The Viking Magazine

49ers team store opens at Town and Country

49ers team store opens at Town and Country

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

October 13, 2012

Dear Paly 49ers fans, the day has finally come. At 10am on this sunny Saturday morning, the very first 49ers retail store opened its doors to eager niner fans from near and far. Located next to Douce France, the store will be up and running through the remainder of the football season. The grand...

Girls’ cross-country places 10th at the Stanford Invitational meet

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

September 29, 2012

The Palo Alto High School girls’ cross-country team placed 10th out of 27 teams in the Stanford Invitational meet’s 5-kilometer race. Co-captain Nora Rosati ('13) maintained an average mile time of 6:28 throughout the race, finishing 31st out of the 196 runners with a total time of 20:05. Chika ...

Girls’ tennis: Same team, same coach but a new season

Girls’ tennis: Same team, same coach but a new season

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

September 6, 2012

Unlike some of Paly's other fall athletic teams, varsity girls' tennis has the luxury of a very close-knit team and experienced coach. Head coach Andy Harader has returned for another year with the team, which is essentially still comprised of the same players from last year. The one open spot on...

Girls’ water polo season preview

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

September 4, 2012

After advancing to the second round of the Central Coast Section Championships (CCS) last year, the girls’ water polo team hopes to improve on a 9-6 league record and to reappear at CCS. With the loss of leading scorers Shannon Scheel (‘12) and Stanford recruit Skylar Dorosin (‘12), the team lo...

Girls cross-country places second at Gunn High School alumni meet

Girls cross-country places second at Gunn High School alumni meet

Paul Bienaime, Staff Writer

August 30, 2012

The Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity cross-country team placed second of four teams at the Gunn High School alumni meet this afternoon. Nora Rosati (‘13) placed first for the Lady Vikes and second overall, finishing the race with a time of 13:07, a 6:01 mile pace. Following Rosati was Katie Foug (‘15), who...

Female team of the year: Volleyball

Female team of the year: Volleyball

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

June 1, 2012

Winning a State Championship is an arduous task that requires discipline, focus, determination and strong team chemistry. For most schools, it is an extremely rare feat to win one title and it could take decades to win another. But for Paly athletics, expectations can always be exceeded. After a remarkable 2011-201...

Baseball defeats Wilcox 3-2

Baseball defeats Wilcox 3-2

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

May 4, 2012

Palo Alto High School’s baseball team triumphed over Wilcox 3-2 today at Paly in the first round of the league tournament. The Vikings won the series two games to one and will now advance to the championship next week. Kevin Kannappan (’12) started on the mound for the Vikings and struck out the...

Brief: Boys’ tennis advances to second round of CCS

Brief: Boys’ tennis advances to second round of CCS

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

May 2, 2012

The boys’ tennis team defeated Harker 14-4 in the first round of CCS today. As of last year, the tournament’s format changed so that the top three singles players will play three sets - one against each of the other team’s singles players. The doubles teams also play a total of three sets. Paly’s singles players...

The elements of chemistry

The elements of chemistry

Sammy Solomon, News Editor

April 20, 2012

At a lacrosse practice last spring, Walker Mees (‘13) watched as two of his teammates hacked at each other with their lacrosse sticks - at first just aggressive play. The checks escalated into hard hits and a later, a full on fistfight. The other players just stared at their so-called teammates and let...

Boys’ tennis squeezes past Sacred Heart 4-3

Boys’ tennis squeezes past Sacred Heart 4-3

Sammy Solomon, Staff Writer

April 18, 2012

The boys’ varsity tennis team defeated Sacred Heart Prep in a tight 4-3 match at home today. With a quick win by number one singles player Nicky Hu ('12) 6-0, 6-1, the Vikings were off to a solid start. Paly was able to increase their lead with a win from number three singles player Austin Leung...

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