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Vikings fall 42-39 to Wilcox Chargers

Vikings fall 42-39 to Wilcox Chargers

Maddie Kinnaman and Megan Valencia

October 12, 2013


Filed under Football, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings’ football team suffered a tough loss after coming up short against the Wilcox Chargers 42-39 on Friday, Oct. 11 in their second home game of the season. Despite the loss, coach Earl Hansen took some positives out of the game, including the skillful play by the newer members of the team. “I saw some of our young...

Chryst accepts invitation to Under Armour All-America Game

Chryst accepts invitation to Under Armour All-America Game

Paul Bienaimé, Multimedia Editor

October 10, 2013


Filed under Football, Top Stories

Quarterback Keller Chryst ('14) has been selected among 90 other seniors across the nation to play in the Under Armour All-America game this January. Under Armour representatives stepped into the Viking Stadium during the American Family Insurance Selection Tour to present Chryst with his selection. Along...

The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining

Alex Murray

October 4, 2013


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

Looking around the walls of the weight room, anyone would find things they would expect in a gym: posters detailing the perfect technique for doing shoulder presses, the names of some recent and not-so-recent students who have benched about 300 pounds, even mirrors for spotting the flaw in your bicep...

Vikings get blown out by Archbishop Mitty

Vikings get blown out by Archbishop Mitty

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

September 22, 2013


Filed under Football, Top Stories

Unlike the rain that subsided midway through Saturday afternoon, the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs did not let up, blowing out the Vikings 34-14 Saturday night at Foothill College. Compiling an 80-yard drive that culminated in a 21-yard Keesean Johnson ('14) touchdown to open the game, Paly's quick start...

Opening of Viking Stadium highlighted by Vikings 28-7 win over San Benito

Opening of Viking Stadium highlighted by Vikings 28-7 win over San Benito

Gillian Chryst and Katie Foug

September 14, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Kicking off its season in the newly constructed Viking Stadium, the Palo Alto High School football team defeated San Benito, 28-7. The grand opening was celebrated with ribbon cutting, carrying of the American flag, fireworks and a coin toss by 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.  The Vikings started the game...

Stadium renewal pleases athletes and coaches alike

Stadium renewal pleases athletes and coaches alike

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

September 5, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Work crews at Paly finished remodeling the football stadium this summer, completing the work that began near the start of last year, and was voted on back in 2008 as part of Palo Alto Unified School District's Strong Schools Bond. Much of the work on the bleachers and snack shack area, including new...

2013 Football preview: Young team to fill graduated gaps

2013 Football preview: Young team to fill graduated gaps

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer

September 5, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

After last year’s first round CCS playoff loss to the Serra Padres, the Paly football team looks to fill the gaps of its graduated seniors with both its returning players and new, younger additions to the team. In addition to new players, the Vikings will also be playing in a newly built stadium, whi...

Analyzing Manziel: Actions expressing priorities

Analyzing Manziel: Actions expressing priorities

Zach Rizk, Columnist

August 26, 2013


Filed under College Sports, Columns, Football, Top Stories

Johnny Manziel. Johnny 'Football'. Johnny Heisman. We’ve all heard the nicknames for last year's Heisman trophy winner. But when was the last time you heard someone acknowledge the young phenomenon simply as a college student? It’s hard to acknowledge Manziel as a college student; something that t...

Vikings’ 2013-2014 football schedule released

Vikings’ 2013-2014 football schedule released

August 26, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Date Day Opponent Location Time/Score 08/30/13  Friday  Woodside/Aragon  Terra Nova  6:00 PM  09/13/13  Friday  San Benito  Paly  7:00 PM  09/21/13  Saturday  Mitty  Foothill  7:00 PM  09/27/13  Friday  Palma  Salinas  7:30 PM  10/04/13  Friday  Fremont  Fremont  ...

Chryst picks Stanford over USC, Alabama

Chryst picks Stanford over USC, Alabama

Zach Rizk, Columnist

June 29, 2013


Filed under College Sports, Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Palo Alto high school’s standout quarterback Keller Chryst (‘14) decided to stay in his hometown, Palo Alto, after committing to the Stanford Cardinal, Thursday. Chryst picked Stanford over offers from Alabama, Arizona, USC and Pitt. "I just felt it was the best for me overall," Chryst said to...

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