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Boys’ golf brings in another win

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer

April 8, 2014

Boys' golf took on Fremont High School this afternoon at Sunnyvale Golf Course and finished with a win, 258-201. The team was coming off of a week-long Spring Break and had won its match against Mountain View High School the Thursday before Spring Break. In order to prepare for their next match against...

Paly golf conquers Gunn with a score of 179-187

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer

March 26, 2014

Paly golf prevailed over Gunn, winning with a final score of 179-187.  Having consistent scores and a strong showing the six man team improved their season record to 7-0. “All of our players did well and we were pretty consistent as a team,” said Paly golfer Henry Gordon (‘16) of the teams p...

Brief: Golf adds another win to record

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014

At the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course (PA Muni) on Tuesday afternoon, boys' golf clinched its fifth win against Cupertino, 199-194. The team is now 5-0 in league play. Eric Maser ('17) shot two-over par shooting a 36. "We're mainly going to work on our short games as that's generally where the...

Brief: Boys’ golf places second in Salinas Invitational

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer

February 24, 2014

The Paly boys' golf team took to the golf course today down in Salinas in its first tournament of the season. The Vikings placed second, shooting 394 behind Serra High School which shot 377. Henry Gordon ('16) and Patrick Fuery ('14) scored the best for the team, both shooting 76. Captain Alex...

Girls’ golf preview: the first season as a Paly sport

Michelle Xie ('15) putts during practice.  Xie is one of the two captains of the team this year.

Hayley Poore, Staff Writer

September 15, 2013

Players on the Palo Alto High School girls’ golf team are preparing for their first season as a Paly sport.  Paly has only had a co-ed golf team in the past, which mostly consisted of boys.  This year, the girls get their own team. Many girls who previously played outside of school are now able...

The Sonny side

Grant Raffel ('13) has been playing golf since the age of five and it has been a large part of his life ever since. Raffel has captained the Paly teams for two years.

Audrey DeBruine

April 26, 2013

Over 200. That is how many golf balls Paly golf captain Grant Raffel (‘13) estimates that he has in his bedroom at home. One-hundred six of them are displayed on the walls, one from every course he has ever played including favorites California Golf Club and Eagle Bend. Fifteen are labeled with...

Brief: In close match, Paly golf squeaks by Gunn 196-201

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer

March 25, 2013

The Paly golf team extended its undefeated record to 8-0 with a narrow win over the Gunn High School Titans at the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course this afternoon. John Knowles (‘15) shot the low round for Paly with a 38. Grant Raffel (‘13), Alex Hwang (‘15), Sam Niethammer (‘14) and Patrick ...

Paly golf defeats Cupertino 198 to 217 in league play

John Dickerson, Jacob Lauing

March 22, 2012

The Palo Alto Varsity golf team beat Cupertino, 198-217, at Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course today. This match was the second Vikings' victory of the week, after having previously defeated Los Altos. Sam Niethammer ('13) shot Palo Alto's lowest score with a 38. "Today was one of our off days as...

Paly Golf continues impressive season with 191-208 victory over Los Altos

Jacob Lauing, Managing Editor/Business Manager

March 20, 2012

The Palo Alto Varsity golf team beat Los Altos, 191-208, at Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course today. This match marked the Vikings' second victory against Los Altos, having beat the Eagles 195-225 in their first meeting. Grant Raffel ('13) shot Palo Alto's lowest score with a 34. "Grant played very...

Palo Alto athletes power through spring season (recaps)

The Viking Staff

October 10, 2011

The Palo Alto High School varsity baseball team started its season off strong after a recent history of rocky seasons. The Vikings are first in league play so far, with a 8-0 record and a 12-3 overall record. In his first year at Paly, head coach Eric Raich has focused the team on pitching and defense. The...

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