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Column: Where the fans at?!

Column: Where the fans at?!

Sam Borsos, Managing Editor
October 6, 2011
Filed under Columns, Top Stories, Volleyball

It’s a typical Thursday night. After catching up on my DVR episode of Modern Family and easily blowing off my homework until 6:45 p.m., I head to the Palo Alto High School big gym to watch some quality volleyball. Paly vs. Monta Vista. Game time. As the Lady Vikes crush the Matadors 20-7 in the...

Volleyball loses to St. Francis in five games

Volleyball loses to St. Francis in five games

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer
September 26, 2011
Filed under Fall Sports, Volleyball

Coming in to this volleyball game against St. Francis High School (11-2, 0-0), Palo Alto High School (15-2, 2-0) knew this would be a tough match. Both teams won a state championship last year; the Vikings took the CIF Division I Volleyball State Championship and the Lancers took Division II. The Lady...

Volleyball beats Presentation 3-2 overall in non-league home game match

Volleyball beats Presentation 3-2 overall in non-league home game match

Paige Borsos, Photo Editor
September 8, 2011
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School varsity volleyball team (10-0) beat Presentation High School (6-1) in five games on its home court this Wednesday evening, Sept. 7. The final score of the fifth game was 15-11. While last year the Lady Vikes were crowned the CIF State champions in Division I, Presentation...

Bump, set, dance? Girls’ volleyball teams perform flash mob

Bump, set, dance? Girls’ volleyball teams perform flash mob

Sam Borsos, Managing Editor
September 7, 2011
Filed under Top Stories, Volleyball

Whether it's the girls' volleyball team suiting up as ninjas or the boys' basketball team keeping it classy with ties and collared shirts, it is not unusual to see a sports team at Palo Alto High School rock bold attire on game day. But today was a little different. The girls' varsity, junior varsity...

Column: Varsity volleyball 2011: Can they do it again?

Column: Varsity volleyball 2011: Can they do it again?

Sam Borsos, Managing Editor
August 29, 2011
Filed under Columns, Top Stories, Volleyball

For the 2010 Palo Alto High School girls volleyball team, last year was a banner year. The Lady Vikes dropped jaws throughout the entire Palo Alto community by not only winning the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) De Anza Division title, the first-ever Central Coast Section (CCS) championship,...

Female Team of 2011: Girls’ Volleyball

Female Team of 2011: Girls’ Volleyball

Gracie Marshall, Managing Editor
June 9, 2011
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Athlete, Features, Profiles, Volleyball

It's been five months since the Palo Alto High School Volleyball team made history. The moment that Maddie Kuppe's ('12) game winning ace captured the CIF State Championship title over favorite Long Beach Poly has been replayed in the minds of players and spectators alike. The team has soaked it in,...

Volleyball wins MaxPreps national team of the year

Mark Raftrey, News Editor
May 21, 2011
Filed under Fall Sports, Volleyball

The Paly volleyball team added another accolade to its near-perfect season on Friday when it finished first in voting for the MaxPreps national female team of the year. The Lady Vikes beat out four other finalists to win the award, which is decided upon by the public as well as a group of judges. The...

Palo Alto High School volleyball clinches spot in NorCal finals after 3-1 victory over St. Francis

Gracie Marshall
March 11, 2011
Filed under Volleyball

Coming off a 19-25 loss in the first game, a repeat of last year was a mere two games from becoming reality. “We wanted to come out really hard from the beginning,” Paly setter Kimmy Whitson ('12) said. “But that didn’t work out quite as we thought.” In typical Paly fashion, two kills from middle blocker Melanie Wade ('12) gave the L...

Transition from middle school to high school sports

Transition from middle school to high school sports

Anne Hildebrand, Staff Writer
January 18, 2011
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Volleyball

Jordan, Jane Lathrop Stanford and Terman.Most of us came from one of these middle schools. When we competed against each other then, the last thing on our minds was that these opponents would soon be our teammates. But now our time in middle school has come and gone, and the schools have combined into ...

Volleyball conquers State Championship in five-game thriller

Volleyball conquers State Championship in five-game thriller

Paige Borsos, Staff Writer
December 5, 2010
Filed under Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team has proved itself capable of doing it all. As if winning league, the Central Coast Section (CCS) and Northern California championships weren't enough, the Lady Vikes concluded their season on the highest of notes by claiming the California Interscholastic...

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