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Paly boys’ basketball beats Mountain View 51-48

Paly boys’ basketball beats Mountain View 51-48

Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writer

January 28, 2012


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team beat Mountain View 51-48, Fri.  night at Paly. The Vikings (5-1), broke Mountain View’s perfect in-league record, now (9-1). After falling to the Spartans 43-62 on Jan. 6, Paly was determined to comeback with a victory and that is exactly what they...

Boys’ basketball defeats Los Gatos, 69-53

Boys’ basketball defeats Los Gatos, 69-53

Kevin Dukovic, Staff Writer

January 21, 2012


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team defeated Los Gatos, 69-53, Friday night at Paly to improve the team’s record to 4-1 in league play and 14-2 overall.  Aubrey Dawkins (‘12) had a game high 23 points. The Wildcats capitalized on a slow start by the Vikes, scoring the first five...

Opinion: Paly Realist

Opinion: Paly Realist

Mira Ahmad and Sam Borsos, Managing Editors

January 12, 2012


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Note: The opinions expressed in this article are those of two managing editors of The Viking Magazine and are not necessarily shared by everyone at Paly or on the Viking staff. Last night, Palo Alto High School hosted a quad basketball night against cross-town rival Gunn High School.  A well-ear...

Boys’ basketball defeats Gunn 56-38

Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writer

January 12, 2012


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto High School boys' basketball team defeated Gunn High School at home Wednesday night 56-38. The win improved the team to an overall record of 12-2. The Vikings struck first as Aubrey Dawkins (‘13) scored a tip in, off a missed shot by Mathias Schmutz (‘13). Later in the first quarter...

Boys’ basketball defeats Homestead 46-20 to open league play

Boys’ basketball defeats Homestead 46-20 to open league play

Austin Poore and Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writers

January 5, 2012


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team defeated Homestead 46-20 with a strong effort Wednesday night at Paly. The win pushed the team’s record to 10-1 overall. Defense was the name of the game for the Vikings, who came out energetic and focused, holding the Mustangs to eight points or...

Underclassman of the Year: EJ Floreal

Peter Dennis, Columnist

June 9, 2011


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Featured Athlete, Profiles

With four minutes left in a league basketball game against Cupertino High School, Paly was down by six. After one play, the lead was cut to four. EJ Floreal (‘13) cut off a pass, streaked down the court and threw down a monstrous dunk. And with that, the game changed. The dunk invigorated the team,...

TJ Braff: Male Upperclassman of the Year

TJ Braff: Male Upperclassman of the Year

Skylar Dorosin, Staff Writer

June 9, 2011


Filed under Baseball, Basketball - Boys, Fall Sports, Featured Athlete, Football, Profiles, Spring Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Ask anyone that experienced the Paly-Centennial state final game and they will credit TJ Braff for being a key contributor to the Viking’s 15-13 victory over the Huskies. Ask Braff and he will credit all of his teammates and never once mention his own accolades. An integral part of the varsity football...

Magic Max and the Schmarzo Swish

Brennan Miller, Staff Writer

March 20, 2011


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Features

In this modern day and age when athletes are making tens of millions of dollars a year, it can seem that they are indeed playing for the money and that they are disingenuous when they tell us they are “playing for the love of the game.” Seven and eight figure salaries can cloud the passion that once...

Playing Dirty in Sports

Jack Smale

March 11, 2011


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Fall Sports, Features, Water Polo - Boys, Water Polo - Girls, Winter Sports

November 6, 2009 was arguably a day of one of the poorest displays of sportsmanship in sports history. In a womens' soccer match between New Mexico University and Brigham Young University (BYU), New Mexico defender Elizabeth Lambert shocked the world of collegiate sports. The game started as any o...

From Center Court to Sidelines

From Center Court to Sidelines

Jacob Lauing, Staff Writer

March 11, 2011


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Features, Winter Sports

One year ago Nate Bills ('12) stood tall at center court in Palo Alto High School's big gym, dressed in a full green and white uniform, post-warm-up sweat drops on his forehead, basketball at his side and ready to play, as he assumed the role of a captain and led the 2009-2010 frosh-soph basketball team...

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