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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Meredith Kinnaman and Alys Olmstead

October 3, 2014


Filed under Features, Top Stories

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 to the sideline to get the play call from head coach Earl Hansen. Before jogging back out onto the ...

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,...

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 short to Milpitas 31-28 despite comeback

Vikings fall short to Milpitas 31-28 despite comeback

Sheila Subramanian and Olivia Scola

October 26, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

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 his team’s effort throughout the game. “I think they played their hearts out tonight;...

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...

2013 Football preview: Young team to fill graduated gaps

2013 Football preview: Young team to fill graduated gaps

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer

September 5, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

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 the team. In addition to new players, the Vikings will also be playing in a newly built stadium, whi...

Brief: Paly basketball routed in first-round CCS loss

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer

February 22, 2013


Filed under Basketball - Boys

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 to starting center Keller Chryst (‘14) culminated in a tough loss for the Vikings. “We had...

‘E.J. Who?’

‘E.J. Who?’

Julia Saul and Audrey DeBruine

February 22, 2013


Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

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 (CCS) Division II championship tournament. This was the last game Israel Hakim (‘12), the team’s seco...

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