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Brief: Coach Dave Winn to leave Palo Alto and coach for the Spartans

Brief: Coach Dave Winn to leave Palo Alto and coach for the Spartans

Gillian Chryst, Web and Social Media Editor

June 13, 2014


Filed under Top Stories, Volleyball

Dave Winn, Palo Alto High School volleyball coach for the past eight seasons, announced this morning that he will not be returning to coach the Lady Vikes next fall. Players and their families received an email today containing information of Winn's plans to leave Paly and coach for the Mountain View Spar...

Paly Volleyball Dominates Monta Vista 3-0

Ido Gal, Staff Writer

December 2, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School Volleyball Team took care of business Tuesday night with an impressive win over the Monta Matadors. The Vikings executed well on both offense and defense, not allowing Monta Vista to win a single match. The Vikings had a very shaky start to the game, but were able to bounce...

Brief: Volleyball overcomes San Ramon 3-2 in the Nor Cal quarterfinals

Brief: Volleyball overcomes San Ramon 3-2 in the Nor Cal quarterfinals

Megan Valencia, Staff Writer

November 29, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Paly girls’ volleyball team defeated San Ramon 3-2 in the Northern California volleyball quarterfinals Tuesday, Nov. 26. The Vikings lost the first two sets, and were determined to make a comeback. Going into the third set with a drive to succeed, the Vikings defeated San Ramon in the last three...

Volleyball drops CCS championship to Homestead in four sets

Volleyball drops CCS championship to Homestead in four sets

Ami Drez and Tori Destefano

November 24, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

“Lets go Paly, lets go!” a crowd of spirited Paly students yelled during the CCS girls volleyball championship to show their Paly Pride. However, despite the constant cheering and spirit throughout the stands, Homestead conquered the CCS Championships over Paly in four games. The Vikes were look...

Vikings volleyball overcomes Menlo Atherton, advances to CCS championship

Vikings volleyball overcomes Menlo Atherton, advances to CCS championship

Tori DeStefano, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Paly Vikings took on the Menlo Atherton in front of an energetic crowd at the the Central Coast Section (CCS) semi-championships tonight, defeating the Bears in five close sets. The team will advance and play at the CCS championship this Saturday. “We studied all year for [this],” coach Dave...

Vikings volleyball sweeps Gunn in straight sets

Vikings volleyball sweeps Gunn in straight sets

Tori DeStefano, Staff Writer

November 6, 2013


Filed under Top Stories, Volleyball

For the second time this season, the Lady Vikes conquered Gunn High School but this time in Titan territory. The match took place on Thursday in the Titans’ brand new gym on their senior night. Paly started off strong in the first set with a kill by Becca Raffel (’14) to earn a 4-2 lead. With...

Volleyball falls to Los Altos in three sets during final home game of the season

Volleyball falls to Los Altos in three sets during final home game of the season

Maddie Kinnaman and Olivia Scola

October 31, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto Vikings’ volleyball team fell to the Los Altos Eagles during three sets on Thursday, October 31st. The game was the last home volleyball of the season, as well as the last Paly volleyball game played in the historic Paly gym. The Eagles dominated the first set of the game, beating...

Vikings defeat St. Ignatius 3-1 on Senior Night

Vikings defeat St. Ignatius 3-1 on Senior Night

Ido Gal, Staff Writer

October 22, 2013


Filed under Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School Volleyball Team was able to get an impressive on Senior Night against the St. Ignatius Wildcats, winning by the score of 3-1. The Volleyball team celebrated the four graduating seniors this year, Sarah Limb, Keri Gee, Lauren Kerr and Becca Raffel. The Vikings started the first mat...

Vikings volleyball triumph over crosstown rival Gunn in four sets

Vikings volleyball triumph over crosstown rival Gunn in four sets

Tori DeStefano, Staff Writer

October 16, 2013


Filed under Top Stories, Volleyball

The cheers of the Paly fans echoed throughout the gym as the Vikings defeated the crosstown rival Gunn High School Titans in four sets on Tuesday night. “It was amazing to have the stand full of people cheering,” Jade Schoenberger (’14) said. “That really impacted our game positively.” Paly...

Vikings drop five set nail-biter to Homestead

Vikings drop five set nail-biter to Homestead

Tori Destefano, Staff Writer

September 26, 2013


Filed under Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School Volleyball team was unable to defeat the Homestead Mustangs after a five set game. It was easily one of the closest games of the season so far. With Paly and Homestead constantly battling for the lead on the court, every play mattered. The Vikes started off strong in the...

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