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Final Drive

Final Drive

Zoe Bhargava and Megan Valencia

April 16, 2014

Many things have changed at Palo Alto High School since its founding in 1898. The face of Paly has been altered as new installments have replaced older buildings. The Haymarket Theater, the Tower Building and the George Stirling Stewart Gym or “big gym” are a few Paly icons that still stand today....

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...

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...

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...

Volleyball season preview: team looks to returning players to build with new players

Volleyball season preview: team looks to returning players to build with new players

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer

September 4, 2012

Expectations are high for this year’s Paly volleyball team, which is coming off six consecutive league titles and back to back state championships.  In addition to the expectations of continued glory, the team will face challenges adjusting to a number of new faces in the locker room. “We are not as st...

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