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Football takes down Patterson 25-12 in the season opener

Football takes down Patterson 25-12 in the season opener

Dillon Scheel, Staff Writer
August 27
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Palo Alto holds strong after a shutout first half at home to beat Patterson 25-12 on Friday, August 26. “It feels good. I’m proud of the way we played,” said Jordan Schilling (‘17) of his first start at the quarterback position. The Vikings started with a run heavy offense, relying hea...

Football season preview

Football season preview

Dillon Scheel, Staff Writer
August 26
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories

After an offseason full of preparation, the Palo Alto Vikings Football team is set to kick off their season at home this Friday night, August 26 against Patterson High School. This will be the Viking’s first regular season action under new head coach Danny Sullivan, who noted that Patterson is a tou...

Paly defeats Homestead at home on senior night, 45-7

Paly defeats Homestead at home on senior night, 45-7

Skylar Burris, Staff Writer
October 31
Filed under Top Stories

On Paly’s senior night yesterday the Vikings take a victory from the Homestead Mustangs 45-7. The Vikings started out strong with the first kickoff return by Eli Givens (‘16) of the game leading to a touchdown. Within the first 20 seconds of the game, Paly was already leading 7-0.    ...

Vikings fall to Los Gatos 42-20 in Homecoming Game

Vikings fall to Los Gatos 42-20 in Homecoming Game

Lauren Koyama
October 25
Filed under Football, Top Stories

After a slow start, the Palo Alto Vikings fall to the Los Gatos Wildcats during the Homecoming game this Friday 42-20. The Vikings suffered a rough start after the Wildcats scored just 21 seconds into the first quarter, gaining the lead 7-0. After the Vikings returned the ball, Paul Jackson III (‘18)...

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Maddy Atwater and Lauren Koyama
October 20
Filed under Football

Seven years ago, D.J. Shelton (‘08) was the only male on the Palo Alto High School cheer squad. Seven years ago, Shelton was the victim of daily verbal abuse, from being called a quitter because he no longer played football to being labeled as a homosexual or a pervert. However, seven years ago, Shelton...

The Vikings fell short of the San Benito Haybalers 49-34

The Vikings fell short of the San Benito Haybalers 49-34

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor
September 12
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories

Taking the field after a hyped-up home opener, the Vikings battled against the San benito Haybalers, but were eventually defeated 49-34. After a depressing 33-0 loss in last years matchup, the team showed solid improvement and exceptional energy in tonight’s game. Just under ten minutes into the...

2015 Football Preview: A New Physical Presence

2015 Football Preview: A New Physical Presence

Ryan Chang, Staff Writer
September 8
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

After a losing year with a record of 3 and 7, the Palo Alto Vikings are very hopeful for this upcoming football season. “Our goal for this year is to have a better year than last year,” Troy Henderson (‘17) said. The Vikings are coming into this season with a different mentality than last...

Football benefiting from new school wide athletic conditioning class

Football benefiting from new school wide athletic conditioning class

Steven Marinkovich, Staff Writer
September 7
Filed under Top Stories

Starting this school year, a new sixth period class has been made available by head football coach Jake Halas.  The main basis of the class is athletic conditioning, offering three class meetings per week to lift weights and even do some running As of right now, the class is heavily dominated by...

What’s Up With Powder Puff?

What’s Up With Powder Puff?

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor
April 25
Filed under Columns, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Spring Sports, Top Stories

There are a few things Palo Alto Senior High School students look forward to throughout the year: spirit week, winter break, prom, powder puff and graduation. For the student body of the 2014-2015 school year, there is now one less event to look forward to. Yes, that’s right Paly, say goodbye to Powder...

Where He Is Now

Where He Is Now

Maddy Atwater and Isaac Kasevich
November 12
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...

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