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Boys’ water polo vanquished by crosstown rival Gunn 12-6

Boys’ water polo vanquished by crosstown rival Gunn 12-6

Kylie Callan, Staff Writer
November 12, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

Paly boys’ water polo fell to crosstown rival Gunn in the last regular season game at home on Oct. 30. Justyn Cheung (’16) was less than satisfied with his team’s performance. “We played their game, not our game,” Cheung said. “We had a lot of mistakes coming out of it. We didn’t...

Girls’ water polo sustains tough loss to Gunn on senior night

Girls’ water polo sustains tough loss to Gunn on senior night

Isaac Kasevich, Staff Writer
November 12, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

The Palo Alto High School girls' water polo team fell to the Gunn Titans 7-2 at Paly on Thursday’s senior night. The Titans were first to score with 5:32 to play in the first quarter, and scored again in the second quarter. Katie Francis (‘16) scored with 1:35 to go in the half bringing the score...

Where He Is Now

Where He Is Now

Maddy Atwater and Isaac Kasevich
November 12, 2014
Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Football, Profiles, Top Stories

For top-flight athletes, one false step can bring injury. Some athletes are sidelined for minutes, some for games and some even miss whole seasons. But, there are a few cases through all levels of sport where an injury or health issue can end a promising career prematurely.  In just a few brief but...

No exclusions

No exclusions

Hayley Poore and Reuben Kramer
November 12, 2014
Filed under Cross-Country - Boys, Cross-Country - Girls, Features, Top Stories

Many people play a sport for one reason: they fall in love with the game.  Cross country, however, attracts runners for a variety of reasons.  While some do it because they enjoy running and want to stay in shape, others do it for the sole purpose of getting a prep. Cross country does not require...

Digging it

Digging it

Megan Valencia, Business Manager
November 12, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories, Volleyball

This year, there are many new faces in the Palo Alto High School athletic department. One of those new faces is head volleyball coach Daniele Desiderio. Desiderio took over after former head coach Dave Winn stepped in favor of the head coach position at Mountain View High School. Unlike Winn, Desiderio...

Girls’ water polo wins 12-7 against Woodside in first round of CCS

Girls’ water polo wins 12-7 against Woodside in first round of CCS

Clara Harrington, Copy Editor
November 11, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

Girls’ water polo triumphed over Woodside in the first round of CCS, finishing the game 12-7. “There was a lot of energy in the game, and we were able to make plays which led to goals,” Katie Francis (‘16) said. “We kept pushing throughout the entire game.” Although the Wildcats had...

Volleyball takes a Senior Night victory against Gunn

Priscilla Bell, Features Editor
November 11, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Volleyball

Paly volleyball defeated Gunn in three sets on Thursday night. In its previous matchup against the Titans in the league opener, Paly lost in three sets. Coach Daniele Desiderio saw the development of the team from the start of the season. “We panicked a little bit when we were there because they...

The Viking’s fall to the Milpitas Trojans 47-7 on Senior Night

The Viking’s fall to the Milpitas Trojans 47-7 on Senior Night

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer
November 9, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Football

Playing with all odds against them, the Palo Alto Vikings received a brutal beating on Senior Night this Friday to the reigning Central Coast Section (CCS) Division one Champions, the Milpitas Trojans, with a final score of 47-7. The Viking’s single touchdown was caught by Riley Schoeben (‘16)...

Paly volleyball annihilates Monta Vista 3-0

Paly volleyball annihilates Monta Vista 3-0

Megan Valencia, Features Editor
October 26, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Lady Vikes triumphed over the Monta Vista Toreros 3-0 on Thursday. Thursday night’s game was their second league win. The Vikings started the game out strong, winning the first six points of the first set. However, Monta Vista was able to come back and take the 25-24 lead later on in the set....

Girls water polo shuts down Mountain View 7-4

Girls water polo shuts down Mountain View 7-4

Meredith Kinnaman and Paige Bara
October 21, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

The girls’ water polo added another win to their now 6-7 record following their defeat over Mountain View, 7-4. “I thought the team did really well all of our shots were good and same with our counters” Katie Francis (‘16) The Vikings came out strong in the first three minutes with a quick...

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