The Viking Magazine

Girls’ basketball advances to CCS finals for the first time ever- defeating North Salinas High School 33-25

Mira Ahmad, Staff Writer

March 2, 2011

In a year that has already brought two nearly perfect seasons, the Palo Alto High School varsity girls' basketball team is continuing the trend. The Lady Vikes, who were undefeated De Anza league champions and have continued the perfection in Central Coast Section (CCS) play. Last night, the team defeated...

Megan Coleman

February 27, 2011

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman built a career off of rebounds. He helped five teams win NBA championships and had the capability of turning the course of a game around without ever taking a shot. Just as Rodman was the backbone for his basketball teams, Megan Coleman ('11) is the defensive strength for...

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...

Over the Top: A historic volleyball championship

The Lady Vikes celebrate their win over Long Beach Poly in the CIF State championship.

George Brown and Sam Borsos

February 27, 2011

As Paly setter Kimmy Whitson's serve sailed through the air, everyone held their breath. With the Lady Vikes down 14-13 in the fifth game of the California Interscholastic Federation title match on Dec. 4, one serve into the net would end the nearly perfect season in a second. Forty wins, one loss, one...

Palo Alto football parent Harry Nizamian acts as mascot

Palo Alto football parent Harry Nizamian acts as mascot

Kevin Kannappan, Staff Writer

January 19, 2011

During the time of the year when our minds are focused on the merry spirit of the holidays, we can appreciate the amount of joy the simple things in life bring to us.  Sometimes, even the smallest actions can make a huge impact.  Some fans truly are fanatics, decorating their faces with war paint and...

Volleyball conquers State Championship in five-game thriller

The Lady Vikes had plenty to be excited about Saturday night, as they won Paly's first volleyball state championship and finished their season with a nearly perfect record of 41-1.

Paige Borsos, Staff Writer

December 5, 2010

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team has proved itself capable of doing it all. As if winning league, the Central Coast Section (CCS) and Northern California championships weren't enough, the Lady Vikes concluded their season on the highest of notes by claiming the California Interscholastic...

Football brings home CCS title with 21-14 win over Valley Christian

Football brings home CCS title with 21-14 win over Valley Christian

Ben Sneider, Design Editor

December 3, 2010

Lucky number 13. The Palo Alto High School football team (13-0) prevailed over Valley Christian High School (11-2) tonight, 21-14, continuing its undefeated run while taking home the Central Coast Section Open Division championship, and a chance to play for a state title. The Vikings improve to...

Volleyball advances to CCS finals after defeating Carlmont in four-game match

Sam Borsos and Paige Borsos, Staff Writer

November 18, 2010

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team (36-1) advances to the Central Coast Section (CCS) championship after defeating Carlmont High School (21-14) in a close four-game match in the CCS semifinals at Watsonville High School tonight. "It was the craziest match I have ever seen," Bruce Whitson,...

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