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Paly boys’ water polo stomps Pioneer 14-4 in first round of CCS playoffs

November 9, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Water Polo - Boys

The Palo Alto High School’s boys’ water polo team (16-12 overall, 9-3 in league) defeated Pioneer 14-4 in the first round of Central Coast Sectionals (CCS) playoffs on Nov. 8th, an outcome that did not surprise Scott Kaubish, Pioneer’s head coach. “[Our expectations coming into the game] were pretty ...

Paly varsity boys’ water polo falls to rival Gunn 3-5

Paly varsity boys’ water polo falls to rival Gunn 3-5

Sapir Forenzar and Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writer

October 26, 2011


Filed under Water Polo - Boys

Palo Alto High School’s boys’ water polo team fell to rival Gunn High School 3-5 on Senior Night, Thursday Oct. 25 at a home. The Vikings got off to a good start when co-captain Peter Rockhold (‘12) scored the first goal with four minutes remaining in the first quarter. Gunn was quick to answer Rockhold’s ...

Boys’ water polo falls to Menlo-Atherton 7-9

Emma Beckstrom and Michael Strong, Staff Writers

October 11, 2011


Filed under Water Polo - Boys

The Palo Alto High School varsity boys' water polo team fell to Menlo-Atherton 7-9 in an exhibition game on Friday, Oct. 7 at home. Menlo-Atherton controlled the Vikings for most of the game. Bret Pinsker (‘13) blames the loss on insufficient defense and careless mistakes. “We gave them way too many ...

Paly boy’s water polo thrashes Homestead 22-1

Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writer

October 10, 2011


Filed under Water Polo - Boys

Palo Alto High School varsity boys’ water polo team (5-1 in league) crushed Homestead High School (0-3) 22-1 on Oct. 4. The Vikings had a strong start, pulling their starters in the first quarter with a lead of 4-0. “[Our lead] allowed other players to get experience,” co-captain Peter Rock...

Paly boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 13-4

Paly boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 13-4

Sammy Solomon and Michael Strong, Staff Writers

October 6, 2011


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

The Palo Alto High School boys' water polo team (6-1 league) defeated the Los Gatos Wildcats 13-4 on Oct. 6th. Bret Pinsker ('13) scored the first goal of the game, breaking through two Wildcat defenders. But Los Gatos was quick to respond with a goal tying up the score at one all. The Vikings secured an early lead with goals from Quinn Rockwell ('13) and Pinsker, bring...

Boys varsity water polo falls to rival Los Altos 9-8

Boys varsity water polo falls to rival Los Altos 9-8

Sammy Solomon and Michael Strong, Staff Writers

September 28, 2011


Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

The Palo Alto High School’s varsity boys’ water polo team lost to rival Los Altos 9-8, for its first loss of the season. Paly got off to a quick start, with a goal from Will Conner (‘14), but, the Eagles of Los Altos came right back with two goals by Matthew Orton (‘12) to give Los Altos a...

Boys’ water polo defeats Mountain View 7-6

Boys’ water polo defeats Mountain View 7-6

Michael Strong and Mira Ahmad, Staff Writer and Managing Editor

September 15, 2011


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

This Wednesday at Palo Alto High School the varsity boys' water polo team defeated the Mountain View Spartans 7-6. The Spartans got off to just the start they were looking for, with Aaron Lim ('12) scoring the first goal of the night off of a five-meter shot. The rest of the quarter seemed to ...

Boys’ Varsity Water Polo Fall Preview

Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writer

September 12, 2011


Filed under Water Polo - Boys

After finishing fourth in league last fall and losing four seniors, the Palo Alto Varsity Boys' water polo team hopes to be even more successful this season. "My own goal and the team's goal is to win leagues and to advance farther than we did last year in CCS (Central Coast Section)," Quinn Rockwell ...

Profile: Freshmen waterpolo player Nelson Perla-Ward

Sphir Frozenfar, Staff Writer

September 11, 2011


Filed under Profiles, Water Polo - Boys

Every year a new group of young athletes walk into Palo Alto High School, aspiring to prove their athletic talent in tryouts for various Paly teams.  Fresh out of Jordan Middle School, Nelson Perla-Ward (16’) is one of those kids.  He stepped  into high school and has already become the new addition...

Boys’ water polo defeats Gunn High School, 10-5

Marina Foley, Staff Writer

March 24, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys

The Palo Alto High School varsity boys’ water polo team defeated Gunn High School 10-5 Thursday night in Paly's pool, winning its 10th game of league play. Big crowds showed up with signs and flowers Thursday night for Senior Night. To make the game even more interesting, it was against Paly’s...

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