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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...

Girls’ soccer takes down Los Gatos 3-0

Girls’ soccer takes down Los Gatos 3-0

Ben Cleasby and Steven Marinkovich

January 7, 2016


Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Paly girls’ soccer team took down Los Gatos by the score of 3-0 on Wednesday afternoon. The Vikings started out the game strong, having some chances early from both corner kicks and set pieces, but they couldn’t find the back of the net. The first portion of the game was fairly even with...

Girls’ soccer triumphs over crosstown rival Gunn 4-0

Girls’ soccer triumphs over crosstown rival Gunn 4-0

Peter Snodgrass and Christian Rider

December 10, 2015


Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Palo Alto girls' soccer prevailed against crosstown rival Gunn, 4-0, led by two goals from Reilly Filter (‘17).  The game, was their second to last preseason game, which came after a game against Menlo Atherton High School. “We did not play as well tonight as we did against MA (Menlo Atherton),"...

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...

Paly boys’ soccer triumphs over Milpitas 3-0

Paly boys’ soccer triumphs over Milpitas 3-0

Alys Olmstead, Editor-in-Chief, Design Editor

December 3, 2015


Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories

Paly boys’ soccer defeated Milpitas in their first preseason home game of the season. The Vikings sealed the victory with a final score 3-0. The game started evenly with the ball switching possession through the middle. Milpitas made the first offensive advance with a free kick that was blocked...

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...

Girls’ soccer comes up just short in 3-2 CCS Championship loss to Mountain View

Girls’ soccer comes up just short in 3-2 CCS Championship loss to Mountain View

Rowan McEvoy and Garrett Reynolds

March 7, 2015


Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Paly girls’ soccer team lost to Mountain View 3-2 in the CCS finals Saturday morning at Valley Christian High School. Alison Lu (‘16) accounted for both goals for the Vikings who squandered numerous chances to score throughout the game. “We had a lot of missed opportunities,” head coach...

Girls’ soccer triumphs over Santa Teresa 5-0 in CCS Semi-Final match

Girls’ soccer triumphs over Santa Teresa 5-0 in CCS Semi-Final match

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer

March 4, 2015


Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Palo Alto girls’ soccer trounced the Santa Teresa Saints, 5-0 in their CCS semi-final match. This win advances the Vikings into the championship game. The Vikings started the game off strong, maintaining their possession well throughout the midfield and keeping Santa Teresa on their defensive half...

Paly Boys’ Soccer beats Santa Teresa 4-0 in first game of CCS tournament.

Paly Boys’ Soccer beats Santa Teresa 4-0 in first game of CCS tournament.

Alys Olmstead and Zach Levitan

March 1, 2015


Filed under Soccer - Boys, Winter Sports

  Paly Boys’ Soccer won their first match in the CCS tournament 4-0 against the Santa Teresa Saints. The team will now advance to play on Saturday, time to be decided. The game started slow with the ball staying primarily in the middle of the field. Both Paly and their opponents Santa Teresa,...

Girls’ soccer defeats Menlo-Atherton 1-0

Girls’ soccer defeats Menlo-Atherton 1-0

Rowan McEvoy and Garrett Reynolds

February 28, 2015


Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Paly girls’ soccer team defeated Menlo-Atherton 1-0 in the CCS quarterfinals at home Saturday afternoon. Jacey Pederson (‘16) scored the lone goal for the Vikings during stoppage time at the end of the first half. “I think in the first half we played really well,” Pederson said. “We...

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