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Girls Water Polo Looks to the Future After Loss to Mountain View 8-7

Girls Water Polo Looks to the Future After Loss to Mountain View 8-7
September 12, 2018

Girls varsity water polo was beaten by Mountain View 8-7 in a thriller league game Tuesday at the Paly pool. The deck was wet, the sky clear, and the stands loud when the water polo game started, at 3:30pm. Chesnie...

Boys’ Water Polo Wins on Senior Night

Boys' Water Polo Wins on Senior Night
October 22, 2017

The Boys’ Water Polo Team was able to come out with a win for their seniors on their special night. Before Wednesday's game against Homestead, the team's Seniors with a ceremony to celebrate...

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Sophie Frick ('18) and Carly Leong ('18) celebrate after sealing the girls basketball league championship. Frick has been chosen as Paly's female underclassman of the year.
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,...

Paly boys’ water polo defeats Gunn Titans 13-12 to advance onto CCS semifinals

JJ Kadifa ('14) looks for an open pass. The Paly Vikings went on to defeat the Gunn Titans 13-12, moving onto the CCS semifinals next week.
November 16, 2013

In the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) championships, Palo Alto Vikings’ boys water polo made a significant comeback to beat the Gunn Titans 13-12 after losing to the Titans three times...

Water polo dominates Pioneer 16-7, coasts to first-round CCS victory

Winston Rosati ('16) prepares to take a shot on goal in their first round CCS game against Pioneer High School. The Vikings defeated the Mustangs 16-7.
November 13, 2013

In their first-round Central Coast Section (CCS) championship match Tuesday night, the twelfth-seed Palo Alto boys’ water polo team handily defeated the Pioneer Mustangs 16-7. The Vikings will meet Gunn...

A Family Company

Matt (left) and Brandon (right) Johnson played water polo at Gunn High School and now coach at rival schools in Palo Alto and at Shoreline Water Polo Club, which they started.
November 1, 2013

Twins often grow up doing a lot together - wearing the same clothes as kids or playing the same sport. It wasn’t any different for Matt and Brandon Johnson. From junior high to the National Team, the...

Boys’ water polo overtakes Los Gatos 14-3

Omri Newman ('14) defends a Los Gatos player, the Vikings won 14-3.
October 18, 2013

  Palo Alto boy’s water polo team defeated the Los Gatos Wildcats 14-3 at home on Thursday, October 17th. Captain Ethan Look (’14) was pleased with his team’s performance and their win. “We...

Boys’ water polo triumphs over Lynbrook 14-10

Will Mendenhall (‘14) winds up to shoot against the Lynbrook Vikings. Mendenhall scored the final goal of the game.
October 16, 2013

This Tuesday afternoon Boys’ water polo triumphed against the Lynbrook Vikings, 14-10. As Paly continues on with leagues, they are preparing for upcoming games as well as CCS. “We beat [Lynbrook]...

Indecent Exposure: Swimsuit Edition

Coach Brandon Johnson observes varsity water polo players Kian McHugh ('14), Sheila Subramanian ('15) and Omri Newman ('14) as they struggle to deck change in order to be timely for practice.
October 4, 2013

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...

Girls’ varsity water polo coach resigns

Girls' varsity water polo coach resigns
September 26, 2013

Former varsity girls' water polo coach Danny Dye resigned following the 8-3 loss to Saratoga this Thursday afternoon. He announced that he was leaving in a team meeting following the game. "I think...

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