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Girl’s Basketball Annihilates Wilcox 46-27

Girl’s Basketball Annihilates Wilcox 46-27

Mallory Kuppe, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Paly Girls basketball team demolished the Wilcox chargers tonight at home with a final score of 46-27. Senior guard Carly Leong (‘18) helped lead the team to this crucial victory. “Basically this game was really important because Wilcox is our hardest competition in the way of the league tit...

Girls basketball takes down Mountain View 58-37

Girls basketball takes down Mountain View 58-37

Sabrina Hall and Wes Walters

January 23, 2018


Filed under Basketball - Girls, Winter Sports

The Paly girls basketball team defeated Mountain View 58-37 tonight in the Peery Center. The Lady Vikes maintained a stable lead throughout the game and made their mark early in the game, putting up 20 points by the end of the first quarter against the Spartans’ 12. “The pace of the game ...

Boys’ Basketball beats rival Gunn, 56-40

Boys’ Basketball beats rival Gunn, 56-40

Bryan Look, Editor-in-Chief

January 13, 2018


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

In front of a rowdy crowd of both Paly and Gunn students, boys’ basketball defeated the Titans 56-40 in their only matchup of the year. Both teams struggled to get going offensively early as Paly lead 10-8 at the end of the first quarter. Despite their early shooting struggles, the Vikings’ were a...

Boys’ Basketball takes down Los Altos 64-27

Boys’ Basketball takes down Los Altos 64-27

Matan Ziv, Head Columnist; Multimedia Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Paly boys’ basketball team defeated league rival Los Altos 64-27 last night. Los Altos made it a competitive game for the first few minutes, with the Vikings going down 5-2 to start the first quarter. The game appeared to be a close one with Los Altos knocking down contested shots early on. ...

Boys’ Basketball falls to Gunn 72-59

Lauren Koyama and Skylar Burris

January 30, 2016


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team (12-7, 3-4) fell to cross-town rival Gunn High School (13-1, 4-1) 72-57 last Friday on Quad Night at Gunn High School. This was the first loss the boys basketball team has had to Gunn since 2009. The Vikings’ started off the game slow, letting the...

History in the Making

History in the Making

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

January 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Columns, Preview, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Tonight marks a huge night in the Gunn-Paly extensive rivalry: Basketball Quad Night. All four teams (junior varsity boys and girls followed by varsity boys and girls) will compete against each other at Gunn’s Titan Gym. Girls varsity kicks off at 6:15 followed by the boys game at 7:45. If you are...

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

May 29, 2015


Filed under Basketball - Girls, Featured Athlete, Paly Athletic Awards, Softball, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

  Sophie Frick (‘18) stepped foot on the Palo Alto High School campus with a pre-determined expectation to be a talented athlete. With two older siblings, Andrew Frick (‘14) who played football, lacrosse and wrestling then went on to play football in college, and Madeline Frick (‘17) who...

Boys’ basketball season ends in disappointing 2nd round CCS loss to Santa Teresa

Boys’ basketball season ends in disappointing 2nd round CCS loss to Santa Teresa

Maddy Atwater and Isaac Kasevich

February 26, 2015


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Paly Athletic Awards, Photography, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto Varsity boy’s basketball team’s season ended Thursday night after a 69-60 loss to Santa Teresa High School (San Jose, Calif.) in the 2nd round of the Central Coast Section Division 1 playoffs. Santa Teresa dominated the game from the start, thanks in large part to exceptional deep-ball...

Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

February 7, 2015


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Featured Athlete, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Boys’ basketball protected their own court in their senior night game against cross town rival Gunn High School with a 17 point win 71-54. The graduating seniors, Corey Bicknell (‘15), Alex Dees (‘15), Kevin Mullin (‘15) and Jonny Rojahn (‘15) stepped up despite the contest not being a league...

Girls’ basketball falls 37-31 on senior night

Girls’ basketball falls 37-31 on senior night

Tori DeStefano and Priscilla Bell

February 21, 2014


Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories

Paly girls’ basketball’s senior night ended with a disappointing loss to the Los Gatos Wildcats. Seniors Hope Crockett ('14) and Charlotte Alipate ('14) were honored tonight in their last home game of their final season. The first quarter began with the Wildcats and Vikings battling neck in neck...

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