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What’s Up With Powder Puff?

What’s Up With Powder Puff?

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

April 25, 2015


Filed under Columns, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Spring Sports, Top Stories

There are a few things Palo Alto Senior High School students look forward to throughout the year: spirit week, winter break, prom, powder puff and graduation. For the student body of the 2014-2015 school year, there is now one less event to look forward to. Yes, that’s right Paly, say goodbye to Powder...

Paly varsity softball falls to Cupertino 4-1 in the seventh inning

Paly varsity softball falls to Cupertino 4-1 in the seventh inning

Reuben Kramer, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015


Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

On Friday April 24th, at 4 o'clock p.m. the Paly softball team played Cupertino in a league game. The Vikings  lost 4-1 after allowing 3 points in the last inning of the game. The game was off to a slow start. A shut down defense for both teams was kept until the top of the fourth inning. There...

Baseball adds a win to record

Baseball adds a win to record

Priscilla Bell and Garrett Reynolds

April 23, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

On Wednesday afternoon, the Paly baseball team took on the Milpitas Trojans. The team came into the game off of a four-game losing streak. "We were sick of losing," Justin Hull ('16) said. "We came out better today and had better energy earlier in the game." The game started with Milpitas looking...

Baseball loses early lead; defeated 6-3 by Wilcox

Baseball loses early lead; defeated 6-3 by Wilcox

Priscilla Bell, Features Editor

March 26, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

Paly baseball suffered a loss against Wilcox on Wednesday afternoon, making its overall record 8-3. The Chargers started the game with a lead-off single. After making it to second on a bunt, the player was able to steal third. A ball hit to center field was caught by Phil Lewis ('15) for the out,...

Paly Softball slides past Sacred Heart Cathedral and wins 3-2

Paly Softball slides past Sacred Heart Cathedral and wins 3-2

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer

March 24, 2015


Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Paly softball triumphed over Sacred Heart Cathedral today and won 3-2 after pulling ahead in the bottom of the 7th inning following being down the whole game. The Vikings began the game with senior Casey Glassford (‘15) pitching. The first batter was struckout in five pitches for the first out...

Paly softball crushes El Camino, 11-1

Paly softball crushes El Camino, 11-1

Reuben Kramer, Staff Writer

March 24, 2015


Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings softball team crushed the El Camino Colts on Monday afternoon, beating them by a score of 11 to 1.   The non-conference game started at 4 p.m. on home turf and Paly got off to a quick start. In the first inning, Paly began with a 2 run lead and shut out their opponents...

Paly baseball edged out by San Ramon Valley 3-0

Paly baseball edged out by San Ramon Valley 3-0

Kylie Callan and Alys Olmstead

March 23, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

San Ramon Valley defeated Paly baseball 3-0 on Saturday at home. The game started off with the Vikings on defense and Justin Hull (’16) on the mound. After walking the first three batters, the bases were loaded and the Wolves first batter stole home on a wild pitch. The team made it out of the...

Paly baseball destroys Homestead 11-0

Garrett Reynolds and Rowan McEvoy

March 18, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports

After six scoreless innings from Paly’s ace Isaac Kasevich (‘15), the Vikings came out on top, shutting out Homestead with a final score of 11-0. Paly capitalized on pass balls and walks as four of their runs were unearned. “Usually I will throw a lot of off speed pitches” Kasevich said. By...

Homestead defeats Paly boys’ tennis 6-1

Homestead defeats Paly boys’ tennis 6-1

Samuel Desré, Staff Writer

March 18, 2015


Filed under Spring Sports, Tennis - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School boys' varsity tennis team was taken down by Homestead High School, 6-1, yesterday afternoon at Paly. Adrian Smith ('17) lost to Woosan Kim in a final score of 6-1, 6-0. The Mustangs were off to a strong start while the Vikings trailed behind. Raymond Li ('15) quickly put...

Paly boys’ lacrosse clobbers Saratoga 16-5

Paly boys’ lacrosse clobbers Saratoga 16-5

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer

March 18, 2015


Filed under Lacrosse - Boys, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Paly boys’ lacrosse obliterated the Saratoga Falcons with a score of 16-5. This substantial lead included hat tricks by several Vikings on the field. The Vikings started off the first period strong with an early goal by Hayden Libbey (‘17) thanks to an assist by Matthew Seligson (‘16) in the...

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