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Dynamic Duos

Dynamic Duos

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer

April 16, 2014


Filed under Features, Soccer - Girls, Swimming - Boys, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories, Track & Field

When looking at a Paly roster, sometimes it catches the eye that two players have the same last name, and it turns out that they are siblings on the same varsity team. These two brothers or sisters have something special between them because they are on the same Paly team. Famous sibling athletes...

Indecent Exposure: Swimsuit Edition

Indecent Exposure: Swimsuit Edition

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013


Filed under Columns, Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys, Water Polo - Girls

Let’s be honest. It isn’t very often that you see a water polo player, swimmer, or diver not walking around in their revealing attire at practice. It’s simple: these sports have made us increasingly comfortable with fewer clothes on. Commonly known as a “deck change”, more and more aquatic...

2012 London Olympics preview

2012 London Olympics preview

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

June 22, 2012


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Features, Gymnastics, Pro Sports, Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories, Track & Field, Volleyball, Winter Sports

The Viking will provide online, Twitter and Facebook updates on Paly's Olympic hopefuls and Olympians beginning Monday, June 25 at the 2012 USA Swimming and Diving Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebr. until the Aug. 12 closing ceremonies at the 2012 London Olympics.  When the countdown clock in Trafa...

Boys’ Swimming takes second; Girls’ Swimming takes third at 2012 CCS meet

Boys’ Swimming takes second; Girls’ Swimming takes third at 2012 CCS meet

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

May 12, 2012


Filed under Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

After two long days of competition, boys' swimming and diving took second and girls' swimming and diving took third in the 2012 Central Coast Section Championships at Santa Clara Swim Center. Bellarmine won the boys' competition with 389.5 points over Paly's 218, extending their CCS win streak to...

Swimming and diving sweep SCVAL championships; marks tenth consecutive girls’ title

Swimming and diving sweep SCVAL championships; marks tenth consecutive girls’ title

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

May 5, 2012


Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

The Paly swimming and diving teams swept all four varsity divisions of boys' and girls' swimming and diving, at the 2012 Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Championships (SCVALs) yesterday for the first time since 2005. This also marked the tenth consecutive SCVAL Championship win for the girls' team...

Brief: Girls’ swimming and diving wins tenth consecutive League Championship; Boys win too

Brief: Girls’ swimming and diving wins tenth consecutive League Championship; Boys win too

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

May 4, 2012


Filed under Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls

Head coach Danny Dye's ritual dunking into the Lynbrook pool marked the Lady Vikes' tenth consecutive league win at the League Championships and the boys' seventh win in Dye's eight years with Paly. The Vikings swept all four divisions, girls' and boys' swimming and girls' and boys' diving, for a record-breaking...

Girls’ swimming loses, snapping winning streak; Boys’ swimming beats Gunn

Girls’ swimming loses, snapping winning streak; Boys’ swimming beats Gunn

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

April 18, 2012


Filed under Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

Paly girls' swimming and diving fell to cross-town rival Gunn, falling short of Gunn's 97 points with 89 and ending a season-long winning streak. Boys' swimming and diving won their side though with 108 points. In diving, Alex Francis ('13) scored 224.5 winning the boys' division, while Serena Yee...

Swimming holds on to winning streak by beating Los Gatos

Swimming holds on to winning streak by beating Los Gatos

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor

March 30, 2012


Filed under Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

Varsity girls' and boys' swimming and diving secured another win against Los Gatos, winning 123-60 and 118-67, respectively. Diving helped win Paly some extra points too, as Olympic hopeful Cole Plambeck ('13) scored 290.20 and Serena Yee ('13) scored 199.15, both winning first in their respective divis...

Pushing the Limit

Nikolai Solgaard, Grant Shorin, Staff Writers

October 11, 2011


Filed under Features

Four years ago, Jasmine Tosky (‘12) and Byron Sanborn (‘12) first dove into the Palo Alto High school pool. Fast forward through thousands of hours of intense practices, and the result is a combined 14 top-three finishes at the Central Coast Section (CCS) swim meet over their first three years...

Shaving In Sports

Shaving In Sports

Scotty Bara and Sapir Frozenfar, Staff Writers

October 10, 2011


Filed under Features, Swimming - Boys

To shave or not to shave? That is the real question. The physics behind shaving suggest that the drag is decreased. Can shaving really increase the speed of a swimmer? Athletes are concerned with improving their game anyway they can. With all the training, could shaving really be the secret for success? In...

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