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The elements of chemistry

The elements of chemistry

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

April 20, 2012

At a lacrosse practice last spring, Walker Mees (‘13) watched as two of his teammates hacked at each other with their lacrosse sticks - at first just aggressive play. The checks escalated into hard hits and a later, a full on fistfight. The other players just stared at their so-called teammates and let...

Girls’ lacrosse breezes to victory over Saratoga

Girls' lacrosse breezes to victory over Saratoga

Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writer

April 12, 2012

The girls’ lacrosse team defeated Saratoga tonight by a score of 13-6. The Vikings took control early and never relinquished command of the game. Paly jumped out to an early 3-0 lead less than five minutes into the game. The sister duo of Nina (‘13) and Emy (‘12) Kelty then scored a goal apiece...

Girls’ lacrosse falls to Cherry Creek, 20-8

Girls' lacrosse falls to Cherry Creek, 20-8

Sammy Solomon, Staff Writer

March 27, 2012

The Palo Alto High School girls’ lacrosse team fell to Cherry Creek High School, 20-8 at home in an exhibition game. Cherry Creek, nine time Colorado state champions and named “Best in the West” by Lacrosse Magazine, traveled all the way from Colorado to face the lady Vikes in today’s gam...

Girls’ lacrosse beats St. Francis, 19-17

Girls' lacrosse beats St. Francis, 19-17

Spencer Drazovich, Nora Rosati, Staff Writers

March 21, 2012

Paly girls’ lacrosse defeated St. Francis 19-17 tonight on a brisk evening under the home lights, propellingthe Vikings to a record of 5-1. “[The Paly girls’] played hard which is the most you can ask for.” Coach Jamie Nesbitt said. “I don’t think they were going to let them take this f...

Girls’ Lacrosse beats Menlo-Atherton 18-7

Charlotte Biffar ('13)

Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writer

March 9, 2012

The girls’ lacrosse team beat Menlo-Atherton Friday night by a score of 18-7. The game was a tale of two halves for the Vikings as they started slowly in the first half, but picked it up in the second. The Vikings started strong right out of the gates as Kimmie Flather (‘12) scored the first goal...

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...

Girls’ lacrosse advances to finals after win over Los Gatos

Photo Credit: Paige Borsos

Mary Albertolle, Editor-In-Chief

May 11, 2011

After a quick lead, the Palo Alto High School girls' lacrosse team progresses to the playoff championship after beating Los Gatos, 15-9, today at home. The Lady Vikes jumped ahead right in the beginning when they they controlled the first few draws.  Off the draw Leigh Dairaghi ('11), Kimmie Flather...

Girls’ lacrosse defeats Leland, 14-5

Photo Credit: Paige Borsos

Marina Foley, Staff Writer

April 28, 2011

Palo Alto Vikings' look for a better performance and yet another win, 14-5, against Leland High School at home, Thursday night. “We definitely got the outcome we were looking for, since last time we didn’t play our best against them,” Vikings attack, Kimmie Flather said. Two early goals allowed...

Girls’ lacrosse defeats Gunn, 11-9

George Brown, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2011

The Palo Alto High School girls' lacrosse team (1-2, 1-0 SCVAL) narrowly beat Gunn High School (1-3-1, 0-1) under a steady mist on the Paly turf Tuesday night. Though the Lady Vikes carried a 2-0 lead after five minutes and remained in command for most of the night, they were not happy with their...

Fake it till you make it: flopping in sports

Brennan Miller and Mira Ahmad

March 4, 2011

In the summer of 2010 all eyes were focused on Johannesburg, South Africa. The first world cup to take place in South Africa brought forth new levels of soccer, new numbers of fans and a newly renewed tactic of...flopping? Throughout the World Cup, the greatest soccer stars were throwing themselves...

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