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Paly defeats Homestead at home on senior night, 45-7

Paly defeats Homestead at home on senior night, 45-7

Skylar Burris, Staff Writer

October 31, 2015

On Paly’s senior night yesterday the Vikings take a victory from the Homestead Mustangs 45-7. The Vikings started out strong with the first kickoff return by Eli Givens (‘16) of the game leading to a touchdown. Within the first 20 seconds of the game, Paly was already leading 7-0.    ...

Vikings fall to Los Gatos 42-20 in Homecoming Game

Vikings fall to Los Gatos 42-20 in Homecoming Game

Lauren Koyama

October 25, 2015

After a slow start, the Palo Alto Vikings fall to the Los Gatos Wildcats during the Homecoming game this Friday 42-20. The Vikings suffered a rough start after the Wildcats scored just 21 seconds into the first quarter, gaining the lead 7-0. After the Vikings returned the ball, Paul Jackson III (‘18)...

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Maddy Atwater and Lauren Koyama

October 20, 2015

Seven years ago, D.J. Shelton (‘08) was the only male on the Palo Alto High School cheer squad. Seven years ago, Shelton was the victim of daily verbal abuse, from being called a quitter because he no longer played football to being labeled as a homosexual or a pervert. However, seven years ago, Shelton...

The Vikings fell short of the San Benito Haybalers 49-34

The Vikings fell short of the San Benito Haybalers 49-34

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

September 11, 2015

Taking the field after a hyped-up home opener, the Vikings battled against the San benito Haybalers, but were eventually defeated 49-34. After a depressing 33-0 loss in last years matchup, the team showed solid improvement and exceptional energy in tonight’s game. Just under ten minutes into the...

2015 Football Preview: A New Physical Presence

2015 Football Preview: A New Physical Presence

Ryan Chang, Staff Writer

September 8, 2015

After a losing year with a record of 3 and 7, the Palo Alto Vikings are very hopeful for this upcoming football season. “Our goal for this year is to have a better year than last year,” Troy Henderson (‘17) said. The Vikings are coming into this season with a different mentality than last...

Football benefiting from new school wide athletic conditioning class

Football benefiting from new school wide athletic conditioning class

Steven Marinkovich, Staff Writer

September 7, 2015

Starting this school year, a new sixth period class has been made available by head football coach Jake Halas.  The main basis of the class is athletic conditioning, offering three class meetings per week to lift weights and even do some running As of right now, the class is heavily dominated by...

What’s Up With Powder Puff?

What’s Up With Powder Puff?

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

April 25, 2015

There are a few things Palo Alto Senior High School students look forward to throughout the year: spirit week, winter break, prom, powder puff and graduation. For the student body of the 2014-2015 school year, there is now one less event to look forward to. Yes, that’s right Paly, say goodbye to Powder...

Where He Is Now

Where He Is Now

Maddy Atwater and Isaac Kasevich

November 12, 2014

For top-flight athletes, one false step can bring injury. Some athletes are sidelined for minutes, some for games and some even miss whole seasons. But, there are a few cases through all levels of sport where an injury or health issue can end a promising career prematurely.  In just a few brief but...

The Viking’s fall to the Milpitas Trojans 47-7 on Senior Night

The Viking’s fall to the Milpitas Trojans 47-7 on Senior Night

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

November 9, 2014

Playing with all odds against them, the Palo Alto Vikings received a brutal beating on Senior Night this Friday to the reigning Central Coast Section (CCS) Division one Champions, the Milpitas Trojans, with a final score of 47-7. The Viking’s single touchdown was caught by Riley Schoeben (‘16)...

Fantasy Football Midseason Report

Fantasy Football Midseason Report

Isaac Kasevich, Staff Writer

November 1, 2014

Well, that was fast. It hasn’t taken long for the 2014 National Football League season to reach its midpoint, with 9 of 17 weeks in the books. While the playoff landscape of the NFL is still very much undefined, your fantasy football league’s should be slowly taking shape. In most standard, 10...

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