Excessive… Penalization?

Excessive… Penalization?

Isaac Kasevich, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under Columns, Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

National Football League (NFL) players better watch what they do and say on the field this year, with the NFL enforcing much stricter penalties for excessive celebration and foul language. Starting this year, in addition to the already existing 15-yard penalties for taunting and unnecessary roughness,... Read more »

Girls’ water polo secures a win against Los Altos, beating the Eagles 3-2

Girls’ water polo secures a win against Los Altos, beating the Eagles 3-2

Alex Murray and Michael Pappas
October 2, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

The Palo Alto girls’ water polo team pulled off a comeback Thursday afternoon, beating the Los Altos Eagles 3-2. It was a game of two halves for Palo Alto who, after going into halftime down a goal, was able to score 3 goals and secure the victory. With the win, the Lady Vikes moved into third place... Read more »

Vikings conquered by Chieftans 35-7

Vikings conquered by Chieftans 35-7

Maddy Atwater , Staff Writer
September 26, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Football, Top Stories

Even with a strong team effort, the Palo Alto High School Vikings suffered a rough loss to the Palma Chieftans with a final score of 35-7 under the Friday night lights of the football stadium. Paly’s lone touchdown came from Jayshawn Puckett (‘15) off of a 23 yard run in the fourth quarter. Justin... Read more »

Paly girls’ tennis defeats Fremont 5-2

Paly girls’ tennis defeats Fremont 5-2

Meredith Kinnaman, Staff Writer
September 25, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

Paly girls tennis defeated Fremont 5-2 Thursday, September 25th at home. Senior captain Madeline Lee (`15)  commented on the match and areas she worked on today. “I played well today and the team we had today wasn’t that much of a challenge so I really wanted to focus on consistency in my... Read more »

Column: Why the Gunn-Paly Twitter War Was Actually Good for Our Schools

Column: Why the Gunn-Paly Twitter War Was Actually Good for Our Schools

Alex Murray, Editor-in-chief
September 24, 2014
Filed under Columns, Football, Top Stories, Volleyball

Well, well, well, what do we have here? If you are not aware, the Palo Alto High School volleyball team lost to the Gunn High School volleyball team in 3 sets during last night’s game at Gunn. By all accounts, it was a hard fought game that ended in an amicable way between both teams and it was a deserved... Read more »

Vikings overpowered by Monarchs 55-14 in home opener

Vikings overpowered by Monarchs 55-14 in home opener

Rowan McEvoy, Editor-In-Chief
September 20, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Football, Top Stories

Despite a strong effort, the Palo Alto High School Vikings were soundly defeated by the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs to the tune of 55-14 Friday night under the lights at Paly. Paly's two scores came on touchdown runs of 11 and 22 yards by Jayshawn Puckett ('15), one of the team's few starting seniors.... Read more »

Boys’ water polo clenches a 9-7 victory over Monta Vista Matadors

Boys’ water polo clenches a 9-7 victory over Monta Vista Matadors

Bryn Carlson, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

On Thursday night, the boys’ water polo team faced off the Monta Vista Matadors in its second league game of the season. Team captain Lucas Novak (‘15) was pleased with the team’s performance and ultimate defeat of the Matadors. “For most of the game we played well; our defense was definitely... Read more »

Girls’ water polo falls to Los Gatos in second league game

Girls’ water polo falls to Los Gatos in second league game

Meredith Kinnaman, Staff Writer
September 18, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

The Palo Alto girls' water polo team fell to the Los Gatos Wildcats 10-5 Thursday afternoon. The Vikings got off to a slow start in the first quarter after losing the first sprint to the Wildcats. The Wildcats put the first goal on the scoreboard during the first three minutes of the game. Following... Read more »

Girls’ tennis falls to Castilleja 5-2 in preseason match

Girls’ tennis falls to Castilleja 5-2 in preseason match

Kylie Callan, Staff Writer
September 10, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

Paly girls’ tennis was defeated by Castilleja 5-2 Wednesday, September 10th at home. Captain Madeline Lee ('15) enjoyed playing the Gators and remained positive despite the loss. "Even though the score wasn't close, it's always great to play Castilleja," Lee said. Lee and her partner Meredith... Read more »

Preview: Girls’ water polo has high hopes for upcoming season

Preview: Girls’ water polo has high hopes for upcoming season

Paige Anderson, Staff Writer
September 5, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

After falling short of advancing to the Central Section Championships (CCS) last year with a league record of 4-12, the girls’ water polo team hopes to improve and make it to CCS this year. With the loss of key senior players Hannah Bundy (‘14) and  Emma Wolfe (‘14) the team looks to new players... Read more »