The Viking Magazine

An Athlete’s Advantage

Steven Marinkovich and Peter Snodgrass

February 18, 2016

In this introspective piece, The Viking explores the college recruitment process for many Paly student athletes and their paths to becoming college athletes. The experience of athletic recruitment can be very different for everyone, some may get into their school because of their sport, but then realiz...

Brief: National Letter of Intent signing day ceremony

Brief: National Letter of Intent signing day ceremony

Zoe Bhargava and Katie Foug

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 Earl Hansen and Principal Kim Diorio. “There’s a reason [these athlete’s schools] are so good,...

Volleyball drops CCS championship to Homestead in four sets

Keri Gee ('14) prepares for a dig against the Homestead Mustangs. The Mustangs went on to win the CCS championship.

Ami Drez and Tori Destefano

November 24, 2013

“Lets go Paly, lets go!” a crowd of spirited Paly students yelled during the CCS girls volleyball championship to show their Paly Pride. However, despite the constant cheering and spirit throughout the stands, Homestead conquered the CCS Championships over Paly in four games. The Vikes were look...

Volleyball falls to Los Altos in three sets during final home game of the season

Volleyball falls to Los Altos in three sets during final home game of the season

Maddie Kinnaman and Olivia Scola

October 31, 2013

The Palo Alto Vikings’ volleyball team fell to the Los Altos Eagles during three sets on Thursday, October 31st. The game was the last home volleyball of the season, as well as the last Paly volleyball game played in the historic Paly gym. The Eagles dominated the first set of the game, beating...

Vikings volleyball triumph over crosstown rival Gunn in four sets

Vikings volleyball triumph over crosstown rival Gunn in four sets

Tori DeStefano, Staff Writer

October 16, 2013

The cheers of the Paly fans echoed throughout the gym as the Vikings defeated the crosstown rival Gunn High School Titans in four sets on Tuesday night. “It was amazing to have the stand full of people cheering,” Jade Schoenberger (’14) said. “That really impacted our game positively.” Paly...

Paly Volleyball conquers Los Gatos in their first league game

Claire Dennis ('16) jumps for a hit against Los Gatos. The Vikings went on to win 3-2 in their first league game.

Megan Valencia, Staff Writer

September 25, 2013

In a back and forth battle, Paly defeated Los Gatos 3-2 in their first league game of the season. “It was such a tale of two cities,” coach David Winn said. “From us sweeping them, to getting our butts kicked... It was a game of streaks.” Although the teams were evenly matched, the Vikings...

Volleyball upsets Presentation in five sets

Volleyball upsets Presentation in five sets

Clara Harrington, Staff Writer

September 11, 2013

On September 10th, Paly won against Presentation High School in a nail-biting match. Starting off the season with an intense match, Paly is satisfied with their performance. “Presentation is a good team, and it’s hard to take a set from them; let alone a match,” coach David Winn said. The tea...

Exceeding expectations

Keri Gee ('14) during a volleyball game between Paly and Sequoia. The Paly volleyball team (28-6) defeated the Sequoia Cherokees (22-7) in three straight sets, 25-22, 25-11, 25-20.

Jordan Gans, Staff Writer

December 15, 2012

The Palo Alto volleyball team has defied all odds. Winning two state titles in a row is a extraordinary accomplishment, but the team’s exploits this season are arguably just as impressive. According to outside hitter Becca Raffel (‘14), this year’s team, fueled by the Paly community’s skepticism...

Volleyball drops close match to Los Gatos on Senior Night

Volleyball drops close match to Los Gatos on Senior Night

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer

October 30, 2012

After an intense back-and-forth match on Tuesday, the Paly volleyball team was unable to top league rival Los Gatos, losing to the Wildcats in five games. This last regular season home game was the senior night for the team, and honored seniors Sophia Bono and Shelby Knowles, the team captains who have be...

Paly volleyball beats Homestead in three sets

PALO ALTO, CA-OCT. 11, 2012: Shelby Knowles ('13) spikes the ball to the Homestead Mustang's territory. The lady vikes won 3-0.

Jordan Gans, Staff Writer

October 12, 2012

The Palo Alto High School volleyball team beat Homestead High School in a very close game in which the Vikings pulled out a three set victory. The Vikes started off the game with a 3-0 lead but Homestead's strong outside hitters quickly countered. This set the tone for the rest of the set as the V...

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