The Viking Magazine

Misfits vs. comeback kids

A young Giants fan catches the magic in his hat along Market Street during the Giants parade. More than one million fans lined the streets of San Francisco to cheer on the World Series champions on Halloween.

Chris Smith, Staff Writer

December 15, 2012

When the San Francisco Giants lost their first two home games of the 2012 MLB playoffs to the Cincinnati Reds, I thought their remarkable season was over in a heartbeat. Shortly after these devastating losses, I hopped on the crosstown rival Oakland Athletics’ bandwagon, as they looked to be in good...



Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

October 10, 2012

October is a month full of many great things: Halloween, Paly Spirit Week, homecoming and college football. But greatest of all, October means the MLB (Major League Baseball) postseason. For the San Francisco Giants and their fans, this means one thing: #OrangeOctober. “Together We’re Giant”...

Does $$$ really talk?

Does $$$ really talk?

Chris Smith, Staff Writer

October 10, 2012

The Oakland A’s have been a joke to many baseball fans in recent years. Some struggle to identify even one player on the team, which is part of the reason why the A’s are currently second to last in MLB attendance. However, this year the A’s have been playing the Cinderella role, with young, up a...

Boyd selected by Oakland A’s in MLB Draft

Boyd selected by Oakland A's in MLB Draft

Alan Lamarque and Spencer Drazovich, Editor in Chief, News Editor

June 5, 2012

Varsity football and baseball player B.J. Boyd ('12) was selected 139th overall today, by the Oakland A's in the fourth round of the 2012 MLB Draft. Boyd batted .507 this year for the Vikings, en route to a 27-7 record and Central Coast Section semifinal appearance. Coming out of the season Boyd...

MLB playoff predictions: Phillies’ pitching should have led the way

Austin Poore, Staff Writer

October 11, 2011

Come late October, the Philadelphia Phillies will be World Series champions (in hindsight maybe not, but I would like to present my argument anyway). No, I do not suffer from the chronic East Coast bias that plagues the media. No, I am not from Philadelphia. And no, I am not a Yankees, Red Sox or Brewers...

Wives of professional athletes and coaches at Paly

Tina and Steve Bono stand with their children Christoph ('11) and Sophia ('13) outside the Lambeau Arena in the team uniform. Steve played for the Green Bay Packers in 1997.

Emma Beckstrom and Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writers

October 11, 2011

While Steve Bono was playing in the National Football League (NFL), his wife Tina Bono was busy taking care of their two kids, setting up a lease on their house and the car, and finding a new gym to teach aerobics at. “I would do the physical work,” Bono said. In the same year that Steve Bono...

Column: can the SF Giants take the World Series a second time running?

Michelle Friedlander ('13) poses in Giants gear, hoping that the 2010 World Champs can make it to the playoff season this year.

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

September 7, 2011

 On Nov. 1, 2010 in Arlingotn, Texas, the San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers with a final score of 3-1 giving the Giants their first World Series Championship title in over 50 years. But after a year of changes in the line-up and different mindsets, can the SF Giants do it again, or was it...

All-Star Games

Photo illustration by Cooper Levitan

Michael Cullen, Columnist

March 11, 2011

As I sat on my couch with a bag of hydrogenated snack food and a tall glass of chocolate milk, I stared at the TV, puzzled. Julius Peppers, ferocious defensive end for the Chicago Bears, was lining up in his stance and bursting off the line of scrimmage as usual, but instead of rounding the corner...

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