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Paly wrestling crushed by Fremont 63-13 in first meet of season

Paly wrestling crushed by Fremont 63-13 in first meet of season

Kylie Callan, Staff Writer

January 6, 2015

The Paly wrestling team lost to Fremont 63-13 at their first dual meet of the season at home on Tuesday, Jan. 6. Keahi Asing (’18), Seth Goyal (’17) and Chioke Bryant-Anderson (’15) all scored for the Vikings. Alexa Austin (’15) was proud of her team, especially the underclassmen wrestling...

No such thing as a free ticket

Megan Valencia and Kylie Callan

October 3, 2014

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...

Wrestling places 6th at SCVAL tournament

Wrestling places 6th at SCVAL tournament

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer

February 16, 2014

The Paly wrestiling team ranked 6th out of 15  schools, with a total score of 104 points at the SCVAL meet this Saturday. Three Paly wrestlers clenched 1st place in their weight class, and three other wrestlers placed in the top ten for their respective weight groups. Paly wrestlers Josh Deckelman (‘...

Wrestling suffers 48-22 loss on senior night

Wrestling suffers 48-22 loss on senior night

Katie Foug and Alys Olmstead

January 30, 2014

Paly fell to Willcox 48-22 on their senior night, adding another loss to their record to make it 1-3. Josh Deckelman ('14) committed one of Paly’s two pins earning Paly its first six points of the match. Chioke Bryant ('15) earned the other pin which extended the Vikings early lead. Before Bryant’...

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

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 in the Webber Lawson Varsity Tournament

Paige Bara, Staff Writer

December 15, 2013

In the Lawson Varsity tournament the Vikings were unable to come out on top, despite James Giacca (’15) win in his 126 lb. weight class. “I wish we preformed better as a whole,” Giacca said. “But at this point getting matches in is good practice.” The Vikes plan on training hard this...

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

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

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

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

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...

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