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Practices Begin Anew at Paly

David Gormley, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

On Friday, a CCS committee decided to allow high school teams to return to practice, and while squads are still forced to physically distance, the move has brought joy and rhythm to the lives of Paly athletes....

The Return of Paly Athletics

The Return of Paly Athletics

While online learning has stripped Paly of its spirit, culture, and student life, after-school practices at Paly have brought the light back onto campus. The return has not been easy. The pandemic has challenged athletes with reduced practice time and limiting restrictions, but even if cheerful shouts of encouragement are muffled by a mask and six feet of distance, the sense of joy is undeniable. Editors Note: This story was written and researched prior to Santa Clara county reentering the purple tier on Nov. 17, which prompted school officials to suspend both indoor and outdoor workouts. Hopefully our athletes can get back to training soon.
David Gormley, Anika Chang, Hailey Beck, and Liam Nagesh December 4, 2020

Fall sports often serve as a gateway for incoming freshmen into the Paly community, but never have they been more vital in integrating new students into school life than in 2020. Traditionally, the...

BREAKING NEWS: Outdoor Workouts Suspended

BREAKING NEWS: Outdoor Workouts Suspended

Sophie Kadifa, Editor in Chief November 18, 2020

The Paly Season 1 Athletics Meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled to 12/9 at 7:30pm and all outdoor workouts are suspended starting 11/18.  According to a statement released...

Viking Tries Fantasy Football

Viking Tries Fantasy Football

Jackson Bundy, Adar Schwarzbach, and Jack Elarde October 14, 2020

For those who don’t know how fantasy works, each team consists of players that they draft or pick up off the waivers. Every week each team plays another team comparing the stats of the whole team. For...

Comeback Player

Comeback Player

Alex Smith went from being one of the most respected quarterbacks in the NFL to a tragic player following a gruesome injury that nearly took his life. Not many would recover, nonetheless play again, but Smith doesn't play with doubts.
Ryan Leong and Roei Ziv October 14, 2020

It was a gloomy day in Landover, Maryland where the then Washington Redskins are set to take on the Houston Texans in a crucial mid season game. The date is November 18th, 2018. It is 3rd & 9 from...

Tom Brady

Talk about the end of an era

Josh Lai and Jackson Bundy June 2, 2020

Dynasties often rise and fall, either due to players leaving, poor management, or newer, fresher teams on the come up. Such seems to be the case for the New England Patriots. With the departure of future...

Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect

Jackson Bundy, Matthew Marzano, and Will DeAndre February 20, 2020

Tuck Rule Everybody knows the Tuck Rule play: young Tom Brady trying to lead a drive down the field to tie the game against the Raiders in the divisional round of the 2002 playoffs. As soon as the play...

> Athlete: Giving Players a Chance to be More

> Athlete: Giving Players a Chance to be More

With California being the first state to pass a bill that allows college athletes to get paid with regulations, Stanford football hosts their first ever camp run by the athletes themselves. Their first camp, held at Hillview Middle School, had a huge show out of young athletes who look up to these players at the collegiate level.
Ya'el Sarig, Annika Shah, and Ella Jones February 20, 2020

“The arms will take you; the arms will set you free!” Treyjohn Butler says, cupping his hands around an imaginary football as young players individually sprint out at him. Ten feet in they make a sharp...

Students of The Game

Students of The Game

Behind every touchdown catch or third-down stop, there is a level of mental preparation that fans don't see. Many people believe that physical practice is the most prominent cause for on-field success, but one of the most important aspects of preparation takes place not on the field, but in front of a screen. Watching film is instrumental in team improvement, and can give players who watch-students of the game-a competitive edge.
Jenna Hickey, Adar Schwarzbach, and Luke Thieman November 12, 2019

On Tuesday afternoons during the fall sports season, the Paly football field, normally the site of an intense football practice with focused coaches, sweating players, high-level competition, and hard...

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