The Viking Magazine

What’s the Difference?

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor
November 20, 2010
Filed under Columns

I’ve had enough of this obsession with pastimes like football and baseball. Sure, they’re packed with eventful moments and impressive turning points, but they don’t have the creativity and depth that sport is supposed to embody. I don’t doubt that they’re challenging in their own ways. I know...

Volleyball advances to CCS finals after defeating Carlmont in four-game match

Sam Borsos and Paige Borsos, Staff Writer
November 18, 2010
Filed under Fall Sports, Volleyball

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team (36-1) advances to the Central Coast Section (CCS) championship after defeating Carlmont High School (21-14) in a close four-game match in the CCS semifinals at Watsonville High School tonight. "It was the craziest match I have ever seen," Bruce Whitson,...

Getting Blocked: An inside look at Paly’s block schedule effect on athletes

Getting Blocked: An inside look at Paly's block schedule effect on athletes

Sam Borsos
November 16, 2010
Filed under Features

In 90 minutes, you could play two water polo games, burn 1000 calories running, or do 26 different types of yoga positions. Or you could sit through a class at Palo Alto High School. After much discussion, the recently enforced block schedule this year has replaced last years schedule at Paly, changing...

Column: Under the Helmet

Column: Under the Helmet

Brennan Miller, Staff Writer
November 16, 2010
Filed under Columns, Football

As Gunn High School running back Matt Mertz (‘11) leaked into the flats, an imaginary eight yard box extending from the hash marks to the sideline, I realized my mistake. I was in man-to-man coverage with Mertz because my fellow linebackers Michael Cullen (‘11) and Will Glazier (‘11) were blitzing....

Discrepencies between male and female sports injuries

Discrepencies between male and female sports injuries

Anne Hildebrand, Staff Writer
November 16, 2010
Filed under Features

As he lept into the air at the goal line in an attempt to surpass the defense and further his team’s lead in a game last year, football running back Jahvid Best of the University of California Berkley was wrenched down to the artificial turf by an Oregon State defender. The back of his neck was ...

Girls’ water polo falls to Gunn in CCS

Emy Kelty
November 14, 2010
Filed under Water Polo - Girls

The Palo Alto High School girls’ water polo team fell to rival Gunn High School Saturday night in the Central Coast Section quarterfinals, ending its season. Throughout the season the Lady Vikes had faced the Titans twice, each team claiming one victory. “It has always been back and forth,”...

Palo Alto High School volleyball advances to CCS semifinals with three game win

Palo Alto High School volleyball advances to CCS semifinals with three game win

Gracie Marshall
November 13, 2010
Filed under Volleyball

The wake up call rang loud and clear for the Palo Alto High School volleyball team, which overcame a nervous first game to sweep Monta Vista in the first round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs on Saturday at Valley Christian High School. Paly (35-1) twice found itself facing game point...

Girls’ water polo advances to second round of CCS

Mira Ahmad and Emy Kelty, Staff Writer
November 12, 2010
Filed under Fall Sports, Water Polo - Girls

The Palo Alto High School girls’ water polo team (14-11) defeated Santa Teresa High School (12-15), 10-2, Wednesday night at the Paly pool in the first round of Central Coast Section playoffs. Driver Skylar Dorosin (’12) opened the game by scoring her first goal within 30 seconds. Her team...

Brown and Lin continue their brothers’ legacies

Brown and Lin continue their brothers' legacies

Brandon Dukovic, Photo Editor
November 11, 2010
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Featured Athlete, Profiles, Winter Sports

On March 17th, 2006, the Palo Alto High School boys' varsity basketball team amassed a 24-1 record in regular season games, culminating in the state championship. Few people expected them to go that far, even fewer expected them to win. At Arco Arena in Sacramento against the Mater Dei Monarchs, Kevin...

Football takes down Mountain View 42-20 to remain undefeated

Wideout Maurice Williams ('11) had a big night for the Vikings, including an 87-yard punt return for a touchdown.

Alan Lamarque, Staff Writer
November 6, 2010
Filed under Fall Sports, Football

The Vikings (9-0, 5-0) defeated the Mountain View Spartans (7-2, 4-1) 42-20 on Senior Night Friday, despite eight turnovers and five absent starters. Palo Alto High School lost five starters last game against Homestead High School, and therefore had to insert less experienced players into the lineup. Offensively,...

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