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Paly’s Baseball team crushed Saratoga at home on Wednesday with a final score of 10-1

Paly’s Baseball team crushed Saratoga at home on Wednesday with a final score of 10-1

Samantha Guillet, Design Editor
April 21
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Neither team scored in the first inning. However, in the second inning, Justin Hull ('16) was walked and was able to steal second base when Lawrence Han (‘16) got up to bat. Han hit a single down center field, giving Hull the opportunity to run home. Another run was made when Riley Schoeben ('16) ...

Softball wins in come-from-behind fashion over Fremont 10-6

Softball wins in come-from-behind fashion over Fremont 10-6

Bryan Look, Business Manager
April 21
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Fremont jumped out to an early lead over Paly, scoring four runs in the top of the first inning on three hits and three walks off of Vikings’ starter Fabiana Teofan (‘19).   After that, the Firebirds kept the 4-0 lead for two innings until the Vikings scratched across a run scored by Jesse K...

Baseball loses up-and-down game to Los Gatos 7-4

Baseball loses up-and-down game to Los Gatos 7-4

Bryan Look, Staff writer
April 16
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Los Gatos got on the board early in the top of the first, off of Vikings’ starter Alec Olmstead (‘16). The Vikings were retired quietly in the bottom half of the inning, and the Wildcats tacked on another run in the top half of the second.   Paly answered in the bottom half of the second and...

Vikings Baseball Drops a Close One to the Los Altos Eagles 1-0

Vikings Baseball Drops a Close One to the Los Altos Eagles 1-0

March 30
Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

Despite a strong defensive effort led by pitcher Justin Hull (‘16), who had six strikeouts and pitched a complete game, the Vikings fell short of the Los Altos Eagles 1-0 in today’s matchup. Both teams started slow on the bats, but the Eagles quickly changed that. In the second inning Los Altos ...

The RUSH

The RUSH

Maddy Atwater and Quinn Knoblock
February 18
Filed under Features, Pro Sports, Top Stories

You’ve heard awe-inspiring stories of mothers lifting cars to save their trapped children and people cliff jumping into dangerous waters, which sounds absolutely crazy, but it’s all due to a little rush of a simple hormone. Yes, a little hormone that can give superhuman strength and trigger our fight...

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...

Vikings fall to Los Gatos 42-20 in Homecoming Game

Vikings fall to Los Gatos 42-20 in Homecoming Game

Lauren Koyama
October 25
Filed under Football, Top Stories

After a slow start, the Palo Alto Vikings fall to the Los Gatos Wildcats during the Homecoming game this Friday 42-20. The Vikings suffered a rough start after the Wildcats scored just 21 seconds into the first quarter, gaining the lead 7-0. After the Vikings returned the ball, Paul Jackson III (‘18)...

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Maddy Atwater and Lauren Koyama
October 20
Filed under Football

Seven years ago, D.J. Shelton (‘08) was the only male on the Palo Alto High School cheer squad. Seven years ago, Shelton was the victim of daily verbal abuse, from being called a quitter because he no longer played football to being labeled as a homosexual or a pervert. However, seven years ago, Shelton...

Paly Girls Water Polo Defeat Lynbrook in League Opener, 9-3

Paly Girls Water Polo Defeat Lynbrook in League Opener, 9-3

Ben Cleasby and Ethan Stern
September 16
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

Palys girls water polo team triumphed over Lynbrook 9-3 in their first league home game held at Gunn High School. Paly started the game off with strong defensive play by holding Lynbrook to two goals at the half. The offense was led by Gigi Rojahn (‘16) who had three goals giving the team a 4-2...

The Vikings fell short of the San Benito Haybalers 49-34

The Vikings fell short of the San Benito Haybalers 49-34

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor
September 12
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories

Taking the field after a hyped-up home opener, the Vikings battled against the San benito Haybalers, but were eventually defeated 49-34. After a depressing 33-0 loss in last years matchup, the team showed solid improvement and exceptional energy in tonight’s game. Just under ten minutes into the...

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