The Viking Magazine

Boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 14-6 in first round of CCS

JJ Kadifa ('14) winds up for a shot in the first round of the CCS playoffs. The Vikings won 16-4.

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer

November 7, 2012

On a chilly November evening under the home lights at Nort Thorton Memorial Pool, the Paly boys’ water polo team dominated Los Gatos High School 14-6  in the first round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoff tournament. The eighth-seeded Vikings knocked the ninth-seeded Wildcats out of the playoffs...

Boys’ Water Polo falls to Los Altos, 12-11

OCT. 23, 2012 Sam Kelley ('14) fires against the Los Altos Eagles goalie in over time of the Senior Night game. The Vikings lost 11-12.

Ami Drez, Staff Writer

October 23, 2012

On a chilly Tuesday evening under the pool lights, the Palo Alto High School boys’ varsity water polo team fell short to Los Altos, 12-11 in overtime. The stands were filled with parents, cheerleaders and fellow Paly students, who came out to support the six seniors in their last home game. From...

Boy’s water polo falls to Mountain View 8-7

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

October 11, 2012

Paly boys’ water polo (6-3-0, 8-5-0)  fell short to Mountain View High School (8-0-0, 14-3-0), losing 8-7. The Spartans won the first sprint and after a few minutes of play, scored the first goal of the game. Quickly after, however, Bret Pinsker (‘13) managed to put the ball in the net, tying...

The big three

The big three

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer

October 10, 2012

It is not a difficult task to determine when it is game day for the boys’ varsity water polo team. Matching sun hats can be seen dispersed around the quad with sun-bleached hair peeking out under the brims and green polos donned by all the players. The unified front the team exhibits can be attributed...

A Day in the Life of Quinn Rockwell

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer

October 5, 2012

The typical Tuesday of Palo Alto High School's water polo star Quinn Rockwell ('13). This video follows Rockwell from driving to school in the morning, to his pregame meal at Kirk's Burgers, and finally his water polo game versus Homestead High School.

Boys’ waterpolo defeats Monta Vista, 12-8

Bret Pinsker ('13) winds up for a shot.

Annemarie Drez, Staff writer

September 20, 2012

The Palo Alto High School boys' varsity water polo team defeated Monta Vista High School 12-8 this afternoon in the Paly pool. Freshman Andrew Cho ('16)  scored the first goal of game towards the end of the first quarter, pushing the Vikings in the right direction. Shortly after, captain Bret Pinsk...

Brief: boys’ water polo team falls to Mountain View, 10-8

AnneMarie Drez, Staff Writer

September 18, 2012

The boys' varsity water polo team fell to Mountain View High School in a close game, 10-8 this Tuesday at Mountain View. The two teams were neck and neck for all four quarters, with the Spartan's continuously holding a narrow lead against Paly. In the 4th quarter, the Vikings were down 8-9,...

Boys’ water polo defeats Homestead High School 11-4

Bret Pinsker ('13) passes to one of his teammates. Bret had 63 goals last season.

Nora Rosati, Audrey DeBruine, Editor-in-Chief, Staff Writer

September 11, 2012

The Palo Alto High School varsity boys’ water polo team triumphed over Homestead High School 11-4 in its first league game of the season on Tuesday under the Paly pool deck lights. The Vikings entered the pool on a dominant note, with captains Bret Pinsker (‘13) and Quinn Rockwell (‘13) scorin...

Palo Alto boys’ water polo searches for new coach

Palo Alto boys' water polo searches for new coach

Emma Beckstrom and Jonny Glazier, Staff Writers

December 16, 2011

Palo Alto High School's athletic director Earl Hansen is currently accepting applications for coaching postions for both the varsity and junior varsity boys' water polo teams. It was announced Mon. Nov. 21 that neither head Coach Giovanni Napolitano nor the rest of the coaching staff will be returnin...

Shaving In Sports

Shaving In Sports

Scotty Bara and Sapir Frozenfar, Staff Writers

October 10, 2011

To shave or not to shave? That is the real question. The physics behind shaving suggest that the drag is decreased. Can shaving really increase the speed of a swimmer? Athletes are concerned with improving their game anyway they can. With all the training, could shaving really be the secret for success? In...

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