The Viking Magazine

One hell of a week

The girls' water polo team swims at their regular season morning practice. They had 5:30 a.m. practices during hell week.

Zoe Bhargava and Priscilla Bell

October 4, 2013

As fall sports at Paly begin their seasons, players grumble about setting early alarms on the weekend, having to be at school twice in one day and running countless laps around the track. This is hell week - the return to school sports from an easy summer. It works to get players into shape so they can...

Indecent Exposure: Swimsuit Edition

Coach Brandon Johnson observes varsity water polo players Kian McHugh ('14), Sheila Subramanian ('15) and Omri Newman ('14) as they struggle to deck change in order to be timely for practice.

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013

Let’s be honest. It isn’t very often that you see a water polo player, swimmer, or diver not walking around in their revealing attire at practice. It’s simple: these sports have made us increasingly comfortable with fewer clothes on. Commonly known as a “deck change”, more and more aquatic...

Girls’ water polo drops league opener 13-1 to Gunn

The Lady Vikes huddle up before their game against cross-town rival Gunn. This game was their first league game and also served as a foundation for improvement throughout the rest of the season.

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer

September 17, 2013

The Paly girls’ water polo team fell 13-1 to cross-town rival Gunn in their first league game on Tuesday night. The Lady Vikes got off to a slow start in the first quarter as Gunn won the first sprint and scored the first goal of the quarter. The first goal was followed by a missed shots from both Tit...

2012 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials Wrap-up

Jasmine Tosky ('12), at left, culminated her high school swimming career with a seventh-place finish in the 200-meter IM finals at the 2012 US London Olympic Swim Trials. She will attend USC in the fall.

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

July 1, 2012

For some, it's only 200 meters from across the pond. Caitlin Leverenz and Ariana Kukors (the World and American Record holder) got all of the headlines when they took their berths to the 2012 London Olympics with first and second place finishes (2:10.22; 2:11.30) in the women’s 200-meter IM finals...

Swimming and diving sweep SCVAL championships; marks tenth consecutive girls’ title

Head coach Danny Dye (Center) and assistant coaches Angela Duckworth and Lucy McComas take a celebratory dip in the Lynbrook pool after learning of their teams' wins. Coach Dye is hoping to have both the girls' and boys' teams end up first at the CCS championships too.

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

May 5, 2012

The Paly swimming and diving teams swept all four varsity divisions of boys' and girls' swimming and diving, at the 2012 Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Championships (SCVALs) yesterday for the first time since 2005. This also marked the tenth consecutive SCVAL Championship win for the girls' team...

Brief: Girls’ swimming and diving wins tenth consecutive League Championship; Boys win too

Girls' and boys' swimming and diving sweep a record-breaking win at 2012 League Championships, winning all four divisions and giving the girls their tenth straight League Championship win.

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

May 4, 2012

Head coach Danny Dye's ritual dunking into the Lynbrook pool marked the Lady Vikes' tenth consecutive league win at the League Championships and the boys' seventh win in Dye's eight years with Paly. The Vikings swept all four divisions, girls' and boys' swimming and girls' and boys' diving, for a record-breaking...

Swimming snags win over Monta Vista

After beating Monta Vista today with a 60 point lead, girls' swimming grabs back on to their winning ways and looks to finally snag a CCS win along with the boys. Paly has already qualified over fifteen athletes for the championships and three to the 2012 US Olympic Trials.

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

April 26, 2012

Both boys' and girls' swimming recaptured their season momentum beating Monta Vista 90-79 and 123-63, respectively. After a disappointing loss to cross-town rival Gunn last week that ended their season-long winning streak, the girls got right back on track, securing their last win with the largest...

Diving qualifies two more for CCS

Alex Francis ('13) opens his pike in preparation for entering the water in a front 1.5 somersault pike.

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

April 20, 2012

Varsity girls' diving qualified two more girls, Serena Yee ('13) and Phoebe So ('14), for the Central Coast Section Championships today at the Palo Alto-hosted Section Challenge 11-dive varsity meet. Divers have to score over 280.00 points for 11 dives. Yee scored 332.65, finishing fourth and S...

Swimming holds on to winning streak by beating Los Gatos

Katrina Nguyen ('13) dives into the water in her 50 free race. She won the event with a time of 26:08.

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor

March 30, 2012

Varsity girls' and boys' swimming and diving secured another win against Los Gatos, winning 123-60 and 118-67, respectively. Diving helped win Paly some extra points too, as Olympic hopeful Cole Plambeck ('13) scored 290.20 and Serena Yee ('13) scored 199.15, both winning first in their respective divis...

Satisfaction

Satisfaction

Shannon Scheel, Columnist

March 4, 2012

Athlete or not, life goals are a part of, well...life. But the countless hours of work, determination, and reaching the point of nearly quitting are all worth it once you make it through to the other side. Reader, I accomplished a life goal today. It is kind of silly, in retrospect: I got my CCS time ...

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