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Volleyball withstands late surge from Homestead, wins 3-1

Volleyball withstands late surge from Homestead, wins 3-1

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer

September 20, 2012


Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School girls' volleyball team (2-0, 13-3) beat Homestead (1-1, 7-5) 3-1 in a tough defensive battle on Thursday night.  A breakaway in the fourth set by Paly brought home the third win the team needed to seal the match. The Vikings started the first set strong by quickly taking...

Paly volleyball defeats Leland at home in straight sets

Paly volleyball defeats Leland at home in straight sets

James Harrison, Staff Writer

September 6, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team (1-0-0, 2-0-0) stayed undefeated by sweeping its out-of-league opponent Leland High School (0-0-0, 1-8-0) in three games. This was the team's first match against the Chargers. Though the Vikings were not entirely satisfied with their performance, they still...

2012 London Olympics preview

2012 London Olympics preview

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

June 22, 2012


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Features, Gymnastics, Pro Sports, Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories, Track & Field, Volleyball, Winter Sports

The Viking will provide online, Twitter and Facebook updates on Paly's Olympic hopefuls and Olympians beginning Monday, June 25 at the 2012 USA Swimming and Diving Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebr. until the Aug. 12 closing ceremonies at the 2012 London Olympics.  When the countdown clock in Trafa...

Palo Alto High School Girls Volleyball wins state

Palo Alto High School Girls Volleyball wins state

Mira Ahmad, Sam Boros, Alan Lamarque

December 16, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Features, Top Stories, Volleyball

Every athlete has experienced the feeling of despair when looking up at a scoreboard only to see a slim chance at victory. After hours of practice, the last thing a player wants is to see their hard work overshadowed by another team’s talent. But at a certain point, being an underdog is not all ...

Volleyball brings home another State Championship in five games

Volleyball brings home another State Championship in five games

Mira Ahmad and Sam Borsos, Managing Editors

December 4, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School varsity volleyball team proved itself in a Cinderella story State Championship match after coming back from a 13-7 deficit in the fifth game of the match. Paly (36-3,12-0) defeated Marymount High School (34-5,8-0) on Saturday night at Concordia University in Irvine to win another...

The Senior Life: Volleyball seniors reminisce on the 2011 season before State game

The Senior Life: Volleyball seniors reminisce on the 2011 season before State game

December 3, 2011


Filed under Volleyball

Win or lose, Paly volleyball’s eight seniors will play their final high school volleyball game as the team concludes the 2011 season with the CIF State Championship game. As the season comes to an end, the seniors look back on their favorite moments of the season. Melanie Wade Position: Middle bl...

Live blog: Volleyball defeats Marymount for CIF Division I State Championship

Live blog: Volleyball defeats Marymount for CIF Division I State Championship

Sam Borsos, Mira Ahmad, Features Editor, News Editor

December 3, 2011


Filed under Top Stories, Volleyball

Note: The live blog will update information every few minutes during the State Championship game. The most recently updated information will be at the top of this page. Scroll down to read chronologically. (10:17 p.m.) Wade hits a kill deep right to put Paly up 16-14. Marymount hits a kill long. Paly wins the ...

Opinion: Preview of girls’ volleyball Division I State Championship

Opinion: Preview of girls’ volleyball Division I State Championship

Sam Borsos, Features Editor

December 3, 2011


Filed under Top Stories, Volleyball

Tonight, the Palo Alto High School girls' varsity team will play its last game of the 2011 season. The Lady Vikes (35-3, 12-0) will play the SoCal Championship team, Marymount High School (34-4, 8-0) for the CIF Division I State Championship at Concordia University at 7 p.m. After watching almost...

Live Blog: Volleyball takes on Menlo-Atherton in NorCal Finals

Live Blog: Volleyball takes on Menlo-Atherton in NorCal Finals

Mira Ahmad, Sam Borsos and Paige Borsos, News Editor, Features Editor and Photo Editor

November 29, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

Game One: (7:00 p.m.) Starting off with a Menlo-Atherton serve, the Lady Vikes gave up the first point of the game to the Lady Bears. However, the Lady Vikes quickly found their rhythm and put away five points in a row currently holding Menlo-Atheron 6-2. (7:11 p.m.) Kimmy Whitson ('12) and Melani...

Volleyball beats San Ramon in NorCal semifinals, in three games

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

November 26, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Volleyball

After winning CCS (Central Coast Section) last week, the Paly (12-0-0, 33-3-0) volleyball team went on to beat the San Ramon Wolves (10-4-0, 35-8-0) in three games, in the NorCal semifinals with scores of 25-20, 25-23, and 25-13. The Lady Vikes came into the match with a new lineup and struggled a bit...

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