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Battle of the Keepers

Battle of the Keepers

Jenna Hickey

January 23, 2020

The stars of the match-up between Paly’s girls varsity soccer team (3-2-7) and Mountain View (5-4-3), were not the forwards but the goalies. With both goalies saving a combined 8 goals, the score remained 0-0 at the end of the game.  Mountain View came out strong making two shots immediately in the first two minutes. Pal...

Ryan Purpur and Matt Marzano lead a balanced Viking attack as the Vikes beat Milpitas, 58-47

Ryan Purpur and Matt Marzano lead a balanced Viking attack as the Vikes beat Milpitas, 58-47

Luke Thieman, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

The Palo Alto Vikings men’s varsity basketball team defeated the Milpitas Trojans by a score of 59-47 on Wednesday night. Despite missing key players due to injury and illness, the Vikings were able to pull out the win behind stellar performances from Matt Marzano (20’) and Ryan Purpur (20’) as well...

Paly Wrestling defeats Lynbrook, 54-35

Liam Nagesh, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Paly Co-ed wrestling blew out Lynbrook in their league play by a score of 54 to 35 at home Tuesday night. Adar Schwarzbach (‘21) led the way for Paly, pinning his opponent, keeping up his streak of a pin in every match this year. Although the Vikings won by a large margin in their second match,...

Girls Basketball squeezes out 35-33 win over Saratoga

Girls Basketball squeezes out 35-33 win over Saratoga

Summer Daniel

January 17, 2020

Girls basketball beat Saratoga 35-33 in a tightly contested match on Tuesday, Jan 14.  The match began in Paly’s favor, as the Vikings immediately snagged the lead, ending the first quarter with eight points, trumping Saratoga’s two.  However, the game continued to swing both ways, with Sar...

Girls Varsity Soccer Defeats Saratoga 3-0

Girls Varsity Soccer Defeats Saratoga 3-0

Vijay Homan, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

The Paly Varsity Girls Soccer team defeated Saratoga on Wednesday by a score of 3-0, thanks to the heroics of star sophomore Mariana Kessinger. The game started off with a bang, as Kessinger scored in the first few minutes to give her team an immediate lead. Throughout the first half, the ball was most...

Go Big or Go Home

Go Big or Go Home

January 9, 2020

Betting can give someone a huge rush of adrenaline, especially when there is a lot on the line. These individuals pushed their wagers to the extreme for the ultimate win-or-go-home scenario. Go Big: Accumulator Record An accumulator is a bet that involves four or more different selections for one wager t...

To the Extreme

To the Extreme

Hayden Jung-Goldberg, Annika Shah, and Luke Thieman

January 9, 2020

On October 12, 2014, Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space. “Sometimes, you have to be up really high, to understand how small you are,” he said with heavy breath as he looked over the vast Earth . He was at the edge of the Earth’s stratosphere, so high that he could see the dis...

Viking’s NFL Honors

Viking’s NFL Honors

Lincoln Bloom, Jackson Bundy, and Jack Elarde

January 9, 2020

Most Hated: Miles Garrett Myles Garrett might have done one of the most egregious acts in recent NFL history. At the end of the Brown and Steelers game, Myles Garrett ripped off the helmet of Steelers quarterback, Mason Rudolf, and proceeded to slam it down into his head. Not many people have take...

Rising From the Ashes

Rising From the Ashes

James Fetter, Hana Erickson, Tyler Stoen, and Jenna Hickey

January 9, 2020

The stadium stood like an oasis amidst a desert of ash and fiery remains. Residents of Paradise began coming in and filling the seats to witness their high school football team link arms and walk to midfield. As the pre-game show began, waves of emotions and memories of the past year flooded back. On Aug...

Pain Killers

Pain Killers

Vijay Homan, Sophie Kadifa, Ya'el Sarig, and Will DeAndre

January 9, 2020

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