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Helen Butler: Female Athelete of 2010-2011

Helen Butler: Female Athelete of 2010-2011

Anne Hildebrand, Copy Editor

May 31, 2011


Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Profiles, Soccer - Girls, Track & Field

Though all of Paly’s athletes are extremely important to their teams, the defensive players often are overlooked. The glory goes to the offensive players and the teams who win championships.  But on teams that are struggling, there is sometimes a star player who keeps the team’s hope alive. The...

Vikings Girls Varsity Track sends three runners to De Anza League Finals

Charlie Kelsey and Brandon Dukovic, staff writer

May 4, 2011


Filed under Track & Field

The Palo Alto Vikings Girls Varsity Track team saw 3 of its athletes advance to the finals of the SCVAL De Anza League yesterday at the De Anza League trials, under the scorching sun at Gunn High School. Josie Butler (13’), Pippa Raffel (14’) and Torie Nielsen (12’) all sprinted their way to qualification...

The Mentality of Quality Training

The Mentality of Quality Training

Skylar Dorosin, Staff Writer

April 19, 2011


Filed under Features, Swimming - Girls, Track & Field, Volume 4 Issue 5

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...

Life in the fast lane

Life in the fast lane

Shannon Scheel, Staff Writer

April 16, 2011


Filed under Features, Spring Sports, Top Stories, Track & Field, Volume 4 Issue 5

Picture a hurdle.  A barrier.  A blockade between the impossible and possible; an object separating the domains of failure and success, of champion and second best. Conquering a hurdle requires complete fearlessness, a burst of speed and a solid jump. Mastering these components is a challenge in itself,...

Paly boys’ track and field falls to Mountain View

Paly boys’ track and field falls to Mountain View

Anne Hildebrand, Copy Editor

March 30, 2011


Filed under Spring Sports, Top Stories, Track & Field

The Palo Alto High School boys’ track and field team lost to Mountain View High School on Mar. 28 by a score of 71-56. Throwers Tory Prati (‘12), Kevin Anderson (‘11) and Chris Bisbee ('12) swept the shot put, scoring five, three and one points respectively with throws of 43 feet, 40 feet one...