‘15). Matison ran at an average mile pace of 5:15, taking...

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