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Owens’ Witte’s and Moses’ Discuss Different Aspects of their Sibling Rivalries

Alana Schwartz, Staff Writer

October 18, 2010


Filed under Baseball, Football, Volleyball

The 2009 women’s Wimbledon grand slam finals were set to start just like every other year. The stands were filled, tickets sold out. Fans waited anxiously for the match to start. But that year something was different − the finalists were sisters, Serena and Venus Williams. The match ended in two sets ...

DI vs. DIII, Paly grads are profiled for their decision to play at different divisions at the collegiate level

DI vs. DIII, Paly grads are profiled for their decision to play at different divisions at the collegiate level

Brennan Miller & Gracie Marshall

October 10, 2010


Filed under Baseball, Features, Soccer - Girls

Sports fans are accustomed to seeing the bright lights, the big names, the packed stadiums. But being on prime time ESPN is not possible for every college athlete, in fact, very few college athletes receive that type of attention. So what if you are not being recruited by the biggest names in the...

Female Athlete of the Year: Gracie Cain

Mariah Philips, Skylar Dorosin

June 10, 2010


Filed under Featured Athlete, Lacrosse - Girls, Profiles, Soccer - Girls, Spring Sports, Winter Sports

On every team there is a playmaker, an athlete who gets the glory for the game winning plays or the best stats. But behind that player, in order for a team to be successful, there has to be a player of equal talent, who may get less acclaim, but makes the big plays that often become forgotten. The ...

Palo Alto High School Male Athlete of the Year: Joc Pederson

Palo Alto High School Male Athlete of the Year: Joc Pederson

Gracie Marshall, Multimedia Editor

June 1, 2010


Filed under Baseball, Featured Athlete, Profiles

It is hard to find a good thing to say about a 35-13 loss. Taking a beating in their second game on September 19, 2009 after their 48-21 win over Burlingame a week earlier, the players on the Palo Alto High School varsity football team walked off the field with their heads down after their loss against...

Girls’ lacrosse loses to Burlingame High School, 10-4

Mariah Philips, Skylar Dorosin

May 2, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Spring Sports

The Palo Alto High School girls' varsity lacrosse team lost to Burlingame High School 10-4 on Friday in its last home game of the season. The Panthers scored the first goal within five minutes. The Lady Vikes then scored on a shot by middie Maya Fielder ('10), but Fielder was called for a penalty...

Brief: Paly girls’ lacrosse beats Pioneer in league match up

Mariah Philips, Skylar Dorosin, Staff Writers

April 28, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Spring Sports

The Palo Alto High School girls' lacrosse team smashed the Pioneer High School Mustangs 17-5 at home on Friday, April 23. The Lady Vikes wasted no time getting on the board, scoring 11 goals in the first half while holding the Mustangs to only two goals. Attacker Sam Herzog ('10) led the offe...

Girls’ swimming beats Saratoga

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor

April 28, 2010


Filed under Spring Sports, Swimming - Girls

The Palo Alto High School varsity girls' swimming swept first place in the majority of the races against Saratoga High School Wednesday, 111-74, in its last Santa Clara Valley Athletic League home meet. After a disappointing loss to cross-town rival Gunn nearly two weeks before, the Lady Vikes hit...

Perfect Prescription: The Role of Stress in Sports

April 16, 2010


Filed under Features, Spring Sports, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

Danielle Carlson ('10) jumps into the pool after a day filled with tests, projects, and presentations. With each stroke, Carlson falls into a meditative rhythm as her stress melts away. "Sometimes I have to get away from all work I have to do," Carlson said. "[Swimming] is my way of getting away...

Girls’ lacrosse beats University High, 12-3

Cooper Levitan, Mariah Philips

March 10, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Spring Sports

Coming off its upset win over previously number one in CCS, Saint Ignatius, the Palo Alto girls' varsity lacrosse team defeated University High School 12-3 at home on Wednesday in a non-league match-up. The Lady Vikes started off strong, scoring six goals within the first eight minutes of play. "We...

Female Underclassman of the Year: Jasmine Tosky

Allison Shorin, Staff Writer

June 10, 2009


Filed under Swimming - Girls

Some people are just built for water. Some swimmers get into the water and swim so gracefully that it appears effortless, and stroke after stroke they leave the competition behind. Jasmine Tosky ('12), one of many gifted swimmers on the Palo Alto High School girls' varsity swim team, and a member...

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