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Paly boys’ water polo drops SCVAL championship 9-5 to Gunn Titans

Lucas Novak ('15) opens up for a pass. Novak scored twice for the Vikings in the SCVAL championship game.

Zoe Bhargava and Paige Bara

November 10, 2013

Saturday night, the Paly Vikes took on the Gunn Titans in the SCVAL championship game. Despite a fourth quarter comeback, the Vikings lost 9-5 to the Titans. “The first three quarters were pretty rough, we came out kind of slow,” Lucas Novak (’15) said. “In the last quarter we saw a lot of...

Boys’ water polo triumphs over Mountain View 7-5 in second round of SCVAL

Winston Rosati ('16) looks to shoot. Rosati put up three goals to help the Vikes beat the Spartans 7-5.

Zoe Bhargava and Paige Bara

November 9, 2013

Paly boys’ water polo defeated the Mountain View Spartans 7-5 on Friday at home in the second round of the SCVAL tournament. Late in the season, the Vikings have found the experience from each game has helped them become a strong team leading into this league tournament. “The more games we...

Boys’ water polo beats Lynbrook 11-8 in first round of SCVAL tournament

Sam Kelley ('14) anticipates his next shot. Kelley put up five goals to help the Paly Vikings defeat Lynbrook 11-8.

Zoe Bhargava and Paige Bara

November 7, 2013

The Paly boys’ water polo team took on the Lynbrook Vikings in the first round of the SCVAL tournament, winning the game 11-8 in their home pool. Coach Brandon Johnson voiced his approval of his team’s performance. “It was good, I thought we played really well,” Johnson said. “We knew...

Boys’ water polo overtakes Los Gatos 14-3

Omri Newman ('14) defends a Los Gatos player, the Vikings won 14-3.

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer

October 18, 2013

  Palo Alto boy’s water polo team defeated the Los Gatos Wildcats 14-3 at home on Thursday, October 17th. Captain Ethan Look (’14) was pleased with his team’s performance and their win. “We played a great game, we came out and we played hard and that’s what counts,” Look said. The ...

Boys’ water polo triumphs over Lynbrook 14-10

Will Mendenhall (‘14) winds up to shoot against the Lynbrook Vikings. Mendenhall scored the final goal of the game.

Paige Bara and Clara Harrington

October 16, 2013

This Tuesday afternoon Boys’ water polo triumphed against the Lynbrook Vikings, 14-10. As Paly continues on with leagues, they are preparing for upcoming games as well as CCS. “We beat [Lynbrook] by a lot the first time in leagues, so I was hoping we would come out and do the same thing,” Kia...

Boys’ Water Polo wins physical OT thriller against Mountain View, 9-8

Jake Weinstein look on as the Palo Alto Boys' Varsity Water Polo team goes onto beat Mountain View, 9-7

Alex Murray, Staff Writer

September 26, 2013

Paly (2-1) edge Mountain View (2-0) in a thrilling overtime victory. It was a close game that was dominated by physical play, but coach Brandon Johnson said afterwards that his players were not affected. “We tried to make [Mountain View] play to our game,” Johnson said. “We don’t try to ch...

Winter Athlete Sideline Swag

Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writers

December 16, 2011

The Viking asked Paly Athletes how they keep cozy on the bench during those chilly winter games. The girls said: "It gets pretty chilly in the winter time, so I throw on a sweatshirt, some baggy-a** sweatpants, a parka, pull up those high soccer socks and an ear-warmer headband! Then I'm cozy" -Lil...

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