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Los Altos vs. Palo Alto (Jan 18, 2023)

Jorell Clark rises up for a made field goal (Photo courtesy of Jeff LaMere.)
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Girls’ Lacrosse Overpowered by Sacred Heart
Sunday, March 19, 2023, 10:20 pm | M-A Chronicle, Menlo Atherton High School
This past Wednesday, the girls’ lacrosse team lost against the Sacred Heart Gators by a score of 20-5. Despite losing their first three matches, the Bears remain optimistic about this... Read More >>
Paly Boys Soccer v. Homestead February 1
Friday, March 17, 2023, 1:22 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
Paly boys soccer played Homestead High School, home of the Mustangs on February 1. The game ended with a final score of 0-0, neither team able to reign victorious over the two halves.  Despite the game being scoreless, both sides created multiple chances. Early in the first half, Paly keeper Isaac Kirby (‘23) caught a... Read More >>
Intramural sports rise in popularity
Friday, March 17, 2023, 12:03 pm | Campanile, Palo Alto High School
Sweat beads down sophomore Joseph Kessler’s face as he sprints around the soccer pitch. Dribbling the ball, he dances around defenders before crossing into the box. Kessler may just sound like any other soccer player. The difference? He doesn’t play competitive soccer and isn’t even on the soccer team. Facing frustration with limited options for casual sports, a group of sophomores has created an independent soccer league, allowing students to immerse themselves in this competitive outlet while avoiding the drawbacks... Read More >>
New girls lacrosse coach fosters passion for sport
Friday, March 17, 2023, 9:00 am | Campanile, Palo Alto High School
Girls lacrosse faced a problem as the 2023 season approached: the team had no coach. However, the problem was resolved when Kaitlin Chiu, a former Paly lacrosse player who graduated in 2017 and was a Division III player at Smith College, stepped in. Chiu said she became a coach to return her gratitude to the Paly lacrosse program while pursuing her passion for the sport. Chiu also said a former lacrosse coach allowed her to pursue this opportunity. “I felt... Read More >>

Boys Basketball:
San Ramon Valley 59, Sacred Heart Prep 57, Mar 2, 2023
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Sacred Heart Prep 63, Folsom 62, Feb 28, 2023
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Riordan 61, Sacred Heart Prep 44, Feb 22, 2023
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Sacred Heart Prep 60, Menlo-Atherton 59, Feb 17, 2023
Boys Basketball:
The King's Academy 53, Sacred Heart Prep 49, Feb 14, 2023
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Sacred Heart Prep 60, Menlo School 49, Feb 10, 2023
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Sacred Heart Prep 85, Pinewood 54, Feb 7, 2023
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Sacred Heart Prep 80, Sequoia 35, Feb 4, 2023
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Priory 50, Sacred Heart Prep 43, Feb 3, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Sacred Heart Prep 62, Crystal Springs 34, Jan 31, 2023
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Sacred Heart Prep 63, Justin-Siena 47, Jan 28, 2023
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Sacred Heart Prep 47, King's Academy 39, Jan 27, 2023
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Sacred Heart Prep 85, Half Moon Bay 61, Jan 25, 2023
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Sacred Heart Prep 81, Harker 42, Jan 24, 2023
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Sacred Heart Prep 61, Menlo School 59, Jan 20, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Palo Alto 50, Los Altos 44, Jan 18, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Sacred Heart Prep 82, Stuart Hall 47, Jan 14, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Sacred Heart Prep 62, Priory 56, Jan 12, 2023
Boys Wrestling:
Menlo-Atherton 42, Hillsdale 15, Jan 12, 2023
Boys Basketball:
Sacred Heart Prep 52, Menlo-Atherton 51, Jan 7, 2023
Girls Basketball:
Sequoia 43, Menlo School 34, Jan 6, 2023
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

Madeline Escobar: an athlete, senator and more
Thursday, March 16, 2023, 12:25 pm | Paw Print, Woodside High School
Madeline Escobar, a senior, shows her pride and support for her school by being involved in multiple activities at Woodside. Escobar is a senior and has been involved in sports, clubs, and leadership all throughout her high school years. She has participated in a total of five sports at Woodside, including basketball, volleyball, waterpolo, tennis... Read More >>
Girls lacrosse prioritizes teamwork
Thursday, March 16, 2023, 11:13 am | Campanile, Palo Alto High School
After finishing last season with a league record of 5-9 and placing sixth in SCVAL, the girls lacrosse team hopes to build strong team spirit in order to improve the team’s performance, according to junior and co-captain Katie Yen. Yen said the team lost a lot of seniors from the previous season, which means focusing this year’s team on building stronger bonds between players both on and off the field will be critical for the team to have a successful... Read More >>
The Hidden Opponent: Combating the mental health stigma
Thursday, March 16, 2023, 10:45 am | Talon, Los Altos High School
For student-athletes, there’s the never-ending stress to balance the desire to perform well in front of coaches and the determination for straight As, and this demanding environment often overwhelms one’s mental health. Though this cycle is common, there’s a lack of attention toward those seeking help. The Hidden Opponent (THO), a non-profit organization founded in... Read More >>
Boys lacrosse excited for season despite coach, player overhaul
Thursday, March 16, 2023, 7:00 am | Campanile, Palo Alto High School
Following an 11-10 win in the season-opening scrimmage against Valley Christian on Monday, Feb. 27, senior Asher Friedman said the boys lacrosse team (1-1) is excited about its strong start. Friedman, who has committed to Oberlin College for lacrosse, said it was clear from the energy in the post-game huddle that the game set the tone for the season.  “(The first game) was a great way to start the season. It gave the team some confidence that will help going... Read More >>
Students, staff encourage diverse workouts instead of exercise trends
Thursday, March 16, 2023, 12:00 am | Campanile, Palo Alto High School
Scrolling through Instagram, senior Ella Rosenblum sees young women promoting the value of “gentle workouts” like Pilates and long walks, bringing to light a new workout trend.  Every year, new workouts flow in and out of the public eye.  In past years, high-intensity interval training and weight training have been seen as the most effective ways to exercise by many health experts.  However, more recently, there has been a redefinition of effective exercises. On Instagram and TikTok, Pilates, yoga, inclined... Read More >>