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Female team of the year: Volleyball

Female team of the year: Volleyball

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

June 1, 2012


Filed under Features

Winning a State Championship is an arduous task that requires discipline, focus, determination and strong team chemistry. For most schools, it is an extremely rare feat to win one title and it could take decades to win another. But for Paly athletics, expectations can always be exceeded. After a remarkable 2011-201...

Silence in the Stands

Silence in the Stands

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012


Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Features, Top Stories

When varsity football and lacrosse player Gabe Landa (‘12) runs onto the football field the adrenaline and excitement kicks in as he sees students, parents and staff members in the stands.Four months later, as lacrosse starts, Landa runs onto the field and looks at the stands. They are almost empty....

Volleyball brings home another State Championship in five games

Volleyball brings home another State Championship in five games

Mira Ahmad and Sam Borsos, Managing Editors

December 4, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School varsity volleyball team proved itself in a Cinderella story State Championship match after coming back from a 13-7 deficit in the fifth game of the match. Paly (36-3,12-0) defeated Marymount High School (34-5,8-0) on Saturday night at Concordia University in Irvine to win another...

The Senior Life: Volleyball seniors reminisce on the 2011 season before State game

The Senior Life: Volleyball seniors reminisce on the 2011 season before State game

December 3, 2011


Filed under Volleyball

Win or lose, Paly volleyball’s eight seniors will play their final high school volleyball game as the team concludes the 2011 season with the CIF State Championship game. As the season comes to an end, the seniors look back on their favorite moments of the season. Melanie Wade Position: Middle bl...

Volleyball sweeps Gunn in CCS Quarterfinals

Peter Dennis, Columnist

November 11, 2011


Filed under College Sports, Fall Sports, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School varsity volleyball team (12-0,  31-3) swept rival Gunn High School (1-11, 15-20) in three games Thursday night in Paly's first game of the CCS tournament. Earlier in the day, four Paly starters signed to continue their play at the collegiate level. Melanie Wade ('12) will play at University of Washington, Maddie Kuppe ('12) at...

Paly volleyball sweeps Homestead on Senior Night

Peter Dennis, Columnist

October 29, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Volleyball

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 volleyball defeats Mountain View at home

October 16, 2011


Filed under Volleyball

Once again, the Palo Alto High School (20-3, 7-0) varsity volleyball team came out fired up for an at-home victory against the Mountain View Spartans (12-14, 3-4). According to head coach Dave Winn, it was the strategic serving on the end of the Vikings that led to the win and prevented the Spartans...

Volleyball loses to St. Francis in five games

Volleyball loses to St. Francis in five games

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

September 26, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Volleyball

Coming in to this volleyball game against St. Francis High School (11-2, 0-0), Palo Alto High School (15-2, 2-0) knew this would be a tough match. Both teams won a state championship last year; the Vikings took the CIF Division I Volleyball State Championship and the Lancers took Division II. The Lady...

Volleyball beats Presentation 3-2 overall in non-league home game match

Volleyball beats Presentation 3-2 overall in non-league home game match

Paige Borsos, Photo Editor

September 8, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School varsity volleyball team (10-0) beat Presentation High School (6-1) in five games on its home court this Wednesday evening, Sept. 7. The final score of the fifth game was 15-11. While last year the Lady Vikes were crowned the CIF State champions in Division I, Presentation...

Bump, set, dance? Girls’ volleyball teams perform flash mob

Bump, set, dance? Girls’ volleyball teams perform flash mob

Sam Borsos, Managing Editor

September 7, 2011


Filed under Top Stories, Volleyball

Whether it's the girls' volleyball team suiting up as ninjas or the boys' basketball team keeping it classy with ties and collared shirts, it is not unusual to see a sports team at Palo Alto High School rock bold attire on game day. But today was a little different. The girls' varsity, junior varsity...

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