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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...

Girls’ basketball defeats the Mountain View Spartans 53-40

Girls’ basketball defeats the Mountain View Spartans 53-40

Zoe Bhargava and Gillian Chryst

January 23, 2015


Filed under Basketball - Girls, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Winter Sports

On Friday night, girls’ basketball triumphed over Mountain View 53-40. The Vikings’ win secured their fifth league win and they have remained undefeated. Tonight’s performance was a big team win and the Lady Vikes were happy with their performance. “I was very proud of our team, shots weren’t...

Girls’ basketball outlasts Saratoga 57-44

Girls’ basketball outlasts Saratoga 57-44

Isaac Kasevich and Michael Pappas

January 14, 2015


Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Palo Alto girls’ basketball defeated Saratoga 57-44 at Paly on Wednesday evening. Lauren Koyama (‘17) led the charge for the Lady Vikes, pouring in 12 points on four three-pointers. Courtney Lovely (‘16) and Alexis Harris (‘17) also contributed double-digit points. Koyama was pleased with...

True passion

Kylie Callan and Reuben Kramer

December 12, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Basketball - Girls, Features, Lacrosse - Girls, Soccer - Boys, Soccer - Girls, Softball, Swimming - Boys, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories, Volleyball

Shawn Johnson began gymnastics at the age of three. Ryan Lochte first learned to swim at age five. Abby Wambach dribbled her first soccer ball at the age of four. Since then, they have spent innumerable hours working towards greatness. Their efforts have earned them a place in history. Their names have...

No such thing as a free ticket

Megan Valencia and Kylie Callan

October 3, 2014


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Features, Football, Volleyball, Wrestling

After parking their cars in the packed Churchill parking lot, Palo Alto parents, students and community members walk towards the stadium gates. The lights shine brightly on Hod Ray field as Paly players and fans anticipate the start of the Friday night football game. Some Paly spectators can simply show...

Girls’ basketball comes from behind to defeat Mountain View 57-54

Girls’ basketball comes from behind to defeat Mountain View 57-54

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

March 2, 2014


Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories

The Paly Girls’ basketball team outlasted the Mountain View Spartans 57-54 at Gunn High School late Saturday afternoon in the CCS Division I quarterfinals. After going one and one against the Spartans in the regular season, the Vikings came from behind in the fourth quarter to secure a spot in the CCS s...

Girls’ basketball falls 37-31 on senior night

Girls’ basketball falls 37-31 on senior night

Tori DeStefano and Priscilla Bell

February 21, 2014


Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories

Paly girls’ basketball’s senior night ended with a disappointing loss to the Los Gatos Wildcats. Seniors Hope Crockett ('14) and Charlotte Alipate ('14) were honored tonight in their last home game of their final season. The first quarter began with the Wildcats and Vikings battling neck in neck...

Girls’ basketball crushes Mountain View 44-31

Girls’ basketball crushes Mountain View 44-31

Tori DeStefano

February 15, 2014


Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories

On Friday night the Lady Vikes put on an impressive performance against Mountain View, dominating the court and easily claiming the win, 44-31. In the first quarter, Paly started off strong, immediately grabbing the lead with their aggressive shooting and effective defense strategies. Maddy Atwater...

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