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Private vs. Public

Morris Gates-Mouton ('12) pulls away from a lancer defender on his way to the endzone.

Jonny Glazier, Staff Writer

December 16, 2011

Public Schooled: a mantra that has resonated throughout the Paly athletic community for years. However when one ventures outside of the “Palo Alto bubble,” this statement falls flat, listless and generally void of truth.  Last year, Paly capped off its most storied year athletically. With fo...

Football falls to Bellarmine 41-13 in CCS Open Division Championship

Keller Chryst ('14) scrambles away from the pressure of the Bellarmine defense

Austin Poore, Rohit Ramkumar, Staff Writers

December 3, 2011

The Palo Alto High School football team fell to the Bellarmine Bells 41-13 in the Central Coast Section (CCS) Open Division Championship game at San Jose City College on Dec. 2, in a rematch of the game played last year. The loss ended the Vikings’ hopes of defending their 2010 State Championship. The story of the ma...

Volleyball beats San Ramon in NorCal semifinals, in three games

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

November 26, 2011

After winning CCS (Central Coast Section) last week, the Paly (12-0-0, 33-3-0) volleyball team went on to beat the San Ramon Wolves (10-4-0, 35-8-0) in three games, in the NorCal semifinals with scores of 25-20, 25-23, and 25-13. The Lady Vikes came into the match with a new lineup and struggled a bit...

Volleyball captures CCS Championship title, beats Menlo-Atherton in three games

Volleyball captures CCS Championship title, beats Menlo-Atherton in three games

Sam Borsos

November 19, 2011

The Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity volleyball team has done it again. The Lady Vikes (12-0 league, 33-3 overall) beat Menlo-Atherton High School (14-0 league, 29-6 overall) in the Division I Central Coast Section (CCS) championship today in three games at Independence High School, with scores...

Girls’ water polo falls to Los Altos in SCVAL quarterfinals, 9-3

Girls’ water polo falls to Los Altos in SCVAL quarterfinals, 9-3

Nina Kelty, staff writer

November 5, 2011

Palo Alto High School girls’ water polo team fell to Los Altos High School Friday night in the SCVAL Tournament quarterfinals, ending their run to play in Championship game. The night before the Lady Vikes beat Wilcox 15-6 in the first round of the league tournament.  With this momentum Paly looked...

Paly girls’ water polo defeats Monta Vista 14-2

Paly girls’ water polo defeats Monta Vista 14-2

Annie Susco, Staff Writer

October 13, 2011

The Palo Alto High School girls’ water polo team beat Monta Vista High School 14-2 at home on Thursday, October 13. The Vikings' started off strong scoring five points in the first quarter alone. Co-captain Skylar Dorosin ('12) scored all of the Vikings' points in the first quarter and finished th...

Boys cross-country ready to rock and run

Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writer

September 9, 2011

After a disappointing fifth place finish in leagues last year, the Boys' Cross Country team is revved up and ready to improve with the dawn of a new season. Last year's young roster has, matured giving way to a new group of strong upperclassmen. “We have a majority of a returning team,” Ben May...

Column: Varsity volleyball 2011: Can they do it again?

Column: Varsity volleyball 2011: Can they do it again?

Sam Borsos, Managing Editor

August 29, 2011

For the 2010 Palo Alto High School girls volleyball team, last year was a banner year. The Lady Vikes dropped jaws throughout the entire Palo Alto community by not only winning the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) De Anza Division title, the first-ever Central Coast Section (CCS) championship,...

Bottom 10 Moments

The Vikings boys lacrosse team lost twice to the Menlo Atherton Bears in overtime.

Matt Lam, Kevin Kannapan

June 6, 2011

1. GOING FOR WIN #3? It was a rough year for the lady Vikes soccer team. In a season plagued with an inability to capitalize on scoring opportunities, Paly struggled through league play coming up with only two wins. Even with three players committed to play Division I soccer, the team was the first...

Baseball beats San Benito, wins first ever CCS title, 5-4

Baseball beats San Benito, wins first ever CCS title, 5-4

Alan Lamarque, Web Editor

May 29, 2011

After two hours of rain delay, and head to head play for six and a half innings, Austin Braff ('12) drove the ball into right-center field and brought home B.J. Boyd, to win the first CCS baseball title in school history, over the San Benito Haybalers. In the bottom of the third inning, with the score...

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