The Viking Magazine

Talk about the end of an era

Tom Brady

Josh Lai and Jackson Bundy

June 2, 2020

Dynasties often rise and fall, either due to players leaving, poor management, or newer, fresher teams on the come up. Such seems to be the case for the New England Patriots. With the departure of future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Tom Brady, it seems that the legendary duo of Brady and coach Bill Belichi...

Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect

Jackson Bundy, Matthew Marzano, and Will DeAndre

February 20, 2020

Tuck Rule Everybody knows the Tuck Rule play: young Tom Brady trying to lead a drive down the field to tie the game against the Raiders in the divisional round of the 2002 playoffs. As soon as the play starts, cornerback Charles Woodson blitzes off the edge, hitting Brady as he tucks the ball in from...

> Athlete: Giving Players a Chance to be More

> Athlete: Giving Players a Chance to be More

Ya'el Sarig, Annika Shah, and Ella Jones

February 20, 2020

“The arms will take you; the arms will set you free!” Treyjohn Butler says, cupping his hands around an imaginary football as young players individually sprint out at him. Ten feet in they make a sharp pivot, turn, and catch the ball over their right shoulder, if they’re speedy enough and they properly...

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

Junacio Henley runs the ball.

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

Sophomore Nick Hoffs prepares to shoot on the goal.

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,...

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