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The New Kid on the Block

The New Kid on the Block

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: Girls’ basketball defeats Wilcox 45-33 in CCS semifinals

Brief: Girls’ basketball defeats Wilcox 45-33 in CCS semifinals

Shannon Scheel, Columnist

February 29, 2012

The girls' varsity basketball team defeated Wilcox High School 45-33 tonight at Christopher High School in Gilroy. Reminiscent of last year's squad who won the Central Coast Section (CCS) title for the first time in Paly history, the Lady Vikes will defend their title against cross-town rival Gunn High...

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...

Girls’ basketball falls to Gunn, 52-42

Girls’ basketball falls to Gunn, 52-42

Peter Dennis and Jacob Lauing, Columnist and Business Manager

February 1, 2012

The Palo Alto High School girls’ basketball team fell to Gunn High School on Wednesday, 52-42 in the rivals’ second meeting of the season. Lindsay Black ('12) led Paly’s press, forcing turnovers in the black court, but the Lady Vikes were only able to start off with a 4-0 run in the first quarter...

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...

Playing for the Thrill of it

Nikolai Solgaard, Staf writer

January 13, 2012

Whatever happened to the days in AYSO when coach told you the number one rule was to have fun? Have sports become a means of success more than a means of entertainment? Do people still play sports for the right reasons? Should Paly’s sports be focused on helping the select few who can get into col...

Opinion: Paly Realist

Opinion: Paly Realist

Mira Ahmad and Sam Borsos, Managing Editors

January 12, 2012

Note: The opinions expressed in this article are those of two managing editors of The Viking Magazine and are not necessarily shared by everyone at Paly or on the Viking staff. Last night, Palo Alto High School hosted a quad basketball night against cross-town rival Gunn High School.  A well-ear...

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...

Girls’ basketball blows by Gunn on Quad Night 65-49

Girls’ basketball blows by Gunn on Quad Night 65-49

Peter Dennis and Jacob Lauing, Columnist and Business Manager

January 11, 2012

The Palo Alto High School girls’ basketball team defeated Gunn High School, 65-49 in the third game of Quad Night at home. Paly (10-2 overall, 3-0 SCVAL) was led by Emilee Osagiede (‘12) and her 24 points, while Stephanie Allen (‘13) and Josie Butler (‘13) both chipped in nine each. The Titans...

Team Paige defeats Team Sam 12-4 in annual Viking staff basketball game

Team Paige defeats Team Sam 12-4 in annual Viking staff basketball game

Austin Poore, Staff Writer

September 2, 2011

Team Paige defeated Team Sam in the Viking’s annual staff basketball game Wednesday on the outdoor courts at Palo Alto High School by a score of 12 - 4 Team Paige never trailed en route to its victory, although turnovers were the story early in the game. Both teams struggled to keep possession, ...

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