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Boys water polo falls to crosstown rival Gunn 14-5

Boys water polo falls to crosstown rival Gunn 14-5

Talia Malchin and Quinn Knoblock

September 26, 2015


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

Paly boys’ varsity water polo fell to the Gunn Titans on Thursday as the Titans triumphed 14-5. The cross-town rivalry may have attributed to the loss says first year coach, Aaron Johnson. “We’ve been talking about not putting any pressure on it,[the rivalry with gunn] but we took that a ...

Girls Water Polo wins close contest 6-5 against Gunn

Girls Water Polo wins close contest 6-5 against Gunn

Steven Marinkovich and Ben Cleasby

September 24, 2015


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

The Lady Vikes took down crosstown rivals Gunn 6-5 on Thursday evening at Gunn High School. The game started out fast as Gunn took a 2-0 lead three minutes into the first quarter.  A surge from the Vikings, that included two goals from Gigi Rojahn (‘16) saw them take a 3-2 lead going into the second...

Volleyball defeats Mountain View 3-2

Volleyball defeats Mountain View 3-2

Meredith Kinnaman, News/ Photo Editor

September 23, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Lady Vikes defeated Mountain View on Tuesday 3-2. This was their first league game of the season. The Vikings started the game off strong, winning the first three points of the first set. This was followed by back and forth point scoring from both Paly and Mountain View. The Vikings won the fir...

Girls tennis loses to Homestead 6-1

Girls tennis loses to Homestead 6-1

Ethan Stern and Peter Snodgrass

September 22, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

In the Girls Tennis 11th matchup of the season, the Vikings were defeated by Homestead 6-1.  After winning their invitational tournament at Paly over the weekend, the team was unable to keep their win streak alive. “Today, we played not so good. We had a great tournament and the girls played absolutely...

Girls’ tennis falls to Saratoga in first match of the season

Quinn Knoblock, Staff Writer

September 16, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

In their first league match of the season on Tuesday, Paly girls tennis suffered a devastating loss against powerhouse, Saratoga High School at home. Despite the loss, co-captain Halle Biorn (‘16) was still proud of the team’s effort and hopeful for the coming season. “The girls [Saratoga], we...

Paly Girls Water Polo Defeat Lynbrook in League Opener, 9-3

Paly Girls Water Polo Defeat Lynbrook in League Opener, 9-3

Ben Cleasby and Ethan Stern

September 16, 2015


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

Palys girls water polo team triumphed over Lynbrook 9-3 in their first league home game held at Gunn High School. Paly started the game off with strong defensive play by holding Lynbrook to two goals at the half. The offense was led by Gigi Rojahn (‘16) who had three goals giving the team a 4-2...

Volleyball takes down Woodside in three sets

Volleyball takes down Woodside in three sets

Kylie Callan, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Paly volleyball team swept the Woodside Wildcats in three sets (25-17, 25-16, 25-15) at their home opener on September 15. Chelsea Fan (‘18) led the team with 11 kills overall, and Katie Passarello (‘17) was close behind with ten. Coach Jekara Wilson was pleased with her team’s performance. “I...

The Vikings fell short of the San Benito Haybalers 49-34

The Vikings fell short of the San Benito Haybalers 49-34

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

September 12, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories

Taking the field after a hyped-up home opener, the Vikings battled against the San benito Haybalers, but were eventually defeated 49-34. After a depressing 33-0 loss in last years matchup, the team showed solid improvement and exceptional energy in tonight’s game. Just under ten minutes into the...

Girls tennis falls to Sacred Heart Prep 5-2

Girls tennis falls to Sacred Heart Prep 5-2

Talia Malchin, Staff Writer

September 9, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

Paly girls tennis fell to Sacred Heart Prepatory 5-2 Tuesday, September 8th at home. Senior captain Halle Biorn (`16)  commented on the match and the team’s performance despite the loss. “I think we definitely have some things to work on, but we didn’t play badly” Biorn said. As t...

Girls volleyball preview

Girls volleyball preview

Lauren Koyama, Staff Writer

September 9, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School girls’ volleyball team is preparing for the 2015 season with their new coach, Jekara Wilson. The team has had a new coach each season for the past three years. Though Wilson is the new varsity coach, she has been a part of the Paly volleyball program for nine years. ...

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