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Profile: Haley Conner

Profile: Haley Conner

Charlie Kelsey, Staff Writer

March 11, 2011

You never have to look too far to figure out what sport people play. Whether it is the clothes they wear, the rituals they partake in, or the scars and tans they hold as a result of their physical poison of choice, all athletes carry with them an intangible badge of pride. University of California Los...

Playing Dirty in Sports

Jack Smale

March 11, 2011

November 6, 2009 was arguably a day of one of the poorest displays of sportsmanship in sports history. In a womens' soccer match between New Mexico University and Brigham Young University (BYU), New Mexico defender Elizabeth Lambert shocked the world of collegiate sports. The game started as any o...

Boys’ water polo loses to Los Altos, 17-6

Skylar Dorosin, Mira Ahmad

March 11, 2011

The Palo Alto High School varsity boys’ water polo team fell to Los Altos 17-6 this Wednesday at Paly. The Vikings could not find a way to defensively contain Los Altos' top scorer, driver Colin Mulcahy ('11), who had eight goals in the first half. The team also struggled with a stagnant offense...

Boys’ water polo team falls to Davis 16-5

Skylar Dorosin

March 11, 2011

The Paly boys’ water polo team fell to the Davis High School 16-5 Saturday afternoon at Paly in the the North-South challenge tournament. The boys took 16th after going 0-4 this weekend. The two teams battled in the first quarter with the Blue Devils only leading by one goal. However, the Blue...

Bellarmine sinks Paly in quarterfinals of CCS, 12-4

Skylar Dorosin and Mira Ahmad

March 11, 2011

The Palo Alto High School boys’ water polo team lost in the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs to Bellarmine College Preparatory, 12-4, this Saturday at Monta Vista High School. The Vikings were missing starting two meter defender Aaron Zelinger (‘12) due to an injury he...

Fake it till you make it: flopping in sports

Brennan Miller and Mira Ahmad

March 4, 2011

In the summer of 2010 all eyes were focused on Johannesburg, South Africa. The first world cup to take place in South Africa brought forth new levels of soccer, new numbers of fans and a newly renewed tactic of...flopping? Throughout the World Cup, the greatest soccer stars were throwing themselves...

Waffles with a side of spinach

Skylar Dorosin

February 28, 2011

Every morning I devour two toasted waffles oozing peanut butter and smeared with apricot jam. "The waffle sandwich," as my dad calls it, has sat on my breakfast plate everyday for the past three years. This year, however, a glass bowl of raw, crisp spinach now sits next to my precious waffle sandwich. Why a bowl of spinach...

Girls’ water polo falls to Gunn in CCS

Emy Kelty

November 14, 2010

The Palo Alto High School girls’ water polo team fell to rival Gunn High School Saturday night in the Central Coast Section quarterfinals, ending its season. Throughout the season the Lady Vikes had faced the Titans twice, each team claiming one victory. “It has always been back and forth,”...

Girls’ water polo advances to second round of CCS

Mira Ahmad and Emy Kelty, Staff Writer

November 12, 2010

The Palo Alto High School girls’ water polo team (14-11) defeated Santa Teresa High School (12-15), 10-2, Wednesday night at the Paly pool in the first round of Central Coast Section playoffs. Driver Skylar Dorosin (’12) opened the game by scoring her first goal within 30 seconds. Her team...

Girls’ water polo falls to Leland

Emy Kelty

October 30, 2010

he Palo Alto High School girls’ water polo team fell to Leland High School, 9-7, Saturday at the Paly pool in league play. Earlier in the season the team lost to Leland 9-6, but the Lady Vikes came out strong in this game, taking a 2-1 lead in the first quarter. “We came out really strong,”...

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