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Boys’ basketball season ends in disappointing 2nd round CCS loss to Santa Teresa

Boys’ basketball season ends in disappointing 2nd round CCS loss to Santa Teresa

Maddy Atwater and Isaac Kasevich
February 26
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Paly Athletic Awards, Photography, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto Varsity boy’s basketball team’s season ended Thursday night after a 69-60 loss to Santa Teresa High School (San Jose, Calif.) in the 2nd round of the Central Coast Section Division 1 playoffs. Santa Teresa dominated the game from the start, thanks in large part to exceptional deep-ball...

Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer
February 8
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Featured Athlete, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Boys’ basketball protected their own court in their senior night game against cross town rival Gunn High School with a 17 point win 71-54. The graduating seniors, Corey Bicknell (‘15), Alex Dees (‘15), Kevin Mullin (‘15) and Jonny Rojahn (‘15) stepped up despite the contest not being a league...

Boys’ basketball falls to the Homestead Mustangs 58-43

Boys’ basketball falls to the Homestead Mustangs 58-43

Gillian Chryst and Zoe Bhargava
January 24
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The boys’ basketball team kicked off Friday night with a big audience in the Paly gym as they faced the Homestead Mustangs. The Vikings fell to the Mustangs 58-43, making the game was the team’s first league loss. The Vikings were five for 28 from the three-point line and were disappointed in their...

Boys’ basketball clinches 54-52 win on senior night

Boys’ basketball clinches 54-52 win on senior night

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Vikings secured a close win Friday night against the Los Gatos Wildcats 54-52. Paly honored its four seniors Matt Fogarty (’14), Keesean Johnson (’14), Noah Phillips (’14) and Clark Schmutz (’14) as apart of its senior night ceremony. “It was very exciting being senior night, especially...

Boys’ basketball tops Mountain View 47-35

Boys’ basketball tops Mountain View 47-35

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Friday night, the boys’ basketball team defeated the Mountain View Spartans 47-35 after a hard fought battle. The Vikings were led by point guard Kevin Mullin (‘15) who had 28 points during the game. “[The team] was led by Kevin Mullin with 28 points,” coach Erik Olah said. “[His performance...

The triple threat

The triple threat

Megan Valencia, Staff Writer
February 12
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Featured Athlete, Profiles

In high school basketball, a 3-point shooter stands 19 feet, 9 inches from the basket. Kevin Mullin (‘15) has no trouble with this distance, as he has the highest overall point count and greatest number of successful 3-pointers on the Paly varsity team. Though statistics represent the measurable athletic...

Boys’ basketball upsets Los Altos, 55-51

Boys’ basketball upsets Los Altos, 55-51

Sheila Subramanian and Gillian Chryst
February 6
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The boys’ basketball team won victory over the undefeated Los Altos Eagles on Wednesday night to advance to an overall league record of 5-2. “I thought that was the best we played all season especially on the defensive end. We got a ton of stops especially in the 4th quarter,” shooting guard ...

Boys’ basketball defeats Milpitas 66-56

Boys’ basketball defeats Milpitas 66-56

Zoe Bhargava and Maddie Kinnaman
January 11
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

On Friday night the boys’ basketball team dominated the Milpitas Trojans in the Vikings second league game of the season. The first quarter started off fast for the Vikings with Clark Schmutz (‘14) scoring a deep three pointer in transition off of a Milpitas turnover. Milpitas countered scoring...

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