The Viking Magazine

Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect

Jackson Bundy, Matthew Marzano, and Will DeAndre

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 starts, cornerback Charles Woodson blitzes off the edge, hitting Brady as he tucks the ball in from...

Photo of the Week

The Boys Varsity Basketball Team poses with their CCS Division 1 Championship trophey

David Hickey, Photo Editor

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 week with Nor-Cal Playoffs.

Boys Basketball Dominates Gunn on Senior Night

Paly seniors pose during the senior night celebration

Nathan Ellisen, Head Columnist

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 halftime differential to only 8. Yet, the Vikings took over in the second half before bringing in al...

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.

Ya'el Sarig, Staff writer

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 first quarter (and largely the first half) were unremarkable in terms of scoring; despite flashes...

Boys Basketball Beats Rival Los Gatos

David Hickey

Gerzain Gutierrez, Staff Writer

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 that win to get our flow going again,” Matthew Marzano (‘20) said. Paly came out strong as Mar...

Matthew Marzano’s Journey to Leadership

Matthew Marzano's Journey to Leadership

Will DeAndre and Conner Lusk

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 is the first season that Marzano will see prominent minutes and hold a leadership position on the te...

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 use his time effectively and efficiently so that he can maintain a high performance level with h...

Interview with Peter Diepenbrock

Interview with Peter Diepenbrock

Will Strauch and Bryan Look

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

Max Jung-Goldberg, News Editor

March 14, 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 who beat them back in December of 2017. Max Dorward (‘18) lead the way with 22 points and Bryant Je...

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

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

Bryan Look, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 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 game felt eerily similar. Coming off some impressive victories, Paly headed into the top-seeded ...

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