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Carly Leong ('18) signalling a play in CCS Division I game against Carlmont.

Girls’ Basketball Concludes 2017-2018 Season

Mallory Kuppe, Staff Writer February 25, 2018

Paly lost to Carlmont 41-47 yesterday afternoon, knocking them out of CCS and ending their season. The game started off very strong for the Vikings, ending the first quarter ahead 10-5. By the half, the...

Alec Olmstead ('16) takes a swing in todays matchup against Los Altos High School.

Vikings Baseball Drops a Close One to the Los Altos Eagles 1-0

March 30, 2016

Despite a strong defensive effort led by pitcher Justin Hull (‘16), who had six strikeouts and pitched a complete game, the Vikings fell short of the Los Altos Eagles 1-0 in today’s matchup. Both...

Lauren Koyama ('17) dribbles in last year's game against the Titans.

History in the Making

A preview of tonights Quad Night basketball games against cross-town rivals, the Gunn Titans.
Maddy Atwater, Features Editor January 8, 2016

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...

Alfredo Gonzalez ('16) and Ella Higashi ('16) pose on the sideline during one of the Paly football games.

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Have you noticed the long black pants among the line of green cheer skirts? Well, either way you're invited to delve into the world of breaking barriers and destroying stigmas through a simple act of joining a cheer team. After years of battle, it seems as though the walls have been almost completely torn down.
Maddy Atwater and Lauren Koyama October 20, 2015

Seven years ago, D.J. Shelton (‘08) was the only male on the Palo Alto High School cheer squad. Seven years ago, Shelton was the victim of daily verbal abuse, from being called a quitter because he no...

Tony Caballero-Santana celebrates Viking touchdown with his teammates.

The Vikings fell short of the San Benito Haybalers 49-34

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor September 12, 2015

Taking the field after a hyped-up home opener, the Vikings battled against the San benito Haybalers, but were eventually defeated 49-34. After a depressing 33-0 loss in last years matchup, the team showed...

Sophie Frick ('18) and Carly Leong ('18) celebrate after sealing the girls basketball league championship. Frick has been chosen as Paly's female underclassman of the year.

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor May 29, 2015

  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,...

Alison Lu ('16) takes a free kick at midfield. Paly's strong defense held Menlo-Atherton scoreless.

Girls’ soccer defeats Menlo-Atherton 1-0

Rowan McEvoy and Garrett Reynolds February 28, 2015

The Paly girls’ soccer team defeated Menlo-Atherton 1-0 in the CCS quarterfinals at home Saturday afternoon. Jacey Pederson (‘16) scored the lone goal for the Vikings during stoppage time at the...

Justin Hull ('16) wins the tip for the Viking's in their last game of the season.

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

Mullin’s 33 points not enough to overcome sharp-shooting Saints
Maddy Atwater and Isaac Kasevich February 26, 2015

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...

Brief: Boys' cross country places second at CCS

Brief: Boys’ cross country places second at CCS

Priscilla Bell, Features Editor November 16, 2014

Boys' cross country advanced to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship meet after placing second in today's Central Coast Section (CCS) championship meet at Toro Park in Salinas,...

Boys’ water polo clenches a 9-7 victory over Monta Vista Matadors

Boys’ water polo clenches a 9-7 victory over Monta Vista Matadors

Bryn Carlson, Staff Writer September 19, 2014

On Thursday night, the boys’ water polo team faced off the Monta Vista Matadors in its second league game of the season. Team captain Lucas Novak (‘15) was pleased with the team’s performance...

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