Casey’s No-hitter Advances Vikings to 3-2

Casey’s No-hitter Advances Vikings to 3-2

Cole Sotnick, Multimedia Director
March 6, 2019
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Out of the dugout and into the gray atmosphere Dean Casey (‘20) stepped onto the mound with his eyes locked in on the catcher. His focus and determination did not wane all game as he completed one of the most impressive feats in baseball; a no-hitter. Casey led the 1-0 victory against Sacred Hea...

Upperclassman Girl of the Year: Carly Leong

Summer Daniel and Nathan Seto
February 25, 2019
Filed under Basketball - Girls, Featured Athlete, Profiles, Winter Sports

Carly Leong (‘18) has been a member of Paly’s Varsity girls basketball team for all four years, yet her basketball journey began long before her freshman year. She started playing basketball when she was just seven years old at the YMCA, solely because her parents thought it would be a good sk...

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

David Hickey, Photo Editor
February 23, 2019
Filed under 2018/19, Basketball - Boys, Multimedia, Photography, Winter Sports

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.

Girls Basketball Defeats Saratoga 51-40 on Senior Night

Girls Basketball Defeats Saratoga 51-40 on Senior Night

Summer Daniel, Business Manager
February 13, 2019
Filed under 2018/19, Basketball - Girls, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Palo Alto girls basketball defeated Saratoga monday on senior night, beating them 51-40 and taking 1st place in the SCVAL De Anza Division. Coming into the game, Paly had two main goals: winning to complete an undefeated season and supporting the seniors. “We definitely wanted to support our ...

Boys Basketball Dominates Gunn on Senior Night

Boys Basketball Dominates Gunn on Senior Night

Nathan Ellisen, Head Columnist
February 12, 2019
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

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...

Stepping into the Limelight

Stepping into the Limelight

Sanaz Ebrahimi, Ya'el Sarig, Zach Phillips, and David Hickey
February 11, 2019
Filed under 2018/19, Features, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Eric Housen was 45 when he won his first championship ring. He wasn’t on the court, nor was he on the bench. He couldn’t be seen on television, and fans weren’t wearing his jersey. Why then, surrounded by the flashing blue-yellow strobe lights and screaming fans, did Warriors point guard Stephen Curry,...

Viking Tries: The NFL Combine

Lincoln Bloom, Ryan Stanley, and Tyler Foug
February 11, 2019
Filed under Uncategorized

From the breakneck speed of Cincinnati Bengals’ wide receiver John Ross (4.22 second forty yard dash) to the mountain-moving strength of Carolina Panthers’ defensive tackle Dontari Poe (44 reps of 225 lb bench press), the NFL combine has been the place for league hopefuls to showcase their skills si...

Ranking Wrongs

Nathan Ellisen, Zach Baumgarten, and Will DeAndre
February 11, 2019
Filed under 2018/19

Every year, sports news outlets across  the country produce rankings for high school football and basketball players. The rankings are organized into overall individual player rankings, individual position rankings and program rankings based on the players in a recruiting class. With so much...

Final Word: Tech Takeover

Nathan Ellisen and Wes Walters
February 11, 2019
Filed under Final Word

With two minutes left in the fourth quarter of the NFC championship game, Nickell Robey-Coleman laid out Saints wide receiver Tommy-Lee Lewis but no penalty was called. Thousands of people swarmed social media, stating this was one of the worst missed calls in NFL history, and that the league must c...

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