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Paly’s Baseball team crushed Saratoga at home on Wednesday with a final score of 10-1

Paly’s Baseball team crushed Saratoga at home on Wednesday with a final score of 10-1

Samantha Guillet, Design Editor

April 21, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Neither team scored in the first inning. However, in the second inning, Justin Hull ('16) was walked and was able to steal second base when Lawrence Han (‘16) got up to bat. Han hit a single down center field, giving Hull the opportunity to run home. Another run was made when Riley Schoeben ('16) ...

Vikings Baseball Drops a Close One to the Los Altos Eagles 1-0

Vikings Baseball Drops a Close One to the Los Altos Eagles 1-0

March 30, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

Despite a strong defensive effort led by pitcher Justin Hull (‘16), who had six strikeouts and pitched a complete game, the Vikings fell short of the Los Altos Eagles 1-0 in today’s matchup. Both teams started slow on the bats, but the Eagles quickly changed that. In the second inning Los Altos ...

Boys’ Basketball falls to Gunn 72-59

Lauren Koyama and Skylar Burris

January 30, 2016


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team (12-7, 3-4) fell to cross-town rival Gunn High School (13-1, 4-1) 72-57 last Friday on Quad Night at Gunn High School. This was the first loss the boys basketball team has had to Gunn since 2009. The Vikings’ started off the game slow, letting the...

Paly defeats Homestead at home on senior night, 45-7

Paly defeats Homestead at home on senior night, 45-7

Skylar Burris, Staff Writer

October 31, 2015


Filed under Top Stories

On Paly’s senior night yesterday the Vikings take a victory from the Homestead Mustangs 45-7. The Vikings started out strong with the first kickoff return by Eli Givens (‘16) of the game leading to a touchdown. Within the first 20 seconds of the game, Paly was already leading 7-0.    ...

Vikings fall to Los Gatos 42-20 in Homecoming Game

Vikings fall to Los Gatos 42-20 in Homecoming Game

Lauren Koyama

October 25, 2015


Filed under Football, Top Stories

After a slow start, the Palo Alto Vikings fall to the Los Gatos Wildcats during the Homecoming game this Friday 42-20. The Vikings suffered a rough start after the Wildcats scored just 21 seconds into the first quarter, gaining the lead 7-0. After the Vikings returned the ball, Paul Jackson III (‘18)...

Vikings fall to Oak Grove 46-7

Vikings fall to Oak Grove 46-7

Ryan Chang, Staff Writer

September 26, 2015


Filed under Football, Top Stories

  The Palo Alto Vikings were brutally beaten at home by the Oak Groves Eagles with a final score of 46-7. “We gave it our all. They were prepared and they really gave it to us. But we just got to come out next week and play our game” defensive back Ty Wilcox (‘17)  said. The Vikings...

The Vikings fell short of the San Benito Haybalers 49-34

The Vikings fell short of the San Benito Haybalers 49-34

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

September 11, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories

Taking the field after a hyped-up home opener, the Vikings battled against the San benito Haybalers, but were eventually defeated 49-34. After a depressing 33-0 loss in last years matchup, the team showed solid improvement and exceptional energy in tonight’s game. Just under ten minutes into the...

Vikings beat Sequoia in football season opener 54-28

Skylar Burris and Lauren Koyama, Staff Writers

September 5, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

  The Palo Alto Vikings defeat the Sequoia Cherokees 54-28 at home in their season opener on Friday night. “54 points is a great feeling,” Justin Hull (‘16) said. “We didn’t score that much last year so it’s great. It’s a great feeling.” The Viking started the game stro...

Baseball adds a win to record

Baseball adds a win to record

Priscilla Bell and Garrett Reynolds

April 23, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

On Wednesday afternoon, the Paly baseball team took on the Milpitas Trojans. The team came into the game off of a four-game losing streak. "We were sick of losing," Justin Hull ('16) said. "We came out better today and had better energy earlier in the game." The game started with Milpitas looking...

Boys’ basketball season ends in disappointing 2nd round CCS loss to Santa Teresa

Boys’ basketball season ends in disappointing 2nd round CCS loss to Santa Teresa

Maddy Atwater and Isaac Kasevich

February 26, 2015


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Paly Athletic Awards, Photography, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto Varsity boy’s basketball team’s season ended Thursday night after a 69-60 loss to Santa Teresa High School (San Jose, Calif.) in the 2nd round of the Central Coast Section Division 1 playoffs. Santa Teresa dominated the game from the start, thanks in large part to exceptional deep-ball...

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