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No such thing as a free ticket

Megan Valencia and Kylie Callan
October 3, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Features, Football, Volleyball, Wrestling

After parking their cars in the packed Churchill parking lot, Palo Alto parents, students and community members walk towards the stadium gates. The lights shine brightly on Hod Ray field as Paly players and fans anticipate the start of the Friday night football game. Some Paly spectators can simply show...

Brief: Paly falls to Los Altos in three sets

Reuben Kramer, Staff Writer
September 26, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Volleyball

The Vikings’ varsity volleyball team played Los Altos on Thursday night for its second league game losing in just 3 sets. The first set started off slow for the Vikes, as Los Altos climbed to a 18-1 lead. Paly was a very shaky in the first set and fell to Los altos 25-7. Los Altos gained a 2-0...

Column: Why the Gunn-Paly Twitter War Was Actually Good for Our Schools

Column: Why the Gunn-Paly Twitter War Was Actually Good for Our Schools

Alex Murray, Editor-in-chief
September 24, 2014
Filed under Columns, Football, Top Stories, Volleyball

Well, well, well, what do we have here? If you are not aware, the Palo Alto High School volleyball team lost to the Gunn High School volleyball team in 3 sets during last night’s game at Gunn. By all accounts, it was a hard fought game that ended in an amicable way between both teams and it was a deserved...

Preview: Girls’ volleyball looks forward to upcoming season

Preview: Girls’ volleyball looks forward to upcoming season

Michael Pappas, Staff Writer
September 5, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School girls’ volleyball team is preparing for the 2014 season with their new coach, Daniele Desiderio. After losing their opportunity to make it to State Championship last year after losing to Granite Bay in the quarterfinals of the Norcal tournament. Granite Bay went on to win...

Brief: Coach Dave Winn to leave Palo Alto and coach for the Spartans

Brief: Coach Dave Winn to leave Palo Alto and coach for the Spartans

Gillian Chryst, Web and Social Media Editor
June 13, 2014
Filed under Top Stories, Volleyball

Dave Winn, Palo Alto High School volleyball coach for the past eight seasons, announced this morning that he will not be returning to coach the Lady Vikes next fall. Players and their families received an email today containing information of Winn's plans to leave Paly and coach for the Mountain View Spar...

Paly Volleyball Dominates Monta Vista 3-0

Ido Gal, Staff Writer
December 2, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School Volleyball Team took care of business Tuesday night with an impressive win over the Monta Matadors. The Vikings executed well on both offense and defense, not allowing Monta Vista to win a single match. The Vikings had a very shaky start to the game, but were able to bounce...

Brief: Volleyball overcomes San Ramon 3-2 in the Nor Cal quarterfinals

Brief: Volleyball overcomes San Ramon 3-2 in the Nor Cal quarterfinals

Megan Valencia, Staff Writer
November 29, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Paly girls’ volleyball team defeated San Ramon 3-2 in the Northern California volleyball quarterfinals Tuesday, Nov. 26. The Vikings lost the first two sets, and were determined to make a comeback. Going into the third set with a drive to succeed, the Vikings defeated San Ramon in the last three...

Volleyball drops CCS championship to Homestead in four sets

Volleyball drops CCS championship to Homestead in four sets

Ami Drez and Tori Destefano
November 24, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

“Lets go Paly, lets go!” a crowd of spirited Paly students yelled during the CCS girls volleyball championship to show their Paly Pride. However, despite the constant cheering and spirit throughout the stands, Homestead conquered the CCS Championships over Paly in four games. The Vikes were look...

Vikings volleyball overcomes Menlo Atherton, advances to CCS championship

Vikings volleyball overcomes Menlo Atherton, advances to CCS championship

Tori DeStefano, Staff Writer
November 20, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Paly Vikings took on the Menlo Atherton in front of an energetic crowd at the the Central Coast Section (CCS) semi-championships tonight, defeating the Bears in five close sets. The team will advance and play at the CCS championship this Saturday. “We studied all year for [this],” coach Dave...

Vikings volleyball sweeps Gunn in straight sets

Vikings volleyball sweeps Gunn in straight sets

Tori DeStefano, Staff Writer
November 6, 2013
Filed under Top Stories, Volleyball

For the second time this season, the Lady Vikes conquered Gunn High School but this time in Titan territory. The match took place on Thursday in the Titans’ brand new gym on their senior night. Paly started off strong in the first set with a kill by Becca Raffel (’14) to earn a 4-2 lead. With...

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