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

The Lady Vikes huddle up before their game against cross-town rival Gunn. This game was their first league game and also served as a foundation for improvement throughout the rest of the season.
September 17, 2013

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...

Earning their stripes

Local Palo Alto referees gives a call in a Paly home football home game.
December 15, 2012

Coming into the fourth quarter down 9-7 to the league-leading Mountain View Spartans, the Paly boys’ water polo team was on the verge of working its way back into a close game on Sept. 18. The Vikings...

A Typical Boys’ Water Polo Practice

November 14, 2012

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

From the Eyes of the Girls’ Water Polo Goalie

November 9, 2012

Viking placed their GoPro camera on the head of the girls' water polo goalie, Abby Bromberg, during a water polo shooting drill. This video is a few clips of the film we got. It let's you see what a water...

Boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 14-6 in first round of CCS

JJ Kadifa ('14) winds up for a shot in the first round of the CCS playoffs. The Vikings won 16-4.
November 7, 2012

On a chilly November evening under the home lights at Nort Thorton Memorial Pool, the Paly boys’ water polo team dominated Los Gatos High School 14-6  in the first round of the Central Coast Section...

Girls’ water polo loses 9-8 to San Benito in first round of CCS

Emma Wolfe ('14) fires at the San Benito goal during the first round of the CCS playoffs.
November 7, 2012

On Tuesday evening with the season on the line, it was a battle to the bitter end but the Lady Vikes came up short as the Haymakers advanced. Katie Francis (‘15) scored with 23 seconds left in the game...

Girls’ Water Polo Senior Night Ceremony

October 24, 2012

The Palo Alto High School Girls' Water Polo team celebrated their senior night October 23rd at Paly's own pool. The girls started off the evening by beating Los Altos 8-6 and then finished things by celebrating...

Boys’ Water Polo falls to Los Altos, 12-11

OCT. 23, 2012 Sam Kelley ('14) fires against the Los Altos Eagles goalie in over time of the Senior Night game. The Vikings lost 11-12.
October 23, 2012

On a chilly Tuesday evening under the pool lights, the Palo Alto High School boys’ varsity water polo team fell short to Los Altos, 12-11 in overtime. The stands were filled with parents, cheerleaders...

The big three

The big three
October 10, 2012

It is not a difficult task to determine when it is game day for the boys’ varsity water polo team. Matching sun hats can be seen dispersed around the quad with sun-bleached hair peeking out under the...

A Day in the Life of Quinn Rockwell

October 5, 2012

The typical Tuesday of Palo Alto High School's water polo star Quinn Rockwell ('13). This video follows Rockwell from driving to school in the morning, to his pregame meal at Kirk's Burgers, and finally...

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