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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...

Vikings overpowered by Monarchs 55-14 in home opener

Vikings overpowered by Monarchs 55-14 in home opener

Rowan McEvoy, Editor-In-Chief

September 19, 2014


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

Despite a strong effort, the Palo Alto High School Vikings were soundly defeated by the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs to the tune of 55-14 Friday night under the lights at Paly. Paly's two scores came on touchdown runs of 11 and 22 yards by Jayshawn Puckett ('15), one of the team's few starting seniors....

2014 Football Preview: New coach confident in young team’s talent

2014 Football Preview: New coach confident in young team’s talent

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

September 1, 2014


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

After a rough loss to the Saint Francis Lancers in the second round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs last year, the Palo Alto High School football team remains confident as it looks to win a league title despite the team’s youth and lack of depth. “We are excited, I’m excited. I’m...

A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal

Willy Yang, Guest Writer

March 13, 2014


Filed under College Sports, Columns, Football, Top Stories

Literature of Comedy student and guest writer Willy Yang ('14) writes a satirical piece based off the college football fan base: Across the country there are all sorts of crazy college sports fans. From USC’s cries for victory to Florida State’s tomahawk chop to Michigan State’s “Go Green, Go ...

NFL hopeful Adams (’14) stands out at Scouting Combine

NFL hopeful Adams (’14) stands out at Scouting Combine

Josh Stern, Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2014


Filed under College Sports, Featured Athlete, Football, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Member of the 2010-11 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) state championship winning Paly football team and past Fresno State All-American wide receiver, Davante Adams (’14) made his mark earlier today at the National Football League (NFL) Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis,...

Paly graduate, Fresno State’s Adams (’11) enters NFL Draft

Paly graduate, Fresno State’s Adams (’11) enters NFL Draft

Josh Stern, Editor-in-chief

December 27, 2013


Filed under College Sports, Featured Athlete, Football, Top Stories

On December 26th 2013, after ending his season with 1718 yards on 131 catches along with 27 touchdowns, Paly graduate and current Fresno State Bulldog Davante Adams (’11) finally announced his eligibility for the 2014 National Football League (NFL) Draft. Adams, requested information from the N...

Brief: Coach Earl Hansen to retire at the end of the school year

Brief: Coach Earl Hansen to retire at the end of the school year

December 2, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Coach Earl Hansen, Palo Alto High School's Athletic Director and varsity head football coach for the past 26 years, has announced his intentions to retire after the current school year. Hansen told the varsity football team after the season ended in a 45-21 loss against the Saint Francis Lancers in the C...

Vikings fall to Lancers 45-21 in season ending loss

Vikings fall to Lancers 45-21 in season ending loss

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

November 30, 2013


Filed under Football, Top Stories

Despite a strong effort, the Vikings lost 45-21 to the Saint Francis Lancers Friday night. In a true tale of two halves, the Vikings kept the game close in the first and second quarters, but could not hold on for the rest of the ride. A few bright spots included Keller Chryst (’14) and Eli Givens...

Football defeats Leland 54-24 in first round of CCS

Football defeats Leland 54-24 in first round of CCS

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

November 24, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Looking to rebound from the regular season with a record 0f four out of nine wins, the Palo Alto Vikings’ football team solidly defeated the Leland Chargers 54-24 in the first round of the CCS playoffs Saturday night. Keesean Johnson (’14) and Malcolm Davis (’14) scored four touchdowns a piece,...

Football: Vikings fall to Los Gatos on senior night

Football: Vikings fall to Los Gatos on senior night

Hayley Poore and Anna Dukovic

November 9, 2013


Filed under Football, Top Stories

The 16 Paly seniors played their last game on the “Hod Ray” field tonight but fell short against the Wildcats 35-21. The Vikings came out to an early lead in the start of the game, scoring a touchdown on the first drive of the game.  Marcus Brown (‘14) caught a 55 yard pass from Keller Chryst ...

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