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 »

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 Featured Sports Scrollbox, 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 »

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 »

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 »

Girls’ lacrosse prevails, beating Gunn High School 10-9

Girls’ lacrosse prevails, beating Gunn High School 10-9

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer
May 1, 2014
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories

The Paly girls’ lacrosse team defeated home-town rival, and number one seeded team, Gunn, with a final score of 10-9. The game started off with Gunn scoring two goals in the first two minutes of the game, giving them the early lead. Paly quickly retaliated with a play by Maya Benatar (‘16) driving... Read more »

Girls’ lacrosse triumphs over Pioneer, 17-6

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer
April 25, 2014
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls

The Paly girls’ lacrosse team conquered the Pioneer High School Mustangs with a score of 17-6. The win allowed the team to improve its league record to 6-2-0. The game started close with Maya Benatar (‘16) scoring Paly’s first goal, but Pioneer quickly retaliated and found the net for their... Read more »

Lady Vikings blow past Mountain View, 15-3

Lady Vikings blow past Mountain View, 15-3

Gillian Chryst, Staff writer
April 19, 2014
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories

On a warm Friday afternoon, the Lady Vikings secured another victory against league opponent Mountain View. Early in the first half the Vikings offense dominated the ball. A score from Ami Drez ('14) gave the Vikings momentum resulting in another score minutes after by Allie Peery ('15). The Vikings... Read more »

Girls’ lacrosse comes up short against Sacred Heart, losing 20-15

Girls’ lacrosse comes up short against Sacred Heart, losing 20-15

Maddie Kinnaman and Olivia Scola
April 17, 2014
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Palo Alto girls’ lacrosse team fell to the Sacred Heart Gators 20-15 on Wednesday night. Despite the loss, coach Jamie Nesbitt feels that the team tried its best. “I think it went really well, I’m really proud of how the girls played. I think they left it all... Read more »

Girls’ lacrosse narrowly beaten by Gunn, 12-10

Girls’ lacrosse narrowly beaten by Gunn, 12-10

Clara Harrington, Staff Writer
March 29, 2014
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The girls' lacrosse team fell to Gunn High School on Friday, March 29. The first half began with pressure on Gunn by Paly. As the Vikings inched towards Gunn's goal, a foul was made against Allie Peery ('15) and she was given the ability to put a clear shot into the back... Read more »