The Viking Magazine

Baseball tops Watsonville in CCS, 12-4

Baseball tops Watsonville in CCS, 12-4

Zach Rizk, Columnist

May 22, 2013

Palo Alto started Central Coast Section play strongly with a decisive, 12-4 win over an error-plagued Watsonville team that couldn’t match the Vikings' potent offense. The victory sends Paly to the quarterfinals of Central Coast Section Division I play on Saturday when it will meet Bellarmine Prep ...

Brief: Boy’s lacrosse falls to SHP in CCS semi-finals

Tara Lawrence

May 8, 2013

The Vikes suffered a hard loss to Sacred Heart Prep today, finishing the CCS semi-final game with a score of 6-18. This loss signaled the team's elimination CCS and their  final game of the season. Despite multiple shots on goal in the first half, the Vikings could not get the ball past SHP's goalie...

Cut short

Jacey Pederson ('16) navigates the field.  Due to several CCS violations multiple Paly teams have had to forfeit their seasons.

Audrey DeBruine and Nora Rosati

March 21, 2013

“Helpless” and “frustrated.” That is how varsity soccer and lacrosse player Nina Kelty (‘13) was left feeling after her two most recent high school sports seasons. Both were lost to violations of California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) rules when Paly fielded ineligible players. Last ...

Boys’ soccer falls to Alisal in CCS Quarterfinals

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer

February 23, 2013

In its second game in the Central Coast Section tournament, the Palo Alto High School boys' soccer team fell to the first place seed, the Alisal Trojans. Although the Vikings defeated the Trojans in a preseason tournament championship game in December, they could not hold back Alisal today. Eight...

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...

Girls’ soccer season ends with CCS rules violation, four forfeitures

Signs like this one posted around the Paly campus offered the girls team encouragement for CCS. However, now that the team has violated a CCS regulation the Vikes' season is over.

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer

February 22, 2013

The Paly girls’ soccer team received the decision Thursday afternoon that it would be disqualified from Central Coast Section (CCS) play for a rules violation and must forfeit its past four victories, including a 5-0 first round CCS playoff victory over San Benito on Wednesday. Defender Jace...

‘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 this season. Chryst and Tzur were key additions to the team last year.

Julia Saul and Audrey DeBruine

February 22, 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...

Paly to take on Riordan in the first round of CCS

Mathias Schmutz ('13) drives by a defender during Paly's victory over Los Gatos on Feb. 8. Paly will play Riordan in the first round of CCS this Friday.

Zach Rizk, Staff Writer

February 20, 2013

It's been quite the season for the Paly boys' basketball team. The Vikings won all 12 of their league games by double digits, currently hold the best record (23-1) of any high school team in Northern California and finished their season on a 21-game winning streak. The Vikes, however, still have more...

Girls’ soccer shuts down Cupertino, advances to CCS

Jacey Pederson ('16) controls a pass from a teammate. Pederson scored and assisted a goal in today's game.

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

February 13, 2013

On their senior night, the Paly's girls' soccer team conquered Cupertino High School 3-1, to end their regular season. The Lady Vikes, who remain undefeated in the El Camino league, will advance to the Central Coast Section Championships (CCS) next week. The Vikings began the game with aggressive...

Earning their stripes

Local Palo Alto referees gives a call in a Paly home football home game.

AnneMarie Drez and Josh Stern

December 15, 2012

Coming into the fourth quarter down 9-7 to the league-leading Mountain View Spartans, the Paly boys’ water polo team was on the verge of working its way back into a close game on Sept. 18. The Vikings scored to make the score 9-8 in the last few minutes, cutting the Spartan lead to one. The two...

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