Playing by the numbers

Playing by the numbers

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer
March 7, 2012
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Alex Smith was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers as the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL (National Football League) draft. According to reporter James Alder of the New York Times, Smith was “a mobile quarterback with good quickness, agility, and awareness.” He possessed “a tremendous work ethic... Read more »

Brief: Girls’ basketball defeats Wilcox 45-33 in CCS semifinals

Brief: Girls’ basketball defeats Wilcox 45-33 in CCS semifinals

Shannon Scheel, Columnist
February 29, 2012
Filed under Basketball - Girls

The girls' varsity basketball team defeated Wilcox High School 45-33 tonight at Christopher High School in Gilroy. Reminiscent of last year's squad who won the Central Coast Section (CCS) title for the first time in Paly history, the Lady Vikes will defend their title against cross-town rival Gunn High... Read more »

Girls’ Basketball Smashes Milpitas 64-41 on Senior Night

Girls’ Basketball Smashes Milpitas 64-41 on Senior Night

Anne Hildebrand, Copy Editor, Staff writer
February 17, 2012
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto High School girl’s basketball team defeated Milpitas High School on Tuesday Feb. 14 with a score of 64-41.  The Lady Vikes are still tied for first place in their league with crosstown rival Gunn High School and Wilcox High School. The Vikings honored their senior players with a Senior... Read more »

Girls’ basketball falls to Gunn, 52-42

Girls’ basketball falls to Gunn, 52-42

Peter Dennis and Jacob Lauing, Columnist and Business Manager
February 1, 2012
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto High School girls’ basketball team fell to Gunn High School on Wednesday, 52-42 in the rivals’ second meeting of the season. Lindsay Black ('12) led Paly’s press, forcing turnovers in the black court, but the Lady Vikes were only able to start off with a 4-0 run in the first quarter... Read more »

Girls’ basketball blows by Gunn on Quad Night 65-49

Girls’ basketball blows by Gunn on Quad Night 65-49

Peter Dennis and Jacob Lauing, Columnist and Business Manager
January 11, 2012
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto High School girls’ basketball team defeated Gunn High School, 65-49 in the third game of Quad Night at home. Paly (10-2 overall, 3-0 SCVAL) was led by Emilee Osagiede (‘12) and her 24 points, while Stephanie Allen (‘13) and Josie Butler (‘13) both chipped in nine each. The Titans... Read more »

Helen Butler: Female Athelete of 2010-2011

Helen Butler: Female Athelete of 2010-2011

Anne Hildebrand, Copy Editor
May 31, 2011
Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Profiles, Soccer - Girls, Track & Field

Though all of Paly’s athletes are extremely important to their teams, the defensive players often are overlooked. The glory goes to the offensive players and the teams who win championships.  But on teams that are struggling, there is sometimes a star player who keeps the team’s hope alive. The... Read more »

Girls’ basketball falls to Lincoln in NorCals, 56-34

Girls’ basketball falls to Lincoln in NorCals, 56-34

Shannon Scheel, Staff Writer
March 11, 2011
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Video

As the saying goes, “all good things come to an end.” This stands true for the Palo Alto High School Girl’s varsity basketball team, which ended its first Central Coast Section championship season in school history with a loss to Lincoln High School, 56-34, in the second round of the Northern California... Read more »

Girls’ basketball advances to CCS finals for the first time ever- defeating North Salinas High School 33-25

Mira Ahmad, Staff Writer
March 2, 2011
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Winter Sports

In a year that has already brought two nearly perfect seasons, the Palo Alto High School varsity girls' basketball team is continuing the trend. The Lady Vikes, who were undefeated De Anza league champions and have continued the perfection in Central Coast Section (CCS) play. Last night, the team defeated... Read more »

Sports Injuries

Anne Hildebrand, Copy Editor
January 16, 2011
Filed under Features

As he lept into the air at the goal line in an attempt to surpass the defense and further his team’s lead in a game last year, football running back Jahvid Best of the University of California Berkley was wrenched down to the artificial turf by an Oregon State defender. The back of his... Read more »

Discrepencies between male and female sports injuries

Discrepencies between male and female sports injuries

Anne Hildebrand, Staff Writer
November 16, 2010
Filed under Features

As he lept into the air at the goal line in an attempt to surpass the defense and further his team’s lead in a game last year, football running back Jahvid Best of the University of California Berkley was wrenched down to the artificial turf by an Oregon State defender. The back of his neck... Read more »