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The Viking Tries: FootGolf

The Viking Tries: FootGolf

Maddy Atwater and Michael Pappas

February 11, 2015


Filed under Top Stories, Viking Tries

FORE! People are always looking for an innovative yet fun way to combine their favorite sports, so The Viking decided to try FootGolf. The sport is a mix of soccer and golf, and is played on a regular golf course with a green, a bunker and nine holes. The concept is just like golf: to kick the ball i...

The Great Debate: Pay for play

Zach Levitan and Gillian Chryst

December 12, 2014


Filed under College Sports, Columns, Great Debate

For the love of the game We have seen our fair share of Johnny Manziels, Jameis Winstons and AJ Macaroons thrust themselves into the fast-track spotlight of fame on Saturdays. Their excessive touchdown celebrations, incoherent trash talking and “money making” talents make quite the story. In addition,...

Viking Tries: Frisbee golf

Viking Tries: Frisbee golf

Hayley Poore, Features Editor

December 12, 2014


Filed under Viking Tries

After hearing about the success of Paly’s girls’ golf team, The Viking decided to explore a similar sport, but one that is a lot less common. I took fellow Viking member Megan Valencia with me and we decided to try frisbee golf, also known as disk golf. The concept is simple and very similar to gol...

The architect of a dynasty

The architect of a dynasty

Daniel Douty, Staff Writer

December 3, 2014


Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

The San Francisco Giants have officially left their mark in baseball history. They have brought home three of the past five world series trophies, something no National League team has done in nearly 70 years. How did the Giants franchise emerge to become the best team of this decade? How can they continue...

A changing game

A changing game

Zach Levitan, Social Commissioner

November 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Last Word, Top Stories

Every team has an identity. No matter what the sport is, all teams have a unique integrity that is usually based off of the characteristics of its players. The personality of a team changes over the years with the players and coaches. These changes are visible in almost every team in all sports. Take...

Fantasy Football Midseason Report

Fantasy Football Midseason Report

Isaac Kasevich, Staff Writer

November 1, 2014


Filed under Columns, Fantasy Football 101, Top Stories

Well, that was fast. It hasn’t taken long for the 2014 National Football League season to reach its midpoint, with 9 of 17 weeks in the books. While the playoff landscape of the NFL is still very much undefined, your fantasy football league’s should be slowly taking shape. In most standard, 10...

The changing game

The changing game

Garrett Reynolds, Columnist

October 3, 2014


Filed under Columns

Over the past 40 years, we have seen drastic changes in the style of play in the National Football League (NFL). For decades, hard nose football dominated the NFL. If a player went over the middle to catch a pass, he would pay the price. Teams didn’t use to throw the football 50 times a game, instead...

Excessive… Penalization?

Excessive… Penalization?

Isaac Kasevich, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014


Filed under Columns, Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

National Football League (NFL) players better watch what they do and say on the field this year, with the NFL enforcing much stricter penalties for excessive celebration and foul language. Starting this year, in addition to the already existing 15-yard penalties for taunting and unnecessary roughness,...

Think Pink?

Think Pink?

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014


Filed under Columns, Football, Volleyball

You take a deep breath to calm your nerves, block out the rally screams and take in the Friday night lights. You’re nervous. It’s the home opener and you can’t quite seem to get those butterflies out of your stomach. You look left and right at your teammates and see a field of green, white and...

Column: Why the Gunn-Paly Twitter War Was Actually Good for Our Schools

Column: Why the Gunn-Paly Twitter War Was Actually Good for Our Schools

Alex Murray, Editor-in-chief

September 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Football, Top Stories, Volleyball

Well, well, well, what do we have here? If you are not aware, the Palo Alto High School volleyball team lost to the Gunn High School volleyball team in 3 sets during last night’s game at Gunn. By all accounts, it was a hard fought game that ended in an amicable way between both teams and it was a deserved...

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