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What if?

Josh Stern, Staff Writer

April 26, 2013

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...

Brief: Floreal takes two top-four finishes in track CIF Finals; 4×100 team finishes seventh

E.J. Floreal ('13) blasts to the finish line of the 100 meter dash completing the race with the first place time of 10.81.

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

June 2, 2012

Paly closed out its historic season at the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Track and Field State Championships today with two top-four finishes in the individual sprinting events. E.J. Floreal ('13) took fourth in the boys' 100-meter dash today in the sub-100 degrees Fahrenheit heat with...

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

E.J. Floreal ('13) blasts to the finish line of the 100 meter dash completing the race with the first place time of 10.81.

Nikolai Solgaard, Staff writer

May 26, 2012

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

Jayshawn Gates-Mouton ('13), Tremaine Kirkman ('12), and EJ Floreal ('13) race in the 100 meter dash. All three will continue to the CCS Semifinals meet.

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

May 11, 2012

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

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

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

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...

Boys’ basketball defeats South San Francisco 70-52

Boys' basketball defeats South San Francisco 70-52

Austin Poore and Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writers

February 23, 2012

The Palo Alto High School Vikings defeated South San Francisco, 70-52, Thursday. The win propels the team into the quarter-finals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs on Saturday. The Vikings started quickly with a three-pointer by Aubrey Dawkins (‘13), but South San Francisco promptly answered...

Israel Hakim in the Spotlight

Annie Susco, Video Editor

February 8, 2012

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

E.J. Floreal ('13) hangs off the hoop after dunking the ball. Floreal had 4 dunks on the night.

Colin Patterson and Alan Lamarque

February 2, 2012

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 ...

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