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Brief: National Letter of Intent signing day ceremony

Brief: National Letter of Intent signing day ceremony

Zoe Bhargava and Katie Foug

February 5, 2014

Today Paly honored eight of its senior student athletes who will continue playing their sports to the collegiate level. The ceremony took place in the big gym and included words from Athletic Director Earl Hansen and Principal Kim Diorio. “There’s a reason [these athlete’s schools] are so good,...

Volleyball drops CCS championship to Homestead in four sets

Volleyball drops CCS championship to Homestead in four sets

Ami Drez and Tori Destefano

November 23, 2013

“Lets go Paly, lets go!” a crowd of spirited Paly students yelled during the CCS girls volleyball championship to show their Paly Pride. However, despite the constant cheering and spirit throughout the stands, Homestead conquered the CCS Championships over Paly in four games. The Vikes were look...

Volleyball falls to Los Altos in three sets during final home game of the season

Volleyball falls to Los Altos in three sets during final home game of the season

Maddie Kinnaman and Olivia Scola

October 31, 2013

The Palo Alto Vikings’ volleyball team fell to the Los Altos Eagles during three sets on Thursday, October 31st. The game was the last home volleyball of the season, as well as the last Paly volleyball game played in the historic Paly gym. The Eagles dominated the first set of the game, beating...

Vikings volleyball triumph over crosstown rival Gunn in four sets

Vikings volleyball triumph over crosstown rival Gunn in four sets

Tori DeStefano, Staff Writer

October 16, 2013

The cheers of the Paly fans echoed throughout the gym as the Vikings defeated the crosstown rival Gunn High School Titans in four sets on Tuesday night. “It was amazing to have the stand full of people cheering,” Jade Schoenberger (’14) said. “That really impacted our game positively.” Paly...

Volleyball upsets Presentation in five sets

Volleyball upsets Presentation in five sets

Clara Harrington, Staff Writer

September 11, 2013

On September 10th, Paly won against Presentation High School in a nail-biting match. Starting off the season with an intense match, Paly is satisfied with their performance. “Presentation is a good team, and it’s hard to take a set from them; let alone a match,” coach David Winn said. The tea...

Brief: In season opener, Paly trumps Castilleja in straight sets

Audrey DeBruine, Features Editor

September 5, 2013

In its first match of the season, the Paly volleyball team (1-0-0) prevailed over non-league opponent Castilleja High School (0-1-0) in straight sets (25-21, 26-24, 24-14) at home Thursday night. Though the first two sets remained neck-and-neck, the Vikings were able to pull away from Castilleja in ...

Exceeding expectations

Exceeding expectations

Jordan Gans, Staff Writer

December 15, 2012

The Palo Alto volleyball team has defied all odds. Winning two state titles in a row is a extraordinary accomplishment, but the team’s exploits this season are arguably just as impressive. According to outside hitter Becca Raffel (‘14), this year’s team, fueled by the Paly community’s skepticism...

Homestead sweeps Vikings in CCS semifinals, season comes to an abrupt end

Homestead sweeps Vikings in CCS semifinals, season comes to an abrupt end

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer

November 15, 2012

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team's 13-match postseason winning streak was snapped Wednesday night by the Homestead Mustangs (24-8) in the CCS semifinals at Santa Clara High School. While they jumped out to early leads in two of the three games, the Vikes could not hold on to any of them, falling...

Paly Volleyball CCS Trailer

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer

November 7, 2012

Paly volleyball will be playing in the Central Coast Section (CCS) tournament this Saturday, November 10 at the Palo Alto High School gym.

Volleyball snaps Gunn’s win streak, clinches share of league title

Volleyball snaps Gunn’s win streak, clinches share of league title

Colin Patterson and James Harrison

November 1, 2012

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team swept Gunn on Senior Night.  The Vikings won 25-17, 25-19 and 25-18 to end the Titans' five game win streak and bring the Vikes to a 12-2 league record. Gunn struck first by jumping out to an early 5-1 lead.  The Vikings trailed the Titans but an offensive...

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