Peninsula Prep Sports

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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 >>
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 >>
Scoreboard

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 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 >>
Girls golf defeats Monte Vista 208-239
Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 8:36 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
Paly girls golf had a strong showing against Monte Vista today, winning with a score of 208-239. Junior Alexa Pineda shot a match-high of 34, shooting one under par. However, she still says there is room to improve before their next match. “I should improve on my putting as it’s not at its best and... Read More >>
Paly Girls Water Polo Beats Lynbrook 11-3
Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 2:15 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
The Paly girls water polo team beat Lynbrook at home yesterday afternoon, winning 11-3 in their league home opener.  “It was great to see us all work together for a really dominate victory,” senior captain Samantha Lee said.  And dominating it was. Lee scored six goals, and junior outside shooter Eliza Gaither also had a... Read More >>
Baylands SCVAL Cross Country Meet
Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 11:48 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
Paly Cross Country had an all around strong performance at the first SCVAL meet this season with several noteworthy individual performances and an overall strong team showing for both the boys and girls divisions. Coming off of third place finishes in the team standings for both varsity boys and girls at the previous meet, the... Read More >>
Paly Girls Volleyball Comeback Against Gunn
Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 10:25 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
Last Thursday the girls volleyball team competed against Gunn in a close match and an amazing comeback that kept the Viking fans on the edge of their seats.  “It was definitely a thrilling match, we were down 0-2 and we obviously didn’t want to go down to Gunn in 3, so we all decided as... Read More >>
Boys Water Polo Team Defeats Lynbrook
Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 10:24 pm | Viking, Palo Alto High School
The Paly boys water polo team earned a decisive victory over Lynbrook today with a final score of 17-3. “We played well with each other and controlled the ball well,” senior Julien Chow said. This is the first year Lynbrook is playing in the De Anza water polo league. They were moved up from the... Read More >>