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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

David Hickey, Photo Editor

February 23, 2019


Filed under 2018/19, Basketball - Boys, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Photography, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Paly Boys Varsity Basketball team poses with the CCS Division 1 Championship trophy after upsetting the number one ranked Piedmont Hills 42-33. The boys look to continue their season in the coming week with Nor-Cal Playoffs.

Boys Basketball Dominates Gunn on Senior Night

Boys Basketball Dominates Gunn on Senior Night

Nathan Ellisen, Head Columnist

February 12, 2019


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Paly boys basketball team defeated crosstown rival Gunn 62-39 on the Vikings senior night. The Vikings went off to an early lead against the Titans before Gunn made a slight comeback to bring the halftime differential to only 8. Yet, the Vikings took over in the second half before bringing in al...

Conner Lusk the hometown hero as Vikings defeat Cupertino on last shot of game

Conner Lusk the hometown hero as Vikings defeat Cupertino on last shot of game

Ya'el Sarig, Staff writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under 2018/19, Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

What started as a tame, low-scoring game quickly became a nail-biter as the Vikings narrowly beat Cupertino, 39-38, after Conner Lusk (‘20) scored the go-ahead jump shot to close out the game. The first quarter (and largely the first half) were unremarkable in terms of scoring; despite flashes...

Boys Basketball Beats Rival Los Gatos

Boys Basketball Beats Rival Los Gatos

Gerzain Gutierrez, Staff Writer

January 13, 2019


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings boys basketball team were able to take down their rival, the Los Gatos Wildcats, at home by a score of 62-50. “It felt amazing to beat Gatos on our home floor. We really needed that win to get our flow going again,” Matthew Marzano (‘20) said. Paly came out strong as Mar...

Matthew Marzano’s Journey to Leadership

Matthew Marzano’s Journey to Leadership

Will DeAndre and Conner Lusk

December 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Featured Athlete, Profiles, Top Stories, Winter Sports

It’s seven a.m. on a Tuesday morning. Just another day for the majority of kids at Palo Alto High School, but for Matthew Marzano this is a gameday. Although he is a second year varsity player, this is the first season that Marzano will see prominent minutes and hold a leadership position on the te...

Marvin Zou

Marvin Zou

December 16, 2018


Filed under 2018/19, Basketball - Boys, Featured Athlete, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Profiles, Winter Sports

A basketball in one hand a textbook in the other. Like many Paly athletes, senior Marvin Zou must find a balance between academics and athletics. Zou, currently a senior at Paly says he has to constantly use his time effectively and efficiently so that he can maintain a high performance level with h...

Interview with Peter Diepenbrock

Interview with Peter Diepenbrock

Will Strauch and Bryan Look

May 22, 2018


Filed under Audio, Basketball - Boys

Skip ahead to... 2:07 Falling in love with basketball 29:01 Jeremy Lin 47:12 Interaction with Spike Lee ...

Boys Basketball Defeats Menlo in NorCal Semifinal 54-47

Boys Basketball Defeats Menlo in NorCal Semifinal 54-47

Max Jung-Goldberg, News Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Boys basketball defeated Menlo, 54-47, in a thrilling Northern California semifinal game on Tuesday night at the Peery Center. The game gave Palo Alto an opportunity for a rematch with the Knights who beat them back in December of 2017. Max Dorward (‘18) lead the way with 22 points and Bryant Je...

Boys Basketball Does it Again, Upsets #1 Heritage 59-49

Boys Basketball Does it Again, Upsets #1 Heritage 59-49

Bryan Look, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2018


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

In the quarterfinals of the CIF Division I NorCal Tournament, boys basketball upset top-seeded Heritage 59-49. After beating #1 seeded Dublin in the same tournament last year, the circumstances of this game felt eerily similar. Coming off some impressive victories, Paly headed into the top-seeded ...

Boys Basketball Loses to Mitty in C.C.S Open Semifinal

Boys Basketball Loses to Mitty in C.C.S Open Semifinal

Max Jung-Goldberg, News Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The boys basketball team suffered a 73-61 loss to Archbishop Mitty in the C.C.S Open Division tournament semifinal game at Independence High School on Tuesday night. According to MaxPreps, the loss snaps Palo Alto’s 21 game winning streak and puts their record at 23-3 on the season.   It was a...

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