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Paly kicks off league with a 16-8 win over the Los Gatos Wildcats

Paly kicks off league with a 16-8 win over the Los Gatos Wildcats

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor
March 16
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The girls’ lacrosse team kicked off league play with a 16-8 victory over Los Gatos Wednesday night at home. With sharp passing and intense offense the girls The wildcats may have won the opening draw, but Paly quickly stole the ball back and Ellen Goncher (‘18) went on to score the first goal of th...

History in the Making

History in the Making

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor
January 8
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...

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor
May 29
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...

Girls’ water polo secures a win against Los Altos, beating the Eagles 3-2

Girls’ water polo secures a win against Los Altos, beating the Eagles 3-2

Alex Murray and Michael Pappas
October 2
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

The Palo Alto girls’ water polo team pulled off a comeback Thursday afternoon, beating the Los Altos Eagles 3-2. It was a game of two halves for Palo Alto who, after going into halftime down a goal, was able to score 3 goals and secure the victory. With the win, the Lady Vikes moved into third place...

Girls’ varsity water polo coach resigns

Girls’ varsity water polo coach resigns

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
September 26
Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

Former varsity girls' water polo coach Danny Dye resigned following the 8-3 loss to Saratoga this Thursday afternoon. He announced that he was leaving in a team meeting following the game. "I think that Danny is a very compassionate man and I really respect his decision to do what he thought was best...

Coach of the Year 2013: Jamie Nesbitt

Coach of the Year 2013: Jamie Nesbitt

Sammy Solomon, News Editor
May 22
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Features, Lacrosse - Girls, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Just two years after the first varsity girls’ lacrosse team was fielded at Paly, the Lady Vikes triumphed over St. Francis to win the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) Championship, under the guidance of Jamie Nesbitt. Following that impressive season, Nesbitt was promoted from assistant...

Paly softball continues to lose but second half of season looks hopeful

Paly softball continues to lose but second half of season looks hopeful

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer
March 31
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports

The Palo Alto Softball team seems to be on a new stride heading into the second half of the season. During the first half, the team looked strong in their first two games of the season defeating Bulingame 6-3 and prevailing over Terra Nova 9-0. Despite the early victories, the Vikes entered what...

Softball shut down by Homestead 6-2

Softball shut down by Homestead 6-2

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
March 19
Filed under Softball, Top Stories

Paly softball faced Homestead High School on Tuesday afternoon at home for their seventh game of the season, falling 6-2. In the first inning, the Vikings left Homestead’s lineup swinging the bat and making contact, reeling in three runs to start off the game. The Vikings were unable to put any ru...

Softball falls to Los Gatos Wildcats 9-4 at home

Softball falls to Los Gatos Wildcats 9-4 at home

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
March 12
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Softball, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School softball team faced the Los Gatos Wildcats for their fifth regular season game. The Vikings (2-2) lost in a high-scoring game, 9-4. As the Wildcats stepped up to the plate at the top of the first inning, they were able to score seven runs and take the lead. The Lady Vikes ha...

Girls’ water polo loses 9-8 to San Benito in first round of CCS

Girls’ water polo loses 9-8 to San Benito in first round of CCS

Chris Smith, Staff Writer
November 7
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

On Tuesday evening with the season on the line, it was a battle to the bitter end but the Lady Vikes came up short as the Haymakers advanced. Katie Francis (‘15) scored with 23 seconds left in the game to tie it up but the Haymakers came right back to score the game winning goal taking the 9-8 victory. Defense...

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