Palo Alto High School's sports news magazine

The Viking Magazine

Palo Alto High School's sports news magazine

The Viking Magazine

Palo Alto High School's sports news magazine

The Viking Magazine

Matt (left) and Brandon (right) Johnson played water polo at Gunn High School and now coach at rival schools in Palo Alto and at Shoreline Water Polo Club, which they started.

A Family Company

Priscilla Bell and Hayley Poore November 1, 2013

Twins often grow up doing a lot together - wearing the same clothes as kids or playing the same sport. It wasn’t any different for Matt and Brandon Johnson. From junior high to the National Team, the...

Head football coach Earl Hansen speaks to members of The Viking. This year is the 40th anniversary of his mustache, as well as his 25th year at Paly.

Hansen: the man behind the mustache

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer December 15, 2012

He is pretty hard to miss. Standing at 6 feet 1 inch tall, with dark sunglasses, a puffy mustache and a booming chuckle, Paly head football coach Earl Hansen has led the Vikings to 195 wins, four Central...

Nate Bills (12) struts down the court with his players. I couldnt have asked for a better opportunity, Bills said. Photo by Jacob Lauing

From Center Court to Sidelines

Jacob Lauing, Staff Writer March 11, 2011

One year ago Nate Bills ('12) stood tall at center court in Palo Alto High School's big gym, dressed in a full green and white uniform, post-warm-up sweat drops on his forehead, basketball at his side...

Finding the strike zone

Peter Johnson June 1, 2009

The story of Paly’s varsity baseball team reminds one of the parable of the “Blind Men and the Elephant”. An old Indian tale, the “Blind Men and the Elephant” is a story about a group of blind...

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