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Wrestling falls to cross-town rival Gunn, 46-34

Wrestling falls to cross-town rival Gunn, 46-34

Katie Foug and Alys Olmstead

January 23, 2014


Filed under Top Stories, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Paly lost to Gunn in their dual meet Thursday night by a close 12 points. The Vikings had to forfeit two match-ups because they were lacking wrestlers to wrestle Gunn’s 220 and 285 pound wrestlers; this cost them the 12 points they needed in order to tie Gunn. “Just another rivalry week against ...

Brief: Wrestling falls short to Oceana High School 39-33

Brief: Wrestling falls short to Oceana High School 39-33

Olivia Scola, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013


Filed under Top Stories, Winter Sports, Wrestling

The Vikings started strong but could not keep their lead for very long on Thursday night. The meet only consisted of one pin from Paly, by Troy Henderson ('16).  James Giacca ('15) and Eric Oshima ('16) both wrestled up a couple of weights this meet. The team trailed behind Oceana throughout the whole...

Wrestling with tradition

Wrestling with tradition

Olivia Scola, Staff Writer

December 2, 2013


Filed under Features, Top Stories, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Since the ancient Olympic games began in 708 BC and then resumed in 1896, only males represented their countries. While women eventually earned the right to compete at the Olympic level, it wasn’t until the 2004 summer games they appeared on the wrestling mat. In Palo Alto, this year, coach Dave...

Pinning at all costs

Pinning at all costs

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer

February 22, 2013


Filed under Features, Top Stories, Wrestling

The sculpture of The Two Wrestlers standing in the Uffizi Collection in Florence, Italy depicts just one moment in the timeless sport of wrestling. The two muscular men have remained forever frozen amidst their battle to top one another for over five thousand years. During the winter months, this scene o...

Wrestling takes fifth in the SCVAL tournament

Tara Lawrence, Staff Writer

February 12, 2013


Filed under Wrestling

Paly wrestlers battled it out this weekend at the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) finals, scoring fifth overall. Six of the wrestlers placed in SCVALS and will compete in CCS. Both Andrew Frick ('14) and Gary Hohback ('13) took first place in their division. Erik Anderson ('13), Eric...

Wrestling takes a beating from Wilcox, 51-21

Julia Saul, Staff Writer

January 24, 2013


Filed under Winter Sports, Wrestling

The Paly wrestling team was dominated by Wilcox in an away meet on January 24th, resulting in a final score of 51-21. Erik Anderson (‘13) at 182 pounds and Jordan Gans (‘14) at 170 pounds both had pins. The rest of the points for Paly were by Gary Hohbach (‘13) at 160 pounds, Eric Oshima (‘16)...

Brief: Wrestling falls (64-18) to cross-town rival Gunn High School

Brief: Wrestling falls (64-18) to cross-town rival Gunn High School

Charlotte Biffar and Pippa Raffel

January 18, 2013


Filed under Wrestling

The Palo Alto High School wrestling team suffered a tough defeat (64-18) against cross-town rival Gunn High School. Both teams entered the Titans Gym last night with a 2-0 record in the De Anza Division of SCVAL, the Vikings having worked hard in anticipation of the dual. The Titans put up 12 point...

Brief: Injuries, subpar performances plague Vikings at Jim Root Invitational

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer

January 14, 2013


Filed under Winter Sports, Wrestling

The Paly boys’ wrestling team suited up Saturday for the Jim Root Invitational at Prospect High School. That is, the three wrestlers who are presently healthy did. “The team was pretty light in attendance this weekend, a lot of injuries,” team captain Gary Hohbach (‘13) said. “Therefore...

Wrestling preview

Wrestling preview

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer

November 28, 2012


Filed under Top Stories, Wrestling

The Paly wrestling team is coming off a successful 2011-2012 campaign which culminated with a fourth place finish at the Central Coast Section (CCS) Championship tournament. They will look to to rebuild following the graduation of a talented class of wrestlers. The 2012-2013 team returns two individual...

Wrestling defeats Los Altos high school, 56-13

Wrestling defeats Los Altos high school, 56-13

Nina Kelty, Nora Rosati, staff writers

February 6, 2012


Filed under Top Stories, Wrestling

Paly wrestling smacked Los Altos High School, 56-13 on Mon. Feb. 6 at Los Altos, tying for first place in duals for the Santa Clara Valley League (SCVAL).  After a loss to Los Gatos High School last week, the Vikings had to pull away with a win tonight to claim first in league. “We needed to redeem ourselves...