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Boys Water Polo Preview

Boys Water Polo Preview

Nathan Seto, Josh Kasevich, Jason Shorin, and Nathan Ellisen

August 31, 2017


Filed under Preview, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

As the Boys Water Polo season crawls closer and closer, the team is working hard to prepare for the new season. Last year, the team fell to Gunn in a triple-overtime league championship game, thus ending the season in second place. They later lost in the quarterfinals of CCS. After falling s...

Football Preview

Football Preview

Zach Baumgarten, Staff Writer

August 31, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Preview, Top Stories

The young Viking football team looks to rebound from a 4-7 record last season, and rebuild on the progress made with second year head coach Danny Sullivan. The team is brimming with a new sense of confidence, generated from their head coach. “There's no reason why we can't win our League,” head ...

Q & A with Jack Devine

Bryan Look and Quinn Knoblock

November 2, 2016


Filed under Features, Football, Lacrosse - Boys, Profiles

VIKING MAGAZINE: What is playing sports like at a private school compared to a public school? JACK DEVINE:  I haven’t witnessed it firsthand, but from what I’ve heard, I think it’s a bit more of a commitment if you’re playing a private school sport. VM: How so? JD: With Bellarmine Football,...

Lady Vikes tennis triumphs over Los Altos 4-3

Lady Vikes tennis triumphs over Los Altos 4-3

Sabrina, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School girls’ tennis team beat Los Alto 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon in their last regular season match. Throughout the entire season, Los Altos has put up a tough fight against the Vikings and has been some of their toughest competition, but thanks to an excellent team effort, Pa...

The Palo Alto boys varsity water polo team takes down Homestead 16-8

The Palo Alto boys varsity water polo team takes down Homestead 16-8

Haley Chalmers, Photo Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

The Vikings started the game out strong on both offense and defense with a score of 5-0 in the first quarter.   “We were good at executing drives, which lead to good opportunities on offense,”  Tommy Smale (‘17) said. The first half of the game remained consistent with their defense, w...

Lady Vikes’ water polo team falls 11-7 to Mountain View High School on senior night

Quinn Knoblock and Nick Smallwood

October 14, 2016


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

The girls’ water polo team suffered a tough loss on their senior night against the nearby Mountain View High School Spartans. The Vikings started off strong against the Spartans, going up 2-0 with two goals from Sabrina Hall (‘18). Mountain View, however, bounced back with an impressive half co...

Paly girls’ water polo takes care of Fremont High School in a 9-2 victory

Paly girls’ water polo takes care of Fremont High School in a 9-2 victory

Nick Smallwood & Ethan Stern, Staff Writer & News Editor

September 30, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School girls varsity water polo team smothered Fremont High school 9-2 in their home game on Thursday, September 29. The main story of the game was that a plethora of  players on the Paly water polo team helped contribute to the win. Each of the first five goals were scored by a d...

Boys’ water polo dominates Monta Vista 15-3

Boys’ water polo dominates Monta Vista 15-3

Ben Cleasby & Steven Marinkovich, Co-News Editor, Co-Head Columnist & Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories

The Paly boys' water polo team took down Monta Vista comfortably by the score of 15-3. The game started out fast, the Vikings with the edge, getting the score to 4-1 in their favor early on. After their strong start, the Vikings faced an onslaught of Monta Vista shots with Ben Rapperport ('19)...

Girls Tennis loses to Cupertino 4-3

Girls Tennis loses to Cupertino 4-3

Peter Snodgrass and Samantha Guillet, Head Columnists and Design Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

Girls Tennis was narrowly defeated by Cupertino 4-3, despite a hard fought performance from Avanika Narayan (‘17).  After an undefeated start in league play, and an overall record of 10-2, the team was unable to keep their win streak alive.   It should be noted, however, that Cupertino ...

Girls Volleyball Beats Homestead In 3 Sets

Girls Volleyball Beats Homestead In 3 Sets

Ryan Chang & Max Jung-Goldberg, Video Editor & Staff Writers

September 28, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

The lady Vikes continue to dominate as they sweep Homestead in three sets on Tuesday at Gunn High School.   After an exciting first set where the Vikings ended up winning 28-26, they then took control of the match winning set two 25-19 and set three 25-16.  Coach Jekara Wilson was pleased with ...

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