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Final Drive

Final Drive

At the end of the school year, football coach and athletic director Earl Hansen will retire from Palo Alto High School. Over Hansen's 26 years of coaching football at Paly, he has led the Vikings to over 200 wins, four Central Coast Section (CCS) titles and two state championship games. In 2010 he led the Viking's to a 15-13 win over Centennial High School in the CIF State Championship game.
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...

One of the straightaways on the Paly track sits unused late in the day. During the summer, workers resurfaced the track and finished jump pits, completing the football stadium remodel.

Stadium renewal pleases athletes and coaches alike

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer September 5, 2013

Work crews at Paly finished remodeling the football stadium this summer, completing the work that began near the start of last year, and was voted on back in 2008 as part of Palo Alto Unified School District's...

Girls’ and Boys’ track and field overpower Los Altos

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer March 27, 2013

Paly girls' track and field smashed Los Altos 89-33 Tuesday afternoon, and the boys clenched a nail-biter, 65-62. Although the meet is considered home for the Vikings, it took place at Los Altos due to...

Beneath the surface

Beneath the surface

Kevin Dukovic , Jacob Lauing, and Nora Rosati November 18, 2011

“HE’S-A-WHITE-GUY! HE’S-A-WHITE-GUY!” a large block of seniors vehemently chanted after Holger Thorup (‘12) dunked during the gym rally on the fourth day of Spirit Week. The chant was directed...

Paly’s Competitive Edge-ucators

Jack Smale March 11, 2011

Some students see their teachers as one-dimensional figures, administers of knowledge and the occasional discipline. However, not so long ago, some teachers were student-athletes, just like the majority...

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