Boys’ basketball season ends in disappointing 2nd round CCS loss to Santa Teresa

Boys’ basketball season ends in disappointing 2nd round CCS loss to Santa Teresa

Maddy Atwater and Isaac Kasevich
February 26, 2015
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Paly Athletic Awards, Photography, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto Varsity boy’s basketball team’s season ended Thursday night after a 69-60 loss to Santa Teresa High School (San Jose, Calif.) in the 2nd round of the Central Coast Section Division 1 playoffs. Santa Teresa dominated the game from the start, thanks in large part to exceptional deep-ball... Read more »

Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer
February 7, 2015
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Featured Athlete, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Boys’ basketball protected their own court in their senior night game against cross town rival Gunn High School with a 17 point win 71-54. The graduating seniors, Corey Bicknell (‘15), Alex Dees (‘15), Kevin Mullin (‘15) and Jonny Rojahn (‘15) stepped up despite the contest not being a league... Read more »

Boys’ basketball is victorious over Los Altos 72-61

Boys’ basketball is victorious over Los Altos 72-61

Bryn Carlson, Staff Writer
February 7, 2015
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Boys’ basketball defeated the Los Altos Eagles 72-61. The team dominated the court by scoring a total of 10 three-pointers and maintaining the lead for the entire game. Early in the first quarter, Paly earned the lead following layups by both Justin Hull (‘16) and Oliver Svirsky (‘16). Momentum... Read more »

Boys’ Basketball triumphs over Wilcox winning 71-56.

Boys’ Basketball triumphs over Wilcox winning 71-56.

Paige Bara and Alys Olmstead
January 31, 2015
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Paly boys’ basketball team defeated Wilcox High School 71-66 on Friday night. The game began with Wilcox winning the tip off but Paly was quick to win the ball back. Kevin Mullin (‘15) started off the game strong with two three pointers in a row leading the Vikings to take lead. Alex Dees... Read more »

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 »