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Paly boys’ soccer triumphs over Mountain View 5-0

Paly boys’ soccer triumphs over Mountain View 5-0

Samuel Desré
January 18, 2016
Filed under Soccer - Boys

Paly boys’ soccer (4-0) defeated Mountain View high school in their fourth league game of the season. The Vikings sealed the victory with a final score of 5-0. During the start of the first half, the game was even as each team got the same amount of chances to score. However, the quickly turned...

Girls’ basketball dominates Los Altos 69-31

Girls’ basketball dominates Los Altos 69-31

Ryan Chang and Jamie Cullen
January 17, 2016
Filed under Basketball - Girls

  Palo Alto Girls Basketball faced off against the Los Altos Eagles Friday night. The Vikings won 69-31. Coach Scott Peters was pleased with the team’s performance. “I’m very happy with the way we played. We played hard and with passion and there was a sense of joy when we played.” The...

Paly boys basketball falls to Los Altos 67-62

Skylar Burris and Talia Malchin
January 16, 2016
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Palo Alto boys basketball fell to Los Altos at home on Friday 67-62. Although Paly came back from a 17-point deficit in the second quarter, it wasn’t enough to snag a win for the vikings. After Paly won the tip-off and Jack Simison (‘17) scored the first 2-points of the game with an easy layup,...

Girls’ soccer handles Milpitas 8-0

Girls’ soccer handles Milpitas 8-0

Steven Marinkovich and Peter Snodgrass
January 13, 2016
Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Paly girls’ soccer team easily defeated Milpitas 8-0 on Wednesday afternoon. The Vikings started out the game strong, controlling the possession and having a few chances on goal. Before long, Ansley Queen (‘16) scored the Vikings’ opening goal off of a pass from Tess Preising (‘17). Preising...

History in the Making

History in the Making

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor
January 8, 2016
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Columns, Preview, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Tonight marks a huge night in the Gunn-Paly extensive rivalry: Basketball Quad Night. All four teams (junior varsity boys and girls followed by varsity boys and girls) will compete against each other at Gunn’s Titan Gym. Girls varsity kicks off at 6:15 followed by the boys game at 7:45. If you are...

Girls’ soccer takes down Los Gatos 3-0

Girls’ soccer takes down Los Gatos 3-0

Ben Cleasby and Steven Marinkovich
January 7, 2016
Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Paly girls’ soccer team took down Los Gatos by the score of 3-0 on Wednesday afternoon. The Vikings started out the game strong, having some chances early from both corner kicks and set pieces, but they couldn’t find the back of the net. The first portion of the game was fairly even with...

Girls’ soccer triumphs over crosstown rival Gunn 4-0

Girls’ soccer triumphs over crosstown rival Gunn 4-0

Peter Snodgrass and Christian Rider
December 10, 2015
Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Palo Alto girls' soccer prevailed against crosstown rival Gunn, 4-0, led by two goals from Reilly Filter (‘17).  The game, was their second to last preseason game, which came after a game against Menlo Atherton High School. “We did not play as well tonight as we did against MA (Menlo Atherton),"...

Curling iron

Curling iron

Maddy Atwater and Ethan Stern
December 8, 2015
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Columns, Photography, Top Stories, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Many high school male athletes lift weights and work out on a very consistent basis for sports training, getting stronger, or even building muscle. You can walk into pretty much any high school weight room and see a male student working out, but you typically will not find a girl in the area. With female...

Paly boys’ soccer triumphs over Milpitas 3-0

Paly boys’ soccer triumphs over Milpitas 3-0

Alys Olmstead, Editor-in-Chief, Design Editor
December 3, 2015
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories

Paly boys’ soccer defeated Milpitas in their first preseason home game of the season. The Vikings sealed the victory with a final score 3-0. The game started evenly with the ball switching possession through the middle. Milpitas made the first offensive advance with a free kick that was blocked...

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor
May 29, 2015
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Featured Athlete, Paly Athletic Awards, Softball, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

  Sophie Frick (‘18) stepped foot on the Palo Alto High School campus with a pre-determined expectation to be a talented athlete. With two older siblings, Andrew Frick (‘14) who played football, lacrosse and wrestling then went on to play football in college, and Madeline Frick (‘17) who...

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