Boys’ basketball falls to the Homestead Mustangs 58-43

Boys’ basketball falls to the Homestead Mustangs 58-43

Gillian Chryst and Zoe Bhargava
January 23, 2015
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The boys’ basketball team kicked off Friday night with a big audience in the Paly gym as they faced the Homestead Mustangs. The Vikings fell to the Mustangs 58-43, making the game was the team’s first league loss. The Vikings were five for 28 from the three-point line and were disappointed in their... Read more »

Boys’ basketball triumphs over Milpitas 66-36

Boys’ basketball triumphs over Milpitas 66-36

Megan Valencia and Anna Dukovic
January 13, 2015
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Vikings conquered the Milpitas High School Trojans 66-36 in their third league game of the season, advancing their league record to 3-0. Although the Trojans took the tip-off and the first point of the game, Paly reacted quickly with a three-pointer by Justin Hull (‘16) for a 3-2 lead. The Vikings... Read more »

Boys’ basketball defeats Fremont in their season opener

Boys’ basketball defeats Fremont in their season opener

Gillian Chryst, Multimedia and Web Editor
January 6, 2015
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto boys’ basketball team kicked off its 2015 season at home against the Fremont Eagles Tuesday night in the big gym, advancing their overall record to 10-2 and league record to 1-0. The Vikings started off strong with fast offense against the Eagles to carry the lead 13-9. Shooting guard... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Boys’ basketball tops Mountain View 47-35

Boys’ basketball tops Mountain View 47-35

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer
February 15, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Friday night, the boys’ basketball team defeated the Mountain View Spartans 47-35 after a hard fought battle. The Vikings were led by point guard Kevin Mullin (‘15) who had 28 points during the game. “[The... Read more »

The triple threat

The triple threat

Megan Valencia, Staff Writer
February 12, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Featured Athlete, Profiles

In high school basketball, a 3-point shooter stands 19 feet, 9 inches from the basket. Kevin Mullin (‘15) has no trouble with this distance, as he has the highest overall point count and greatest number of successful 3-pointers on the Paly varsity team. Though statistics represent the measurable athletic... Read more »