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Boys Lacrosse Slaughter on Senior Afternoon

Boys Lacrosse Slaughter on Senior Afternoon

Quinn Knoblock, Features Editor

May 9, 2016


Filed under Lacrosse - Boys, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Paly Boys Lacrosse had a great game Saturday mid-day to celebrate its Seniors. Before the game began, there was a nice ceremony to honor the 11 seniors on Varsity, as they played their final regular season home game. “It was certainly emotional to play my last regular season game at home,” se...

Lauren Koyama, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016


Filed under Tennis - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School’s varsity boys’ tennis team lost to Sacred Heart Prep 5-2 at Paly on Wednesday. The Vikings only won two of the eight matches they played. Shiv Matta (‘16) easily won his first set 6-1, and due to injury, only played the single set. Adrian Smith (‘17) also easily...

Vikings Baseball Drops a Close One to the Los Altos Eagles 1-0

Vikings Baseball Drops a Close One to the Los Altos Eagles 1-0

March 30, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

Despite a strong defensive effort led by pitcher Justin Hull (‘16), who had six strikeouts and pitched a complete game, the Vikings fell short of the Los Altos Eagles 1-0 in today’s matchup. Both teams started slow on the bats, but the Eagles quickly changed that. In the second inning Los Altos ...

Boys’ tennis splits two matches against Cupertino

Boys’ tennis splits two matches against Cupertino

Lauren Koyama, Staff Writer

March 19, 2016


Filed under Tennis - Boys, Top Stories

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 out earlier in the season. Both of the teams agreed to do both matches on the same day, instead of h...

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

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

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

March 16, 2016


Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Spring Sports, Top Stories

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 draw, but Paly quickly stole the ball back and Ellen Goncher (‘18) went on to score the first goal of th...

The RUSH

The RUSH

Maddy Atwater and Quinn Knoblock

February 18, 2016


Filed under Features, Pro Sports, Top Stories

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 rush of a simple hormone. Yes, a little hormone that can give superhuman strength and trigger our fight...

Boys’ Basketball falls to Gunn 72-59

Lauren Koyama and Skylar Burris

January 30, 2016


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

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 basketball team has had to Gunn since 2009. The Vikings’ started off the game slow, letting the...

History in the Making

History in the Making

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

January 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Columns, Preview, Top Stories, Winter Sports

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 Gunn’s Titan Gym. Girls varsity kicks off at 6:15 followed by the boys game at 7:45. If you are...

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Maddy Atwater and Lauren Koyama

October 20, 2015


Filed under Football

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 longer played football to being labeled as a homosexual or a pervert. However, seven years ago, Shelton...

Paly Girls Water Polo Defeat Lynbrook in League Opener, 9-3

Paly Girls Water Polo Defeat Lynbrook in League Opener, 9-3

Ben Cleasby and Ethan Stern

September 16, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

Palys girls water polo team triumphed over Lynbrook 9-3 in their first league home game held at Gunn High School. Paly started the game off with strong defensive play by holding Lynbrook to two goals at the half. The offense was led by Gigi Rojahn (‘16) who had three goals giving the team a 4-2...

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