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Paly green. Olympic gold. Fade to black.

Paly green. Olympic gold. Fade to black.

George Brown and Cassie Prioleau, Editors-in-Chief
February 22, 2010
Filed under Features, Wrestling

With the Vancouver Olympics in full swing, fans around the world watch the world's best athletes and pick their heroes. They dream of what it would be like to stand on the podium with a medal around their own neck. But by the time the next Olympic games roll around, many of these heroes are forgotten....

Religion in Sports

Religion in Sports

Alistair Thompson, Managing Editor
February 20, 2010
Filed under Features

Beyond the north end zone of Notre Dame Stadium, high above the scoreboard and all of the action that takes place on the field below, stands the south wall of the Hesburgh library. Adorned upon that wall is the "World of Life" mural, known by countless college football fans as "Touchdown Jesus."The...

The Great Debate: Are Athletes Born or Made

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor
December 19, 2009
Filed under Columns, Great Debate

Sam M: Born or Made? Sam G: Listen close my man, when it comes down to it, you know as well as I do that a striker, quarterback, point-guard, ballerina or what have you, all need to put in the hours to make it to the top. Figure this, you could be born a skinny 6'5" fool with the lanky arms and natural...

Crash Course: The most dangerous sports

Mark Raftrey
December 16, 2009
Filed under Features, Pro Sports

There are a select few sports that most will never compete in because they are simply put, likely to cause pain, but cheerleading and golf? Seriously? Believe it or not, these activities that are often considered tame or not even sports at all can be unexpectedly dangerous. Bring your first-aid...

Wrestler Ryan Oshima (’12) has high expectations for his next three years on varsity

Wrestler Ryan Oshima (’12) has high expectations for his next three years on varsity

Mary Albertolle, Editor-in-Chief
December 16, 2009
Filed under Featured Athlete, Profiles, Winter Sports, Wrestling

In most sports, a competitor losing consciousness usually causes uproar. But in the sport judo, Ryan Oshima ('12) regularly hooks his arm under his opponent's to knock him out. Oshima, only a sophomore, excels in both wrestling and judo by blending moves from each of his sports into a unique style....

Rebuilding the Squad

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor
November 19, 2009
Filed under Fall Sports, Features, Water Polo - Boys

This past season, the Palo Alto High School boys' varsity water polo team jump-started its new program with a squad of 14 athletes; nearly half of which were underclassmen. Given the circumstances and an understanding of the lack of size, skill and experience in the roster, the team came together to...

Weighting For Change

Gracie Marshall, Mariah Philips, Staff Writers
November 18, 2009
Filed under Features

"The Paly weight room is like a middle school dance," Kevin Anderson ('11) said. "There is a clear line that divides guys and girls." The weight room is a cramped building located between the boys' gym and the pool deck. The 24 machines and structures, which overshadow the size of the interi...

Captains lead teams across Paly’s athletic facilities; How they’re selected is a totally different thing

Captains lead teams across Paly’s athletic facilities; How they’re selected is a totally different thing

Mary Albertolle, Editor-in-Chief
November 18, 2009
Filed under Features

With less than three minutes left on the clock, the score tied, the players sprint down the field in attempt to defend the goal. The whistle echoes in their ears as a foul is called against their defender, resulting in a free kick. As the opposing team kicks, the ball smacks a defender's head and he...

About

November 12, 2009
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The Viking is a student-run magazine started in the 2007-2008 school year. The magazine features entirely sports content, covering the successes of all Paly teams as well as delving into the deeper issues surrounding high school sports. As the world of journalism continues to change, so does The Viking. Alon...

For What It’s Worth

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor
October 19, 2009
Filed under Columns, Final Word

In a split-second, I sealed my fate, signed away my soccer career and regained those precious hours each week that I had religiously devoted to soccer for the past decade. For nearly four days beforehand, I had been training at the University Of California San Diego's recruiting camp alongside a team...

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