The Paly Voice

Baskauskas leads Vikes to Quad Night victory over Gunn

January 14, 2005

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The Paly boys' varsity basketball team faced off against the Gunn Titans Friday night as a part of Paly’s first “Quad Night” of the season. The Vikings and Titans both entered the game knowing that to win they would have...

Boys' soccer puts out the Firebirds

January 13, 2005

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Palo Alto High School’s boys’ varsity soccer team downed Fremont, 4-2, in a game of runs Wednesday, as the Vikings improved to 4-0 in league games and 6-2-2 overall. “It [the game] was a thriller to the very end,” said...

Girls soccer hopes to win league

January 5, 2005

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Palo Alto High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team drew with Los Gatos, 2-2, in a close and aggressive face-off, Wednesday at Paly. "I remember watching last year," a spectator from Los Gatos said. "It was...

St. Francis downs boys' soccer in second half

December 8, 2004

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The Palo Alto boys’ soccer team succumbed to intimidating play by the St. Francis Lancers last Monday in a 3-1 loss at home. St. Francis came out of the gate playing equally with Paly, but with an unexpected change in momentum,...

Westmont Warriors stomp out Vikings' CCS championship hopes

December 2, 2004

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The Paly varsity football team fell short of its CCS championship game hopes, losing to Westmont High School 31-10, in the CCS semifinals, Saturday. The loss ended Paly’s season and the Ford era of Paly football. After three...

Paly runners fare well in state meet

November 29, 2004

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Senior Herrel Siller Jr. and sophomore Renata Cummins represented Paly at the State Cross Country Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno, Saturday morning. With a time of 16:12 minutes and a mile pace of 5:13 minutes, Siller...

Lady Vikes get Lanced

November 23, 2004

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Things were looking bleak for the Lady Vikes eight minutes into their first game of the season on Nov. 23. St. Francis was playing fast and hard, and Paly wasn't keeping up. By the end of the first quarter, the Lancers were leading...

Vikings beat Monterey in CCS quarterfinals

November 21, 2004

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With the score 14-13 in favor of the Monterey Toreadors, Paly football coach Earl Hansen had to make a decision with 1:26 to go in the first game of the CCS football playoffs Friday: Tie the game with an extra point kick, and...

Girls' hoops has high hopes

November 20, 2004

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Watching the Paly girls’ varsity basketball team during practice, there is little question whether this disciplined group has great potential to succeed. As junior point guard Ranecia Fields repeatedly calls out plays, the squad...

Ginanni pushes Vikings to CCS football playoffs

November 15, 2004

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As rain fell over the Paly football stadium Thursday, Paly?s varsity football team crushed Monta Vista, 40-12, on the strength of a powerful performance by senior running back John Ginanni. With over 235 combined yards, three...

Lady Vikings inch by Leland in CCS

November 11, 2004

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The Paly girls’ varsity volleyball team defeated Leland Wednesday with a series of five close matches in the Lady Vikes’ first CCS competition of the playoffs. The girls will now advance to play Mitty this Saturday. The...

Blowout loss in homecoming game makes Paly 3-1 in league

October 26, 2004

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Two weeks ago, Paly’s varsity football team embarrassed Wilcox at the Chargers’ homecoming game. On Friday, Paly suffered a similar fate when the Vikings went down 31-0 at their own homecoming thanks to a crushing performance...