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Girls’ soccer defeats Los Altos 3-1

Girls' soccer defeats Los Altos 3-1

Meredith Kinnaman and Paige Anderson

January 29, 2015

The Paly girls' soccer team defeated the Los Altos Eagles 3-1 today at home. The first half started off strong for the Vikings as they started off with kick off then headed straight to their attacking end of the field. The Vikings had their first attempt at goal after Heidi Moser (‘16) took a...

Boys’ basketball suffers tough loss to Los Gatos Wildcats 64-59

Kevin Mullin (`15) drives towards the rim during the fourth quarter of Paly's loss to Los Gatos.

Daniel Douty, Staff Writer

January 27, 2015

Paly started out the game strong, pushing ahead to a 9-3 lead in the first few minutes of the game. Kevin Mullin (`15) came out of the gate strong, scoring the Vikings’ first five points and making a couple of steals early on. That trend would continue for the rest of the half and throughout the game....

Girls’ basketball triumphed over the Titans

Atwater drives to the hoop during the first quarter. The Vikings beat the Titans 45-34.

Anna Dukovic and Hayley Poore

January 7, 2015

The Lady Vikes beat the Gunn Titans 45-34 in its first league game of the season. The Vikings took the lead early in the game and by the end of the first quarter led 14-5. As the game continued, Paly was able to maintain the lead. Early on in the second quarter Julie Chandler (‘17) drove to the...

Finding the perfect balance

Finding the perfect balance

November 12, 2014

   There are a select few high school athletes who are awarded with partial or full scholarships to play sports in college. For these certain students, practicing day in and day out for the last four years has paid off. Sports scholarships open doors to schools that might have otherwise been out o...

Paly football crushes Santa Clara

Paly football crushes Santa Clara

Priscilla Bell and Hayley Poore

November 1, 2014

The Vikings dominated the Homecoming game on Friday night against the Santa Clara Bruins. The final score was 55-26. Coming into the game, the Vikings were concerned about the Bruins’ ability to move the ball. “They’re a high powered offense,” Justin Hull (‘16) said. “They throw the...

Dominant singles-play propels girls’ tennis to win against Wilcox

Isaac Kasevich, Staff Writer

October 16, 2014

 The Palo Alto High School girls’ tennis team defeated Wilcox 6-1 on Thursday, October 16th at Paly. The Lady Vikes (12-4, 9-0) continued their undefeated start to the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League season, riding strong singles-play from Kelsey Wang (‘16), Mazinh Truong (‘18), Emma Cockerell (...

Run for the Hill of it

Lucas Matison (`15) poses with two of his USA Junior Men's teammates.

Daniel Douty and Priscilla Bell

October 3, 2014

Looking up at the prodigious hill at the Dish, many Paly cross country runners dread the daunting slope they will be running up. Legs gradually grow heavier as the team pushes each other to run as hard as they can up the steep incline. However, one runner looks forward to the challenge that lies ahead:...

Brief: Girls’ lacrosse overcomes Saint Francis 10-9 in SCVAL semifinals

Megan Valencia, Business Manager

May 15, 2014

The Lady Vikes prevailed over the Saint Francis Lancers 10-9 in a suspenseful comeback that was decided in the last five minutes. The team's victory propels them into the SCVAL finals. “The win for the team was extremely well deserved,” Lauren Gargiulo (‘15) said. “We have been working so...

For the love of the game

Champ Pederson (‘06) poses with members of his basketball team. Pederson has participated in the Special Olympics of Northern California.

Anna Dukovic and Maddie Kinnaman

April 16, 2014

According to a report released in 2013 by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 20 percent of minors (ages 3-17) in America suffer from a mental disorder. Children who attend public school often participate in special education programs. Outside of the classroom, children with disabilities...

Viking Tries: Wheelchair Basketball

Viking Tries: Wheelchair Basketball

Alys Olmstead and Sheila Subramanian

April 16, 2014

Entering the gym as a swimmer, a soccer player and a runner made us Viking staff members an unlikely group of people to partake in a sport as tough as wheelchair basketball. However, as time went on we found ourselves having been exposed to a supportive community of independent teens and a intense ne...

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