Girls’ soccer shuts out South San Francisco 8-0

Girls’ soccer shuts out South San Francisco 8-0

Bryn Carlson, Staff Writer
December 13, 2014
Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Paly girls’ soccer took on South San Francisco at Paly in one of its first scrimmages of the season. The first half started off strong for the Vikings, who controlled the game with their quick possessions and numerous scoring opportunities. Jacey Pederson (‘16) was the first to capitalize on... 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 »

The Lady Vikes defeat the Burlingame Panthers 1-0

The Lady Vikes defeat the Burlingame Panthers 1-0

Anna Dukovic, Features Editor
December 10, 2014
Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories

Paly girls’ soccer beat Burlingame High School 1-0 this evening in its fourth pre-season game. The Vikings held possession for a majority of the game and had more shots on goal; however, the Panthers did press and had a few chances on goal. In the first half, Paly quickly took the lead with a... Read more »

Girls soccer starts off season strong with a 6-0 win

Girls soccer starts off season strong with a 6-0 win

Meredith Kinnaman and Paige Bara
December 4, 2014
Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Paly girls soccer won their first preseason game 6-0 this wednesday against Evergreen Valley. Evergreen Valley kicked off the game and started towards their attacking end of the field. With a missed shot by Evergreen, Heidi Moeser (‘16) won back ball for Paly and started towards Evergreens goal. Shortly... Read more »

Paly boys’ soccer destroys Milpitas 6-0

Paly boys’ soccer destroys Milpitas 6-0

Zach Levitan , Alex Murray, and Alys Olmstead
December 1, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Soccer - Boys, Top Stories

Paly boys’ varsity soccer pummeled the Milpitas Trojans 6-0 in their first home game of the season. This strong win against a team which they tied last season starts the Vikings' season off on a positive note. The game began slowly with no score for the first 30 minutes, yet the lack of goals in... Read more »

No such thing as a free ticket

Megan Valencia and Kylie Callan
October 3, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Features, Football, Volleyball, Wrestling

After parking their cars in the packed Churchill parking lot, Palo Alto parents, students and community members walk towards the stadium gates. The lights shine brightly on Hod Ray field as Paly players and fans anticipate the start of the Friday night football game. Some Paly spectators can simply show... Read more »

A league of their own

A league of their own

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer
April 16, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Features, Top Stories

While many students can engage in basketball as children, by the time high school rolls around, opportunities are more limited. For upperclassmen especially, the chance to play basketball is greatly diminished. Despite the number of Paly students with basketball backgrounds, this year,... Read more »

Dynamic Duos

Dynamic Duos

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
April 16, 2014
Filed under Features, Soccer - Girls, Swimming - Boys, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories, Track & Field

When looking at a Paly roster, sometimes it catches the eye that two players have the same last name, and it turns out that they are siblings on the same varsity team. These two brothers or sisters have something special between them because they are on the same Paly team. Famous sibling athletes... Read more »

Girls’ soccer falls to Los Gatos, 2-0 in CCS semi-finals

Girls’ soccer falls to Los Gatos, 2-0 in CCS semi-finals

Maddie Kinnaman and Olivia Scola
March 5, 2014
Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto girls’ soccer team lost 2-0 to the Los Gatos Wildcats on Wednesday, March 5th during the CCS semifinals. The first half started off with the Vikings and the Wildcats fighting to maintain possession of the ball. With 15:55 left in the half the Wildcats netted... Read more »

Boys’ Basketball falls to Menlo-Atherton 51-43 in CCS

Boys’ Basketball falls to Menlo-Atherton 51-43 in CCS

Bryn Carlson, Staff Writer
March 3, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

On Saturday night, the boys’ basketball team battled against the Menlo-Atherton Bears in what will be it’s last game of the season during the CCS (Central Coast Section) quarter-finals at Piedmont Hills High School. Energy was high during the pre-game festivities as both Paly and Menlo-Atherton... Read more »