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Volleyball wins their first CCS game in three sets against Sequoia

Volleyball wins their first CCS game in three sets against Sequoia

Ryan Chang and Christian Rider

November 12, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

In the first round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) tournament, the Paly volleyball team beat Sequoia High School in three sets. The first set was neck and neck between the two squads at 3-3. The tie was broken by the Vikings who went on a 9-2 streak. A Fiona Green ace from service lead to a 25-14...

Girls Volleyball Lose In 5 Sets To Los Gatos On Senior Night

Girls Volleyball Lose In 5 Sets To Los Gatos On Senior Night

Ryan Chang and Jamie Cullen

November 4, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

Palo Alto volleyball faced the Los Gatos Wildcats on senior night. The Vikings lost a nail biter after five sets. The Vikings started slow, losing the first set 25-16 and losing the second set 25-21. The Vikings came back strong in the next set getting a 15-8 lead. They eventually won the third set...

Girls Volleyball Defeats Rival Gunn Titans

Girls Volleyball Defeats Rival Gunn Titans

Peter Snodgrass and Christian Rider

October 29, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Lady Viking sweeps rival Gunn in three straight sets, from an outstanding performance by Chelsea Fan (‘18).  The Lady Vikes dominated the first set 25-12 with Fiona Green (‘17), Claire Dennis (‘16,) and Chelsea Fan, each contributing multiple kills in the set. In the second set, the Vikings...

Volleyball rolls over league rival Saratoga

Ryan Chang and Jamie Cullen

October 27, 2015


Filed under Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto Volleyball team faced off against the Saratoga Falcons Tuesday night in a league matchup. The Vikings won in three sets. Katie Passarello ('17) was happy with the overall performance and the quick victory. “I think we did a good job shutting them out in three." Passarello said....

Vikings fall to Los Gatos 42-20 in Homecoming Game

Vikings fall to Los Gatos 42-20 in Homecoming Game

Lauren Koyama

October 25, 2015


Filed under Football, Top Stories

After a slow start, the Palo Alto Vikings fall to the Los Gatos Wildcats during the Homecoming game this Friday 42-20. The Vikings suffered a rough start after the Wildcats scored just 21 seconds into the first quarter, gaining the lead 7-0. After the Vikings returned the ball, Paul Jackson III (‘18)...

Volleyball bested by Los Altos in four sets in annual Dig Pink matchup

Volleyball bested by Los Altos in four sets in annual Dig Pink matchup

Kylie Callan and Jamie Cullen

October 20, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

Palo Alto volleyball faced the Los Altos Eagles Tuesday night at the annual Dig Pink game in support of breast cancer awareness. The Vikings lost in four sets. Cassandra Fong (‘17) was satisfied with the team’s performance despite the end result. “I think we played well, I think we could’ve...

Boys’ Water Polo falls to Monta Vista 11-10 on senior night

Boys’ Water Polo falls to Monta Vista 11-10 on senior night

Ben Cleasby and Steven Marinkovich

October 20, 2015


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

The Paly boys’ water polo team suffered a disappointing defeat to Monta Vista on Senior Night by the score of 11-10. The game started out with many Paly seniors playing out of position in their final home game.  This helped the visitors to take a quick 2-0 lead after just two minutes had passed. “I...

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Maddy Atwater and Lauren Koyama

October 20, 2015


Filed under Football

Seven years ago, D.J. Shelton (‘08) was the only male on the Palo Alto High School cheer squad. Seven years ago, Shelton was the victim of daily verbal abuse, from being called a quitter because he no longer played football to being labeled as a homosexual or a pervert. However, seven years ago, Shelton...

Volleyball defeats crosstown rival Gunn 3-2

Volleyball defeats crosstown rival Gunn 3-2

Mara Zenger, Staff Writer

October 11, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

Palo Alto High School’s girls volleyball team beat their home rival Gunn High School 3-2 on Thursday, October 8. The rivalry brought a large crowd, with lots of energy and support for their respective teams. Coach Jekara Wilson was proud of her team's performance, as well their ability to deal with...

Vikings fall to Oak Grove 46-7

Vikings fall to Oak Grove 46-7

Ryan Chang, Staff Writer

September 26, 2015


Filed under Football, Top Stories

  The Palo Alto Vikings were brutally beaten at home by the Oak Groves Eagles with a final score of 46-7. “We gave it our all. They were prepared and they really gave it to us. But we just got to come out next week and play our game” defensive back Ty Wilcox (‘17)  said. The Vikings...

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