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Tumbling Into Tolerance

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Maddy Atwater and Lauren Koyama

October 20, 2015


Filed under Football

Seven years ago, D.J. Shelton (‘08) was the only male on the Palo Alto High School cheer squad. Seven years ago, Shelton was the victim of daily verbal abuse, from being called a quitter because he no longer played football to being labeled as a homosexual or a pervert. However, seven years ago, Shelton...

Vikings fall to Oak Grove 46-7

Vikings fall to Oak Grove 46-7

Ryan Chang, Staff Writer

September 26, 2015


Filed under Football, Top Stories

  The Palo Alto Vikings were brutally beaten at home by the Oak Groves Eagles with a final score of 46-7. “We gave it our all. They were prepared and they really gave it to us. But we just got to come out next week and play our game” defensive back Ty Wilcox (‘17)  said. The Vikings...

2015 Football Preview: A New Physical Presence

2015 Football Preview: A New Physical Presence

Ryan Chang, Staff Writer

September 8, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

After a losing year with a record of 3 and 7, the Palo Alto Vikings are very hopeful for this upcoming football season. “Our goal for this year is to have a better year than last year,” Troy Henderson (‘17) said. The Vikings are coming into this season with a different mentality than last...

Vikings beat Sequoia in football season opener 54-28

Skylar Burris and Lauren Koyama, Staff Writers

September 5, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

  The Palo Alto Vikings defeat the Sequoia Cherokees 54-28 at home in their season opener on Friday night. “54 points is a great feeling,” Justin Hull (‘16) said. “We didn’t score that much last year so it’s great. It’s a great feeling.” The Viking started the game stro...

Where He Is Now

Where He Is Now

Maddy Atwater and Isaac Kasevich

November 12, 2014


Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Football, Profiles, Top Stories

For top-flight athletes, one false step can bring injury. Some athletes are sidelined for minutes, some for games and some even miss whole seasons. But, there are a few cases through all levels of sport where an injury or health issue can end a promising career prematurely.  In just a few brief but...

The Viking’s fall to the Milpitas Trojans 47-7 on Senior Night

The Viking’s fall to the Milpitas Trojans 47-7 on Senior Night

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

November 9, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Football

Playing with all odds against them, the Palo Alto Vikings received a brutal beating on Senior Night this Friday to the reigning Central Coast Section (CCS) Division one Champions, the Milpitas Trojans, with a final score of 47-7. The Viking’s single touchdown was caught by Riley Schoeben (‘16)...

The Vikings fall 20-19 in a nail-biter against the Wilcox Chargers

The Vikings fall 20-19 in a nail-biter against the Wilcox Chargers

Daniel Douty, Staff Writer

October 4, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Football, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings lost 20-19 to the Wilcox Chargers at Paly on Friday night after mounting a fourth quarter comeback, only to fall short on a potential game winning two-point conversion. Paly was led by very strong performances from star players such as running back Jayshawn Puckett (‘15) and...

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...

No such thing as a free ticket

Megan Valencia and Kylie Callan

October 3, 2014


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Features, Football, Volleyball, Wrestling

After parking their cars in the packed Churchill parking lot, Palo Alto parents, students and community members walk towards the stadium gates. The lights shine brightly on Hod Ray field as Paly players and fans anticipate the start of the Friday night football game. Some Paly spectators can simply show...

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