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An Athlete’s Advantage

Steven Marinkovich and Peter Snodgrass
February 18
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...

Dynamic Duos

Dynamic Duos

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
April 16
Filed under Features, Soccer - Girls, Swimming - Boys, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories, Track & Field

When looking at a Paly roster, sometimes it catches the eye that two players have the same last name, and it turns out that they are siblings on the same varsity team. These two brothers or sisters have something special between them because they are on the same Paly team. Famous sibling athletes...

Brief: National Letter of Intent signing day ceremony

Brief: National Letter of Intent signing day ceremony

Zoe Bhargava and Katie Foug
February 5
Filed under College Sports, Top Stories

Today Paly honored eight of its senior student athletes who will continue playing their sports to the collegiate level. The ceremony took place in the big gym and included words from Athletic Director Earl Hansen and Principal Kim Diorio. “There’s a reason [these athlete’s schools] are so good,...

Liveblog: 2012 US London Olympic Swim Trials

Liveblog: 2012 US London Olympic Swim Trials

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
June 25
Filed under Pro Sports, Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

Keep checking back for new updates as the 2012 US London Olympic Swim Trials runs from June 25 to July 2. June 30: 12:00 p.m.: Andrew Liang ('14) swam a time of 55.35 seconds in the 100-meter fly, finishing 92nd. He did not qualify for the semi-finals. June 29: 1:30 p.m.: Jasmine Tosky ('12)...

The Viking catches up with Sanborn at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials

The Viking catches up with Sanborn at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
June 24
Filed under Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

Byron Sanborn ('12) just finished swimming his 200-meter breaststroke race, finishing in 87th place, and here's what he had to say about his performance today. "I swam my 200-meter breaststroke today and it went fairly well. At a meet where the minority of about 30% actually gets [personal] best tim...

2012 London Olympics preview

2012 London Olympics preview

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
June 22
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Features, Gymnastics, Pro Sports, Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories, Track & Field, Volleyball, Winter Sports

The Viking will provide online, Twitter and Facebook updates on Paly's Olympic hopefuls and Olympians beginning Monday, June 25 at the 2012 USA Swimming and Diving Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebr. until the Aug. 12 closing ceremonies at the 2012 London Olympics.  When the countdown clock in Trafa...

Girls’ swimming loses, snapping winning streak; Boys’ swimming beats Gunn

Girls’ swimming loses, snapping winning streak; Boys’ swimming beats Gunn

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
April 18
Filed under Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

Paly girls' swimming and diving fell to cross-town rival Gunn, falling short of Gunn's 97 points with 89 and ending a season-long winning streak. Boys' swimming and diving won their side though with 108 points. In diving, Alex Francis ('13) scored 224.5 winning the boys' division, while Serena Yee...

Boys’ swimming defeats Homestead, 134-48

Boys’ swimming defeats Homestead, 134-48

Skylar Dorosin and Nathan Norimoto, Staff Writers
April 3
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Swimming - Boys, Top Stories

Amidst the spring heat wave, the Paly boys’ swimming and diving team defeated Homestead with a cool 134-48 win. The Vikings now boast a perfect 5-0 record to start off the season, and Friday was an excellent showcase of a promising team. Talented freshman Willie Lee (’14) took home two victories...

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