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Homestead defeats Paly boys’ tennis 6-1

Homestead defeats Paly boys’ tennis 6-1

Samuel Desré, Staff Writer
March 19, 2015
Filed under Spring Sports, Tennis - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School boys' varsity tennis team was taken down by Homestead High School, 6-1, yesterday afternoon at Paly. Adrian Smith ('17) lost to Woosan Kim in a final score of 6-1, 6-0. The Mustangs were off to a strong start while the Vikings trailed behind. Raymond Li ('15) quickly put...

Paly boys’ lacrosse clobbers Saratoga 16-5

Paly boys’ lacrosse clobbers Saratoga 16-5

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer
March 18, 2015
Filed under Lacrosse - Boys, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Paly boys’ lacrosse obliterated the Saratoga Falcons with a score of 16-5. This substantial lead included hat tricks by several Vikings on the field. The Vikings started off the first period strong with an early goal by Hayden Libbey (‘17) thanks to an assist by Matthew Seligson (‘16) in the...

Girls’ Lacrosse soars above the Falcons to take the win 15-6

Girls’ Lacrosse soars above the Falcons to take the win 15-6

Anna Dukovic and Hayley Poore
March 17, 2015
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories

The Vikings crushed the Saratoga Falcons 15-6 at home on Tuesday night. The game started rapidly with a goal from Allie Peery (‘15) for the Vikings in the first two minutes. Saratoga was quick to follow, scoring a goal less than two minutes after that. Paly took the lead once again after scoring three...

Boys’ tennis rises above Aragon

Boys’ tennis rises above Aragon

Samuel Desré, Staff Writer
March 12, 2015
Filed under Spring Sports, Tennis - Boys, Top Stories

Palo Alto High School boy’s varsity tennis took the best out of Aragon High School 4-3 at Paly this afternoon. Shiv Matta (‘16) was the first one to get points for the Vikings. He quickly defeated his opponent, Lunders Ngirchmat, in two sets with a final score of 6-1, 6-0. Drew Emersist (‘16)...

Softball crushes Silver Creek 13-1

Softball crushes Silver Creek 13-1

Priscilla Bell, Features Editor
March 9, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2014
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...

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