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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 beats San Ramon in NorCal semifinals, in three games

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

November 26, 2011

After winning CCS (Central Coast Section) last week, the Paly (12-0-0, 33-3-0) volleyball team went on to beat the San Ramon Wolves (10-4-0, 35-8-0) in three games, in the NorCal semifinals with scores of 25-20, 25-23, and 25-13. The Lady Vikes came into the match with a new lineup and struggled a bit...

Volleyball captures CCS Championship title, beats Menlo-Atherton in three games

Volleyball captures CCS Championship title, beats Menlo-Atherton in three games

Sam Borsos

November 19, 2011

The Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity volleyball team has done it again. The Lady Vikes (12-0 league, 33-3 overall) beat Menlo-Atherton High School (14-0 league, 29-6 overall) in the Division I Central Coast Section (CCS) championship today in three games at Independence High School, with scores...

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

Paly volleyball beats Los Altos 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...

Column: Where the fans at?!

Column: Where the fans at?!

Sam Borsos, Managing Editor

October 6, 2011

It’s a typical Thursday night. After catching up on my DVR episode of Modern Family and easily blowing off my homework until 6:45 p.m., I head to the Palo Alto High School big gym to watch some quality volleyball. Paly vs. Monta Vista. Game time. As the Lady Vikes crush the Matadors 20-7 in the...

Volleyball starts league off 1-0, beats rival Gunn

Volleyball starts league off 1-0, beats rival Gunn

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...

Volleyball overcomes 0-2 deficit, defeats Sacred Heart

Volleyball overcomes 0-2 deficit, defeats Sacred Heart

Peter Dennis, Columnist

September 14, 2011

The Palo Alto High School varsity volleyball team (10-0) defeated Sacred Heart Prep (6-3) in five games yesterday.  The score in the fifth and final game was 15-11. The Vikings dropped the first two games to the Gators, 20-25 and 16-25, before storming back with three straight wins. Paly star...

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