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Paly defeats Homestead at home on senior night, 45-7

Paly defeats Homestead at home on senior night, 45-7

Skylar Burris, Staff Writer

October 31, 2015


Filed under Top Stories

On Paly’s senior night yesterday the Vikings take a victory from the Homestead Mustangs 45-7. The Vikings started out strong with the first kickoff return by Eli Givens (‘16) of the game leading to a touchdown. Within the first 20 seconds of the game, Paly was already leading 7-0.    ...

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Maddy Atwater and Lauren Koyama

October 20, 2015


Filed under Football

Seven years ago, D.J. Shelton (‘08) was the only male on the Palo Alto High School cheer squad. Seven years ago, Shelton was the victim of daily verbal abuse, from being called a quitter because he no longer played football to being labeled as a homosexual or a pervert. However, seven years ago, Shelton...

Vikings beat Sequoia in football season opener 54-28

Skylar Burris and Lauren Koyama, Staff Writers

September 5, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

  The Palo Alto Vikings defeat the Sequoia Cherokees 54-28 at home in their season opener on Friday night. “54 points is a great feeling,” Justin Hull (‘16) said. “We didn’t score that much last year so it’s great. It’s a great feeling.” The Viking started the game stro...

What’s Up With Powder Puff?

What’s Up With Powder Puff?

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

April 25, 2015


Filed under Columns, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Spring Sports, Top Stories

There are a few things Palo Alto Senior High School students look forward to throughout the year: spirit week, winter break, prom, powder puff and graduation. For the student body of the 2014-2015 school year, there is now one less event to look forward to. Yes, that’s right Paly, say goodbye to Powder...

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

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

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

November 9, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Football

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)...

Think Pink?

Think Pink?

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014


Filed under Columns, Football, Volleyball

You take a deep breath to calm your nerves, block out the rally screams and take in the Friday night lights. You’re nervous. It’s the home opener and you can’t quite seem to get those butterflies out of your stomach. You look left and right at your teammates and see a field of green, white and...

Vikings conquered by Chieftans 35-7

Vikings conquered by Chieftans 35-7

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Football, Top Stories

Even with a strong team effort, the Palo Alto High School Vikings suffered a rough loss to the Palma Chieftans with a final score of 35-7 under the Friday night lights of the football stadium. Paly’s lone touchdown came from Jayshawn Puckett (‘15) off of a 23 yard run in the fourth quarter. Justin...

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;...

The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining

Alex Murray

October 4, 2013


Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Football, Profiles, Top Stories

Looking around the walls of the weight room, anyone would find things they would expect in a gym: posters detailing the perfect technique for doing shoulder presses, the names of some recent and not-so-recent students who have benched about 300 pounds, even mirrors for spotting the flaw in your bicep...

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