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

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

March 30, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

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 teams started slow on the bats, but the Eagles quickly changed that. In the second inning Los Altos ...

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...

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Maddy Atwater and Lauren Koyama

October 20, 2015


Filed under Football

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 longer played football to being labeled as a homosexual or a pervert. However, seven years ago, Shelton...

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

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

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

September 12, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories

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 solid improvement and exceptional energy in tonight’s game. Just under ten minutes into the...

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...

Girls’ soccer defeats Menlo-Atherton 1-0

Girls’ soccer defeats Menlo-Atherton 1-0

Rowan McEvoy and Garrett Reynolds

February 28, 2015


Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

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 end of the first half. “I think in the first half we played really well,” Pederson said. “We...

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...

Brief: Boys’ cross country places second at CCS

Brief: Boys’ cross country places second at CCS

Priscilla Bell, Features Editor

November 16, 2014


Filed under Cross-Country - Boys, Fall Sports, Top Stories

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, Calif. The team scored 116 points, falling behind Bellarmine who won with 47 points. "The top three...

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


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

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 and ultimate defeat of the Matadors. “For most of the game we played well; our defense was definitely...

Girls’ soccer falls to Los Gatos, 2-0 in CCS semi-finals

Girls’ soccer falls to Los Gatos, 2-0 in CCS semi-finals

Maddie Kinnaman and Olivia Scola

March 6, 2014


Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto girls’ soccer team lost 2-0 to the Los Gatos Wildcats on Wednesday, March 5th during the CCS semifinals. The first half started off with the Vikings and the Wildcats fighting to maintain possession of the ball. With 15:55 left in the half the Wildcats netted the first goal of the game. T...

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