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Boys’ Basketball falls to Gunn 72-59

Lauren Koyama and Skylar Burris

January 30, 2016


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team (12-7, 3-4) fell to cross-town rival Gunn High School (13-1, 4-1) 72-57 last Friday on Quad Night at Gunn High School. This was the first loss the boys basketball team has had to Gunn since 2009. The Vikings’ started off the game slow, letting the...

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...

Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

February 7, 2015


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Featured Athlete, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Boys’ basketball protected their own court in their senior night game against cross town rival Gunn High School with a 17 point win 71-54. The graduating seniors, Corey Bicknell (‘15), Alex Dees (‘15), Kevin Mullin (‘15) and Jonny Rojahn (‘15) stepped up despite the contest not being a league...

Boys’ soccer dominates over Gunn 3-0

Boys’ soccer dominates over Gunn 3-0

Rowan McEvoy, Editor-In-Chief

January 6, 2015


Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Paly boys’ soccer defeated crosstown rival Gunn 3-0 at Paly Tuesday afternoon in its last non-league game of the season. Edward Chen (‘15), Brian Tracy (‘17) and Dami Bolarinwa (‘16) all scored goals in the win in front of a bleacher section packed with Paly and Gunn fans alike. Given the...

Volleyball takes a Senior Night victory against Gunn

Priscilla Bell, Features Editor

November 11, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Volleyball

Paly volleyball defeated Gunn in three sets on Thursday night. In its previous matchup against the Titans in the league opener, Paly lost in three sets. Coach Daniele Desiderio saw the development of the team from the start of the season. “We panicked a little bit when we were there because they...

Paly baseball dominates Gunn 9-1

Paly baseball dominates Gunn 9-1

Rowan McEvoy and Hayley Poore

April 11, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

The Paly baseball team defeated cross-town rival Gunn 9-1 at home on Friday afternoon. Despite a slow start, the Vikings put the game out of reach with a late offensive outburst. Corey Bicknell (‘15) started pitching for the Vikings, giving up only one hit in the first inning.  Paly had a similar ...

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

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

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer

November 16, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys

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 ...

Vikings volleyball sweeps Gunn in straight sets

Vikings volleyball sweeps Gunn in straight sets

Tori DeStefano, Staff Writer

November 5, 2013


Filed under Top Stories, Volleyball

For the second time this season, the Lady Vikes conquered Gunn High School but this time in Titan territory. The match took place on Thursday in the Titans’ brand new gym on their senior night. Paly started off strong in the first set with a kill by Becca Raffel (’14) to earn a 4-2 lead. With...

Female Upperclassman Athlete of the Year: Megan Tall

Female Upperclassman Athlete of the Year: Megan Tall

Tara Lawrence, Business Manager

May 22, 2013


Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Features, Spring Sports, Top Stories

"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...

Paly baseball comes back from 2-0 deficit to beat Gunn

Paly baseball comes back from 2-0 deficit to beat Gunn

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

March 22, 2013


Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

On a sunny Friday afternoon, the Viking baseball team defeated Gunn High School 6-2, led by Isaac Feldstein ('13), Austin Poore ('13) and pitcher Danny Erlich ('14). Erlich began the game on the mound for the Vikings, letting two Gunn runs in the first two innings, putting the Titans up 2-0. The momentum...

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