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Boys’ Basketball falls to Gunn 72-59

Lauren Koyama and Skylar Burris
January 30
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team (12-7, 3-4) fell to cross-town rival Gunn High School (13-1, 4-1) 72-57 last Friday on Quad Night at Gunn High School. This was the first loss the boys basketball team has had to Gunn since 2009. The Vikings’ started off the game slow, letting the...

History in the Making

History in the Making

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor
January 8
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Columns, Preview, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Tonight marks a huge night in the Gunn-Paly extensive rivalry: Basketball Quad Night. All four teams (junior varsity boys and girls followed by varsity boys and girls) will compete against each other at Gunn’s Titan Gym. Girls varsity kicks off at 6:15 followed by the boys game at 7:45. If you are...

The triple threat

The triple threat

Megan Valencia, Staff Writer
February 12
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Featured Athlete, Profiles

In high school basketball, a 3-point shooter stands 19 feet, 9 inches from the basket. Kevin Mullin (‘15) has no trouble with this distance, as he has the highest overall point count and greatest number of successful 3-pointers on the Paly varsity team. Though statistics represent the measurable athletic...

Boys’ basketball defeats Milpitas 66-56

Boys’ basketball defeats Milpitas 66-56

Zoe Bhargava and Maddie Kinnaman
January 11
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

On Friday night the boys’ basketball team dominated the Milpitas Trojans in the Vikings second league game of the season. The first quarter started off fast for the Vikings with Clark Schmutz (‘14) scoring a deep three pointer in transition off of a Milpitas turnover. Milpitas countered scoring...

Boys’ Basketball Senior Night 2012-2013

Annie Susco, Video Editor
February 22
Filed under Videos

The Palo Alto High School boys' basketball team celebrated their senior players on February 8th before their match up against Los Gatos High School. Viking congratulates all the seniors! Filmed and Edited by Annie Susco

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...

Palo Alto boy’s basketball vs. Homestead (2/1/13)

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer
February 2
Filed under Videos

Here are the highlights from Palo Alto's game against Homestead on Friday. Check out the dominating performance by the Vikings as they add another win to their record.

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...

Keller Chryst (’14) with a Block

Annie Susco, Video Editor
January 20
Filed under Videos

Palo Alto High School's star quarterback Keller Chryst ('14) also turns out to be a star basketball defender. In a game against Los Gatos High School, Chryst makes an amazing block to prevent the wildcats from scoring. The Paly Vikings went on to win the game 57-32.

Sunday Mornings with Jeremy

Michael Strong
April 20
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Winter Sports

Some might remember Jeremy Lin as the kid who led the Palo Alto varsity boys’ basketball team to a state title back in 2006. Or maybe they remember him as the man who scored an impressive 30 points against the 13th ranked UConn Huskies in 2009, slamming home two massive dunks on Harvard’s way to a...

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