Girls water polo shuts down Mountain View 7-4

Girls water polo shuts down Mountain View 7-4

Meredith Kinnaman and Paige Bara
October 21, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

The girls’ water polo added another win to their now 6-7 record following their defeat over Mountain View, 7-4. “I thought the team did really well all of our shots were good and same with our counters” Katie Francis (‘16) The Vikings came out strong in the first three minutes with a quick... Read more »

Paly boys’ water polo triumphs over Mountain View 8-5

Paly boys’ water polo triumphs over Mountain View 8-5

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer
October 21, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys

The Paly boys’ water polo team conquered the Mountain View Spartans with a final score of 8-5. With this win, its record becomes 8-2-0 as the season continues. The game started off with an early shot by Mountain View that was tipped by goalie Luke Schroeder (‘15). The Spartans kept putting pressure... Read more »

Boys’ water polo defeats Saratoga with a score of 12-8

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer
October 16, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

Paly boys’ water polo conquered Saratoga High School with a final score of 12-8. The team was led to victory by lead scorers Lucas Novak (‘15) and Winston Rosati (‘16). The Vikings started the game strong with Rosati scoring in the first two minutes of the game. “Rosati is always a standout... Read more »

Paly volleyball falls short in five sets against Mountain View

Paly volleyball falls short in five sets against Mountain View

Megan Valencia, Business Manager
October 15, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Lady Vikes fell to the Mountain View Spartans 3-2 on Tuesday night. Tuesday’s game gives the Vikings a 1-5 league record. Assistant Coach Hillary Ford points to the slow starts that the Vikings had in some of the sets as the reason for the team’s loss. “I think that if you look at each... Read more »

Girls’ water polo bounces back, wins 7-2 against Homestead

Girls’ water polo bounces back, wins 7-2 against Homestead

Clara Harrington, Copy Editor
October 12, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

After falling to Gunn on Tuesday, girls’ water polo dominated against Homestead and won 7-2. “I think we had really good communication today,” Katie Francis (‘16) said. “We were seeing everyone in the counters and when the set was open.” The game started off strong for the Vikings,... Read more »

Paly volleyball falls to the Homestead Mustangs in three sets

Paly volleyball falls to the Homestead Mustangs in three sets

Paige Anderson, Staff Writer
October 12, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Vikings’ varsity volleyball team lost against the Homestead Mustangs on Tuesday night in its sixth game of the season. The Vikings had a rough start to the match but improved as Anna Dukovic (‘15) lead the team in spikes; however, they were unable to pull out a win from the first game with... Read more »

Boys’ water polo trumps Homestead, 13-11

Boys’ water polo trumps Homestead, 13-11

Kylie Callan, Staff Writer
October 10, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

Paly boys’ water polo outlasted the Homestead Mustangs in a close game at home Thursday night, winning 13-11. Winston Rosati (’16) led the Vikings with six goals. Coach Brandon Johnson was frustrated with his team’s performance. “I don’t think we played very well,” Johnson said. “We... Read more »

Girls’ tennis remains undefeated with 5-2 victory over Cupertino

Girls’ tennis remains undefeated with 5-2 victory over Cupertino

Kylie Callan, Staff Writer
October 7, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

The girls’ tennis team remains ranked number one in their league after holding Cupertino off 5-2 in their match Tuesday afternoon at home. Coach Andy Harader was enthusiastic about the result, as it keeps the Vikings on top. “I feel very good [about the win], because this was one of the strong... Read more »

The Vikings fall 20-19 in a nail-biter against the Wilcox Chargers

The Vikings fall 20-19 in a nail-biter against the Wilcox Chargers

Daniel Douty, Staff Writer
October 4, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Football, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings lost 20-19 to the Wilcox Chargers at Paly on Friday night after mounting a fourth quarter comeback, only to fall short on a potential game winning two-point conversion. Paly was led by very strong performances from star players such as running back Jayshawn Puckett (‘15) and... Read more »

Excessive… Penalization?

Excessive… Penalization?

Isaac Kasevich, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under Columns, Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

National Football League (NFL) players better watch what they do and say on the field this year, with the NFL enforcing much stricter penalties for excessive celebration and foul language. Starting this year, in addition to the already existing 15-yard penalties for taunting and unnecessary roughness,... Read more »