The Viking Magazine

Paly graduate, Fresno State’s Adams (’11) enters NFL Draft

In a divisional Central Coast Section (CCS) championship game, the Paly Vikings were down 10-6 to Archbishop Mitty. Paly wide receiver Davante Adams ('11) was found in the back of the end zone for a miracle catch to win the game 13-10, a win that led to the Paly capture of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) state championship.

Josh Stern, Editor-in-chief

December 27, 2013

On December 26th 2013, after ending his season with 1718 yards on 131 catches along with 27 touchdowns, Paly graduate and current Fresno State Bulldog Davante Adams (’11) finally announced his eligibility for the 2014 National Football League (NFL) Draft. Adams, requested information from the N...

Baseball beats Tracy 3-1 in non-league game

Ben Sneider ('12) pitches for the Vikes against Tracy.

Peter Dennis, Columnist

March 2, 2012

The Palo Alto High School baseball team ( 3-1) defeated Tracy High School (1-2) 3-1 in a non-league match at home on Thursday. Ben Sneider ('12) got the complete game win. The game started off with third baseman Michael Strong ('13) charging and cleanly fielding a leadoff bunt. Between that and the...

I hate to say it but…

I hate to say it but...

Peter Dennis, Columnist

February 23, 2012

…but Jeremy Lin (’06) is in for a rough few weeks. I know how foreign that may sound, what with him leading the before-terrible Knicks to wins in 8 out of their last 10 games, including a 7 game winning streak. Yes, he has scored the most points in his first 6 games since the NBA/ABA merger in ’76....

Don’t Worry About the Lakers

Peter Dennis, Staff Writer

May 4, 2011

The facts don’t look good. We've lost the first game in both of the playoff series’ we’ve played in. We barely got past the seventh seed. Our star players aren't playing to their potential. We’re currently in a series against the greatest shooting power forward ever, and arguably the greatest...

Paly Badminton beats Homestead

Peter Dennis and Matt Lam

April 8, 2011

The Palo Alto High School badminton team beat Homestead on the Vikings' home court on Thursday. "We really brought our game to the court yesterday," Alex Carter ('12) said. "Homestead didn't know what hit them. They came in expecting to win but we had major upsets in all division." Paly won with...

Profile: Haley Conner

Haley Conner winds up for a shot against Monta Vista

Charlie Kelsey, Staff Writer

March 11, 2011

You never have to look too far to figure out what sport people play. Whether it is the clothes they wear, the rituals they partake in, or the scars and tans they hold as a result of their physical poison of choice, all athletes carry with them an intangible badge of pride. University of California Los...

Girls’ cross-country places 13th at Stanford Invitational

Charlie Kelsey

March 11, 2011

The Palo Alto High School girls' cross-country team battled through the high temperatures and blazing sunlight on the Stanford golf course to finish 13th at the Stanford Invitational this weekend. Susan Heinselman ('11) captured the lead spot for the Lady Vikes at 38th overall, completing the five...

Boys’ soccer struggles against Saratoga, ties fifth straight

John Dickerson

February 11, 2011

The Palo Alto High School boys’ soccer team tied Saratoga 0-0, marking its fifth tie in as many games. The Vikings entered the game without midfielder Federico Clerici ('12), forward and keeper Kris Hoglund ('12), defender Ricky Minno ('11) and forward Zac Hummel ('11). Hoglund, who assumed a...

What fantasy football really means

Peter Dennis

October 10, 2010

I have an addiction. I’m not proud of it. But I have learned to cope with this addiction, and live with the consequences. Depending on the week, you may find me moping around school as though my dog had just died, or skipping around the quad like a giddy schoolgirl. I am, of course, talking...

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