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Girls Water Polo Looks to the Future After Loss to Mountain View 8-7

Girls Water Polo Looks to the Future After Loss to Mountain View 8-7

Zach Phillips, Webmaster/Design Director

September 12, 2018

Girls varsity water polo was beaten by Mountain View 8-7 in a thriller league game Tuesday at the Paly pool. The deck was wet, the sky clear, and the stands loud when the water polo game started, at 3:30pm. Chesnie Chung (‘20) was able to win the first sprint, and secure the first possession for...

Paly kicks off league with a 16-8 win over the Los Gatos Wildcats

Emma Staiger ('18) wins the draw for the vikings in its 16-8 victory over Los Gatos

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

March 16, 2016

The girls’ lacrosse team kicked off league play with a 16-8 victory over Los Gatos Wednesday night at home. With sharp passing and intense offense the girls The wildcats may have won the opening draw, but Paly quickly stole the ball back and Ellen Goncher (‘18) went on to score the first goal of th...

Girls’ soccer handles Milpitas 8-0

Girls' soccer handles Milpitas 8-0

Steven Marinkovich and Peter Snodgrass

January 13, 2016

The Paly girls’ soccer team easily defeated Milpitas 8-0 on Wednesday afternoon. The Vikings started out the game strong, controlling the possession and having a few chances on goal. Before long, Ansley Queen (‘16) scored the Vikings’ opening goal off of a pass from Tess Preising (‘17). Preising...

Girls’ basketball falls 37-31 on senior night

Girls' basketball falls 37-31 on senior night

Tori DeStefano and Priscilla Bell

February 21, 2014

Paly girls’ basketball’s senior night ended with a disappointing loss to the Los Gatos Wildcats. Seniors Hope Crockett ('14) and Charlotte Alipate ('14) were honored tonight in their last home game of their final season. The first quarter began with the Wildcats and Vikings battling neck in neck...

Girls’ basketball breezes by Wesley College 68-31

Maya Lathi ('17) scores a free throw for the Vikings. The Vikes went on to claim the game 68-31.

Tori DeStefano, Staff Writer

December 10, 2013

The Palo Alto High School Girls’ basketball team dominated Wesley College 68-31 in Vikings territory on Tuesday evening. The Vikings’ strong offensive side contributed to the constant lead they maintained throughout the game. In the first quarter, the Lady Vikes immediately grabbed a lead of seven...

Girls’ tennis preview: Same team, new enthusiasm

Elena Chavez ('14) returns a serve during practice as her team prepares for the Santa Catalina Invitational Tournament.

Megan Valencia, Staff Writer

September 5, 2013

Unlike many of the other fall sports, girls' tennis has always been an individual sport. However, this year the new Paly varsity girls’ tennis players look to play effectively together, rostering a number of critical veteran and new players. “We do have some new players, but we are still really...

Female Upperclassman Athlete of the Year: Megan Tall

Female Underclassmen of the year Megan Tall drive to the goal.

Tara Lawrence, Business Manager

May 22, 2013

"I was that kid that played every sport," Megan Tall (‘14)  said, speaking of her childhood, “I played softball and basketball but... I’m more talented with my feet.” “Talented with her feet” is one way to put it. Tall has played varsity soccer and run track since sophomore year– two...

Coach of the Year 2013: Jamie Nesbitt

Jamie Nesbitt, nominated Viking's 2013 coach of the year, gives her players advice in the league title championship.

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

May 22, 2013

Just two years after the first varsity girls’ lacrosse team was fielded at Paly, the Lady Vikes triumphed over St. Francis to win the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) Championship, under the guidance of Jamie Nesbitt. Following that impressive season, Nesbitt was promoted from assistant...

Brief: Girls lacrosse trumps Sequoia 18-1

Headed towards the goal, Alanna Mitchell ('13) breaks through a wall of Sequoia defenders. The Vikings went on to crush the Ravens 18-1.

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer

April 11, 2013

Palo Alto High School girls’ lacrosse team defeated the Sequoia High School Ravens 18-1 under the Paly lights. After a tough 19-10 loss to St. Ignatius on Wednesday night, the Lady Vikes redeemed themselves tonight. Charlotte Biffar ('13) opened the game with an immediate goal. The Lady Vikes then...

St. Ignatius ousts Lady Vikes, 19-10

The Lady Vikes defense tries to stop St. Ignatius' ball movement in their 19-10 loss.

Josh Stern, Staff Writer

April 10, 2013

In one of its most anticipated games of its season, the Paly girls’ lacrosse team recorded their first loss of the season to the St. Ignatius Wildcats, 19-10. “I think we could have played a better game and played them more evenly than we did,” head coach Jamie Nesbitt said. “[We need to be...

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