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Boys’ tennis splits two matches against Cupertino

Boys’ tennis splits two matches against Cupertino

Lauren Koyama, Staff Writer
March 19
Filed under Tennis - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School boy’s tennis team won one out of two matches against Cupertino High School at home on Thursday, March 17th. The boys played two matches to make up for one that was rained out earlier in the season. Both of the teams agreed to do both matches on the same day, instead of h...

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...

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...

Boys’ Basketball falls to Gunn 72-59

Lauren Koyama and Skylar Burris
January 30
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team (12-7, 3-4) fell to cross-town rival Gunn High School (13-1, 4-1) 72-57 last Friday on Quad Night at Gunn High School. This was the first loss the boys basketball team has had to Gunn since 2009. The Vikings’ started off the game slow, letting the...

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...

Curling iron

Curling iron

Maddy Atwater and Ethan Stern
December 8
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Columns, Photography, Top Stories, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Many high school male athletes lift weights and work out on a very consistent basis for sports training, getting stronger, or even building muscle. You can walk into pretty much any high school weight room and see a male student working out, but you typically will not find a girl in the area. With female...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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