The Viking Magazine

Brief: Paly baseball beats Archbishop Mitty in CCS semi-finals

Emy Kelty, Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2011

Palo Alto High School baseball (26-9-0) defeated Archbishop Mitty (26-5-1) 5-2 at the San Jose Municipal Stadium tonight in the CCS (Central Coast Section) semi-finals. The Vikings won the game with their strong defense and solid pitching.  During the game Paly commmited zero errors compared to the...

Paly baseball beats Monta Vista in first round of CCS

Paly baseball beats Monta Vista in first round of CCS

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor

May 18, 2011

Palo Alto Baseball (24-9) put up strong play against the Monta Vista Matadores (15-11) in its first round of the CCS tournament on May 18, 2011, 10-2, earning a spot in the next round against Homestead. The Vikings sent pitcher Graham Marchant (’11) to the mound at the beginning of the game where...

Baseball falls to Los Gatos 7-5 in first league loss

Baseball falls to Los Gatos 7-5 in first league loss

Mark Raftrey, News Editor

April 2, 2011

The Palo Alto High School baseball team fell behind early and saw its 10-game winning streak snapped by Los Gatos on Friday afternoon at Paly. The Wildcats won 7-5 to avenge an 8-1 loss to the Vikings on Wednesday in the first game of the two-game series. Los Gatos exploded in the third inning...

The Last Game

The Last Game

Michael Cullen, Columnist

March 11, 2011

If you take close look at the helmet of a member of the 2010 Palo Alto Vikings football team, you will get a glimpse into the life of a warrior who by day hammers out essays and math worksheets, and by night hammers opposing players to the turf. A helmet that started off in August as a smooth, spotless,...

Bellarmine sinks Paly in quarterfinals of CCS, 12-4

Skylar Dorosin and Mira Ahmad

March 11, 2011

The Palo Alto High School boys’ water polo team lost in the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs to Bellarmine College Preparatory, 12-4, this Saturday at Monta Vista High School. The Vikings were missing starting two meter defender Aaron Zelinger (‘12) due to an injury he...

Girls’ tennis defeats Los Gatos in first round of CCS

Shannon Scheel

March 11, 2011

With the first round now in the past, the Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity tennis team can look forward to tougher competition in the later rounds of the Central Coast Section playoffs. The Lady Vikes will move on to the second round of the tournament after a sweeping 7-0 victory over Los ...

Boys’ cross-country places 12th out of 24 teams at Monterey Bay Invite

Anne Hildebrand, staff writer

March 11, 2011

The Palo Alto High School boys' varsity cross-country team placed 12th out of 24 teams at the Monterey Bay Invitational meet at Toro Park in Salinas on Friday. Nikolai Solgaard ('12) got 21st place and first for Paly with a time of 17:07, followed by Matan Geller ('13), Ricky Estrada ('12), Andre...

Girls’ basketball takes CCS championship with third victory over Gunn this season

Gracie Marshall and Mark Raftrey

March 11, 2011

The Palo Alto High School girls' basketball team (22-4, 12-0) completed a three-peat with its victory in the Central Coast Section (CCS) championship against Gunn High School (19-6, 9-3) last night at the Leavey Center in Santa Clara. The top-seeded Vikings defeated the No. 3 Titans for the thir...

Profile: Kalen Gans

Kalen has been in the finals of every tournament he has competed in this season.  He has also recently just won first place at the League tournament.

Emy Kelty, Staff Writer

March 9, 2011

Kalen Gans (’12) stepped into the high school sports arena a little bit behind. “When he came into high school he had a lot of catching up to do,” Kalen’s younger brother, Jordan Gans (’14) said. After battling injuries throughout middle school, Kalen started out his high school career...

Paly’s new baseball field

The old bullpens have been replaced with new ones as well along with the new batting cages.

Matt Lam, Staff Writer

March 9, 2011

“It’s unbelivable that it’s finally finished,” varsity pitcher Graham Marchant (‘11) said. “We know it’s been in the works for a couple of years but it never came through, so seeing it finally done is great.” Marchant and the rest of the baseball team have been anticipating the day...

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