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Swimming defeats Menlo 126.5-46.5

Swimming defeats Menlo 126.5-46.5

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor

February 28, 2012

Palo Alto High School swimming dominated Menlo 126.5-46.5 in a dual meet with strong finishes by both the JV and varsity teams. The Vikings had some events, like the varsity girls’200 medley relay and the JV girls’ 500 free to themselves, and others in which Paly’s athletes greatly outnumbered Men...

Shaving In Sports

Shaving In Sports

Scotty Bara and Sapir Frozenfar, Staff Writers

October 10, 2011

To shave or not to shave? That is the real question. The physics behind shaving suggest that the drag is decreased. Can shaving really increase the speed of a swimmer? Athletes are concerned with improving their game anyway they can. With all the training, could shaving really be the secret for success? In...

Bottom 10 Moments

The Vikings boys lacrosse team lost twice to the Menlo Atherton Bears in overtime.

Matt Lam, Kevin Kannapan

June 6, 2011

1. GOING FOR WIN #3? It was a rough year for the lady Vikes soccer team. In a season plagued with an inability to capitalize on scoring opportunities, Paly struggled through league play coming up with only two wins. Even with three players committed to play Division I soccer, the team was the first...

Boys’ cross-country finishes 27th at Stanford Invitational

John Dickerson

March 11, 2011

The Palo Alto High School boys' cross-country team finished 27th overall at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday. The five-kilometer race was held on the Stanford University golf course.  Varsity runner Nikolai Solgaard ('12) again finished first for the Vikings (52nd overall) with a time of 17:13. “I was pretty ha...

Boys’ cross-country finishes 10th at Artichoke Invitational

Kevin Kannappan

March 11, 2011

The Palo Alto High School boys’ varsity cross-country team finished 10th overall at the Artichoke Invitational on Saturday. The 2.4 mile race was held at Half Moon Bay High School. Paly varsity runner Nikolai Solgaard (‘12) finished first for the Vikings and 13th overall with a time of 12:46. “I...

Boys’ Cross Country Runner Nikolai Solgaard is a Competitor

Kevin Kannappan, Staff Writer

November 2, 2010

Stride after stride, junior cross-country runner Nikolai Solgaard ('12) treks through another six mile practice. Solgaard knows that he cannot rest after a long week of core workouts and hill runs. He has a meet the next day in which he is expected to finish first for the Palo Alto High School Vikings. Though...

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