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Sports Funding: Students Complain, Faculty Explains
Monday, November 28, 2022, 1:16 pm | M-A Chronicle, Menlo Atherton High School
Every sports season comes with games and practices that demand varying amounts of equipment and transportation—which require funding. M-A’s sports teams receive funding from the District, but many student athletes... Read More >>
Dancers defend sport despite lack of recognition for college recruitment
Monday, November 28, 2022, 12:07 pm | Campanile, Palo Alto High School
As Sophmore ballet dancer Cate Graney glides across the Marley floor, all she can think about is ballet: she has finally escaped from the stress of her everyday life. For dancers like Graney, a technique-focused sport such as dance can serve as a distraction from the worries she experiences outside of the studio.  However, unlike many athletes, most dancers are not offered commitment offers from colleges in America. Instead, many continue their dance careers through audition-based college dance teams and... Read More >>
Paly Football wins the CCS Division V Championship with a 27-24 victory over Monterey
Saturday, November 26, 2022, 3:01 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
Paly football defeated Monterey 27-24 in the CCS Division V championship game Friday night at Sequoia High School. The game was tight throughout, with the lead never being more than ten points for either team. Despite trailing for most of the first half, the team felt motivated by the coaches to give their best effort.... Read More >>
Football wins CCS Division V title
Saturday, November 26, 2022, 8:00 am | Campanile, Palo Alto High School
Football won the CCS Division V title in a 27-24 victory over Monterey High School. With the championship win, the team secured its first CCS title since 2010 advances to the state tournament. Senior and cornerback Kai Bussey said his third-quarter interception was important for shifting the team’s momentum. “It really turned things around for us because they were close on the goal line,” Bussey said. “We scored off that drive, so it was a really big turning point for... Read More >>
Scoreboard

Girls Water Polo:
Menlo - Atherton 15, Carlmont 4, Oct 12, 2022
Girls Water Polo:
Menlo-Atherton 10, Woodside 4, Oct 11, 2022
Girls Water Polo:
Menlo-Atherton 10, Woodside 4, Oct 11, 2022
Boys Water Polo:
Woodside 5, Hillsdale 4, Oct 6, 2022
Boys Water Polo:
Carlmont 8, Woodside 6, Oct 4, 2022
Girls Water Polo:
Menlo Atherton 19, Aragon 1, Oct 3, 2022
Girls Water Polo:
Gunn 8, Menlo-Atherton 4, Oct 1, 2022
Boys Football:
Homestead 14, Palo Alto 10, Sep 30, 2022
Girls Water Polo:
Los Altos 14, Menlo-Atherton 5, Sep 30, 2022
Boys Water Polo:
Woodside 8, Aragon 6, Sep 28, 2022
Girls Water Polo:
Burlingame 8, Menlo- Atherton 5, Sep 28, 2022
Boys Water Polo:
Woodside 18, Terra Nova 4, Sep 26, 2022
Girls Water Polo:
Menlo-Atherton 14, Carlmont 3, Sep 26, 2022
Boys Football:
Menlo 18, Palo Alto 0, Sep 24, 2022
Boys Water Polo:
Woodside 7, Menlo-Atherton 5, Sep 22, 2022
Girls Water Polo:
Gunn 10, Palo Alto 7, Sep 22, 2022
Girls Volleyball:
Los Gatos 3, Palo Alto 1, Sep 22, 2022
Girls Golf:
Monte Vista 208, Palo Alto 239, Sep 21, 2022
Boys Water Polo:
Hillsdale 9, Woodside 6, Sep 20, 2022
Girls Water Polo:
Palo Alto 11, Lynbrook 3, Sep 20, 2022
Boys Water Polo:
Palo Alto 17, Lynbrook 3, Sep 20, 2022
Boys Water Polo:
Palo Alto 17, Lynbrook 3, Sep 20, 2022
Boys Football:
Freedom (Oakley, CA) 38, Menlo School 14, Sep 16, 2022
Boys Water Polo:
Palo Alto 12, Los Altos 9, Sep 15, 2022
Girls Volleyball:
Palo Alto 3, Gunn 2, Sep 15, 2022

Football qualifies for CCS playoffs
Thursday, November 24, 2022, 2:22 pm | Campanile, Palo Alto High School
Following a critical 40-22 victory against Milpitas, the varsity football team has qualified for the De Anza league playoffs.  Senior and running back Jack Newman said the team started the game off slowly, and head coach David DeGeronimo credits the win to the team’s perseverance. “We were up and down all night,” DeGeronimo said. “But these guys refused to quit, and they played their butts off.” Senior captain and lineman Vainga Mahe said that although the season had a rocky... Read More >>
Sexualization of female athlete uniforms causes unwanted attention
Thursday, November 24, 2022, 11:00 am | Campanile, Palo Alto High School
Across the numerous sports at Paly, boys’ uniforms tend to include looser and longer shorts, while girls’ uniforms include form-fitting short skirts or spandex. To many student athletes, one idea is clear: female athletes continue to be defined by their sexual appeal, not their athleticism. Many female athletes say limited autonomy over their uniform makes them vulnerable to objectifying remarks and catcalls. Senior Jess Watanabe, co-captain of the girls volleyball team, said her uniform, typically tight spandex, is unnecessary and... Read More >>
Paly Girls Soccer Season Preview
Monday, November 21, 2022, 1:00 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
The Paly girls varsity soccer team is looking forward to their upcoming winter season. Last year, the Vikings had an overall record of 6 wins, 10 losses and 5 ties, and in league, their record was 4-4-4.  They are a member of the SCVAL De Anza League, and this year they will face opponents like... Read More >>
Vikings head to CCS finals after dominant victory over Spartans
Sunday, November 20, 2022, 1:25 pm | Paly Voice, Palo Alto High School
In a make-or-break game, the Palo Alto High School Vikings (2-3) defeated the Seaside Spartans (4-2), 34-6, in the Central Coastal Section semifinal playoff game Friday night, advancing to the CCS finals. Coming off a decisive win last week, the Vikings maintained their energy during this game, according to Viking Head Coach David DeGeronimo.  “I... Read More >>
Girls Tennis Season Recap
Saturday, November 19, 2022, 10:16 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
Despite losing the second round of CCS 2-5 against Evergreen Valley, the girl’s tennis team finished their fall season with a close 7-6 overall record. Unfortunately, the team was not able to beat last year’s record. However, the team did face significant challenges throughout the season. The girl’s tennis team started the season with a... Read More >>