The Viking Magazine

Great Expectations

Great Expectations
The story of a new team, new coach, new quarterback and new era of the Palo Alto High School football program.
October 3, 2014

November 23, 2013; the Vikings are minutes away from half time against the Leland Chargers in its first game of the Central Coast Sections (CCS) playoffs and are winning 35-17. Keller Chryst (‘14) runs...

Brief: National Letter of Intent signing day ceremony

Brief: National Letter of Intent signing day ceremony
February 5, 2014

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...

Football defeats Leland 54-24 in first round of CCS

Football defeats Leland 54-24 in first round of CCS
November 24, 2013

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...

Football: Vikings fall to Los Gatos on senior night

Thomas Wilcox ('15) prepares to hike the ball in the second quarter.
November 9, 2013

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...

Vikings fall short to Milpitas 31-28 despite comeback

Paly players huddle during the third quarter to discuss plays. The Vikings came up short to the Milpitas Trojans, losing 31-28.
October 26, 2013

The Palo Alto Vikings’ football team fell to the Milpitas Trojans on Paly's Homecoming Night, Friday Oct. 25, putting their record at 3-4 overall. Despite their tough loss, head coach Earl Hansen recognized...

Vikings fall 42-39 to Wilcox Chargers

The Vikings fall to Wilcox 42-39 at the second home game of the season.
October 12, 2013

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,...

Vikings get blown out by Archbishop Mitty

Vikings get blown out by Archbishop Mitty
September 22, 2013

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...

2013 Football preview: Young team to fill graduated gaps

De'Antay Williams ('13) and Erik Anderson ('13) tackle an Archbishop Mitty Monarch in game last year. These two graduated seniors make up the group of 16 whose gaps the Vikings look to fill in the 2013 season.
September 5, 2013

After last year’s first round CCS playoff loss to the Serra Padres, the Paly football team looks to fill the gaps of its graduated seniors with both its returning players and new, younger additions to...

Brief: Paly basketball routed in first-round CCS loss

February 22, 2013

In the first round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) Open Division championship, the boys’ basketball team was defeated by Archbishop Riordan High School, 58-47. Missed opportunities and an injury...

‘E.J. Who?’

Starters Mathias Schmutz (‘13), Eilon Tzur (‘13), Aubrey Dawkins (‘13), Keller Chryst (‘14) and Aldis Petriceks (‘13) have led their team to a SCVAL title this season. Chryst and Tzur were key additions to the team last year.
February 22, 2013

On Feb. 25, 2012, almost exactly one year ago, the Paly boys’ basketball team lost a heartbreaker in overtime to the St. Francis High School Lancers in the semifinals of the Central Coast Section...

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