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Female team of the year: Volleyball

Female team of the year: Volleyball

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

June 1, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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 beats Los Altos in three games

Starting outside hitter Maddie Kuppe ('12) hits cross-court shot against Los Altos defenders Natalie Dwulet ('13) and Meghan Cyron ('12). The Lady Vikes defeated the Eagles in three games.

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

October 20, 2011

The Paly (7-0-0, 20-3-0) volleyball team continued their undefeated league season by defeating Los Altos High School (5-3-0, 21-7-0) in three games. Last time the Lady Vikes played the Eagles they also won in three games, but they felt their energy level was much higher this time around. “[The energy] was bet...

Paly volleyball defeats Mountain View at home

October 16, 2011

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

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 starts league off 1-0, beats rival Gunn

Outside hitter Maddie Kuppe ('12) produces a kill against Gunn middle blocker Lena Latour ('13).

Sam Borsos, Managing Editor

September 20, 2011

Coming off a 2-2 record this weekend at the Mitty Tournament, the Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity volleyball team (13-2, 1-0) bounced back to start its league play off with a 1-0 record after beating cross-town rival Gunn High School (10-6, 0-1) tonight at Paly in three games. Although the...

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