The Viking Magazine

Paly To the Pros

Cole Sotnick and Joshua Kasevich, Staff Writers

January 9, 2018

Stu Pederson: 1978 Dodgers: Former Major League Baseball player Stu Pederson (‘78) started his impressive career at the grounds of Palo Alto High School (Paly). After his years at Paly, Pederson went on to play at three different institutions: Foothill College, University of South Carolina, and University ...

Where are they now?

Where are they now?

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

January 6, 2012

Outstanding athletes at Palo Alto High School play when they can. They get in the game when they are needed and are trusted to not make significant errors. Some then graduate and are recruited to play collegiate sports, but something changes. These athletes are no longer the best. They sit, watch and...

Palo Alto High School’s new quarterback

Palo Alto High School’s new quarterback

Michael Strong, Staff Writer

October 11, 2011

With the 2010 State Championship still in the back of Paly minds, Palo Alto High School students and the Palo Alto community are excited for another run at the State title. Last year’s team was dominant, clinching a championship that has never been won by Paly. Led by veteran player and quarterback...

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...

Baseball crushes Wilcox to tie SCVAL championship series

Baseball crushes Wilcox to tie SCVAL championship series

Emy Kelty and Alistair Thompson

May 12, 2011

The Palo Alto High School Varsity baseball team (23-9, 13-5) crushed Wilcox (25-5, 13-3) 10-1 to tie the SCVAL championship series up at 1-1 today. The Vikings lost the first game of the three game series 10-8 on Tuesday.  Graham Marchant (’11) pitched a solid 7 innings and was backed up by strong hi...

Baseball defeats Los Altos, advances to SCVAL Championship

Baseball defeats Los Altos, advances to SCVAL Championship

Alistair Thompson, Features Editor

May 8, 2011

The Palo Alto High School Varsity baseball team (22-8, 13-4) defeated Los Altos (17-11, 11-6) 13-0 to take the three game series and earn the Vikings a spot in the SCVAL championship. Paly pitcher Drake Swezey (‘11) threw six shutout innings, giving up only four hits all afternoon. Swezey received...

Paly baseball defeats Willow Glen 6-5 in a non-league game

Paly baseball defeats Willow Glen 6-5 in a non-league game

Sam Borsos, Staff Writer

April 25, 2011

No pain no gain. The Palo Alto High School varsity baseball team (9-3) beat Willow Glen High School (12-3) 6-5 in non-league game today at Paly. The game ended right after two Vikings got hit by pitches back-to-back in the seventh inning to score the final runs. The Vikings started strong...

Baseball out-duels Bellarmine 2-1

Baseball out-duels Bellarmine 2-1

Mark Raftrey, News Editor

April 18, 2011

Seven different Paly pitchers held Bellarmine College Preparatory to two hits to win 2-1 on Monday afternoon at Paly. The Vikings had to come from behind after Bellarmine second baseman Matt Glomb (’11) launched a solo shot off Kevin Kannappan (’12) over the fence in left-center in the first. The...

Quarterback Christoph Bono creates his own sports identity

Quarterback Christoph Bono creates his own sports identity

Alex Kershner, Staff Writer

March 25, 2011

Printed across the back of his sweat-stained green jersey, the bold "13" gleams under the lights that flood the Palo Alto High School football field. Starting varsity quarterback Christoph Bono ('11) stands on the sideline listening carefully to the advice of head coach Earl Hansen. It's Friday...

Paly baseball captures second win against Cupertino, 6-3

Paly baseball captures second win against Cupertino, 6-3

Sam Borsos, Staff Writer

March 17, 2011

Two for two. The Palo Alto High School varsity baseball team (4-0 SCVAL) swept a second win against Cupertino High School (0-4 SCVAL) this week with a 6-3 win today at Paly. Compared to a crushing 15-0 shutout against Cupertino yesterday, the Vikings played under par, but they executed a satisfactory...

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