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Girls’ basketball falls to Dublin 55-49 in 1st round of NorCal tournament

Girls’ basketball falls to Dublin 55-49 in 1st round of NorCal tournament

Meredith Kinnaman, Kylie Callan, and Talia Malchin

March 9, 2016


Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Palo Alto Girls’ Basketball fell to Dublin High School at Gunn this Wednesday, March 9th in the first round of the NorCal Tournament, ending their season. Senior Courtney Lovely (‘16) comments on the end of her basketball career at Paly and evaluates the season as a whole. “I think [our ...

Girls basketball triumphs over Saratoga 48-37

Girls basketball triumphs over Saratoga 48-37

Talia Malchin and Haley Chalmers

February 3, 2016


Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Palo Alto Girls Basketball faced the Saratoga Falcons this Tuesday, February 2nd and pulled out a 48-37 win. Coach Scott Peters was pleased with their exhibition of defensive skills. “I thought our pace and energy on defense was very good. Defensively we really made them work.” Peters said. ...

Girl’s basketball defeats Gunn 40-26

Mara Zenger, Staff Writer

January 30, 2016


Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Palo Alto Girl’s basketball defeated their crosstown rival Gunn on Friday night with a score of 40-26.   The Vikings started off the game down. At the end of the first quarter, Paly was down 8-10, but it was nothing they couldn’t come back from.   Starting their second quarter...

Girls’ basketball destroys Wilcox 67-12

Girls’ basketball destroys Wilcox 67-12

Ryan Chang, Jamie Cullen, and Christian Rider

January 27, 2016


Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories

Palo Alto Girls Basketball faced the Wilcox Chargers in a league game Tuesday night. Palo Alto won in a blowout score of 67-12. The Vikings held the Chargers to only 12 points for the entire game. Coach Scott Peters was happy with the team’s discipline and defensive effort. “The girls did a...

Girls’ basketball dominates Los Altos 69-31

Girls’ basketball dominates Los Altos 69-31

Ryan Chang and Jamie Cullen

January 17, 2016


Filed under Basketball - Girls

  Palo Alto Girls Basketball faced off against the Los Altos Eagles Friday night. The Vikings won 69-31. Coach Scott Peters was pleased with the team’s performance. “I’m very happy with the way we played. We played hard and with passion and there was a sense of joy when we played.” The...

History in the Making

History in the Making

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

January 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Columns, Preview, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Tonight marks a huge night in the Gunn-Paly extensive rivalry: Basketball Quad Night. All four teams (junior varsity boys and girls followed by varsity boys and girls) will compete against each other at Gunn’s Titan Gym. Girls varsity kicks off at 6:15 followed by the boys game at 7:45. If you are...

Curling iron

Curling iron

Maddy Atwater and Ethan Stern

December 8, 2015


Filed under Basketball - Girls, Columns, Photography, Top Stories, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Many high school male athletes lift weights and work out on a very consistent basis for sports training, getting stronger, or even building muscle. You can walk into pretty much any high school weight room and see a male student working out, but you typically will not find a girl in the area. With female...

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

May 29, 2015


Filed under Basketball - Girls, Featured Athlete, Paly Athletic Awards, Softball, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

  Sophie Frick (‘18) stepped foot on the Palo Alto High School campus with a pre-determined expectation to be a talented athlete. With two older siblings, Andrew Frick (‘14) who played football, lacrosse and wrestling then went on to play football in college, and Madeline Frick (‘17) who...

Paly girls’ basketball beat Gatos 64-62, finish their undefeated season

Paly girls’ basketball beat Gatos 64-62, finish their undefeated season

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015


Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Paly girls’ basketball rose above the Los Gatos Wildcats and won their last league game 64-62, securing their undefeated season and league championship. The game started off with Lauren Koyama (‘17) scoring the first points of the game. Skylar Burris (‘17) followed in her teammates footsteps...

Girls’ basketball triumphs over Wilcox 64-24

Girls’ basketball triumphs over Wilcox 64-24

Samuel Desré, Staff Writer

February 7, 2015


Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

On Friday night, girls’ basketball defeated Los Altos with a final score of 64-24. After tonight's win, the Vikings are 9-0 in the De Anza League and lead the league with an overall record of 19-2. Alexis Harris (‘16) scored the first basket of the night for the Lady Vikes, beginning a favorable...

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