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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


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Volleyball

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


Filed under Videos

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


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

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


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

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...

Paly volleyball beats Homestead in three sets

Paly volleyball beats Homestead in three sets

Jordan Gans, Staff Writer

October 12, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Volleyball

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


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

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


Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Volleyball

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 volleyball defeats Leland at home in straight sets

Paly volleyball defeats Leland at home in straight sets

James Harrison, Staff Writer

September 6, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team (1-0-0, 2-0-0) stayed undefeated by sweeping its out-of-league opponent Leland High School (0-0-0, 1-8-0) in three games. This was the team's first match against the Chargers. Though the Vikings were not entirely satisfied with their performance, they still...

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...

Volleyball beats San Ramon in NorCal semifinals, in three games

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

November 26, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Volleyball

After winning CCS (Central Coast Section) last week, the Paly (12-0-0, 33-3-0) volleyball team went on to beat the San Ramon Wolves (10-4-0, 35-8-0) in three games, in the NorCal semifinals with scores of 25-20, 25-23, and 25-13. The Lady Vikes came into the match with a new lineup and struggled a bit...