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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, ...

Column: Nader says “nair” to college athletic scholarships

Dustin Nizamian, Columnist

March 25, 2011

In dramatic fashion this Thursday, Ralph Nader proposed a "de-professionalization" of college sports by means of eliminating all athletic scholarships.  Nader's statement was clearly a well-calculated political move, dropped in the midst of college admissions decisions and March Madness.  It was also ...

Magic Max and the Schmarzo Swish

Brennan Miller, Staff Writer

March 20, 2011

In this modern day and age when athletes are making tens of millions of dollars a year, it can seem that they are indeed playing for the money and that they are disingenuous when they tell us they are “playing for the love of the game.” Seven and eight figure salaries can cloud the passion that once...

Girls’ basketball falls to Lincoln in NorCals, 56-34

Girls’ basketball falls to Lincoln in NorCals, 56-34

Shannon Scheel, Staff Writer

March 11, 2011

As the saying goes, “all good things come to an end.” This stands true for the Palo Alto High School Girl’s varsity basketball team, which ended its first Central Coast Section championship season in school history with a loss to Lincoln High School, 56-34, in the second round of the Northern California...

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