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Paly Wrestling falls short to Los Gatos on Senior Night 44-32

Dara Heydarpour ('20) prepares to strike his opponent

James Fetter and Lincoln Bloom

February 7, 2020

  It was senior night for the Paly Wrestling Thursday, and despite stellar performances from certain individuals, the Vikings came up short against league rival Los Gatos with a score of 44-32. Notable performances include senior Dara Heydarpour, who dominated his opponent from the start and pinned his opponent. Cade Creighton ('22) won by pin as well and Adar Schwarzbach ('21) won by ...

Paly Wrestling defeats Lynbrook, 54-35

Liam Nagesh, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Paly Co-ed wrestling blew out Lynbrook in their league play by a score of 54 to 35 at home Tuesday night. Adar Schwarzbach (‘21) led the way for Paly, pinning his opponent, keeping up his streak of a pin in every match this year. Although the Vikings won by a large margin in their second match,...

Weight Debate

Summer Daniel, Nathan Seto, and Sofie Vogel

February 11, 2019

Athletes of all different sports are familiar with the sacrifices and training it takes in order to best prepare for their upcoming matches, but few have to go so far as to drop a significant amount of body mass to stay competitive in their sport, like wrestling. Cutting weight is a standard practice t...

Paly Wrestling Places 15th in CCS

Andrew Wang ('19) throws down his opponent.

Nathan Seto, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018

The Vikings’ season has come to an end, excluding the couple that are proceeding to states. In CCS, there were a few outstanding performances, including co-captain Calvin Grewal (‘18) winning his third place match, 3-2, and Dara Heydarpour (‘20) with a 4-2 record. Tyler Weaver Escobar (...

Previewing Winter Sports Postseason

Previewing Winter Sports Postseason

Bryan Look, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2018

Boys Basketball (18-2, 12-0) After winning the SCVAL title and being selected as the #3 seed in the CCS Open Division tournament, boys basketball looks to make a run at the open division title. “I want to win Open,” Will Schlemmer (‘18) said. “I think we have enough talent and experien...

Paly Wrestling Falls to Los Gatos With a Score of 42-28

Paly Wrestling Falls to Los Gatos With a Score of 42-28

Cole Sotnick, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

Paly Co-ed wrestling fell short to rivals Los Gatos with a score of 42-28 on Wednesday night. The team had a positive start with stellar performances from Andrew Wang (‘19) and Halo Lynch (‘21). Both had several pins which helped them get out to a 19-18 lead early in the match. However, t...

Paly Wrestling defeated by Wilcox, 44-27

Paly Wrestling defeated by Wilcox, 44-27

Eric Aboytes, Ryan Strathearn, and Jason Shorin

February 1, 2018

The Paly wrestling team was defeated by Wilcox by a score of 44-27 on Tuesday. There were some positives for the Vikings as Aidan Gans (‘19), Andrew Wang (‘19), Cooper Kim (‘18), Calvin Grewal (‘18), and Dara Heydarpour (‘18) all won their matches. Gans and Wang had stand out performance...

Winter Sports Soundcloud Rap🔥

Jason Shorin and Ryan Strathearn

December 21, 2017

Check out our winter sports rap on sound cloud for a good time!

Curling iron

Courtney Lovely ('16) works out in the Paly weight room with the rest of the girls basketball team

Maddy Atwater and Ethan Stern

December 8, 2015

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 wrestling outlasted by Cupertino, 52-22

Seth Goyal ('17) looks to take down his opponent in the dual meet against Cupertino on Jan. 22.

Kylie Callan, Staff Writer

January 22, 2015

The Palo Alto wrestling team fell to Cupertino High School 52-22 at home on Thursday, Jan. 22. Coach Braumon Creighton was disappointed with the Vikings' performance. “I’m disappointed with the performance of a lot of the…guys,” Creighton said. “[There were] too many pins, too many [of...

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