The Viking Magazine

Girls’ basketball overcomes Mountain View, 59-51

Mira Ahmad and Shannon Scheel

March 2, 2011

The Palo Alto High School girls’ basketball team (13-4, 7-0) defeated the Mountain View Spartans (7-11, 0-7) 59-51 this Friday at Paly. The Lady Vikes remain undefeated in Santa Clara Valley Athletic League play. Although the Spartans have not won a game in the league season, they proved they had ...

Boys’ basketball triumphs over Homestead, 79-74

Charlie Kelsey

March 2, 2011

The Palo Alto High School boys' basketball team prevailed over Homestead High School, 79-74, last night at home. The Vikings held on to the lead despite a dangerous resurgence from the visitors late in the fourth quarter. The Vikings came into the game radiating confidence, and that confidence...

Girls’ basketball defeats Gunn, 47-39, for first time in 3 years

Mira Ahmad and Matt Lam

March 2, 2011

Three years. For Mariah Philips (‘11) and Katerina Peterson (‘11) it has felt like an eternity. Year after year and game after game Philips and Peterson have faced cross-town rival Gunn High School and walked off the court with the same result; a loss. If you ask any Palo Alto High School athl...

Girls’ basketball wins first league game against Lynbrook

March 2, 2011

The Palo Alto High School girls' varsity basketball team wasn’t the only team representing the Viking mascot Wednesday night. It hosted and defeated Lynbrook High School, 40-31 in an intense opening to league play. Although Lynbrook gained momentum in the third quarter, the Lady Vikes used their...

Boys’ basketball dismantles Los Altos, 65-45

Ben Snieder

March 2, 2011

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team (8-5, 2-0) cruises through a 65-45 victory over visiting Los Altos High School (5-9, 1-1) tonight, continuing its strong start in league play. “Everybody is coming together and really getting to know each other,” guard Davante Adams (‘11)...

Palo Alto girls’ basketball triumphs over Los Gatos, 58-37, on senior night

Gracie Marshall

February 27, 2011

The Palo Alto girls’ basketball team extended its flawless league record to 11-0 Wednesday night after a 58-37 victory over Los Gatos (7-4). The win was bittersweet for the Lady Vikes; it brought them one step closer to obtaining the No. 1 in Central Coast Section but it was also the last night the...

Palo Alto boys’ basketball breezes by Cupertino, 52-42, in CCS quarterfinals

Ben Sneider and Alana Schwartz, Staff Writers

February 27, 2011

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team (19-6) defeated Cupertino High School (18-8) this morning, 52-42, at Foothill College in the Central Coast Section quarterfinals. Both teams showcased stiff defenses early, particularly the Pioneer's zone defense, which made it difficult for the Vikings...

Palo Alto girls’ basketball dribbles all over Santa Teresa, 53-47

Shannon Scheel and Mira Ahmad

February 27, 2011

It has been a strong season for the Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity basketball team, but it’s not over yet. The Lady Vikes defeated Santa Teresa High School (12-16), 53-47, to advance to the Central Coast Section Division I semifinals on Wednesday. Guard Mariah Philips ('11) had a game-high...

Discrepencies between male and female sports injuries

Discrepencies between male and female sports injuries

Anne Hildebrand, Staff Writer

November 16, 2010

As he lept into the air at the goal line in an attempt to surpass the defense and further his team’s lead in a game last year, football running back Jahvid Best of the University of California Berkley was wrenched down to the artificial turf by an Oregon State defender. The back of his neck was ...

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