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Brief: boys’ water polo team falls to Mountain View, 10-8

AnneMarie Drez, Staff Writer

September 18, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys

The boys' varsity water polo team fell to Mountain View High School in a close game, 10-8 this Tuesday at Mountain View. The two teams were neck and neck for all four quarters, with the Spartan's continuously holding a narrow lead against Paly. In the 4th quarter, the Vikings were down 8-9,...

Boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 12-7

Boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 12-7

Julia Saul, Staff Writer

September 13, 2012


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

The Paly varsity boys' water polo team (2-0-0, 2-0-0) overpowered Los Gatos on Thursday afternoon at the Palo Alto High School pool. The Vikings started strong by winning the sprint and quickly powering down the length of the pool. Nolan Perla-Ward (‘13) set the tone early in the game by scoring...

Boys’ water polo defeats Homestead High School 11-4

Boys’ water polo defeats Homestead High School 11-4

Nora Rosati, Audrey DeBruine, Editor-in-Chief, Staff Writer

September 11, 2012


Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

The Palo Alto High School varsity boys’ water polo team triumphed over Homestead High School 11-4 in its first league game of the season on Tuesday under the Paly pool deck lights. The Vikings entered the pool on a dominant note, with captains Bret Pinsker (‘13) and Quinn Rockwell (‘13) scorin...

Palo Alto boys’ water polo searches for new coach

Palo Alto boys’ water polo searches for new coach

Emma Beckstrom and Jonny Glazier, Staff Writers

December 16, 2011


Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

Palo Alto High School's athletic director Earl Hansen is currently accepting applications for coaching postions for both the varsity and junior varsity boys' water polo teams. It was announced Mon. Nov. 21 that neither head Coach Giovanni Napolitano nor the rest of the coaching staff will be returnin...

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...

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