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Extra Year of NCAA Eligibility

Extra Year of NCAA Eligibility

Jenna Hickey and Hayden Jung-Goldberg

May 27, 2020

On Friday March 13, 2020, students walked into Palo Alto High School oblivious to what the day would bring. Around lunchtime, word started to spread that the school year would be put on pause until after spring break. A couple of weeks in, the district announced school would be closed for the rest of...

Spring Athletes and COVID-19

Spring Athletes and COVID-19

Sophie Kadifa, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

When the Palo Alto Unified School district announced that in-person classes would be closed through the end of the school year, that also meant the end of spring sports. These athletes were in the middle of their seasons and had to stop practicing as a team to help control the spread of COVID-19.  ...

Dye Hard

Dye Hard

Tyler Stoen, Ella Jones, Liam Nagesh, Annika Shah, and Sophie Kadifa

November 14, 2019

Great spikes of pool water rise into the air as the energetic hands of the Palo Alto High School Swim team catapult their beloved coach, Danny Dye, into the home waters of their pool. The buzz of celebration is not without cause- it’s Dye’s 200th win at Paly. But the exuberant support of his swimm...

Lacrosse Adds CCS

Lacrosse Adds CCS

Ryan Strathearn and Cole Sotnick

May 23, 2019

With an overall record of 44-19 and a league record of 31-5, it is safe to say the boy's varsity lacrosse team has been tearing it up over the past three years. Over the same time period, the boys have won three straight SCVAL championships and have set the tone in the league as the team to beat. ...

Quintin Dwight: Robotics, Lacrosse Extraordinaire

Dwight dominating on the lacrosse field.

Stan de Martel and Gerzain Gutierez

May 23, 2019

A bead of sweat falls from his cheek as he runs to pick up the ball. Quintin Dwight (‘20) scoops through and lets it rip. The ball slides right past the goalie's right shoulder and hits the back of the net. Goal. The sideline explodes. They lead Saint Francis by 2 goals with 30 seconds to go in the...

Aidan Berger Video Profile

Aidan Berger Video Profile

Joshua Kasevich, Executive Senior Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

100 Paly Sports Photos over 4 Years

100 Paly Sports Photos over 4 Years

David Hickey, Staff Writer, Photographer

May 21, 2019

I never intended to become a sports photographer. I would say luck had something to do with it but really it was a combination of good and bad luck. Bad luck that I broke my arm playing football but good luck that my mom was willing to let me pick up a camera with one arm. One game turned into a season,...

Photo of the Week

Lauren Chung (22') dives back to 1st base ahead of the ball.

David Hickey, Photo Editor

March 23, 2019

After trailing 4-2 going into the bottom of the 6th inning, the Varsity Softball team scored 12 runs to mercy rule Gunn 14-4.

Girls Lacrosse Dominates Wilcox 16-0

Abby Ramsey ('19) and Emily Wood ('19) celebrate a goal.

Kevin Cullen, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

After a tough start to their season, losing their first three games to St. Francis, Castilleja, and Mitty respectively, the girls lacrosse team is now on a tear. Two consecutive blowouts to Willow Glen (20-8) and Wilcox (16-0) have the girls rejuvenated on the field. Some team chemistry the girls seemed to be l...

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