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Volleyball Road to State: The girls’ varsity volleyball team jumped from Division II to Division I this season

Volleyball Road to State: The girls’ varsity volleyball team jumped from Division II to Division I this season

Sam Borsos

October 13, 2010

The gym was packed with excited fans and parents, decked out in white and green, hoping to witness volleyball history. Even a crowded set of bleachers with Palo Alto High School fans going ballistic for every point the Lady Vikes earned did not change the game. Intimidated by Archbishop Mitty's reputation...

Girls’ water polo downs Los Gatos, 11-5

Emy Kelty

October 9, 2010

The Palo Alto High School girls’ water polo team (8-7) claimed an 11-5 win over Los Gatos High School at the Paly pool last Friday. The Lady Vikes came out hard scoring three goals in the first quarter. Strong defense gave the team many opportunities on the attack. “Our team defense look...

Girls’ water polo crushes Monta Vista

Alana Schwartz

September 22, 2010

The Palo Alto High School girls’ water polo team (2-1) defeated Monta Vista High School, 16-6, on Tuesday at the Paly pool. Thirty seconds into the game, Paly's Haley Conner ('11) scored the first goal of the game, putting the Lady Vikes into their lasting lead. Within the first minute and a...

Boys’ water polo falls to Monta Vista, 10-4

Mira Ahmad, Staff Writer

September 22, 2010

The Palo Alto High School boys’ water polo team (1-2-0) suffered a disappointing loss against Monta Vista (2-0-0), 10-4, on Tuesday night at Paly. The Matadors jumped off to a frenzied start as their utility player and captain Alex Bagdasarian ('11) scored three goals against the Vikings in the...

Girls’ cross-country places second at Lowell Invitational

Brennan Miller, Nathan Norimoto, Peter Dennis and Charlie Kelsey

September 20, 2010

The Palo Alto High School girls' cross-country team finished second overall in the Lowell Invitational on a cold and cloudy morning in Golden Gate Park on Saturday. Captain Susan Heinselman ('11) completed the 2.93 mile course with Paly’s best time, 19:28, earning her a seventh place overall finish. “The...

Palo Alto High School Male Athlete of the Year: Joc Pederson

Palo Alto High School Male Athlete of the Year: Joc Pederson

Gracie Marshall, Multimedia Editor

June 1, 2010

It is hard to find a good thing to say about a 35-13 loss. Taking a beating in their second game on September 19, 2009 after their 48-21 win over Burlingame a week earlier, the players on the Palo Alto High School varsity football team walked off the field with their heads down after their loss against...

Palo Alto High School baseball coaches Dick Held and Dave Goldman model consistency, dedication

Mark Raftrey

April 1, 2010

At the end of a Paly baseball practice on a brisk Friday night in mid-March, there are three people who remain on the quickly darkening field when all others have left. All three are coaches, clad in green windbreakers, Paly baseball hats and gray baseball pants. The tall, wiry, mustached Dick...

Crash Course: The most dangerous sports

Mark Raftrey

December 16, 2009

There are a select few sports that most will never compete in because they are simply put, likely to cause pain, but cheerleading and golf? Seriously? Believe it or not, these activities that are often considered tame or not even sports at all can be unexpectedly dangerous. Bring your first-aid...

The Great Debate: Is Nascar a Sport?

The Great Debate: Is Nascar a Sport?

Charlie Avis and Matt Tracy

March 18, 2008

Charlie Avis: Why not? Matt Tracy: There are many reasons: the essence of NASCAR driving is taking a car, where everyone has the same type of car, and manipulating that machine to the best of its ability. Is it testing your physical strength, endurance, or physical aptitude at anything? No. Char...

Hazing

Peter Johnson

December 10, 2007

David, a Palo Alto High School senior and varsity football player, remembers his first hazing experience, when his hands were held behind his back and his legs spread open next to a pool table. “It all happened pretty fast,” said David, who like the other students quoted in this story has had...

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