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Viking tries: Insanity the fitness tape

Viking tries: Insanity the fitness tape

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)

Wrestling falls short to Oceana with the final score of (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

Making the cut

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.

Brief: Girls’ tennis continues to dominate and defeats Milpitas 6-1

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer

October 9, 2013

The Paly Girls' tennis team (13-1, 4-1) added to their 12-1 record after defeating Milpitas handily, 6-1 on Monday, October 7th. Despite the team's recent loss to Monta Vista, the number one ranked team in league, it triumphed over Milpitas winning three singles matches and three doubles matches....

Davante Adams: The pride and the passion

Davante Adams: The pride and the passion

Gillin Chryst and Katie Foug

October 4, 2013

  Palo Alto High School graduate Davante Adams (‘11)  is no stranger to success. Adams, one of the top college receivers in the country, has had his share of hardships. This year Adams looks to prove just how talented he really is. Adams started playing football his junior year in high...

Boys’ lacrosse loses head coach

Boys’ lacrosse loses head coach

Clara Harrington and Olivia Scola

September 25, 2013

Craig Conover, head coach for the boys’ lacrosse team, announced that he will not be coming back this spring on Monday, Sept. 23. Conover started the boys' lacrosse program at Paly. He recently accepted a position at a startup company in San Francisco and no longer has time to commute to Palo Alto...

Lily: Started from the bottom

Chris Smith and Ami Drez

May 29, 2013

In an arena filled with hundreds of people at the U.S. Women’s National Junior Championship, Palo Alto High School student Lily Zhang (‘14) felt the pressure as her opponent was preparing to serve for match point. She recalls the sweat dripping down her face and her palms beginning to clam up. Holding...

Powder Puff 2013

Paul Bienaimé, Multimedia Editor

May 4, 2013

Paly's annual Powder Puff tournament resulted in a 1-0 Junior class win over the Freshmen in the championship round. The game remained scoreless until sudden death. Julia Saul ('14) ran the ball for an unresponded touchdown to win the 2013 Powder Puff Championship.

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