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Girls’ basketball wins first league game against Lynbrook

March 2, 2011

The Palo Alto High School girls' varsity basketball team wasn’t the only team representing the Viking mascot Wednesday night. It hosted and defeated Lynbrook High School, 40-31 in an intense opening to league play. Although Lynbrook gained momentum in the third quarter, the Lady Vikes used their...

Boys’ basketball dismantles Los Altos, 65-45

Ben Snieder

March 2, 2011

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team (8-5, 2-0) cruises through a 65-45 victory over visiting Los Altos High School (5-9, 1-1) tonight, continuing its strong start in league play. “Everybody is coming together and really getting to know each other,” guard Davante Adams (‘11)...

Paly wrestling ends season with 7th place finish at CCS

Paly wrestling ends season with 7th place finish at CCS

Emy Kelty

February 28, 2011

The Palo Alto High School wrestling team wrapped up its season with a seventh place finish in the CCS finals at Independence High School on Saturday. Juniors Kalen Gans, Joey Christopherson, Ryan Oshima and Nick Ortiz finished third, sixth, fourth and fifth in their respective weight classes. With...

Wrestling bounces back with 39-26 win over Cupertino

Wrestling bounces back with 39-26 win over Cupertino

Alan Lamarque

February 1, 2011

The Viking wrestlers redeemed themselves after an ugly loss last week with a swift 39-26 victory over the Cupertino Pioneers Tuesday night. After losing an important match to Los Gatos High School last week by a score of 45-24, the Vikings hit the mat prepared to make up for the performance. “When we l...

Wrestling suffers a tough loss to Los Gatos, 45-24

Wrestling suffers a tough loss to Los Gatos, 45-24

Emy Kelty

January 27, 2011

The Palo Alto High School wrestling team suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the Los Gatos Wildcats Thursday night at Los Gatos, 45-21. The match-up was one of the most anticipated dual meets of the entire season. “If we [had] won this dual, we probably would have won leagues in d...

Wrestling routs Wilcox, 58-13

Wrestling routs Wilcox, 58-13

Alan Lamarque

January 21, 2011

The Palo Alto High School wrestling team blew out the Wilcox Chargers 58-13 Thursday night in Paly’s big gym. Just 18 seconds into his match in the 130 pound weight class, Trent Marshall (‘13) started off for the Vikings with an impressive pin. “It’s happened before,” Marshall said. “I...

Wrestling team defeats Monta Vista, 39-33

Wrestling team defeats Monta Vista, 39-33

Emy Kelty, Marina Foley, and Alan Lamarque

January 12, 2011

The Paly wrestling team narrowly defeated the Monta Vista Matadors, 39-33, on Tuesday night at Monta Vista. The Paly wrestling team narrowly defeated the Monta Vista Matadors, 39-33, on Tuesday night at Monta Vista. Heading into the dual, the Vikings expected a positive outcome. However, in the e...

Brief: Wrestling crushes Saratoga

Emy Kelty

January 6, 2011

The Palo Alto High School wrestling team beat out Saratoga High School in the Saratoga Dual meet on Thursday at Saratoga. The Vikings crushed the Saratoga team, winning 10 of the 13 matches. George Keller ('14), Joey Chistopherson ('12), Nick Ortiz ('12), Gary Hohbach ('13), Gunner Felt ('14),...

Palo Alto community rallies behind football team

Palo Alto community rallies behind football team

Emy Kelty, Staff Writer

December 18, 2010

Four hundred miles from where the Palo Alto High School football team was playing for the State Championship, the Old Pro in downtown Palo Alto was going crazy. It was so crowded that management charged $7 just to get in to the famed sports bar on Ramona Street. Everyone was watching the game. ...

Getting Blocked: An inside look at Paly’s block schedule effect on athletes

Getting Blocked: An inside look at Paly’s block schedule effect on athletes

Sam Borsos

November 16, 2010

In 90 minutes, you could play two water polo games, burn 1000 calories running, or do 26 different types of yoga positions. Or you could sit through a class at Palo Alto High School. After much discussion, the recently enforced block schedule this year has replaced last years schedule at Paly, changing...

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