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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...

Girls Water Polo 2019 Season Preview

Girls Water Polo 2019 Season Preview

Annika Shah and Jackson Bundy

September 2, 2019

With the fall season closing in, the Palo Alto girls water polo team has been working harder and harder every day to develop their team to see how they can surpass the outcome from last season. Other than the four graduates the Vikings lost, the team will have most of their full starting lineup re...

Girls Varsity Field Hockey 2019 Preseason

Girls Varsity Field Hockey 2019 Preseason

Jack Elarde, Jenna Hickey, Hayden Jung-Goldberg, and Joseph Passarello

August 29, 2019

As the whistle sounded on September 11, 2018, the Girls Varsity Field Hockey team celebrated winning their first season opener as a Paly sport. However, this triumph was short-lived as they went on to win only one more game for the entire season. Though only winning two games, the team often lost by close marg...

Girls Varsity Tennis Beats Castilleja 7-0

Girls Varsity Tennis Beats Castilleja 7-0

Vijay Homan and Liam Nagesh

August 29, 2019

The girls tennis team swept Castilleja today, ending 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) who each beat their respective opponents 6-0 in straight sets. “I think...

Girls Volleyball Team Prepares for 2019 Season

Girls Volleyball Team Prepares for 2019 Season

Sofia Bliss-Carrascosa, Victoria Soulodre, Elif Turgut, and Adar Shwarzbach

August 29, 2019

There was a heavy weight on the girls’ shoulders as they walked off the court against Buchanan High School when they realized their season was over. No one expected to see the team bounce back on the bus ride home the way they did.  Even coming off of hard losses in both CCS and Norcal, the Girls...

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