The Viking Magazine

High School Powerhouses

High School Powerhouses

Sofia Bliss-Carrascosa, James Fetter, Vijay Homan, and Tina Lagerblad

November 12, 2019

On a September night in 2004 before the watchful eyes of 25,000 fans, a football game was underway between elite high schools De La Salle and Bellevue High. For the fair-weather fan, this game was like any other matchup. But for the hard-core fan, the game had the potential to rewrite history. The...

Psyched for Spike

Psyched for Spike

Ryan Bara, Hana Erickson, and Victoria Soulodre

November 12, 2019

What started as an eclectic version of backyard volleyball has now become not only a wildly popular name-brand game, but also a staple everywhere from ESPN’s homepage to NFL practices. But the neon yellow net and ball duo that’s instantly recognizable today hadn’t always been so popular. It was t...

Students of The Game

Students of The Game

Jenna Hickey, Adar Schwarzbach, and Luke Thieman

November 12, 2019

On Tuesday afternoons during the fall sports season, the Paly football field, normally the site of an intense football practice with focused coaches, sweating players, high-level competition, and hard work, is empty. No footballs fly through the air to streaking receivers. No lineman practice blocking fo...

Vikings make 36-7 win look easy on Homecoming night

Vikings make 36-7 win look easy on Homecoming night

Ya'el Sarig, Editor in Chief

November 2, 2019

With around nine minutes remaining in the first quarter, Junacio Henley (‘20) scored a 62 yard touchdown off a punt return. The game didn’t get much closer than that for the remaining 39 minutes, as the Vikings routed Mountain View 36-7 on Homecoming night. The touchdown, which was quickly followed by...

Paly Boys Water Polo beats Los Gatos in SCVAL Playoffs

Paly Boys Water Polo beats Los Gatos in SCVAL Playoffs

James Fetter and Sophie Kadifa

October 30, 2019

The Paly boys water polo team beat league rival Los Gatos with a score of 10-8 in the first game of the 2019 SCVAL playoffs thanks to a strong defensive performance. The game was close throughout, with the score differential being never more than 2 goals at the end of each quarter. The key for Paly w...

Girls volleyball dominates Gunn on senior night

Girls volleyball dominates Gunn on senior night

Summer Daniel and Tina Lagerblad

October 26, 2019

Girls volleyball defeated cross-town rival Gunn High School in an emotional 3-0 win on the Viking’s senior night. Friends and families of seniors Amelia Gibbs, Rebekah Limb, Grace Thayer, and Ashley Xu filled the gym in anticipation for the girls’ last home game of the season, and the Vikings d...

Paly Boys Water Polo Team Defeats Los Gatos on Senior Night

Paly Boys Water Polo Team Defeats Los Gatos on Senior Night

Sophie Kadifa and Hana Erickson

October 23, 2019

The bleachers were silent, waiting for Ryan Stanley (‘20) to shoot a penalty shot with three minutes left in the 4th quarter of his own senior night water polo game. Teammates, spectators, and coaches all held their breath as the referee signaled for Stanley to shoot. Stanley’s shot hit the top cr...

Girls Volleyball Sweeps Los Gatos

Sofia Bliss-Carrascosa and Ella Jones

October 17, 2019

There’s nothing like a clean sweep against a rival team to get fans hyped up. Paly students and parents turned out to watch the Girls Varsity Volleyball team annihilate their biggest rivals, the Los Gatos Cats, on Tuesday night, October 15th. The high-energy crowd passed on their energy to the team as ...

Boys Water Polo falls to Gunn in a 11 to 5 loss

Liam Nagesh and Vijay Homan

October 17, 2019

The Paly Boys Water Polo played a heated game against their cross-town rivals, the Gunn Titans, and lost by a score of 11 to 5 due to sloppy play and questionable calls. Coming off of an emotional shoot-out win against Mountain View, the team came out flat, 4 to 3 hole at the end of the first quarter,...

Girls Field Hockey defeats Monta Vista 2-0

Girls Field Hockey defeats Monta Vista 2-0

Matt Marzano and Jack Elarde

October 15, 2019

The Vikings faced off against the Monta Vista Matadors today in what you could call a defensive and well fought battle. The Vikings were able to hold off the Matadors and win with a score of 2-0. The game got off to a slow start, as there was only one shot on target for both teams combined in the fi...

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