The Viking Magazine

Winter Athlete Sideline Swag

Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writers

December 16, 2011

The Viking asked Paly Athletes how they keep cozy on the bench during those chilly winter games. The girls said: "It gets pretty chilly in the winter time, so I throw on a sweatshirt, some baggy-a** sweatpants, a parka, pull up those high soccer socks and an ear-warmer headband! Then I'm cozy" -Lil...

Paly boys’ water polo stomps Pioneer 14-4 in first round of CCS playoffs

November 9, 2011

The Palo Alto High School’s boys’ water polo team (16-12 overall, 9-3 in league) defeated Pioneer 14-4 in the first round of Central Coast Sectionals (CCS) playoffs on Nov. 8th, an outcome that did not surprise Scott Kaubish, Pioneer’s head coach. “[Our expectations coming into the game] were pretty ...

Boys’ waterpolo defeats Mountain View Spartans 12-7

Michael Strong and Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writers

October 17, 2011

The Palo Alto varsity boys’ water polo team defeated the Mountain View Spartans 12-7, Oct. 12 at Palo Alto High School. Mountain View, the home team for this game (due to reconstruction of the mountain view pool) struck first with a goal from Thomas Burch (‘12) for the first goal of the game. T...

Boys’ water polo falls to Menlo-Atherton 7-9

Emma Beckstrom and Michael Strong, Staff Writers

October 11, 2011

The Palo Alto High School varsity boys' water polo team fell to Menlo-Atherton 7-9 in an exhibition game on Friday, Oct. 7 at home. Menlo-Atherton controlled the Vikings for most of the game. Bret Pinsker (‘13) blames the loss on insufficient defense and careless mistakes. “We gave them way too many ...

Shaving In Sports

Shaving In Sports

Scotty Bara and Sapir Frozenfar, Staff Writers

October 10, 2011

To shave or not to shave? That is the real question. The physics behind shaving suggest that the drag is decreased. Can shaving really increase the speed of a swimmer? Athletes are concerned with improving their game anyway they can. With all the training, could shaving really be the secret for success? In...

Boys’ Varsity Water Polo Fall Preview

Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writer

September 12, 2011

After finishing fourth in league last fall and losing four seniors, the Palo Alto Varsity Boys' water polo team hopes to be even more successful this season. "My own goal and the team's goal is to win leagues and to advance farther than we did last year in CCS (Central Coast Section)," Quinn Rockwell ...

Profile: Freshmen waterpolo player Nelson Perla-Ward

Sphir Frozenfar, Staff Writer

September 11, 2011

Every year a new group of young athletes walk into Palo Alto High School, aspiring to prove their athletic talent in tryouts for various Paly teams.  Fresh out of Jordan Middle School, Nelson Perla-Ward (16’) is one of those kids.  He stepped  into high school and has already become the new addition...

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