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Boys’ lacrosse triumphs over Mountain View, 9-5

Boys' lacrosse triumphs over Mountain View, 9-5

Mira Ahmad, Managing Editor

March 8, 2012

In a moment of sweet revenge the Palo Alto High School boys' lacrosse team defeated rival Mountain View High School 9-5 this Thursday evening at home. The Vikings lost to the Spartans in three close matches last season, and the victory is a decisive start to what may prove to be an excellent season. "It...

Paly boys’ basketball beats Mountain View 51-48

Paly boys' basketball beats Mountain View 51-48

Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writer

January 28, 2012

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team beat Mountain View 51-48, Fri.  night at Paly. The Vikings (5-1), broke Mountain View’s perfect in-league record, now (9-1). After falling to the Spartans 43-62 on Jan. 6, Paly was determined to comeback with a victory and that is exactly what they...

Boys’ soccer loses to Mountain View 2-0

Paly's head coach Donald Briggs has his team do sprints after losing a tight match to Mountain View 0-2.

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor

January 28, 2012

  The Palo Alto High School boys’ soccer team (0-9-2) lost 2-0 to Mountain View (10-4-1 overall) in a tight game. Defender Lucas Mohageg ('12) scored both points for the Spartans, with one mid-first half and the other in the last five minutes of the game. In the second half, the Vikin...

Girls’ soccer loses tough battle to Mountain View, 2-1

Shannon Scheel, Columnist

January 8, 2012

  Friday night, the Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity Soccer team (4-2-1, 0-1-1 League) fell to Mountain View High School (7-1-1, League 2-0-0) with a score 2-1. The game did not pick up speed until the second half, when each team scored their respective goals. Though the Lady Vikes have...

Football smashes Mountain View, 46-14

Football smashes Mountain View, 46-14

Charlotte Biffar, Alan Lamarque, Staff Writer, News Editor

October 29, 2011

The Paly football team ( 6-2, 4-2) defeated the Moutain View Spartans (5-3, 3-2),  46-14, in a crucial win that put the Vikings ahead in the race for the league title. Running back Morris Gates-Mouton ('12) needed only one play before running 63 yards through the Spartan secondary and putting up...

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...

Boys’ Lacrosse ends season at Mountain View

Senior John Brunett ('11) fights off a Mountain View defender to regain possession for the Vikings.

Alan Lamarque, Web Editor

May 11, 2011

The Palo Alto High School varsity boys' lacrosse team (13-7) finished off the 2010-2011 season with a 11-8 loss against the Mountain View Spartans (14-5) Wednesday afternoon in the semifinal of the SCVAL tournament. Paly suffered a big loss to the Spartans on May 4, losing 13-2 and Mountain View handed...

Boys’ lacrosse destroys Sacred Heart 12-3

Boys' lacrosse destroys Sacred Heart 12-3

Mira Ahmad, Staff Writer

May 8, 2011

In the first game of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) playoffs, the Palo Alto High School varsity boys lacrosse team breezed by Sacred Heart Preparatory 12-3. The Vikings finished  7-5 in league, entering playoffs with the number four seed. The first quarter began evenly with both teams...

Badminton redeems itself, beats Mountain View 18-12

Peter Dennis and Matt Lam

May 5, 2011

After losing to Mountain View High School 16-14, the Palo Alto High School badminton team cruised to a 18-12 victory over the Spartans on April 21 at Paly. Paly's victory was led by the duo of Gavin Chan ('13) and Michael Wang ('13) in number one doubles, who defeated Eric Liu and Darius Goh in...

Paly softball wins second league game against Mountain View, 6-0

Mariah Philips ('11) bats during the bottom of the fourth inning. Philips stole two of the Vikings' six runs throughout the course of the game.

Shannon Scheel, Staff Writer

April 4, 2011

The Palo Alto High School softball team has synchronized with the weather: on March 31st in 80 degree weather, the Lady Vikes turned up the heat and scorched the Mountain View Spartans 6-0 in their second league win of the season. After a slow start in league play and a tough loss to Wilcox this past ...

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