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A tasty lucky charm

A tasty lucky charm

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer

January 27, 2013

Let's admit it: when it comes to sports, we are all a little superstitious. But, when it comes to our beloved San Francisco 49ers, we are far and beyond a little superstitious. We all do what we can when it comes to helping the Niners secure their win, whether it's wearing that special Willis jersey...

Hansen: the man behind the mustache

Hansen: the man behind the mustache

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer

December 15, 2012

He is pretty hard to miss. Standing at 6 feet 1 inch tall, with dark sunglasses, a puffy mustache and a booming chuckle, Paly head football coach Earl Hansen has led the Vikings to 195 wins, four Central Coast Section titles and two California State Bowl Game appearances in 27 seasons. He was also name...

Earning their stripes

Earning their stripes

AnneMarie Drez and Josh Stern

December 15, 2012

Coming into the fourth quarter down 9-7 to the league-leading Mountain View Spartans, the Paly boys’ water polo team was on the verge of working its way back into a close game on Sept. 18. The Vikings scored to make the score 9-8 in the last few minutes, cutting the Spartan lead to one. The two...

The house that Harbaugh built

The house that Harbaugh built

Sammy Solomon and Jonny Glazier

December 14, 2012

Whispers circulated through the student section as the Viking football team took on the Los Gatos Wildcats; “Jim Harbaugh (‘82) is here.” Wearing a Giants baseball cap, the San Francisco 49ers head coach was sitting towards the top of the Paly stands next to his wife Sarah and high school fri...

Football season ends with 52-35 loss to Serra

Football season ends with 52-35 loss to Serra

Alan Lamarque and Zach Rizk

November 16, 2012

The Palo Alto Viking's football team dropped a 52-35 decision to the Serra High School Padres in the first round of the Central Coast Section Open Division Playoffs Friday night at Hod Ray Field. Paly struck first, late in the first quarter with quarterback Keller Chryst (‘14) connecting with running...

Vikings drop 56 points in win over Mountain View

Vikings drop 56 points in win over Mountain View

Zach Rizk, Staff Writer

November 2, 2012

Paly football brought an offensive show to Spartan Stadium on Friday afternoon, winning 56-28 and advancing to 7-2 (6-1 league) in a game where Justin Gates Mouton ('13) recorded three touchdowns and Matt Tolbert reached 1,000 yards on the season. On the opening kickoff, Justin Gates-Mouton returned ...

Football defeats Saratoga 51-34 on Homecoming Night

Football defeats Saratoga 51-34 on Homecoming Night

Rohit Ramkumar, Staff Writer

October 27, 2012

The Palo Alto Vikings football team defeated the Saratoga Falcons 51-34 on Homecoming night to cap off Spirit Week. The Viking’s offense and defense were the stories of this game, as they were able to bring enough firepower to defeat a Saratoga team that threw for over 400 yards. The Vikings were...

Vikings silence the Los Gatos Wildcats in 25-7 blowout

Vikings silence the Los Gatos Wildcats in 25-7 blowout

Josh Stern, Staff Writer

October 19, 2012

With defensive-minded San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh in the stands, the Paly football team (5-2-0) romped rival Los Gatos (4-3-0) 25-7, behind a stout showing from its defense. The Vikings were the first to put points on the board when running back Matt Tolbert (’13) dashed down the side...

Zoom: Kevin Anderson

Zoom: Kevin Anderson

Grant Shorin, Scotty Bara, Photo Editors

October 11, 2012

Palo Alto High alumni Kevin Anderson ('11) redshirted his freshman year at Stanford University. Anderson has become a key component in the special teams unit for the Cardinal's 2012 campaign. He also has made his mark with an increasing amount of playing time on defense as an outside linebacker in the...

Ripped and legal

Ripped and legal

Paul Bienaimé and Rohit Ramkumar

October 10, 2012

Last month, the sports world watched in awe as cancer survivor and seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong discontinued his fight against steroid allegations made by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). After an almost year-long struggle, Armstrong quit, effectively admitting his guilt in...

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