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Softball falls 4-2 to Santa Clara on senior day

Softball falls 4-2 to Santa Clara on senior day

Steven Marinkovich, Editor-in-Chief
May 3
Filed under Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Paly softball team fell to Santa Clara 4-2 in extra innings on senior day. The game started out slow with only one runner in scoring position through the first two innings. That came for Santa Clara in the top of the second after a single and a stolen base. Despite that, they couldn’t knock 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...

Softball crushes Silver Creek 13-1

Softball crushes Silver Creek 13-1

Priscilla Bell, Features Editor
March 9
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

In its fifth game of the season, softball lit up the field on Monday afternoon. Silver Creek came out strong with a lead-off double in the first inning. Natalie Snyder ('16) caught a ball in deep left field for a fly out, however second double to put Silver Head ahead 1-0. The Vikings wouldn't let...

Coach of the Year: Bill Laskey

Coach of the Year: Bill Laskey

Paul Bienaimé, Multimedia Editor
May 28
Filed under Features, Paly Athletic Awards, Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

After ending the 2013 season with a league record of 0-12 and an overall record of 3-22, Paly softball welcomed a new coach to kick off Paly’s 2014 season. Coach Bill Laskey took over George Marshall’s position. Major League Baseball veteran Bill Laskey pitched professionally in the 1980’s after...

Softball suffers close loss to Sacred Heart Cathedral

Softball suffers close loss to Sacred Heart Cathedral

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
April 17
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

On Thursday afternoon, Paly softball dropped a close game to Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory from San Francisco, 4-3. "I feel like we're so much better than we played," Emma Noroian ('14) said. "We're struggling with hitting. We all hit really well in practice, but then transferring that to the...

Softball inches by Woodside, 3-2

Softball inches by Woodside, 3-2

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
March 14
Filed under Softball, Top Stories

Paly girls' softball pulled a win over Woodside 3-2 on Thursday afternoon. Strong pitching by starting pitcher Julia Saul ('14) was a key component to the Lady Vikes victory. The Vikings showed signs of a firm defense in the first inning, with catches in the outfield by Casey Glassford ('15) and...

Softball triumphs over Mercy, 10-2

Softball triumphs over Mercy, 10-2

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer
February 27
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Palo Alto softball team defeated the Mercy Crusaders on Thursday, February 27 at home. This was the Vikings’ second win of the season. The Vikings’ started the game off slow but improved throughout the course of the game. “We started out slow, but you know with a little prodding we got bac...

Softball defeats South San Francisco 8-2 in season opener

Softball defeats South San Francisco 8-2 in season opener

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under Softball, Top Stories

The Paly softball team opened the season with a 8-2 win over South San Francisco on Monday afternoon. The Vikings (1-0) were led by pitcher Julia Saul (‘14) and catcher Maddie Martinson (‘16). Saul pitched a complete game, allowing just two runs, striking out ten, while Martinson had two singles, a ...

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...

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