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Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

The four seniors Corey Bicknell ('15), Kevin Mullin ('15), Jonny Rojahn ('15) and Alex Dees ('15) smile big on senior night as they prepare to to play in their last season home game ever.

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

February 8, 2015

Boys’ basketball protected their own court in their senior night game against cross town rival Gunn High School with a 17 point win 71-54. The graduating seniors, Corey Bicknell (‘15), Alex Dees (‘15), Kevin Mullin (‘15) and Jonny Rojahn (‘15) stepped up despite the contest not being a league...

Boys’ basketball suffers tough loss to Los Gatos Wildcats 64-59

Kevin Mullin (`15) drives towards the rim during the fourth quarter of Paly's loss to Los Gatos.

Daniel Douty, Staff Writer

January 27, 2015

Paly started out the game strong, pushing ahead to a 9-3 lead in the first few minutes of the game. Kevin Mullin (`15) came out of the gate strong, scoring the Vikings’ first five points and making a couple of steals early on. That trend would continue for the rest of the half and throughout the game....

Boys’ basketball falls to the Homestead Mustangs 58-43

Boys' basketball falls to the Homestead Mustangs 58-43

Gillian Chryst and Zoe Bhargava

January 24, 2015

The boys’ basketball team kicked off Friday night with a big audience in the Paly gym as they faced the Homestead Mustangs. The Vikings fell to the Mustangs 58-43, making the game was the team’s first league loss. The Vikings were five for 28 from the three-point line and were disappointed in their...

The Viking’s fall to the Milpitas Trojans 47-7 on Senior Night

The six senior football players, six cheer and dance seniors, and their families pose for pictures in honor of their four years of commitment to Paly.

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

November 9, 2014

Playing with all odds against them, the Palo Alto Vikings received a brutal beating on Senior Night this Friday to the reigning Central Coast Section (CCS) Division one Champions, the Milpitas Trojans, with a final score of 47-7. The Viking’s single touchdown was caught by Riley Schoeben (‘16)...

The Vikings fall 20-19 in a nail-biter against the Wilcox Chargers

Paly lines up for a two-point conversion late in the fourth quarter. The Vikings failed to gain the two points and lost by one point against the Wilcox Chargers.

Daniel Douty, Staff Writer

October 4, 2014

The Palo Alto Vikings lost 20-19 to the Wilcox Chargers at Paly on Friday night after mounting a fourth quarter comeback, only to fall short on a potential game winning two-point conversion. Paly was led by very strong performances from star players such as running back Jayshawn Puckett (‘15) and...

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Meredith Kinnaman and Alys Olmstead

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

Vikings overpowered by Monarchs 55-14 in home opener

Vikings overpowered by Monarchs 55-14 in home opener

Rowan McEvoy, Editor-In-Chief

September 20, 2014

Despite a strong effort, the Palo Alto High School Vikings were soundly defeated by the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs to the tune of 55-14 Friday night under the lights at Paly. Paly's two scores came on touchdown runs of 11 and 22 yards by Jayshawn Puckett ('15), one of the team's few starting seniors....

2014 Football Preview: New coach confident in young team’s talent

In the 2013 fall season, the Vikings fell to the Saint Francis Lancers 45-21 to end the season 6-6. The Vikings graduated 16 seniors and are looking to a young team to fill the graduated gaps.

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

September 1, 2014

After a rough loss to the Saint Francis Lancers in the second round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs last year, the Palo Alto High School football team remains confident as it looks to win a league title despite the team’s youth and lack of depth. “We are excited, I’m excited. I’m...

Football: Vikings fall to Los Gatos on senior night

Thomas Wilcox ('15) prepares to hike the ball in the second quarter.

Hayley Poore and Anna Dukovic

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 on the first drive of the game.  Marcus Brown (‘14) caught a 55 yard pass from Keller Chryst ...

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