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Girls golf prepares to defend CCS title, continue its five-year winning streak with new players
Sunday, September 25, 2022, 12:01 am | Campanile, Palo Alto High School
With a five-year undefeated streak in CCS, the girls varsity golf team hopes to regain the sectional title again this year.  Coach Doyle Knight said most of the original players who helped the team win CCS in 2019 have graduated, so he aims to rebuild the team starting with the freshman and sophomores. “(The new recruits) are kind of like our future,” Knight said.  While the newer players may lack the experience that the upperclassmen have, Knight said his main... Read More >>
Palo Alto girls tennis takes a victory over Homestead
Saturday, September 24, 2022, 9:17 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
With a third of their season over, the girl’s varsity tennis team wins against Homestead high school with a score of 4-3 at home.  After being on a losing multiple games in a row, Coach Harader stressed the importance of winning today’s game. However, this will be difficult as Homestead is currently close in standings... Read More >>
Dance, cheer teams prepare for homecoming
Saturday, September 24, 2022, 7:07 pm | Oracle, Gunn High School
During Homecoming Week in October, hundreds of students, dressed in their respective class colors and themes, come together to cheer on their classes, waving big banners and shouting encouragement to their representatives. The cheer and dance teams are central to the homecoming celebrations, performing at the Night Rally and the Homecoming football game. The dance... Read More >>
Paly Boys Water Polo falls to local rivals
Saturday, September 24, 2022, 5:28 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
Paly boys Water Polo had an intense matchup against their local rivals, The Gunn Titans.   “The game started off quickly and we were ready to go,” Senior Ian Johnson said.   This stands were electric, filled with Paly students and families cheering the team on.   The team fought strong through the first quarter,... Read More >>

Girls Water Polo:
Gunn 10, Palo Alto 7, Thursday
Girls Volleyball:
Los Gatos 3, Palo Alto 1, Thursday
Girls Golf:
Monte Vista 208, Palo Alto 239, Wednesday
Girls Water Polo:
Palo Alto 11, Lynbrook 3, Tuesday
Boys Water Polo:
Palo Alto 17, Lynbrook 3, Tuesday
Boys Water Polo:
Palo Alto 17, Lynbrook 3, Tuesday
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
Girls Water Polo:
Castilleja 8, Palo Alto 7, Sep 14, 2022
Girls Golf:
Palo Alto 227, Lynbrook 234, Sep 14, 2022
Boys Water Polo:
Palo Alto 16, Homestead 8, Sep 13, 2022
Girls Water Polo:
Palo Alto 16, Homestead 1, Sep 13, 2022
Girls Tennis:
Los Gatos 6, Palo Alto 1, Sep 13, 2022
Girls Field Hockey:
Los Gatos 2, Palo Alto 0, Sep 13, 2022
Girls Volleyball:
Los Altos 3, Palo Alto 0, Sep 13, 2022
Boys Water Polo:
Palo Alto 10, Santa Cruz 7, Sep 10, 2022
Boys Football:
Palo Alto 41, Gunn 0, Sep 9, 2022
Girls Tennis:
Palo Alto 4, Castilleja 3, Sep 7, 2022
Boys Football:
Menlo Atherton 48, Bellarmine 34, Aug 27, 2022
Girls Softball:
Gunn 10, Cupertino 0, May 12, 2022
Boys Baseball:
Gunn 14, Lynbrook 1, May 12, 2022
Boys Lacrosse:
Menlo School 16, Palo Alto 3, May 11, 2022
Girls Lacrosse:
Scotts Valley 17, Gunn 7, May 11, 2022
Boys Tennis:
Menlo 7, Gunn 0, May 11, 2022

Paly girls water polo fell to crosstown rival Gunn by a score of 10-7 Thursday night
Friday, September 23, 2022, 2:57 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
Paly girls water polo fell to crosstown rival Gunn by a score of 10-7 Thursday night.   The highly anticipated game did not disappoint— both teams got off to a strong start, with the Vikings trailing at half time. Some key goals by senior captain Sami Lee helped bring Paly some momentum in the third... Read More >>
Palo Alto to Manchester United: Sophomore Pursues Soccer Career
Friday, September 23, 2022, 12:58 pm | Oracle, Gunn High School
No one needs to tell sophomore Andrea Lu to keep her eyes on the ball. Throughout her life, she’s kept her gaze locked on the black-and-white sphere, both on the field and on the TV screen. Now, she’s tracked its path all the way to England, where she has begun studying at Manchester United Academy... Read More >>
Cross country: Karen Saxena
Friday, September 23, 2022, 10:20 am | Oracle, Gunn High School
While Karen Saxena holds a familiar role in the math department, this year she will be a new face at the track, as the new head coach of cross country. Running has played a significant role throughout Saxena’s life. “I started running cross country in the ninth grade,” she said. “I am still running with... Read More >>
Football: Dethrick Slocum
Friday, September 23, 2022, 10:20 am | Oracle, Gunn High School
One of the new changes to Gunn’s sports programs has been the appointment of a new head football coach, Dethrick Slocum. From early on, Slocum had a passion for all things football. “Football played a huge role growing up in Fresno,” he said. “My uncle and older cousin were my coaches when I played in... Read More >>
Staff Sports: Carly takes a swing at tennis
Friday, September 23, 2022, 10:17 am | Oracle, Gunn High School
For years, I distinguished myself in icebreaker discussions with three go-to fun facts: I go to Gunn, I write for The Oracle and I do track and cross country. The sports I participate in have been an integral part of my identity since freshman year, making it all the more unfortunate that runners have gained... Read More >>
Paly girls volleyball falls to rival Los Gatos
Thursday, September 22, 2022, 10:33 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
Paly girls volleyball lost to Los Gatos on Thursday night by a score of 3 sets to 1.  “We didn’t come into the game very strong and competitively, but we got momentum towards the end,” Evie Kramer said (’23). Although Los Gatos won in 4 sets, the Vikings kept it competitive throughout, with each set... Read More >>