Boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 14-6 in first round of CCS

Boys’ water polo defeats Los Gatos 14-6 in first round of CCS

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
November 7, 2012
Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

On a chilly November evening under the home lights at Nort Thorton Memorial Pool, the Paly boys’ water polo team dominated Los Gatos High School 14-6  in the first round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoff tournament. The eighth-seeded Vikings knocked the ninth-seeded Wildcats out of the playoffs... Read more »

Boys’ Water Polo falls to Los Altos, 12-11

Boys’ Water Polo falls to Los Altos, 12-11

Ami Drez, Staff Writer
October 23, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys

On a chilly Tuesday evening under the pool lights, the Palo Alto High School boys’ varsity water polo team fell short to Los Altos, 12-11 in overtime. The stands were filled with parents, cheerleaders and fellow Paly students, who came out to support the six seniors in their last home game. From... Read more »

Boy’s water polo falls to Mountain View 8-7

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer
October 11, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Water Polo - Boys

Paly boys’ water polo (6-3-0, 8-5-0)  fell short to Mountain View High School (8-0-0, 14-3-0), losing 8-7. The Spartans won the first sprint and after a few minutes of play, scored the first goal of the game. Quickly after, however, Bret Pinsker (‘13) managed to put the ball in the net, tying... Read more »

The big three

The big three

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
October 10, 2012
Filed under Features, Profiles, Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

It is not a difficult task to determine when it is game day for the boys’ varsity water polo team. Matching sun hats can be seen dispersed around the quad with sun-bleached hair peeking out under the brims and green polos donned by all the players. The unified front the team exhibits can be attributed... Read more »

A Day in the Life of Quinn Rockwell

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer
October 5, 2012
Filed under Videos

The typical Tuesday of Palo Alto High School's water polo star Quinn Rockwell ('13). This video follows Rockwell from driving to school in the morning, to his pregame meal at Kirk's Burgers, and finally his water polo game versus Homestead High School.

Boys’ waterpolo defeats Monta Vista, 12-8

Boys’ waterpolo defeats Monta Vista, 12-8

Annemarie Drez, Staff writer
September 20, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys

The Palo Alto High School boys' varsity water polo team defeated Monta Vista High School 12-8 this afternoon in the Paly pool. Freshman Andrew Cho ('16)  scored the first goal of game towards the end of the first quarter, pushing the Vikings in the right direction. Shortly... Read more »

Brief: boys’ water polo team falls to Mountain View, 10-8

AnneMarie Drez, Staff Writer
September 18, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys

The boys' varsity water polo team fell to Mountain View High School in a close game, 10-8 this Tuesday at Mountain View. The two teams were neck and neck for all four quarters, with the Spartan's continuously holding a narrow lead against Paly. In the 4th quarter, the Vikings were down 8-9,... Read more »

Boys’ water polo defeats Homestead High School 11-4

Boys’ water polo defeats Homestead High School 11-4

Nora Rosati, Audrey DeBruine, Editor-in-Chief, Staff Writer
September 11, 2012
Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

The Palo Alto High School varsity boys’ water polo team triumphed over Homestead High School 11-4 in its first league game of the season on Tuesday under the Paly pool deck lights. The Vikings entered the pool on a dominant note, with captains Bret Pinsker (‘13) and... Read more »

Palo Alto boys’ water polo searches for new coach

Palo Alto boys’ water polo searches for new coach

Emma Beckstrom and Jonny Glazier, Staff Writers
December 16, 2011
Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Boys

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Shaving In Sports

Shaving In Sports

Scotty Bara and Sapir Frozenfar, Staff Writers
October 10, 2011
Filed under Features, Swimming - Boys

To shave or not to shave? That is the real question. The physics behind shaving suggest that the drag is decreased. Can shaving really increase the speed of a swimmer? Athletes are concerned with improving their game anyway they can. With all the training, could shaving really be the secret for success? In... Read more »