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Brief: Paly wrestling places ninth at the Mid Cal Classic

Charlotte Biffar, Nina Kelty, Nora Rosati, Staff Writers

January 24, 2012


Filed under Wrestling

The Palo Alto wrestling team placed ninth this past weekend at the 32nd annual Mid Cal Classic in Gilroy. Both Nicolas Ortiz (‘12) and Kalen Gans (‘12) reached the finals and finished in second place in their respective weight classes. The Vikings as a whole were not able to meet the high stan...

Brief: Wrestling wins dual meet against Cupertino

Marina Foley, Blogger

January 21, 2012


Filed under Winter Sports, Wrestling

The Palo Alto wrestling team defeated rival Cupertino High School this past Thursday in a league duel meet. The team went into Thursday’s meet with confidence, but the results were closer than expected.  Despite the close score, the Vikings still came out with a victory. “We expected to win...

Paly wrestling triumphs over Saratoga 75-6

Nora Rosati, Staff writer

January 13, 2012


Filed under Wrestling

The Palo Alto wrestling team pounded the Saratoga high school team this Thursday night at home. The Vikings had a strong start, with Jordan Smith (‘13) earning a 12 point lead by the second period. Wrestling in the 113 pound weight class, Smith pinned opponent Alex Hansen within the first minute of...

Paly wrestling defeats cross-town rival Gunn 36-31

Paly wrestling defeats cross-town rival Gunn 36-31

Charlotte Biffar, Nora Rosati, and Nina Kelty, Staff Writers

January 7, 2012


Filed under Top Stories, Wrestling

The Palo Alto High School wrestling team triumphed over the Gunn High School team (36-31) this Thursday night at home. “It always feel good to be beat Gunn because they are our cross-town rivals, co-captain Nick Ortiz (‘12) said, “This is a big year for us because we are highly ranked in C...

Brief: All five wrestlers place at Lynn Dyche Classic

Charlotte Biffar, Staff Writer

December 19, 2011


Filed under Winter Sports, Wrestling

Two Palo Alto High School wrestlers competed in championship matches this Saturday Dec. 17 at the Lynn Dyche Classic at James Lick High School in San Jose. Although only five members of the Viking squad participated, they all placed in their respective weight classes. Christian Lonsky ('12) was one...

Brief: Wrestling wins Weber Lawson preseason Memorial Tournament

Nina Kelty, Staff Writer

December 12, 2011


Filed under Wrestling

This past weekend the Palo Alto High School wrestling team won the Weber Lawson Memorial Tournament at Fremont High School. Senior captains Nick Ortiz (‘12) and Kalen Gans (‘12) both placed first and Joey Christopherson (‘12) placed fourth, in their weight groups to help the Vikings win the...

Wrestling bounces back with 39-26 win over Cupertino

Wrestling bounces back with 39-26 win over Cupertino

Alan Lamarque

February 1, 2011


Filed under Wrestling

The Viking wrestlers redeemed themselves after an ugly loss last week with a swift 39-26 victory over the Cupertino Pioneers Tuesday night. After losing an important match to Los Gatos High School last week by a score of 45-24, the Vikings hit the mat prepared to make up for the performance. “When we l...

Wrestling suffers a tough loss to Los Gatos, 45-24

Wrestling suffers a tough loss to Los Gatos, 45-24

Emy Kelty

January 27, 2011


Filed under Winter Sports, Wrestling

The Palo Alto High School wrestling team suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the Los Gatos Wildcats Thursday night at Los Gatos, 45-21. The match-up was one of the most anticipated dual meets of the entire season. “If we [had] won this dual, we probably would have won leagues in d...

Wrestling routs Wilcox, 58-13

Wrestling routs Wilcox, 58-13

Alan Lamarque

January 21, 2011


Filed under Wrestling

The Palo Alto High School wrestling team blew out the Wilcox Chargers 58-13 Thursday night in Paly’s big gym. Just 18 seconds into his match in the 130 pound weight class, Trent Marshall (‘13) started off for the Vikings with an impressive pin. “It’s happened before,” Marshall said. “I...

Wrestling team defeats Monta Vista, 39-33

Wrestling team defeats Monta Vista, 39-33

Emy Kelty, Marina Foley, and Alan Lamarque

January 12, 2011


Filed under Wrestling

The Paly wrestling team narrowly defeated the Monta Vista Matadors, 39-33, on Tuesday night at Monta Vista. The Paly wrestling team narrowly defeated the Monta Vista Matadors, 39-33, on Tuesday night at Monta Vista. Heading into the dual, the Vikings expected a positive outcome. However, in the e...

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