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An Athlete’s Advantage

Steven Marinkovich and Peter Snodgrass
February 18, 2016
Filed under Features

In this introspective piece, The Viking explores the college recruitment process for many Paly student athletes and their paths to becoming college athletes. The experience of athletic recruitment can be very different for everyone, some may get into their school because of their sport, but then realiz... Read more »

The RUSH

The RUSH

Maddy Atwater and Quinn Knoblock
February 18, 2016
Filed under Features, Pro Sports, Top Stories

You’ve heard awe-inspiring stories of mothers lifting cars to save their trapped children and people cliff jumping into dangerous waters, which sounds absolutely crazy, but it’s all due to a little rush of a simple hormone. Yes, a little hormone that can give superhuman strength and trigger our fight... Read more »

Squashing the Competition: An in depth look at Aman Mittal

Squashing the Competition: An in depth look at Aman Mittal

Ethan Stern and Skylar Burris
October 20, 2015
Filed under Features

  An average weekday for Palo Alto junior Aman Mittal (‘17) is very similar to every other 16-year old boy. It includes going to school, playing his sport of choice, and finding time around that to complete his homework load for the night. However, Mittal’s sport of choice is not football,... Read more »

Smack Talk

Smack Talk

Ryan Chang and Jamie Cullen
October 20, 2015
Filed under Features

We all remember Richard Sherman’s infamous interview after the 2014 NFC Championship game, where he personally called out Michael Crabtree on national television. What sports fan could forget Michael Jordan shooting free-throws with his eyes closed to spite Dikembe Mutombo? These top-tier athletes... Read more »

Influenced athletes

Influenced athletes

Clara Harrington and Meredith Kinnaman
February 11, 2015
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Pulling up to a house with friends, you can already hear the music blasting and the sounds of a good time. It’s been a long week of homework, tests and practice. As you walk through the front door, you have two options for the night: accept the drink that’s held out in front of you, or pass it up... Read more »

Keep your head in the game

Keep your head in the game

Kylie Callan and Bryn Carlson
February 11, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Features, Lacrosse - Boys, Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories, Volleyball, Water Polo - Boys

One in five high school athletes will sustain a sports concussion during their season. At a school like Paly, where a large part of the student body is involved in athletics, this fact can create a big problem that includes the students, their families, their teachers and the administration. A concussion... Read more »

FIFA’s dark side

Samuel Desré, Alys Olmstead, and Reuben Kramer
February 11, 2015
Filed under Features, Pro Sports

Every four years when the World Cup rolls around, a wave of excitement spreads around the world. Countries ranging from the United States to Ghana compete, fans from every country gather together in one stadium, and the culture of the host country is embraced to the fullest. However, behind all the glor... Read more »

Redefining brotherhood

Redefining brotherhood

Anna Dukovic and Megan Valencia
February 11, 2015
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... Read more »

True passion

Kylie Callan and Reuben Kramer
December 12, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Basketball - Girls, Features, Lacrosse - Girls, Soccer - Boys, Soccer - Girls, Softball, Swimming - Boys, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories, Volleyball

Shawn Johnson began gymnastics at the age of three. Ryan Lochte first learned to swim at age five. Abby Wambach dribbled her first soccer ball at the age of four. Since then, they have spent innumerable hours working towards greatness. Their efforts have earned them a place in history. Their names have... Read more »

Where He Is Now

Where He Is Now

Maddy Atwater and Isaac Kasevich
November 12, 2014
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... Read more »

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