Team Captain Marie Davis’ Final Dance

Team Captain Marie Davis’ Final Dance

Ellie Jeffries, Editor-in-Chief

May 24, 2018

Filed under Profiles, Top Stories

As her Palo Alto dance career came to an end, Senior Marie Davis made sure to go out with a bang at the 2018 spring dance showcase. Davis, the team captain, has been on the dance team all four years of her high school career and won best dancer for this year's senior polls. This photo was taken by...

Q & A with Jack Devine

Bryan Look and Quinn Knoblock

November 2, 2016

Filed under Features, Football, Lacrosse - Boys, Profiles

VIKING MAGAZINE: What is playing sports like at a private school compared to a public school? JACK DEVINE:  I haven’t witnessed it firsthand, but from what I’ve heard, I think it’s a bit more of a commitment if you’re playing a private school sport. VM: How so? JD: With Bellarmine Football,...

Olympic Swimmer Maya Dirado

Olympic Swimmer Maya Dirado

Samantha Guillet and Mara Zenger

October 3, 2016

Filed under Features, Profiles

Two golds, one silver and one bronze are the medals that USA Olympic swimmer Maya Dirado took home from Rio this year. Her first name is actually Madeline, however, her older sister who couldn’t say Madeline started calling her Maya and it has stuck ever since. Dirado started her swimming career...

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

May 29, 2015

Filed under Basketball - Girls, Featured Athlete, Paly Athletic Awards, Softball, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

  Sophie Frick (‘18) stepped foot on the Palo Alto High School campus with a pre-determined expectation to be a talented athlete. With two older siblings, Andrew Frick (‘14) who played football, lacrosse and wrestling then went on to play football in college, and Madeline Frick (‘17) who...

Redefining brotherhood

Redefining brotherhood

Anna Dukovic and Megan Valencia

February 11, 2015

Filed under Features, Profiles, Top Stories

At Paly, some athletes have older siblings on their sports teams who they can look to for guidance and inspiration. These teammates share a last name and a bond that is unique from the relationships between other members of the team. Although wrestlers James Giaccia (‘15) and Seth Goyal (‘17) are...

Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

February 8, 2015

Filed under Basketball - Boys, Featured Athlete, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Boys’ basketball protected their own court in their senior night game against cross town rival Gunn High School with a 17 point win 71-54. The graduating seniors, Corey Bicknell (‘15), Alex Dees (‘15), Kevin Mullin (‘15) and Jonny Rojahn (‘15) stepped up despite the contest not being a league...

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...

Athlete of the Year: Michelle Xie

Athlete of the Year: Michelle Xie

Anna Dukovic, Features Editor

May 28, 2014

Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Athlete, Features, Paly Athletic Awards, Top Stories

Unlike professionals in many sports, such as gymnastics, athletes usually peak in their twenties; however, the average age of professional golfers is early to mid-thirties and these athletes can continue to play the sport into their retirement. “Golf is a sport you can play until you are old,” ...

Last Call

Last Call

Alex Murray and Josh Stern

April 16, 2014

Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Features, Profiles, Top Stories

Started in 2000, the Literature of Sport English elective offered to juniors and seniors of Palo Alto High School has grown increasingly popular over the last decade. Through it’s fourteen years of existence, the class has always started the same way. Each student signs up to read the columns of the...