Coach of the Year: Bill Laskey

Coach of the Year: Bill Laskey

Paul Bienaimé, Multimedia Editor
May 28, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Features, Paly Athletic Awards, Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

After ending the 2013 season with a league record of 0-12 and an overall record of 3-22, Paly softball welcomed a new coach to kick off Paly’s 2014 season. Coach Bill Laskey took over George Marshall’s position. Major League Baseball veteran Bill Laskey pitched professionally in the 1980’s after... Read more »

Girls’ Lacrosse secures SCVAL championship over Saratoga 15-13

Girls’ Lacrosse secures SCVAL championship over Saratoga 15-13

Bryn Carlson, Staff Writer
May 18, 2014
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories

On Saturday morning, the girls’ lacrosse team defeated the Saratoga Falcons in the SCVAL (Santa Clara Valley Athletic League) finals, clinching the coveted league championship for Paly for the first time since 2010. Saratoga came out strong during the first half, earning three goals early on before... Read more »

Baseball takes second in SCVAL

Baseball takes second in SCVAL

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
May 16, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

The Saratoga Falcons took first place in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) on Friday afternoon, as Paly fell 13-4. It was the third game in the three-game series for the SCVAL finals between Saratoga and Paly. On Tuesday, the Falcons took the win at Paly 8-4, and yesterday, the Vikings won... Read more »

Boys’ lacrosse drops SCVAL semifinals to Menlo Atherton

Boys’ lacrosse drops SCVAL semifinals to Menlo Atherton

Julia Saul
May 15, 2014
Filed under Lacrosse - Boys, Top Stories

After a rough battle between Palo Alto and Menlo Atherton on Wednesday night, Palo Alto was unable to score in the last quarter and lost to Menlo Atherton 10-11. The loss meant the end of the Vikes’ season. The game started out on a strong note for Paly when Zach Levitan (‘15) scored the first... Read more »

Baseball falls to Saratoga 8-4 in first round of SCVAL playoffs

Baseball falls to Saratoga 8-4 in first round of SCVAL playoffs

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer
May 14, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

  The Palo Alto Baseball team fell short to Saratoga with a score of 8-4 in the first SCVAL playoff game. The Vikings took an early lead, but were unable to come out victorious leaving them with a one game deficit as the three game series continues. The game began... Read more »

Vikings Softball complete the comeback against Fremont on Senior Night, 8-3

Vikings Softball complete the comeback against Fremont on Senior Night, 8-3

Clara Harrington, Rowan McEvoy, and Alex Murray
May 13, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings Varsity Softball team completed a comeback late Tuesday afternoon against Fremont, 8-3. It was the sendoff that the Seniors believed that they deserved on Senior Night and an important victory given that they had lost to Fremont earlier in the season. "We just wanted... Read more »

Lady Vikes crush Leland 19-5 in first round of SCVAL

Zoe Bhargava and Alex Murray
May 12, 2014
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Spring Sports

On Monday night, Paly girls’ lacrosse dominated over the Leland High School Chargers in the first round of Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) playoffs. It was a spirited offensive performance from the Lady Vikes, with Allie Peery (‘15) leading the way with eight of her team’s goals. Peery... Read more »

Girls’ lacrosse prevails over Los Gatos 16-8 on Senior Night

Girls’ lacrosse prevails over Los Gatos 16-8 on Senior Night

Zoe Bhargava, Editor-in-Chief
May 10, 2014
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Spring Sports, Top Stories

On Friday Night, the Paly girls' lacrosse team honored its seniors in one of their last home games of the season as they triumphed over Los Gatos 16-8. "I think we did really well, it was really fun playing with the seniors at a home game with a big crowd," Allie Peery ('15) said. The game started... Read more »

Seniors lead boys’ lacrosse past Sacred Heart on Senior Night, 11-9

Seniors lead boys’ lacrosse past Sacred Heart on Senior Night, 11-9

Alex Murray
May 9, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Spring Sports, Top Stories

In a game that was closer than expected by many, the Palo Alto High School boys' lacrosse team pulled out the upset victory against Sacred Heart Prep, 11-9. On a night that was about the graduating class of 2014, it was the departing seniors that ultimately played the biggest role in handing SHP their... Read more »

Girls’ lacrosse clinches close win against St. Francis

Girls’ lacrosse clinches close win against St. Francis

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
May 3, 2014
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories

Girls' lacrosse beat St. Francis after letting the Lancers gain a seven-point lead in the first half. The Vikings played the Lancers in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) finals last year, but lost 16-15 in sudden-death triple overtime. In that game, the Vikings were up 9-3 at half, but the... Read more »