The Viking Magazine

Baseball’s season ends after extra-inning loss to Valley Christian

Shannon Scheel, Columnist

May 23, 2012

Tonight, the bats of the Palo Alto High School varsity baseball team fell silent at the San Jose Municipal Stadium in the Central Coast Section (CCS) semifinals. The Vikings, the top seed entering the tournament, lost 4-2 in extra innings  to the Warriors of Valley Christian, a West Catholic Athletic...

Baseball beats Evergreen 9-0 in the first round of CCS

Baseball beats Evergreen 9-0 in the first round of CCS

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

May 16, 2012

In the first round of the CCS playoffs this evening, the Palo Alto High School varsity baseball team handily defeated Evergreen Valley 9-0. With Kevin Kannappan (‘12) on the mound, Paly started the game off strong, not allowing any baserunners in the first inning. In the bottom of the first, with...

Baseball wins first game against Los Altos in SCVAL championship, 6-2

Alec Wong ('12) is up to bat. Wong had one run for the Vikings.

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer

May 9, 2012

The Palo Alto High School baseball team beat Los Altos 6-2, Tuesday afternoon to take the lead in the three game series for the SCVAL championship.  The Vikings took the lead in the first inning, when they scored their first two runs. In the bottom of the fourth they started a rally and scored three...

6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon (Mo Vaughn Edit)

Peter Dennis, Columnist

May 1, 2012

In what just might have been literally the most hectic week of my high school career, what with the second half of my APES final, both parts of my AB Calc final, and my essay on Office Space in World Classics due (don't ask), one might say this week was in fact, hell. Or so I thought. As Ms. Taylor w...

Mind over matter

Paly third baseman Alec Wong ('12) goes in for the catch on the Paly baseball field. He joined the varsity baseball team his sophomore year, and has also played varsity basketball for three years.

Charlotte Biffar and Nora Rosati, Features Editor, Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2012

From a chess champion in fourth grade to a two sport varsity athlete, Alec Wong (‘12) brings another element to the athletic arena.  For many, the ideal “male varsity athlete” fits a preconceived physical image.  Yet a look at the various Paly varsity athletes suggests that this image does not ...

Brief: Boys’ basketball falls to St. Francis, 70-64 in OT

Peter Dennis, Columnist

February 25, 2012

The Palo Alto High School boys' basketball team fell to St. Francis High School 70-64 in overtime in CCS quarterfinal play on Saturday. Following their thrubbing of South San Francisco on Thursday, the Vikings faced a tough matchup in the WCAL five seed Lancers. The Lancers, seeded third in CCS bracket...

Boys’ basketball defeats South San Francisco 70-52

Boys' basketball defeats South San Francisco 70-52

Austin Poore and Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writers

February 23, 2012

The Palo Alto High School Vikings defeated South San Francisco, 70-52, Thursday. The win propels the team into the quarter-finals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs on Saturday. The Vikings started quickly with a three-pointer by Aubrey Dawkins (‘13), but South San Francisco promptly answered...

Boys’ basketball stomps Gunn, 65-54

E.J. Floreal ('13) hangs off the hoop after dunking the ball. Floreal had 4 dunks on the night.

Colin Patterson and Alan Lamarque

February 2, 2012

The Palo Alto High School boys' basketball team (6-1) wiped out Gunn High School (1-7) 65-54, Wednesday night at Gunn.  After a close  first half, the Vikings jumped ahead closing the game with a 17-point win. Going into the game, forward E.J. Floreal ('13) understood the importance of playing a ...

Paly boys’ basketball beats Mountain View 51-48

Paly boys' basketball beats Mountain View 51-48

Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writer

January 28, 2012

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 Gunn 56-38

Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writer

January 12, 2012

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...

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