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 »

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’ 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 »

Girls’ basketball crushes Mountain View 44-31

Girls’ basketball crushes Mountain View 44-31

Tori DeStefano
February 15, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories

On Friday night the Lady Vikes put on an impressive performance against Mountain View, dominating the court and easily claiming the win, 44-31. In the first quarter, Paly started off strong, immediately grabbing the lead with their aggressive shooting and effective defense strategies. Maddy Atwater... Read more »

Girls’ basketball surrenders loss to Lynbrook, 42-30

Girls’ basketball surrenders loss to Lynbrook, 42-30

Hayley Poore, Staff Writer
February 4, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories

In a low scoring affair on Tuesday night, the Lady Vikes of Palo Alto High School fell to Lynbrook High School 42-30. The Vikings trailed almost the entire night, having the lead for only a short moment in the first half. Although the team lost, head Coach Scott Peters was happy with the effort from... Read more »

Paly girls’ basketball defeats Gunn High School 49-45

Paly girls’ basketball defeats Gunn High School 49-45

Megan Valencia, Staff Writer
February 2, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Paly girls’ basketball team defeated Gunn High School 49-45 on Saturday night during the last Paly vs. Gunn Quad Night. The Lady Vikes started the night out strong with a 3-pointer from Maddie Atwater ('16). This three pointer started off Paly’s lead, which they maintained throughout the game. “It... Read more »

Girls’ basketball falls to Wilcox, 58-36

Girls’ basketball falls to Wilcox, 58-36

Tori DeStefano, Staff Writer
January 28, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Paly girl’s basketball dropped their league game against Wilcox high school, in a disappointing 58-36 loss. Despite strong attempts from the Vikes to catch up to Wilcox, the Chargers maintained their lead throughout their entire game. The lady Vikes started off strong in the first quarter with a... Read more »

Staff vs. student basketball game ends in 22-14 blowout

Staff vs. student basketball game ends in 22-14 blowout

Garrett Reynolds, Staff Writer
January 17, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Staff, Top Stories, Winter Sports

On Thursday, during the winter rally, the staff dominated the students by a final score of 22-14. The low scoring basketball game was defined by turnovers and missed shots. One of the only bright spots of the game for the student team was the first quarter, in which the... Read more »

Girls’ basketball triumphs 79-21 over Milpitas

Girls’ basketball triumphs 79-21 over Milpitas

Clara Harrington
January 11, 2014
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Lady Vikes put on a dominating performance during Friday nights game coming back from its first loss of the season. “We suffered a rough loss on Tuesday, so it was a nice bounce back,” Maddie Atwater (‘16) said. The game started off strong for the Vikings, with Skyler Burris... Read more »

Girls’ basketball breezes by Wesley College 68-31

Girls’ basketball breezes by Wesley College 68-31

Tori DeStefano, Staff Writer
December 10, 2013
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto High School Girls’ basketball team dominated Wesley College 68-31 in Vikings territory on Tuesday evening. The Vikings’ strong offensive side contributed to the constant lead they maintained throughout the game. In the first quarter, the Lady Vikes immediately grabbed a lead of seven... Read more »