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Softball crushes Silver Creek 13-1

Softball crushes Silver Creek 13-1

Priscilla Bell, Features Editor
March 9
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

In its fifth game of the season, softball lit up the field on Monday afternoon. Silver Creek came out strong with a lead-off double in the first inning. Natalie Snyder ('16) caught a ball in deep left field for a fly out, however second double to put Silver Head ahead 1-0. The Vikings wouldn't let...

Paly baseball falls to Carlmont 5-4 in extra innings

Paly baseball falls to Carlmont 5-4 in extra innings

Maddy Atwater, Rowan McEvoy, and Garrett Reynolds
March 7
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Despite five strong innings from Justin Hull (‘16) in his first outing of the year, Paly baseball fell to the Carlmont Scots 5-4 this Saturday afternoon. Hull allowed no earned runs and struck out six batters in the loss. “We played well,” first baseman Lawrence Han (‘16) said. “We did...

Boys’ Lacrosse loses to Sacred Heart, 12-6

Boys’ Lacrosse loses to Sacred Heart, 12-6

Alex Murray, Editor-in-chief
March 5
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School Boys Lacrosse team played Sacred Heart Preparatory (SHP) underneath the floodlights Thursday night. The Vikings came into the game looking to build upon their first league win of the season against Archbishop Mitty in the inaugural match of the 2015 season. But, despite the...

Paly Boys’ Baseball wins 4-3 against Willow Glen

Paly Boys’ Baseball wins 4-3 against Willow Glen

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer
March 4
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Paly boys’ baseball triumphed over the Willow Glen Rams, 4-3 in extra innings, thanks to a walk-off by Ethan Stern ('17) in the eighth. This put the team off to a strong start for their 2015 season. The game began with a run scored by Willow Glen, but the Vikings shut down the early momentum and...

Keep your head in the game

Keep your head in the game

Kylie Callan and Bryn Carlson
February 11
Filed under Baseball, Features, Lacrosse - Boys, Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories, Volleyball, Water Polo - Boys

One in five high school athletes will sustain a sports concussion during their season. At a school like Paly, where a large part of the student body is involved in athletics, this fact can create a big problem that includes the students, their families, their teachers and the administration. A concussion...

True passion

Kylie Callan and Reuben Kramer
December 12
Filed under Baseball, Basketball - Girls, Features, Lacrosse - Girls, Soccer - Boys, Soccer - Girls, Softball, Swimming - Boys, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories, Volleyball

Shawn Johnson began gymnastics at the age of three. Ryan Lochte first learned to swim at age five. Abby Wambach dribbled her first soccer ball at the age of four. Since then, they have spent innumerable hours working towards greatness. Their efforts have earned them a place in history. Their names have...

Coach of the Year: Bill Laskey

Coach of the Year: Bill Laskey

Paul Bienaimé, Multimedia Editor
May 28
Filed under Features, Paly Athletic Awards, Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

After ending the 2013 season with a league record of 0-12 and an overall record of 3-22, Paly softball welcomed a new coach to kick off Paly’s 2014 season. Coach Bill Laskey took over George Marshall’s position. Major League Baseball veteran Bill Laskey pitched professionally in the 1980’s after...

Girls’ Lacrosse secures SCVAL championship over Saratoga 15-13

Girls’ Lacrosse secures SCVAL championship over Saratoga 15-13

Bryn Carlson, Staff Writer
May 18
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories

On Saturday morning, the girls’ lacrosse team defeated the Saratoga Falcons in the SCVAL (Santa Clara Valley Athletic League) finals, clinching the coveted league championship for Paly for the first time since 2010. Saratoga came out strong during the first half, earning three goals early on before...

Baseball takes second in SCVAL

Baseball takes second in SCVAL

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
May 16
Filed under Baseball, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

The Saratoga Falcons took first place in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) on Friday afternoon, as Paly fell 13-4. It was the third game in the three-game series for the SCVAL finals between Saratoga and Paly. On Tuesday, the Falcons took the win at Paly 8-4, and yesterday, the Vikings won...

Boys’ lacrosse drops SCVAL semifinals to Menlo Atherton

Boys’ lacrosse drops SCVAL semifinals to Menlo Atherton

Julia Saul
May 15
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Lacrosse - Boys, Top Stories

After a rough battle between Palo Alto and Menlo Atherton on Wednesday night, Palo Alto was unable to score in the last quarter and lost to Menlo Atherton 10-11. The loss meant the end of the Vikes’ season. The game started out on a strong note for Paly when Zach Levitan (‘15) scored the first...

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