The Viking Magazine

History in the Making

Lauren Koyama ('17) dribbles in last year's game against the Titans.

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

January 8, 2016

Tonight marks a huge night in the Gunn-Paly extensive rivalry: Basketball Quad Night. All four teams (junior varsity boys and girls followed by varsity boys and girls) will compete against each other at Gunn’s Titan Gym. Girls varsity kicks off at 6:15 followed by the boys game at 7:45. If you are...

Boys’ basketball defeats Gunn 56-38

Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writer

January 12, 2012

The Palo Alto High School boys' basketball team defeated Gunn High School at home Wednesday night 56-38. The win improved the team to an overall record of 12-2. The Vikings struck first as Aubrey Dawkins (‘13) scored a tip in, off a missed shot by Mathias Schmutz (‘13). Later in the first quarter...

Paly wrestling defeats cross-town rival Gunn 36-31

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

Charlotte Biffar, Nora Rosati, and Nina Kelty, Staff Writers

January 7, 2012

The Palo Alto High School wrestling team triumphed over the Gunn High School team (36-31) this Thursday night at home. “It always feel good to be beat Gunn because they are our cross-town rivals, co-captain Nick Ortiz (‘12) said, “This is a big year for us because we are highly ranked in C...

Football thrashes cross-town rival Gunn, 45-14

Bj Boyd ('12) prepares to dodge an incoming Titan defender. Photo Credit: Scotty Bara

Scotty Bara and Charlotte Biffar, Staff Writers

September 24, 2011

The Palo Alto Viking football team (2-1) captured a win against cross-town rival Gunn High School (0-3), defeating the Titans 45-14. The Viking offense started the game with a 10-play, 66 yard drive into Titan territory, finished off with a Morris Gates-Mouton (‘12) touchdown at the 1-yard line. Ru...

Paly boys’ lacrosse trumps the Titans 13-3 after a slow first half

Gracie Marshall, Managing Editor

April 19, 2011

The Palo Alto High School boys' lacrosse team  (9-3, 4-2) defeated cross-town rival Gunn High School (5-6, 4-4) 13-3 at Gunn on Monday evening. Leading by just one at the half, the Vikings scored eight goals in the second half, resulting in a 13-3 victory. "A typical game against Gunn, we come out...

Girls’ basketball beats Gunn, 39-33

March 25, 2011

Palo Alto High School girls’ basketball defeated cross-town rival Gunn High School in a close 39-33 game on Feb. 11. The Lady Vikes got off to a slow start with only three baskets and two free throws to the Titans 15 points in the first quarter. Gunn had the first, second and third goals while Palo...

Volleyball Road to State: The girls’ varsity volleyball team jumped from Division II to Division I this season

Outside hitter Melanie Wade (‘12) defends the net against cross-town rival Gunn’s offense, one of her two blocks in the match. Wade had 11 kills and zero errors in the match which Paly won in three short games, 25-10, 25-10, and 25-12.

Sam Borsos

October 13, 2010

The gym was packed with excited fans and parents, decked out in white and green, hoping to witness volleyball history. Even a crowded set of bleachers with Palo Alto High School fans going ballistic for every point the Lady Vikes earned did not change the game. Intimidated by Archbishop Mitty's reputation...

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