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Q & A with Jack Devine

Bryan Look and Quinn Knoblock
November 2
Filed under Features, Football, Lacrosse - Boys, Profiles

VIKING MAGAZINE: What is playing sports like at a private school compared to a public school? JACK DEVINE:  I haven’t witnessed it firsthand, but from what I’ve heard, I think it’s a bit more of a commitment if you’re playing a private school sport. VM: How so? JD: With Bellarmine Football,...

Lady Vikes tennis triumphs over Los Altos 4-3

Lady Vikes tennis triumphs over Los Altos 4-3

Sabrina, Staff Writer
October 26
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School girls’ tennis team beat Los Alto 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon in their last regular season match. Throughout the entire season, Los Altos has put up a tough fight against the Vikings and has been some of their toughest competition, but thanks to an excellent team effort, Pa...

The Palo Alto boys varsity water polo team takes down Homestead 16-8

The Palo Alto boys varsity water polo team takes down Homestead 16-8

Haley Chalmers, Photo Editor
October 19
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

The Vikings started the game out strong on both offense and defense with a score of 5-0 in the first quarter.   “We were good at executing drives, which lead to good opportunities on offense,”  Tommy Smale (‘17) said. The first half of the game remained consistent with their defense, w...

Lady Vikes’ water polo team falls 11-7 to Mountain View High School on senior night

Quinn Knoblock and Nick Smallwood
October 14
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

The girls’ water polo team suffered a tough loss on their senior night against the nearby Mountain View High School Spartans. The Vikings started off strong against the Spartans, going up 2-0 with two goals from Sabrina Hall (‘18). Mountain View, however, bounced back with an impressive half co...

Paly girls’ water polo takes care of Fremont High School in a 9-2 victory

Paly girls’ water polo takes care of Fremont High School in a 9-2 victory

Nick Smallwood & Ethan Stern, Staff Writer & News Editor
September 30
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School girls varsity water polo team smothered Fremont High school 9-2 in their home game on Thursday, September 29. The main story of the game was that a plethora of  players on the Paly water polo team helped contribute to the win. Each of the first five goals were scored by a d...

Boys’ water polo dominates Monta Vista 15-3

Boys’ water polo dominates Monta Vista 15-3

Ben Cleasby & Steven Marinkovich, Co-News Editor, Co-Head Columnist & Editor-in-Chief
September 29
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories

The Paly boys' water polo team took down Monta Vista comfortably by the score of 15-3. The game started out fast, the Vikings with the edge, getting the score to 4-1 in their favor early on. After their strong start, the Vikings faced an onslaught of Monta Vista shots with Ben Rapperport ('19)...

Girls Tennis loses to Cupertino 4-3

Girls Tennis loses to Cupertino 4-3

Peter Snodgrass and Samantha Guillet, Head Columnists and Design Editor
September 28
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories

Girls Tennis was narrowly defeated by Cupertino 4-3, despite a hard fought performance from Avanika Narayan (‘17).  After an undefeated start in league play, and an overall record of 10-2, the team was unable to keep their win streak alive.   It should be noted, however, that Cupertino ...

Girls Volleyball Beats Homestead In 3 Sets

Girls Volleyball Beats Homestead In 3 Sets

Ryan Chang & Max Jung-Goldberg, Video Editor & Staff Writers
September 28
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

The lady Vikes continue to dominate as they sweep Homestead in three sets on Tuesday at Gunn High School.   After an exciting first set where the Vikings ended up winning 28-26, they then took control of the match winning set two 25-19 and set three 25-16.  Coach Jekara Wilson was pleased with ...

Vikings take down Santa Clara 44-31

Vikings take down Santa Clara 44-31

Quinn Knoblock & Haley Chalmers, Features Editor & Photo Editor
September 26
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings Football had a strong win over Santa Clara with a score of 44-31 on Friday, September 22.   The first quarter started out slow with little action from either team. However, after a Viking fumble, Santa Clara recovered the ball and was able to kick a field goal in th...

Palo Alto Girls Volleyball Sweeps Los Altos In 3 Sets

Palo Alto Girls Volleyball Sweeps Los Altos In 3 Sets

Ryan Chang & Max Jung-Goldberg, Multimedia Editor & Staff Writer
September 23
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

After a rocky start to the season, the girls volleyball team has seemed to hit its stride after two straight 3-0 wins against league opponents. The most recent one coming against the Los Altos Eagles. "So far I think the season has been going really well. We’ve played some really difficult teams in ...

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