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Volleyball snaps Gunn’s win streak, clinches share of league title

Volleyball snaps Gunn’s win streak, clinches share of league title

Colin Patterson and James Harrison
November 1
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team swept Gunn on Senior Night.  The Vikings won 25-17, 25-19 and 25-18 to end the Titans' five game win streak and bring the Vikes to a 12-2 league record. Gunn struck first by jumping out to an early 5-1 lead.  The Vikings trailed the Titans but an offensive...

Volleyball drops close match to Los Gatos on Senior Night

Volleyball drops close match to Los Gatos on Senior Night

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer
October 30
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

After an intense back-and-forth match on Tuesday, the Paly volleyball team was unable to top league rival Los Gatos, losing to the Wildcats in five games. This last regular season home game was the senior night for the team, and honored seniors Sophia Bono and Shelby Knowles, the team captains who have be...

Paly volleyball beats Homestead in three sets

Paly volleyball beats Homestead in three sets

Jordan Gans, Staff Writer
October 12
Filed under Fall Sports, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team beat Homestead High School in a very close game in which the Vikings pulled out a three set victory. The Vikes started off the game with a 3-0 lead but Homestead's strong outside hitters quickly countered. This set the tone for the rest of the set as the V...

Another victory for the Lady Vikes as they defeat Los Altos during their Dig Pink charity event

Another victory for the Lady Vikes as they defeat Los Altos during their Dig Pink charity event

Pippa Raffel and James Harrison, Staff Writers
October 4
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Paly volleyball team (6-0, 17-3) defeated the Los Altos Eagles (2-4, 13-10) Thursday night in three sets during its Dig Pink charity event. The Lady Vikes remain undefeated in the De Anza League. During the game, each dig from both teams contributed money to breast cancer research through pledges....

Volleyball withstands late surge from Homestead, wins 3-1

Volleyball withstands late surge from Homestead, wins 3-1

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer
September 20
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School girls' volleyball team (2-0, 13-3) beat Homestead (1-1, 7-5) 3-1 in a tough defensive battle on Thursday night.  A breakaway in the fourth set by Paly brought home the third win the team needed to seal the match. The Vikings started the first set strong by quickly taking...

Paly volleyball defeats Leland at home in straight sets

Paly volleyball defeats Leland at home in straight sets

James Harrison, Staff Writer
September 6
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team (1-0-0, 2-0-0) stayed undefeated by sweeping its out-of-league opponent Leland High School (0-0-0, 1-8-0) in three games. This was the team's first match against the Chargers. Though the Vikings were not entirely satisfied with their performance, they still...

2012 London Olympics preview

2012 London Olympics preview

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
June 22
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Features, Gymnastics, Pro Sports, Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories, Track & Field, Volleyball, Winter Sports

The Viking will provide online, Twitter and Facebook updates on Paly's Olympic hopefuls and Olympians beginning Monday, June 25 at the 2012 USA Swimming and Diving Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebr. until the Aug. 12 closing ceremonies at the 2012 London Olympics.  When the countdown clock in Trafa...

Palo Alto High School Girls Volleyball wins state

Palo Alto High School Girls Volleyball wins state

Mira Ahmad, Sam Boros, Alan Lamarque
December 16
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Features, Top Stories, Volleyball

Every athlete has experienced the feeling of despair when looking up at a scoreboard only to see a slim chance at victory. After hours of practice, the last thing a player wants is to see their hard work overshadowed by another team’s talent. But at a certain point, being an underdog is not all ...

Volleyball brings home another State Championship in five games

Volleyball brings home another State Championship in five games

Mira Ahmad and Sam Borsos, Managing Editors
December 4
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School varsity volleyball team proved itself in a Cinderella story State Championship match after coming back from a 13-7 deficit in the fifth game of the match. Paly (36-3,12-0) defeated Marymount High School (34-5,8-0) on Saturday night at Concordia University in Irvine to win another...

The Senior Life: Volleyball seniors reminisce on the 2011 season before State game

The Senior Life: Volleyball seniors reminisce on the 2011 season before State game

December 3
Filed under Volleyball

Win or lose, Paly volleyball’s eight seniors will play their final high school volleyball game as the team concludes the 2011 season with the CIF State Championship game. As the season comes to an end, the seniors look back on their favorite moments of the season. Melanie Wade Position: Middle bl...

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