The Viking Magazine

Paly softball pulls a close victory against Castilleja 5-4

Paly softball pulls a close victory against Castilleja 5-4

Skylar Burris, Staff Writer

April 3, 2016

The Vikings went into extra innings to beat the Castilleja Gators 5-4 on Wednesday, March 23. This game marks the second win of the season for Paly, with a record of 2-8. The game started out slow, with no runs scored in the first and second inning. However Castilleja came into the third inning stron...

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

May 29, 2015

  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...

Paly softball falls to Mountain View on senior night

Paly softball falls to Mountain View on senior night

Hayley Poore

May 8, 2015

The Vikings suffered a 10-2 loss to the Spartans on senior night on Friday afternoon. Paly recognized the team’s four seniors in a ceremony before the game started, which included Maddy Jones (‘15), Kabria Dame (‘15), Julianna Heron (‘15) and Autumn Macreno (‘15). The game started off close,...

Softball falls to Mills in 15-7 loss

Softball falls to Mills in 15-7 loss

Daniel Douty, Staff Writer

April 30, 2015

The Vikings could just not keep up with the scoring of the Mills Vikings (14-3) on Wednesday at Paly, bringing their record up to 14-7. Paly jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first inning on a base hit by catcher Maddie Martinson ('16), who was named the player of the game as she picked...

Paly varsity softball falls to Cupertino 4-1 in the seventh inning

Paly varsity softball falls to Cupertino 4-1 in the seventh inning

Reuben Kramer, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015

On Friday April 24th, at 4 o'clock p.m. the Paly softball team played Cupertino in a league game. The Vikings  lost 4-1 after allowing 3 points in the last inning of the game. The game was off to a slow start. A shut down defense for both teams was kept until the top of the fourth inning. There...

Paly Softball slides past Sacred Heart Cathedral and wins 3-2

Paly Softball slides past Sacred Heart Cathedral and wins 3-2

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer

March 24, 2015

Paly softball triumphed over Sacred Heart Cathedral today and won 3-2 after pulling ahead in the bottom of the 7th inning following being down the whole game. The Vikings began the game with senior Casey Glassford (‘15) pitching. The first batter was struckout in five pitches for the first out...

Paly softball crushes El Camino, 11-1

Paly softball crushes El Camino, 11-1

Reuben Kramer, Staff Writer

March 24, 2015

The Palo Alto Vikings softball team crushed the El Camino Colts on Monday afternoon, beating them by a score of 11 to 1.   The non-conference game started at 4 p.m. on home turf and Paly got off to a quick start. In the first inning, Paly began with a 2 run lead and shut out their opponents...

Softball hands Lincoln 10-0 shellacking in mercy-rule win

Softball hands Lincoln 10-0 shellacking in mercy-rule win

Daniel Douty, Staff Writer

March 13, 2015

The lady Vikes scored early and often in their drubbing of the Abraham Lincoln High School Mustangs on their way to an easy win. Their record improved to 5-3 after the win on Friday afternoon at Paly. Coach Bill Laskey stressed the importance of getting an early lead, saying, “The biggest thing...

Lady Vikes lose to Woodside, 1-12

Lady Vikes lose to Woodside, 1-12

Alex Murray, Editor-in-chief

March 10, 2015

The Palo Alto High School Vikings softball team took on the Woodside Wildcats on a cloudy Tuesday afternoon, but the Vikings were unable to win the game, losing to the Wildcats 1-12. Starting pitcher Casey Glassford ('15) struggled to find her rhythm early in the first inning, walking the first batter...

Softball crushes Silver Creek 13-1

Softball crushes Silver Creek 13-1

Priscilla Bell, Features Editor

March 9, 2015

In its fifth game of the season, softball lit up the field on Monday afternoon. Silver Creek came out strong with a lead-off double in the first inning. Natalie Snyder ('16) caught a ball in deep left field for a fly out, however second double to put Silver Head ahead 1-0. The Vikings wouldn't let...

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