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Athlete of the Year: Michelle Xie

Athlete of the Year: Michelle Xie

Anna Dukovic, Features Editor
May 28
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Athlete, Features, Paly Athletic Awards, Top Stories

Unlike professionals in many sports, such as gymnastics, athletes usually peak in their twenties; however, the average age of professional golfers is early to mid-thirties and these athletes can continue to play the sport into their retirement. “Golf is a sport you can play until you are old,” ...

Brief: Golf adds another win to record

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
March 19
Filed under Golf – Boys, Spring Sports

At the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course (PA Muni) on Tuesday afternoon, boys' golf clinched its fifth win against Cupertino, 199-194. The team is now 5-0 in league play. Eric Maser ('17) shot two-over par shooting a 36. "We're mainly going to work on our short games as that's generally where the...

Brief: Boys’ golf places second in Salinas Invitational

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under Golf – Boys, Spring Sports

The Paly boys' golf team took to the golf course today down in Salinas in its first tournament of the season. The Vikings placed second, shooting 394 behind Serra High School which shot 377. Henry Gordon ('16) and Patrick Fuery ('14) scored the best for the team, both shooting 76. Captain Alex...

Girls’ golf claims CCS title first time in Paly History

Girls’ golf claims CCS title first time in Paly History

Priscilla Bell
October 29
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories

Paly girls' golf won the Central Coast Section (CCS) tournament this afternoon with a winning score of 391. They beat St. Francis by a close four shots, and Gunn by 21 shots. "I think we did pretty well," captain Michelle Xie ('15) said. "I know that we didn't play our absolute best... but we pulled...

The Sonny side

The Sonny side

Audrey DeBruine
April 26
Filed under Features, Golf – Boys, Profiles, Top Stories

Over 200. That is how many golf balls Paly golf captain Grant Raffel (‘13) estimates that he has in his bedroom at home. One-hundred six of them are displayed on the walls, one from every course he has ever played including favorites California Golf Club and Eagle Bend. Fifteen are labeled with...

Brief: In close match, Paly golf squeaks by Gunn 196-201

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
March 25
Filed under Golf – Boys

The Paly golf team extended its undefeated record to 8-0 with a narrow win over the Gunn High School Titans at the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course this afternoon. John Knowles (‘15) shot the low round for Paly with a 38. Grant Raffel (‘13), Alex Hwang (‘15), Sam Niethammer (‘14) and Patrick ...

Paly golf defeats Cupertino 198 to 217 in league play

John Dickerson, Jacob Lauing
March 22
Filed under Golf – Boys, Spring Sports

The Palo Alto Varsity golf team beat Cupertino, 198-217, at Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course today. This match was the second Vikings' victory of the week, after having previously defeated Los Altos. Sam Niethammer ('13) shot Palo Alto's lowest score with a 38. "Today was one of our off days as...

Paly Golf continues impressive season with 191-208 victory over Los Altos

Jacob Lauing, Managing Editor/Business Manager
March 20
Filed under Golf – Boys

The Palo Alto Varsity golf team beat Los Altos, 191-208, at Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course today. This match marked the Vikings' second victory against Los Altos, having beat the Eagles 195-225 in their first meeting. Grant Raffel ('13) shot Palo Alto's lowest score with a 34. "Grant played very...

Tiger Woods: Hero or Villain?

John Dickerson and Charlie Kelsey
February 28
Filed under Staff

Eldrick Tont Woods, more commonly known as ‘Tiger’, was, until Nov. 25 of last year, on top of the world. With 14 Professional Major Golf Championships under his belt, a feat that stands second only to Jack Nicklaus, and numerous other tournament wins to couple a myriad of golfing records, he ...

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