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Column: Varsity volleyball 2011: Can they do it again?

Column: Varsity volleyball 2011: Can they do it again?

Sam Borsos, Managing Editor

August 29, 2011


Filed under Columns, Top Stories, Volleyball

For the 2010 Palo Alto High School girls volleyball team, last year was a banner year. The Lady Vikes dropped jaws throughout the entire Palo Alto community by not only winning the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) De Anza Division title, the first-ever Central Coast Section (CCS) championship,...

Female Team of 2011: Girls’ Volleyball

Female Team of 2011: Girls’ Volleyball

Gracie Marshall, Managing Editor

June 9, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Athlete, Features, Profiles, Volleyball

It's been five months since the Palo Alto High School Volleyball team made history. The moment that Maddie Kuppe's ('12) game winning ace captured the CIF State Championship title over favorite Long Beach Poly has been replayed in the minds of players and spectators alike. The team has soaked it in,...

Volleyball wins MaxPreps national team of the year

Mark Raftrey, News Editor

May 21, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Volleyball

The Paly volleyball team added another accolade to its near-perfect season on Friday when it finished first in voting for the MaxPreps national female team of the year. The Lady Vikes beat out four other finalists to win the award, which is decided upon by the public as well as a group of judges. The...

Palo Alto High School volleyball clinches spot in NorCal finals after 3-1 victory over St. Francis

Gracie Marshall

March 11, 2011


Filed under Volleyball

Coming off a 19-25 loss in the first game, a repeat of last year was a mere two games from becoming reality. “We wanted to come out really hard from the beginning,” Paly setter Kimmy Whitson ('12) said. “But that didn’t work out quite as we thought.” In typical Paly fashion, two kills from middle blocker Melanie Wade ('12) gave the L...

Transition from middle school to high school sports

Transition from middle school to high school sports

Anne Hildebrand, Staff Writer

January 18, 2011


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Volleyball

Jordan, Jane Lathrop Stanford and Terman.Most of us came from one of these middle schools. When we competed against each other then, the last thing on our minds was that these opponents would soon be our teammates. But now our time in middle school has come and gone, and the schools have combined into ...

Volleyball conquers State Championship in five-game thriller

Volleyball conquers State Championship in five-game thriller

Paige Borsos, Staff Writer

December 5, 2010


Filed under Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team has proved itself capable of doing it all. As if winning league, the Central Coast Section (CCS) and Northern California championships weren't enough, the Lady Vikes concluded their season on the highest of notes by claiming the California Interscholastic...

Live Blog: Volleyball takes on Long Beach Poly in State Championship

Live Blog: Volleyball takes on Long Beach Poly in State Championship

Paige Borsos, Staff Writer

December 4, 2010


Filed under Blogs, Volleyball

(7:45 pm) Paly started off strong with a kill from Melanie Wade (’12) to secure the first point. From there, Paly kept the lead throughout the entire game, winning 25-17. Although the rousing Jackrabbit fans contributed to four Paly service errors early on in the game, Shelby Knowles ('13) was unaffected...

Volleyball kicks off quest for state championship with three game victory over Lincoln

Volleyball kicks off quest for state championship with three game victory over Lincoln

Will Glazier and Sam Borsos, Editor in Chief and Staff Writer

November 24, 2010


Filed under Fall Sports, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team (38-1) began the final push of its historic season by powering past the seventh seeded Lincoln High School Mustangs from San Francisco (15-7). The second seeded Lady Vikes quickly dispatched the San Francisco Section champion Mustangs in three games by s...

Volleyball advances to CCS finals after defeating Carlmont in four-game match

Sam Borsos and Paige Borsos, Staff Writer

November 18, 2010


Filed under Fall Sports, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team (36-1) advances to the Central Coast Section (CCS) championship after defeating Carlmont High School (21-14) in a close four-game match in the CCS semifinals at Watsonville High School tonight. "It was the craziest match I have ever seen," Bruce Whitson,...

Palo Alto High School volleyball advances to CCS semifinals with three game win

Palo Alto High School volleyball advances to CCS semifinals with three game win

Gracie Marshall

November 13, 2010


Filed under Volleyball

The wake up call rang loud and clear for the Palo Alto High School volleyball team, which overcame a nervous first game to sweep Monta Vista in the first round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs on Saturday at Valley Christian High School. Paly (35-1) twice found itself facing game point...

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