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 »

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 »

Paly student, Yale commit Totte (’14) called-up to San Jose Earthquakes

Paly student, Yale commit Totte (’14) called-up to San Jose Earthquakes

Josh Stern, Editor-in-Chief
February 18, 2014
Filed under Featured Athlete, Pro Sports, Soccer - Boys, Top Stories

San Jose Earthquakes Academy player and Paly student Josh Totte ('14) got a first-hand glimpse at professional soccer, and it was in front of a crowd of 12,659 at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, Calif. The Yale commit was notified about his calling-up to the Earthquakes' reserve... Read more »

Vikings win thriller on Senior night, 4-3

Vikings win thriller on Senior night, 4-3

Alex Murray, Staff Writer
February 15, 2014
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School boys’ soccer team won an important game against Fremont High School, 4-3. Not only were the Vikings celebrating their three senior players: Cina Vazir (‘14), Neal Biswas (‘14) and Tony Maharaj (‘14); but the game also helped to decide if the Vikings would... Read more »

Vikings win against rough Saratoga, 4-0

Vikings win against rough Saratoga, 4-0

Alex Murray, Staff Writer
February 5, 2014
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto High School boys’ varsity soccer team won against Saratoga 4-0, despite the aggressive and physical play of the visitors Wednesday night. The Vikings started the first half on the front foot, with forward Dami Bolarinwa (‘16) turning and crossing to his incoming strike... Read more »

Srinivasan (’16) nets Vikings’ only goal, boys’ soccer ties Los Altos

Srinivasan (’16) nets Vikings’ only goal, boys’ soccer ties Los Altos

Maddie Kinnaman and Olivia Scola
January 29, 2014
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto Vikings' boys’ soccer team tied 1-1 against the the Los Altos Eagles on Wednesday, January 29 in a closely matched game. The fast paced first half began with the Vikings and the Eagles playing to each other's strengths. The Vikings' forceful defense kept the Eagles at bay... Read more »

Boys’ soccer loses 2-0 against Los Gatos

Boys’ soccer loses 2-0 against Los Gatos

Clara Harrington, Staff Writer
January 24, 2014
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

After attempting to come back from a loss, boys’ soccer fell to Los Gatos 2-0. “All games have been the same,” Dami Bolarinwa (‘16) said. “We’ve been able to move the ball, we just can’t finish in the third. We have to learn how to shoot outside the box, and... Read more »

Boys’ soccer falls to Mountain View 3-2

Boys’ soccer falls to Mountain View 3-2

Alex Murray and Clara Harrington
January 21, 2014
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Boys' soccer faced a loss against Mountain View on Friday after a previous victory one week prior. The game begun with a close match between Paly and Mountain View. Dami Bolarinwa (‘16) became injured after going for a header, but quickly recovered and went back into... Read more »

Boys’ soccer ties Santa Clara, 0-0

Boys’ soccer ties Santa Clara, 0-0

Alex Murray, Staff Writer
January 10, 2014
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories

In a game with many chances for them to score, the Vikings were unable to put away any of them and get the win. The Vikings started the game well with captains Cina Vazir (‘14) and Wesley Woo (‘15) dominating the ball. “We were playing well in the first half,” Assistant... Read more »

Boys’ soccer ties close match with Trojans, 1-1

Boys’ soccer ties close match with Trojans, 1-1

Clara Harrington, Staff Writer
December 10, 2013
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Boys’ soccer tied Milpitas High School 1-1 in its third game of the season.  “We came back one down, which shows the character of the guys,” assistant coach Amir Malekpour ('13) said. “We kept hustling and didn’t back down with a one goal deficit, and we just got the goal... Read more »