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Column: Head Games

Column: Head Games

Shannon Scheel, Staff Writer

August 28, 2011

I walk out onto the quad, parting the early morning mist with each of my awkwardly swaggering steps. My eyes have the powers of Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern due to the fact that the camo jacket I’m sporting highlights their vibrant hue. Faces of all shapes and sizes observe the spectacle of my no...

Column: Football gears up for the 2011-2012 season

Column: Football gears up for the 2011-2012 season

Mira Ahmad, Multiplatform News Editor

August 28, 2011

At the end of the 2010-2011 Palo Alto Varsity High School football team's season head coach Earl Hansen said "It's a history-making record for Paly and it will always be there...people can only tie it." I will not pretend to be an expert on the game of football. I cheer when everyone else does, and...

Boys’ Lacrosse ends season at Mountain View

Boys’ Lacrosse ends season at Mountain View

Alan Lamarque, Web Editor

May 11, 2011

The Palo Alto High School varsity boys' lacrosse team (13-7) finished off the 2010-2011 season with a 11-8 loss against the Mountain View Spartans (14-5) Wednesday afternoon in the semifinal of the SCVAL tournament. Paly suffered a big loss to the Spartans on May 4, losing 13-2 and Mountain View handed...

Softball cruises past Santa Clara on senior day, 16-8

Alan Lamarque, Web Editor

May 8, 2011

The Palo Alto High School softball team (9-15, 6-5), with strong bats and base running, defeated the Santa Clara Bruins on senior day at Paly this Saturday. Pitcher Julia Saul ('14) threw 20 pitches in the first inning, grounding out two hitters and allowing one base hit before the runner was thrown...

Vikings Girls Varsity Track sends three runners to De Anza League Finals

Charlie Kelsey and Brandon Dukovic, staff writer

May 4, 2011

The Palo Alto Vikings Girls Varsity Track team saw 3 of its athletes advance to the finals of the SCVAL De Anza League yesterday at the De Anza League trials, under the scorching sun at Gunn High School. Josie Butler (13’), Pippa Raffel (14’) and Torie Nielsen (12’) all sprinted their way to qualification...

Boys’ lacrosse beats Burlingame 12-10 on senior night

Mira Ahmad, Staff Writer

May 1, 2011

The Palo Alto High School boys' lacrosse team (6-4) defeated Burlingame High School (4-6) 12-10 Friday evening at Paly. The Vikings celebrated their senior night on the last home game of the season. The team will be graduating 12 seniors this year. Despite high morales at the end of the ceremony for...

Paly baseball defeats Willow Glen 6-5 in a non-league game

Paly baseball defeats Willow Glen 6-5 in a non-league game

Sam Borsos, Staff Writer

April 25, 2011

No pain no gain. The Palo Alto High School varsity baseball team (9-3) beat Willow Glen High School (12-3) 6-5 in non-league game today at Paly. The game ended right after two Vikings got hit by pitches back-to-back in the seventh inning to score the final runs. The Vikings started strong...

Boys’ lacrosse falls to Menlo-Atherton in double overtime

Boys’ lacrosse falls to Menlo-Atherton in double overtime

Mira Ahmad, Staff Writer

April 23, 2011

The Palo Alto High School boys' lacrosse team lost to Menlo-Atheron 8-7 in double overtime this Friday night at Paly. The team (5-3) was hoping to defeat the Bears to secure a second place standing in the De Anza league. Menlo-Atheron (6-2) is now in a second place position trailing behind Mountain View...

Baseball out-duels Bellarmine 2-1

Baseball out-duels Bellarmine 2-1

Mark Raftrey, News Editor

April 18, 2011

Seven different Paly pitchers held Bellarmine College Preparatory to two hits to win 2-1 on Monday afternoon at Paly. The Vikings had to come from behind after Bellarmine second baseman Matt Glomb (’11) launched a solo shot off Kevin Kannappan (’12) over the fence in left-center in the first. The...

Life in the fast lane

Life in the fast lane

Shannon Scheel, Staff Writer

April 16, 2011

Picture a hurdle.  A barrier.  A blockade between the impossible and possible; an object separating the domains of failure and success, of champion and second best. Conquering a hurdle requires complete fearlessness, a burst of speed and a solid jump. Mastering these components is a challenge in itself,...

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