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Senior Night Spoiled for Girls Soccer in 0-3 Loss

Senior Night Spoiled for Girls Soccer in 0-3 Loss

Ya'el Sarig, Editor-in-Chief
February 9, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Despite senior night celebrations setting a celebratory tone for the game, the girls soccer team was unable to pull away with a win to cap off the night, losing 0-3 versus Homestead this Friday to drop to 5-4-7 overall this year.  The festivities were short-lived. Homestead dominated the game f...

Viking’s Defense Shines as Paly Beats Homestead on Senior Night, 47-33

Viking’s Defense Shines as Paly Beats Homestead on Senior Night, 47-33

Luke Thieman, Staff Writer
February 8, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings men’s varsity basketball team defeated the Homestead Mustangs by a score of 47-33 on Friday night. Led by a stellar defensive effort and a strong performance from league MVP candidate Matthew Marzano (‘20), the Vikings were able to pull out the victory after celebrating the s...

Girls Varsity Basketball Defeats Wilcox

Girls Varsity Basketball Defeats Wilcox

Hana Erickson, Staff Writer
February 8, 2020
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The girl’s varsity basketball teams defeats Wilcox 55-30 on Friday. The team had a game full of great defense and great cheering from their energetic bench.  The Vikings had a bit of a slow start but were still able to maintain a lead and were up 13-7 after the first quarter.  In the second qu...

Boys Soccer beats Cupertino 2-0

Boys Soccer beats Cupertino 2-0

Elif Turgut, Josh Lai, and Jenna Hickey
February 7, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Paly boy’s varsity soccer team took a 2-0 win when they faced Cupertino on Wednesday, February 5. Starting the game off strong, the team kept good distribution with great passes.    The two stars of the game, Alex Siegel (‘20) and Marc Essindi (‘20) each made one of their te...

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

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

James Fetter and Lincoln Bloom
February 7, 2020
Filed under Top Stories, Winter Sports, Wrestling

  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 ...

Girls Varsity Soccer loses to Los Gatos, 2-1

Girls Varsity Soccer loses to Los Gatos, 2-1

February 4, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Top Stories, Uncategorized

The Paly girls varsity soccer team was defeated 2-1 by Los Gatos on Wednesday, in a defensively dominated game.     Palo Alto fell behind early, and couldn’t muster enough opposition to gain a lead. Los Gatos scored two goals in the first half, which put pressure on the Vikings to put ...

Battle of the Keepers

Battle of the Keepers

Jenna Hickey
January 23, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Soccer - Girls, Top Stories

The stars of the match-up between Paly’s girls varsity soccer team (3-2-7) and Mountain View (5-4-3), were not the forwards but the goalies. With both goalies saving a combined 8 goals, the score remained 0-0 at the end of the game.  Mountain View came out strong making two shots immediately in the first two minutes. Pal...

Ryan Purpur and Matt Marzano lead a balanced Viking attack as the Vikes beat Milpitas, 58-47

Ryan Purpur and Matt Marzano lead a balanced Viking attack as the Vikes beat Milpitas, 58-47

Luke Thieman, Staff Writer
January 22, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings men’s varsity basketball team defeated the Milpitas Trojans by a score of 59-47 on Wednesday night. Despite missing key players due to injury and illness, the Vikings were able to pull out the win behind stellar performances from Matt Marzano (20’) and Ryan Purpur (20’) as well...

Paly Wrestling defeats Lynbrook, 54-35

Liam Nagesh, Staff Writer
January 21, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Winter Sports, Wrestling

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,...

Girls Basketball squeezes out 35-33 win over Saratoga

Girls Basketball squeezes out 35-33 win over Saratoga

Summer Daniel
January 16, 2020
Filed under 2019/2020, Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Girls basketball beat Saratoga 35-33 in a tightly contested match on Tuesday, Jan 14.  The match began in Paly’s favor, as the Vikings immediately snagged the lead, ending the first quarter with eight points, trumping Saratoga’s two.  However, the game continued to swing both ways, with Sar...

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