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Cross-country finishes second in city championship behind Gunn

Cross-country finishes second in city championship behind Gunn

Anna Dukovic, Staff Writer

October 31, 2013

The Paly girls’ and boys’ cross-country teams finished second in the city championship at Gunn this afternoon. The Lady Vikes beat Castilleja 43-78; however, Gunn came out on top with a total of 21 points. The boys’ team lost to Gunn 21-28 points. Despite the loss, the Paly boy’s team took...

Vikings fall short to Milpitas 31-28 despite comeback

Paly players huddle during the third quarter to discuss plays. The Vikings came up short to the Milpitas Trojans, losing 31-28.

Sheila Subramanian and Olivia Scola

October 26, 2013

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;...

Vikings fall 42-39 to Wilcox Chargers

The Vikings fall to Wilcox 42-39 at the second home game of the season.

Maddie Kinnaman and Megan Valencia

October 12, 2013

The Palo Alto Vikings’ football team suffered a tough loss after coming up short against the Wilcox Chargers 42-39 on Friday, Oct. 11 in their second home game of the season. Despite the loss, coach Earl Hansen took some positives out of the game, including the skillful play by the newer members of the team. “I saw some of our young...

Bringing Their “A+” Game

Craig Bark (number 11) races alongside Mike Miranda in 1982. Bark raced bicycle motocross for four years, traveling across the country and internationally for competitions.

Ido Gal and Anna Dukovic

October 4, 2013

  Sitting in a small wooden desk in a Paly classroom listening to a teacher, one would normally focus on the words coming out of the teacher’s mouth. A student might focus so much energy on doing well in a class that they take little time to think about who their teachers really are, and who they were. Looking up at a ...

The Silver Lining

Steve Silver ('78) playing against Gunn. The Vikings would go on to win the City Championship in 1978.

Alex Murray

October 4, 2013

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...

Girls’ varsity water polo coach resigns

Girls' varsity water polo coach resigns

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer

September 26, 2013

Former varsity girls' water polo coach Danny Dye resigned following the 8-3 loss to Saratoga this Thursday afternoon. He announced that he was leaving in a team meeting following the game. "I think that Danny is a very compassionate man and I really respect his decision to do what he thought was best...

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...

Vikings get blown out by Archbishop Mitty

Vikings get blown out by Archbishop Mitty

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

September 22, 2013

Unlike the rain that subsided midway through Saturday afternoon, the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs did not let up, blowing out the Vikings 34-14 Saturday night at Foothill College. Compiling an 80-yard drive that culminated in a 21-yard Keesean Johnson ('14) touchdown to open the game, Paly's quick start...

Paly girls’ tennis breezes through Mountain View, 6-1

Alex Murray, Staff Writer

September 17, 2013

The Palo Alto High School girls’ team (5-0, 1-0) continued its undefeated streak after its dominant performance against Mountain View, finishing 6-1. Team captain and no. 1 singles player Aashli Budhiraja (‘14)  won in straight sets (6-2,6-0), despite an interfering wind that other players atte...

Girls’ tennis preview: Same team, new enthusiasm

Elena Chavez ('14) returns a serve during practice as her team prepares for the Santa Catalina Invitational Tournament.

Megan Valencia, Staff Writer

September 5, 2013

Unlike many of the other fall sports, girls' tennis has always been an individual sport. However, this year the new Paly varsity girls’ tennis players look to play effectively together, rostering a number of critical veteran and new players. “We do have some new players, but we are still really...

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