The Viking Magazine

Brief: Paly basketball routed in first-round CCS loss

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer

February 23, 2013

In the first round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) Open Division championship, the boys’ basketball team was defeated by Archbishop Riordan High School, 58-47. Missed opportunities and an injury to starting center Keller Chryst (‘14) culminated in a tough loss for the Vikings. “We had...

Boys’ Basketball Senior Night 2012-2013

Annie Susco, Video Editor

February 22, 2013

The Palo Alto High School boys' basketball team celebrated their senior players on February 8th before their match up against Los Gatos High School. Viking congratulates all the seniors! Filmed and Edited by Annie Susco

E.J. who?

Starters Mathias Schmutz ('13), Eilon Tzur ('13), Aubrey Dawkins ('13), Keller Chryst ('14) and Aldis Petriceks ('13) have led their team to a SCVAL title. Chryst and Tzur were not on the team last year.

Audrey DeBruine and Julia Saul

February 11, 2013

On Feb. 25, 2012, almost exactly one year ago, the Paly boys’ basketball team lost a heartbreaker in overtime to the St. Francis High School Lancers in the semifinals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) Division II championship tournament. This was the last game Israel Hakim (‘12), the team’s seco...

Palo Alto boy’s basketball vs. Homestead (2/1/13)

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer

February 2, 2013

Here are the highlights from Palo Alto's game against Homestead on Friday. Check out the dominating performance by the Vikings as they add another win to their record.

Vikings overcome slow start, clip Spartans 41-30

Aldis Petriceks ('13) flies by a Mountain View defender. Petriceks and the Paly boys’ basketball team defeated the Spartans 41-30 on Quad Night.

Audrey DeBruine and Pippa Raffel

January 26, 2013

In the fourth and final game of Friday night’s "Quad Night," the Paly boys’ basketball team (17-1, 7-0) upended the Mountain View Spartans (10-8, 4-4) 41-30 thanks to strong defensive play and 19 points from Aubrey Dawkins (‘13). The Vikings started out slowly, trailing the Spartans deep into...

Chryst’s 17 points lead Vikings to 12th straight win

Chryst's 17 points lead Vikings to 12th straight win

Zach Rizk, Staff Writer

January 15, 2013

The Vikings improved to an overall 14-1 record and captured their 12th consecutive win Tuesday after a decisive, 56-25 victory over the Cupertino Pioneers. Paly was led by center Keller Chryst ('14), who posted a team high 17 points in the Viking’s victory. Coach Adam Sax was pleased with how...

Dawkins, defense carry Vikings past Saratoga

Point guard Mathias Schmutz ('13) drives by a Falcon defender.  The Vikings toppled Saratoga 57-47.

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer

January 8, 2013

The Paly boys’ basketball team got the best of the Saratoga High School Falcons 57-47 Tuesday at home. Despite low attendance, the Vikings were able to maintain intensity and lead the Falcons throughout the game. Paly's Aubrey Dawkins (‘13) led all scorers with 27 points. Paly head coach Adam...

The New Kid on the Block

Aubrey Dawkins ('13) shoots a free throw. Dawkins had an 84 free throw percentage this season.

Sammy Solomon, Staff Writer

March 7, 2012

After receiving an ally-oop pass from forward Israel Hakim (‘12) in the game against Oak Grove,  Aubrey Dawkins (‘13) a junior shooting guard for Palo Alto perfectly executed a slam dunk for two points which proved to fans that he was the real deal. Aubrey moved across the country from North Carolina to Los Altos in 2008 when his father Johnny Dawkins accepted the job of h...

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...

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