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Strong pitching not enough, Paly baseball loses to St. Francis 4-3

Strong pitching not enough, Paly baseball loses to St. Francis 4-3

Rowan McEvoy and Gillian Chryst

March 2, 2014

Coming into the game an overwhelming underdog, the Paly baseball team lost a heartbreaker 4-3 to the St. Francis Lancers in extra innings at home Saturday afternoon. Ranked 7th nationally according to max preps, the Lancers defeated the Vikings in a rematch of last year’s CCS semifinal, which they won...

Paly baseball falls to St. Francis in CCS semifinals

Paly baseball falls to St. Francis in CCS semifinals

Audrey DeBruine, Features Editor

May 25, 2013

For this year’s Paly baseball team, which had a full set of new starters, reaching the Central Coast Section (CCS) semifinals was an achievement that went above and beyond expectations that had been set for this season. “We weren’t supposed to win a league title,” head coach Eric Raich said af...

Girls’ lacrosse falls to St. Francis 20-9 in emotional semifinal

Kimmie Flather ('12) drives up the field. Photo by Grant Shorin

Brennan Miller, Columnist

May 10, 2012

As the sun set on Los Altos tonight, the Palo Alto High School girls’ lacrosse team faced off against St. Francis High School in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) semifinal and once the orange sky gave way to a starry night and the summery temperatures had cooled down, the Lady Vikes had...

Girls’ lacrosse beats St. Francis, 19-17

Girls' lacrosse beats St. Francis, 19-17

Spencer Drazovich, Nora Rosati, Staff Writers

March 21, 2012

Paly girls’ lacrosse defeated St. Francis 19-17 tonight on a brisk evening under the home lights, propellingthe Vikings to a record of 5-1. “[The Paly girls’] played hard which is the most you can ask for.” Coach Jamie Nesbitt said. “I don’t think they were going to let them take this f...

Brief: Boys’ basketball falls to St. Francis, 70-64 in OT

Peter Dennis, Columnist

February 25, 2012

The Palo Alto High School boys' basketball team fell to St. Francis High School 70-64 in overtime in CCS quarterfinal play on Saturday. Following their thrubbing of South San Francisco on Thursday, the Vikings faced a tough matchup in the WCAL five seed Lancers. The Lancers, seeded third in CCS bracket...

Private vs. Public

Morris Gates-Mouton ('12) pulls away from a lancer defender on his way to the endzone.

Jonny Glazier, Staff Writer

December 16, 2011

Public Schooled: a mantra that has resonated throughout the Paly athletic community for years. However when one ventures outside of the “Palo Alto bubble,” this statement falls flat, listless and generally void of truth.  Last year, Paly capped off its most storied year athletically. With fo...

Volleyball loses to St. Francis in five games

Volleyball loses to St. Francis in five games

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

September 26, 2011

Coming in to this volleyball game against St. Francis High School (11-2, 0-0), Palo Alto High School (15-2, 2-0) knew this would be a tough match. Both teams won a state championship last year; the Vikings took the CIF Division I Volleyball State Championship and the Lancers took Division II. The Lady...

Girls’ lacrosse loses in SCVAL championship, 13-8

Kimmie Flather ('12) runs the ball down the field in an attempt to spark a Paly comeback. The Lady Vikes fell to the Lancers 13-8.

Mira Ahmad and Alan Lamarque, Staff Writer

May 14, 2011

The Palo Alto High School girls' lacrosse team (11-2) lost in the SCVAL championship to the St. Francis of Mountain View Lancers (12-1), Saturday morning, 13-8. St. Francis handed the Lady Vikes their only league loss of the season in a close 9-8 game earlier this season. "It wasnt our day. We didn't p...

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