The Viking Magazine

An Athlete’s Advantage

February 18, 2016

In this introspective piece, The Viking explores the college recruitment process for many Paly student athletes and their paths to becoming college athletes. The experience of athletic recruitment can...

Final Drive

Final Drive
At the end of the school year, football coach and athletic director Earl Hansen will retire from Palo Alto High School. Over Hansen's 26 years of coaching football at Paly, he has led the Vikings to over 200 wins, four Central Coast Section (CCS) titles and two state championship games. In 2010 he led the Viking's to a 15-13 win over Centennial High School in the CIF State Championship game.
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...

Wrestling takes fifth in the SCVAL tournament

February 12, 2013

Paly wrestlers battled it out this weekend at the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) finals, scoring fifth overall. Six of the wrestlers placed in SCVALS and will compete in CCS. Both Andrew...

Wrestling takes a beating from Wilcox, 51-21

January 24, 2013

The Paly wrestling team was dominated by Wilcox in an away meet on January 24th, resulting in a final score of 51-21. Erik Anderson (‘13) at 182 pounds and Jordan Gans (‘14) at 170 pounds both had...

Wrestling preview

Erik Anderson ('13) pins his opponent in a dual meet last year. Anderson will lead the team as well seasoned captain.
November 28, 2012

The Paly wrestling team is coming off a successful 2011-2012 campaign which culminated with a fourth place finish at the Central Coast Section (CCS) Championship tournament. They will look to to rebuild...

Paly Football Preseason Preview

August 31, 2012

Are you excited for the 2012-2013 high school football season? The Viking sure is! This video is a preseason preview of what Palo Alto High School's football has to offer us this year. It consists of footage...

2012 Palo Alto football season preview

2012 Palo Alto football season preview
August 30, 2012

Two years removed from its state championship, the Palo Alto Vikings football team will look to bounce back from last year's loss to Bellarmine in the semifinals of the Central Coast Section (CCS)...

Brief: All five wrestlers place at Lynn Dyche Classic

December 19, 2011

Two Palo Alto High School wrestlers competed in championship matches this Saturday Dec. 17 at the Lynn Dyche Classic at James Lick High School in San Jose. Although only five members of the Viking squad...

Wrestling bounces back with 39-26 win over Cupertino

Jose Tochez ('11) looks for a hold around his opponent in a 39-26 victory over Cupertino Tuesday night.
February 1, 2011

The Viking wrestlers redeemed themselves after an ugly loss last week with a swift 39-26 victory over the Cupertino Pioneers Tuesday night. After losing an important match to Los Gatos High School...

Wrestling suffers a tough loss to Los Gatos, 45-24

Erik Anderson ('13) lost by a single point against his opponent. He was the last wrestler of the dual which ended with Paly losing 45-21.
January 27, 2011

The Palo Alto High School wrestling team suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the Los Gatos Wildcats Thursday night at Los Gatos, 45-21. The match-up was one of the most anticipated dual meets...

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