The Viking Magazine

Pre-Teen Prodigies

Pre-Teen Prodigies

Sophie Kadifa, Adar Schwarzbach, and Hayden Jung-Goldberg

September 30, 2019

Olympians are usually thought of as experienced older athletes, but there is a storm of young athletes that are breaking boundaries and winning world titles. These young athletes are giving up the joys of growing up to focus on training for their ultimate goal of success. Recent examples of these remarkable indi...

Dream Team to Meme Team

Dream Team to Meme Team

Alana Abeyta, Jack Elarde, and Hana Erickson

September 30, 2019

Dream Team (1992) On August 8th, 1992, the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team was in Barcelona, Spain fighting for gold against Croatia in the last game of the 1992 Olympics. The U.S. took the win by a score of 117-85, and left the arena with a shiny gold medal. This legendary team, labeled the ...

Boys Waterpolo Narrowly Loses to Mountain View 13-14

Boys Waterpolo Narrowly Loses to Mountain View 13-14

Ella Jones, Design Editor

September 24, 2019

  A time out is called with one minute on the clock. Paly’s up 13 to 12.  A tangible wave of anger surged through the crowd as the referee made another atrocious call.        “Two hands! He literally threw up two hands,” a member of the crowd shout...

Girls Varsity Volleyball Beats Homestead with Extraordinary Comeback

Girls Varsity Volleyball Beats Homestead with Extraordinary Comeback

Elif Turgut and Victoria Soulodre

September 20, 2019

The Paly girls varsity volleyball team took on Homestead at Paly on Thursday, September 19. The Vikings went into the game 2-0 in league, and were the favorites to win,  while Homestead lacked with a record of 0-2. Walking onto the court, their main focus in mind was to stay undefeated in league. ...

Girls Water Polo Defeats Homestead 11-7 in First League Game of the Season

Annika Shah and Sanaz Ebrahimi

September 16, 2019

The Vikings setting up their offense with Sophie Kadifa ('21) at the top. As the final buzzer went off and the team ended their huddle with a “Sko Vikes”, the Paly Girls Water Polo team celebrated the win of their first league game this Thursday, with a high scoring show out against Homestead...

Girls Volleyball Close Out Win in First SCVAL Matchup

Girls Volleyball Close Out Win in First SCVAL Matchup

Sofia Bliss-Carrascosa, Staff Writer

September 14, 2019

Three-time reigning SCVAL champions, the Girls Volleyball team walked onto the court today with the intention of proving their strength as a team. Their goal was clear, to bounce back from the loss they had suffered against St Francis earlier this week.   They did exactly this, surpassing Mountain V...

Boys Water Polo Defeats Homestead in League Openers

Boys Water Polo Defeats Homestead in League Openers

Sophie Kadifa and Hana Erickson

September 13, 2019

In their first league game of the season, the boys water polo team defeated Homestead High School 12-7. The game started off strong for the Vikings with an outside shot from Nick Hoffs (‘22) in the first 30 seconds of the game. Their momentum continued throughout the first quarter with strong bloc...

Football routs Overfelt 47-8

Football routs Overfelt 47-8

Justin Byer, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

After a season opening loss to Saint Ignatius, Paly was drilled in, ready for their home opener against Overfelt (San Jose, CA). The Vikings came out strong leading at the end of the first quarter 13-0. They kept the momentum going into the second quarter scoring 20 more points and only giving up 8 en...

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