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 »

Wrestling places 6th at SCVAL tournament

Wrestling places 6th at SCVAL tournament

Alys Olmstead , Staff Writer
February 16, 2014
Filed under Top Stories, Wrestling

The Paly wrestiling team ranked 6th out of 15  schools, with a total score of 104 points at the SCVAL meet this Saturday. Three Paly wrestlers clenched 1st place in their weight class, and three other wrestlers placed in the top ten for their respective weight groups. Paly... Read more »

Wrestling suffers 48-22 loss on senior night

Wrestling suffers 48-22 loss on senior night

Katie Foug and Alys Olmstead
January 30, 2014
Filed under Top Stories, Wrestling

Paly fell to Willcox 48-22 on their senior night, adding another loss to their record to make it 1-3. Josh Deckelman ('14) committed one of Paly’s two pins earning Paly its first six points of the match. Chioke... Read more »

Wrestling falls to cross-town rival Gunn, 46-34

Wrestling falls to cross-town rival Gunn, 46-34

Katie Foug and Alys Olmstead
January 23, 2014
Filed under Top Stories, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Paly lost to Gunn in their dual meet Thursday night by a close 12 points. The Vikings had to forfeit two match-ups because they were lacking wrestlers to wrestle Gunn’s 220 and 285 pound wrestlers; this cost them the 12 points they needed in order to tie Gunn. “Just... Read more »

Brief: Wrestling falls short to Oceana High School 39-33

Brief: Wrestling falls short to Oceana High School 39-33

Olivia Scola, Staff Writer
December 12, 2013
Filed under Top Stories, Winter Sports, Wrestling

The Vikings started strong but could not keep their lead for very long on Thursday night. The meet only consisted of one pin from Paly, by Troy Henderson ('16).  James Giacca ('15) and Eric Oshima ('16) both wrestled up a couple of weights this meet. The team trailed behind Oceana throughout the whole... Read more »

Wrestling with tradition

Wrestling with tradition

Olivia Scola, Staff Writer
December 2, 2013
Filed under Features, Top Stories, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Since the ancient Olympic games began in 708 BC and then resumed in 1896, only males represented their countries. While women eventually earned the right to compete at the Olympic level, it wasn’t until the 2004 summer games they appeared on the wrestling mat. In Palo Alto, this year, coach Dave... Read more »

Pinning at all costs

Pinning at all costs

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer
February 22, 2013
Filed under Features, Top Stories, Wrestling

The sculpture of The Two Wrestlers standing in the Uffizi Collection in Florence, Italy depicts just one moment in the timeless sport of wrestling. The two muscular men have remained forever frozen amidst their battle to top one another for over five thousand years. During the winter months,... Read more »

Wrestling takes fifth in the SCVAL tournament

Tara Lawrence, Staff Writer
February 12, 2013
Filed under Wrestling

Paly wrestlers battled it out this weekend at the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) finals, scoring fifth overall. Six of the wrestlers placed in SCVALS and will compete in CCS. Both Andrew Frick ('14) and Gary Hohback ('13) took first place in their division. Erik Anderson ('13), Eric... Read more »

Wrestling takes a beating from Wilcox, 51-21

Julia Saul , Staff Writer
January 24, 2013
Filed under Winter Sports, Wrestling

The Paly wrestling team was dominated by Wilcox in an away meet on January 24th, resulting in a final score of 51-21. Erik Anderson (‘13) at 182 pounds and Jordan Gans (‘14) at 170 pounds both had pins. The rest of the points for Paly were by Gary Hohbach (‘13) at 160 pounds, Eric Oshima (‘16)... Read more »

Brief: Wrestling falls (64-18) to cross-town rival Gunn High School

Brief: Wrestling falls (64-18) to cross-town rival Gunn High School

Charlotte Biffar and Pippa Raffel
January 18, 2013
Filed under Wrestling

The Palo Alto High School wrestling team suffered a tough defeat (64-18) against cross-town rival Gunn High School. Both teams entered the Titans Gym last night with a 2-0 record in the De Anza Division of SCVAL, the Vikings having worked... Read more »