The Viking Magazine

Girls’ lacrosse defeats rival Saint Francis with superior team play

Jordan Gans, Staff Writer

April 22, 2013

As the sun set on the Palo Alto High School lacrosse field, the varsity girls' lacrosse team battled against tough rival Saint Francis, winning 8-6. The opening whistle blew and Saint Francis quickly gained control of the ball off the faceoff, but it would be Paly’s Charlotte Biffar (‘13) who scored the...

Girls’ Lacrosse beats Menlo-Atherton 18-7

Charlotte Biffar ('13)

Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writer

March 9, 2012

The girls’ lacrosse team beat Menlo-Atherton Friday night by a score of 18-7. The game was a tale of two halves for the Vikings as they started slowly in the first half, but picked it up in the second. The Vikings started strong right out of the gates as Kimmie Flather (‘12) scored the first goal...



Hilda Huang, Copy Editor

February 29, 2012

photography by Scotty Bara Only in the 21st century do fingers get more exercise on computer keyboards than does the rest of the body “hunting” for food at the supermarket. Nike runs the slogan “If you have a body, you are an athlete,” but clearly, fitness programs for athletes need to target mo...

Northern California Surfing

Northern California Surfing

Scotty Bara and Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writers

February 29, 2012

The Palo Alto High School athletics community is notorious for its high pressure, stressful environment, and overly involved “tiger” parents.  With many of them CEO’s, lawyers, and venture capitalists, politics are not uncommon when it comes to youth sports.  With a tunnel-vision of succ...

Brief: Girls’ lacrosse eases past Saratoga on Senior Night

Viking goalie Gayle Schumacher ('11) scored her first goal on Thursday.

Brennan Miller

May 5, 2011

On Senior Night at Palo Alto High School, the Lady Vikes girls’ lacrosse team cruised to any easy 12-4 victory over the Saratoga Falcons. Charlotte Biffar (’13) led the team with three goals and was closely followed by Emily Benatar (’11) who found the back of the net twice. Only eight players...

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