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Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect
February 20, 2020

Tuck Rule Everybody knows the Tuck Rule play: young Tom Brady trying to lead a drive down the field to tie the game against the Raiders in the divisional round of the 2002 playoffs. As soon as the play...

Photo of the Week

The Boys Varsity Basketball Team poses with their CCS Division 1 Championship trophey
February 23, 2019

The Paly Boys Varsity Basketball team poses with the CCS Division 1 Championship trophy after upsetting the number one ranked Piedmont Hills 42-33. The boys look to continue their season in the coming...

Boys Basketball Dominates Gunn on Senior Night

Paly seniors pose during the senior night celebration
February 12, 2019

The Paly boys basketball team defeated crosstown rival Gunn 62-39 on the Vikings senior night. The Vikings went off to an early lead against the Titans before Gunn made a slight comeback to bring the...

Conner Lusk the hometown hero as Vikings defeat Cupertino on last shot of game

Marvin Zou ('19) elevates past defenders to lay the ball in.
January 29, 2019

What started as a tame, low-scoring game quickly became a nail-biter as the Vikings narrowly beat Cupertino, 39-38, after Conner Lusk (‘20) scored the go-ahead jump shot to close out the game. The...

Boys Basketball Beats Rival Los Gatos

David Hickey
January 13, 2019

The Palo Alto Vikings boys basketball team were able to take down their rival, the Los Gatos Wildcats, at home by a score of 62-50. “It felt amazing to beat Gatos on our home floor. We really needed...

Matthew Marzano’s Journey to Leadership

Matthew Marzano's Journey to Leadership
December 17, 2018

It’s seven a.m. on a Tuesday morning. Just another day for the majority of kids at Palo Alto High School, but for Matthew Marzano this is a gameday. Although he is a second year varsity player, this...

Marvin Zou

Marvin Zou
December 16, 2018

A basketball in one hand a textbook in the other. Like many Paly athletes, senior Marvin Zou must find a balance between academics and athletics. Zou, currently a senior at Paly says he has to constantly...

Interview with Peter Diepenbrock

Interview with Peter Diepenbrock
May 22, 2018

Skip ahead to... 2:07 Falling in love with basketball 29:01 Jeremy Lin 47:12 Interaction with Spike Lee

Boys Basketball Defeats Menlo in NorCal Semifinal 54-47

Boys Basketball Defeats Menlo in NorCal Semifinal 54-47
March 13, 2018

Boys basketball defeated Menlo, 54-47, in a thrilling Northern California semifinal game on Tuesday night at the Peery Center. The game gave Palo Alto an opportunity for a rematch with the Knights...

Boys Basketball Does it Again, Upsets #1 Heritage 59-49

Boys Basketball Does it Again, Upsets #1 Heritage 59-49
March 10, 2018

In the quarterfinals of the CIF Division I NorCal Tournament, boys basketball upset top-seeded Heritage 59-49. After beating #1 seeded Dublin in the same tournament last year, the circumstances of this...

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