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Walker Mess ('13) dressed in his Kenyon attire  practices his signature

Jordan Gans, Staff Writer

December 15, 2012

Palo Alto High School’s dominating athletics lead to many ahtletes committing to college programs. Many young athletes aspire to commit to the college of their dreams. Being committed is a badge of recognition to many athletes. It shows that they are good enough to play college sports and also allows...

Girls’ soccer surges past Gunn in first half 3-1

Girls' soccer surges past Gunn in first half 3-1

Shannon Scheel, Michael Strong, Columnist, Staff Writer

February 1, 2012

The Palo Alto High School-Gunn High School rivalry clearly fired up both of the respective schools’ varsity girls’ soccer teams tonight on Paly’s El Camino field: after a fast-paced first half, Paly finished the game with a 3-1 victory, the same margin that the Titans had beaten the Vikings by...

Girls’ soccer loses tough battle to Mountain View, 2-1

Shannon Scheel, Columnist

January 8, 2012

  Friday night, the Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity Soccer team (4-2-1, 0-1-1 League) fell to Mountain View High School (7-1-1, League 2-0-0) with a score 2-1. The game did not pick up speed until the second half, when each team scored their respective goals. Though the Lady Vikes have...

Winter Athlete Sideline Swag

Emma Beckstrom, Staff Writers

December 16, 2011

The Viking asked Paly Athletes how they keep cozy on the bench during those chilly winter games. The girls said: "It gets pretty chilly in the winter time, so I throw on a sweatshirt, some baggy-a** sweatpants, a parka, pull up those high soccer socks and an ear-warmer headband! Then I'm cozy" -Lil...

Brief: Girls’ lacrosse eases past Saratoga on Senior Night

Viking goalie Gayle Schumacher ('11) scored her first goal on Thursday.

Brennan Miller

May 5, 2011

On Senior Night at Palo Alto High School, the Lady Vikes girls’ lacrosse team cruised to any easy 12-4 victory over the Saratoga Falcons. Charlotte Biffar (’13) led the team with three goals and was closely followed by Emily Benatar (’11) who found the back of the net twice. Only eight players...

Girls’ lacrosse defeats Leland, 14-5

Photo Credit: Paige Borsos

Marina Foley, Staff Writer

April 28, 2011

Palo Alto Vikings' look for a better performance and yet another win, 14-5, against Leland High School at home, Thursday night. “We definitely got the outcome we were looking for, since last time we didn’t play our best against them,” Vikings attack, Kimmie Flather said. Two early goals allowed...

Paly Team Locker Rooms

Alana Schwartz, Staff Writer

April 19, 2011

The time is 2:25 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. With 20 minutes until varsity lacrosse practice, Layla Memar (‘12) and Jordan Smith (‘13) embark on their trekfrom sixth period history, Paly’s northernmost class, to the Churchill parking lot at Paly’s southern end. They reach their cars, promptly...

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