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Girls Water Polo Defeats Homestead 11-7 in First League Game of the Season

Annika Shah and Sanaz Ebrahimi

September 16, 2019

The Vikings setting up their offense with Sophie Kadifa ('21) at the top. As the final buzzer went off and the team ended their huddle with a “Sko Vikes”, the Paly Girls Water Polo team celebrated the win of their first league game this Thursday, with a high scoring show out against Homestead...

Girls Volleyball Close Out Win in First SCVAL Matchup

Girls Volleyball Close Out Win in First SCVAL Matchup

Sofia Bliss-Carrascosa, Staff Writer

September 14, 2019

Three-time reigning SCVAL champions, the Girls Volleyball team walked onto the court today with the intention of proving their strength as a team. Their goal was clear, to bounce back from the loss they had suffered against St Francis earlier this week.   They did exactly this, surpassing Mountain V...

Girl’s Tennis Sweeps Castilleja 7-0

Vijay Homan and Annika Shah

September 14, 2019

The girl's tennis team swept Castilleja today, 7-0 in their third preseason match of the season thanks to star performances from several players. The match was headlined by Anya Yakimenko (21’) and Rachel Owens (21’) each beating their respective opponents 6-0 in straight sets. “I think w...

Boys Water Polo Defeats Homestead in League Openers

Boys Water Polo Defeats Homestead in League Openers

Sophie Kadifa and Hana Erickson

September 13, 2019

In their first league game of the season, the boys water polo team defeated Homestead High School 12-7. The game started off strong for the Vikings with an outside shot from Nick Hoffs (‘22) in the first 30 seconds of the game. Their momentum continued throughout the first quarter with strong bloc...

Football routs Overfelt 47-8

Football routs Overfelt 47-8

Justin Byer, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

After a season opening loss to Saint Ignatius, Paly was drilled in, ready for their home opener against Overfelt (San Jose, CA). The Vikings came out strong leading at the end of the first quarter 13-0. They kept the momentum going into the second quarter scoring 20 more points and only giving up 8 en...

Girls Field Hockey Dominates Against Wilcox 11-0

Girls Field Hockey Dominates Against Wilcox 11-0

Tina Lagerblad and Hayden Jung-Goldberg

September 11, 2019

In the fourth game of their season, the Girls Varsity Field Hockey team shows continued promise for a strong season, ending their game against fierce competitor Wilcox High School with an astounding score of 11-0. Having worked tirelessly to train a team of athletes, many of which have never playe...

Cross Country 2019 Season Preview

Cross Country 2019 Season Preview

Sofie Vogel and Ryan Bara

September 3, 2019

The Warriors couldn't do it. The Heat couldn't do it. Can the Paly cross country team do it? A three-peat is considered one of the most impressive achievements in sports, yet few have been able to reach that milestone – or perhaps for that exact reason. The Palo Alto Cross Country team aims to domi...

Boys Water Polo 2019 Season Preview

Boys Water Polo 2019 Season Preview

James Fetter, Liam Nagesh, Sophie Kadifa, Tyler Stoen, and Hana Erickson

September 2, 2019

Despite a number of ejections in the final minutes, the 2018 Paly boys water polo team held off rivals Los Altos to claim their first-ever CCS title. Seconds later, coaches and players were jumping into the pool in celebration, unable to contain their excitement. Months later, questions loom large ove...

Football 2019 Season Preview

Football 2019 Season Preview

Justin Byer, Matthew Marzano, Ya'el Sarig, Sam Cleasby, and Will DeAndre

September 2, 2019

Dominating in the season prior, the Vikings look to add to their success and overcome the challenge of replacing their star quarterback, Jackson Chryst (‘19). Last season, the Vikings finished with an outstanding record of 10-2, including a win against state champions, McClymonds. The team’s season...

Girls Tennis 2019 Season Preview

Girls Tennis 2019 Season Preview

Vijay Homan, Ella Jones, and Luke Thieman

September 2, 2019

4-star recruit Maddie Page was the superstar for the girls varsity tennis team—despite being only a sophomore—for the 2018 season, carrying her team to the way to the CCS semifinals, to a huge upset over the No. 1 overall seed. As the 2019 team seeks to build upon this success, they are out prac...

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