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Summer cut short

Summer cut short

Annemarie Drez, Staff writer

October 10, 2012

Would anyone rather spend seven hours in a classroom than enjoy the late summer weather? Probably not.  A shortened 2012 summer meant less time for students to relax, hang out with friends or get their tans on. However, there is another side to the abridged summer. Aside from the loss of time to r...

Numbers don’t lie: How the Paly Sports Boosters distributes its funding

Numbers don’t lie: How the Paly Sports Boosters distributes its funding

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer

October 10, 2012

University of Alabama table tennis. USC bowling. Ohio State badminton. Heard of any of these teams? Probably not. Heard of their football teams? Probably a different story. Since football’s popularity took off in the first half of the 20th century, schools in the United States have often seemed...

Fresh out of Luck

Fresh out of Luck

Josh Stern, Staff Writer

October 10, 2012

Before Stanford played USC, I was ready to write a long column on all the ways the Cardinal needed to step up in order to repeat the success of previous seasons. After its first two games, Stanford seemed like it wouldn't be able to win against a decent team. But as I stormed the field with the re...

Football drops home opener to Archbishop Mitty, 27-28

Football drops home opener to Archbishop Mitty, 27-28

Zach Rizk, Josh Stern, Staff Writers

September 14, 2012

The Vikings opened up their first home game of the 2012 season with a 27-28 loss to Archbishop Mitty high school. After Mitty scored the night’s first touchdown, Paly responded with a short touchdown run from running back Matt Tolbert (‘13), after defensive back Andrew Frick ('14) recovered a secon...

The great debate: Should NFL teams play their starters in the preseason?

The great debate: Should NFL teams play their starters in the preseason?

Jonny Glazier, Austin Poore, Columnist, Features Editor

September 3, 2012

Throughout the NFL preseason, teams are faced with the difficult decision regarding how much they should play their stars, if at all, in the meaningless warm-up games. The issue has spawned heated debate among analysts, fans and even Viking staffers whose strong opinions differ regarding this complex ...

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...

Paly sports back in action

Paly sports back in action

Spencer Drazovich, News Editor

August 22, 2012

As mid-August rolls around Paly's fall sports are officially in full swing. A large crop of new freshman athletes bolster young rosters and give Paly sports fans hope for continued success in coming years. However, for the 2012 season expectations have never been so high for many teams. With the introduction...

Back in the Box

Back in the Box

Sam Borsos and Jacob Lauing, Managing Editors

April 23, 2012

Baseball is a game of adjustments. A flyout teaches a hitter to stay on top of the ball. A walk does not discourage a pitcher from pounding the strike zone on the next at-bat, it drives him to try even harder. A baseball player is considered great for getting a hit just thirty percent of the time. Even...

Silence in the Stands

Silence in the Stands

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012

When varsity football and lacrosse player Gabe Landa (‘12) runs onto the football field the adrenaline and excitement kicks in as he sees students, parents and staff members in the stands.Four months later, as lacrosse starts, Landa runs onto the field and looks at the stands. They are almost empty....

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