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Girls’ cross-country places 10th at the Stanford Invitational meet

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

September 29, 2012


Filed under Cross-Country - Girls

The Palo Alto High School girls’ cross-country team placed 10th out of 27 teams in the Stanford Invitational meet’s 5-kilometer race. Co-captain Nora Rosati ('13) maintained an average mile time of 6:28 throughout the race, finishing 31st out of the 196 runners with a total time of 20:05. Chika ...

Girls’ tennis: Same team, same coach but a new season

Girls’ tennis: Same team, same coach but a new season

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

September 6, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

Unlike some of Paly's other fall athletic teams, varsity girls' tennis has the luxury of a very close-knit team and experienced coach. Head coach Andy Harader has returned for another year with the team, which is essentially still comprised of the same players from last year. The one open spot on...

Girls’ water polo season preview

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

September 4, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Water Polo - Girls

After advancing to the second round of the Central Coast Section Championships (CCS) last year, the girls’ water polo team hopes to improve on a 9-6 league record and to reappear at CCS. With the loss of leading scorers Shannon Scheel (‘12) and Stanford recruit Skylar Dorosin (‘12), the team lo...

Female team of the year: Volleyball

Female team of the year: Volleyball

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

June 1, 2012


Filed under Features

Winning a State Championship is an arduous task that requires discipline, focus, determination and strong team chemistry. For most schools, it is an extremely rare feat to win one title and it could take decades to win another. But for Paly athletics, expectations can always be exceeded. After a remarkable 2011-201...

Sammy Solomon (News Editor)

Sammy Solomon (News Editor)

May 17, 2012


Filed under Staff

Sammy is a senior at Paly and a co-captain of the varsity tennis team. In her free time she enjoys wakeboarding, skiing and traveling. Sammy is also a dedicated 49ers and Giants fan.

The elements of chemistry

The elements of chemistry

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

April 20, 2012


Filed under Lacrosse - Boys, Lacrosse - Girls, Spring Sports, Top Stories

At a lacrosse practice last spring, Walker Mees (‘13) watched as two of his teammates hacked at each other with their lacrosse sticks - at first just aggressive play. The checks escalated into hard hits and a later, a full on fistfight. The other players just stared at their so-called teammates and let...

Boys’ tennis squeezes past Sacred Heart 4-3

Boys’ tennis squeezes past Sacred Heart 4-3

Sammy Solomon, Staff Writer

April 18, 2012


Filed under Spring Sports, Tennis - Boys, Top Stories

The boys’ varsity tennis team defeated Sacred Heart Prep in a tight 4-3 match at home today. With a quick win by number one singles player Nicky Hu ('12) 6-0, 6-1, the Vikings were off to a solid start. Paly was able to increase their lead with a win from number three singles player Austin Leung...

Girls’ lacrosse falls to Cherry Creek, 20-8

Girls’ lacrosse falls to Cherry Creek, 20-8

Sammy Solomon, Staff Writer

March 27, 2012


Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School girls’ lacrosse team fell to Cherry Creek High School, 20-8 at home in an exhibition game. Cherry Creek, nine time Colorado state champions and named “Best in the West” by Lacrosse Magazine, traveled all the way from Colorado to face the lady Vikes in today’s gam...

The New Kid on the Block

The New Kid on the Block

Sammy Solomon, Staff Writer

March 7, 2012


Filed under Features, Top Stories

After receiving an ally-oop pass from forward Israel Hakim (‘12) in the game against Oak Grove,  Aubrey Dawkins (‘13) a junior shooting guard for Palo Alto perfectly executed a slam dunk for two points which proved to fans that he was the real deal. Aubrey moved across the country from North Carolina to Los Altos in 2008 when his father Johnny Dawkins accepted the job of h...

Boys’ varsity tennis falls to Los Altos 5-2

Boys’ varsity tennis falls to Los Altos 5-2

Sammy Solomon, Staff Writer

February 29, 2012


Filed under Spring Sports, Tennis - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School boys’ tennis team lost to the Los Altos Wildcats, 2-5 today at home. With a quick win by number one singles player Nicky Hu (‘12) the Vikings were off to a solid start with a 1-0 lead. However, after injuring his back in today’s match, Blake Smith (‘14) had to retire his...

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