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Girls Water Polo Season Preview

Girls Water Polo Season Preview

Maria Fletcher, Mallory Kuppe, Zach Phillips, and Lauren Daniel

August 31, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

Coming off a quarterfinal loss in last year’s Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs, the driven Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity water polo team is hoping to translate their past success, and strengthen their weaknesses, in the coming season. With a reopened pool and new sports facility, the Peery Family C...

Boys Water Polo Preview

Boys Water Polo Preview

Nathan Seto, Josh Kasevich, Jason Shorin, and Nathan Ellisen

August 31, 2017


Filed under Preview, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

As the Boys Water Polo season crawls closer and closer, the team is working hard to prepare for the new season. Last year, the team fell to Gunn in a triple-overtime league championship game, thus ending the season in second place. They later lost in the quarterfinals of CCS. After falling s...

Football Preview

Football Preview

Zach Baumgarten, Staff Writer

August 31, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Preview, Top Stories

The young Viking football team looks to rebound from a 4-7 record last season, and rebuild on the progress made with second year head coach Danny Sullivan. The team is brimming with a new sense of confidence, generated from their head coach. “There's no reason why we can't win our League,” head ...

Baseball eliminated from CCS playoffs as Mitty upsets the Vikings 1-0 in an intense pitchers duel

Baseball eliminated from CCS playoffs as Mitty upsets the Vikings 1-0 in an intense pitchers duel

Bryan Look, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Baseball lost to Mitty 1-0 in the first round of CCS playoffs, ending the promising season in a disappointingly familiar way. For the third straight year, the Vikings have been eliminated in the first round of the CCS tournament. Paly was the number one overall seed in the tournament this year and la...

Softball defeats Lynbrook 9-0 in final league game

Softball defeats Lynbrook 9-0 in final league game

Lauren Daniel, Business Manager

May 13, 2017


Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Softball defeated Lynbrook in their last league game Wednesday 9-0. Before the game, they held a ceremony honoring the seven seniors on the team. Seemly fitting that the seniors contributed five RBI’s and eight hits to the impressive win. Throughout the whole game the vikings seemed to dominate the fie...

Baseball takes Game 1 of League Championship Series 7-5 over Mountain View

Baseball takes Game 1 of League Championship Series 7-5 over Mountain View

Bryan Look, Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Baseball defeated Mountain 7-5 in Game 1 of 3 of the League Championship Series behind continuous production up and down the lineup throughout the game.   After Mountain View scored a run in the top of the second inning, the Vikings answered quickly and took a 2-1 lead. Ben Cleasby (‘17) ...

Baseball drops league playoff game to Wilcox 4-3

Baseball drops league playoff game to Wilcox 4-3

Bryan Look, Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Baseball lost the first game of a three game series to Wilcox 4-3 and now face elimination in the league tournament.   After giving up a run in the top of the second, the Vikings responded quickly and took the lead. In the bottom half of the inning, Nathan Willis (‘18), Jonathan Gottlie...

Boys’ Lacrosse routs Leland 16-3

Boys’ Lacrosse routs Leland 16-3

Bryan Look, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2017


Filed under Lacrosse - Boys, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Boys’ Lacrosse dominated Leland 16-3 after jumping out to a commanding lead early.   The Vikings absolutely overwhelmed Leland in the first quarter as they scored early and often. Almost immediately Paly got possession and Hayden Libbey (‘17) made an offensive run and a sweet pass to Be...

Baseball Defeats Los Altos 5-1 on Senior Night

Baseball Defeats Los Altos 5-1 on Senior Night

Matan Ziv, Multimedia Editor, Head Columnist

May 1, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Paly baseball team defeated Los Altos 5-1 on Senior Night. The Vikings simply did not care that they have already won the league. The Vikes went out there hungry for more on Senior Night, and came out with yet another huge win over league foe Los Altos.   The Vikings got out to a ...

Lacrosse defeats Mountain View 9-6

Lacrosse defeats Mountain View 9-6

Will Strauch, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Lacrosse - Boys, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Paly boys’ Lacrosse had a strong performance Thursday night by defeating Mountain View. The Vikings started the game off strong and used good attacking play and strong defense to gain a 5-4 lead at half. The Vikes battled with Mountain View to maintain this gain this advantage before halftime. Pa...

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