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Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

May 29, 2015


Filed under Basketball - Girls, Featured Athlete, Paly Athletic Awards, Softball, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

  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...

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

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

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer

November 16, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys

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 prior, advancing them to the semifinals. Head coach Brandon Johnson praised his team’s winning ...

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

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

Audrey DeBruine, Features Editor

November 13, 2013


Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

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 this Saturday for the quarterfinals of the tournament. Captain Ethan Look (‘14) was pleased with...

A Family Company

A Family Company

Priscilla Bell and Hayley Poore

November 1, 2013


Filed under Features

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 two were always playing water polo together. Now, coaching jobs at rival high schools have caused ...

Boys’ water polo overtakes Los Gatos 14-3

Boys’ water polo overtakes Los Gatos 14-3

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer

October 18, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

  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 played a great game, we came out and we played hard and that’s what counts,” Look said. The ...

Boys’ water polo triumphs over Lynbrook 14-10

Boys’ water polo triumphs over Lynbrook 14-10

Paige Bara and Clara Harrington

October 16, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

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] by a lot the first time in leagues, so I was hoping we would come out and do the same thing,” Kia...

Indecent Exposure: Swimsuit Edition

Indecent Exposure: Swimsuit Edition

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013


Filed under Columns, Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys, Water Polo - Girls

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 comfortable with fewer clothes on. Commonly known as a “deck change”, more and more aquatic...

Girls’ varsity water polo coach resigns

Girls’ varsity water polo coach resigns

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer

September 26, 2013


Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

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 that Danny is a very compassionate man and I really respect his decision to do what he thought was best...

Girls’ water polo drops league opener 13-1 to Gunn

Girls’ water polo drops league opener 13-1 to Gunn

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer

September 17, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

The Paly girls’ water polo team fell 13-1 to cross-town rival Gunn in their first league game on Tuesday night. The Lady Vikes got off to a slow start in the first quarter as Gunn won the first sprint and scored the first goal of the quarter. The first goal was followed by a missed shots from both Tit...

A Typical Boys’ Water Polo Practice

Ami Drez, Staff Writer

November 14, 2012


Filed under Videos

This video is a typical Palo Alto boys' varsity water polo practice. It takes you through the team's warm-up, shooting drills, scrimmages, and chalk talk. Filmed and edited by Ami Drez

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