Coach of the Year: Bill Laskey

Coach of the Year: Bill Laskey

Paul Bienaimé, Multimedia Editor
May 28, 2014
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... Read more »

Vikings Softball complete the comeback against Fremont on Senior Night, 8-3

Vikings Softball complete the comeback against Fremont on Senior Night, 8-3

Clara Harrington, Rowan McEvoy, and Alex Murray
May 13, 2014
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings Varsity Softball team completed a comeback late Tuesday afternoon against Fremont, 8-3. It was the sendoff that the Seniors believed that they deserved on Senior Night and an important victory given that they had lost to Fremont earlier in the season. "We just wanted... Read more »

Softball sneaks by Castilleja 1-0

Softball sneaks by Castilleja 1-0

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
April 28, 2014
Filed under Softball, Top Stories

Softball took on the Castilleja Gators this afternoon in a tight, non-league, game, with only one run scored in the fifth inning for the Vikings. The first inning opened with the Vikings not allowing anyone one base. Pitcher Julia Saul ('14) struck out the second batter. With the Vikings up to bat,... Read more »

Softball suffers close loss to Sacred Heart Cathedral

Softball suffers close loss to Sacred Heart Cathedral

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
April 17, 2014
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

On Thursday afternoon, Paly softball dropped a close game to Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory from San Francisco, 4-3. "I feel like we're so much better than we played," Emma Noroian ('14) said. "We're struggling with hitting. We all hit really well in practice, but then transferring that to the... Read more »

Softball drops close game against cross-town rival Gunn

Softball drops close game against cross-town rival Gunn

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer
March 29, 2014
Filed under Softball, Top Stories

In a hard fought contest, the Lady Vikes were unable to pull out the victory losing 4-3. The Titans took an early lead after the first inning after scoring the first run of the game. Both the Vikings and the Titans were unable to score in a fast second inning. The top of the third inning started out... Read more »

Softball shuts out San Mateo, 5-0

Softball shuts out San Mateo, 5-0

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer
March 25, 2014
Filed under Softball, Top Stories

The Lady vikes dominated their game on Monday, leading the Bearcats unable to get any runs during all seven inning The first four innings remained scoreless for the Bearcats, but the Vikings gained momentum in the fourth inning after Maddie Martinson (‘16) scored the first run of... Read more »

Paly softball shuts out King’s Academy 10-0

Paly softball shuts out King’s Academy 10-0

Anna Dukovic and Megan Valencia
March 23, 2014
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Lady Vikes annihilated the King’s Academy Knights in a 10-0 victory, with pitcher Julia Saul (‘14) throwing a three-hit shutout. The game ended in the sixth inning due to the mercy rule. The Vikings took a longer warm-up then it has in the past, and co-captain Hannah... Read more »

Paly softball clobbers Lynbrook in first league game

Paly softball clobbers Lynbrook in first league game

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer
March 18, 2014
Filed under Softball, Top Stories

The Lady Vikes cruised to a 5-0 victory against Lynbrook as senior pitcher Julia Saul threw a complete game one-hitter. Along with scoring runs offensively, the Vikings had three up and three down in six of their seven innings. In the first inning the Vikings strong defense... Read more »

Softball inches by Woodside, 3-2

Softball inches by Woodside, 3-2

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
March 14, 2014
Filed under Softball, Top Stories

Paly girls' softball pulled a win over Woodside 3-2 on Thursday afternoon. Strong pitching by starting pitcher Julia Saul ('14) was a key component to the Lady Vikes victory. The Vikings showed signs of a firm defense in the first inning, with catches in the outfield by Casey Glassford ('15) and... Read more »

Softball triumphs over Mercy, 10-2

Softball triumphs over Mercy, 10-2

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer
February 27, 2014
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Palo Alto softball team defeated the Mercy Crusaders on Thursday, February 27 at home. This was the Vikings’ second win of the season. The Vikings’ started the game off slow but improved throughout the course of the game. “We started out slow,... Read more »