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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...

Opinion: Preview of girls’ volleyball Division I State Championship

Opinion: Preview of girls’ volleyball Division I State Championship

Sam Borsos, Features Editor

December 3, 2011

Tonight, the Palo Alto High School girls' varsity team will play its last game of the 2011 season. The Lady Vikes (35-3, 12-0) will play the SoCal Championship team, Marymount High School (34-4, 8-0) for the CIF Division I State Championship at Concordia University at 7 p.m. After watching almost...

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 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 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 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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