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Meet Paly’s New Coaches

Meet Paly’s New Coaches

Alana Abeyta, Griffin Kemp, and Tina Lagerblad

October 4, 2018


Filed under 2018/19, Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Football, Top Stories, Volleyball, Water Polo - Boys

First day jitters, we all get them. Whether it’s on the first day of school or the first day of work, feeling anxious when going into a new environment is inevitable. This is exactly how it feels to be a new coach at Paly. “I remember when I started coaching, the kids were super motivated and ta...

Viking Football Remains Undefeated After Beating Milpitas

Viking Football Remains Undefeated After Beating Milpitas

Cole Sotnick, Multimedia Director

September 22, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

After an underwhelming performance last year, resulting in a 49-0 loss to Milpitas, the Vikings came out piping hot and were able to seal the game with a score of 41-13. The team advanced to 5-0, which is the most amount of wins they have had in a season since 2015. Prior to the game, Offensive Tack...

Vikings Defeat McClymonds

Vikings Defeat McClymonds

Will Deandre, Multi Media Editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under 2018/19, Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Last night the football team beat McClymonds High School by a score of 29-20. Although Paly had won their first two games and McClymonds was 1-1, the Vikings knew that this game would be no pushover. This belief was reinsured by how the game was started. On the opening kickoff the Warriors t...

Football 2018 Season Preview

Football 2018 Season Preview

Gerzain Gutierrez and Griffen Kemp

August 29, 2018


Filed under 2018/19, Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Coming off a 3-8 campaign last year, the 2018 Palo Alto football team is looking to rebound under a new regime with Nelson Gifford now at the helm. The Vikings were depleted by graduation this year, as eleven seniors left, including key contributors such as running back Paul Jackson III. Jackson finished...

Paly Football Wins Season Opener Against Saint Ignatious

Paly Football Wins Season Opener Against Saint Ignatious

Gerzain Gutierrez, Staff Writer

August 26, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings were able to take down the Saint Ignatius Wildcats in the season opener by a score of 21-14. “It feels amazing to win like this, the level of preparation that the guys took upon themselves to do was phenomenal. This is Palo Alto High School, a school of high achievers,” Coach Ne...

Eric Aboytes and Ryan Strathern

January 9, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Features, Football, Top Stories

As Jamir Shepard (‘20) comes down with his 2nd touchdown of the game against Milpitas High School, he knows even with his superior performance he will have to wait until he’s 15 to play varsity football.   Many student-athletes have to deal with the rules and regulations of the Central Coast S...

Football defeated Los Altos 44-6 on Senior Night to clinch a berth into the CCS playoffs

Football defeated Los Altos 44-6 on Senior Night to clinch a berth into the CCS playoffs

Bryan Look, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Behind a dominant rushing performance by the Vikings’ offense, Football beat Los Altos 44-6 to claim a spot in the CCS tournament.   From the start of the game, Paly’s offensive weapons took control of the game. Jnacio Henley (‘20) had multiple impressive kick returns, including the ope...

Vikings Suffer Tough Defeat Against Milpitas

Vikings Suffer Tough Defeat Against Milpitas

Will Strauch, Executive Senior Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings suffered a tough defeat at home against a talented Milpitas Trojans team, losing 49-0. The game got off to a rough start when Milpitas scored a touchdown off of a fumble with ten minutes to go in the first quarter. Milpitas never looked back and carried this momentum througho...

Vikings fall to Aragon 48-14

Vikings fall to Aragon 48-14

Zach Baumgarten, Staff Writer

September 17, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings were brutally defeated by the Aragon Dons on Friday night, with a final score of 47-14. Star running back Paul Jackson III(‘18), did not play, sitting out with a pulled hamstring. The Vikings got off to a rugged start, and starting quarterback Jackson Chryst(‘19) injured his right...

Vikings fall to Cougars 48-7

Vikings fall to Cougars 48-7

Zach Baumgarten, Staff Writer

September 2, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings fall to the Half Moon Bay cougars 48-7, in the season home opener. The Vikings put up their first points on the board with their only touchdown late in the second half. The Cougars offense consisted of many fullback carries along with a quarterback read option play that overwhelmed the Viking defense. “Against them their trying to dink and dun...

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