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Swimming snags win over Monta Vista

Swimming snags win over Monta Vista

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
April 26
Filed under Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

Both boys' and girls' swimming recaptured their season momentum beating Monta Vista 90-79 and 123-63, respectively. After a disappointing loss to cross-town rival Gunn last week that ended their season-long winning streak, the girls got right back on track, securing their last win with the largest...

Swimming defeats Menlo 126.5-46.5

Swimming defeats Menlo 126.5-46.5

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor
February 28
Filed under Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

Palo Alto High School swimming dominated Menlo 126.5-46.5 in a dual meet with strong finishes by both the JV and varsity teams. The Vikings had some events, like the varsity girls’200 medley relay and the JV girls’ 500 free to themselves, and others in which Paly’s athletes greatly outnumbered Men...

Brief: girls’ water polo falls to Leland in second round of CCS

Annie Susco, Staff Writer
November 14
Filed under Fall Sports, Water Polo - Girls

Palo Alto High School girls’ water polo fell to Leland High School 12-6 on Saturday, Nov. 12 in the second round of the Central Coast Section playoffs. Paly’s defense was no match for Leland’s speed on the counter attack. In just the first quarter Paly trailed 5-1; their only goal was scored...

Shaving In Sports

Shaving In Sports

Scotty Bara and Sapir Frozenfar, Staff Writers
October 10
Filed under Features, Swimming - Boys

To shave or not to shave? That is the real question. The physics behind shaving suggest that the drag is decreased. Can shaving really increase the speed of a swimmer? Athletes are concerned with improving their game anyway they can. With all the training, could shaving really be the secret for success? In...

Paly girls’ water polo defeats Castilleja 12-2

Nina Kelty, Staff Writer
September 22
Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

Palo Alto High School’s girls’ water polo team upset local rival Castilleja High School 12-2 at home on Wednesday, September 21. All four quarters the Lady Vikes won possession of the starting sprint.  Emma Wolfe (’14) scored her first of two goals 30 seconds into the game. Wolfe’s go...

Column: Head Games

Column: Head Games

Shannon Scheel, Staff Writer
August 28
Filed under Columns, Shannon Says, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

I walk out onto the quad, parting the early morning mist with each of my awkwardly swaggering steps. My eyes have the powers of Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern due to the fact that the camo jacket I’m sporting highlights their vibrant hue. Faces of all shapes and sizes observe the spectacle of my no...

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