The Viking Magazine

Palo Alto High School baseball coaches Dick Held and Dave Goldman model consistency, dedication

Mark Raftrey

April 1, 2010

At the end of a Paly baseball practice on a brisk Friday night in mid-March, there are three people who remain on the quickly darkening field when all others have left. All three are coaches, clad in green windbreakers, Paly baseball hats and gray baseball pants. The tall, wiry, mustached Dick...

Crash Course: The most dangerous sports

Mark Raftrey

December 16, 2009

There are a select few sports that most will never compete in because they are simply put, likely to cause pain, but cheerleading and golf? Seriously? Believe it or not, these activities that are often considered tame or not even sports at all can be unexpectedly dangerous. Bring your first-aid...

Shameem Jamil astounds many with her rapid progress in water polo


Mary Albertolle, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2009

Fog rose from the serene, untouched water's surface as the swimmers slowly marched across the pool deck, reluctant to end their summer. Step by step Shameem Jamil ('10) slowly joined the other players. The other sophomores gathered in a circle, reminiscing about inside jokes and memories from the past...

Finding the strike zone

Peter Johnson

June 1, 2009

The story of Paly’s varsity baseball team reminds one of the parable of the “Blind Men and the Elephant”. An old Indian tale, the “Blind Men and the Elephant” is a story about a group of blind men who all touch different parts of one elephant to learn what it is like. Because each person is...

There and Back

Hanna Brody and Lauren Hammerson

November 14, 2008

As the referee blows the whistle signifying half time, John Anderton, a junior at Palo Alto High School, runs off the soccer field, eager to play the second half. His green Paly jersey ripples in the wind, and his quick feet move back and forth as he weaves through the herd of other players strolling...

Boys’ basketball forfeits 15 games, CCS

Noah Sneider and Charlie Avis

February 16, 2008

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team’s season ended unexpectedly this morning as the Central Coast Section (CCS) forced the team to forfeit 15 games and their playoff hopes due to the ineligibility of one of its players. All the Paly boys’ basketball players and their parents were...

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