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Boys’ water polo triumphs over Mountain View 7-5 in second round of SCVAL

Boys’ water polo triumphs over Mountain View 7-5 in second round of SCVAL

Zoe Bhargava and Paige Bara

November 9, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

Paly boys’ water polo defeated the Mountain View Spartans 7-5 on Friday at home in the second round of the SCVAL tournament. Late in the season, the Vikings have found the experience from each game has helped them become a strong team leading into this league tournament. “The more games we...

Boys’ water polo beats Lynbrook 11-8 in first round of SCVAL tournament

Boys’ water polo beats Lynbrook 11-8 in first round of SCVAL tournament

Zoe Bhargava and Paige Bara

November 7, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

The Paly boys’ water polo team took on the Lynbrook Vikings in the first round of the SCVAL tournament, winning the game 11-8 in their home pool. Coach Brandon Johnson voiced his approval of his team’s performance. “It was good, I thought we played really well,” Johnson said. “We knew...

Boys’ water polo dominates against Monta Vista 14-7 on Senior Night

Boys’ water polo dominates against Monta Vista 14-7 on Senior Night

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer

October 25, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

The Palo Alto boys’ water polo team defeated the Monta Vista Matadors 14-7 on Paly's Senior Night this Thursday, Oct. 24 under the Paly pool lights. Coach Brandon Johnson was pleased with the eleven seniors’ last home league game of the regular season. “We tried to make the seniors play as much ...

Boys’ water polo overtakes Los Gatos 14-3

Boys’ water polo overtakes Los Gatos 14-3

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer

October 18, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

  Palo Alto boy’s water polo team defeated the Los Gatos Wildcats 14-3 at home on Thursday, October 17th. Captain Ethan Look (’14) was pleased with his team’s performance and their win. “We played a great game, we came out and we played hard and that’s what counts,” Look said. The ...

Boys’ water polo triumphs over Lynbrook 14-10

Boys’ water polo triumphs over Lynbrook 14-10

Paige Bara and Clara Harrington

October 16, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

This Tuesday afternoon Boys’ water polo triumphed against the Lynbrook Vikings, 14-10. As Paly continues on with leagues, they are preparing for upcoming games as well as CCS. “We beat [Lynbrook] by a lot the first time in leagues, so I was hoping we would come out and do the same thing,” Kia...

Boys’ water polo breaks five year losing streak to Los Altos

Boys’ water polo breaks five year losing streak to Los Altos

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer

October 8, 2013


Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

  The Vikings dominated  the Los Altos Eagles at home on Tuesday afternoon, winning 9-5. Coach Brandon Johnson was pleased with the team’s win against the Eagles. “It gives us a little confidence," Johnson said. "I think Los Altos beat us twice last year, so we definitely wanted to come ...

Indecent Exposure: Swimsuit Edition

Indecent Exposure: Swimsuit Edition

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013


Filed under Columns, Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys, Water Polo - Girls

Let’s be honest. It isn’t very often that you see a water polo player, swimmer, or diver not walking around in their revealing attire at practice. It’s simple: these sports have made us increasingly comfortable with fewer clothes on. Commonly known as a “deck change”, more and more aquatic...

Boys’ Water Polo wins physical OT thriller against Mountain View, 9-8

Boys’ Water Polo wins physical OT thriller against Mountain View, 9-8

Alex Murray, Staff Writer

September 26, 2013


Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

Paly (2-1) edge Mountain View (2-0) in a thrilling overtime victory. It was a close game that was dominated by physical play, but coach Brandon Johnson said afterwards that his players were not affected. “We tried to make [Mountain View] play to our game,” Johnson said. “We don’t try to ch...

Paly boys’ water polo triumphs over Mitty Monarchs, 25-13

Paly boys’ water polo triumphs over Mitty Monarchs, 25-13

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer

August 31, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

  The Paly boys’ water polo team defeated the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs, 25-13, in the team’s first non-league scrimmage of the year this afternoon at Palo Alto. "It just kind of showed where we're at right now," Paly head coach Brandon Johnson said. "We only had about two weeks of p...

Boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 14-6 in first round of CCS

Boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 14-6 in first round of CCS

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer

November 7, 2012


Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

On a chilly November evening under the home lights at Nort Thorton Memorial Pool, the Paly boys’ water polo team dominated Los Gatos High School 14-6  in the first round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoff tournament. The eighth-seeded Vikings knocked the ninth-seeded Wildcats out of the playoffs...

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