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Baseball beats Tracy 3-1 in non-league game

Baseball beats Tracy 3-1 in non-league game

Peter Dennis, Columnist

March 2, 2012

The Palo Alto High School baseball team ( 3-1) defeated Tracy High School (1-2) 3-1 in a non-league match at home on Thursday. Ben Sneider ('12) got the complete game win. The game started off with third baseman Michael Strong ('13) charging and cleanly fielding a leadoff bunt. Between that and the...

Boys’ varsity tennis falls to Los Altos 5-2

Boys’ varsity tennis falls to Los Altos 5-2

Sammy Solomon, Staff Writer

February 29, 2012

The Palo Alto High School boys’ tennis team lost to the Los Altos Wildcats, 2-5 today at home. With a quick win by number one singles player Nicky Hu (‘12) the Vikings were off to a solid start with a 1-0 lead. However, after injuring his back in today’s match, Blake Smith (‘14) had to retire his...

Boys’ basketball defeats South San Francisco 70-52

Boys’ basketball defeats South San Francisco 70-52

Austin Poore and Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writers

February 23, 2012

The Palo Alto High School Vikings defeated South San Francisco, 70-52, Thursday. The win propels the team into the quarter-finals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs on Saturday. The Vikings started quickly with a three-pointer by Aubrey Dawkins (‘13), but South San Francisco promptly answered...

Boys’ basketball falls to Cupertino 54-47

Boys’ basketball falls to Cupertino 54-47

Austin Poore and Spencer Drazovich

February 4, 2012

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team lost to Cupertino 54-47 at home Friday night after several fourth quarter lead changes. Paly jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after layups by Israel Hakim (‘12) and Aubrey Dawkins ('13). Cupertino quickly bounced back with an 11-0 run of its own, thank...

Girls’ soccer surges past Gunn in first half 3-1

Girls’ soccer surges past Gunn in first half 3-1

Shannon Scheel, Michael Strong, Columnist, Staff Writer

February 1, 2012

The Palo Alto High School-Gunn High School rivalry clearly fired up both of the respective schools’ varsity girls’ soccer teams tonight on Paly’s El Camino field: after a fast-paced first half, Paly finished the game with a 3-1 victory, the same margin that the Titans had beaten the Vikings by...

Food for an Athlete’s Thought

Food for an Athlete’s Thought

January 30, 2012

Like any athlete, I like food. Like any water athlete, I burn more calories than the average person does in a week. I eat a lot. A LOT. Of food. Put down any kind of food, you name it, it will become good friends with my stomach down below momentarily. There’s one food in particular, however, that w...

Girls’ soccer falls to Los Gatos, 1-0

Girls’ soccer falls to Los Gatos, 1-0

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer

January 23, 2012

Monday after school, the Palo Alto High School girls' varsity Soccer team (3-3-6, 1-2-3 League) lost to Los Gatos High School (12-0-1, 6-0-0 League) in a close game of 1-0. The Wildcats scored their point about half way through the second half in a constant battle that took place on both sides of...

Girls’ soccer loses tough battle to Mountain View, 2-1

Shannon Scheel, Columnist

January 8, 2012

  Friday night, the Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity Soccer team (4-2-1, 0-1-1 League) fell to Mountain View High School (7-1-1, League 2-0-0) with a score 2-1. The game did not pick up speed until the second half, when each team scored their respective goals. Though the Lady Vikes have...

Football falls to Bellarmine 41-13 in CCS Open Division Championship

Football falls to Bellarmine 41-13 in CCS Open Division Championship

Austin Poore, Rohit Ramkumar, Staff Writers

December 3, 2011

The Palo Alto High School football team fell to the Bellarmine Bells 41-13 in the Central Coast Section (CCS) Open Division Championship game at San Jose City College on Dec. 2, in a rematch of the game played last year. The loss ended the Vikings’ hopes of defending their 2010 State Championship. The story of the ma...

Give A Little

Give A Little

Shannon Scheel, Columnist

November 27, 2011

Each time the holiday season comes around, I have to clear a little space in the corner of my room to fit my pint-size Christmas tree, a tradition my family has practiced since my birth. Friends, you know the holidays have arrived in Scheeldom when a petite noble fir (this year, mine’s named Norbert)...

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