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The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining

Alex Murray
October 4
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...

Driving for Success

Driving for Success

Maddie Kinnaman and Hayley Poore
October 4
Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Profiles, Top Stories

At first glance Michelle Xie (‘15) looks like any other Paly student. However, she has a special talent, Xie is one of the best golfers at Paly. She is currently ranked 126 out of the over 2000 girls ranked on the Junior Golf Scoreboard. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Xie is the first avid golfer ...

Alok Subbarao: Sean Harvey

Alok Subbarao: Sean Harvey

Austin Poore, Staff Writer
May 22
Filed under Baseball, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Features, Spring Sports, Top Stories

It’s a warm Tuesday evening on the baseball field at Palo Alto High School, and Sean Harvey is trying to organize a team dinner. The baseball team has just lost its first playoff game, a 4-3 loss to Saratoga, and Harvey is hoping a team event will get his squad back on track. “It’s a way ...

Female Upperclassman Athlete of the Year: Megan Tall

Female Upperclassman Athlete of the Year: Megan Tall

Tara Lawrence, Business Manager
May 22
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Features, Spring Sports, Top Stories

"I was that kid that played every sport," Megan Tall (‘14)  said, speaking of her childhood, “I played softball and basketball but... I’m more talented with my feet.” “Talented with her feet” is one way to put it. Tall has played varsity soccer and run track since sophomore year– two...

Female Underclassman of the Year: Jacey Pederson

Female Underclassman of the Year: Jacey Pederson

Michael Strong, Business Manager
May 22
Filed under Featured Athlete, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Features, Profiles, Soccer - Girls, Top Stories

Jacey Pederson (’16) walked onto the Palo Alto High School campus less than one year ago. However, if you are a soccer fan, or are simply a person who appreciates talent, then you most likely already know of her. With the school year coming to a close, the Viking Magazine has awarded Underclassmen Fe...

Coach of the Year 2013: Jamie Nesbitt

Coach of the Year 2013: Jamie Nesbitt

Sammy Solomon, News Editor
May 22
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Features, Lacrosse - Girls, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Just two years after the first varsity girls’ lacrosse team was fielded at Paly, the Lady Vikes triumphed over St. Francis to win the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) Championship, under the guidance of Jamie Nesbitt. Following that impressive season, Nesbitt was promoted from assistant...

What if?

What if?

Josh Stern, Staff Writer
April 26
Filed under Features, Top Stories

If you ask basketball phenom E.J. Floreal (Laurence Dunbar ‘13) what he misses about Palo Alto, he’ll tell you about the Paly-Gunn crosstown rivalry: green and white versus red and black. The two schools exist in close proximity and relish clashing in a competitive environment. This kind of high-intensity...

East vs. West

East vs. West

James Harrison
April 26
Filed under Features, Lacrosse - Boys, Top Stories

Winning three consecutive playoff games by one goal and going on to win the championship in any sport is a tough feat, regardless of level. Doing so in the first season of a team’s existence is even harder. Nevertheless, the Palo Alto boy’s lacrosse team did this just four years ago as Paly’s newest...

Life under the sand

Life under the sand

Paul Bienaimé
April 26
Filed under Features, Top Stories, Track & Field

Imagine playing baseball with no field or water polo with no pool. For the Paly track and field team’s jumpers, this inconvenience became a reality this year. When construction on the new bleachers around the football field hit a snag, Paly’s new jumping pits were not completed in time for the spring...

Hops on hops on hops

Hops on hops on hops

Charlotte Biffar and Sammy Solomon
April 26
Filed under Features, Profiles, Top Stories, Track & Field

At the start of the spring sports season, most members of the Palo Alto High School track team hit the ground running. However, the Paly jumpers, those track members who participate in the high jump, long jump, and triple jump, could be seen just walking. “So far we’ve barely started jumping thi...

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