True passion

Kylie Callan and Reuben Kramer
December 12, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Basketball - Girls, Features, Lacrosse - Girls, Soccer - Boys, Soccer - Girls, Softball, Swimming - Boys, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories, Volleyball

Shawn Johnson began gymnastics at the age of three. Ryan Lochte first learned to swim at age five. Abby Wambach dribbled her first soccer ball at the age of four. Since then, they have spent innumerable hours working towards greatness. Their efforts have earned them a place in history. Their names have... Read more »

Volleyball wins their first CCS game in four sets against Independence

Volleyball wins their first CCS game in four sets against Independence

Katie Foug and Paige Anderson
November 17, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Volleyball

In the first round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) Championship Tournament the Paly volleyball team beat Independence High School three sets to one. In the first set, Jade Shonenberger (‘15) started the team off strong with a hit and two aces to make the score 3-1. The Viking’s kept the lead... Read more »

Brief: Boys’ cross country places second at CCS

Brief: Boys’ cross country places second at CCS

Priscilla Bell, Features Editor
November 16, 2014
Filed under Cross-Country - Boys, Fall Sports, Top Stories

Boys' cross country advanced to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship meet after placing second in today's Central Coast Section (CCS) championship meet at Toro Park in Salinas, Calif. The team scored 116 points, falling behind Bellarmine who won with 47 points. "The top three... Read more »

Boys’ water polo edged out of next round of playoffs by Salinas, 10-9

Boys’ water polo edged out of next round of playoffs by Salinas, 10-9

Kylie Callan, Staff Writer
November 13, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

The boys’ water polo season was cut short by a 10-9 loss to Salinas on Thursday, Nov. 13 at home. Winston Rosati (’16) led the team in scoring with six goals. Lucas Novak (’15) was disappointed in the team’s performance and the end result. “We were just not on tonight,” Novak said. In... Read more »

Girls’ water polo triumphs 9-8 over Carlmont

Girls’ water polo triumphs 9-8 over Carlmont

Paige Bara and Meredith Kinnaman
November 13, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

The Palo Alto girls' water polo team defeated Carlmont 9-8 in CCS semi-finals on thursday under the Paly pool lights. The Lady Vikes started the game off strong as Gigi Rojhan (’16) won first sprint. Soon after Joanna Falla (’17) blocked the Scotts' first shot of the game. After a string of fouls... Read more »

Boys’ and girls’ cross country teams move on to CCS

Bryn Carlson and Katie Foug
November 12, 2014
Filed under Cross-Country - Boys, Cross-Country - Girls, Fall Sports

Both the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams advance to CCS after competing at the SCVAL Championships Tuesday at the 2.95 mile long Crystal Springs course. The boys’ team finished first in the El Camino League led by Lucas Matison (‘15). Matison ran at an average mile pace of 5:15, taking... Read more »

Boys’ water polo vanquished by crosstown rival Gunn 12-6

Boys’ water polo vanquished by crosstown rival Gunn 12-6

Kylie Callan, Staff Writer
November 12, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

Paly boys’ water polo fell to crosstown rival Gunn in the last regular season game at home on Oct. 30. Justyn Cheung (’16) was less than satisfied with his team’s performance. “We played their game, not our game,” Cheung said. “We had a lot of mistakes coming out of it. We didn’t... Read more »

Girls’ water polo sustains tough loss to Gunn on senior night

Girls’ water polo sustains tough loss to Gunn on senior night

Isaac Kasevich, Staff Writer
November 12, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

The Palo Alto High School girls' water polo team fell to the Gunn Titans 7-2 at Paly on Thursday’s senior night. The Titans were first to score with 5:32 to play in the first quarter, and scored again in the second quarter. Katie Francis (‘16) scored with 1:35 to go in the half bringing the score... Read more »

Where He Is Now

Where He Is Now

Maddy Atwater and Isaac Kasevich
November 12, 2014
Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Football, Profiles, Top Stories

For top-flight athletes, one false step can bring injury. Some athletes are sidelined for minutes, some for games and some even miss whole seasons. But, there are a few cases through all levels of sport where an injury or health issue can end a promising career prematurely.  In just a few brief but... Read more »

No exclusions

No exclusions

Hayley Poore and Reuben Kramer
November 12, 2014
Filed under Cross-Country - Boys, Cross-Country - Girls, Features, Top Stories

Many people play a sport for one reason: they fall in love with the game.  Cross country, however, attracts runners for a variety of reasons.  While some do it because they enjoy running and want to stay in shape, others do it for the sole purpose of getting a prep. Cross country does not require... Read more »