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Badminton redeems itself, beats Mountain View 18-12

Peter Dennis and Matt Lam
May 5
Filed under Badminton, Spring Sports, Video

After losing to Mountain View High School 16-14, the Palo Alto High School badminton team cruised to a 18-12 victory over the Spartans on April 21 at Paly. Paly's victory was led by the duo of Gavin Chan ('13) and Michael Wang ('13) in number one doubles, who defeated Eric Liu and Darius Goh in...

Paly Baseball beats Los Altos 4-3 in Game One of SCVAL Playoffs

Brennan Miller
May 4
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Video

Paly baseball picks off a Los Altos runner in the third inning of game one in SCVAL playoffs. The Vikings came back from 3-0 to triumph over the Eagles 4-3 Tuesday, May 3, 2011.  

Paly softball wins second league game against Mountain View, 6-0

Paly softball wins second league game against Mountain View, 6-0

Shannon Scheel, Staff Writer
April 4
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Video

The Palo Alto High School softball team has synchronized with the weather: on March 31st in 80 degree weather, the Lady Vikes turned up the heat and scorched the Mountain View Spartans 6-0 in their second league win of the season. After a slow start in league play and a tough loss to Wilcox this past ...

The Viking tries shooting at Target Masters West shooting range

The Viking tries shooting at Target Masters West shooting range

Dustin Nizamian, Columnist
March 16
Filed under Columns, Video, Viking Tries

Kids at Paly know a thing or two about stress. To most of us, it’s that not-so-warm and fuzzy feeling you get when your curricular, extracurricular, and extra-extracurricular activities gather together like zones of high and low pressure air in “The Perfect Storm.”  In hectic times like these...

The Viking tries Curling at Sharks Ice in San Jose with the SFBACC

The Viking tries Curling at Sharks Ice in San Jose with the SFBACC

Dustin Nizamian, Columnist
March 16
Filed under Columns, Video, Viking Tries

WHAT LIVES ON ICE, starts a frenzy every four years, confuses the heck out of ninety percent of its spectators and does all this while crawling along at a… let’s just say a “relaxed” pace?  Why, curling of course, that mysterious game of “shuffleboard on ice”… but with brooms and screa...

The Viking tries a new dance craze, Zumba!

The Viking tries a new dance craze, Zumba!

Dustin Nizamian and Gracie Marshall, Columnist
March 16
Filed under Columns, Video, Viking Tries

Here at The Viking, our staff is chock-full of athletes of all persuasions, from vicious water polo stars to dainty baseball studs (that’s right Jack and Sam).  Many of us even play more than one sport. Throw in five classes, this magazine and whatever the heck Talia does on weekends to save ...

Girls’ basketball falls to Lincoln in NorCals, 56-34

Girls’ basketball falls to Lincoln in NorCals, 56-34

Shannon Scheel, Staff Writer
March 11
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Video

As the saying goes, “all good things come to an end.” This stands true for the Palo Alto High School Girl’s varsity basketball team, which ended its first Central Coast Section championship season in school history with a loss to Lincoln High School, 56-34, in the second round of the Northern California...

T.J. Braff

Shannon Scheel, Staff Writer
February 27
Filed under Baseball, Featured Athlete, Profiles, Video

T.J. Braff enters the library at 9:45 on Monday morning, towering over the dozens of younger students chatting at nearby bookshelves and computers. Instead of demanding attention, he strolls leisurely to a chair at a nearby cubicle. A few minutes later, the librarian compliments Braff on his performance...

Megan Coleman

February 27
Filed under Featured Athlete, Profiles, Video

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman built a career off of rebounds. He helped five teams win NBA championships and had the capability of turning the course of a game around without ever taking a shot. Just as Rodman was the backbone for his basketball teams, Megan Coleman ('11) is the defensive strength for...

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