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Carlmont vs. Menlo-Atherton (Monday)

M-A Varsity goalie Lexie Nelson masterfully blocks shots in the third quarter by Carlmont. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Staley.)
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Paly girls water polo beats Castilleja 6-4, making program history
Thursday, September 29, 2022, 8:27 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
Paly girls water polo made program history beating Castilleja 6-4 for the first time ever Thursday night.  After narrowly falling to Castilleja 6-7 the previous matchup, the Vikings entered the game looking to come back and redeem themselves.  “They’ve historically been a very strong team, qualifying for Open division the last few years,” said senior... Read More >>
Athletes take painkillers before games to stay competitive, please coaches
Thursday, September 29, 2022, 7:43 pm | Campanile, Palo Alto High School
With professional athlete alumni like Davante Adams, Joc Pederson and Jeremy Lin, Paly stu dent athletes can have a lot to live up to. And as these athletes push themselves, some say they turn to painkillers to lift their game to the next level and help them chase their aspirations. However, these illegally bought painkillers can actually aggravate injuries and even lead to addiction.  Athletic Director Jennifer Crane said she thinks athletes might take these painkillers because they love competing... Read More >>
Field Hockey Loses to St. Ignatius 3-0
Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 11:23 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
Paly varsity field hockey lost to St. Ignatius on Wednesday with a final score of 3-0. The girls fought their hearts out but unfortunately were defeated by the Wildcats in the end.   The outcome of this match, however, is in no way a testament to the work this team has put in outside of... Read More >>
Paly girls golf narrowly defeat Saratoga
Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 8:36 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
The Paly girls golf team narrowly defeated Saratoga 237-244. The conditions they played in at their home course went against them, making it harder to score lower. “My shots were a lot shorter because of the wind,” Junior Angelina Chen said. Despite the advantage they usually had become a disadvantage, they still pulled the victory... Read More >>

Girls Water Polo:
Burlingame 8, Menlo- Atherton 5, Wednesday
Girls Water Polo:
Menlo-Atherton 14, Carlmont 3, Monday
Boys Football:
Menlo 18, Palo Alto 0, Sep 24, 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
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
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

Girls tennis focuses on new goals for competitive success, community
Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 7:58 pm | Campanile, Palo Alto High School
The girls tennis team anticipates a season filled with competitive success, but more importantly, strong team bonds, junior co-caption Erin Li said. Li, who has been a part of the team since her  freshman year, also said this season will present some challenges as the graduating senior class was a majority of last year’s team. “Some possible challenges I feel like we will face in the upcoming season is probably staying competitive in our league since we lost some of... Read More >>
Paly Girls Waterpolo defeated by Harker
Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 1:39 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
Paly girls water polo fell to Harker School by a score of 6-0 last night.  The team struggled to find momentum through the game, but played hard regardless.  “We didn’t come out our strongest but this game really motivated us to come out and keep our heads in the game for Casti on Thursday,” senior... Read More >>
Paly Boys Water Polo Defeat Harker
Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 1:36 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
Paly boys water polo won their game yesterday at home against Harker 10-5. “I’m very proud about how we came together today, especially on the defensive end,” junior Brian Stewart said. Last year, the Vikings’ rivalry with Harker was strong. They defeated Harker in the finals of the De Anza League tournament, earning the league... Read More >>
Girls Volleyball Gains a Decisive Victory Against Aragon
Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 1:34 pm | M-A Chronicle, Menlo Atherton High School
Photo credits to Jolene Chu On Tuesday night, the M-A girls volleyball team beat the Aragon Dons, for the second time this season, in four... Read More >>
Bears Fall Just Short at Wilcox
Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 12:29 pm | M-A Chronicle, Menlo Atherton High School
Photo credits to Jiwoo Lee “Hindsight is 20/20,” is what senior quarterback Billy Johnson said after the M-A Bears suffered a heartbreaking loss to the... Read More >>
Girls water polo gains freshmen, CCS ambitions
Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 12:00 pm | Campanile, Palo Alto High School
With the addition of a number of freshmen, the girls water polo team is determined to beat old records and reach new heights, Coach Rodrick Rowell said. “It’s unusual to have freshmen play, but the team is balanced and the chemistry is really great,” Rowell said. “We all just want to play our best water polo at the end of the year and be as competitive as we can be.” Junior Mary Henderson said she hopes to channel the team’s... Read More >>