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What if?

What if?

Josh Stern, Staff Writer

April 26, 2013


Filed under Features, Top Stories

If you ask basketball phenom E.J. Floreal (Laurence Dunbar ‘13) what he misses about Palo Alto, he’ll tell you about the Paly-Gunn crosstown rivalry: green and white versus red and black. The two schools exist in close proximity and relish clashing in a competitive environment. This kind of high-intensity...

Boys’ track and field makes Paly history winning CCS championship title; individual girls’ place seventh

Boys’ track and field makes Paly history winning CCS championship title; individual girls’ place seventh

Nikolai Solgaard, Staff writer

May 26, 2012


Filed under Top Stories, Track & Field

Boys’ track and field made history last night at Gilroy High School, winning Paly’s first ever Central Coast Section (CCS) championship title. The Vikings had a total of eight boys qualified to compete in this meet.  Paly was represented in the 4x100-meter relay, the 4x400-meter relay, the 100 and...

Boys’ track and field place first at SCVAL qualifier meet; girls’ place fourth

Boys’ track and field place first at SCVAL qualifier meet; girls’ place fourth

Nora Rosati, Nikolai Solgaard, Editor-in-Chief, Staff Writer

May 11, 2012


Filed under Top Stories, Track & Field

Boys’ and girls’ track and field competed at the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) qualifier meet this Friday at Santa Clara High School. Boys’ placed first with a 57 point lead over 13 other teams; girls’ placed fourth with 41 points. The boys’ began with a win in the 4x100 meter...

Track and field dominates in the De Anza League finals meet: boys’ placed first, girls’ placed second

Track and field dominates in the De Anza League finals meet: boys’ placed first, girls’ placed second

Anne Hildebrand, Grant Shorin, Nikolai Solgaard, Nora Rosati, Staff Writers, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2012


Filed under Top Stories, Track & Field

The Palo Alto High School track and field team dominated the De Anza League finals meet today at the Los Altos track. The boys’ placed first overall with a total of 193 points; the girls’ placed second with 79 points. Nine meet records were broken between the girls’ and boys’ team. The boys’...

Boys’ track and field beats Mountain View

Nora Rosati, Staff Writer

March 15, 2012


Filed under Track & Field

Paly boys’ varsity beat Mountain View High School today at the home track for the first dual meet of the season. The last encounter with the Spartans proved disappointing; the Vikings lost the 2011 dual meet. “This is our toughest meet of the year,” Lucas Brooks (‘12) said. The Vikings...

Brief: Boys’ basketball falls to St. Francis, 70-64 in OT

Peter Dennis, Columnist

February 25, 2012


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto High School boys' basketball team fell to St. Francis High School 70-64 in overtime in CCS quarterfinal play on Saturday. Following their thrubbing of South San Francisco on Thursday, the Vikings faced a tough matchup in the WCAL five seed Lancers. The Lancers, seeded third in CCS bracket...

Israel Hakim in the Spotlight

Annie Susco, Video Editor

February 8, 2012


Filed under Videos

Israel Hakim is a two year varsity basketball player for Palo Alto High School. He is an amazing athlete who has shined on the court this season, so we picked him for the Viking Magazine's "Viking in the Spotlight." A special thank you to Israel Hakim, Salina Gray, E.J. Floreal, and Aubrey Dawkins for...

Boys’ basketball stomps Gunn, 65-54

Boys’ basketball stomps Gunn, 65-54

Colin Patterson and Alan Lamarque

February 2, 2012


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School boys' basketball team (6-1) wiped out Gunn High School (1-7) 65-54, Wednesday night at Gunn.  After a close  first half, the Vikings jumped ahead closing the game with a 17-point win. Going into the game, forward E.J. Floreal ('13) understood the importance of playing a ...

Paly boys’ basketball beats Mountain View 51-48

Paly boys’ basketball beats Mountain View 51-48

Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writer

January 28, 2012


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team beat Mountain View 51-48, Fri.  night at Paly. The Vikings (5-1), broke Mountain View’s perfect in-league record, now (9-1). After falling to the Spartans 43-62 on Jan. 6, Paly was determined to comeback with a victory and that is exactly what they...

Boys’ basketball defeats Gunn 56-38

Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writer

January 12, 2012


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto High School boys' basketball team defeated Gunn High School at home Wednesday night 56-38. The win improved the team to an overall record of 12-2. The Vikings struck first as Aubrey Dawkins (‘13) scored a tip in, off a missed shot by Mathias Schmutz (‘13). Later in the first quarter...

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