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Curling iron

Maddy Atwater and Ethan Stern

December 8, 2015

Many high school male athletes lift weights and work out on a very consistent basis for sports training, getting stronger, or even building muscle. You can walk into pretty much any high school weight room and see a male student working out, but you typically will not find a girl in the area. With female...

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Maddy Atwater and Lauren Koyama

October 20, 2015

Seven years ago, D.J. Shelton (‘08) was the only male on the Palo Alto High School cheer squad. Seven years ago, Shelton was the victim of daily verbal abuse, from being called a quitter because he no longer played football to being labeled as a homosexual or a pervert. However, seven years ago, Shelton...

Paly Girls Water Polo Defeat Lynbrook in League Opener, 9-3

Paly Girls Water Polo Defeat Lynbrook in League Opener, 9-3

Ben Cleasby and Ethan Stern

September 16, 2015

Palys girls water polo team triumphed over Lynbrook 9-3 in their first league home game held at Gunn High School. Paly started the game off with strong defensive play by holding Lynbrook to two goals at the half. The offense was led by Gigi Rojahn (‘16) who had three goals giving the team a 4-2...

The Vikings fell short of the San Benito Haybalers 49-34

The Vikings fell short of the San Benito Haybalers 49-34

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

September 11, 2015

Taking the field after a hyped-up home opener, the Vikings battled against the San benito Haybalers, but were eventually defeated 49-34. After a depressing 33-0 loss in last years matchup, the team showed solid improvement and exceptional energy in tonight’s game. Just under ten minutes into the...

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

May 29, 2015

  Sophie Frick (‘18) stepped foot on the Palo Alto High School campus with a pre-determined expectation to be a talented athlete. With two older siblings, Andrew Frick (‘14) who played football, lacrosse and wrestling then went on to play football in college, and Madeline Frick (‘17) who...

High School Baseball: As Seen From the Bench

Michael Pappas, Staff Writer

May 6, 2015

High school is a time where people look for themselves and find what they really enjoy doing. I knew going in to Paly that I loved baseball. I have played with the baseball team for all four years at Paly. Baseball is a sport that requires focus and long term endurance, as well as short quick movements...

Baseball loses early lead; defeated 6-3 by Wilcox

Baseball loses early lead; defeated 6-3 by Wilcox

Priscilla Bell, Features Editor

March 26, 2015

Paly baseball suffered a loss against Wilcox on Wednesday afternoon, making its overall record 8-3. The Chargers started the game with a lead-off single. After making it to second on a bunt, the player was able to steal third. A ball hit to center field was caught by Phil Lewis ('15) for the out,...

Boys’ basketball season ends in disappointing 2nd round CCS loss to Santa Teresa

Boys’ basketball season ends in disappointing 2nd round CCS loss to Santa Teresa

Maddy Atwater and Isaac Kasevich

February 26, 2015

The Palo Alto Varsity boy’s basketball team’s season ended Thursday night after a 69-60 loss to Santa Teresa High School (San Jose, Calif.) in the 2nd round of the Central Coast Section Division 1 playoffs. Santa Teresa dominated the game from the start, thanks in large part to exceptional deep-ball...

Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

February 7, 2015

Boys’ basketball protected their own court in their senior night game against cross town rival Gunn High School with a 17 point win 71-54. The graduating seniors, Corey Bicknell (‘15), Alex Dees (‘15), Kevin Mullin (‘15) and Jonny Rojahn (‘15) stepped up despite the contest not being a league...

The Viking’s fall to the Milpitas Trojans 47-7 on Senior Night

The Viking’s fall to the Milpitas Trojans 47-7 on Senior Night

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

November 9, 2014

Playing with all odds against them, the Palo Alto Vikings received a brutal beating on Senior Night this Friday to the reigning Central Coast Section (CCS) Division one Champions, the Milpitas Trojans, with a final score of 47-7. The Viking’s single touchdown was caught by Riley Schoeben (‘16)...

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