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Girls’ soccer defeats Sacred Heart Prep 5-1

Girls’ soccer defeats Sacred Heart Prep 5-1

Nikki Merkle-Raymond, Staff Writer
February 8
Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Vikings blew the Sacred Heart Gators out of the water with a 5-1 defeat. The Sacred Heart gators and our Paly Vikings went head-to-head in a game in Monday. The Gators came out strong and scored the first goal of the first half leaving the score 1-0. The Lady Vikes soon returned the fav...

Boys’ basketball trumps Fremont 54-44

Boys’ basketball trumps Fremont 54-44

Skylar Burris and Kylie Callan
February 7
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Boys’ basketball triumphed over Fremont High School 54-44 at home on Saturday, Feb. 6. They are now 4-4 in league and 13-7 overall. William Schlemmer (‘18) credits his team’s success to how well they worked together. “I think [the game] went really well because we came together as a team...

Girls’ soccer falls to Mountain View 2-0

Girls’ soccer falls to Mountain View 2-0

Steven Marinkovich and Peter Snodgrass
February 6
Filed under Top Stories, Winter Sports

In a battle between the the top two teams in the league, Girls' soccer fell to Mountain View by the score of 2-0 on Friday afternoon. This was the Vikings’ first loss of the season. The game started out fairly even, with each team controlling possession for a little bit with neither side creating...

Girls basketball triumphs over Saratoga 48-37

Girls basketball triumphs over Saratoga 48-37

Talia Malchin and Haley Chalmers
February 3
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Palo Alto Girls Basketball faced the Saratoga Falcons this Tuesday, February 2nd and pulled out a 48-37 win. Coach Scott Peters was pleased with their exhibition of defensive skills. “I thought our pace and energy on defense was very good. Defensively we really made them work.” Peters said. ...

Girl’s basketball defeats Gunn 40-26

Mara Zenger, Staff Writer
January 30
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Palo Alto Girl’s basketball defeated their crosstown rival Gunn on Friday night with a score of 40-26.   The Vikings started off the game down. At the end of the first quarter, Paly was down 8-10, but it was nothing they couldn’t come back from.   Starting their second quarter...

Boys’ Basketball falls to Gunn 72-59

Lauren Koyama and Skylar Burris
January 30
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team (12-7, 3-4) fell to cross-town rival Gunn High School (13-1, 4-1) 72-57 last Friday on Quad Night at Gunn High School. This was the first loss the boys basketball team has had to Gunn since 2009. The Vikings’ started off the game slow, letting the...

Boys basketball drops game to Wilcox 79-66

Boys basketball drops game to Wilcox 79-66

Bryan Look, Staff Writer
January 28
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Boys Basketball drops tough game to Wilcox 79-66 Paly’s Boys Basketball team lost a disappointing game to the Wilcox Chargers by a final score of 79-66. The Vikings  jumped out to an early lead as Miles Tention (‘17) hit two early three’s with other scoring from Max Dorward (‘18) and Jack ...

Boys’ soccer ties Los Gatos 2-2

Boys’ soccer ties Los Gatos 2-2

Steven Marinkovich and Peter Snodgrass
January 27
Filed under Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Paly boys’ soccer team tied Los Gatos 2-2 on Wednesday afternoon. The game started out pretty slow with neither team having many clear cut shots on goal in the first half. The possession was fairly even and the majority of the game was played in the middle of the field with each team controlling...

Girls’ basketball destroys Wilcox 67-12

Girls’ basketball destroys Wilcox 67-12

Ryan Chang, Jamie Cullen, and Christian Rider
January 27
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories

Palo Alto Girls Basketball faced the Wilcox Chargers in a league game Tuesday night. Palo Alto won in a blowout score of 67-12. The Vikings held the Chargers to only 12 points for the entire game. Coach Scott Peters was happy with the team’s discipline and defensive effort. “The girls did a...

Girls’ soccer defeats Saratoga 3-0

Mara Zenger, Staff Writer
January 22
Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Paly girls’ soccer defeated Saratoga 3-0 at home, with Emily Tomz (‘18) getting a hat trick.   The Vikings found possession of the ball in the early minutes of the game, controlling the ball for the majority of the first half. Tomz started her streak soon after the whistle with a shot...

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