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Homestead sweeps Vikings in CCS semifinals, season comes to an abrupt end

Homestead sweeps Vikings in CCS semifinals, season comes to an abrupt end

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer

November 15, 2012

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team's 13-match postseason winning streak was snapped Wednesday night by the Homestead Mustangs (24-8) in the CCS semifinals at Santa Clara High School. While they jumped out to early leads in two of the three games, the Vikes could not hold on to any of them, falling...

Paly Volleyball CCS Trailer

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer

November 7, 2012

Paly volleyball will be playing in the Central Coast Section (CCS) tournament this Saturday, November 10 at the Palo Alto High School gym.

Volleyball snaps Gunn’s win streak, clinches share of league title

Volleyball snaps Gunn’s win streak, clinches share of league title

Colin Patterson and James Harrison

November 1, 2012

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team swept Gunn on Senior Night.  The Vikings won 25-17, 25-19 and 25-18 to end the Titans' five game win streak and bring the Vikes to a 12-2 league record. Gunn struck first by jumping out to an early 5-1 lead.  The Vikings trailed the Titans but an offensive...

Volleyball drops close match to Los Gatos on Senior Night

Volleyball drops close match to Los Gatos on Senior Night

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer

October 30, 2012

After an intense back-and-forth match on Tuesday, the Paly volleyball team was unable to top league rival Los Gatos, losing to the Wildcats in five games. This last regular season home game was the senior night for the team, and honored seniors Sophia Bono and Shelby Knowles, the team captains who have be...

Volleyball defeats Mountain View in three games

Volleyball defeats Mountain View in three games

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer

October 18, 2012

The Paly (20-4, 9-1) volleyball team continued their near perfect league season as they triumphed over the Mountain View Spartans (12-12, 4-6). Although the Spartans began the set with a slight lead of 2-1, the Lady Vikes quickly retaliated and picked up their momentum, until they were leading 12-7...

Paly volleyball beats Homestead in three sets

Paly volleyball beats Homestead in three sets

Jordan Gans, Staff Writer

October 12, 2012

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team beat Homestead High School in a very close game in which the Vikings pulled out a three set victory. The Vikes started off the game with a 3-0 lead but Homestead's strong outside hitters quickly countered. This set the tone for the rest of the set as the V...

Another victory for the Lady Vikes as they defeat Los Altos during their Dig Pink charity event

Another victory for the Lady Vikes as they defeat Los Altos during their Dig Pink charity event

Pippa Raffel and James Harrison, Staff Writers

October 4, 2012

The Paly volleyball team (6-0, 17-3) defeated the Los Altos Eagles (2-4, 13-10) Thursday night in three sets during its Dig Pink charity event. The Lady Vikes remain undefeated in the De Anza League. During the game, each dig from both teams contributed money to breast cancer research through pledges....

Volleyball withstands late surge from Homestead, wins 3-1

Volleyball withstands late surge from Homestead, wins 3-1

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer

September 20, 2012

The Palo Alto High School girls' volleyball team (2-0, 13-3) beat Homestead (1-1, 7-5) 3-1 in a tough defensive battle on Thursday night.  A breakaway in the fourth set by Paly brought home the third win the team needed to seal the match. The Vikings started the first set strong by quickly taking...

Paly defeats rival Gunn in three straight sets

Paly defeats rival Gunn in three straight sets

Jordan Gans, Staff Writer

September 19, 2012

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team (11-3-0) continued its undefeated season by winning all three games against cross-town rival Gunn High School. Head coach Dave Winn was pleased with the win against the Titans. The Lady Vikes dominated the first two sets and then finished with a close victory...

Paly volleyball sweeps Castilleja in three games

Paly volleyball sweeps Castilleja in three games

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer

September 11, 2012

The Palo Alto High School girls' volleyball team won its third consecutive non-league match, sweeping the Castilleja Gators in three games. Although the team is still getting used to its 10 new players, the players were pleased with their team's performance during the game. “I think we played pr...

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