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Hansen’s Heroes

Hansen’s Heroes

Jonny Glazier and Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writers

November 16, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Features, Football, Top Stories

Finding yourself on the wrong side of 1100 pounds of stampeding man-child may be your worst nightmare. For scout team football players at Palo Alto High School, this nightmare defines their daily life at practice. Bloodied, battered or bruised, these weekday warriors consistently show up to practice,...

Turnover on Downs

Turnover on Downs

Kevin Kannappan, Business Manager

October 11, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Football

Three horns pulse.  A cardinal flag tails an adrenaline-pumped college kid as he blazes around an oval.  The crowd roars and claps as a fight song plays and trees and dolls come alive.  A loud “thud” reverberates.  The three horns pulse again. In what seemed like a simple touchdown to a spectator...

My First Last Word

Brennan Miller, Columnist

October 11, 2011


Filed under Columns, Football, Last Word

I’ve had 49ers season tickets my entire life. From the age of five on, I have spent countless fall Sunday afternoons sitting on a hard orange seat behind Big Mike. Big Mike and his son are at every game. Always. Rain or shine, they show up at Candlestick Park—woops, Monster Park—and turn into...

In the Name of…Puns!

In the Name of…Puns!

Shannon Scheel, Columnist

October 9, 2011


Filed under Columns, Football, Shannon Says

This past weekend, I attended my six-year-old sister Kellyn’s soccer game and was instantly transported back to my childhood. There were the small goals, no goalies (no wonder I actually thought I was skilled back then), the oranges at halftime, the post-game carb and trans fat loaded snacks, and of...

Column: Is it drafty in here?

Column: Is it drafty in here?

Shannon Scheel, Columnist

September 18, 2011


Filed under Columns, Football, Shannon Says

 It’s 8:30 on a Thursday night and my palms are sweating. I feel hot around the collar, restless, and unable to focus. My IAC homework sits there, blank on my desk, taunting my nerves at an almost unbearable level. Yes, math is my nemesis, but believe it or not, it was not the reason for my s...

I Love My Man(ning)

I Love My Man(ning)

Shannon Scheel

September 11, 2011


Filed under Columns, Football, Shannon Says

Week one of the National Football League’s regular season games brings tears of joy to my eyes. Every Sunday, like clockwork, I rise promptly from my slumber at 8:30 a.m. to observe with eager eyes one of the greatest televised inventions for the sports fanatic: Sunday NFL countdown. (It starts at...

Meet Matt Tolbert: the man behind the goatee

Charlotte Biffar, Staff Writer

September 8, 2011


Filed under Football

Matt Tolbert (‘13), a new transfer student from Michigan and football player at Palo Alto High School.  He is a starting safety and backup running back for the Vikes.  Tolbert was kind enough sit down with The Viking to share his impressions of Paly. What was your first impression of Palo Alt...

Column: Football gears up for the 2011-2012 season

Column: Football gears up for the 2011-2012 season

Mira Ahmad, Multiplatform News Editor

August 28, 2011


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

At the end of the 2010-2011 Palo Alto Varsity High School football team's season head coach Earl Hansen said "It's a history-making record for Paly and it will always be there...people can only tie it." I will not pretend to be an expert on the game of football. I cheer when everyone else does, and...

TJ Braff: Male Upperclassman of the Year

TJ Braff: Male Upperclassman of the Year

Skylar Dorosin, Staff Writer

June 9, 2011


Filed under Baseball, Basketball - Boys, Fall Sports, Featured Athlete, Football, Profiles, Spring Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Ask anyone that experienced the Paly-Centennial state final game and they will credit TJ Braff for being a key contributor to the Viking’s 15-13 victory over the Huskies. Ask Braff and he will credit all of his teammates and never once mention his own accolades. An integral part of the varsity football...

The Alok Subbarao Award

The Alok Subbarao Award

June 6, 2011


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Athlete, Football, Profiles

Each year, the Viking Magazine chooses one athlete to receive the Alok Subbarao award.  The recipient must demonstrate the spirit of Alok, who showed impeccable character and attitude on and off the playing field.  This year, the winner of the Alok award is Alistair Thompson (’11).  An athlete does...

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