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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,...

Olympic Swimmer Maya Dirado

Olympic Swimmer Maya Dirado

Samantha Guillet and Mara Zenger
October 3
Filed under Features, Profiles

Two golds, one silver and one bronze are the medals that USA Olympic swimmer Maya Dirado took home from Rio this year. Her first name is actually Madeline, however, her older sister who couldn’t say Madeline started calling her Maya and it has stuck ever since. Dirado started her swimming career...

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor
May 29
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Featured Athlete, Paly Athletic Awards, Softball, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

  Sophie Frick (‘18) stepped foot on the Palo Alto High School campus with a pre-determined expectation to be a talented athlete. With two older siblings, Andrew Frick (‘14) who played football, lacrosse and wrestling then went on to play football in college, and Madeline Frick (‘17) who...

Redefining brotherhood

Redefining brotherhood

Anna Dukovic and Megan Valencia
February 11
Filed under Features, Profiles, Top Stories

At Paly, some athletes have older siblings on their sports teams who they can look to for guidance and inspiration. These teammates share a last name and a bond that is unique from the relationships between other members of the team. Although wrestlers James Giaccia (‘15) and Seth Goyal (‘17) are...

Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer
February 8
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Featured Athlete, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Boys’ basketball protected their own court in their senior night game against cross town rival Gunn High School with a 17 point win 71-54. The graduating seniors, Corey Bicknell (‘15), Alex Dees (‘15), Kevin Mullin (‘15) and Jonny Rojahn (‘15) stepped up despite the contest not being a league...

Where He Is Now

Where He Is Now

Maddy Atwater and Isaac Kasevich
November 12
Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Football, Profiles, Top Stories

For top-flight athletes, one false step can bring injury. Some athletes are sidelined for minutes, some for games and some even miss whole seasons. But, there are a few cases through all levels of sport where an injury or health issue can end a promising career prematurely.  In just a few brief but...

Athlete of the Year: Michelle Xie

Athlete of the Year: Michelle Xie

Anna Dukovic, Features Editor
May 28
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Athlete, Features, Paly Athletic Awards, Top Stories

Unlike professionals in many sports, such as gymnastics, athletes usually peak in their twenties; however, the average age of professional golfers is early to mid-thirties and these athletes can continue to play the sport into their retirement. “Golf is a sport you can play until you are old,” ...

Last Call

Last Call

Alex Murray and Josh Stern
April 16
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Features, Profiles, Top Stories

Started in 2000, the Literature of Sport English elective offered to juniors and seniors of Palo Alto High School has grown increasingly popular over the last decade. Through it’s fourteen years of existence, the class has always started the same way. Each student signs up to read the columns of the...

NFL hopeful Adams (’14) stands out at Scouting Combine

NFL hopeful Adams (’14) stands out at Scouting Combine

Josh Stern, Editor-in-Chief
February 23
Filed under College Sports, Featured Athlete, Football, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Member of the 2010-11 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) state championship winning Paly football team and past Fresno State All-American wide receiver, Davante Adams (’14) made his mark earlier today at the National Football League (NFL) Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis,...

Paly student, Yale commit Totte (’14) called-up to San Jose Earthquakes

Paly student, Yale commit Totte (’14) called-up to San Jose Earthquakes

Josh Stern, Editor-in-Chief
February 18
Filed under Featured Athlete, Pro Sports, Soccer - Boys, Top Stories

San Jose Earthquakes Academy player and Paly student Josh Totte ('14) got a first-hand glimpse at professional soccer, and it was in front of a crowd of 12,659 at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, Calif. The Yale commit was notified about his calling-up to the Earthquakes' reserve team along with seven other p...

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