Vikings overpowered by Monarchs 55-14 in home opener

Vikings overpowered by Monarchs 55-14 in home opener

Rowan McEvoy, Editor-In-Chief
September 20, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Football, Top Stories

Despite a strong effort, the Palo Alto High School Vikings were soundly defeated by the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs to the tune of 55-14 Friday night under the lights at Paly. Paly's two scores came on touchdown runs of 11 and 22 yards by Jayshawn Puckett ('15), one of the team's few starting seniors.... Read more »

Boys’ water polo clenches a 9-7 victory over Monta Vista Matadors

Boys’ water polo clenches a 9-7 victory over Monta Vista Matadors

Bryn Carlson, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

On Thursday night, the boys’ water polo team faced off the Monta Vista Matadors in its second league game of the season. Team captain Lucas Novak (‘15) was pleased with the team’s performance and ultimate defeat of the Matadors. “For most of the game we played well; our defense was definitely... Read more »

Girls’ water polo falls to Los Gatos in second league game

Girls’ water polo falls to Los Gatos in second league game

Meredith Kinnaman, Staff Writer
September 18, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

The Palo Alto girls' water polo team fell to the Los Gatos Wildcats 10-5 Thursday afternoon. The Vikings got off to a slow start in the first quarter after losing the first sprint to the Wildcats. The Wildcats put the first goal on the scoreboard during the first three minutes of the game. Following... Read more »

Girls’ tennis falls to Castilleja 5-2 in preseason match

Girls’ tennis falls to Castilleja 5-2 in preseason match

Kylie Callan, Staff Writer
September 10, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

Paly girls’ tennis was defeated by Castilleja 5-2 Wednesday, September 10th at home. Captain Madeline Lee ('15) enjoyed playing the Gators and remained positive despite the loss. "Even though the score wasn't close, it's always great to play Castilleja," Lee said. Lee and her partner Meredith... Read more »

Preview: Girls’ water polo has high hopes for upcoming season

Preview: Girls’ water polo has high hopes for upcoming season

Paige Anderson, Staff Writer
September 5, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

After falling short of advancing to the Central Section Championships (CCS) last year with a league record of 4-12, the girls’ water polo team hopes to improve and make it to CCS this year. With the loss of key senior players Hannah Bundy (‘14) and  Emma Wolfe (‘14) the team looks to new players... Read more »

Girls’ Golf Preview: Team looking to build on inaugural season

Girls’ Golf Preview: Team looking to build on inaugural season

Reuben Kramer, Staff Writer
September 5, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Golf - Girls, Preview, Top Stories

The second year of Girls’ Golf has just started at Palo Alto High School and players are already practicing their swings, drives, and putts as the new season commences. There are big expectations for the young team after last season, their inaugural year , was a huge success for the program. The... Read more »

Preview: Girls’ volleyball looks forward to upcoming season

Preview: Girls’ volleyball looks forward to upcoming season

Michael Pappas, Staff Writer
September 5, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School girls’ volleyball team is preparing for the 2014 season with their new coach, Daniele Desiderio. After losing their opportunity to make it to State Championship last year after losing to Granite Bay in the quarterfinals of the Norcal tournament. Granite Bay went on to win... Read more »

Boys Water Polo Preview

Boys Water Polo Preview

Daniel Douty, Staff Writer
September 5, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

The Fall sports season is almost upon us, which means boys' water polo is starting up soon. Last year the Vikings impressed when they made a deep run, as only Bellarmine could stop them from reaching the CCS finals. The team has changed drastically since then, as eleven seniors have graduated and... Read more »

2014 Football Preview: New coach confident in young team’s talent

2014 Football Preview: New coach confident in young team’s talent

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer
September 1, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Football, Top Stories

After a rough loss to the Saint Francis Lancers in the second round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs last year, the Palo Alto High School football team remains confident as it looks to win a league title despite the team’s youth and lack of depth. “We are excited, I’m excited. I’m... Read more »

Cross-country preview: racing to victory

Cross-country preview: racing to victory

Kylie Callan, Staff Writer
August 27, 2014
Filed under Cross-Country - Boys, Cross-Country - Girls, Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

After both boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams placed outside of state championship qualification last year at the Central Coast Section (CCS) finals, the two teams are looking to improve this season. Everyone has their sights set on one main goal: to finally qualify for the state championship. “This... Read more »