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Audrey DeBruine and Nora Rosati
March 21
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Features, Lacrosse - Girls, Soccer - Girls

“Helpless” and “frustrated.” That is how varsity soccer and lacrosse player Nina Kelty (‘13) was left feeling after her two most recent high school sports seasons. Both were lost to violations of California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) rules when Paly fielded ineligible players. Last ...

Join the Viking Bracket Challenge today!

Join the Viking Bracket Challenge today!

Colin Patterson, News Editor
March 11
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

It is that time of year again, Paly. The madness is upon us! In a matter of weeks college basketball fans all across America will construct their own "perfect" bracket. We at The Viking have created our very own bracket pool for all Paly students, basketball fans or otherwise, to join and see who ...

Brief: Paly basketball routed in first-round CCS loss

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under Basketball - Boys

In the first round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) Open Division championship, the boys’ basketball team was defeated by Archbishop Riordan High School, 58-47. Missed opportunities and an injury to starting center Keller Chryst (‘14) culminated in a tough loss for the Vikings. “We had...

‘E.J. Who?’

‘E.J. Who?’

Julia Saul and Audrey DeBruine
February 22
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

On Feb. 25, 2012, almost exactly one year ago, the Paly boys’ basketball team lost a heartbreaker in overtime to the St. Francis High School Lancers in the semifinals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) Division II championship tournament. This was the last game Israel Hakim (‘12), the team’s seco...

Paly to take on Riordan in the first round of CCS

Paly to take on Riordan in the first round of CCS

Zach Rizk, Staff Writer
February 20
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

It's been quite the season for the Paly boys' basketball team. The Vikings won all 12 of their league games by double digits, currently hold the best record (23-1) of any high school team in Northern California and finished their season on a 21-game winning streak. The Vikes, however, still have more...

E.J. who?

E.J. who?

Audrey DeBruine and Julia Saul
February 11
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Features

On Feb. 25, 2012, almost exactly one year ago, the Paly boys’ basketball team lost a heartbreaker in overtime to the St. Francis High School Lancers in the semifinals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) Division II championship tournament. This was the last game Israel Hakim (‘12), the team’s seco...

Dawkins and Petriceks pour in 32, outlast Gunn 54-41

Dawkins and Petriceks pour in 32, outlast Gunn 54-41

Chris Smith, Staff Writer
February 10
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

Boys' basketball took to the court in a hostile environment at Gunn High School to cap off the five game showcase between the two rival schools. Aubrey Dawkins (‘13) and Aldis Petriceks (‘13) both finished with a game high 16 points. Keller Chyst (‘14) had a monster block in the first minutes...

Boys’ hoops grab 20th straight in decisive victory over Gatos

Boys’ hoops grab 20th straight in decisive victory over Gatos

Zach Rizk, Staff Writer
February 10
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

“It is what it is” Aubrey Dawkins (‘13) said on his feelings about Friday night being his last home game with The Vikings. Dawkins led his team in scoring, dropping 18 points and grabbing 11 boards to help rally his team from a three point, first quarter deficit to a dominant 70-43 victory over...

Vikings overcome slow start, clip Spartans 41-30

Vikings overcome slow start, clip Spartans 41-30

Audrey DeBruine and Pippa Raffel
January 26
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

In the fourth and final game of Friday night’s "Quad Night," the Paly boys’ basketball team (17-1, 7-0) upended the Mountain View Spartans (10-8, 4-4) 41-30 thanks to strong defensive play and 19 points from Aubrey Dawkins (‘13). The Vikings started out slowly, trailing the Spartans deep into...

Paly ‘Quad Night’ features Paly-Gunn rivalry

Paly ‘Quad Night’ features Paly-Gunn rivalry

Zach Rizk, Staff Writer
January 25
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls

Palo Alto High School will host a Quad Night tonight involving cross-town rival Gunn. Girls' varsity will tipoff at 6:15 tonight following the JV girls game. The Lady Vikes enter the game with a 4-1 record in league. The rivaling Titans boast a 3-2 league record making this an intriguing matchup:...

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