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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

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 ...

Boys’ basketball falls to Los Gatos 53-50

Talia Malchin and Quinn Knoblock

February 28, 2016

Boys’ basketball faced Los Gatos High School last Friday, Feb 19 merely falling 53-50 to the Cats. The Viks are now 7-5 in league standings, and 16-8 overall. The Vikings started out of the gate leading the game 4-0. Both Jack Simison (‘17) and Justin Hull (‘16) were fouled, but each bounc...

Girls’ soccer defeats Sacred Heart Prep 5-1

Girls' soccer defeats Sacred Heart Prep 5-1

Nikki Merkle-Raymond, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016

The Vikings blew the Sacred Heart Gators out of the water with a 5-1 defeat. The Sacred Heart gators and our Paly Vikings went head-to-head in a game in Monday. The Gators came out strong and scored the first goal of the first half leaving the score 1-0. The Lady Vikes soon returned the fav...

Boys’ basketball trumps Fremont 54-44

Paul Jackson III shoots in the game against Fremont. The Vikings went on to win 54-44.

Skylar Burris and Kylie Callan

February 7, 2016

Boys’ basketball triumphed over Fremont High School 54-44 at home on Saturday, Feb. 6. They are now 4-4 in league and 13-7 overall. William Schlemmer (‘18) credits his team’s success to how well they worked together. “I think [the game] went really well because we came together as a team...

Girls’ soccer falls to Mountain View 2-0

Girls' soccer falls to Mountain View 2-0

Steven Marinkovich and Peter Snodgrass

February 6, 2016

In a battle between the the top two teams in the league, Girls' soccer fell to Mountain View by the score of 2-0 on Friday afternoon. This was the Vikings’ first loss of the season. The game started out fairly even, with each team controlling possession for a little bit with neither side creating...

Girls basketball triumphs over Saratoga 48-37

Girls basketball triumphs over Saratoga 48-37

Talia Malchin and Haley Chalmers

February 3, 2016

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

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...

Boys’ Basketball falls to Gunn 72-59

Lauren Koyama and Skylar Burris

January 30, 2016

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team (12-7, 3-4) fell to cross-town rival Gunn High School (13-1, 4-1) 72-57 last Friday on Quad Night at Gunn High School. This was the first loss the boys basketball team has had to Gunn since 2009. The Vikings’ started off the game slow, letting the...

Boys basketball drops game to Wilcox 79-66

Boys basketball drops game to Wilcox 79-66

Bryan Look, Staff Writer

January 28, 2016

Boys Basketball drops tough game to Wilcox 79-66 Paly’s Boys Basketball team lost a disappointing game to the Wilcox Chargers by a final score of 79-66. The Vikings  jumped out to an early lead as Miles Tention (‘17) hit two early three’s with other scoring from Max Dorward (‘18) and Jack ...

Boys’ soccer ties Los Gatos 2-2

Boys' soccer ties Los Gatos 2-2

Steven Marinkovich and Peter Snodgrass

January 27, 2016

The Paly boys’ soccer team tied Los Gatos 2-2 on Wednesday afternoon. The game started out pretty slow with neither team having many clear cut shots on goal in the first half. The possession was fairly even and the majority of the game was played in the middle of the field with each team controlling...

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