Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor
May 29, 2015
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Featured Athlete, Paly Athletic Awards, Softball, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

  Sophie Frick (‘18) stepped foot on the Palo Alto High School campus with a pre-determined expectation to be a talented athlete. With two older siblings, Andrew Frick (‘14) who played football, lacrosse and wrestling then went on to play football in college, and Madeline Frick (‘17) who... Read more »

Paly softball falls to Mountain View on senior night

Paly softball falls to Mountain View on senior night

Hayley Poore
May 8, 2015
Filed under Softball, Top Stories

The Vikings suffered a 10-2 loss to the Spartans on senior night on Friday afternoon. Paly recognized the team’s four seniors in a ceremony before the game started, which included Maddy Jones (‘15), Kabria Dame (‘15), Julianna Heron (‘15) and Autumn Macreno (‘15). The game started off close,... Read more »

Softball falls to Mills in 15-7 loss

Softball falls to Mills in 15-7 loss

Daniel Douty, Staff Writer
April 30, 2015
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Vikings could just not keep up with the scoring of the Mills Vikings (14-3) on Wednesday at Paly, bringing their record up to 14-7. Paly jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first inning on a base hit by catcher Maddie Martinson ('16), who was named the player of the game as she picked... Read more »

Paly varsity softball falls to Cupertino 4-1 in the seventh inning

Paly varsity softball falls to Cupertino 4-1 in the seventh inning

Reuben Kramer, Staff Writer
April 24, 2015
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

On Friday April 24th, at 4 o'clock p.m. the Paly softball team played Cupertino in a league game. The Vikings  lost 4-1 after allowing 3 points in the last inning of the game. The game was off to a slow start. A shut down defense for both teams was kept until the top of the fourth inning. There... Read more »

Paly Softball slides past Sacred Heart Cathedral and wins 3-2

Paly Softball slides past Sacred Heart Cathedral and wins 3-2

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer
March 24, 2015
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Paly softball triumphed over Sacred Heart Cathedral today and won 3-2 after pulling ahead in the bottom of the 7th inning following being down the whole game. The Vikings began the game with senior Casey Glassford (‘15) pitching. The first batter was struckout in five pitches for the first out... Read more »

Paly softball crushes El Camino, 11-1

Paly softball crushes El Camino, 11-1

Reuben Kramer, Staff Writer
March 24, 2015
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings softball team crushed the El Camino Colts on Monday afternoon, beating them by a score of 11 to 1.   The non-conference game started at 4 p.m. on home turf and Paly got off to a quick start. In the first inning, Paly began with a 2 run lead and shut out their opponents... Read more »

Softball crushes Silver Creek 13-1

Softball crushes Silver Creek 13-1

Priscilla Bell, Features Editor
March 9, 2015
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

In its fifth game of the season, softball lit up the field on Monday afternoon. Silver Creek came out strong with a lead-off double in the first inning. Natalie Snyder ('16) caught a ball in deep left field for a fly out, however second double to put Silver Head ahead 1-0. The Vikings wouldn't let... Read more »

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 »

Coach of the Year: Bill Laskey

Coach of the Year: Bill Laskey

Paul Bienaimé, Multimedia Editor
May 28, 2014
Filed under 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 »

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 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 »