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League Diving Update

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

May 2, 2012

Paly divers showed a dominating performance at the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Championships yesterday, sweeping first, second and third in the girls' division and first in the boys'. Captain Emma Miller ('12) won the girls competition with a career high of 390.05, Serena Yee ('13) placed second...

Swimming snags win over Monta Vista

After beating Monta Vista today with a 60 point lead, girls' swimming grabs back on to their winning ways and looks to finally snag a CCS win along with the boys. Paly has already qualified over fifteen athletes for the championships and three to the 2012 US Olympic Trials.

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

April 26, 2012

Both boys' and girls' swimming recaptured their season momentum beating Monta Vista 90-79 and 123-63, respectively. After a disappointing loss to cross-town rival Gunn last week that ended their season-long winning streak, the girls got right back on track, securing their last win with the largest...

Diving qualifies two more for CCS

Alex Francis ('13) opens his pike in preparation for entering the water in a front 1.5 somersault pike.

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

April 20, 2012

Varsity girls' diving qualified two more girls, Serena Yee ('13) and Phoebe So ('14), for the Central Coast Section Championships today at the Palo Alto-hosted Section Challenge 11-dive varsity meet. Divers have to score over 280.00 points for 11 dives. Yee scored 332.65, finishing fourth and S...

Girls’ swimming loses, snapping winning streak; Boys’ swimming beats Gunn

Paly girls fell short for the first time this season, losing by a close eight points to cross-town rival Gunn. Had Paly's A relay team finished first in the 400 free relay, the Vikings could have won the meet.

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

April 18, 2012

Paly girls' swimming and diving fell to cross-town rival Gunn, falling short of Gunn's 97 points with 89 and ending a season-long winning streak. Boys' swimming and diving won their side though with 108 points. In diving, Alex Francis ('13) scored 224.5 winning the boys' division, while Serena Yee...

Swimming holds on to winning streak by beating Los Gatos

Katrina Nguyen ('13) dives into the water in her 50 free race. She won the event with a time of 26:08.

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor

March 30, 2012

Varsity girls' and boys' swimming and diving secured another win against Los Gatos, winning 123-60 and 118-67, respectively. Diving helped win Paly some extra points too, as Olympic hopeful Cole Plambeck ('13) scored 290.20 and Serena Yee ('13) scored 199.15, both winning first in their respective divis...

Swimming defeats Menlo 126.5-46.5

Swimming defeats Menlo 126.5-46.5

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor

February 28, 2012

Palo Alto High School swimming dominated Menlo 126.5-46.5 in a dual meet with strong finishes by both the JV and varsity teams. The Vikings had some events, like the varsity girls’200 medley relay and the JV girls’ 500 free to themselves, and others in which Paly’s athletes greatly outnumbered Men...

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...

Boys’ and girls’ swim team finish second in CCS Championship Finals

Skylar Dorosin

May 21, 2011

The Palo Alto High School swim teams ended their season with a splash at the Central Coast Section Championship Finals. Both of the girls' and boys' teams finished in 2nd place at the Santa Clara International Swim Center on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Vikes went into the meet seeded 10 points...

Girls’ swimming wins 11 of 12 events against Saratoga

Photo Credit: Paige Borsos

Paige Borsos, Staff Writer

April 29, 2011

Once again, the Palo Alto girls' varsity team (8-0) comes out on top. The Lady Vikes won 11 out of 12 events at the Saratoga Dual meet at home yesterday, racking up a final score of 134-51. After a strong start, the girls continued to dominate throughout the meet. To begin the day, the Lady Vikes...

The Mentality of Quality Training

The Mentality of Quality Training

Skylar Dorosin, Staff Writer

April 19, 2011

There is no textbook for training nor specific set of instructions for coaches on how to condition their athletes for top performance.  Coaches usually divide up their athletes into long and short distance competitors and create quality or quantity based training programs depending on the athlete’s...

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