The Viking Magazine

An Athlete’s Advantage

Steven Marinkovich and Peter Snodgrass

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 be very different for everyone, some may get into their school because of their sport, but then realiz...

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....

Wrestling takes fifth in the SCVAL tournament

Tara Lawrence, Staff Writer

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 Frick ('14) and Gary Hohback ('13) took first place in their division. Erik Anderson ('13), Eric...

Wrestling takes a beating from Wilcox, 51-21

Julia Saul, Staff Writer

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 pins. The rest of the points for Paly were by Gary Hohbach (‘13) at 160 pounds, Eric Oshima (‘16)...

Wrestling preview

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

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer

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 following the graduation of a talented class of wrestlers. The 2012-2013 team returns two individual...

Paly Football Preseason Preview

Annie Susco and Niall Patrick

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 from a scrimmage against Aragon and Woodside High Schools and interviews of several players and the ...

2012 Palo Alto football season preview

2012 Palo Alto football season preview

Rohit Ramkumar, Staff Writer

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) Open Division playoffs. The Vikings hope to improve on a 10-3 (6-1) record and rebound after losing ma...

Brief: All five wrestlers place at Lynn Dyche Classic

Charlotte Biffar, Staff Writer

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 participated, they all placed in their respective weight classes. Christian Lonsky ('12) was one...

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.

Alan Lamarque

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 last week by a score of 45-24, the Vikings hit the mat prepared to make up for the performance. “When we l...

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.

Emy Kelty

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 of the entire season. “If we [had] won this dual, we probably would have won leagues in d...

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