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Girls’ basketball tops Saratoga 43-39

Girls’ basketball tops Saratoga 43-39

Chris Smith, Staff Writer

January 10, 2013

Paly's girls' basketball team defeated the Saratoga Falcons 43-39 on Wednesday night at home, maintaining their undefeated record. The Vikings took to the court Wednesday night taking on Saratoga Falcons in their second league game. Point guard Maddy Atwater ('16) led all scorers with 12 points. For...

Dawkins, defense carry Vikings past Saratoga

Dawkins, defense carry Vikings past Saratoga

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 house that Harbaugh built

The house that Harbaugh built

Sammy Solomon and Jonny Glazier

December 14, 2012

Whispers circulated through the student section as the Viking football team took on the Los Gatos Wildcats; “Jim Harbaugh (‘82) is here.” Wearing a Giants baseball cap, the San Francisco 49ers head coach was sitting towards the top of the Paly stands next to his wife Sarah and high school fri...

Mind over matter

Mind over matter

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 ...

Sunday Mornings with Jeremy

Michael Strong

April 20, 2012

Some might remember Jeremy Lin as the kid who led the Palo Alto varsity boys’ basketball team to a state title back in 2006. Or maybe they remember him as the man who scored an impressive 30 points against the 13th ranked UConn Huskies in 2009, slamming home two massive dunks on Harvard’s way to a...

Jeremy Lin reminisces on his Palo Alto days after Knicks crush Pacers, 115-100

Jeremy Lin reminisces on his Palo Alto days after Knicks crush Pacers, 115-100

Emy Kelty, Editor-in Chief

March 17, 2012

[NEW YORK] After the New York Knicks crushed the Indiana Pacers 115-100 at Madison Square Garden last night, Jeremy Lin ('06), who finished the game with 13 points and 5 assists, reminisced of his memories of his hometown in Palo Alto, Calif. During the interview, Lin smiled and let out a few chuckles...

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...

Israel Hakim in the Spotlight

Annie Susco, Video Editor

February 8, 2012

Israel Hakim is a two year varsity basketball player for Palo Alto High School. He is an amazing athlete who has shined on the court this season, so we picked him for the Viking Magazine's "Viking in the Spotlight." A special thank you to Israel Hakim, Salina Gray, E.J. Floreal, and Aubrey Dawkins for...

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