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What if?

Josh Stern, Staff Writer

April 26, 2013

If you ask basketball phenom E.J. Floreal (Laurence Dunbar ‘13) what he misses about Palo Alto, he’ll tell you about the Paly-Gunn crosstown rivalry: green and white versus red and black. The two schools exist in close proximity and relish clashing in a competitive environment. This kind of high-intensity...

Paly boys’ water polo stomps Pioneer 14-4 in first round of CCS playoffs

November 9, 2011

The Palo Alto High School’s boys’ water polo team (16-12 overall, 9-3 in league) defeated Pioneer 14-4 in the first round of Central Coast Sectionals (CCS) playoffs on Nov. 8th, an outcome that did not surprise Scott Kaubish, Pioneer’s head coach. “[Our expectations coming into the game] were pretty ...

Boys’ water polo falls to Menlo-Atherton 7-9

Emma Beckstrom and Michael Strong, Staff Writers

October 11, 2011

The Palo Alto High School varsity boys' water polo team fell to Menlo-Atherton 7-9 in an exhibition game on Friday, Oct. 7 at home. Menlo-Atherton controlled the Vikings for most of the game. Bret Pinsker (‘13) blames the loss on insufficient defense and careless mistakes. “We gave them way too many ...

Paly boy’s water polo thrashes Homestead 22-1

Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writer

October 10, 2011

Palo Alto High School varsity boys’ water polo team (5-1 in league) crushed Homestead High School (0-3) 22-1 on Oct. 4. The Vikings had a strong start, pulling their starters in the first quarter with a lead of 4-0. “[Our lead] allowed other players to get experience,” co-captain Peter Rock...

Paly boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 13-4

Paly boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 13-4

Sammy Solomon and Michael Strong, Staff Writers

October 6, 2011

The Palo Alto High School boys' water polo team (6-1 league) defeated the Los Gatos Wildcats 13-4 on Oct. 6th. Bret Pinsker ('13) scored the first goal of the game, breaking through two Wildcat defenders. But Los Gatos was quick to respond with a goal tying up the score at one all. The Vikings secured an early lead with goals from Quinn Rockwell ('13) and Pinsker, bring...

Boys varsity water polo falls to rival Los Altos 9-8

Boys varsity water polo falls to rival Los Altos 9-8

Sammy Solomon and Michael Strong, Staff Writers

September 28, 2011

The Palo Alto High School’s varsity boys’ water polo team lost to rival Los Altos 9-8, for its first loss of the season. Paly got off to a quick start, with a goal from Will Conner (‘14), but, the Eagles of Los Altos came right back with two goals by Matthew Orton (‘12) to give Los Altos a...

Boys’ Varsity Water Polo Fall Preview

Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writer

September 12, 2011

After finishing fourth in league last fall and losing four seniors, the Palo Alto Varsity Boys' water polo team hopes to be even more successful this season. "My own goal and the team's goal is to win leagues and to advance farther than we did last year in CCS (Central Coast Section)," Quinn Rockwell ...

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