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 »

Digging it

Digging it

Megan Valencia, Business Manager
November 12, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories, Volleyball

This year, there are many new faces in the Palo Alto High School athletic department. One of those new faces is head volleyball coach Daniele Desiderio. Desiderio took over after former head coach Dave Winn stepped in favor of the head coach position at Mountain View High School. Unlike Winn, Desiderio... Read more »

Volleyball takes a Senior Night victory against Gunn

Priscilla Bell, Features Editor
November 11, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Volleyball

Paly volleyball defeated Gunn in three sets on Thursday night. In its previous matchup against the Titans in the league opener, Paly lost in three sets. Coach Daniele Desiderio saw the development of the team from the start of the season. “We panicked a little bit when we were there because they... Read more »

Paly volleyball annihilates Monta Vista 3-0

Paly volleyball annihilates Monta Vista 3-0

Megan Valencia, Features Editor
October 26, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Lady Vikes triumphed over the Monta Vista Toreros 3-0 on Thursday. Thursday night’s game was their second league win. The Vikings started the game out strong, winning the first six points of the first set. However, Monta Vista was able to come back and take the 25-24 lead later on in the set.... 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 »

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 »

Think Pink?

Think Pink?

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under Columns, Football, Volleyball

You take a deep breath to calm your nerves, block out the rally screams and take in the Friday night lights. You’re nervous. It’s the home opener and you can’t quite seem to get those butterflies out of your stomach. You look left and right at your teammates and see a field of green, white and... Read more »

No such thing as a free ticket

Megan Valencia and Kylie Callan
October 3, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Features, Football, Volleyball, Wrestling

After parking their cars in the packed Churchill parking lot, Palo Alto parents, students and community members walk towards the stadium gates. The lights shine brightly on Hod Ray field as Paly players and fans anticipate the start of the Friday night football game. Some Paly spectators can simply show... Read more »

Brief: Paly falls to Los Altos in three sets

Reuben Kramer, Staff Writer
September 26, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Volleyball

The Vikings’ varsity volleyball team played Los Altos on Thursday night for its second league game losing in just 3 sets. The first set started off slow for the Vikes, as Los Altos climbed to a 18-1 lead. Paly was a very shaky in the first set and fell to Los altos 25-7. Los Altos gained a 2-0... Read more »