Boys’ water polo vanquished by crosstown rival Gunn 12-6

Boys’ water polo vanquished by crosstown rival Gunn 12-6

Kylie Callan, Staff Writer
November 12, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

Paly boys’ water polo fell to crosstown rival Gunn in the last regular season game at home on Oct. 30. Justyn Cheung (’16) was less than satisfied with his team’s performance. “We played their game, not our game,” Cheung said. “We had a lot of mistakes coming out of it. We didn’t... Read more »

Girls’ water polo sustains tough loss to Gunn on senior night

Girls’ water polo sustains tough loss to Gunn on senior night

Isaac Kasevich, Staff Writer
November 12, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

The Palo Alto High School girls' water polo team fell to the Gunn Titans 7-2 at Paly on Thursday’s senior night. The Titans were first to score with 5:32 to play in the first quarter, and scored again in the second quarter. Katie Francis (‘16) scored with 1:35 to go in the half bringing the score... Read more »

Rollin’ with the punches

Rollin’ with the punches

Kylie Callan and Anna Dukovic
November 12, 2014
Filed under Top Stories

When someone hears the word skating, they often picture a graceful dancer moving around an ice-rink. Others may imagine people rollerblading. However, those associated with the sport of roller derby know a whole different picture, complete with constant injuries and extreme physicality. Bouts, jammers,... Read more »

Where He Is Now

Where He Is Now

Maddy Atwater and Isaac Kasevich
November 12, 2014
Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Football, Profiles, Top Stories

For top-flight athletes, one false step can bring injury. Some athletes are sidelined for minutes, some for games and some even miss whole seasons. But, there are a few cases through all levels of sport where an injury or health issue can end a promising career prematurely.  In just a few brief but... Read more »

No exclusions

No exclusions

Hayley Poore and Reuben Kramer
November 12, 2014
Filed under Cross-Country - Boys, Cross-Country - Girls, Features, Top Stories

Many people play a sport for one reason: they fall in love with the game.  Cross country, however, attracts runners for a variety of reasons.  While some do it because they enjoy running and want to stay in shape, others do it for the sole purpose of getting a prep. Cross country does not require... Read more »

A changing game

A changing game

Zach Levitan, Social Commissioner
November 12, 2014
Filed under Columns, Last Word, Top Stories

Every team has an identity. No matter what the sport is, all teams have a unique integrity that is usually based off of the characteristics of its players. The personality of a team changes over the years with the players and coaches. These changes are visible in almost every team in all sports. Take... Read more »

Digging it

Digging it

Megan Valencia, Business Manager
November 12, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories, Volleyball

This year, there are many new faces in the Palo Alto High School athletic department. One of those new faces is head volleyball coach Daniele Desiderio. Desiderio took over after former head coach Dave Winn stepped in favor of the head coach position at Mountain View High School. Unlike Winn, Desiderio... Read more »

Girls’ water polo wins 12-7 against Woodside in first round of CCS

Girls’ water polo wins 12-7 against Woodside in first round of CCS

Clara Harrington, Copy Editor
November 11, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

Girls’ water polo triumphed over Woodside in the first round of CCS, finishing the game 12-7. “There was a lot of energy in the game, and we were able to make plays which led to goals,” Katie Francis (‘16) said. “We kept pushing throughout the entire game.” Although the Wildcats had... Read more »

Fantasy Football Midseason Report

Fantasy Football Midseason Report

Isaac Kasevich, Staff Writer
November 1, 2014
Filed under Columns, Fantasy Football 101, Top Stories

Well, that was fast. It hasn’t taken long for the 2014 National Football League season to reach its midpoint, with 9 of 17 weeks in the books. While the playoff landscape of the NFL is still very much undefined, your fantasy football league’s should be slowly taking shape. In most standard, 10... Read more »

Paly volleyball annihilates Monta Vista 3-0

Paly volleyball annihilates Monta Vista 3-0

Megan Valencia, Features Editor
October 26, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Lady Vikes triumphed over the Monta Vista Toreros 3-0 on Thursday. Thursday night’s game was their second league win. The Vikings started the game out strong, winning the first six points of the first set. However, Monta Vista was able to come back and take the 25-24 lead later on in the set.... Read more »