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Boys’ basketball manhandles Homestead 63-49

Kevin Mullin ('15) prepares to take the ball down the court. Mullin had four three-pointers during the game.

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer

January 31, 2014

The Paly boys' basketball team claims victory over Homestead Mustangs Wednesday night advancing them to a 4-2 record in league and 9-8 record overall. "I think it was a good win," captain Noah Phillips ('14) said. "I thought we finished pretty strong." Homestead scored an early three-pointer, but...

Softball shut down by Homestead 6-2

Softball shut down by Homestead 6-2

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer

March 19, 2013

Paly softball faced Homestead High School on Tuesday afternoon at home for their seventh game of the season, falling 6-2. In the first inning, the Vikings left Homestead’s lineup swinging the bat and making contact, reeling in three runs to start off the game. The Vikings were unable to put any ru...

Palo Alto boy’s basketball vs. Homestead (2/1/13)

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer

February 2, 2013

Here are the highlights from Palo Alto's game against Homestead on Friday. Check out the dominating performance by the Vikings as they add another win to their record.

Homestead sweeps Vikings in CCS semifinals, season comes to an abrupt end

Homestead sweeps Vikings in CCS semifinals, season comes to an abrupt end

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer

November 15, 2012

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team's 13-match postseason winning streak was snapped Wednesday night by the Homestead Mustangs (24-8) in the CCS semifinals at Santa Clara High School. While they jumped out to early leads in two of the three games, the Vikes could not hold on to any of them, falling...

Volleyball withstands late surge from Homestead, wins 3-1

Becca Raffel ('14) completes a kill in the fourth set of the match.

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer

September 20, 2012

The Palo Alto High School girls' volleyball team (2-0, 13-3) beat Homestead (1-1, 7-5) 3-1 in a tough defensive battle on Thursday night.  A breakaway in the fourth set by Paly brought home the third win the team needed to seal the match. The Vikings started the first set strong by quickly taking...

Softball loses to Homestead 11-1 by the run-rule

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

April 25, 2012

Paly softball (5-14-0, 2-6-0) fell to Homestead (16-3-0, 6-1-0) on Wednesday night after only playing six innings, due to the run-rule. The Lady Vikes took the field with Julia Saul (‘14) on the mound and the Mustangs immediately put on the pressure. With a triple, three doubles, and a single, Homestead...

Swimming holds on to winning streak by beating Los Gatos

Katrina Nguyen ('13) dives into the water in her 50 free race. She won the event with a time of 26:08.

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor

March 30, 2012

Varsity girls' and boys' swimming and diving secured another win against Los Gatos, winning 123-60 and 118-67, respectively. Diving helped win Paly some extra points too, as Olympic hopeful Cole Plambeck ('13) scored 290.20 and Serena Yee ('13) scored 199.15, both winning first in their respective divis...

Boys’ basketball defeats Homestead 46-20 to open league play

Boys’ basketball defeats Homestead 46-20 to open league play

Austin Poore and Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writers

January 5, 2012

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team defeated Homestead 46-20 with a strong effort Wednesday night at Paly. The win pushed the team’s record to 10-1 overall. Defense was the name of the game for the Vikings, who came out energetic and focused, holding the Mustangs to eight points or...

Paly volleyball sweeps Homestead on Senior Night

Peter Dennis, Columnist

October 29, 2011

In their last home game at Palo Alto High School, eight Paly seniors made their mark, sweeping Homestead (4-7, 12-12) in three games on Thursday night. The eight seniors, middle blocker Jackie Koenig, setter Ally Kron, outside hitter Maddie Kuppe, opposite hitter Caroline Martin, libero Ashley Shin,...

Paly boy’s water polo thrashes Homestead 22-1

Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writer

October 10, 2011

Palo Alto High School varsity boys’ water polo team (5-1 in league) crushed Homestead High School (0-3) 22-1 on Oct. 4. The Vikings had a strong start, pulling their starters in the first quarter with a lead of 4-0. “[Our lead] allowed other players to get experience,” co-captain Peter Rock...

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