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Boys’ basketball clinches 54-52 win on senior night

Boys’ basketball clinches 54-52 win on senior night

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer

February 23, 2014


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Vikings secured a close win Friday night against the Los Gatos Wildcats 54-52. Paly honored its four seniors Matt Fogarty (’14), Keesean Johnson (’14), Noah Phillips (’14) and Clark Schmutz (’14) as apart of its senior night ceremony. “It was very exciting being senior night, especially...

Boys’ basketball tops Mountain View 47-35

Boys’ basketball tops Mountain View 47-35

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer

February 15, 2014


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Friday night, the boys’ basketball team defeated the Mountain View Spartans 47-35 after a hard fought battle. The Vikings were led by point guard Kevin Mullin (‘15) who had 28 points during the game. “[The team] was led by Kevin Mullin with 28 points,” coach Erik Olah said. “[His performance...

Boys’ basketball upsets Los Altos, 55-51

Boys’ basketball upsets Los Altos, 55-51

Sheila Subramanian and Gillian Chryst

February 6, 2014


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The boys’ basketball team won victory over the undefeated Los Altos Eagles on Wednesday night to advance to an overall league record of 5-2. “I thought that was the best we played all season especially on the defensive end. We got a ton of stops especially in the 4th quarter,” shooting guard ...

Brief: National Letter of Intent signing day ceremony

Brief: National Letter of Intent signing day ceremony

Zoe Bhargava and Katie Foug

February 5, 2014


Filed under College Sports, Top Stories

Today Paly honored eight of its senior student athletes who will continue playing their sports to the collegiate level. The ceremony took place in the big gym and included words from Athletic Director Earl Hansen and Principal Kim Diorio. “There’s a reason [these athlete’s schools] are so good,...

Boys’ basketball defeats Milpitas 66-56

Boys’ basketball defeats Milpitas 66-56

Zoe Bhargava and Maddie Kinnaman

January 11, 2014


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

On Friday night the boys’ basketball team dominated the Milpitas Trojans in the Vikings second league game of the season. The first quarter started off fast for the Vikings with Clark Schmutz (‘14) scoring a deep three pointer in transition off of a Milpitas turnover. Milpitas countered scoring...

Vikings fall to Lancers 45-21 in season ending loss

Vikings fall to Lancers 45-21 in season ending loss

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

November 30, 2013


Filed under Football, Top Stories

Despite a strong effort, the Vikings lost 45-21 to the Saint Francis Lancers Friday night. In a true tale of two halves, the Vikings kept the game close in the first and second quarters, but could not hold on for the rest of the ride. A few bright spots included Keller Chryst (’14) and Eli Givens...

Football defeats Leland 54-24 in first round of CCS

Football defeats Leland 54-24 in first round of CCS

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

November 24, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Looking to rebound from the regular season with a record 0f four out of nine wins, the Palo Alto Vikings’ football team solidly defeated the Leland Chargers 54-24 in the first round of the CCS playoffs Saturday night. Keesean Johnson (’14) and Malcolm Davis (’14) scored four touchdowns a piece,...

Football: Vikings fall to Los Gatos on senior night

Football: Vikings fall to Los Gatos on senior night

Hayley Poore and Anna Dukovic

November 9, 2013


Filed under Football, Top Stories

The 16 Paly seniors played their last game on the “Hod Ray” field tonight but fell short against the Wildcats 35-21. The Vikings came out to an early lead in the start of the game, scoring a touchdown on the first drive of the game.  Marcus Brown (‘14) caught a 55 yard pass from Keller Chryst ...

Vikings fall 42-39 to Wilcox Chargers

Vikings fall 42-39 to Wilcox Chargers

Maddie Kinnaman and Megan Valencia

October 12, 2013


Filed under Football, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings’ football team suffered a tough loss after coming up short against the Wilcox Chargers 42-39 on Friday, Oct. 11 in their second home game of the season. Despite the loss, coach Earl Hansen took some positives out of the game, including the skillful play by the newer members of the team. “I saw some of our young...

Vikings get blown out by Archbishop Mitty

Vikings get blown out by Archbishop Mitty

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

September 22, 2013


Filed under Football, Top Stories

Unlike the rain that subsided midway through Saturday afternoon, the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs did not let up, blowing out the Vikings 34-14 Saturday night at Foothill College. Compiling an 80-yard drive that culminated in a 21-yard Keesean Johnson ('14) touchdown to open the game, Paly's quick start...

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