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Palo Alto Boy’s Soccer Defeats Fremont 2-0

Palo Alto Boy’s Soccer Defeats Fremont 2-0
February 16, 2018

Palo Alto High School Boys’ Soccer defeated Freemont High School 2-0 on Friday in a decisive victory. Paly was able to take an early lead (16th minute) thanks to Leyton Ho (‘19), who skillfully...

Boys’ tennis splits two matches against Cupertino

Boys' tennis splits two matches against Cupertino
March 19, 2016

The Palo Alto High School boy’s tennis team won one out of two matches against Cupertino High School at home on Thursday, March 17th. The boys played two matches to make up for one that was rained...

Paly kicks off league with a 16-8 win over the Los Gatos Wildcats

Emma Staiger ('18) wins the draw for the vikings in its 16-8 victory over Los Gatos
March 16, 2016

The girls’ lacrosse team kicked off league play with a 16-8 victory over Los Gatos Wednesday night at home. With sharp passing and intense offense the girls The wildcats may have won the opening...

The RUSH

Andy Gibson ('16) participates in ice-climbing
HOW CAN ONE LITTLE HORMONE CHANGE SO MUCH? READ ON TO UNCOVER THE COMPLEXITIES OF ADRENALINE AND WHAT IT CAN DO FOR YOU.
February 18, 2016

You’ve heard awe-inspiring stories of mothers lifting cars to save their trapped children and people cliff jumping into dangerous waters, which sounds absolutely crazy, but it’s all due to a little...

Boys’ Basketball falls to Gunn 72-59

January 30, 2016

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team (12-7, 3-4) fell to cross-town rival Gunn High School (13-1, 4-1) 72-57 last Friday on Quad Night at Gunn High School. This was the first loss the boys...

History in the Making

Lauren Koyama ('17) dribbles in last year's game against the Titans.
A preview of tonights Quad Night basketball games against cross-town rivals, the Gunn Titans.
January 8, 2016

Tonight marks a huge night in the Gunn-Paly extensive rivalry: Basketball Quad Night. All four teams (junior varsity boys and girls followed by varsity boys and girls) will compete against each other at...

Curling iron

Courtney Lovely ('16) works out in the Paly weight room with the rest of the girls basketball team
Strength training is an important part of any athlete’s workout regiment, yet many athletes still do not do it. Well, if it could prevent a serious injury like an ACL tear, would you? Read more to find out why athletes, especially female ones, should begin a strength training program.
December 8, 2015

Many high school male athletes lift weights and work out on a very consistent basis for sports training, getting stronger, or even building muscle. You can walk into pretty much any high school weight...

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Alfredo Gonzalez ('16) and Ella Higashi ('16) pose on the sideline during one of the Paly football games.
Have you noticed the long black pants among the line of green cheer skirts? Well, either way you're invited to delve into the world of breaking barriers and destroying stigmas through a simple act of joining a cheer team. After years of battle, it seems as though the walls have been almost completely torn down.
October 20, 2015

Seven years ago, D.J. Shelton (‘08) was the only male on the Palo Alto High School cheer squad. Seven years ago, Shelton was the victim of daily verbal abuse, from being called a quitter because he no...

The Vikings fell short of the San Benito Haybalers 49-34

Tony Caballero-Santana celebrates Viking touchdown with his teammates.
September 11, 2015

Taking the field after a hyped-up home opener, the Vikings battled against the San benito Haybalers, but were eventually defeated 49-34. After a depressing 33-0 loss in last years matchup, the team showed...

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Sophie Frick ('18) and Carly Leong ('18) celebrate after sealing the girls basketball league championship. Frick has been chosen as Paly's female underclassman of the year.
May 29, 2015

  Sophie Frick (‘18) stepped foot on the Palo Alto High School campus with a pre-determined expectation to be a talented athlete. With two older siblings, Andrew Frick (‘14) who played football,...

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