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

Alison Lu ('16) fights for possession of the ball. Lu is up against Los Gatos player in the mid field.

Maddie Kinnaman and Olivia Scola

March 6, 2014

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...

Girls’ basketball comes from behind to defeat Mountain View 57-54

Alexis Harris goes up for a shot against two Mountain View defenders. Paly would go on to win 57-54.

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

March 2, 2014

The Paly Girls’ basketball team outlasted the Mountain View Spartans 57-54 at Gunn High School late Saturday afternoon in the CCS Division I quarterfinals. After going one and one against the Spartans in the regular season, the Vikings came from behind in the fourth quarter to secure a spot in the CCS s...

Brief: Coach Earl Hansen to retire at the end of the school year

Coach Earl Hansen, Palo Alto High School's Varsity football coach for the past 26 years, has announced his retirement.

December 2, 2013

Coach Earl Hansen, Palo Alto High School's Athletic Director and varsity head football coach for the past 26 years, has announced his intentions to retire after the current school year. Hansen told the varsity football team after the season ended in a 45-21 loss against the Saint Francis Lancers in the C...

Vikings fall to Lancers 45-21 in season ending loss

In the 2013 fall season, the Vikings fell to the Saint Francis Lancers 45-21 to end the season 6-6. The Vikings graduated 16 seniors and are looking to a young team to fill the graduated gaps.

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

November 30, 2013

Despite a strong effort, the Vikings lost 45-21 to the Saint Francis Lancers Friday night. In a true tale of two halves, the Vikings kept the game close in the first and second quarters, but could not hold on for the rest of the ride. A few bright spots included Keller Chryst (’14) and Eli Givens...

Football defeats Leland 54-24 in first round of CCS

Football defeats Leland 54-24 in first round of CCS

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

November 24, 2013

Looking to rebound from the regular season with a record 0f four out of nine wins, the Palo Alto Vikings’ football team solidly defeated the Leland Chargers 54-24 in the first round of the CCS playoffs Saturday night. Keesean Johnson (’14) and Malcolm Davis (’14) scored four touchdowns a piece,...

Vikings volleyball overcomes Menlo Atherton, advances to CCS championship

The Vikings gather during a time out called by Menlo Atherton in the third set.

Tori DeStefano, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013

The Paly Vikings took on the Menlo Atherton in front of an energetic crowd at the the Central Coast Section (CCS) semi-championships tonight, defeating the Bears in five close sets. The team will advance and play at the CCS championship this Saturday. “We studied all year for [this],” coach Dave...

Brief: Girls’ cross country season ends at CCS

Brief: Girls' cross country season ends at CCS

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer

November 16, 2013

Girls' cross country placed ninth out of 19 teams in CCS today at Crystal Springs. Neither the team nor any runners qualified for  the state meet. "It was a disappointing race," Katie Foug ('15) said. A few of the runners were still recovering from  health issues. Bryn Carlson ('16) was sick...

Paly boys’ water polo defeats Gunn Titans 13-12 to advance onto CCS semifinals

JJ Kadifa ('14) looks for an open pass. The Paly Vikings went on to defeat the Gunn Titans 13-12, moving onto the CCS semifinals next week.

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer

November 16, 2013

In the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) championships, Palo Alto Vikings’ boys water polo made a significant comeback to beat the Gunn Titans 13-12 after losing to the Titans three times prior, advancing them to the semifinals. Head coach Brandon Johnson praised his team’s winning ...

Girls’ golf claims CCS title first time in Paly History

Michelle Xie ('15) prepares for a shot. Paly Girls' Golf went on to win CCS against Saint Francis Lancers by a close four shots.

Priscilla Bell

October 29, 2013

Paly girls' golf won the Central Coast Section (CCS) tournament this afternoon with a winning score of 391. They beat St. Francis by a close four shots, and Gunn by 21 shots. "I think we did pretty well," captain Michelle Xie ('15) said. "I know that we didn't play our absolute best... but we pulled...

Paly baseball falls to St. Francis in CCS semifinals

Paly baseball falls to St. Francis in CCS semifinals

Audrey DeBruine, Features Editor

May 25, 2013

For this year’s Paly baseball team, which had a full set of new starters, reaching the Central Coast Section (CCS) semifinals was an achievement that went above and beyond expectations that had been set for this season. “We weren’t supposed to win a league title,” head coach Eric Raich said af...

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