The Viking Magazine

Stretching the Truth

Jack Smale

March 11, 2011

Numerous athletes and teams believe that winning a game cannot be accomplished without proper stretching, while others deem the act of stretching a pure waste of time. The controversy of stretching is a daily battle between sports organizations and personal views of players. For some athletes, stretching...

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...

Girls’ cross-country places 13th at Stanford Invitational

Charlie Kelsey

March 11, 2011

The Palo Alto High School girls' cross-country team battled through the high temperatures and blazing sunlight on the Stanford golf course to finish 13th at the Stanford Invitational this weekend. Susan Heinselman ('11) captured the lead spot for the Lady Vikes at 38th overall, completing the five...

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...

Concussions, Second Impact Syndrome and CIF Bylaw 313 in high school sports

The varsity boys’ soccer team gathers around injured teammate John Richardson (‘11) after he takes a hit in the Vikings' 1-0 victory against the Gunn Titans on Jan. 12, 2010.

Nathan Norimoto, John Dickerson, Mariah Phillips

October 16, 2010

Imagine your body being slammed into artificial turf by a 200 pound linebacker wearing a helmet with padding as hard as wood. Imagine your head smacking the ground, then whipping back into place, all in under a second. Ask Palo Alto High School offensive tackle Michael Lyzwa ('12) how it feels. Actually,...

Girls’ cross-country finishes third at Monterey Bay Invitational

Peter Dennis and Nathan Norimoto

October 16, 2010

The Palo Alto High School girls' varsity cross-country team finished third out of 16 teams at the Monterey Bay Invitational in Toro Park on Friday. Susan Heinselman ('11) finished first for Paly with a time of 20:01, and placed ninth overall. Other runners Chika Kasahara ('13), Leigh Dairaghi ('11),...

Girls’ cross-country places second at Lowell Invitational

Brennan Miller, Nathan Norimoto, Peter Dennis and Charlie Kelsey

September 20, 2010

The Palo Alto High School girls' cross-country team finished second overall in the Lowell Invitational on a cold and cloudy morning in Golden Gate Park on Saturday. Captain Susan Heinselman ('11) completed the 2.93 mile course with Paly’s best time, 19:28, earning her a seventh place overall finish. “The...

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