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Volleyball comes back to beat Monta Vista 3 sets to 1

Volleyball comes back to beat Monta Vista 3 sets to 1

Skylar Burris, Steven Marinkovich, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2016

The Vikings’ volleyball team took down Monta Vista three sets to one in their first league game of the season on Tuesday evening. The Vikes started out slow, going down early in the first set 10-2. They rallied back to get down just one at 12-11, but Monta Vista answered right back with a run of t...

Paly volleyball falls to Valley Christian 3-1

Katie Passarello ('17) jumps to tip the ball over the Valley Christian blockers.

Quinn Knoblock, Feature Editor

September 2, 2016

The Paly girls volleyball team was defeated in a 3-1 match against the Valley Christian warriors Thursday night at Gunn High School. The Lady Vikes lost the first point in the first set, which set the tone for the next two sets. The team took its first timeout at 9-3, Valley Christian in the lead. ...

Volleyball season preview


Hayley Levine, Staff Writer

August 30, 2016

The Palo Alto High School girls’ volleyball team is gearing up in preparation for the 2016 season. The team will be led by coach, Jekara Wilson, who’s in her second year as the varsity coach. “This is my second season with the same coach at Paly, which is going to be a good thing,” Katie Pa...

Girls volleyball preview

Girls volleyball preview

Lauren Koyama, Staff Writer

September 9, 2015

The Palo Alto High School girls’ volleyball team is preparing for the 2015 season with their new coach, Jekara Wilson. The team has had a new coach each season for the past three years. Though Wilson is the new varsity coach, she has been a part of the Paly volleyball program for nine years. ...

Digging it

Digging it

Megan Valencia, Business Manager

November 12, 2014

This year, there are many new faces in the Palo Alto High School athletic department. One of those new faces is head volleyball coach Daniele Desiderio. Desiderio took over after former head coach Dave Winn stepped in favor of the head coach position at Mountain View High School. Unlike Winn, Desiderio...

Volleyball takes a Senior Night victory against Gunn

Priscilla Bell, Features Editor

November 11, 2014

Paly volleyball defeated Gunn in three sets on Thursday night. In its previous matchup against the Titans in the league opener, Paly lost in three sets. Coach Daniele Desiderio saw the development of the team from the start of the season. “We panicked a little bit when we were there because they...

Paly volleyball annihilates Monta Vista 3-0

The starters talk to each other before the start of the first set against Monta Vista. The Vikings would go on to win the first set 27-25.

Megan Valencia, Features Editor

October 26, 2014

The Lady Vikes triumphed over the Monta Vista Toreros 3-0 on Thursday. Thursday night’s game was their second league win. The Vikings started the game out strong, winning the first six points of the first set. However, Monta Vista was able to come back and take the 25-24 lead later on in the set....

Think Pink?

Think Pink?

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014

You take a deep breath to calm your nerves, block out the rally screams and take in the Friday night lights. You’re nervous. It’s the home opener and you can’t quite seem to get those butterflies out of your stomach. You look left and right at your teammates and see a field of green, white and...

Preview: Girls’ volleyball looks forward to upcoming season

The Lady Vikes lost four seniors last season.

Michael Pappas, Staff Writer

September 5, 2014

The Palo Alto High School girls’ volleyball team is preparing for the 2014 season with their new coach, Daniele Desiderio. After losing their opportunity to make it to State Championship last year after losing to Granite Bay in the quarterfinals of the Norcal tournament. Granite Bay went on to win...

Vikings volleyball sweeps Gunn in straight sets

Keri Gee ('14) digs a spike from the back row. The Vikes went on to defeat Gunn for the second time in league.

Tori DeStefano, Staff Writer

November 6, 2013

For the second time this season, the Lady Vikes conquered Gunn High School but this time in Titan territory. The match took place on Thursday in the Titans’ brand new gym on their senior night. Paly started off strong in the first set with a kill by Becca Raffel (’14) to earn a 4-2 lead. With...

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