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Paly sports medicine staff acquires new athletic trainer

Maggie Dunlop, new athletic trainer

Alex Murray, Staff Writer

September 5, 2013

A new pair of hands will be bandaging and wrapping athletes injuries this year at Paly. Maggie Dunlop has joined trainer Josh Goldstein following the departure of long time trainer Stacey Kaufman, who took a teaching position in the Physical Education department. Dunlop, who was born and raised in T...

Paly boys’ water polo triumphs over Mitty Monarchs, 25-13

Kian McHugh ('14) applies strong defense against a Mitty player in the Vikings' 25-13 victory over the Monarchs.

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer

August 31, 2013

  The Paly boys’ water polo team defeated the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs, 25-13, in the team’s first non-league scrimmage of the year this afternoon at Palo Alto. "It just kind of showed where we're at right now," Paly head coach Brandon Johnson said. "We only had about two weeks of p...

Baseball tops Watsonville in CCS, 12-4

Baseball tops Watsonville in CCS, 12-4

Zach Rizk, Columnist

May 22, 2013

Palo Alto started Central Coast Section play strongly with a decisive, 12-4 win over an error-plagued Watsonville team that couldn’t match the Vikings' potent offense. The victory sends Paly to the quarterfinals of Central Coast Section Division I play on Saturday when it will meet Bellarmine Prep ...

Coach of the Year 2013: Jamie Nesbitt

Jamie Nesbitt, nominated Viking's 2013 coach of the year, gives her players advice in the league title championship.

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

May 22, 2013

Just two years after the first varsity girls’ lacrosse team was fielded at Paly, the Lady Vikes triumphed over St. Francis to win the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) Championship, under the guidance of Jamie Nesbitt. Following that impressive season, Nesbitt was promoted from assistant...

Brief: Boy’s lacrosse falls to SHP in CCS semi-finals

Tara Lawrence

May 8, 2013

The Vikes suffered a hard loss to Sacred Heart Prep today, finishing the CCS semi-final game with a score of 6-18. This loss signaled the team's elimination CCS and their  final game of the season. Despite multiple shots on goal in the first half, the Vikings could not get the ball past SHP's goalie...

Diving deep

A look into the future of Paly diving: two promising freshmen, Reed Merritt ('16) and Mimi Lin ('16), who have bright careers ahead of them.

Jordan Gans and Hilda Huang

April 26, 2013

Few sports have a lower performance to training time ratio than does diving - an Olympic repertoire typically lasts no more than a minute or two, a high school six-dive lasts no more than 30 seconds. That hasn’t deterred freshmen divers Reed Merritt and Mimi Lin from training 14 hours a week, hur...

Boys lacrosse slides by Mountain View

Tara Lawrence, Staff Writer

March 25, 2013

Vikings lacrosse squeezed by the Mountain View Spartans in a 9-8 win on Monday. Despite their high energy, the  first half was a bit slow. Logan Mendenhall ('13) scored the first and only goal of the half. The Spartans then went on to lead 4-1. From the joint effort of Walker Mees ('13), Skyler...

Boys’ lacrosse triumphs over Menlo, 15-6

Ami Drez, Staff Writer

March 23, 2013

This Friday night, at the Paly home turf, the Vikings dominated Menlo High School 15-6. Coming into the first quarter the Vikings started out strong with a goal by Tully Mcallister (‘14).  The Vikings were able to hold onto possession of the ball, allowing Jonny Glazier (‘13) to score the last...

Paly baseball comes back from 2-0 deficit to beat Gunn

Austin Poore ('13) takes a ball. Poore had three hits in today's game.

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

March 22, 2013

On a sunny Friday afternoon, the Viking baseball team defeated Gunn High School 6-2, led by Isaac Feldstein ('13), Austin Poore ('13) and pitcher Danny Erlich ('14). Erlich began the game on the mound for the Vikings, letting two Gunn runs in the first two innings, putting the Titans up 2-0. The momentum...

Lacrosse teams show unity in “play 4 Seton Hill” movement

This Wednesday the girls' varsity lacrosse team supported the

Ami Drez, Staff Writer

March 21, 2013

In a horrifying automobile accident, on Saturday March 16, the  Seton Hill women's lacrosse team, lost control of their tour bus on the Pennsylvania turnpike. The crash resulted in the death of head coach Kristin Quigley, 30, who was estimated to be six months pregnant. The driver of the bus also died...

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