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Undefeated No Longer, Field Hockey Loses Close Game to Homestead

Undefeated No Longer, Field Hockey Loses Close Game to Homestead

Ya'el Sarig, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018

In the second straight game that went down to the wire, the Vikings field hockey team ultimately lost to Homestead after a single goal gave the Mustangs a 1-0 lead late in the second half. The game started off relatively slow, reminiscent of the first ever game the team played just days ago. Both...

Girls Tennis Defeats Homestead Mustangs 5-2

Girls Tennis Defeats Homestead Mustangs 5-2

Tina Lagerblad, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018

Vikings girls tennis are crushing it so far this season, bringing home their second win against the Homestead Mustangs with a score of 5-2. After a tough first season in the challenging DeAnza league last year lead by Coach Andy Harader, the girls are optimistic following their strong start to the ...

Girls Water Polo Looks to the Future After Loss to Mountain View 8-7

Girls Water Polo Looks to the Future After Loss to Mountain View 8-7

Zach Phillips, Webmaster/Design Director

September 12, 2018

Girls varsity water polo was beaten by Mountain View 8-7 in a thriller league game Tuesday at the Paly pool. The deck was wet, the sky clear, and the stands loud when the water polo game started, at 3:30pm. Chesnie Chung (‘20) was able to win the first sprint, and secure the first possession for...

Vikings Suffer Loss to Mountain View

Vikings Suffer Loss to Mountain View

Joey passarello, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018

The Vikings suffered a tough league loss to the Mountain View Spartans by a score of eight goals to fourteen Tuesday evening. The loss is attributed poor execution, especially on defense. “We didn’t come out looking like we wanted to win the game,” said head coach Ethan Look. “We had some thing...

Vikings slide to a 1-0 win in first ever field hockey match

Vikings slide to a 1-0 win in first ever field hockey match

Josh Kasevich and Josh Lai

September 11, 2018

After two years of planning the Paly Girls Field Hockey Team stormed to their first win in their first ever match. With one late goal and uncounterable defence the girls were able to shut out Monta Vista. The fact that it is now a sport seemed to motivate the team to put their best foot forward. ...

Boys Water Polo Beats Piedmont 15-9

Boys Water Polo Beats Piedmont 15-9

Maria Fletcher, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2018

With stellar defense and a sharp offensive, the boys water polo team swam to victory over Piedmont on Friday 15-9. The Viking-Highlanders meet-up was unprecedented as the two had never competed against each other in the pool. What they have in common, however, is their elite positions within their re...

Vikings Defeat McClymonds

Vikings Defeat McClymonds

Will Deandre, Multi Media Editor

September 8, 2018

Last night the football team beat McClymonds High School by a score of 29-20. Although Paly had won their first two games and McClymonds was 1-1, the Vikings knew that this game would be no pushover. This belief was reinsured by how the game was started. On the opening kickoff the Warriors t...

Girls Volleyball Crushes Homestead 3 – 0

Amelia Gibbs ('20) spikes the ball

Ellie Jeffries, Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2018

The Palo Alto girls volleyball team kicked off their league play tonight with a solid win over Homestead high school, 3 - 0. “This was our most important game so far because we knew it was going to affect CCS” Amelia Gibbs (‘20) said. The Vikes dominated from the start, immediately pulling...

Water Polo Wins League Opener

Water Polo Wins League Opener

Jack Such, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

Paly Boys Water Polo defeated Homestead at Paly on Tuesday night by a final score of 8-5. Driver Ryan Stanley(‘19) opened up the scoring three minutes into the game and never let up, finishing with five of Paly’s 8 goals including a highlight reel spike goal in the third quarter. While Stanley got it done ...

Cross Country 2018 Season Preview

Gretchen Berndt ('21) at last season's Crystal Spring's SCVAL Championship.

Lincoln Bloom and Ryan Bara

August 29, 2018

The reigning league champions of the cross country team are hungry to dominate the XC scene once again. With returning head coach Michael Davidson and a strong squad of talented seniors and up-and-coming underclassmen, the runners are looking forward to a fruitful fall season. The Palo Alto cross ...

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