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 »

Girls’ basketball comes from behind to defeat Mountain View 57-54

Girls’ basketball comes from behind to defeat Mountain View 57-54

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer
March 2, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories

The Paly Girls’ basketball team outlasted the Mountain View Spartans 57-54 at Gunn High School late Saturday afternoon in the CCS Division I quarterfinals. After going one and one against the Spartans in the regular season, the Vikings came from behind in the fourth quarter... Read more »

Girls’ soccer defeats the Alisal Trojans in PK’s

Girls’ soccer defeats the Alisal Trojans in PK’s

Anna Dukovic, Staff Writer
March 1, 2014
Filed under Soccer - Girls, Top Stories

The Paly Girls’ soccer team faced off against Alisal High School in the quarterfinal round of Central Coast Section [CCS] this morning. A tied score at the end of regulation led the teams into two ten minute halves of overtime and then onto Penalty Kicks [PK’s]. Despite... Read more »

Basketball defeats Sequoia 61-47 in first round of CCS

Basketball defeats Sequoia 61-47 in first round of CCS

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer
February 28, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

In a hostile environment in the last game played in the historic big gym, Paly delivered against long-time rival Sequoia with a final score of 61-47 in their first game of CCS. The Vikings will move on to face Menlo-Atherton at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, at Piedmont Hills High School. The game began... Read more »

Boys’ basketball clinches 54-52 win on senior night

Boys’ basketball clinches 54-52 win on senior night

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer
February 23, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Vikings secured a close win Friday night against the Los Gatos Wildcats 54-52. Paly honored its four seniors Matt Fogarty (’14), Keesean Johnson (’14), Noah Phillips (’14) and Clark Schmutz (’14) as apart of its senior night ceremony. “It was very exciting being senior night, especially... Read more »

Girls’ basketball falls 37-31 on senior night

Girls’ basketball falls 37-31 on senior night

Tori DeStefano and Priscilla Bell
February 21, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories

Paly girls’ basketball’s senior night ended with a disappointing loss to the Los Gatos Wildcats. Seniors Hope Crockett ('14) and Charlotte Alipate ('14) were honored tonight in their last home game of their final season. The first quarter began with the Wildcats and Vikings battling neck in neck... Read more »