The Viking Magazine

Volleyball takes a Senior Night victory against Gunn

Priscilla Bell, Features Editor

November 11, 2014

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 volleyball falls to the Homestead Mustangs in three sets

Paly volleyball falls to the Homestead Mustangs in three sets

Paige Anderson, Staff Writer

October 12, 2014

The Vikings’ varsity volleyball team lost against the Homestead Mustangs on Tuesday night in its sixth game of the season. The Vikings had a rough start to the match but improved as Anna Dukovic (‘15) lead the team in spikes; however, they were unable to pull out a win from the first game with...

Volleyball drops CCS championship to Homestead in four sets

Keri Gee ('14) prepares for a dig against the Homestead Mustangs. The Mustangs went on to win the CCS championship.

Ami Drez and Tori Destefano

November 24, 2013

“Lets go Paly, lets go!” a crowd of spirited Paly students yelled during the CCS girls volleyball championship to show their Paly Pride. However, despite the constant cheering and spirit throughout the stands, Homestead conquered the CCS Championships over Paly in four games. The Vikes were look...

One hell of a week

The girls' water polo team swims at their regular season morning practice. They had 5:30 a.m. practices during hell week.

Zoe Bhargava and Priscilla Bell

October 4, 2013

As fall sports at Paly begin their seasons, players grumble about setting early alarms on the weekend, having to be at school twice in one day and running countless laps around the track. This is hell week - the return to school sports from an easy summer. It works to get players into shape so they can...

Volleyball snaps Gunn’s win streak, clinches share of league title

Becca Raffel ('14) returns the ball.  Raffel had 10 kills on the night.

Colin Patterson and James Harrison

November 1, 2012

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team swept Gunn on Senior Night.  The Vikings won 25-17, 25-19 and 25-18 to end the Titans' five game win streak and bring the Vikes to a 12-2 league record. Gunn struck first by jumping out to an early 5-1 lead.  The Vikings trailed the Titans but an offensive...

Volleyball defeats Mountain View in three games

Volleyball defeats Mountain View in three games

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer

October 18, 2012

The Paly (20-4, 9-1) volleyball team continued their near perfect league season as they triumphed over the Mountain View Spartans (12-12, 4-6). Although the Spartans began the set with a slight lead of 2-1, the Lady Vikes quickly retaliated and picked up their momentum, until they were leading 12-7...

Paly volleyball beats Homestead in three sets

PALO ALTO, CA-OCT. 11, 2012: Shelby Knowles ('13) spikes the ball to the Homestead Mustang's territory. The lady vikes won 3-0.

Jordan Gans, Staff Writer

October 12, 2012

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team beat Homestead High School in a very close game in which the Vikings pulled out a three set victory. The Vikes started off the game with a 3-0 lead but Homestead's strong outside hitters quickly countered. This set the tone for the rest of the set as the V...

Another victory for the Lady Vikes as they defeat Los Altos during their Dig Pink charity event

Jade Schoenberger ('15) celebrates with teammates Lauren Kerr ('14) and Sophia Bono ('13) after a kill. The Lady Vikes won this match in three sets.

Pippa Raffel and James Harrison, Staff Writers

October 4, 2012

The Paly volleyball team (6-0, 17-3) defeated the Los Altos Eagles (2-4, 13-10) Thursday night in three sets during its Dig Pink charity event. The Lady Vikes remain undefeated in the De Anza League. During the game, each dig from both teams contributed money to breast cancer research through pledges....

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