Paly boys’ water polo defeats Gunn Titans 13-12 to advance onto CCS semifinals

Paly boys’ water polo defeats Gunn Titans 13-12 to advance onto CCS semifinals

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer
November 16, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys

In the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) championships, Palo Alto Vikings’ boys water polo made a significant comeback to beat the Gunn Titans 13-12 after losing to the Titans three times prior, advancing them to the semifinals. Head coach Brandon Johnson... Read more »

Water polo dominates Pioneer 16-7, coasts to first-round CCS victory

Water polo dominates Pioneer 16-7, coasts to first-round CCS victory

Audrey DeBruine, Features Editor
November 13, 2013
Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

In their first-round Central Coast Section (CCS) championship match Tuesday night, the twelfth-seed Palo Alto boys’ water polo team handily defeated the Pioneer Mustangs 16-7. The Vikings will meet Gunn this Saturday for the quarterfinals of the tournament. Captain Ethan... Read more »

Paly boys’ water polo drops SCVAL championship 9-5 to Gunn Titans

Paly boys’ water polo drops SCVAL championship 9-5 to Gunn Titans

Zoe Bhargava and Paige Bara
November 10, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

Saturday night, the Paly Vikes took on the Gunn Titans in the SCVAL championship game. Despite a fourth quarter comeback, the Vikings lost 9-5 to the Titans. “The first three quarters were pretty rough, we came out kind of slow,” Lucas Novak (’15) said. “In the last quarter we saw a lot of... Read more »

Boys’ water polo triumphs over Mountain View 7-5 in second round of SCVAL

Boys’ water polo triumphs over Mountain View 7-5 in second round of SCVAL

Zoe Bhargava and Paige Bara
November 9, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

Paly boys’ water polo defeated the Mountain View Spartans 7-5 on Friday at home in the second round of the SCVAL tournament. Late in the season, the Vikings have found the experience from each game has helped them become a strong team leading into this league tournament. “The more games we... Read more »

Boys’ water polo beats Lynbrook 11-8 in first round of SCVAL tournament

Boys’ water polo beats Lynbrook 11-8 in first round of SCVAL tournament

Zoe Bhargava and Paige Bara
November 7, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

The Paly boys’ water polo team took on the Lynbrook Vikings in the first round of the SCVAL tournament, winning the game 11-8 in their home pool. Coach Brandon Johnson voiced his approval of his team’s performance. “It was good, I thought we played really well,” Johnson said. “We knew... Read more »

Boys’ water polo dominates against Monta Vista 14-7 on Senior Night

Boys’ water polo dominates against Monta Vista 14-7 on Senior Night

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer
October 25, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

The Palo Alto boys’ water polo team defeated the Monta Vista Matadors 14-7 on Paly's Senior Night this Thursday, Oct. 24 under the Paly pool lights. Coach Brandon Johnson was pleased with the eleven seniors’ last home league game of the regular season. [caption id="attachment_21486"... Read more »

Boys’ water polo overtakes Los Gatos 14-3

Boys’ water polo overtakes Los Gatos 14-3

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer
October 18, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

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Boys’ water polo triumphs over Lynbrook 14-10

Boys’ water polo triumphs over Lynbrook 14-10

Paige Bara and Clara Harrington
October 16, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

This Tuesday afternoon Boys’ water polo triumphed against the Lynbrook Vikings, 14-10. As Paly continues on with leagues, they are preparing for upcoming games as well as CCS. “We beat [Lynbrook] by a lot the first time in leagues, so I was hoping we would come out... Read more »

Boys’ water polo breaks five year losing streak to Los Altos

Boys’ water polo breaks five year losing streak to Los Altos

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer
October 8, 2013
Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

  The Vikings dominated  the Los Altos Eagles at home on Tuesday afternoon, winning 9-5. Coach Brandon Johnson was pleased with the team’s win against the Eagles. “It gives us a little confidence," Johnson said. "I think Los Altos beat us twice last year, so... Read more »

Indecent Exposure: Swimsuit Edition

Indecent Exposure: Swimsuit Edition

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer
October 4, 2013
Filed under Columns, Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys, Water Polo - Girls

Let’s be honest. It isn’t very often that you see a water polo player, swimmer, or diver not walking around in their revealing attire at practice. It’s simple: these sports have made us increasingly comfortable with fewer clothes on. Commonly known as a “deck change”, more and... Read more »