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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...

Early bird gets the word

On February 5th, eight seniors signed the National Letter of Intent after commiting early to play their sport at various schools.

Bryn Carlson, Staff Writer

April 16, 2014

  Each year, aspiring Division I athletes clamor to earn a place on the teams of elite, big-name universities.  In turn, these universities seek out only the best athletes to fill their rosters in hopes of maintaining their prestigious reputations in athletics. In recent years, significant changes...

Brief: girls’ basketball falls 51-41 to North Salinas in CCS semifinals

Audrey DeBruine, Features editor

March 5, 2014

In the CCS girls' basketball  semifinals Wednesday night, the three-seed Palo Alto Vikings fell 51-41 to the two-seed North Salinas Vikings to end their season. Paly struck first in the game on a three-pointer by Lauren Koyama ('17), and another by lone upperclassman Hope Crockett ('14) quickly put...

Boys’ Basketball falls to Menlo-Atherton 51-43 in CCS

Kevin Mullen ('15) drains a 3 points shot from the corner during the 4th quarter. Mullen finished the game with 20 points.

Bryn Carlson, Staff Writer

March 2, 2014

On Saturday night, the boys’ basketball team battled against the Menlo-Atherton Bears in what will be it’s last game of the season during the CCS (Central Coast Section) quarter-finals at Piedmont Hills High School. Energy was high during the pre-game festivities as both Paly and Menlo-Atherton students’ ...

Viking tries: Insanity the fitness tape

Gillian Chryst ('15) prepares to do a push up in the Paly gym. She partook in a week of the

Gillian Chryst and Olivia Scola

February 12, 2014

Insane, whether you’re a varsity sport athlete or someone who has never considered themselves athletic, that is the only word that comes to mind after completing the workout.  Insanity is far from a typical workout, which is exactly why The Viking chose to try it for a week. Shaun Thompson, famously...

Wrestling falls short to Oceana with the final score of (39-33)

James Giacca ('15) goes in for a match against Oceana High. The Vikings dropped the meet 39-33.

January 29, 2014

The Paly wrestling team falls short to Oceana High School in a home meet on December 12th, resulting in a final score of 39-33. The Vikings started strong but could not keep their lead for very long. The meet only consisted of one pin from Paly, by Troy Henderson ('16). James Giacca ('15) and Eric...

Brief: Wrestling falls short in the Webber Lawson Varsity Tournament

Paige Bara, Staff Writer

December 15, 2013

In the Lawson Varsity tournament the Vikings were unable to come out on top, despite James Giacca (’15) win in his 126 lb. weight class. “I wish we preformed better as a whole,” Giacca said. “But at this point getting matches in is good practice.” The Vikes plan on training hard this...

Making the cut

Jeremy Dao (‘14) dives for a Frisbee™ at the Paly Ultimate Club practice on the soccer field. The Ultimate team has to fight for their field space, as the Paly varsity sports are favored for field reservation.

Paige Bara and Megan Valencia

November 1, 2013

Walking across the quad in the afternoons, students can make out figures on the soccer field throwing colorful, spinning disks back and forth. These individuals belong to the Paly Ultimate Frisbee Club. Although some members of the Paly Ultimate Frisbee Club appreciate the non-committal nature of...

Girls’ volleyball defeats St. Ignatius on senior night

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer

October 23, 2013

On Tuesday October 22nd, girls' volleyball defeated St. Ignatius on senior night in the big gym. Watch the Palo Alto High School volleyball seniors lead the Lady Vikes to a 3-1 win over the St. Ignatius Wildcats. Plus a tribute to the four seniors accompanied by their parents.

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