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Paly graduate, Fresno State’s Adams (’11) enters NFL Draft

Paly graduate, Fresno State’s Adams (’11) enters NFL Draft

Josh Stern, Editor-in-chief
December 27
Filed under College Sports, Featured Athlete, Football, Top Stories

On December 26th 2013, after ending his season with 1718 yards on 131 catches along with 27 touchdowns, Paly graduate and current Fresno State Bulldog Davante Adams (’11) finally announced his eligibility for the 2014 National Football League (NFL) Draft. Adams, requested information from the N...

Brief: Coach Earl Hansen to retire at the end of the school year

Brief: Coach Earl Hansen to retire at the end of the school year

December 2
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Coach Earl Hansen, Palo Alto High School's Athletic Director and varsity head football coach for the past 26 years, has announced his intentions to retire after the current school year. Hansen told the varsity football team after the season ended in a 45-21 loss against the Saint Francis Lancers in the C...

Vikings fall to Lancers 45-21 in season ending loss

Vikings fall to Lancers 45-21 in season ending loss

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer
November 30
Filed under Football, Top Stories

Despite a strong effort, the Vikings lost 45-21 to the Saint Francis Lancers Friday night. In a true tale of two halves, the Vikings kept the game close in the first and second quarters, but could not hold on for the rest of the ride. A few bright spots included Keller Chryst (’14) and Eli Givens...

Football defeats Leland 54-24 in first round of CCS

Football defeats Leland 54-24 in first round of CCS

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer
November 24
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Looking to rebound from the regular season with a record 0f four out of nine wins, the Palo Alto Vikings’ football team solidly defeated the Leland Chargers 54-24 in the first round of the CCS playoffs Saturday night. Keesean Johnson (’14) and Malcolm Davis (’14) scored four touchdowns a piece,...

Football: Vikings fall to Los Gatos on senior night

Football: Vikings fall to Los Gatos on senior night

Hayley Poore and Anna Dukovic
November 9
Filed under Football, Top Stories

The 16 Paly seniors played their last game on the “Hod Ray” field tonight but fell short against the Wildcats 35-21. The Vikings came out to an early lead in the start of the game, scoring a touchdown on the first drive of the game.  Marcus Brown (‘14) caught a 55 yard pass from Keller Chryst ...

Paly Football falls to Milpitas 31-28 (Video)

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer
October 28
Filed under Football, Videos

Homecoming Night 2013; despite the large turnout and spirited chants from Paly fans and students, the Vikings lost in the 31-28 thriller. While in the record books the game went down as a loss, the Paly Vikes played with passion. Watch as players, fans and students celebrate Homecoming Night.

Vikings fall short to Milpitas 31-28 despite comeback

Vikings fall short to Milpitas 31-28 despite comeback

Sheila Subramanian and Olivia Scola
October 26
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings’ football team fell to the Milpitas Trojans on Paly's Homecoming Night, Friday Oct. 25, putting their record at 3-4 overall. Despite their tough loss, head coach Earl Hansen recognized his team’s effort throughout the game. “I think they played their hearts out tonight;...

Vikings fall 42-39 to Wilcox Chargers

Vikings fall 42-39 to Wilcox Chargers

Maddie Kinnaman and Megan Valencia
October 12
Filed under Football, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings’ football team suffered a tough loss after coming up short against the Wilcox Chargers 42-39 on Friday, Oct. 11 in their second home game of the season. Despite the loss, coach Earl Hansen took some positives out of the game, including the skillful play by the newer members of the team. “I saw some of our young...

Chryst accepts invitation to Under Armour All-America Game

Chryst accepts invitation to Under Armour All-America Game

Paul Bienaimé, Multimedia Editor
October 10
Filed under Football, Top Stories

Quarterback Keller Chryst ('14) has been selected among 90 other seniors across the nation to play in the Under Armour All-America game this January. Under Armour representatives stepped into the Viking Stadium during the American Family Insurance Selection Tour to present Chryst with his selection. Along...

The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining

Alex Murray
October 4
Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Football, Profiles, Top Stories

Looking around the walls of the weight room, anyone would find things they would expect in a gym: posters detailing the perfect technique for doing shoulder presses, the names of some recent and not-so-recent students who have benched about 300 pounds, even mirrors for spotting the flaw in your bicep...

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