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Paly boys’ water polo triumphs over Mitty Monarchs, 25-13

Kian McHugh ('14) applies strong defense against a Mitty player in the Vikings' 25-13 victory over the Monarchs.

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer

August 31, 2013

  The Paly boys’ water polo team defeated the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs, 25-13, in the team’s first non-league scrimmage of the year this afternoon at Palo Alto. "It just kind of showed where we're at right now," Paly head coach Brandon Johnson said. "We only had about two weeks of p...

Earning their stripes

Local Palo Alto referees gives a call in a Paly home football home game.

AnneMarie Drez and Josh Stern

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 scored to make the score 9-8 in the last few minutes, cutting the Spartan lead to one. The two...

A Typical Boys’ Water Polo Practice

Ami Drez, Staff Writer

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

Girls’ Wopo defeats Los Altos 7-5

Girls' Wopo defeats Los Altos 7-5

Chris Smith, Staff Writer

October 23, 2012

The stands were completely full on senior night as the Lady Vikes took to the pool to take on league rival Los Altos High School. Senior Goaltender Abby Bromberg ('13) and attacker Martine LeClerc ('13) had stand out games to lead the Vikings to an emotional victory. The game started out fast paced....

Girls’ water polo defeats Wilcox 8-5

Girls' water polo defeats Wilcox 8-5

Chris Smith, Staff Writer

October 11, 2012

On a cold wet Thursday night, the Lady Vikes took to the pool against league rival Wilcox High School. Tess Van Hulsen('14) led the way for the Vikings scoring four goals in the team's 8-4 win. Wilcox came off to a hot start, scoring in the opening minute. Wilcox had many more opportunities to score...

The big three

The big three

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer

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 brims and green polos donned by all the players. The unified front the team exhibits can be attributed...

Boys varsity water polo falls to rival Los Altos 9-8

Boys varsity water polo falls to rival Los Altos 9-8

Sammy Solomon and Michael Strong, Staff Writers

September 28, 2011

The Palo Alto High School’s varsity boys’ water polo team lost to rival Los Altos 9-8, for its first loss of the season. Paly got off to a quick start, with a goal from Will Conner (‘14), but, the Eagles of Los Altos came right back with two goals by Matthew Orton (‘12) to give Los Altos a...

Profile: Haley Conner

Haley Conner winds up for a shot against Monta Vista

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...

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