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High School Baseball: As Seen From the Bench

Michael Pappas, Staff Writer
May 6
Filed under Baseball, Blogs, Columns, Spring Sports, Top Stories, Viking Cookbook

High school is a time where people look for themselves and find what they really enjoy doing. I knew going in to Paly that I loved baseball. I have played with the baseball team for all four years at Paly. Baseball is a sport that requires focus and long term endurance, as well as short quick movements...

Boys’ lacrosse dominates over Los Altos Eagles 10-2

Boys’ lacrosse dominates over Los Altos Eagles 10-2

Sheila Subramanian and Alys Olmstead
May 3
Filed under Lacrosse - Boys, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Paly boys’ lacrosse dominated over the Los Altos Eagles just this past Friday night with a score of 10-2. Zach Levitan ('15), Ariya Momeny ('16), and Cole Tierney ('16) were a few of the game's dominant players. The Vikings started off the first period strong with an early goal from Tierney. Within...

Girls’ lacrosse abolishes Pioneer 16-0

Girls’ lacrosse abolishes Pioneer 16-0

Maddie Kinnaman and Sheila Subramanian
May 1
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories

The Palo Alto girls’ lacrosse team dominated against the Pioneer Mustangs on Thursday at home. The Vikings defeated the Mustangs 16-0. The game started off with the Vikings taking the clear lead, a lead that they maintained throughout the game. Memorable shots from the Vikings included goals by...

Softball falls to Mills in 15-7 loss

Softball falls to Mills in 15-7 loss

Daniel Douty, Staff Writer
April 30
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Vikings could just not keep up with the scoring of the Mills Vikings (14-3) on Wednesday at Paly, bringing their record up to 14-7. Paly jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first inning on a base hit by catcher Maddie Martinson ('16), who was named the player of the game as she picked...

Boys’ lacrosse defeats Leland Chargers 17-2

Boys’ lacrosse defeats Leland Chargers 17-2

Meredith Kinnaman, Photo/ News Editor
April 29
Filed under Lacrosse - Boys, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The boys’ lacrosse team dominated the Leland chargers 17-2 at home on Wednesday. The team dominated the first quarter making the score 7-0 with three minutes left in the quarter. Jackson Dahl (‘17) with the final goal of the quarter. The Vikings started the second quarter off strong with a...

Girls’ lacrosse dominates over Leland chargers 21-9

Girls’ lacrosse dominates over Leland chargers 21-9

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer
April 29
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The girls’ lacrosse team dominated the Leland Chargers 21-9 on Tuesday, April 28th at home. The Vikings are 1st in their league. Maya Benatar (‘16) believes the team got off to a slow start in the first half. “I definitely think it was a rough start, we lost a lot of draws and missed a of...

Paly Softball Annihilates Gunderson High School 11-0

Paly Softball Annihilates Gunderson High School 11-0

Megan Valencia, Staff Writer
April 28
Filed under Spring Sports, Top Stories

On Tuesday April 28th, at 4 p.m. the Paly softball team defeated Gunderson High School 11-0 in 5 innings of play. The game ended when the “Mercy Rule” was enacted. The mercy rule states that in high school softball, if a team is up by either 15 runs total or 10 runs by the time 5 innings have been...

Boys’ lacrosse barely grabbed the win against Los Gatos 9-8 after double overtime

Paige Anderson and Katie Foug
April 26
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Lacrosse - Boys, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Paly boys’ lacrosse barely grabbed the win in their game against Los Gatos with a final score of 9-8 after double overtime. Matt Seligson (‘16) and Cole Tierney (‘16) started off the first quarter strong with 2 goals each to make the score 4-2 at the end of the quarter. Seligson scored another...

What’s Up With Powder Puff?

What’s Up With Powder Puff?

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor
April 25
Filed under Columns, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Spring Sports, Top Stories

There are a few things Palo Alto Senior High School students look forward to throughout the year: spirit week, winter break, prom, powder puff and graduation. For the student body of the 2014-2015 school year, there is now one less event to look forward to. Yes, that’s right Paly, say goodbye to Powder...

Paly varsity softball falls to Cupertino 4-1 in the seventh inning

Paly varsity softball falls to Cupertino 4-1 in the seventh inning

Reuben Kramer, Staff Writer
April 24
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

On Friday April 24th, at 4 o'clock p.m. the Paly softball team played Cupertino in a league game. The Vikings  lost 4-1 after allowing 3 points in the last inning of the game. The game was off to a slow start. A shut down defense for both teams was kept until the top of the fourth inning. There...

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