Girls’ soccer defeats Saratoga 3-0

Mara Zenger, Staff Writer
January 22, 2016
Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Paly girls’ soccer defeated Saratoga 3-0 at home, with Emily Tomz (‘18) getting a hat trick.   The Vikings found possession of the ball in the early minutes of the game, controlling the ball for the majority of the first half. Tomz started her streak soon after the whistle with a shot... Read more »

Paly boys basketball falls to Los Altos 67-62

Skylar Burris and Talia Malchin
January 16, 2016
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Palo Alto boys basketball fell to Los Altos at home on Friday 67-62. Although Paly came back from a 17-point deficit in the second quarter, it wasn’t enough to snag a win for the vikings. After Paly won the tip-off and Jack Simison (‘17) scored the first 2-points of the game with an easy layup,... Read more »

Fantasy Football: Chapter 15

Fantasy Football: Chapter 15

Ben Cleasby, Jamie Cullen, Steven Marinkovich, Peter Snodgrass, and Ethan Stern
January 14, 2016
Filed under Top Stories

Chapter 15: Nice Guys Finish Last Despite winning the league championship, Dillon Scheel might have actually lost what truly matters, the $552 cash prize. After a couple weeks of not claiming the money, the Gurus saw the Powerball Jackpot rise to $1.5B. After a unanimous league vote that excluded... Read more »

Girls’ soccer handles Milpitas 8-0

Girls’ soccer handles Milpitas 8-0

Steven Marinkovich and Peter Snodgrass
January 13, 2016
Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Paly girls’ soccer team easily defeated Milpitas 8-0 on Wednesday afternoon. The Vikings started out the game strong, controlling the possession and having a few chances on goal. Before long, Ansley Queen (‘16) scored the Vikings’ opening goal off of a pass from Tess Preising (‘17). Preising... Read more »

History in the Making

History in the Making

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor
January 8, 2016
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Columns, Preview, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Tonight marks a huge night in the Gunn-Paly extensive rivalry: Basketball Quad Night. All four teams (junior varsity boys and girls followed by varsity boys and girls) will compete against each other at Gunn’s Titan Gym. Girls varsity kicks off at 6:15 followed by the boys game at 7:45. If you are... Read more »

Girls’ soccer takes down Los Gatos 3-0

Girls’ soccer takes down Los Gatos 3-0

Ben Cleasby and Steven Marinkovich
January 7, 2016
Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Paly girls’ soccer team took down Los Gatos by the score of 3-0 on Wednesday afternoon. The Vikings started out the game strong, having some chances early from both corner kicks and set pieces, but they couldn’t find the back of the net. The first portion of the game was fairly even with... Read more »

Answers: What kind of commercial are you?

Answers: What kind of commercial are you?

Alys Olmstead, Editor-in-Chief
December 17, 2015
Filed under Top Stories

Thank you for participating in our quiz What kind of commercial are you? In connection to the Sporting their stuff story that was recently printed in Volume 9, Issue 3. Now the moment you have all been waiting for, the results! Mostly A's: Beast Mode Activated! You are Marshawn... Read more »

Girls’ soccer triumphs over crosstown rival Gunn 4-0

Girls’ soccer triumphs over crosstown rival Gunn 4-0

Peter Snodgrass and Christian Rider
December 10, 2015
Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Palo Alto girls' soccer prevailed against crosstown rival Gunn, 4-0, led by two goals from Reilly Filter (‘17).  The game, was their second to last preseason game, which came after a game against Menlo Atherton High School. “We did not play as well tonight as we did against MA (Menlo Atherton),"... Read more »

Fantasy Football: Chapter 14

Fantasy Football: Chapter 14

Ben Cleasby, Jamie Cullen, Steven Marinkovich, Peter Snodgrass, and Ethan Stern
December 10, 2015
Filed under Top Stories

Chapter 14: We Talking About Playoffs We’ve made it. After 13 grueling weeks, it is officially playoff time. As the last pre-break edition of the Gurus, we will provide you with a full playoff preview.   The top six finishers of our league will battle it out in the playoffs for... Read more »

Curling iron

Curling iron

Maddy Atwater and Ethan Stern
December 8, 2015
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Columns, Photography, Top Stories, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Many high school male athletes lift weights and work out on a very consistent basis for sports training, getting stronger, or even building muscle. You can walk into pretty much any high school weight room and see a male student working out, but you typically will not find a girl in the area. With female... Read more »