Boys Water Polo Preview

Boys Water Polo Preview

Daniel Douty, Staff Writer
September 5, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

The Fall sports season is almost upon us, which means boys' water polo is starting up soon. Last year the Vikings impressed when they made a deep run, as only Bellarmine could stop them from reaching the CCS finals. The team has changed drastically since then, as eleven seniors have graduated and... Read more »

Joc Pederson (’10) pulled up to play in major leagues

Joc Pederson (’10) pulled up to play in major leagues

Meredith Kinnaman, Staff Writer
September 1, 2014
Filed under Top Stories

Palo Alto High School graduate Joc Pederson ('10) was called up today from the minor leagues to play for the Los Angles Dodgers. At Paly Pederson was as three-sport varsity athlete. He played baseball, basketball, and football for the Vikings. In 2010 Pederson won The Viking Magazine's Male... Read more »

2014 Football Preview: New coach confident in young team’s talent

2014 Football Preview: New coach confident in young team’s talent

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer
September 1, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Football, Top Stories

After a rough loss to the Saint Francis Lancers in the second round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs last year, the Palo Alto High School football team remains confident as it looks to win a league title despite the team’s youth and lack of depth. “We are excited, I’m excited. I’m... Read more »

10 things to know before your fantasy football draft

10 things to know before your fantasy football draft

Isaac Kasevich, Staff Writer
August 28, 2014
Filed under Columns, Fantasy Football 101, Top Stories

It's that time of year again, when millions of people across the United States get ready for one of the best parts about the NFL: fantasy football. From casual fans playing in a league with their school or work buddies to the fantasy football savants who wage huge bets on their team's success, fantasy... Read more »

Cross-country preview: racing to victory

Cross-country preview: racing to victory

Kylie Callan, Staff Writer
August 27, 2014
Filed under Cross-Country - Boys, Cross-Country - Girls, Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

After both boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams placed outside of state championship qualification last year at the Central Coast Section (CCS) finals, the two teams are looking to improve this season. Everyone has their sights set on one main goal: to finally qualify for the state championship. “This... Read more »

Girls’ tennis preview: young team in new league

Girls’ tennis preview: young team in new league

Meredith Kinnaman, Staff Writer
August 26, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

After losing a close CCS semifinal match to the Monta Vista Matadors, the Palo Alto girls’ tennis team ended their 2013 season 19-4 in league games. This year the team decided to drop down from the De Anza league to the El Camino League after losing several of its crucial players. “Because we... Read more »

Brief: Coach Dave Winn to leave Palo Alto and coach for the Spartans

Brief: Coach Dave Winn to leave Palo Alto and coach for the Spartans

Gillian Chryst, Web and Social Media Editor
June 13, 2014
Filed under Top Stories, Volleyball

Dave Winn, Palo Alto High School volleyball coach for the past eight seasons, announced this morning that he will not be returning to coach the Lady Vikes next fall. Players and their families received an email today containing information of Winn's plans to leave Paly and coach for the Mountain... 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 »

Athlete of the Year: Michelle Xie

Athlete of the Year: Michelle Xie

Anna Dukovic, Features Editor
May 28, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Athlete, Features, Paly Athletic Awards, Top Stories

Unlike professionals in many sports, such as gymnastics, athletes usually peak in their twenties; however, the average age of professional golfers is early to mid-thirties and these athletes can continue to play the sport into their retirement. ... 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 »