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Paly wrestling defeats cross-town rival Gunn 36-31

Paly wrestling defeats cross-town rival Gunn 36-31

Charlotte Biffar, Nora Rosati, and Nina Kelty, Staff Writers
January 7, 2012
Filed under Top Stories, Wrestling

The Palo Alto High School wrestling team triumphed over the Gunn High School team (36-31) this Thursday night at home. “It always feel good to be beat Gunn because they are our cross-town rivals, co-captain Nick Ortiz (‘12) said, “This is a big year for us because we are highly ranked in C...

Brief: All five wrestlers place at Lynn Dyche Classic

Charlotte Biffar, Staff Writer
December 19, 2011
Filed under Winter Sports, Wrestling

Two Palo Alto High School wrestlers competed in championship matches this Saturday Dec. 17 at the Lynn Dyche Classic at James Lick High School in San Jose. Although only five members of the Viking squad participated, they all placed in their respective weight classes. Christian Lonsky ('12) was one...

Brief: Wrestling wins Weber Lawson preseason Memorial Tournament

Nina Kelty, Staff Writer
December 12, 2011
Filed under Wrestling

This past weekend the Palo Alto High School wrestling team won the Weber Lawson Memorial Tournament at Fremont High School. Senior captains Nick Ortiz (‘12) and Kalen Gans (‘12) both placed first and Joey Christopherson (‘12) placed fourth, in their weight groups to help the Vikings win the...

Wrestling bounces back with 39-26 win over Cupertino

Wrestling bounces back with 39-26 win over Cupertino

Alan Lamarque
February 1, 2011
Filed under Wrestling

The Viking wrestlers redeemed themselves after an ugly loss last week with a swift 39-26 victory over the Cupertino Pioneers Tuesday night. After losing an important match to Los Gatos High School last week by a score of 45-24, the Vikings hit the mat prepared to make up for the performance. “When we l...

Wrestling suffers a tough loss to Los Gatos, 45-24

Wrestling suffers a tough loss to Los Gatos, 45-24

Emy Kelty
January 27, 2011
Filed under Winter Sports, Wrestling

The Palo Alto High School wrestling team suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the Los Gatos Wildcats Thursday night at Los Gatos, 45-21. The match-up was one of the most anticipated dual meets of the entire season. “If we [had] won this dual, we probably would have won leagues in d...

Wrestling routs Wilcox, 58-13

Wrestling routs Wilcox, 58-13

Alan Lamarque
January 21, 2011
Filed under Wrestling

The Palo Alto High School wrestling team blew out the Wilcox Chargers 58-13 Thursday night in Paly’s big gym. Just 18 seconds into his match in the 130 pound weight class, Trent Marshall (‘13) started off for the Vikings with an impressive pin. “It’s happened before,” Marshall said. “I...

Wrestling team defeats Monta Vista, 39-33

Wrestling team defeats Monta Vista, 39-33

Emy Kelty, Marina Foley, and Alan Lamarque
January 12, 2011
Filed under Wrestling

The Paly wrestling team narrowly defeated the Monta Vista Matadors, 39-33, on Tuesday night at Monta Vista. The Paly wrestling team narrowly defeated the Monta Vista Matadors, 39-33, on Tuesday night at Monta Vista. Heading into the dual, the Vikings expected a positive outcome. However, in the e...

Brief: Wrestling crushes Saratoga

Emy Kelty
January 6, 2011
Filed under Wrestling

The Palo Alto High School wrestling team beat out Saratoga High School in the Saratoga Dual meet on Thursday at Saratoga. The Vikings crushed the Saratoga team, winning 10 of the 13 matches. George Keller ('14), Joey Chistopherson ('12), Nick Ortiz ('12), Gary Hohbach ('13), Gunner Felt ('14),...

Paly green. Olympic gold. Fade to black.

Paly green. Olympic gold. Fade to black.

George Brown and Cassie Prioleau, Editors-in-Chief
February 22, 2010
Filed under Features, Wrestling

With the Vancouver Olympics in full swing, fans around the world watch the world's best athletes and pick their heroes. They dream of what it would be like to stand on the podium with a medal around their own neck. But by the time the next Olympic games roll around, many of these heroes are forgotten....

Wrestler Ryan Oshima (’12) has high expectations for his next three years on varsity

Wrestler Ryan Oshima (’12) has high expectations for his next three years on varsity

Mary Albertolle, Editor-in-Chief
December 16, 2009
Filed under Featured Athlete, Profiles, Winter Sports, Wrestling

In most sports, a competitor losing consciousness usually causes uproar. But in the sport judo, Ryan Oshima ('12) regularly hooks his arm under his opponent's to knock him out. Oshima, only a sophomore, excels in both wrestling and judo by blending moves from each of his sports into a unique style....

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