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Final Drive

Final Drive

Zoe Bhargava and Megan Valencia

April 16, 2014

Many things have changed at Palo Alto High School since its founding in 1898. The face of Paly has been altered as new installments have replaced older buildings. The Haymarket Theater, the Tower Building and the George Stirling Stewart Gym or “big gym” are a few Paly icons that still stand today....

Brief: Coach Earl Hansen to retire at the end of the school year

Coach Earl Hansen, Palo Alto High School's Varsity football coach for the past 26 years, has announced his retirement.

December 2, 2013

Coach Earl Hansen, Palo Alto High School's Athletic Director and varsity head football coach for the past 26 years, has announced his intentions to retire after the current school year. Hansen told the varsity football team after the season ended in a 45-21 loss against the Saint Francis Lancers in the C...

Vikings fall to Lancers 45-21 in season ending loss

In the 2013 fall season, the Vikings fell to the Saint Francis Lancers 45-21 to end the season 6-6. The Vikings graduated 16 seniors and are looking to a young team to fill the graduated gaps.

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

November 30, 2013

Despite a strong effort, the Vikings lost 45-21 to the Saint Francis Lancers Friday night. In a true tale of two halves, the Vikings kept the game close in the first and second quarters, but could not hold on for the rest of the ride. A few bright spots included Keller Chryst (’14) and Eli Givens...

Football defeats Leland 54-24 in first round of CCS

Football defeats Leland 54-24 in first round of CCS

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

November 24, 2013

Looking to rebound from the regular season with a record 0f four out of nine wins, the Palo Alto Vikings’ football team solidly defeated the Leland Chargers 54-24 in the first round of the CCS playoffs Saturday night. Keesean Johnson (’14) and Malcolm Davis (’14) scored four touchdowns a piece,...

Football: Vikings fall to Los Gatos on senior night

Thomas Wilcox ('15) prepares to hike the ball in the second quarter.

Hayley Poore and Anna Dukovic

November 9, 2013

The 16 Paly seniors played their last game on the “Hod Ray” field tonight but fell short against the Wildcats 35-21. The Vikings came out to an early lead in the start of the game, scoring a touchdown on the first drive of the game.  Marcus Brown (‘14) caught a 55 yard pass from Keller Chryst ...

The Mount Rushmore of Paly

Anna Dukovic, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013

  Adrenaline rushing, hearts pounding, crowd cheering; it’s game time. With sweat dripping, players anticipate a single sound. Cleats grip the turf as players sprint across the field. The game takes way. As fans gather around to watch two teams face off, the focus is all on the players....

Vikings fall short to Milpitas 31-28 despite comeback

Paly players huddle during the third quarter to discuss plays. The Vikings came up short to the Milpitas Trojans, losing 31-28.

Sheila Subramanian and Olivia Scola

October 26, 2013

The Palo Alto Vikings’ football team fell to the Milpitas Trojans on Paly's Homecoming Night, Friday Oct. 25, putting their record at 3-4 overall. Despite their tough loss, head coach Earl Hansen recognized his team’s effort throughout the game. “I think they played their hearts out tonight;...

Vikings fall 42-39 to Wilcox Chargers

The Vikings fall to Wilcox 42-39 at the second home game of the season.

Maddie Kinnaman and Megan Valencia

October 12, 2013

The Palo Alto Vikings’ football team suffered a tough loss after coming up short against the Wilcox Chargers 42-39 on Friday, Oct. 11 in their second home game of the season. Despite the loss, coach Earl Hansen took some positives out of the game, including the skillful play by the newer members of the team. “I saw some of our young...

Davante Adams: The pride and the passion

FLEX  Davante Adams (11’) is quickly rising to the top as he has become one of the nation’s best receivers.

Gillin Chryst and Katie Foug

October 4, 2013

  Palo Alto High School graduate Davante Adams (‘11)  is no stranger to success. Adams, one of the top college receivers in the country, has had his share of hardships. This year Adams looks to prove just how talented he really is. Adams started playing football his junior year in high...

Vikings get blown out by Archbishop Mitty

Vikings get blown out by Archbishop Mitty

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

September 22, 2013

Unlike the rain that subsided midway through Saturday afternoon, the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs did not let up, blowing out the Vikings 34-14 Saturday night at Foothill College. Compiling an 80-yard drive that culminated in a 21-yard Keesean Johnson ('14) touchdown to open the game, Paly's quick start...

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