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Softball falls 4-2 to Santa Clara on senior day

Softball falls 4-2 to Santa Clara on senior day

Steven Marinkovich, Editor-in-Chief
May 3
Filed under Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Paly softball team fell to Santa Clara 4-2 in extra innings on senior day. The game started out slow with only one runner in scoring position through the first two innings. That came for Santa Clara in the top of the second after a single and a stolen base. Despite that, they couldn’t knock the ...

Girls’ lacrosse dominates Los Altos 13-0

Girls’ lacrosse dominates Los Altos 13-0

Mara Zenger, Staff Writer
April 30
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School girls’ lacrosse team continued their dominance in league on Friday night at home. The Vikings won 13-0, starting off the scoring in the first minutes of the game.   The Vikings defense didn’t have much to worry about, with the ball crossing their own defensive h...

Boys’ tennis vs. Monta Vista preview

Phillip Ericsson
April 23
Filed under Spring Sports

The Boys Tennis Team are preparing to take on Monta Vista High School Friday at home. The team has a record of 6-10 with matches against Sacred Heart and Monta Vista left in the season, and will be competing in the SCVAL Championship game. The championship game will be comprised of three singles as wel...

Boys baseball vs Gunn preview

April 23
Filed under Spring Sports

The Palo Alto High School boys’ baseball team (15-3-1) looks to take on crosstown rival, Gunn High School (4-13) at 3 p.m Saturday on the Paly baseball field. In this non-league game, the Vikings hope to defeat the Gunn Titans in their first meeting this season.   With Palo Alto beating the...

Lauren Koyama, Staff Writer
April 21
Filed under Tennis - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School’s varsity boys’ tennis team lost to Sacred Heart Prep 5-2 at Paly on Wednesday. The Vikings only won two of the eight matches they played. Shiv Matta (‘16) easily won his first set 6-1, and due to injury, only played the single set. Adrian Smith (‘17) also easily...

Paly’s Baseball team crushed Saratoga at home on Wednesday with a final score of 10-1

Paly’s Baseball team crushed Saratoga at home on Wednesday with a final score of 10-1

Samantha Guillet, Design Editor
April 21
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Neither team scored in the first inning. However, in the second inning, Justin Hull ('16) was walked and was able to steal second base when Lawrence Han (‘16) got up to bat. Han hit a single down center field, giving Hull the opportunity to run home. Another run was made when Riley Schoeben ('16) ...

Softball wins in come-from-behind fashion over Fremont 10-6

Softball wins in come-from-behind fashion over Fremont 10-6

Bryan Look, Business Manager
April 21
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Fremont jumped out to an early lead over Paly, scoring four runs in the top of the first inning on three hits and three walks off of Vikings’ starter Fabiana Teofan (‘19).   After that, the Firebirds kept the 4-0 lead for two innings until the Vikings scratched across a run scored by Jesse K...

Paly Badminton suffers loss to Monta Vista 9-21

Paly Badminton suffers loss to Monta Vista 9-21

Peter Snodgrass, Co-Columnist and Co-Multimedia Editor
April 21
Filed under Badminton, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Paly Badminton lost to undefeated Monta Vista high school 9-21, bringing their season record to 4-5.   “Monta Vista is a very tough opponent due to their program and off season training.  It is difficult for Paly to emulate Monta Vista’s success because people at Paly do so much,” ...

Girls’ lacrosse beats Gunn 8-5

Girls’ lacrosse beats Gunn 8-5

Samantha Guillet, Design Editor
April 19
Filed under Spring Sports, Top Stories

The girls’ lacrosse team holds their number one spot in league after Friday’s win at home against Gunn with a final score of 8-5. Maya Benatar (‘16) scored a total of four goals and Meredith Kinnaman (‘16) blocked nine shots from going in.   Paly started off strong with Ellen Goncher (...

Baseball loses up-and-down game to Los Gatos 7-4

Baseball loses up-and-down game to Los Gatos 7-4

Bryan Look, Staff writer
April 16
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Los Gatos got on the board early in the top of the first, off of Vikings’ starter Alec Olmstead (‘16). The Vikings were retired quietly in the bottom half of the inning, and the Wildcats tacked on another run in the top half of the second.   Paly answered in the bottom half of the second and...

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